They say there’s plenty of fish in the sea, but for us foodies, the sea offers so much more than just fish to satisfy our palates! Aside from the soft, white flesh of cooked fish, we also can’t say no to the tempting umami of shrimp, scallops, clams, and other sumptuous bounties from the sea.
If you’re currently craving such delicacy, this list is for you! We’ve listed down shops and restaurants in Metro Manila where you can get your much-needed seafood fix!
Fish & Co.
The Bistro Group’s Fish & Co. resto offers an abundant seafood menu that will excite the taste buds of fish and shellfish lovers. From mouthwatering salmon to savory shrimp and other seafood selections, Fish & Co. serves them swimming in soup, grilled, or fried and slathered with sauce.
Locations: 4th floor, Uptown Mall | Ground floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall | 4th floor, Trinoma Mall
The Red Crab
The Red Crab is a haven for folks who just love the lip-smacking goodness of crabs and other crave-worthy fish and crustaceans! The highlight of their menu, the red crab, is offered in a dozen of variants, each infused with an interesting flavor that complements the crab’s umami.
Locations: Shangri-La Plaza | Tomas Morato | Eastwood Mall | Newport Mall | Greenbelt 3
The Shrimp Bucket
If you want a bucket full of seafood goodness, then you can never go wrong with The Shrimp Bucket. Stuffed in their buckets are shrimps, mussels, squid, and other delicious delicacies from the deep, with a wide selection of sauces to smother them with. Out of the bucket, you can also enjoy their specialty dishes that will also satisfy your seafood needs!
Locations: Ayala Malls Circuit | Cloverleaf | Feliz | The Fort | Greenhills | Glorietta | Katipunan | Manila Bay |
The Murang Seafood Platter
The Murang Seafood Platter offers seafood lovers with platters packed with the best the sea has to offer. Grab the gang or go solo and indulge in their shrimp, mussels, crab, and lobster platters whenever those cravings hit!
Dampa Seafood Grill
Dampa Seafood Grill’s Dubai branch recently received the Best Local Gem Award at the Dubai Expo 2020, giving you another reason to visit their resto here in Manila! At Dampa Seafood Grill, you can dig into their Seafest bundles and tempting platters that are packed with shrimp, crabs, mussels, squids, as well as meat dishes.
Location: 73 Scout Limbaga, Diliman, Quezon City
Wantusawa Oyster Bar
If you can’t get enough of slurping oysters from their shells, then order at the Wantusawa Oyster Bar and slurp away to your heart’s content. Aside from their grilled, baked, fried, and raw oysters, one can also enjoy their Oyster Chowder, Tempura, Ceviche, Okonomiyaki, and other seafood-infused dishes.
Locations: Rockwell | Poblacion, Makati
Delicasea Food Market
Delicasea Food Market takes pride in supplying their imported seafood to 5-star hotels in the country. They offer both raw products and cooked dishes featuring mouthwatering ingredients fished out of the sea! Enjoy dishes made with export-grade crabs, lobsters, scallops, and more.
Location: Isla Aquamarine, McDonough Road, Tambo, Parañaque
Surf n’ Turf Manila
Surf n’ Turf Manila offers your favorite seafood infused with different flavors from around the world! Some of the eye-popping dishes one could enjoy at Surf n’ Turf Manila are the Seafood Boil Gochujang, Shrimp Boil Thai Chili, Shrimp & Sausage Kabobs, Alaskan King Classic Lemon Butter with Garlic, generous platters, and so much more!
The Michelin-starred Putien restaurant offers delicious Fujianese fare that includes indulgent seafood and seafood-infused dishes. Among their must-try dishes are the Seaweed and Mini Shrimps Dressed with Sauce, Black Pepper Crab, Chili Crab, and Crispy Oyster.
Location: 5th floor, The Podium, Mandaluyong
Gen Korean BBQ House
If you love samgyupsal as much as you love seafood, then Gen Korean BBQ House is definitely worth the visit. Alongside their wide selection of meats is a mouthwatering seafood selection that includes fresh fish, calamari, and shrimp, ready to adopt that smoky, savory flavor straight from the grill!
Location: SM By the Bay, Seaside Blvd, Mall of Asia Complex
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