30 Sep 2014 • 397 reviews • 55 followers
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Oceans Of Seafood in PasarBella - The Farmer's Market @ The Grandstand is a fishmonger and restaurant, where you can not only buy fresh, sustainable seafood, but also get it cooked! Committed to sourcing only the fresh, gourmet fish and seafood from farms that practise sustainable fishing, Oceans Of Seafood isn't cheap, but the quality you get in each dish is undeniably high.
Oceans Of Seafood has actually got 2 kitchens, an Asian - Japanese section, and a Western - International section. All their various fish and seafood are laid out on ice, and I like that there isn't the strong fishy smell typical at other fishmongers. Oceans Of Seafood also has a dedicated seating area for dining, but they're very strict about not bringing in food from other parts of PasarBella - The Farmer's Market @ The Grandstand. While the sturdy wooden furniture is spacious and somewhat comfortable, the dim lighting makes photography difficult.
Staff at Oceans Of Seafood are eager and helpful, able to share information on the various fish and seafood available, as well as preparation techniques. They offer both an Asian menu and a Western menu, and orders are typically fulfilled quickly. Staff are also efficient at clearing dirty plates, and seating guests. I find staff to be rather friendly and helpful, though they do also try to upsell you on more expensive items.
As per its name, Oceans Of Seafood serves fresh, imported, gourmet seafood. There is a large variety of fish and seafood available, and most are cooked simply, to allow the natural taste to shine. Prices are expensive though, budget about SGD $40 or more per person. The portions for the Western menu are large, and suitable for sharing, but the portions for the Asian / Japanese menu are nicely sized for 1 person. Overall, I love the freshness and quality of the dishes at Oceans Of Seafood, with their clean, fresh, tasty flavours, but the high price gives me pause.
The Oceans' Mania Set Meal (SGD $103) is value for money despite the high price. Portion size is large enough for 2 - 4 people to share, and comes with 2 lobsters, 4 oysters, a handful of clams, several prawns, a bowl of salad, a couple of fried fish, and a trio of dipping sauces. Overall, very satisfiying if you're willing to shell out the money!