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Momma Kong's

Chinatown Fish $$$ +100
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About Momma Kong's

Please note that Momma Kong’s have both indoor and outdoor seating. Reservations are by default assigned to the indoor area on a first-come, first-served basis. If full, reservations will automatically be assigned to the outdoor area. Remember to choose your preferred seating area when you book!

Drawing in a crowd from all over Singapore looking to try some of their infamous crab, Momma Kong’s is one of Chinatown’s most frequented seafood restaurants. As the name suggests, Momma Kong’s aim to serve up hearty homemade dishes, just like your mother used to, and on the menu you will find a range of delicious seafood options. Located on Mosque Street, this restaurant is a popular choice so booking in advance is recommended!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 23:00
Momma Kong's, Mosque Street 34 , 059512 Singapore

Further Information

Serving up seafood cuisine made from freshly-sourced produce, whether you’re here for lunch or dinner you’ll find an array of options over at Momma Kong’s on Mosque Street in Chinatown. Small plates like pan-seared scallops and barbequed sambal stingray are ideal for sharing around the table with friends, while you will also find lunchtime deals and a jam-packed a la carte menu including some meat and vegetarian options.

The star of the show over at Momma Kong’s however is undoubtedly the crab, which has garnered quite a reputation throughout Singapore. On the menu you will find a massive range of choices, including some Singaporean favourites like black pepper crab, chilli crab and butter crab. Don’t miss out on Momma Kong’s famous crab bee hoon soup, a delicious broth that keeps diners coming back for more and more. With their reputation for serving up some of the best crab in town, this cosy Chinatown joint gets busy, we recommend making a reservation in advance!

CHEF'S CHOICE

289 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 289 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Service: friendly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 18:54

The restaurant is perhaps not most visually stunning, but the food is amazing. Would definitely recommend the set menu they have, as both the butter crayfish and the chili crab are superb. Will definitely come here the next time I am in Singapore.

1 review so far 6
06.06.2017 08:11

Good service. Could have used bigger tables for my party of six, but otherwise no complaints. Loved the food as well. Thanks for a great night!

1 review so far 6
06.06.2017 07:57

Really enjoyed the food, the crabs were very fresh and the crayfish was delish! Small place which was cozy but could be quite noisy at time. Would definitely recommend this place to my friends!

1 review so far 6
03.06.2017 22:48

Cost little place with excellent service and great food! Well worth the price. Momma Kong's will now be my go-to chilli crab place for bringing friends from abroad!

1 review so far 5
13.03.2017 12:55

Very good experience at Momma Kong's. The place is small and cozy. We thankfully got an indoor table. The crab tools provided are excellent and really makes for a more enjoyable dining experience. And you won't have to worry about having to keep asking for wipes and serviettes at this restaurant unlike most others, everything is on the table. Their food is delicious, especially the butter crab and fried mantou. The crab bee hoon was very well cooked, the meat almost slips off. Both crabs were not huge but good sized. The gelato flavors are interesting and they tasted okay, but I would recommend you skip it. Service is average, one server was much better and friendlier than the others so we made it a point to get him to serve our table.

5 reviews so far 5
22.06.2016 11:46

Small cozy diner serving tasty local crab recipes, we ordered 4 out of 6 varieties. Crabs are approximately 650g each, they are kind of small for $48 per plate, we preferred big claws of mud crabs but they do not have them. However, we liked the Man Tau; they are big, crispy on the outside & fluffy on the inside. The tofu chips is tasty too. Service was great, friendly polite young men running the place efficiently. Some of us arrived early and waited outside for the earlier patrons to finish their dinner; so servers set up the table quickly allowing us to start early as soon as they left. It was a family dinner celebrating Father's Day that evening, the Fathers had free beer on the house, thanks Momma Kong's!

1 review so far 5
10.03.2017 22:52

If you just want to eat crab, definitely come to Momma Kong's. The location is very central and the prices are pretty reasonable. We ordered a chilli crab, white pepper crab and steamed and fried mantou buns for dipping. The chilli crab had a lot of sauce and was very good. The white pepper crab was not as spicy as I had thought so perhaps the black pepper crab would have been better. They took a picture of us for their picture gallery and gave us a copy of the picture at the end of the meal with the bill. Book in advance for a table though as they can get pretty crowded in the evenings.

