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“A real find .. and back to old school Singapore seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hua Yu Wee Seafood

Hua Yu Wee Seafood
462 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 466508, Singapore
64429313
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Ranked #335 of 7,382 Restaurants in Singapore
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“A real find .. and back to old school Singapore seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is one of those restaurants you must be taken to or recommended, as generally you would never come across it unless living here in Singapore. As mentioned in a few other reviews, it probably hasn't changed much in many many years, a good and rare thing in Singapore.

We dine here at least once every 2 weeks, the food quality is excellent and the staff are generally attentive, although when busy you may need to be a bit proactive in getting someones attention.

The seafood is the specialty, although everything we've ever ordered has been fantastic.

Our favorites include:
Black Pepper Crayfish - an absolute must if you find the whole crab thing too messy.
Vension with Ginger & Shallots
Any of the many prawn options
and of course the Chilli Crab.

Don't wear anything white. And one of the few Singapore restaurants that is BYO with now corkage.

Highly recommended, very relaxed environment sit outside definitely and bring friends, allowing you to order more variety.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Old style seafood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is an old style seafood restaurant which hasn't changed much since the 1960's. Food is fresh and well prepared. However, service is sloooow and not very courteous. You are served when you manage to attract their attention. Visit armed with loads of patience and time. It is busy at the best of times but the food is good so be prepared to put up with the other negative aspects of this review. Housed in an old fashioned colonial house, it has airconditioned seating as well as an outside seating area. Reservations are a must.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Better than jumbo or east coast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

In an era of chain/ franchised No Signboards, Jumbos and Long Beachs, this place retains its authentic character and tastes. Housed in a large old fashioned standalone building that might once have faced the sea before land reclamation, with waiters more like aunties and the help yourself to the water style of service, this place is no frills, just good seafood Singapore style. Deep fried baby squid is excellent, and all the other staples, chili crab, black pepper crab, steamed prawns, will satisfy here. For non seafood lovers the duck is not bad.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great seafood for all!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Always a great place for some nice local seafood delicacies. Fresh and reasonably priced . A madhouse on weekends so be there early or make a reservation.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great for groups”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

If you are looking for a quite dinner in a nice setting this is not the place for you.

If you are with a group of friends looking for great food in good company then give this a try. Noisy, busy and bustling it’s a great place for a social gathering – the more the merrier.

A wide range of dishes are on offer and it’s best to order communally. Select a range of dishes and tuck in. Chilli crab, prawns, ribs and the crayfish are personal favourites. You can bring you own booze although drinks are available and reasonably priced. A good meal with a few jugs of beer will set you back around S$50 a head.

Booking is essential.

Visited March 2012
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