In the heart of Serangoon, and just a short walk from Serangoon MRT station, the Little Fish Shop is found inside the Nex Shopping Centre. They bring the finest in seafood to this part of Singapore, and their service in never anything short of warm and welcoming. They are open from 11:30am until 10:30pm every day, and they’re busy the whole day through – so book your table in advance and avoid the stress.
Singapore is a great place to eat seafood – it is surrounded on three sides by water, of course – and the Little Fish Shop in the Nex shopping centre in Serangoon ranks up with the best of them. They ship in the best seafood from all over the world, and then combine it with the freshest products from the markets of Singapore to their fish restaurant on Serangoon Central to create a menu that is unmatched in the city.
Their menu in Serangoon’s Nex shopping centre is, of course, filled with fish. Shipments arrive from cold-water environments such as Alaska, Vancouver, Boston, Auckland and Sydney, and live seafood comes in the form of oysters, mussels and scallops. Singapore is both a trading interchange and a maritime centre, and at the Little Fish Shop, they take advantage of this to corner a market in fresh, well-sourced fish and seafood. Book a table now to experience it for yourself.
My friend and I had the barramundi, char-grilled, which came with a side of salad and mash. The sides themselves were wonderful: mash was soft and creamy, while the salad had a wonderful calamansi dressing. As for the fish, it was perfectly done, with just the right amount of charring of the fish. We only wished that the skin was crispier, so that it had more of a bite.
We were a party of 8 and the food came out one dish at a time. By the time my food had come out, the rest of my party had finished eating and had to watch me eat. It was a good thing my marinara tasted great. The paella however, was not a really cooked how a paella is supposed to be. It was more like baked rice. Lack any flavor whatsoever. A huge let down.
Great food and service. oysters were fresh as well and affordable.
nice cosy environment with value for money food. very friendly staff as well!
Really disappointing meal today. My family and I have been to Little Fish Shop for many years, and we used to love it for its fresh seafood. However, that standard has deteroriated tremendously, ending up in us getting served smelly and spoilt oysters. I had to spit it out because and the experience was truly gross. The service and speed of food service has also always been a pain point, and even after so many years of feedback, there has been no change in this. I heard at least 2 other tables complaining and even shouting at the wait staff after waiting for close to an hour for food. All in all, I will never go back there to eat again. Despite the many years and many chances I've given, today was the last straw. Poor service (no one actively came to apologise for the bad oysters until I had to call the manager over), seafood that isn't fresh to the point of being spoilt (come on, the chefs and servers should also have spotted the bad oysters before serving it!), and long unacceptable wait for food all make this a restaurant I would recommend all to stay away from.
Fresh food and great cooking. Ambience is a little disruptive with loud thumpings from the level above. Prices are reasonable. Would recommend for casual dining.
Food was great but the service could have been better. The servers were pleasant but pretty unobservant.