Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 23:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 10:30 - 15:00
Sat, Sun & PH: 18:00 - 23:00
East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is well known in Singapore and the region for serving the mouth-watering Teochew cuisine and dim sum using only the freshest ingredients to retain its authenticity.
We return every weekend without fail for our favourite teochew pomfret porridge, soya sauce chicken and dim sum. The food here is really good and I applaud the chefs for doing a great job! Service standard can fluctuate depending on whether you are served by the experienced people or the newbies (not surprising given the crunch in service staff that we now face in Singapore). It gets very crowded during lunch time so be prepared to wait even if you have made a reservation. I always feel bad for the lady manning the reception as I see her get yelled at by angry/impatient customers all the time (but it is not her fault. If the restaurant is so popular, you need to wait).
The current SG50 menu is a definite must try! For S$50 nett, you get a very nice fish maw soup that usually already costs S$38++, their signature soya sauce duck, small abalone rice/noodles and 'or nee' dessert etc (I can't remember all the dishes in the SG50 course now).
PS some people have commented on the charges for pickles, chili sauce and wet tissue here. We simply inform the waiter that we do not need these when we are seated and they will remove the items, no charges. I think we can just learn to communicate, no need to ban a good food place because of a small matter.
I recommend coming here if you are looking for authentic teochew cuisine!
Must try dishes: roasted pork, char siew bao, soya sauce chicken/duck, teochew style pomfret porridge, tao suan, fish maw soup, lotus root soup, and many more.
We booked the first slot at 10 and we have 8 person.. My BIL family was on the way and inside the restaurant was not full. There were many empty tables inside and the waitress rather make us wait outside than allowing us in.. the best part is we are regular here
my yumcha session became a fast food session
nothing to shout about. a healthy crowd from takashimaya. a wierd dish in a dumpling stuffed with eggyolk and charsiew.
the food came at so fast a pace, some of the dishes went cold before i finally had the chance to eat. or maybe i wasnt feeling that hungry that day.
that seemingly nonsensical charge of $1.30 with chilli added in is !@#$%^&* I am perfectly alright with them charging for pickles and wet towel but they got cunningly smart and decide to put it as a package with chilli!
i wonder if there is a next time, can i bring my own chili ketchup?
East Ocean has lost the plot:
- They charge $1.30 for "pickles / towel" PER PERSON. And this includes the chili. What this means is, if you want either the chili or the towel, the only way you can have it is by paying for the "pickles / towel" package, even if you don't eat pickles. There is no option to pay for just the towels, and chili is clearly not free here. Whereas other Chinese restaurants may try to surreptitiously load the pickles onto your bill but would let you remove it upfront, East Ocean goes a step further by making it not an option to decline the pickles, if you want either the towel or chili.
- They charge $1.00 per person for plain water.
Not sure when exactly this happened, but they just lost a long-time customer. I just deleted their number from my phone today.