Best Crabs and Crab Legs in Singapore You Need To Try Right Now
From local classics like chilli crab, salted egg crab and white pepper crab, all the way to more unique flavours like otak crab Chinese, garlic truffle crab, tom yum crab and laksa crab, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of restaurants you shell visit (pun intended) when you have that crab feast craving. Favourites like crab legs, Alaskan king crabs, hairy crabs, flower crabs and yellow roe crabs included!
Best crabs and crab legs in Singapore
8 Crabs - Best Crab Delivery Service with Unique Flavour Offerings
If you’re thinking of indulging in a crab feast with your loved ones, in the comfort of your own home, 8 Crabs is THE place to order your crabs from.
This award-winning delivery-and-takeaway-only kitchen does not only serve grade AAA premium Sri Lankan wild crabs air-flown in daily, but they also cook and deliver their crabs within an hour. Talk about fresh and efficient service! “Why wild crabs from Sri Lanka?”, you may ask. Sri Lanka is home to crabs that are generally of a larger and meatier variety and free from ammonia which is typically produced in crabs that are kept in captivity. So, we’re talking juicier, tastier and non-ammonia-smelling crabs! The team at 8 Crabs is so confident of the experience they offer, that they give a full refund (in the form of store credits) to anyone who isn’t satisfied with their order. How’s that for quality meal assurance?
As its name suggests, 8 Crabs specialises in 8 main flavours. The Singaporean classics include Chilli Crab, Black Pepper Crab, Steamed Crab and Salted Egg Crab, while their unique creations include Laksa Crab, Tom Yum Crab, Garlic Truffle Crab and Mala Crab. Fun fact: 8 Crabs was the first to come up with the now popular favourite in many seafood restaurants - the Laksa Crab. It is definitely a must-try if you’re a big fan of Laksa! Doused in a creamy and fragrant red broth cooked with lemongrass, galangal, curry leaves and coconut milk, the Laksa Crab unites the two Singaporean foods that are stronger together for an umami explosion that will have you going “Shiok ahhhh!”.
Apart from their crabs, their zi char dishes are also well loved among their loyal patrons! Be sure to order the prawn paste chicken, Yang Zhou Fried Rice, Signature Coffee Pork Ribs and Yam Ring.
8 Crabs. Order from their website now!
Long Beach Seafood Restaurant - Originator of Black Pepper Crab(and Delicious Crab Legs)
Of course, we had to include Long beach in this crab compilation. Familial, nostalgic and celebratory are some of the words that come to our minds when we think of Long Beach. The premium seafood restaurant has been serving Singaporeans local cuisine featuring exotic delicacies of the sea since 1946 and has built itself to be a household name close to many locals’ hearts.
Apart from its long-standing history and the feelings of nostalgia it holds, Long Beach is also best known for creating the classic local favourite – black pepper crab. A visit to Long Beach would be incomplete without ordering their crabs and crab legs doused in their signature black pepper sauce, a blend of aromatic black pepper, garlic, shallots and oyster sauce stir-fried over high heat. Sensuous with a kick of peppery spice and a hint of sweetness. Choose from a selection of crabs including the Air Flown Live Alaskan Princess Crab, Air Flown Live Alaskan King Crab and the Air Flown Live Dungeness Crab.
The Long Beach UDMC, located right along the East Coast is perfect if you’re feeling more of a casual, beach vibe. Let your hair down and raise a toast (or a crab claw and crab legs) to the weekend and indulge in a mouthwatering seafood feast at the alfresco restaurant. Visit their outlets located at Dempsey or Robertson Quay if you’re looking to treat your loved ones to a bougie dining experience with an atmosphere with finesse! Dine in the comfort of cosy, conditioned interiors and a serene view of lush greenery or a magnificent view of the Singapore River. Zi char doesn’t always have to be a sweaty affair, you know?
Long Beach, 01-04 East Coast Seafood Centre, 1202 ECP, #04 East Coast Seafood Centre, 449881. Phone (+65) 6448 3636. Multiple outlets including Long Beach Robertson Quay.
JUMBO Seafood - Best Chilli Crab in Singapore
One simply cannot forget to mention JUMBO Seafood when asked for restaurant recommendations for the best crabs and crab legs in Singapore. JUMBO has always been THE place to go for delectable chilli crab, since its opening 35 years ago. Customers rave about their Award Winning Chilli Crab and hail it as “the best chilli crab in Singapore… EVER”. JUMBO’s famous chilli crabs are generously doused with a spicy tomato gravy and is richly layered with egg. What sets it apart from other chilli crabs is the peanut sauce in the gravy, which adds creaminess and butteriness to the dish. Tangy, sweet, savoury and spicy all at the same time, we are sure you and your loved ones are going to love this. Those who can’t take spice well will appreciate this sweeter and less spicy version of the usual chilli crab!
Be sure to order heaps of fried man tou to soak up every last drop of this wonderful concoction on the serving platter.
JUMBO Seafood, Block 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08, East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449883. Phone (+65) 6442 3435. Multiple outlets
No Signboard Seafood - The Home to White Pepper Crab and Decadent Crab Legs
Our “best crabs” compilation will not be complete without mentioning No Signboard Seafood. . In the early days of No Signboard, the seafood restaurant was just a humble hawker in Aljunied, literally with no signboard. Back then Mdm. Ong Kim Hoi, the founder of the stall, managed to innovate the now famous white pepper crab dish and made it popular through traditional word-of-mouth advertising by her customers. Now, No Signboard has established itself to be a culinary treasure of crabs and crab legs for more than 4 decades.
The iconic white pepper crab features succulent crab coated in a gravy of crushed white pepper, topped with a chock full of sweet green onion stalks. The white pepper gravy exudes an inviting aroma to the senses, does not overwhelm the sweetness of the fresh and juicy crab meat. Trust us on this one, they’ve truly perfected the white pepper crab recipe.
No Signboard Seafood, 14 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389392. Phone (+65) 6842 3415
HolyCrab - Crab Claws, Crab Legs and a Crustacean Flavour Overload
Crabs are the main highlight of this restaurant. From green chilli crab, buttercream crab, salted egg, egg crab, otak sauce crab to Italian balsamic vinegar crab, you name it, Holy Crab has it.
The Green Mumba, is one of Holy Crab’s most unique creations. The dish is the restaurant’s alternative to the classic red chilli crab. This special flavour calls for 12 different ingredients, including green chilli padi, coriander, lemongrass, candlenut and mint leaves, giving the dish its mesmerizing dark green colour.
Another crab dish to look out for is the oOoOtak Crab, a otak-inspired flavour. Wok-fried with kaffir lime leaves, homemade sambal, coconut milk and eggs, the coconut curry of this dish is thick, creamy, rich and full of otak flavour. Definitely a must-try!
HolyCrab 13 Stamford Rd, #01-85 Arcade @ Capitol, Singapore 178905. Phone (+65) 8444 2722
Min Jiang - Best Hairy Crab Season Offerings
Min Jiang at Goodwood Park Hotel specializes in authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. If you’re looking for crabs with a Chinese flavour, Min Jiang offers live crabs at $18/100g.
Hairy crab lovers should look out for Min Jiang’s yearly hairy crab season offerings featuring a delectable selection of hairy crab dishes prepared in different styles, available as à la carte options and in thoughtfully curated set menus. Signatures from their past menus include the Steamed Hairy Crab with Glutinous Rice served in Bamboo Basket and the Steamed Hairy Crab, which showcases the natural sweetness of the prized crustacean’s succulent flesh.
Hairy crab season is coming up soon, so don’t sleep!
Min Jiang, 22 Scotts Rd, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221. Phone (+65) 6730 1704
Tung Lok Seafood - Freshest Crabs and Crab Legs On The Block
At Tunglok Seafood, crabs and crab legs are sweet and juicy with every bite because they are the freshest picks of the sea.
Their patrons’ favourite crab is a classic that never gets old - chilli crab. What sets their chilli crab apart from other chilli crabs is its addition of freshly squeezed orange juice in the chilli sauce! The tanginess and sweetness of the orange juice blends well with the tomato-base chilli and creates a moreish flavour that will make you feel like downing the entire platter of gravy on the serving platter.
Tung Lok Seafood, multiple outlets
Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine - Best Crabs in a Chinese Fine Dining Restaurant
Known to be one of the best Chinese fine dining restaurants available in Singapore, Imperial Treasure is a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant that serves the finest and most authentic iteration of Super Peking Duck and a vast array of authentic Chinese delicacies.
If you’re looking to feast on Alaskan crabs and crab legs with your loved ones, in a posh setting, consider Imperial Treasure. The restaurant offers its Alaskan crabs served chilled, steamed with Chinese wine and egg whites, steamed with spring onion and minced garlic, sauteed with egg whites and sauteed with salt and pepper. But, wait, there’s more. You will love the flower crabs and live crabs available, fresh and pure to truly indulge in the sweetness of succulent crab flesh.
The restaurant also offers yellow roe crabs with more familiar Singaporean flavours, such as salted egg yolk and Singaporean-style chilli sauce, all cooked with various methods like stewing, steaming, baking, deep-frying and sauteing.
Do look out for their hair crab offerings during hair crab season as well!
Imperial Treasure Fine Chinese Cuisine, 10 Bayfront Ave, L2-04, Singapore 018956. Phone (+65) 6688 778