Manhattan Fish Market

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Lower quality Copy of Fish & Co ?
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2.0
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2.0
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1.5
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
Similar to Fish & Co., Manhattan Fish Market offers pretty much the same kind of food but at a lower quality. Tried their seafood platter before and it has way too much rice and fries and did not taste quite as good as Fish & Co.. They have unique flamed grilled prawns where they will flame the prawns in front of you before serving. But that’s about that. The sauce they drizzle over the prawns is too heavy and creamy that it masked the delicious grilled prawns’ aroma.

The restaurant at Plaza Singapura is really cramped and is not ideal to go on a Friday evening or weekends. There are too many people queuing outside and too many people inside that you can hear what the diners at the next table to talking. And it is disturbing to have service staff brushing past near you as you eat – because tables are too near each other. One other horrid experience I had at the Central branch was my discovery of fungus in the pepper shaker. I was shaking it and nothing came out, so I opened the cover and to my horror found white fluffy fungus inside. I informed the staff and they just replaced it with another pepper shaker and that was it. Will not visit Manhattan unless my friends insist on going there to eat. But I will never ever touch their pepper ever.

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Awesome flaming platter!
(Updated: May 11, 2012)
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4.5
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5.0
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3.5
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3.5
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4.0
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4.5
The Manhattan Fish Market is typically one of the first few choices that comes to mind when my friends and I are looking for a place to eat. You don’t have to be a huge seafood fan to love the food here, but if you absolutely cannot stand seafood, this is the one place you’d probably want to stay away from.

My all-time favourite meal here is the Flaming Platter for One. This meal comes with garlic herb rice, grilled fish, fries, as well as prawns that come with a cheesy topping, freshly heated and melted right next to your table! Other foods worthy of mention include their famous Fish n Chips, as well as their Crab Bisque, which is a creamy soup that wakes up your tastebuds before you enjoy your main course.

They also constantly update their Facebook page with promotions and new offers on a regular basis. (Check them out here: http://www.facebook.com/MFMSingapore) You'll usually be able to find cheaper deals this way! (They had a $3.99 Fish n Chips deal once)

The customer service here is decent, just like it usually is at any other restaurant. However, this restaurant is always almost nearly full during lunch and dinner hours. It can even get a little noisy sometimes, making your eating experience less than desirable.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Best Part:
Flaming Platter
Branch Location:
Bedok Point
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Get the Angry Barramundi!
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4.0
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4.0
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3.5
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3.5
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4.0
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4.0
I have been to their outlets at Causeway Point, Junction 8 and City Square Mall. The ambience is acceptable, I have nothing much to nit-pick. It is a casual dining establishment, not a fine dining restaurant. I would advise potential diners to stay away from Junction 8's outlet at lunch or dinner service as it is usually very packed with diners. Best to go there just before the lunch or dinner crowd arrives or just wait till they leave.

Most of the times, I would order an Angry Barramundi for myself. For about $17, you get a whole barramundi of decent size. I love the way the fish is fried and the accompanying sambal is excellent. Makes a very decent meal for anyone hungry enough.

Next, I would also recommend the seafood pasta in cream sauce. This is the dish that got me hooked on mussels. For the price (about $14) you get a decent amount of spaghetti with calamari and 2 big fat mussels in cream sauce. You can't complain.

Service is a little spotty. If you go to a really busy outlet, expect some disappointments. The outlet at City Square Mall is cosy and is not too packed on most days. Great place for a quiet meal with your loved ones.

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Average Spent Per Person:
25
Best Part:
Good food, reasonable price
Branch Location:
City Square Mall, Junction 8, Causeway Point
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Say YES to the fish dishes, NO to their mussels!
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3.5
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4.0
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3.5
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4.0
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3.5
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3.5
Known for their reasonable and tasty fish dishes, with often worthwhile deals like the $3.99 fish and chip, Manhattan Fish Market is certainly an ideal place for you.

My favourite dishes at Manhanttan are one with dory fish and also their small grill seafood platter. It is not pricy and is always fresh on our bites.
Seafood platter is an ideal chose for one who is feeling very hungry when head hunting for food, as the portion is really satisfying.

However, I’m certainly disappointed with their Garlic mussels. Have anyone tried it?
I am a seafood lover and so I did, but it came as a shock rather than pleasant to me. I paid $7.90 and gotten just four small little mussels in a plate that couldn’t even cover the whole small plate. Goodness me, it wasn’t the same as what that is reflected in the food menu picture! At that point in time, I thought the person missed out something and I rose up my hand to ask. They told me “Yes, it is supposed to be like that”.

To me in future, say “YES” to their tasty fish dishes but certainly a “NO” to the plain tasting four small mussels.

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Average Spent Per Person:
0
Best Part:
Seafood Platter
Branch Location:
Plaza Singapura
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Fishy Favourites, but at a price.
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3.5
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
4.0
Service 
 
3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I personally prefer Manhattan Fish Market to Fish & Co. as I feel that Manhattan has a wider variety of mains and its food is more tantalizing than the latter. Both restaurants are priced a little steeply though, and it would be quite an expensive affair to dine there.

While most people visits Manhattan and raves about the Fish & Chips there, I take to the baked fishes instead. Perhaps it's because I was never a fan of fried breaded fishes, but everyone is subjected to their own preferences! The last time I was there, I had Mediterranean Baked fish, which in my opinion was scrumptious with every single bite. I also completed my meal with a Perfect Catch, with a soup and a drink to boot, for an additional fare. We also ordered a Fried Calamari to share, nothing amazing, but nice nonetheless.