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 22:08

We read about this place on trip advisor. Had chili crab once before at one of the best chili crab restaurants in Singapore (I was told this). Have to say this was the equal of the previous restaurant. Small place so reservations are a necessity but the food was great. Cab driver had trouble finding the place but we set him straight. Would make the trip again just for the crab. Thank you Momma Kong's

3 reviews so far 5
30.05.2016 20:57

Delicious - messy and fun. Everything a Singapore chili crab experience should be. The hosts are engaging and welcoming - the photo op was clever and the giveaway print at the end is a very smart surprise. Most importantly - the food is outstanding - fresh, well prepared and yummy. I have co-workers coming into town and I hope to bring them all to Momma Kong's - it should not be missed on a visit here.

1 review so far 4
01.01.2016 22:21

The restaurant is small and so the tables and chairs get cluttered quickly. We sat indoors under a ceiling fan which made it a little cold for us but I imagine it would get quite warm for the others if it was turned down. But I did ask for fear our food would get cold too quickly and it was turned down with no fuss. It was a little difficult to get the servers' attention during peak service but we generally had no complaints. We ordered a set meal for 4 pax including red chilli crab (good), crab bee Hoon soup (very good), Sarawak white pepper crab (could do without this), grilled scallops (in place of grilled squid), 2 veg, 1 prawn fried rice, tofu fries and 4 mantous. We added 2 more mantous, 3 white rice, 1 grilled squid, 3 pints Asahi and 2 sprites and paid $321 incl service charge. There's no gst. Overall we enjoyed the food but we may vote for the neighbourhood Tze char over momma kongs in the future. If we did return, we would give the butter crab a chance.

2 reviews so far 6
25.09.2016 10:24

It was my first time there and I must say that I will definitely go back again. We ordered chilli crab with fried mantou, crab bee hoon soup and grilled squid and everything was great! We are not very good at eating crabs but the meat was fresh and succulent, didn't have to do much 'digging'. The man tous are super good!! They are soft inside and crispy outside and i supposed you can't find them anywhere else? They look like they are self made by the restaurant. The bee hoon soup and grilled squid were flavorful as well. We finished everything! Prompt and friendly service too! We will reccomend this place to our friends and anyone else!

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 17:43

One of the best places I've ever been for Singapore chili crab. The grilled squid was amazing. Really 'light' and easy to eat with the punchy chilli paste next to it (if you dare!). The buns were the biggest I've ever seen. Highly recommend the 2 person share platter with your choice of crab, cray fish, vegetables, grilled squid and ice cream! Plus a barley drink or water cress, and option to upgrade to another drink for a minimal amount. Service was second to none. Food came out in a timely manner, and the ambience was just perfect. We will be back again!

4 reviews so far 6
02.01.2017 23:45

We were a group of 7, and had the set menu for 4, selecting: black pepper crab, red chili crab, tofu chips, luncheon meat chips, cereal crayfish, salted fish fried rice, sambal kangkong, stir fried dou miao, four fried mantou, and grilled squid. In addition, we ordered sambal stingray, garlic prawns, and four steamed mantou. Everything was good, especially the sambal dishes (if you like spicy food) and the chili crab. The restaurant staff also took photos of us and printed them out onto a postcard-sized slip of photo paper. What a nice way to commemorate the night! I would return.

2 reviews so far 4
11.06.2016 19:52

My wife and I have always been a huge fan of Momma Kong's. However both of us agreed the standard is going lower. But this may be due to the fact that we have high expectation for the place and so any slight inconsistency will result in a huge disappointment. Service is excellent to make up for that though. Bottom line: Recommended for people who love crabs prepared in a modern way!

