10 Best Chilli Crab in Singapore 2019

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By Vibrant Dot StaffChilli crab is a Singapore national dish that many locals and foreigners love. Although the crab is what we crave, the sauce is usually the main highlight of the dish, with steamed or deep fried buns (mantou) complementing it delectably.

Here are the 10 best places in Singapore to eat chilli crab.

  1. JUMBO Seafood Restaurant

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With their sixth outlet opened at Jewel Changi Airport this April, JUMBO Seafood has gained much love from Singaporeans since the opening of their first branch at East Coast Seafood Centre in 1987. Expanding its business all over Asia, including China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand, JUMBO is famous for using only the freshest seafood ingredients to cook its signature dish. The gravy has a strong tomato taste that’s slightly spicy and it is thickened with beaten eggs. Simply perfect!

Address: There are various outlets, please check website for each locations’ details.

Website: https://www.jumboseafood.com.sg/en/home

  1. Kelly Jie Seafood (Former Melben Toa Payoh)

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Initially known as Melben Seafood, this restaurant was rebranded as Kelly Jie Seafood in 2017. Although the Claypot Crab Vermicelli Soup is their most renowned signature dish, Kelly Jie Seafood surprisingly serves pretty good chilli crab too. The gravy is thick and sweet, but with a mild aroma. The dish is not too spicy, perfect for those who can’t handle spicy food.

Address: Blk 211, #01, Lor 8 Toa Payoh, 11/15, Singapore 310211

Tel: +65 6353 3120

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 4pm – 10.45pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 12pm – 10.45pm

Website: http://www.kellyjie.sg/

  1. Hua Yu Wee

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Since the completion of Singapore’s land reclamation project in 1970, most seafood restaurants were relocated to East Coast Park except Hua Yu Wee, which stays along the stretch to this day. This cosy and nostalgic place serves great seafood at affordable prices, especially its signature chilli crab dish. It is slightly spicier than other places, but it is guaranteed to be finger-linking good!

Address: 462 Upper East Coast Rd, Singapore 466508

Tel: +65 6442 9313

Opening Hours: 4pm – 11.30pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hua-Yu-Wee/168868969797523

  1. Ban Leong Wah Hoe

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Located at Casuarina Road, Ban Leong Wah Hoe imports their seafood daily to ensure the freshest ingredients are served to their customers. The crabs are enormous and meaty, and are stewed in a sweet & spicy sauce thickened with beaten eggs. Their chilli sauce has a mild taste, but it is well balanced and does not overpower the natural flavour of the crab. Not to forget the complementary toasty-outside yet chewy-inside mantou a perfect match! Do note that you might need to queue for 30 minutes during peak hours, especially on weekends, but it’s worth the wait!

Address: 122 Casuarina Rd, Singapore 579510

Tel: +65 6452 2824

Opening Hours: 11am – 2.30pm; 5pm – 11pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.chillicrab.com/home

  1. Long Beach Seafood Restaurant

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Creator of the original black pepper crab in Singapore, the chilli crab at Long Beach is one of the spiciest versions in Singapore. The high level of spiciness is what makes people crave for more. The crab is meaty and juicy whereas the thick spicy gravy is somewhat sweet and savoury, complementing the steamed or fried mantou. Don’t miss their signature black pepper crab. At Long Beach, indulge in a truly gastronomic and unique dining experience!

Address: As there are various outlets, please check their website for details

Website: https://longbeachseafood.com.sg/

  1. Uncle Leong Seafood

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With three outlets in Punggol, Jurong East and Toa Payoh, Uncle Leong Seafood serves larger than average crabs. Covered with Uncle Leong’s signature sauce and topped with oats, the crabs are perfectly cooked to ensure a burst of flavour in every mouthful. Don’t miss their signature ‘Shimmering Sand Crab Delight’, which has gained many fans since it was first introduced in 2002.


Address: As there are various outlets, please check their website for details

Website: http://www.uncleleongseafood.com/

  1. TungLok Seafood

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Ideally located at Orchard Central, TungLok Seafood’s chilli crabs are so juicy and perfectly cooked that the flesh does not stick to the shell. The chilli-based tomato sauce is slightly on the sweet side, but isn’t too spicy. What makes it special is the freshly squeezed orange juice that’s added into the sauce to give it a fruity tangy flavour.

Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #11-05 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896

Tel: +65 6834 4888

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3pm; 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)

Website: http://www.tunglokseafood.com/

  1. No Signboard Seafood

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Starting from a hawker stall in the late 1970s, No Signboard Seafood has transformed into a leading seafood restaurant chain in Singapore. The best thing about this place is that you can order their chilli crab with various levels of spiciness, according to your own liking. Do you know that No Signboard Seafood is the creator of the White Pepper Crab? This is the dish that has made the restaurant famous throughout Singapore; you must try it when you visit No Signboard!

Address: As there are various outlets, please check their website for details

Website: http://www.nosignboardholdings.com/home.html

  1. Red House Seafood Restaurant at East Coast

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As one of the oldest seafood restaurants in Singapore, Red House Seafood has been operating since 1976. In order to serve their customers with the freshest seafood, Red House ships their seafood from the North Sea, Indian Ocean and the Oceania region every week. There are three types of crabs available for you to choose from: Sri Lankan Mud Crab, Scottish Brown Crab and Alaskan King Crab, of which the first and the third are recommended for cooking chilli crab. Incorporating the essence of Malay, Indian and Peranakan flavours into their dishes, the gravy of their chilli crab is slightly sweet and goes well with the deep fried mantou. Definitely a must-try!

Address: Blk 1204, #01-05 East Coast Seafood Centre, S449882

Tel: +65 6442 3112

Website: https://www.redhouseseafood.com/

  1. Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant

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Established in 1956, Palm Beach Seafood Restaurant is ideally located at One Fullerton, where the Singapore River meets Marina Bay. With a fantastic panoramic view of the city skyline, indulge in a seafood feast you will never forget. Their Signature Chilli Crab is cooked with their chef’s secret blend of chilli and tomato sauce, a recipe that has been perfected over six decades. The price is on the higher end, but it is definitely worth it.

Address: 1 Fullerton Road One Fullerton | #01-09 One Fullerton, Singapore 049213, Singapore

Tel: +65 6336 8118

Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily)

Website: https://www.palmbeachseafood.com/

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