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7th Storey Restaurant (Marina Barrage)

AsianChineseHainaneseLocalSeafoodSingaporean
The food is delicious, and on par with good zichar restaurants. From Hainan chicken that is so ever tender, juicy to the sharksfin soup brimming with fresh crab meat, and the stir-fried broccoli with prawns .Dining at 7th Storey Restaurant will be delightful.

Daily: 11:30 - 14:30

Daily: 18:00 - 23:00

+65 62227887
$41 based on 43 submissions
Dinner (13 votes), Children/Family (10 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (7 votes)
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Suprisingly Great Dinner Experience

Made reservations for dinner last Fri from my friends rec. as my in-laws were visiting and wanted to show them around the gardens followed by the marina barrage. Was a little afraid as my wife then found some negative reviews on this website but my fears were suprisingly laid to rest as we had a great dinner.Ordered the seafood steamboat, pepper crab, salted egg sotong, gu chai with cuttlefish, hainan chicken & beancurd prawn.Steamboat was nicely presented on platters and there were live oysters, flower crab, clams and etc. Prawns were nicely skewered and the suki style chili sauce was very appetizing. Ingredients tasted fresh and stock was very tasty after all the seafood items were cooked in it. Pepper crab was very delicious and it was quite obvious they have perfected the salted egg yolk sotong at this joint. Sotong was crispy and nicely coated in the salted egg yolk sauce. Not the usual oily and soggy version you would find at many places and we ordered a 2nd piece as everyone wanted to try more.The gu chai dish was very interesting as we never had this before but the pleasent waitress strongly suggested it and it did not dissapoint. Hainan chicken and rice were also good but seriously, if they got this wrong then that would seem wierd as it's a Hainanese joint haha. Only dish that didn't work for me was the beancurd prawn because when compared to the other dishes that night this was pale in comparison. Tasted quite ordinary and simple.Only sad part was that there was construction work on the opposite side so you don't get a clear un-obstructed view of the ocean but overall surroundings was ok. Bill came up to $370 all in for 7 of us that night and although it may seem a little steep at first, after looking back at what we had and everything else considered we thought it was quite appropriate. We had coffee and kaya toast at the garden before our dinner that night and even that cost us $35 so it really is a matter of judgement. Overall suprised as the dinner honestly did not fit the reviews that had been published but as my wife noted many complains in the website were from groupon customers. Very sad to know if there were different standards but I felt that my dinner there was worthy of a positive review and hope that they continue to keep up the good work.

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14 Nov 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Just awful

  I would not recommend this place to my friends or my worst enemy! We bought the groupon for this place and despite reading the bad reviews we decided to give this place a chance after all there was one good review about the peppered crab. The location for this place is really remote and there is virtually nothing out there. When we showed up there was no one else in the restaurant and before I could even ask for a menu the head waitress (more like the head witch) immediately asked for the groupon print out. Then before we could open the menu the head waitress made it a point to tell us we could only order from three or four pages off the menu. Not so bad at this point, we could still order pepper crab which is what we wanted anyways. We ordered two 800 gram crabs since the head waitress said all they had was small ones. Presentation was great but when I tasted the crab it was just awful!!! It was not live sea food! God only knows how long those crabs were frozen before serving it to us. Parts of the crab were warm and parts of it were just ice cold. The other waiters did re-fill our tea and constantly changed out our plates, not sure if this means good service or maybe it was because there were only three customers in the restaurant at that time. The bill came out to $142 for two crabs...we did not order any sides, this price is just ridiculous! We had the groupon so we ended up paying $42, well in total we paid $50 for the groupon and $42 that night so all in all it was $92 for frozen crab. Now I know why this place does not have customers, it’s just a sorry excuse for a live seafood restaurant! Don’t go there!!!!!
14 Oct 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Suprisingly Great Dinner Experience

Made reservations for dinner last Fri from my friends rec. as my in-laws were visiting and wanted to show them around the gardens followed by the marina barrage. Was a little afraid as my wife then found some negative reviews on this website but my fears were suprisingly laid to rest as we had a great dinner.Ordered the seafood steamboat, pepper crab, salted egg sotong, gu chai with cuttlefish, hainan chicken & beancurd prawn.Steamboat was nicely presented on platters and there were live oysters, flower crab, clams and etc. Prawns were nicely skewered and the suki style chili sauce was very appetizing. Ingredients tasted fresh and stock was very tasty after all the seafood items were cooked in it. Pepper crab was very delicious and it was quite obvious they have perfected the salted egg yolk sotong at this joint. Sotong was crispy and nicely coated in the salted egg yolk sauce. Not the usual oily and soggy version you would find at many places and we ordered a 2nd piece as everyone wanted to try more.The gu chai dish was very interesting as we never had this before but the pleasent waitress strongly suggested it and it did not dissapoint. Hainan chicken and rice were also good but seriously, if they got this wrong then that would seem wierd as it's a Hainanese joint haha. Only dish that didn't work for me was the beancurd prawn because when compared to the other dishes that night this was pale in comparison. Tasted quite ordinary and simple.Only sad part was that there was construction work on the opposite side so you don't get a clear un-obstructed view of the ocean but overall surroundings was ok. Bill came up to $370 all in for 7 of us that night and although it may seem a little steep at first, after looking back at what we had and everything else considered we thought it was quite appropriate. We had coffee and kaya toast at the garden before our dinner that night and even that cost us $35 so it really is a matter of judgement. Overall suprised as the dinner honestly did not fit the reviews that had been published but as my wife noted many complains in the website were from groupon customers. Very sad to know if there were different standards but I felt that my dinner there was worthy of a positive review and hope that they continue to keep up the good work.
The management of 7th Storey Restaurant responded to this review:
15 Oct 2012
Thank you for your honest & moral boosting words.The management would like to assure all customers are receiving the same standards in terms of food selection & quality regardless of any reasons. The management will take every review & feedback as a building platform to improve. We apologize & sincerely thank everyone who has reviewed us regardless of it's result & we sincerely hope you will re-visit us in time to come so that we may have a chance to prove ourselves more positively.
24 Sep 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

