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Forum Seafood

The Quays
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
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42 Boat Quay, Singapore 049831, Singapore
+65 6533 0497
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first meal in Singapore and we were disappointed. After walking along Boat Quay and everyone trying to get us to go into there restaurant, we decided to try here. They were very pushy to get our bums on the seats. We got two free drinks each. My wine was definitely watered down and my husbands beer was warm. Our... More 

Thank Sheree H
Balcombe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not go to this restaurant. Of the 4 meals we ordered we couldn't eat 3 (and my husband eats everything). On going to leave and cancel our remaining order we were convinced to stay and try the fish we had ordered and been kindly steered towards as it was a 'cheaper' fish. As it was steamed we thought we... More 

Thank Nicola_D68
Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through Boat Quay we were nabbed by a lovely waiter who made a 'deal' with us for amazing Black Pepper Crab which included 2 beers and 2 glasses Jacobs Creek Australian wine. The Crab was amazing as promised, the wine & beer awful and definitely not Jacobs Creek.

Thank MrsTree67
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653 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had lunch here and although the location on Singapore River was excellent it was clear the restaurant endeavoured to take full advantage. The food was reasonably delicious but not the best chinese we had in Singapore. The prices were high. The atmosphere was average and the service was okay. Not somewhere we would return to given the other... More 

Thank Baylovers
San Francisco, California
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there are so many places to get crab and seafood at Boat Quay and Clarke Quay this is not worth the extremely high price. the hard sell is especially aggressive but if you ask, they'll give you free beer if you eat there. but I never will again

Thank BobbyK312
New Delhi, Delhi, India
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

i wouldn't go there again, food was just average and prices are of seven star hotel. Please avoid. Specially don't order Crab or lobster, may be it high rentals forcing them to rob customers, but this is not going to help anyway. There would be fewer customers this way.

Thank piyush1804
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43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very pushy staff who were not interested in you once you had sat down. They were more interested in chasing people up and down the walkway. Food was uninspiring and lacked flavour and seasoning. And, to boot, the most petty of charges on the inflated bill, 60c each for hand wipes. This was not shown on the menu and we... More 

Thank FlyingtotheSun
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We loved everything! The dry chili chicken was spicy but you could tone it down by not eating the chilis. The chicken satay was unbelievable, very tender, mild spice and killer peanut sauce. The best part for me was the collard greens, which my husband doesn't usually like but helped me quite readily ;) We would definitely go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is the worst restaurant I have ever had the misfortune to visit in all my travel anywhere in the world. The staff lie and treat you like second rate citizens. Please please avoid this place. Do not visit this place it is the pits.

Thank Shaun M
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner last night with a friend. We were craving for black pepper crab and ordered our food inclusive of Thai fried rice, mixed stir fried vegetables and Thai fish cakes. The crab was ok, but the rest of the food was not tasty and overpriced 22-26 SGD each. Service is very very poor. Asked for the bill several times.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Boat Quay, Singapore 049831, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighbourhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6533 0497

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Staying in The Quays

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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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