Where to eat oysters in Singapore: The best seafood restaurants and raw bars for freshly shucked bivalves

Best restaurants for oysters in Singapore - Angie's Oyster Bar

You can find oysters just about everywhere. The best of the bunch, however, are served at these top-notch places around Singapore

Forget the myth that you should only eat raw oysters in months ending with the letter ‘r’. That adage is centuries-old (according to The New York Times), dating back — allegedly — to 1599, when it appeared in an English cookbook. Back then, there was no refrigeration, so oysters would spoil easily during spring and summer (months not ending with ‘r’). Plus, oysters typically spawn in warmer months, leaving them watery, soft and less flavourful. But today, thankfully, oysters are farmed in optimum condition or fished and imported from cool-water locations. Plus, Singapore’s strict food laws and guidelines means that we can enjoy oysters all year round. Here’s where to slurp them by the dozens.

Angie’s Oyster Bar

We have to start with this sky-high seafood bar, where you can have a variety of oysters at just $1++ a pop and Prosecco at $10++ from 6pm to 8pm every day during happy hour while stocks lasts to ensure freshness. Another must-eat is the mussels and clams served five ways, three types of mac and cheese, butter lobster, lobster roll and Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche.

Angie’s Oyster Bar
Level 45
Singapore Land Tower
50 Raffles Place
Singapore 048623
Tel: +65 6221 9555

Chihuly Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Named after famed American glass artist Dale Chihuly, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s gorgeous, glass-sculpture filled bar boast an impressive drinks menu that spans 24 pages, in which whiskeys and wines take prominence. And despite having a small bar bites menu, its food offerings are first-class, including some of the best oysters in town, served with ponzu dressing and lemon.

Chihuly Lounge
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799
Tel: +65 6337 8888

Culina
Start your meal at Culina with oysters and a range of fresh seafood

Culina

The bistro-slash-grocer, which reopens in April 2019, flies in various French oysters each week, and they are shucked on demand. Slurp them up natural with lemon, tabasco, Tetsuya’s oyster vinaigrette or chili lime dressing.

Culina 
15 Dempsey Road
Singapore 247696
Tel: +65 6474 7338

DB Bistro & Oyster Bar

Come for the famous New York-style burgers or the steak frites, but make sure to order the French and American oysters while you’re there. Head there early on weekdays between 3 and 6pm for half-off oysters and one-for-one Menabrea draft beer.

DB Bistro & Oyster Bar
B1-48, Galleria Level
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 8525

Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro

The seafood specialist’s largest outlet at Dempsey Hill is something of an institution, housing a yakitori; a sushi, sashimi and oyster bar; a bakery, a wholesale market and a florist, with indoor, alfresco and lounge seating. Its speciality is the Fish and Chips, but head here on Tuesdays for the freshest oysters (at 25 per cent off) and Sundays for the most succulent lobsters.

Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro
#01-01
Block 8D Dempsey Road
Singapore 249672
Tel: +65 6256 1103

Humpback

The oysters at this charming seafood-focused spot are some of the best in town and the kitchen does a bang-up job with shucking. It serves Hama Hama, Blue Pool, Fat Bastard and Sun Seeker oysters at $3 a pop during happy hour, which is all day on Mondays and Sundays, 5pm to 8pm from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and noon to 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Plates are small, and it’s recommended you order four to six dishes for two.

Humpback
20 Bukit Pasoh Road
Singapore 089834
Tel: +65 9772 9896

Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House

This Gemmill Lane stalwart peddles succulent bivalves and sturdy American dinner fare like a traditional chophouse. If you’re here for the great meat, go for the signature bone-in tenderloin au poivre, served with a peppercorn crust and mustard cognac jus. But before your mains arrive, start with, of course, oysters, which are sourced directly from the Eastern seaboard of America.

Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House
22 Gemmill Lane
Singapore 069257
Tel: +65 6221 4468

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Mo Bar

Enjoy the best of both worlds at Mo Bar, which recently launched a Happy Hour every Wednesday from 5pm to a very respectable timing of 10pm. Regardless of the type of Champagne chosen (Ruinart at $68++ or Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Champagne at $98++), you’ll get to enjoy a free flow of oysters. Slurp on New Zealand Pacific oysters, known for its plump and succulent texture and a sweet, creamy finish.The catch? Happy Hour runs for just two hours per seating. If that’s not enough to satiate your appetite for briny molluscs, you can extend the session for another hour ($48++ and $68++ respectively).

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
5 Raffles Ave
Singapore 039797
Tel: +65 6885 3500

Southbridge

This buzzy rooftop bar, perched atop a heritage shophouse along Boat Quay, offers stunning views of Singapore’s skyline during sunset, and a killer combo of solid cocktails and sweet oysters. Happy hours are on weekdays from 5pm to 8pm, during which Southbridge’s signature oysters, served in half dozens and done three ways, go for $20 and drinks start from $9.

Southbridge
80 Boat Quay
Singapore 049868
Tel: +65 6877 6965

The Black Swan

This glamorous steakhouse serves a grand menu of haute-comfort-food: generous chophouse classics, first-class seafood and a great wine list. The Art Deco-style institution also offers “the best happy hour in the CBD”, where house pours, house wines and draught beer are priced at $9 and choice oysters are from $3, on weekdays from 5-8pm.

The Black Swan
19 Cecil Street
Singapore 049704
Tel: +65 6438 3757

The Other Room

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s dark and sexy cocktail speakeasy is also a great spot for slurping oysters. On Thursdays, ladies will be served a complimentary oyster with every bubbly cocktail ordered, or a platter of oysters for every bottle of Champagne. Got late-night hunger pangs? The Other Room’s kitchen stays open every day until 4am on weekends and 3am on weekdays.

The Other Room
#01-05
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel|
320 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865
Tel: +65 6100 7778

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill

Pick a spot at the outdoor veranda and take in views of the Marina Bayfront while enjoying fresh, succulent bivalves — going for $10++ for three on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you dig a good Champagne brunch, The Pelican’s weekend feast (Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4pm) is where to go for free flow Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royal Brut Champagne, fancy small plates like lobster bisque, truffle fries, slow-cooked beef cheek, and more.

The Pelican Seafood Bar & Grill
#01-01
One Fullerton
1 Fullerton Road
Singapore 049213
Tel: +65 6438 0400

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