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Octapas

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Blk D, #01-08 Clarke Quay | River Valley Road, Singapore 179023, Singapore
+6568372938
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Description: Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar is a cool and sexy hotspot to hit Clarke Quay...
Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar is a cool and sexy hotspot to hit Clarke Quay. Launched on 8 August 2010, guests can expect to experience all things Spanish including a myriad of hot and cold tapas, traditional chilled Sangria, Paellas and more. This authentic experience is topped off with live entertainment and energetic service from staff dressed in seductive black and red, complete with flowers in their hair and a welcoming smile.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great location, over priced fare

A great location on the promenade to watch the night become alive in Singapore. Drinks were outrageously priced (welcome to Singapore). Our paella must have been forgotten in the oven because it came out a overcooked. Perhaps the staff is overwhelmed and try to seat too many patrons?

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Ponoka, Canada
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  • Bar scene
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Noblesville, Indiana
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great foods! Definitely hit happy hour with half price sangrias! Can order what you need without too much. It was fun to order lots of different appetizers and share. Sat outside along river. Beautiful!

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Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
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155 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We last visited Octapas in early 2015 for dinner, this time we took our work team there for lunch and it was tops. We were the only people out on the terrace beside the river, but it was undershade and the fans kept us nicely cooled. We ordered a range of food to try and the beers were always cold.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

lots of restaurants to choose from and we weren't disappointed . The food was tasty and plentiful ( if a tad overpriced ) but the peaceful surroundings and views made up for this

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Xi'an, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A truly wonderful evening spent at Octapas, table right by the river, live music and great, great food. I would definitely recommend the baby back ribs. Well presented, tasty and beautiful food. Will definitely eat here again.

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Ponoka, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A great location on the promenade to watch the night become alive in Singapore. Drinks were outrageously priced (welcome to Singapore). Our paella must have been forgotten in the oven because it came out a overcooked. Perhaps the staff is overwhelmed and try to seat too many patrons?

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Mumbai,India
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Octapas is a fun place in Clarke Quay for a night out with friends. The live music is really good and enjoyable.

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Potomac, MD
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Was walking around and was in the mood for some small plates. Had the sea bass and scallops - both pretty tasty. And a nice location!

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Fransisca W, Brand Marketing Manager at Octapas, responded to this review

Dear UpInTheAirPotomac_MD, Thank you for dropping by Octapas and wrote us your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the seafood tapas that we serve. We hope to see you again in the next occasion. Best Regards, Octapas Management More 

Trento, Italy
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238 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This restaurant, like most on Clarke Quay, caters to turists and also to groups. Service is quite lousy, since they seem to entertain primarily the tour guides who bring customers there. A place to better avoid.

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Fransisca W, Brand Marketing Manager at Octapas, responded to this review

Dear Mirco, Thank you for taking your time to write your feedback about Octapas. We have sent out your feedback about the lack of service to our operations team for them to act accordingly. At Octapas we cater for both tourists and locals. Over the past few years we have been quite popular with locals and expats dining at Octapas... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Good located, great view towards the river. Service was friendly and the food was good, but not fabulous. The size for a main course is small, and the one came 30 minutes before the other. They have a happy hour before 8 p.m. for the drinks.

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Fransisca W, Brand Marketing Manager at Octapas, responded to this review

Hi light9, Thank you for taking your time to write your feedback about Octapas. We are glad that you enjoyed the ambience by the river. We have took note of the comment that you have made about the food delivery. We have passed down the remark to operations department to act accordingly. We apologize on 30minutes delay between your food.... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I had drinks here with a friend, the location is wonderful, right on the canal and by a bridge so it's great for people watching and a nice view. The service was a little slow and they seemed more interested in closing up that serving us, but it was a good spot, and I really do love the name, great... More 

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Address: Blk D, #01-08 Clarke Quay | River Valley Road, Singapore 179023, Singapore
Phone Number: +6568372938
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Spanish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blk D, #01-08 Clarke Quay | River Valley Road, Singapore 179023, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +6568372938

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Octapas Spanish Tapas Bar is a cool and sexy hotspot to hit Clarke Quay. Launched on 8 August 2010, guests can expect to experience all things Spanish including a myriad of hot and cold tapas, traditional chilled Sangria, Paellas and more. This authentic experience is topped off with live entertainment and energetic service from staff dressed in seductive black and red, complete with flowers in their hair and a welcoming smile.

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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