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Mellben Seafood

#183 of 8,929 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
As featured in Best Food in Singapore
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232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 560233, Singapore
+65 6285 6762
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crabs are so so and paid 70 for 1 average crab. The scallop and veg are 30 dollar...8 piece prawns are 30... even a a coffee shop restaurant and selling at a restaurant prices is totally not worth.customer also need to queue before order and going to seat n table. Drinks are over price also. Please go else where... More 

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Thank AshtonSun
Singapore
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are craving for Chilli Crab or any other crab dish. The best place to head to is Melben Seafood Restaurant. One of the best crabs that I've tried in a long time! Had to wait in the queue for about 15-30 mins as the restaurant does not accept reservations, only does walk-ins. But was worth the wait when... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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107 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the one at Toa Payoh. Love that they open at 16h00, and not at 18h00 like most restaurants. Went here specifically for the chilli crab. Am sure this was the most expensive meal I'd have on my trip, but had to give it a try. Food was good, service was good. Locals eat here too, so that's always... More 

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Thank TravelbyLight
Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummilicious & huge Sri Lankan crabs! Tried Chilli, salted egg and black pepper! Enjoyed it. Do make a reservation if u r going in a big group.

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Thank Mindii19
Singapore
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brought a few tourist friends to this local restaurant for chilli crabs, and all rave over it. Their Guinness stout pork ribs is also very flavourful! You just have to try it!

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Thank beautillusions
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there on a Saturday evening. Though we made a reservation online, we had to wait for a little more than half an hour before seated. This place was full and very crowded. Having said that, the service over there was efficient. Our order was taken when we were waiting for the table. Everything has to be ordered before... More 

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Thank Raymond L
Singapore, Singapore
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292 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

~unassuming Mellben is right under a block of flats with HDB parking right in front of it's row of shophouses, it was easy to find parking at about 5.30pm back in 2016May ~invited by Angela for the first time, I expected a good seafood zi zhar place but had no idea it's real difference ~I'd left it to my host... More 

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Manila
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to go to No Signboard restaurant every time I visited Singapore. That stopped when I tried the crab at Mellben Seafood. This place is simply AMAZING!! This is the one restaurant every visitor should try when in Singapore. Enough said!

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Thank paco_magsaysay
Jakarta
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I and my husband arrived at the Tao Pa Yoh Mellben at almost 5 pm (Thursday). We were the first customer, so there was no queue at all. We ordered Crab Bee Hoon and bean with salted egg. Both was delicious, especially the crab. We asked for 800 gr crab and it was big enough for us to satisfy our... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We went there for chilli crab as I had read rave reviews, The taste was above average but still can't beat others I have tried. For the price I paid, I did not feel it was good value given the coffeeshop ambience and the quality of service I received. We are unlikely to return when there are so many other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 560233, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6285 6762

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?