1 review so far 5
13.03.2016 21:42

Came here on a quiet Sunday afternoon, only one table occupied (which was us)! Guess you wont need to make reservation if you are here for lunch. Had the Meal for Two even we have three persons. Ordered Bee Hoon Crab and Chili Crab. Guess the Bee Hoon and soup were too delicious, all of us are quite full after having the first crab dish! Chili Crab is quite good too. Chose to have all fried mantou since it is recommended from previous reviews, I like it very much, but my friends thought it's too oily. Grilled squid, vege, and the gelato are awesome too! Would definitely come back :)

1 review so far 4
15.07.2016 12:28

We booked to sit inside, but were told we had been moved outside when we arrived. The staff said they tried to contact me, but I did not see any missed calls on my phone. Not a great start to the evening. Some dishes were better than others. The prawn fried rice had large fresh prawns, but too much black pepper and I prefer the cereal to be sweeter in the cereal crayfish. The Crab been hoon was fresh and tasty. They had accidentally included a couple of dishes twice on our bill which we did not notice. It was very honest of the staff to inform us and issue us a new bill. At busy times, it feels like the restaurant needs a few more staff members.

1 review so far 6
06.01.2016 21:02

Had a great time at Momma Kong's tonight! We were made very welcome and the staff were great - very friendly. As for the food - we couldn't fault it! The chilli crab especially lived up to expectation! Thanks guys.

1 review so far 5
25.06.2016 20:31

Ordered 3 crabs: bee hoon, white pepper and steam crab. I appreciate the freshness of crabs but it was not quite consistent, only 2 out of 3 was really fresh. Wish we tried the chili crab. Service was prompt and responsive, but chill guys, I was reminded at least 3 times that we have to leave at 8, including once over the phone. What I really like was the extra service of having our experience 'captured', especially since we were celebrating a happy occasion, we left Momma Kong with a photograph :) happy.

6 reviews so far 6
21.06.2016 10:46

The crab was divine and so was the mantou. Love the photo they took of us and printed out! Momma Kong's is now my new favorite crab place and I'm definitely taking my friends and family here again.

1 review so far 4
17.10.2016 14:18

The place is trendy and clean, but the food is a little lacking in my opinion. Out of the three crab dishes, the chili crab is tasty but obviously not enough gravy, the pepper crab is so so, the crab beehoon is quite good though.. The buns are good. However the Dou Miao (veggie) was too dry... The crab dishes would have been better if they are served with more gravy... Staff are friendly. If you want a trendy hangout for very local zhichar this is a nice place to be seen. if you are looking for authentic crab dishes, it may not fit the bill.

6 reviews so far 5
24.01.2016 22:51

We ordered the set meal for 2, consisting of white pepper crab, butter crab, grilled squid, stir fried dou miao and mantou. Although the crabs weren't very big at 650g, they were very meaty and fresh, However we did not like the white pepper version as it tasted slightly pungent. The squid was cooked nicely, chewy and not too rubbery. We preferred the fried mantou to the steamed one as it offered more dimension being crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

1 review so far 4
11.01.2017 21:44

The food was good overall. However, we felt just a little bit rushed throughout our meal even though we were not taking our time to eat. We do understand that they want a higher turnaround of customers, so that is a given. We were also charged for all of the wet towels despite the staff counting them before taking them away. The queue at the cashier was too long for us to correct the bill. I would recommend coming before 6:30pm to avoid the rush. Apart from that, I would still recommend the place for a casual crab session with friends and family.

2 reviews so far 6
27.06.2016 23:48

The atmosphere was cosy and authentic, the service friendly and efficient. More importantly, the food was simple and simply delicious. It really is a case of "do a few things, and do them well." The menu is thankfully not overstretched. The chilli grab is rustic: the sauce is chunky, not overly-refined, and (mercifully) not sickeningly sweet like other places. And dinner went very well with the Nikka!

1 review so far 5
31.05.2017 08:05

The service was great! The table is ready when we arrived slightly earlier than scheduled. The guys helped us take photos, took one for their own and gave us a copy. Food was however not as great as the reviews. They were left with only the small crabs by 8ishpm. The bee hoon was the best, white pepper ok, chilli crab gravy too diluted and a tad too sweet for our liking. Sting ray and bean sprouts were bad.

