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About Platypus Lobster Shack

The Platypus Kitchen combines exciting Asian ingredients with old school American recipes at its premises tucked away down Nankin Row just off Pickering Street near Raffles Place. Specialising in creating a range of tasty comfort food-inspired seafood dishes, this stylish Singapore restaurant within easy access of Telok Ayer, Chinatown and Raffles Place stations is known for its lobster rolls – offering a whopping nine different choices. On the menu you will also find a range of other delicious crustacean creations, from snacks and small plates to main courses.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Platypus Lobster Shack
3 Pickering Street
Singapore 048660

Menu Highlights


Small Plates

Crustacean Bowl

Uni creme, butter-poached lobster, Japonica rice, honey ponzu, caviar, char-grilled cheddar cheese

Risotto of Lobster

Asian-style risotto, butter-poached lobster, marinated garlic, chilli

Urchin & Lobster Bisque

Roasted lobster & urchin broth, double cream, Maris Piper potatoes


The Traditional (Roll)

Butter-poached lobster meat, roasted-garlic mayonnaise, chives, sea salt

The Modern (Roll)

Butter-poached lobster meat, hollandaise, marinated garlic, lemon zest, chillies, Grana Boni cheese

Sun-Dried Tomatoes (Roll)

Lobster meat infused with sun-dried tomatoes concasse, home-made mayonnaise, dehydrated red pepper


Limoncello Gelato Flute

Italian lemon gelato, limoncello reduction, shot of limoncello

Grandmother Cake

Pine nuts, lemon cream, toasted almonds, grandmotherly love

Crema Catalana

Caramelized brown sugar, egg yolk creme, vanilla

More about Platypus Lobster Shack, Singapore

Decorated in a casual American style, this trendy restaurant down Nankin Row (a side street off Pickering Street) near Raffles Place is known for their East Coast-style lobster rolls made with butter-poached lobster that has been doused in your choice of sauce and served in a perfectly grilled bun. With nine different choices of lobster roll available, flavours range from the traditional to more creative combinations, such as spicy roasted garlic, red miso and sesame and lemon and piquant garlic. You can also upgrade your roll with a range of tasty extras. These include lumpfish caviar, sea urchin cream, burnt cheddar and Japanese tobiko.

Other popular options on Platypus Lobster Shack’s menu include the crustacean bowl – a rice bowl jam packed with lobster, uni creme, caviar, chargrilled cheddar cheese, sesame, honey ponzu and chervil, and the lobster mac and cheese – a seafood-infused take on the American classic. One of Singapore’s most loved seafood restaurants, Platypus Lobster Shack in Raffles Place reels in quite the crowd, so be sure to book your reservation in advance to avoid disappointment.

30 Platypus Lobster Shack Reviews

Very Good
30 Reviews
Value for money:Reasonable value
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Average
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Geraldo L.a year ago · 4 reviews

Nice atmosphere and food during my visit to complement with good staff service. Great dining experience and will be back again to try out other menu.

Rui Chi G.2 years ago · 3 reviews

First time to Platypus Lobster Shack. My friends and I enjoyed their great service with generous servings! Waiter is really friendly to help my friend to customize her order and seek the chef's for opinions. Thank you!

Will O.2 years ago · 1 review

This place is fantastic for what it is, which is a casual place with a limited menu. The service is friendly, the food is superb, and the outdoor seating is lovely. We had the classic lobster roll and the chilli crab buns, and both were great. If you're looking for a quick, casual bite, this is your place.

Tessie T.3 years ago · 1 review

Excellent sangria. It's just unfortunate that my first choice of sangria was out of stock, despite me going early, when they were just open for the night.

Joseph X.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Second time visiting. Ordered the Crustacean bowl, the Soju BBQ Pork bowl and shaved truffle fries. The Crustacean bowl was delicious and the honey ponzu sauce was extremely appetising. However, the Soju BBQ Pork bowl was less to my liking. Perhaps soju and BBQ pork is not my kind of thing. The service was excellent as usual, however the ambience was a little bad as everyone was chattering loudly and the restaurant blasted loud music. Overall still a pleasant dining experience. The Crustacean bowl is a must try for seafood lovers! Will definitely come again to explore other food on the menu. =)

Gen Syn K.2 years ago · 1 review

only 1 server around - difficult to get attention. but cocktail was $6 / drink all night long! We share a crustacean bowl as appetiser - very decadent & we each had a lobster roll, no complaints there. I especially liked the perfectly toasted buttery bun.

Sherlyn P.2 years ago · 1 review

Some Staffs were smoking at the entrance of the restaurants while some are sleeping , resting their head on the table when we patronise the shop . Shop was empty. When I asked about the weekend dinner set , the staff was not informed of it and told me there was no such dinner set . After clarifying twice then they agreed that the dinner set was valid. Overall staffs were polite when they served us but the points written earlier did not make the dining a pleasant experience . Hopefully the management can step it up .

Jessica Y.2 years ago · 2 reviews

We ordered squid spaghetti, whole chicken, truffle fries and mini crab bun as well as lava molten cake with ice cream. The portion are just nice for sharing. I loved the lava cake most.

Zhili L.2 years ago · 1 review

Nice place with good ambient. The food was good, loved that the portions of lobsters were pretty edible in the dishes. Cocktails were priced at $6 for the first drink. Thumbs up!

Vivian L.3 years ago · 1 review

The lobster roll was not bad, but it was a bit cold when served, I feel the dish was not "cook". Service was really so so only. Good to try but definitely will not crave and revisit again.