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“Excellent food, but charge for petty things” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of No Signboard Seafood

No Signboard Seafood
Ranked #341 of 10,424 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Geylang
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, but charge for petty things”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by the concierge of our hotel.
We got to the place at around 4pm so there was hardly any other customers and possibly that's the reason why the place was quite clean. The waiter spoke broken English but managed to explain to us the specials and recommend us ordering the items we wanted in a 4pp Set Menu to save.
Amongst 5 girls, we ordered two crabs - the Singaporean Chilli Crab and the White Pepper Crab, Oatmeal Prawns, steamed snapper and Garlic Fried Vegetables. The Singaporean Chilli Crab also has complimentary "Man-Tou" aka fried buns and soft, white bread. The food was excellent. The mud crabs were very meaty. The Oatmeal prawns were delicious and the snapper was very fresh. The set menu also included a selection of desserts to choose from. We ordered the Durian Cendol (shaved ice with coconut milk), The tofu pudding, and herbal jelly.
The price we paid was quite reasonable. Only downside is that the restaurant charges for packets of tissue and the small plates of pickles they pop onto the table. I started munching on them before the waiter told me it was an additional cost.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Semarang, Indonesia
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Singapore signature dish from the 80's”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Reservasi tempat adalah wajib hukumnya karena tempat ini selalu penuh! Mereka telah menyajikan aneka macam hidangan seafood lokal sejak tahun 1980an dan sangat digemari oleh penduduk lokal dan wisatawan. Sampai sekarang mereka telah memiliki 3 cabang di Singapore, 1 di Macau and 1 di...INDONESIA!

Teman saya telah melakukan reservasi di hari sebelumnya, tapi pada saat kami tiba, ternyata reservasi kami telah diambil orang lain yang mengaku sebagai teman saya! Untungnya masih ada satu meja yang kosong...so, kami tidak jadi komplen.

Tentu kami pesan Chilly Crab karena ini adalah signature dish lokal Singapore yang wajib dicoba di No Signboard...maknyus tenan, apalagi dimakan dengan fried bun nya atau nasi goreng ikan asinnya. NYAM!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food but let down by poor service and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went here quite late (11pm). The place was very dirty - they must have had a big night. Food and rubbish on the floor. Tables not clean. We ordered chilli crab, some vegetable dishes (kailang and brocoli) and beer. After 20 minutes we still had not got our beer and other people were receiving their drinks soon after ordering. Of course they had forgotten about us! At least when it eventually did arrive it was nice and cold! Atmosphere was quite horrible. However I must say the food was excellent! Took a while to come but that's a good thing as the crabs are prepared fresh. Vege dishes were fantastic. Would only come here for the food. take away would be the preferred option. Not happy having to pay for wet tissues either. When ordering $70 crab dish, the least they could do is provide some tissues or wet tissues. Chilli crab is a messy dish after all! Toilets were disgusting. Not quite what we expected from what we had heard was one of the best seafood restaurants in Singapore. Obviously the reputation is based on the taste of the food alone, but there is much more to a good dining experience than the taste...

Visited April 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
“Bad service,bad price and terrible atmosphere”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

The food there are not as good as it taste outside. The vegetables have no taste and all is tasteless. I did not try the crabs as my friends say it is not worth a try. The prawns are too salty and may not suit us. The atmosphere is dirty, tissues are around when i went there! There were smoke and all and i do not like it! It is not worth to go please go and spend your money at a place where it is more worth it like G7 sinma okay

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delicious white pepper crab!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

If you like a no frills type place with focus on great food then this place will not disappoint. The white pepper crab we had was delicious! So was the veggies and the calamari we had. We're going back to try the Chilli Crab next time.

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