3 reviews so far 5
22.06.2017 08:30

Very good chili crab, fresh and just right amount of chili, ginger. Excellent fried mantou. Service smart, quick, attentive except for waitress who just grabbed the extra utensils over our heads without so much as an' excuse me'! Not the fault of the restaurant but a large, noisy table spoit the pleasant ambience so diners might want to come earlier to avoid groups like these or sit outside, despite the heat. Photo with the bill nice touch, good memories!

1 review so far 3
13.12.2015 03:47

Ordered a Meal for 2 for 4 pax, as recommended by the waiter, but ended up not having enough. So decided to order an extra crab, which was what a Meal for 4 would offer, but waiter said system can't be changed. And it has to be added ala carte. Really inflexible! Though afterwards he returned to say it can now be changed to the Meal for 4, we were not keen anymore, as it isn't our problem in the first place if the system can't be changed?! We are ordering more, not less?! Food was so-so but the fried mantou was really good. Tofu chips were also not up to standard-lack of taste and rubbery. Chilli crab was the better one out of the 3-black pepper and butter crabs.

1 review so far 3
06.01.2017 21:01

The meat of the crabs is not full to the shell. In fact the crab of our 1st dish is only half full. We requested to change and the manager changed for us. He said they can't be sure of the quality of the crab when they ordered them. But I don't accept his explanation because once the crab is cut open, it is very easy to tell the full meaty ones from the not so meaty ones. The kitchen staffs just cut and cook every single crabs and hope the customers won't be too fussy about them. The butter crab dish we ordered tasted ok, but the white pepper crab dish was off. Will not visit the restaurant again.

3 reviews so far 5
18.04.2016 21:05

Food great as usual, chilli crab not exactly to my taste but mantou, butter crab and crab beehoon soup was delicious. A rather pricey meal especially if you drink beer but I think this is the only place you can get crab dishes done nicely in all styles for a small group. Service and ambience also intimate and nice, not scary loud or rushed like in the bigger seafood restaurants.

1 review so far 5
13.11.2016 00:31

I have ordered the 2 pax set menu ($118++) set meal. The chilli crab was taste great and fresh, matched well with the fried and steamed mantous. Cereal Crayfish was very fresh and pretty good too. Grilled squid was ok, as the grilling taste was too bitter. Stir fried Dou Miao was a total disappointment because it was so bland. The black sesame and passion fruit gelato was not bad.

1 review so far 5
18.04.2017 09:41

Place is very clean, food quality is highly recommended same for service/staff. The singapore chili crab and butter version are both must try! The restaurant is walking distance from the chinatown and telok ayer train station. So if you're craving for a crab in a not so crowded place, this restaurant is a good option. Pricing though is higher than your typical hawker but it is worth the money.

1 review so far 6
06.04.2017 10:50

Awesome crabs, awesome mantou! Definitely the best crabs in SG and will come back once i visit SG again. Momma Kong's black pepper crab is to die for!

1 review so far 5
08.06.2017 23:56

Super tasty crab and a great range of good accompanying dishes. Quick, cheerful and efficient service. Unpretentious and clean setting. A big more pricey than places in Chinatown food street (about $50++) for a crab, but a lot more focussed on the crab too. There seemed to be a nice combination of tourists and locals there, not too busy on a Thursday evening around 8 pm.

1 review so far 6
07.09.2016 22:48

Amazing food. Simple, pleasant atmosphere that encourages enjoying the crab in a messy way. We had the meal for 4, and there was a huge amount of food. Pints of Asahi Super Dry help it all go down nicely too. It seems unconventional, but can highly recommend the black sesame gelato to finish.

1 review so far 6
23.10.2016 09:05

Great service! Staff was accommodating to my change of reservation timing. Food wise, crab bee Hoon is really the best of the best among all the crabs. We also love the butter crab and black pepper crab. Definitely worth going and remember to make a reservation first due to limited seats! 👍

1 review so far 5
07.02.2017 11:44

The chili crab was very good and the mantu was outstanding. I also enjoy the yu sheng. I wasn't thrilled they charged for the little cup of peanuts on the table and the wet towelette without letting you know they weren't included. Also, the service was just ok. Overall I would still recommend it but know ahead of time about those charges

1 review so far 5
13.10.2016 18:56

Food was amazing. However there were a couple of things which they had advertised but had since changed and these changes were not updated on either the menus or their website and we were only told of the changes when we enquired. 1) kids eat free-not anymore 2) gelato as part of the meal for four which was substituted with soft drinks

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 20:15

Have not been here for almost 2 yrs and surprisingly the standard is still there. Have always love the crab bee hoon for it's flavorful & sweet broth. Staffs is observant too, always clearing the shell's bin when it's full without having you to call for them to do so.