A meal filled with regrets!

On 19 September, 2012, 4 of us went there for dinner on Sat at around 8 pm.

We ordered a steam fish, hainanese pork chop, salted egg prawns and sambal mussels.

The steam fish was alright but the price was $80 for the fish. The hainanese pork chop was also fine except that the portion was too small for 4. The salted egg prawns were also small and tasted average. The sambal mussels were small and sandy. My daughter commented that it tasted raw. The total bill came up to $170+

 

As we had the Groupon voucher, we paid $70+ on top of the $50 paid for the voucher. Imagine if you do not have the voucher you have to pay $170+ for such a meal. This is definitely not worth it. It would have come upto $44 per person instead of $32.

 

On top of it all, the attitude of the management is very bad.

 

I really hope that all those who had bad experience at this restaurant will share with everyone here.

 

21 Sep 2012 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Misleading Groupon promotion, Expensive seafood, too average steamboat

2 persons for dinner.

Went because of Groupon promotion voucher, paid $20 for $50 worth of live seafood.

As I understand, this is NOT the same as the original 7th storey charcoal steamboat. The current operators have bought over the brand name only.

This place is really out of the way. You either have to drive, or take the only bus - no.400 - from the MRT, or walk through Gardens by the Bay. It is at the end of a dead end road.

Marina Barrage sounds nice, but only in name. The restaurant is the only one there. No other shops at the Barrage.

The waitress said that we have to sit outside if we want to have the charcoal steamboat. Outside is non-aircon, hot, humid, dim and not windy. And no fan. You will sweat. There's no view at all. You see nothing of the Gardens, or any large expense of water. Feels like sitting next to a large drain. Towards the end of the meal, perhaps because it is getting late, the waiters switched off and removed the lamps outside, leaving you to finish your meal in darkness....

Promotion on Groupon's website is misleading. We bought the $20 for $50 worth of live seafood voucher. When presented the menu, the waitress informed that this promotion is limited to 2 pages of "LIVE" seafood - lobster, crab, fish, prawns. Other seafoods that are not live are excluded, e.g. crayfish, sotong, mussels, abalone, clams. Items listed as live seafood for steamboat are excluded, because they are supposed to be promotion prices already. The pages of appetizers, sharkfins, steamboat, chicken, pork, vege, noodles, rice, meat dishes, soap, desert are all totally excluded. There are no fish tank in the customer sitting area, so you do not get to validate that the "live" seafood is really alive.

The pictures of mutton soap, abalone, sharkfin, vege featured on Groupon's webpage for the voucher sale are misleading because these items are all EXCLUDED from the promotion.

The Groupon page for the promotion has a hyperlink to the restaurant's website, and a menu is posted online. The prices on this menu is outdated, and prices at the restaurant have been substantially jacked up.

Seabass - online menu $5/100g. Actual: $7/100g. Minimum 1kg per fish according to the waitress.

Tiger Grouper - online menu $6/100g. Actual $8/100g. Minimum 800g per fish.

Other types of grouper $10/100g and up ...

Ordered a steamboat for 2 ($58), and a tiger grouper ($64). Total bill: $150+ for two.

Tea $2 per person. Peanuts $2. Towel $0.40 per person. 10% service charge, 7% GST.

The charcoal steamboat is substantially underwhelming. Soap base is bland, especially when compared to those buffets operated by the Chinese. There is only 1 sauce that tastes suspiciously like Cocoa Steamboat's. Steamboat does not boil after sometime ....so if you have not finished cooking....hehehe Food items are ok. All these when you are sitting outside with no fan... One can get a much better experience at a buffet steamboat, or korean bbq, or Cocoa and many other higher end restaurants.

Fish is nice and fresh in HK style. But very much the same standard as Chinese restaurants that serve live fish in town. There's no real need to go down a dead end road far from town just to have steamed fish..

Too Expensive for underwhelming steamboat.

Place NOT recommended for charcoal steamboat.

Groupon promotion is misleading - NOT recommended.

22 Aug 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good Steamboat

Read FoodChamp's review and decided to go try their steamboat. Like others I too have felt let down that this old brand seemed to forget the good food they used to serve. Went for dinner with my family 2 nights ago and tried their $188 traditional hainan set. Food tasted good and seems they are back to their good old days. The soup, chilli and steamboat items all tasted fresh and yummy. Rest of the dishes were all good as well. Also had their crab noodles after reading past reviews and didn't feel let down. Only complain was they served too little noodles to go with the tasty crab and gravy. Glad to see them moving in the right direction and strongly reccomend to autenthic steamboat lovers.