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“Seafood prices are over the top expensive”
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Newton Food Centre
Ranked #90 of 10,497 Restaurants in Singapore
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Perth, Australia
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50 reviews
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“Seafood prices are over the top expensive”
Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

We had heard good things about Newton food centre and went there for dinner on our last night in Singapore. Whilst the service was very good and the selection of food excellent beware of the cost of seafood. We order 6 king prawns, 1 chilli crab and 2 other non seafood dishes and the total cost was $394 SING for 4 adults. Outrageous!!! We challenged the bill with the waiter, asked for a receipt itemising the pricing and after a bit of discussion we were eventually given $160 back and we are sure he still made a healthy profit. If you order seafood go to the shop front and ask how much it weighs and then the cost. We should have done that ourselves and have now learnt a valuable and costly lesson.

Visited November 2013
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English first
Nowra, Australia
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26 reviews
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“wonderful crayfish tails and atmosphere”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

There is a great selection of seafood and all other types of dishes we opted for crayfish tails and of course had to try the famous chilli crab which was very hot but also very nice and went down well with a few cold tiger beers. Some of the seafood is quite expensive like the lobster at about $8 for 100grms so about $80 for a whole lobster. Its easy to get to on the MRT and is just a short walk from the station

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank shazzy53
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Jeddah
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“Good Squid & Dry Satay”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

The seafood selection is really nice. But you there nothing that stands out. The squid was really good and the Satay was very dry and overcooked but the peanut sauce was amazing.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank nbantan
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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“A bit of hustle and bustle in an otherwise serene Singapore”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

I still maintain that Singapore is the most polite place I've ever been but having gone to the Newton Food Court on the advice of a fellow traveller I'm glad to say that it's had it's hair ruffled a little. Easy to get to on the MRT you know you're in Asia as soon as you enter with the stall holders actively (not aggressively) flouting the 'No Touting' signs and inviting you to their many and varied foodstuffs. To be honest my wife and I basically invited this behaviour by walking round the entire food court before deciding, more or less at random, who to order from. I was delighted to see that this establishment is frequented by a lot of locals from teenagers upwards. It's clearly a local favourite, we had a lovely meal in a lively environment a lot cheaper than we'd eaten up to then. I heartily recommend the Newton Food Court and I'd eat there again in a heartbeat.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Baselscot
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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have eaten at Newton several times, and always make it a priority when in Singapore. We always go to #74 and see Muhamad. If you want a dish thats not on his menu he's happy to source it from another stall. Bbq stingray and an ice cold tiger beer is a wonderful way to end an evevning.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank stevejt1
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