1 review so far 6
23.03.2016 15:52

Delicious food. We had the menu for 4 pax with 3 crabs. I loved the chili crab. That wasn't my last time at Momma Kong's.

1 review so far 3
25.01.2016 17:06

We had wanted to try the Perankan style, but it was not available on the day of my visit. Although the staff was very prompt to recommend us the Black Pepper Crab, we decided to try the Butter Crab instead. True enough, we were a bit disappointed upon the arrival of the dish. Firstly, the crab was a tat too small in size. Secondly, it was not as flavorful as we have expected. However, the bbq stingray was good! Last but not least, eatery should highlight that the appetize they are serving (peanuts) are not complimentary and is chargeable.

1 review so far 5
24.12.2015 23:24

Came here through recommendation by a friend. Tried the set for 2 with a pax of 3 - butter crab, chilli crab, grilled squid, and kangkong. The food was more than sufficient for the three of us. really loved the butter crab. the kangkong could be a little spicier. Otherwise, great food, great ambience, lovely service.

1 review so far 4
18.06.2016 18:39

We ordered 2 crabs and the meat was too soft. The servers interrupted us 2-3 times between 9.30pm to 10pm while we were still eating and chatting to ask whether they can clear our plates. Do not understand their hurry to do so as they do not close until 11pm. Not a pleasant experience as they made us feel that we have to finish our food quickly and go.

1 review so far 5
15.02.2016 20:45

Nothing to complain about, really. Reasonable price, good food, good service, good ambience. The bun was pretty good. We ordered chilli crab, which was nice. My girlfriend did not quite like it, thinking it was a bit bland. It was just nice for me though, to bring out the original taste of the crab.

2 reviews so far 5
10.04.2016 09:16

Service was fast. Highlight was the crab beehoon which my son slurped down a few helpings while devouring the crabs. Crabs were huge and sweet. They should work on the sambal for the stingray. Waiters were nice enough to offer my kids ice water rather than us being forced to order swetened drinks.

1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 23:03

Great service, and good for them to follow up to confirm the reservation. Overall atmosphere is good, food is great, just hope for more flexibility in the set meal where customers can choose to top up for change to a dish which they like

4 reviews so far 5
11.08.2016 23:43

Great crabs especially the butter & grilled crabs. My 2nd visit and definitely not my last. Was a bit cold where we sat, below the fan and with the air con blasting. So our crab Mee Hoon soup turned cold very quickly. Good if the restaurant can look at regulating the temp

1 review so far 6
13.03.2016 00:27

Excellent restaurant. Tried the chilli crab and black pepper crab. Spicy, SHIOK (very satisfying). The best part is that they have a fixed priced for crabs, compared to those big seafood restaurant names that charge by weight (usually overcharge). Will definitely be back!

2 reviews so far 4
10.03.2016 01:15

The butter crab ($48 flat rate) was excellent and goes great with the buns (go for the fried buns! they were crispy and soft in all the right ways). The crab bee hoon soup was average; I wouldn't order it again. We ordered the single portion ($25) as an add-on and felt that that didn't live up to the price tag. Service was good.

2 reviews so far 5
17.03.2016 07:51

Food taste good my overseas friend love it. Need improvement on the way food is being serve especially the main dish crab had order black pepper, chillies & peranakan the order it being serve is not correct. And small detail such as replacing the plates when it full of crabs shell

2 reviews so far 6
30.12.2016 13:54

2nd time that I was here! We ordered the buttercrab and chilicrab! It is really not expensive compared what you get in the city. we love the fried buns and the picture that you get as a souvenir is a great bonus!

1 review so far 5
29.04.2017 21:42

Chili crab with steam buns are awesome. But the sambal squid is a little bit too salty for me.. will definitely visit Momma Kong's again!!