Best fish and chips in Singapore
Fish and chips is something we all grew up with, and that means cravings for it are going to surface. To help your wallet save some money every time you feel like eating this classic dish, we’ve compiled 10 best fish and chips you can find in Singapore and sorted them out according to prices.
There are two types of batters that dominate the fish and chips scene in Singapore. The batter is responsible for protecting the fish as it fries, keeping it moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. Traditional English fish and chips use a beer batter, which gives an incredibly fluffy appearance. Locally, some Western food joints prefer to use a crumb-style batter, which makes the fish extra crispy while sacrificing some of the fish’s natural texture.
1. 5 Star Corner Western Food
5 Star Corner Western Food is a local-style Western food joint that pushes out comforting fare such as Sirloin Steak ($8), Chicken Cutlet ($6), and Fish and Chips ($6). It’s also known by Hougang residents as the Ah Beng Western Food stall, thanks to the group of highly efficient young individuals that man the grill.
Their Fish and Chips comprises dory fillets that are prepared using a crumb-style batter. It comes in huge portions and is also accompanied by plenty of different sides. The fish and chips here aren’t the best in class, but score high marks for value. It’s the type of unpretentious dish that you want to tuck into a group of friends while filling up your belly with tasty grub.
Address: 805 Hougang Central, Yong Soon Cafe, Singapore 530805
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 10pm
5-Star Corner Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Tip Top Western
Tip Top Western Food has been around for three generations, and was most recently handed over to 22-year-old culinary school graduate, Darelle Tng, who operates the stall with her fiancé.
Instead of individual pieces of fish, a single Tilapia fillet is used in their Fish & Chips ($7.50). This keeps the fish from drying out too quickly and gives it a succulent texture. While the standard type of chip served in fish and chips usually consists of thick cuts of potato, crinkle-cut fries are used here instead. These fries are an old-school favourite for those who frequent Western food stalls and have large ridges for soaking up sauces.
Address: 84 Marine Parade Central, #01-22, Marine Parade Central Market and Food Centre, