It’s said that consuming oysters involves an artful ritual. From the shucking of these sweet ivory sea creatures, to the anointing of sauces, to the layering of the downturned shells back on to the plate, every step determines whether or not you’ll enjoy these shellfishes.
This is why it’s not that easy to find a good oyster bar. Here are 15 great oyster bars that serve up fresh fare that you’d want to check out for your next oyster feast.
Oyster bars in Singapore you have to visit
1. Oyster Co.
Dive your tongues into absolute freshness as Oyster Co. serves up oysters at just S$1.99 each, all day, every day! Tip back shell after shell without qualms and marvel at the softness of juicy oysters hidden within such hardness at Oyster Co.
Offering value-worthy packages that come alongside options of Prosecco and Merlot to wash down the brothy taste on your tongue, Oyster Co. is also where you’ll get to explore a variety of artisanal flavours, from salted egg to mentaiko cheese oysters – all at an affordable price! Oyster Co. also brings to the table a selection of baked taster platters for sharing.
2. Bar on Chulia
Not only does this modern alfresco-concept bar offer great deals all through the week (read: one-for-one main course & free-flow wine on Ladies’ Night), Thursdays are also known as S$1 Oyster Nights!
Now you can indulge yourself without breaking the bank. Be sure to catch this deal after 5pm on Thursdays to enjoy one-for-one specials on all premium spirits as well – perfect for letting lose and unwinding after a long day at work.
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If you’re bringing friends who aren’t big fans of briny oysters, they won’t be making a wasted trip down town. Bar on Chulia serves up a delectable range of bar bites such as tempura squids, smokey chicken quesadillas, and mouth-watering truffle risotto, that would make a great lunch affair too.
3. The Other Roof
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With over 400 unique tea-finished spirits, The Other Roof is currently the first and only place in the world where all spirits are created in-house by the art of finishing, made possible by the trained hands of the team led by bartending icon, Dario Knox.
Indulge your senses in a glass of bubbly that comes accompanied with free oysters every Wednesday night. If you prefer enjoying these buttery sea gems over the weekend, check out the zesty Oysters with Yuzu and Ponzu or intense Oysters Smoked with Whisky Barrel Wood, that are permanent dishes on the menu for an extra kick.
The Other Roof has also just extended their S$1.50 All-day Oysters deal, so you can enjoy it from Saturday to Tuesday. We’d say this makes a darn good deal.
4. The Oyster Bank
Loud music, lively conversations, and lots of booze and food from the heart. If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, The Oyster Bank’s your crowd.
Kick back with a jug of lager to wash down the savoury denseness of plump, snappy oysters during Happy Shucking Hour. Enjoy half a dozen of oysters at S$2++ each with a purchase of any alcoholic beverage, any day of the week!
On top of that, enjoy Japanese food to fill your tummy, and let your tastebuds do all the talking with the offerings here.
5. The Secret Mermaid
Located in the heart of Raffles Place, The Secret Mermaid is a tasting room and cocktail bar featuring a large selection of gin, whiskey, vodka, rum, and more.
Besides its impressive range of alcohol, its Oyster Hour special is quite a hit as well. From 7pm to 10pm, enjoy firm, springy freshness at just S$2 per oyster and S$4 for flavoured ones with every regular priced alcoholic drink. Limited to half dozen per drink.
6. Teru Sushi
Teru Sushi has a loyal clientele and it’s not surprising why!
Perhaps best known for its sashimi boat and fresh oysters going for just S$1, this casual no-frills restaurant offers an authentic Japanese dining experience. What should you try when you’re there? Pick from its wide range of dishes from wagyu beef sets, Japanese bento boxes, refreshing beers, and even foie gras creations – all without breaking the bank.
This funky restaurant at Tiong Bahru draws crowd, so be sure to reserve a seat before you pop by.
Heighten your dining experience with LeVeL 33, the World’s Highest Urban Microbrewery, that presents an unparalleled dining experience, complete with one of the best views of Marina Bay and the city skyline.
What better way to enjoy succulent catches than to relish in the beautiful lights over the Singapore River at the same time?
Offering freshly shucked oysters daily that come alongside a splash of the Chef’s very own uniquely-created dressing, LeVeL 33 is a definite go-to for the oyster-enthusiast.
To start off, consider the 3pm-6pm Oyster Happy Hour that is available from Monday through Friday to satisfy your tastebuds. Take note that daily oyster offerings differ with each day’s catch – that’s how fresh they are!
