The place is crowded, crowded, crowded on weekend afternoons. Even making a reservation prior to a lunch date resulted in a 20-minute wait for a table. The entire restaurant was bustling and slightly chaotic.
When finally seated, I began to order thinking that it was a buffet but nope! Prices are on the high side but the quality of the food did them justice! The favourite items from the table are the custard buns, har cheong gai (prawn paste chicken) and fried banana (and prawn?) fritters.
Truth to be told East Ocean surpassed my expectations with the quality of food and service. Despite the full house, our food came within a reasonable amount of waiting time and service was impeccable.