Where to get Delicious Crabs in Chinatown

Chinatown is undisputedly one of the top food havens in Singapore, offering a delicious variety of oriental cuisines that never fail to make your mouth water. Out of the huge selection of food to choose from, such as roasted delights, Dim Sum and hotpot, crab dishes are a must-try! Hop by any seafood restaurant to enjoy a well-cooked dish of every Singaporean’s favourite crustacean.

Chinatown Seafood Restaurant 八道馆

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Location: 51 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059212

Telephone: 6222 2224

Website: www.chinatownseafoodrestaurant.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chinatownseafoodrestaurant/

Opening hours: 12 PM–12:30 AM daily

With a name such as Chinatown Seafood Restaurant, you can tell that this seafood restaurant is undoubtedly one of the most famous seafood restaurants in Chinatown. Featuring both Sichuan and Singaporean style crabs, Chinatown Seafood Restaurant is the place for you to satisfy your craving for crabs!

Crab Song Seafood Restaurant 蟹老宋

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Location: 16 Smith Street, Singapore 058930

Telephone: 6225 0158

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xielaosong/

Opening hours: 11:30 AM–11:30 PM daily

Crab Song, also known as Xie Lao Song, is a popular restaurant that is frequented by both tourists and locals alike for special occasions and family gatherings, given the space they have for hosting functions. In fact, Xie Lao Song was voted as the best restaurant in the Chinatown in 2015. Their dishes include their various hairy crab dishes and their seasonal crayfish hot pots.

Ministry of Crab

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Location: 17 Smith Street, Singapore 058931

Telephone: 8874 6074

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinistryOfCrabsg/

Opening hours: 11AM –10 PM from Monday to Thursday, 11 AM –11 PM from Friday to Sunday

Ministry of Crab is a Muslim-owned establishment in Chinatown, serving halal-certified crab dishes that are freshly prepared on the spot. The folks at Ministry of Crab love their spice and make sure that every dish is packed with flavour! They are well-known for their Black Pepper Crab, which is coated with a thick layer of Black Pepper Sauce that resembles a paste.

Momma Kong’s

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Location: 34 Mosque Street, Singapore 059512

Telephone: 6225 2722

Website: https://www.mommakongs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MommaKongs/

Opening hours: 5 PM–10:30 PM from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday

The crabs served at Momma Kong’s are locally sourced and free from MSG. The restaurant has been featured in the 2018 edition of Lonely Planet’s Singapore Guid, under the Best for Crab and Best By Budget categories. Momma Kong’s signature Crab Bee Hoon Soup is a dish that is widely loved by customers, new and old. 

Mouth Restaurant 地茂馆

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Location: 38 Maxwell Road, #01-01/02 Airview Building, Singapore 069116

Telephone: 6438 5798

Website: https://mouth.com.sg/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mouthrestaurants/

Opening hours: 11:30 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM on weekdays

10 AM – 4:30 PM, 6 PM – 10 PM on weekends and public holidays

Mouth Restaurant is a Cantonese restaurant that serves not only seafood dishes but also Dim Sum, vegetarian food, and roasted delights. Mouth Restaurant is a popular restaurant for families to get together for afternoon tea of of course, seafood feasts! Mouth Restaurant is well-known for their Sri Lanka Chili Crabs, which will make your mouth water!


With so many seafood restaurants to choose from, Chinatown is definitely the place to go for a feast of crabs! However, during this time of uncertainty, we should be responsible diners by only ordering delivery or takeout meals.

Stay safe and healthy this stay-home season by allowing 8 Crabs to deliver delicious, piping hot seafood and zi char dishes to your doorstep. Our Sri Lankan crabs are freshly prepared by award-winning chefs, so that you and your family can enjoy delicious crab dishes in the comfort of your home.

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