Those who love slurping down fresh, raw oysters know this too well: a dozen (or just half) of great bivalves usually comes with a hefty price tag. That’s why we’ve set out to find places that offer oysters at a lower price than what they usually cost. Here’s where to get your oyster fix:
We know it’s a bit of a trek to get to this seafood establishment at Bukit Timah, but we’ll gladly travel for their dirt-cheap oysters at $1.50 on Tuesdays, available from noon to 9pm. Also ongoing through July 27 is the restaurant’s Oyster Festival, with over 20 varieties sourced from all over the world including Tsarskaya ($7 per piece), Coffin Bay ($4.50 per piece), Sydney Rock ($4.50 per piece), Belon “000” ($8 per piece) and Baron Points ($7 per piece).
There’s nowhere to sit down and slurp up at this wholesale seafood market (670 Geylang Rd., 6745- 1123, www.allswell.sg)—we’ll admit we’re cheating here—but who can resist getting fresh, live oysters from just $2 per piece? You can have them shucked at no extra cost, too.
Slurp on a changing roster of Australian and Canadian molluscs at only $2—but only when you order a tipple from 5pm to 8pm daily, limited to half a dozen per drink. Classic cocktails are $11 while martinis and beers go for $10 during happy hour and—the best part—the bar uses a gentleman’s pour for every drink, which means you get 45ml of alcohol instead of the usual 30ml.
Sourced directly from New England, Australia and New Zealand, the oyster selections here change according to the season. Get them freshly shucked at half price (U.P $45 for half a dozen, $90 for a dozen) daily from 4pm to 7pm and 10:30pm to midnight—perfect timing for a pre-dinner starter or a late night indulgence.
Have American and French oysters from Katama Bay, Gillardeau, Wellfleet and Black Pearl shucked on demand and served on the half shell with Champagne mignonette at 30% off from Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7:30pm. Housepours, beers and wines by the glass are also 30% off and there’s an $18 deal for a glass of Champagne plus a pair of oysters.
Oysters are 30% off its usual price at restaurant chain Paradise Group’s seafood arm on the best day of the week (TGIF, people!)—a rarity for Chinese establishments. If the outlet at Singapore Flyer seems out of the way, the same deal is available at its main branch (#01-01 Swee Hin Building, 91 Defu Lane 10, 6487-2429, www.paradisegroup.com).
Go crazy with this season’s special of six oyster varieties from France, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand during 10 at Claymore’s daily dinner buffet, as well as Sunday brunch (this seasonal menu is available till June 30). Of course, if you prefer, other seafood choices are on offer as well, including Boston lobster and Alaskan king crab.
Not the cheapest of the lot—but this chichi spot’s great for post-work schmoozing with clients or a fancy date. Get a bottle of champers ($135 upwards) on Wednesdays for complimentary oysters (half a dozen). If you need something stiffer, go for their famed oyster shooters in Bloody Mary, Pistolla, Limoncello Balsamico and more at $8.