The bill that came at the end gave us quite a shock. For two person, the bill came up to almost $60. If it were a little more pocket-friendly, I'd love to be back there more often. Although the food there is really delicious, for its price, I'd rather try sourcing for a cheaper alternative elsewhere.

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What's all the hype about??
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3.0
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2.5
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3.5
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
I visited the Manhattan's at the former Iluma with a Groupon voucher about last month ago. I ordered for myself their Crispy Barramundi, which came with rice and coleslaw. My friend ordered their signature Fish N' Chips for herself. To kick things off we ordered their Fiery Shrimp.

the waitress who took our orders were polite enough, , but I felt service was slow as we were made to wait for our iced water and Fiery Shrimp. However, the shrimp were definitely worth the wait! The spiciness of their batter made them a culinary delight! I wish I could say the same for the main dishes, too. Sadly, the Spicy Barramundi was not satisfying, due to the fish being too plain-tasting and too little of the spicy gravy dribbled on it. The saddest thing, however, was their supposedly "signature" Fish N' Chips. Needless to say, I've had better. Way better, in fact. The dory fillets were poorly prepared and the fish was still wet on the inside. The fries were also nothing special. I certainly expected more from Manhattan's, this being their signature dish.
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A cheaper alternative to seafood
(Updated: October 26, 2012)
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2.5
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2.5
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3.5
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2.0
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3.0
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2.5
"Offering innovation and variety in our menu" is one of the missions of Manhattan Fish Market. However, have they been successful in fulfilling their mission? Sadly, no. After a recent visit to Manhattan Fish Market, I have to say that they lack greatly in variety of seafood. Nothing separates their seafood from the likes of their competitors such as Fish and Co. In fact, pay slightly more and you'll be able to get much tastier seafood at Fish n Co.

I ordered their signature Fish and chips and was greatly disappointed. With Fish and Co. offering a large variety of fish n chips which tantalizes your taste buds, Manhattan Fish Market with only it's measly selection of fish and chips of mediocre quality falls short.

I also had a bad experience with the customer service at the White Sands Branch. My friend and I had to deal with impatient staff who despite the restaurant being empty at that time seemed to be in a rush. We also had to remind the staff several times to serve us the drinks we ordered. Hopefully, the customer service at their other branches are better.

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Average Spent Per Person:
18
Branch Location:
White Sands
Recommend to Friend:
No
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A definite worth of good food
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3.5
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4.0
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2.5
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2.5
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3.0
Overall Score 
 
3.5
With all the recent deals or special food offers of Manhattan Fish Market delicacies, it drools and draws even more customers to dining at the various outlets. I am personally a frequent customer for this restaurant especially due to the student specials that they offer during weekdays from 2pm to 5pm, where prices range from as low as $6.90 and the portion is relatively huge, especially for the fish and chips.

I have personally experienced queuing for about an hour at their Causeway Point Outlet and many other customers are also willing to queue for the mouthwatering food that Manhattan Fish Market offers!

However, the service that I got from their Iluma outlet was quite bad, perhaps due to the lack of staff working over there during dinner hours. We have to wait for quite a while to get our food served and also to make our payment. Their service certainly need some improvement to serve the customers better.

Manhattan Fish Market sells almost the same thing and comparable to Fish and Co. But I personally prefer the taste of food that Manhattan Fish Market offers as compared to Fish and Co, perhaps the food quality is better over here.

Overall, the food over there is worthwhile and certainly worth a try!

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Love their food!
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3.5
As its name suggests, Manhatten Fish Market serves up a wide array of fish cuisine, as well as some other dishes. Their speciality lies in the fish-related dishes though, so my suggestion is to go for these dishes, which are usually nicer than the other dishes.

My favourite dish is probably their fish & cheese, which is their take on fish & chips, with an additional serving of cheese to go with the fries. Cheese fries and fish: best combination ever. The dish comes with two huge pieces of fish and a serving of salad, which is pretty much filling and worth the affordable price. Another dish worth trying is the flaming seafood platter, which can be shared with your friends. It comes with a large variety of seafood, which is basically heaven for seafood lovers. My only qualm is about the rice though, which seems to take up half the space in the dish. It doesn't really taste that nice, and I'd rather eat some nice fries over the rice any time.

That being said, Manhatten Fish Market is a pretty decent dining choice, especially if you want to have a gathering with your friends. Just take note that some of the outlets, such as the one at Plaza Sing, will be pretty packed during dining hours though, and you might have to queue before you can get a table.
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Lovin' the fish
Overall Score 
 
3.5
I don't really fancy seafood. And I can do without fish in my life. But I have to say that Manhattan Fish Market serves a realllllly good seafood platter. I love it and I would choose to eat here anytime. And it's definitely better than Fish & Co, other than the lesser variety of fishes to choose from.

The seafood platter is amazing. The serving is huge, and I thought that the fish was good. The rice and fries are plentiful, so there's a huge portion of carbs which will fill you up pretty fast. The prawns are... okay. A little tough, I would say. But in general, I wasn't disappointed with their seafood platter at all. Top it up with cheese and it'll be perfect.

If you're going with a big group of friends, I would recommend you to make a reservation because it's perpetually crowded during meal times.

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