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Swatow Seafood Restaurant 汕头海鲜

Chinese Restaurant, Dim Sum Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Toa Payoh, Singapore
  • Ben C.
    "tim sum here is not bad but abit cold maybe due to the aircon here."(3 Tips)
    Patricia L.
    "their Tim sum buffet"(2 Tips)
    Jessica C.
    "... bad (like the Braised Goose and Oyster Omelette) but the price tag of..."(2 Tips)
    Scott T.
    "Must try the oyster omelette"(2 Tips)
76 Tips and reviews
  • dim sum
  • buffet
  • tim sum
  • breakfast food
  • high tea
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  • Anne W.
    Anne WongJuly 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy to find a traditional dim sum place at 8am. Freshly steamed piping hot just the way morning yum cha should be. Even my dad was impressed. Business was slow but service was prompt. Pls stay open.
  • Celine O.
    Celine OngMarch 27
    Their dim sum standard has regained its glory days, and is typically a great place for family meals as they offer big table seatings. Their century egg porridge however, is a little disappointing.
  • Pei Ling L.
    Pei Ling LeeAugust 4, 2012
    Fried crispy oyster egg (潮州蚝烙) and shark head soup (鲨鱼头汤) are very nice! Also, there is a Teochew opera performance every Friday evening at 8pm.
  • Weiwu L.
    Weiwu LahNovember 23, 2011
    Plan what u want to eat. Don't take everything unless ur stomach is a black hole. The chicken wing is a no-no. 小笼包、流沙包、芝麻包、榴莲虾 and other desserts are wonderful. Must try :)
  • Sean C.
    Sean CSWOctober 18, 2012
    An Italian Dolcetto d'alba goes very well with the teochew style braised goose. Excellent combination !
  • Maurice L.
    Maurice LaiFebruary 29
    Local waitress is yet well-trained enuff. Dared to roll eyes just after responding to the customer's inquiry
  • 🕊 D.
    🕊 DawsonAugust 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You only get to eat certain dimsums depending on your seats thanks to the efficient waiters camping at the corners with their trolleys. Oh and they forgot our orders TWICE.
  • Wen H.
    Wen HuangOctober 2, 2014
    Decent for large family dinners. Love the creativity of some of the dishes.
  • Feli x.
    Feli xxNovember 10, 2015
    Dim sum is good! They have their own specialities, different from the usual dim sum menu in mainstream restaurants.
  • 🆔 J.
    🆔 JJFebruary 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The elderly women pushing the dim sum trolleys are very friendly and busily showcasing dim sum products each of them have.
  • Yolanda T.
    Yolanda TAugust 18, 2011
    lots of mistake in their service. quite irritating to have them come & check every now and then to see if you did order a particular item.
  • Wee Heng S.
    Wee Heng SeeMarch 7, 2012
    Dunno what to order? Go to read what's good and what's not! :)
  • Wee Heng S.
    Wee Heng SeeFebruary 6, 2012
    Read all abt my experience dining at Swatow at my blog on what's good & what's not.
  • Poon W.
    Poon Wei yuanMay 1, 2013
    Good food, but horrible environment, DO NOT COME HERE during public holiday. So crowded, everyone running towards the aunties delivering food like its the end of the world.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChakAugust 23, 2014
    Essentially the food here is not bad (like the Braised Goose and Oyster Omelette) but the price tag of the dishes is a tad too high for me to return.
  • Joselyn Belle 
    Hi-Tea Buffet : Monday - Friday : 3.00pm - 6.00pm @ $16.80++ (Adult) & $10.80++ (Child 6-12yrs)
  • Janice
    JaniceMarch 2, 2013
    Dim sum is average. But if you enjoy the olden days of push-trolley dim sum, this would be one place to go to.
  • Teo P.
    Teo PQJune 12, 2011
    Never will I come again , zichar stall taste better then the dish served here . Tried the 脆皮 yuan ti, roasted crispy pig trotters, it differs from the name of the dish! It taste like can food! Yucks!
  • Nicholas Y.
    Nicholas YeoJune 22, 2014
    Choose your dim sum on the trolleys. Staff are friendly and service is fast. Food is decent.
