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Time Out says

From New York to Tokyo, and now, Singapore. Seafood shack Luke’s Lobster is ready to welcome diners at its first Singapore outpost, located on the first floor of Shaw House on September 23, Wednesday, 1pm.

For those hoping to skip the queues, pre-orders for takeaway are available via its website.

The 23-seater space (17 with safe-distancing measures), situated within Isetan, marks the chain’s first foray into Southeast Asia. But fret not, the menu and look of the Singapore store remains decidedly similar to those found across America.

Just three rolls and two types of soups are available as part of its debut menu – a selection of the restaurant’s greatest hits. And only sustainably sourced seafood, flash-frozen and air-flown to ensure peak freshness, is used. Try it in a signature roll, which can come stuffed with chilled shrimp ($21.50), crab ($23.50), or lobster ($25.50) chunks. To assemble, a bun is first buttered using a special contraption for an even coating, then griddled till golden brown before getting smeared with a thin layer of mayonnaise. Seafood is topped onto the base, then finished with a drizzle of lemon butter and a dash of the brand's secret seasoning. For a sampling of everything, consider Luke’s Trio ($33.50) which comes with halves of all three rolls.

And how does the main highlight, the lobster roll, measure up to those found in America? Besides the price tag (it’s slightly more expensive here; for reference, in America, a lobster roll with chips go for 17 USD, or approximately $23), the taste remains similar to what most would expect from Luke’s Lobster – plump, sweet meat paired with a soft, buttery base.

Wash everything down with some lobster bisque ($12.90) or clam chowder ($11.50), or sip on drinks of homemade lemonade ($6.50) and pomegranate cold brew tea ($7). Wines by the glass, and draught beer from Little Creatures and Hoegaarden, are also available.

There are plans in the pipeline to introduce an affordable, Japan size that comes two-thirds the usual serving. Towards the end of the year, Luke’s Lobster will also launch two new items: a lobster and a crab grilled cheese sandwich – comfy versions that we actually prefer, with gooey cheese and seafood chunks that are warmed through on the griddle.

Fabian Loo
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Fabian Loo


#01-K4, Shaw House
350 Orchard Rd
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-9pm
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