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“Avoid this Place Like the Great Plague”

Haven Lobster & Seafood
Ranked #8,089 of 10,933 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: on water edge Boat Quay
Perth, WA
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Avoid this Place Like the Great Plague”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Three friends and myself were unfortunate enough to stumble across this restaurant, as it was on the waterfront and conveniently located at the bottom of the stairs, first restaurant you come to. Unfortunately we had not read the reviews on Trip Advisor!! This place would have to be the biggest scam of all time. Service was OK but the price of food was obscene! All dishes with no fixed price were charged at market price per weight. No way of knowing what the weight was or the cost. One whole baked fish over $100 AUD, you have got to be kidding me and one large chilli crab over $180 AUD, should have been filled with gold nuggets. Entree plate, shared by the four of us, also over $100 AUD. None of the food was spectacular and I would not recommend this rip off restaurant to anyone!!

Be warned.......stay clear! Should be reported to the Singapore Tourism Commission...may even do it myself.

  • Visited November 2013
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Very dear and bad service”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

1st the positives- we had a table looking out onto the river and great views of Singapore. That's it.

Negatives
Very slow service
Very expensive food
(For the price small portions)

Prices
We had 1 small white wine
1 can diet coke
1portion noodles, 1 portion garlic prawns, 1 portion of sweet and sour chicken
Bill came to $113

In English over £50.


Won't go back - be warned

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank dan773
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
“Taking advantage of tourists is very low”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were taken advantage of. Left a very bad taste after what was a great day in Singapore. $108 Sea Bass. $218 simple dinner total for 2people. Be warned, happy smiles and free drink to entice you are just a cover for what's to come. Shame.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank KerryLeditschke
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Avoid these Sharks”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

As with most of the comments already offered we too were duped by the fast talking, discount promising, free drink offering shysters who lured us to their table.
One medium serve of spicy chicken (sold as large), 6 kebabs & a serve of steamed rice (sold as large) plus a glass of Tiger beer and a soft red came to $81 SGD.
These people don't realize (and doubtless don't care about) the bad publicity they provide for Singapore.
I'll be flying to Europe via Dubai using Emirates next time!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Steve N
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Province of Alicante, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Famous Chilli Crab”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Out for a stroll down Boat Quay at South Bridge the restaurant looked ok so we decided to try it, however perhaps if wifi was available we would have given it a miss after reading some dreadful reviews this evening. Was it so bad? The view down Boat Quay to The Fullerton Hotel is great which admittedly took our eyes off of the grotty table clothes. The Chilli crab arrived was nice but a lot of hard work for little reward. The waiters were nice and helpful in particular the young lady. For 2 mains and 1 rice and 1 noodles and 2 cokes bill come to $S148.
It wasn't as bad as the reviews if read tonight but certainly just average.

Hopefully the restaurant owner reads Tripadvisor and can try to improve where the public are critical.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Billy T
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