  • FireIce
    FireIceJanuary 6, 2012
    the hi-tea buffet is quite worth it. 30+ dishes, served butler style.
  • Belle S.
    Belle SuanJuly 3, 2011
    Change couple of owner n names from : Ping Xiang Lou > Fortune > Swatow but their dim sum remain its standard :)
  • Patricia L.
    Patricia LinOctober 25, 2011
    Gd services but food not nice... It's very oily n contains lotsa msg... When u r here for their Tim sum buffet @$16.90++ on weekday & $19.90++ on weekends, remember to book for appt. e food not nice
  • Zhi Cheng C.
    Zhi Cheng ChewOctober 24, 2011
    吃不肥二 recommend here for high tea dim sum here $16.80++ per head
  • Fionie ^_^
    Fionie ^_^February 6, 2011
    The Xiao Long Bao is a super let down. Could taste the flour in the skin and yet the skin was too thin, unable to hold the soup within. All the soup leaked even before we lifted it up. =(
  • Suk Yee
    Suk YeeJuly 21, 2013
    Be prepared to queue for a while as they don't take reservations.
  • John Y.
    John YewMay 15, 2011
    ...Keep asking if you finish your food!!! Don't know how to adjust the aircon when it is very very cold. For god sake the are kids around so watch where u go!!! Staff if u see this inform your manager
  • John Y.
    John YewMay 15, 2011
    !!! The service here is very very BAD, staff rushing u to finish your food, don't know how to say excuse me when they are behind you with hot stuff, keep clearing your plate when there is still food..
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WMarch 25, 2012
    Food quality is lousy. Perhaps frozen dim sum made at home could taste better. Staff lacks knowledge. Do not even know what tea is available. Quoted us Mu Er tea instead of Pu Er!
  • Chew N.
    Chew NichelleNovember 2, 2011
    Food here service n standard drop...nt really that worth...too pack
  • Scott T.
    Scott TengJanuary 3, 2011
    Dinner is excellent! Must try the oyster omelette
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas SohApril 22, 2012
    They threw the table setting on the table lols
  • Ting
    TingSeptember 27, 2014
    Kitchen overwhelmed on a crowded Saturday night. Patrons possibly old timers? Food is pretty forgettable. Won't be back.
  • Sun K.
    Sun KolimOctober 31, 2014
    Good stuff
  • Mei Ling H.
    Mei Ling HendradjajaOctober 15, 2011
    Service not commendable for weekend dim sum buffet.
  • Yappily
    YappilyFebruary 20, 2011
    Porridge is soft and smooth.
  • Shannelle T.
    Shannelle TeoAugust 29, 2014
    With hubby & his family.
  • Calfred L.
    Calfred LaSeptember 29, 2012
    The toilet here no Aircon 
  • Pauline ɿ.
    Pauline ɿ(' 3 ')ɾ?November 11, 2012
    Affordable good Chinese
  • Ivan L.
    Ivan LimAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Dimsum breakfast!
  • Ken L.
    Ken LimMarch 29, 2011
    Every time you order, you have to wait at least 30min for their sub-standard dim sum. Highly not recommended
  • Henry N.
    Henry NgFebruary 1, 2015
    Nice dim sum
  • Vanessa M.
    Vanessa MeowOctober 18, 2012
    Ok.the food is delicious!!
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChenOctober 23, 2010
    tim sum here is not bad but abit cold maybe due to the aircon here. first timer here
  • Alvin T.
    Alvin TanJanuary 26, 2015
    Very average dim sum. Would not really recommend it to friends.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GohApril 28, 2011
    Super let-down. First time here, last time here.
  • Naomi S.
    Naomi ShiuNovember 13, 2011
    Buffet dim sum not bad!
  • Yong Qing Z.
    Yong Qing ZhuMay 5, 2014
    hmmm just average haha timhowan was way better
  • Vevian K.
    Vevian KwokMay 2, 2011
    The new swatow seafood dim sum sucks. Staff are rude, people here are walking around and grabbing food they see. Is this a restaurant or a kopitiam?
  • Kellyn C.
    Kellyn ChngDecember 18, 2010
    Formerly known as Xing Fu Ying Cha..
  • yaNg
    yaNgNovember 21, 2010
    Formally is fortune yum cha
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