8. Triple Three
If you’re looking for a feast to satisfy all your cravings, this Japanese-inspired restaurant boasts an extensive international buffet selection daily, featuring fresh sashimi and sushi, seafood, premium roast roast, and delectable desserts – all served to your table.
Oysters of gourmet quality are certainly a highlight at this restaurant and is one of the items on the menu you should look forward to.
Fresh oysters are available for dinner Monday through Sunday as well as for lunch on Sundays. Catch a great deal on the last day of the week with two-hour free-flow of Chandon Brut sparkling wine with a top-up of S$45++.
PSST! Enjoy a one-for-one lunch for adults with payments made with a DBS/POSB credit or debit card! (This promotion is valid at the time of writing.)
9. MO BAR
Recognised as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020, MO BAR provides the ultimate indulgence with flavours that celebrate the aromas and vibrance of the South East Asian region.
Slurp and sip your way to pure bliss with a serving of a dozen fresh oysters, that come with a 90-minute free-flow serving of R de Ruinart Champagne and selected signature cocktails while enjoying the city’s skyline.
Available every Wednesday, 6pm to 9pm at S$78++.
Occupying the first level of a quaint shophouse, Humpback is a breezy neighbourhood seafood restaurant founded by owners of popular cocktail bar Jigger & Pony and Sugarhall Grill. Savour he freshest catch and look forward to ever-evolving flavours with a menu that changes by the day.
Inspired by a trip to the Hama Hama Oyster Farm in Washington state years ago, the founders included an oyster bar in their restaurant featuring four types of oysters, ranging from the elusive Virginica to the fruity pacific crunch of Kumamoto – all air-flown straight from Seattle!
Newly rolled out is Sous Chef Sunday, a series of weekly cook-ups of creative small plates, including local-favourite bacalao, grilled octopus, carbon-battered tempura, and more, by Sous Chefs Li Vian Lim and Patrick Wee.
Take a look at their exotic rendition of fresh oyster served with a drizzle of jalapeno pepper-infused ponzu, pickled Japanese ginger flowers, and salmon roe. Do book your slots ASAP for Sous Chef Sundays as limited servings are available.
11. Gibson Cocktail Bar
On the second level of the same shophouse where Humpback (see previous listing), is another F&B venture by the same owners. Gibson Cocktail Bar is a 36-seat bar serving a myriad of creative cocktails and a brand-new curation of oysters everyday.
TIP! Check in on their website for the complete list of offerings before heading down!
All oysters go for S$7++ usually but be sure to get them at a steal for S$3++ during Happy Hour!
If the views from LeVeL33 and MO BAR aren’t enough to please the metropolitan in you, this chic and buzzing bar holds one of the best 360-degree views of the city.
Southbridge offers a selection of savoury signatures at their oyster and gin bar, with four different renditions of fresh oysters. Let the umami flavours of Oysters with Ponzu and Yuzu Sauce coat your mouth as you sip on champagnes, Prosecco, or unique craft cocktails.
Or for an Asian twist, you might want to give the Nikkei with Bulldog Sauce and Togarashi a try. The richness in the brown sauce is sure to bring out the body of the oyster without overpowering its brininess.
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Rejoice folks! Start the bubbly flowing an hour earlier with our new and improved Happy Shucking Hour. Enjoy a complimentary half dozen signature oysters when you purchase either a bottle of Champange/Wine* from $90++ onwards. Reserve a spot for this weekend via www.southbridge.sg and quote Happiest Hours in your reservation if you would like to redeem this promotion. (link in bio).
13. DB Bistro & Oyster Bar
Expect to find a cornucopia of carefully sourced raw oysters from the pristine waters of the North Atlantic to the South Pacific here at DB Bistro & Oyster Bar.
Whether it’s for an intimate dinner date or business lunch, satisfy your palate at Singapore’s largest and freshest selection of oysters and a world-renown collection of signature burgers.
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Our Oyster Hour promotion is back by popular demand! Enjoy 1 FOR 1 fresh oysters from 3pm to 6pm daily at our restaurant! Make a reservation now to avoid disappointment! Tag all your friends who love oysters! *T&Cs apply! Promotion is not available during eve of public holidays and on public holidays! #dbbistrosing
Enjoy the best of the season’s ivory finds served simply with lemon, mignonette, and cocktail sauce whilst enjoying the splendid ambience of the bay area. Headed by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud, this restaurant is where you can be certain of the quality you’re paying for.
14. Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House
Looking to spend a relaxing girls’ night out over a bottle of wine and great food? Luke’s quality dining brings a warm, personable experience for a wondrous atmosphere that introduces resonating conversations late into the night.
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Luke’s Oyster Bar & Chop House Appetizer: 3 Selections of Oysters 🦪 (Pleasant Bay, Ninigret Nectar & Mapleque) G: 10/10! One of the best oysters I’ve had. It’s clean/non-ocean tasting. Taste: Clean, Buttery, Briny, Sweet. Texture: The texture of an oyster duh… Seasoning: I recommend it just with a squeeze of lemon. Good oysters don’t need anything else. Creativity/Complexity: Simple, but each selection of oysters had its own distinct characteristics. Appetizer: Tuna Tartare G: 5/10. I usually love tuna tartare, but this dish didn’t really speak to me. I left most of it to Kristi. K: 8/10. I finished what Gabriella didn’t. Taste: Standard tuna tartare although it didn’t taste very fresh. Texture: A bit hard to chew. Maybe a little too mushy. Seasoning: Well seasoned. Zesty. Creativity/Complexity: Standard tuna tartare. Main: Luke’s Bone-In Tenderloin Au Poivre G: 9/10! Im a sauce(y) kinda gal & wow did this mustard cognac jus hit the spot for me. K: 7.5/10. Honestly had higher expectations for a grill house but this wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t extraordinary, I needed to chew a bit more. Taste: Amazing mustard cognac jus! Texture: Hard to chew, but the sauce made it up for me. Seasoning: Very well seasoned. Creativity/Complexity: The sauce had depth, very robust & is pleasantly spicy with the black pepper. Mustard Cognac just isn’t your everyday steak sauce! Dessert: Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies + Stout Milkshake G: 8/10. Would I eat this on a weekly basis? Probably not. It was definitely sweet, but there’s satisfaction on ending such a luxurious meal with something so wrong but feels so right. Overall Experience: – Presentation: No frills type of presentation. Oyster’s presentation was cute, could have done more for the dessert. – Service: Mediocre? No rude waiter but he did stare extensively at us. Didn’t feel we had enough privacy for a conversation. Is it too much to say that he killed the vibe a little? We were well attended though. – Ambiance: Classier & quieter than we imagined. Dim & romantic, great spot for a date night. Definitely dress up!
Tuck into oysters directly sourced from the states of New England, thoughtfully procured from sustainable sources through owner and head chef Travis Masiero’s very own trusted contacts along the Eastern Seaboard of America.
Experience every flavour from the buttery Malpeque oyster to the sweetness of Beau Soleil all at one place! This oyster bar is a must-visit for oyster fanatics.
15. Culina Bistro
Besides being the top purveyor of specialty foods and produce, Culina presents an al-fresco dining experience coupled with a retro-themed wine counter for light bites and the occasional glass of wine for the casual afternoon venture.
Explore the extensive menu of the finest selection of fresh air-flown ingredients and well-priced award-winning wines by the glass. Then pick your favourite cut of premium quality meat or seafood at the counter and have it cooked and served right up at the bistro.
Choose from the daily selection of oysters available at the fish counter to enjoy fresh, for no shucking fee.
16. Greenwood Fish Market @ Quayside Isle
Fans of seafood, this one’s definitely for you. Greenwood Fish Market will be celebrating their 17th birthday with exclusive, one-night only menus, and is inviting you to join in on the fun!
On 21 and 28 October, look forward to six or eight-course dinners brimming with the freshest catch for a lavish feast at the 17th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Greenwood’s three dine-in restaurants. Head over to the site for more information.
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What’s a world without oyster? 6 days left for Greenwood Fish Market’s World Oyster Festival. When I saw this, I knew I had to try it. My love for oyster can be seen through the frequent mention in my feed. Tasting platter consist of assorted oysters, each having their own attribute. Sweet, salty, aromatic, nutty, firm, briny. Delivery: FREE Islandwide Delivery(min. $100) — Tasting Platter $99.95
This retailer and family-run restaurant chain serves up delightful platters of oysters both hot and cold. From Battered Oysters on a Smashed Eggs Tapenade as a starter to sharing platters consisting of savoury baked oysters, alongside a hefty portion of boston lobster, king crab, ribeye, squid, and more, enjoy the crisp flavours of the sea.