The Seafood International Market & Restaurant

Average: 3 (1 vote)

This seafood market-restaurant concept means you can pick out live seafood from tanks and let the chefs know how you want them prepared. You can find some pretty unusual seafood here and half the fun is gawking at the odd creatures in the tanks. Popular dishes include prawns stewed with Chinese red wine, razor clams steamed with Thai lemon and chili, lobster sashimi, and crab braised with Thai curry.

Since it moved from its old home down the road to the renovated East Coast Seafood Centre, The Seafood International Market & Restaurant seems to be a little overwhelmed by its competition. Although there have been diners the few times we’ve been past, the restaurant certainly hasn’t been at capacity as many of its neighbors have been.

Still, the food fares better than its popularity would suggest. Their point of difference continues to be the fresh vegetables, desserts and, of course, seafood—all on display and available to be hand picked and placed in your shopping basket and then cooked to your specifications. Everything tastes fresh and the availability of smaller serves makes this a good place for couples or groups that want to sample lots of different menu items.

We suggest you stick to the seafood since this really is their strength: Dishes like steamed prawns with garlic, braised broccoli with scallops, steamed red grouper and mixed seafood hor fun are all worthy and delicious menu items.

Stay away from the obvious menu weaknesses, like their crispy roasted chicken.

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Venue Details
Address: The Seafood International Market & Restaurant, #01-00 Blk. A, Playground @ Big Splash, 902 East Coast Parkway, Singapore, Singapore
Phone: 6345-1211
Area: East Coast Katong and Siglap
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Thai
Price Range: $$
Open since: February, 1983
Opening hours: daily 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-midnight
Alfresco, Reservation recommended, Parking available: at Playground @ Big Splash, Takeaway available, Late night
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