Fisherman’s Market is the first restaurant by the well established Japanese company Create Restaurants to open outside of Japan. Create Restaurants has portfolio of over 110 food concepts and it chose Singapore to open its first restaurant outside of Japan.
Fisherman’s Market is a all you can eat seafood buffet concept. Located at Clarke Quay (The Central), it has a total floor space of 10,000 sq ft spread across 2 levels. The first level is for a la carte patrons while the second level is for the buffet which can seats 300 patrons.
If you are observant, you would have noticed that their menu has changed slightly. Their price has changed to $44.90 and cheese fondue is no longer in the menu. It was only when I was inside then I realised there was no cheese fondue after enquiring with a staff. Was disappointing, as I had wanted to try it! Moreover, I did not see any blue crab cocktail or crepes ….I am assuming that they all ran out whenever I check the counters out as it is clearly stated in the menu. But it adds up to the disappointment.
Anyway I arrived at 7pm on a Saturday and it was about 50% occupied.
Dishes were missing such as blue crab cocktail. The Sashimi were not cold and firm enough, might have been left out for too long.
The mussels were fresh, but the prawns were not. The meat of the prawn was not firm and the shell stuck to its shell. Normally, in a buffet I would have polished off quite a number of prawn sadly, this was not the case. My favourite among the 3 was the Oysters! The oysters were fat and juicy, very fresh. Just a drop of Tobasco sauce and light squeeze 0f lemon will be sufficient. Ate 11 pieces of it!
The Hot Food Section is where you can find the pizzas, spaghetti, chilli crab, black pepper crab and pork ribs. Items such as chilli crab, black pepper crab and pork ribs gets polished off as soon as it is served. It was not easy getting any of these 3 items. Well, a tip you are better off waiting for either of the crabs compared to the pork rib. The pork rib was plain in taste, not fragrant not well marinated.
It is not easy to land our hands on the crab pincers. As before the crab was served there was already people waiting for the crabs and whoever was there first almost always aim for the pincers first. The Pepper and Chilli Crab was delicious. We were quite lucky that we managed to get several helpings of crab pincers! The first few servings, the crab was fresh, its meat was easily pulled out, firm, sweet and absorbed the sauce. But towards the next few servings, the crab meat stuck to the shell and was not as fresh. Also, it was quite obvious that the crabs have been put on diet. Despite these, the crabs (pincers) was one of the best dishes.
The rest of the food was average, so it will be just pictures and 1 or 2 liners.
Sushi was average and the rice breaks up easily.
There is a machine for you to make DIY ice cream next to the chocolate fondue.
Overall, my take is that most of the food are really just average with the exception of Pepper Crabs, Chilli Crabs and Oysters. No wonder their logo is a crab logo. The rest, I did not really have a second helping of it. Also, I never got to try some of the items such as Blue Crab Cocktail and Pasta Vongole Bianca despite going back to search for it several times. To add on to the disappointment, cheese fondue was taken off the menu. Moreover, we had to wait 25 minutes for the bill to arrive despite asking for it twice! If you go there make sure you get the crabs and oysters!
Fisherman’s Market (The Central)
The Central @ Clarke Quay
6 Eu Tong Sen Street
#01-15 & 02-17
Tel: 6221 3177
Opening Hours: Daily 11am–11pm (1st Floor, Ala–carte)
5pm–11pm (2nd Floor, Buffet)