- Asian, Indochinese, Thai
Daily: 11:30 - 14:30
Daily: 18:00 - 22:00
- Cantonment / Tanjong Pagar / Chinatown
- Tanjong Pagar
Rama Thai Sharksfin Restaurant has been awarded the “King of Sharksfin” by The Great Singapore Value Book and voted as one of the Top Ten Most Popular Restaurants in Singapore by SPH’s Food Festival.
- Business Dining2 votes
- Dinner2 votes
- Lunch2 votes
- Quiet1 votes
- After Work1 votes
- Private Dining1 votes
- Corporate Events1 votes
- Children/Family1 votes
Top Must Try Dishes
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- Sharkfin Soup1 votes
- Baked Crab with Vermicelli1 votes
- Thai sharks fin soup1 votes
does not recommend this place.
does not recommend this place.
Claypot Shark's Fin with Crab Meat - As the name of the restaurant suggests, Rama Thai specialises in sharks fin. And the claypot fins were good. Although a tad smaller than what we had previously, the fins were still sizable and simmered in a savoury, not too starchy broth with crab meat and crunchy beansprouts for companion.
Bamboo Clams - At $10++ a pop, I'm not sure the clams were worth it. Sure, they were quite a size and tasted decent, topped with garlic and vermicelli. But somehow there seems to be a disparity in quality and price.
Prawn Cake - I thought this was average as the prawn taste wasn't dominant and honestly the whole thing was just bland paste.
Lemon Chicken - This dish was a joke. The chicken was coated with a ridiculous amount of flour so much so that biting into a piece was akin to chomping down on deep fried flour. If it makes things any better, at least the flour was crisp and the lemon sauce, tangy.
Stir Fried Broccoli with Scallops - A most simple yet appetising dish of greens. The broccoli was imbued with a subtle wok hei and came across as crunchy and well stir fried. The scallops were a little soft though.
Baked Crab Vermicelli - This was reminiscent of what I had at Thai Village sometime back. And just for the record, I love Thai Village's rendition. Rama Thai's offering wasn't too shabby though. The vermicelli was fragrant with peppery nuances but overly dry whilst the crab meat was sweet and satisfying. Would have liked a little more gravy please.
Deep Fried Squid - The only thing I liked about this dish was the cashew nuts that came alongside. The squid itself was lost in the thick layer of breading flour but at least the sauce had a little sweetness and spiciness to it. Very average.
I'll be the first to admit. The food we had this time round wasn't as stellar as what we had the last round. Could it be an indication that Rama Thai's standards are dropping or that we should have just stuck to the tried and tested dishes? I guess I'll only know on my next visit. If I ever return, that is.
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recommends this place.
Rama Thai Sharkfin Restaurant is a well known restaurant in Singapore through their constant advertisement in newspaper. Since it is a special occasion, we took the opportunity to check this pace out.
For Group of 10, we ordered the $538 Set menu, which consist of:
- Braised Whole Sharkfin with Crabmeat (Individual Claypot)
- Baked whole crab with Vermicelli
- Deep fried Red Garoupa in special Thai Sauce
- Rama Thai Signature Prawn Cakes
- Crispy Seafood Rolls
- Fried Toh Miaw with garlic
- Pineapple Fried Rice
We order extra Lobster Salad for the occasion. $108. All price excluding GST and service charge.
From the name itself you will know that this restaurant serve Thai style food with Chinese Teow Chew influence. The chefs are from Thailand, as we heard them speak when we came in from the back of the restaurant.
The Sharkfin comes in a clear soup with crab meat. You must add the bean sprout, while the soup is hot. This is the same type of Sharkfin soup that you will have when you are in Thailand, different from the one served during the wedding banquet here. Each person served with an individual claypot, so SHIOK!!
The baked whole crab with Vermicelli is quite good. Another typical Thai dish. The vermicelli are infused with the essence of the crab. The good thing is that the vermicelli is coated with the crab gravy and sauce instead of oily pork fat like other typical Thai restaurant.
The plus point of this restaurant is also their deep frying skill. The deep fried the fish until crispy. Meanwhile their prawn cake and seafood roll are fried just nice, together with their dipping sauce you can really enjoy the crispy coating and the juicy ingredients inside. One thing I have to admit, this place really use fresh ingredients. No short cut, because when it comes to seafood you can taste the different if it is not fresh. The same apply to their Lobster salad.
However, we find that our set menu are not well balanced. Although their fried stuff is nice, three deep fried dishes in a menu is one to many. Maybe they should do steam seafood rolls instead of frying them.
Atmosphere, typical Chinese restaurant. Not much decoration, but its clean and cozy. Service is good and attentive. Since it is a weekday, they were only 3 to 4 tables occupied and they have enough waiter and manager to take care of us.
Overall, this place really bring the Thai style of seafood to Singapore food scene. It offer different variety but it does not come cheap. Good for special occasions and to impress someone important.
: Sharkfin Soup, Baked Crab with Vermicelli
I also recommend this place for:
Lunch, Dinner, Children/Family, Business Dining, Corporate Events, Private Dining