Whether you like your oysters raw, baked or fried, KL has them all. We shucked through some of the best restaurants in the city for the freshest oysters.
For oysters along the Kemuja stretch, head to Southern Rock Seafood. The seafood specialist stocks an impressive range of fresh oysters that includes Australian Sydney Rock, New Zealand Cloudy Bay, Irish Tragheanna Bay, French Fine de Claire, Dutch Creuses, Scottish Loch Ryan and more. You can have them raw or deep fried (order the Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Kilpatrick). Make sure to snag a seat at the restaurant’s popular oyster bar for a glimpse of all the action and prep work that go into your molluscs.
From RM30 for three pieces.
A seafood lover’s heaven, The Fat Fish serves up a collection of dishes from under the sea. Indulge in their oysters – served on a shell-shaped platter, the fresh oysters sit atop ice cubes, with a side of lemon slices to add that zesty kick to your shooter. Pick from their Irish variations of Gallagher, Tragheanna and Irish Premium, or opt for the Japanese Ebisu oysters. Don’t like them raw? Go for their Kaki Fry – six pieces of fried breaded oyster goodness.
From RM12.50 per piece; Kaki Fry, RM30.
Craving oysters? The aptly named new addition to TREC will definitely have you satisfied. Their shucked oyster selection is impressive with 11 choices from Ireland, USA, Holland, Japan, Australia, France and New Zealand. If you prefer your oysters cooked, Crave also serves them deep fried, baked (with cheese or in a Mediterranean spicy flavour), stir fried, in an omelette, and more.
From RM30 for three pieces.
If you’re around the Jalan Telawi area and want raw oysters, take the bait – we mean, go to Bait. The seafood restaurant has an oyster bar that offers Tragheanna and Gallagher oysters, as well as other fine selections. Oyster happy hour ends at 8pm daily, so head there early for Tragheanna oysters at RM9. Bonus: Happy hour for drinks go on until 9pm.
From RM11 per piece.
Available cooked or raw, Shucked boasts an extensive list of over ten types of oysters from Australia and Europe. For raw oysters, you can either get them with lemon slices (a serving of three or 12 pieces) or with a shot of Bloody Mary (individual pieces). If you prefer them cooked, choose between the Oysters Florentine, baked oysters and Oriental Oysters. On weekdays from 3pm to 6pm, purchase three West Mersea (England) pieces and get three more on the house.
At the multi-outlet space Greenhouse by Muir, you get a choice between raw and grilled oysters. Kuroshio Market on the ground floor offers fresh Canadian oysters shucked on the spot at RM16.90 per piece; while BRYCG upstairs offers Louisiana-style grilled oysters. There are two options on the menu – butter sauce on cheesy oyster (grilled Canadian oyster, lemon butter and parmesan) and the bacon fondue oyster (grilled Canadian oyster, chopped bacon, sautéed spinach and parmesan). These two dishes come with six oysters each.
Kuroshio Market, RM16.90 per piece; BRYCG, RM42.