Daily: 16:30 - 23:30
Located at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Mellben Seafood specialises in crab dishes especially its Claypot Crab bee Hoon.
typical waiting time during dinner is around 2 hours. after you are seated, food is typically served an hour later. I do not take spicy food and hence, i super enjoy their creamy butter as well as tomatoe sauce based crab. every since i was introduced to large sized crabs ( about 1.8 - 2kg) , i will only eat larged size crabs. unless i have super craving for crabs but they do not have larged sized ones, then the smallest one i will eat is medium sized ones . appox 1.2kg. if you are like me where you inly eat the gong, then you should go for the male crabs. if you eat the creamy butter or tomatoe based crabs, you must order the fried buns . try and fall i love
The place was not as crowded as my last visit, but still almost full on a weekday night. We ordered three crab dishes, crab bee hoon, butter crab and chili crab, plus salt and pepper prawns and a vegetable dish.
Everything came out to be very good. The crabs were very fresh, with firm and tender meat. The taste was good too. The salt and pepper prawns were also very nice.
Definitely will go back again.
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Food was good but waiting time does not justify. Staff not pro active. There were many tables available but the people in line were smaller group so the service staff were "stunned like vegetable" so all had to wait. Something due to the ipad And system.
The food is good but I hate the service system. They insisted we stand at the reservation counter to order even though we already reserved a table, and more than half the tables are unoccupied at that time. They even expect my elderly parents to stand and order before we could sit down. This is ridiculous! The waiters all had iPads for order taking so I don't know why they cannot let us sit.
The first time I went to the TP branch they insisted for all our table guests are there before letting us sit, when most of the tables were also empty. I'm used such seating system in US restaurants, but they only do it when the tables are fully occupied. Why do u make your customers stand for nothing?
Bravo Mellben! I have no idea what kind of genius you have who came up with this idea of making your customers stand and order so that's it's more efficient for your restaurant, while pissing of many other customers at the same time. I guess u have lost all those customers who think they won't go for any food, no matter how good, when the service sucks as much as yours!