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Mellben Seafood

#161 of 8,973 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
As featured in Best Food in Singapore
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232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 560233, Singapore
+65 6285 6762
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I and my husband arrived at the Tao Pa Yoh Mellben at almost 5 pm (Thursday). We were the first customer, so there was no queue at all. We ordered Crab Bee Hoon and bean with salted egg. Both was delicious, especially the crab. We asked for 800 gr crab and it was big enough for us to satisfy our... More 

Thank ekawatya
Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for chilli crab as I had read rave reviews, The taste was above average but still can't beat others I have tried. For the price I paid, I did not feel it was good value given the coffeeshop ambience and the quality of service I received. We are unlikely to return when there are so many other... More 

Thank minxbaby
Wentworthville, Australia
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I came here a day after I arrived in Singapore, for a lunch invitation and was not disappointed. Their chilli crab was superb and of good quality. Not sure what the bread that came with the dish is called, but they were a perfect combination. Apart from the crab we have some vegetable dishes, chicken dish and fried rice-all were... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Mellben Seafood is and outdoor setting on the bottom level of an office building. While the decor and atmosphere is nothing special, the food was absolutely fantastic. I tried chili crab in several locations and this was by far the best. My native Singaporean friends who were dining with me agreed that the food was definitely amongst the best they... More 

Thank EastOfLyra
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

First time to this restaurant by a Singaporean friend recommendation, quite big restaurant. We order an Original MUST TRY menu, Clay pot crab, it also come with noodles, very very good. Followed by another popular menu, Chilly crab. I found it a bit too sweet for my taste but I also finish it all. It came with Man Tou, Fried... More 

Thank Puk S
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357 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We timed ourselves to arrive here on a Sunday night after 8pm to avoid the long queue and was successful. No wait, immediately got a table. The signature dishes are all crabs and we were not too hungry, so ordered the crab rice noodles in a rich broth, it was tasty. The stir fried veggies was excellent, the rest I... More 

Thank IVegas
Singapore, Singapore
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351 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

They are master in cooking crab. Be it the chili crab, pepper crab or their legendary been hoon crab, they always managed to bring out he best of its crab meat: flavorful and maintaining its firm and moist texture. It also offers some of the best quality and largest Sri Lankan I had seen - average 1kg and above. Amazing... More 

Thank Xexplorer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We found this place after some research on the net, recommended by a European who lives in the area. It was a little tricky to find but a helpful bus driver put us right. I notice other people complain about queues, but I thought the queuing was slightly funny as the staff rushed around trying their best to accommodate everyone.... More 

Thank Colin N
Shanghai, China
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

If you dun know what is mee hoon...come try Mellben Mellben's crab mee hoon is a classic South east asia's rice vermicelli in white crab soup rivals the likes of noodles all over the world Serve in a giant claypot Ranges from USD 50 to USD 100 a pot of white gold!

Thank simplyrichlim
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We had our dinner there. The food was reasonably good. However, when we had to pay our bill the cashier was very unprofessional. In terms of service, i wouldnt recommend if you are looking for good service.

Thank soba s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 560233, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6285 6762

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?