Mon - Fri: 11:00 - 23:30
A seafood restaurant with a branches all over Singapore, this restaurant also offers dim sum, incorporating their speciality of fresh seafood. Try their chili crab pau among their other dishes like siew mai and flaky char siew pastry.
Chilli Crab: ive not eaten such a meaty crab! the crab tasted fresh and i enjoyed it thoroughly. the sauce goes well with the fried mantous too! yumm yum.
Braised Spinach Tofu: this tasted fine, except that the taste of the spinach isnt strong enough for me
Sauteed Dou Miao: great! this is a light accompaniment to the chilli crab
Wok Fried Creamy Custard Prawns: this is one of their specialties, and it tasted fine though it appeared quite oily. we were afraid it would taste too creamy at first, but it didnt turn out so overpowering afterall. i just find it pretty wasteful to cook live prawns this way, because the freshness of the prawns was masked by the strong flavours.
Drunken Prawns with Hua Diao Wine & Herbs: fantastic! i think live prawns should be cooked this way. the sauce is actually more like a soup base, and it really carried out the freshness of the prawns. you can drink the sauce as if you ordered herbal soup.
Service: this is a review from my two visits to red house, although i bought takeaway at the first time. the service is attentive and prompt. plates were changed frequently and my teacup was topped up quite often. the waiter who overheard our discussion on the prawns earlier, checked with us if they were indeed too creamy for our liking. when we were done with our first two dishes, i heard the waiter instructing the kitchen through his headset, to hurry and serve up our chilli crab. after we were done eating, they cleared the messy plates, cleaned the table, provided more fresh wet tissues without our asking, and topped up our teas.
Overall: this is a place you'd want to visit for a crab feast at a casual and comfortable place - we sat at one of the tables outside, and enjoyed a slight breeze. the commendable service and good food make me want to return for more. i will definitely be back.
We had some out-of-town guests for a few days and were walking along Robertson Quay to select a restaurant.
The foreign guests like seafood and chose this restaurant. What a mistake !
The waiter was extremely rude. At first he did not want to let us sit at an outside table as it was too large for our party of 4 (plus a baby). There wasn't anything else available so he eventually relented. But a few moments later when a more suitable smaller table opened up, he did not want to let us change as he claimed that he had already input the other table number for us. How ridiculous. Throughout the dinner his demeanour was brusque, uncaring, and unhelpful.
We ordered several starters and main courses, all hot dishes. They delivered everything at once. How ridiculous, as it all got cold before we could consume everything.
The mixed platter of 3 types of squid was disgusting -- mushy calamari that was not worth $5 let alone the $30 they charged.
The crayfish looked promising in the menu but came out very different -- coated so thick in bread crumbs to hide the tiny amount to eat. Moreover, the waiter insisted that we had to order at least 3 whole crayfish (cut into halves) and he refused to quote the actual price per piece.
The whole garoupa fish I thought should be good, but when I asked about size the waiter insisted that there is only one size and the price is fixed at $80 per fish. We expected he would at least bring the live fish for us to select (as in many Chinese seafood restaurants around the world), but it just came out already cooked. Not very large nothing special in taste, but not as bad as the previous dishes mentioned.
Total price was $300 for 4 adults, including two small beers, a juice, and a fresh coconut. Aside from the generally poor quality, a more appropriate price should have been only half of that amount.
We would have left right at the beginning or when we heard the scam pricing if it was just the two of us, but as we had the foreign guests and did not want to look furthe for seafood it would have been too troublesome to leave, so we just accepted and paid.
Overall the worst dining experience we have had in Singapore. Definitely avoid.
tourist seem to love this place. i hardly see any asians here. why? coz they are all at jumbo where you get better food at cheaper prices. its quite funny to see them mark up their prices above jumbo like they are better then them. better at attracting tourists probably.
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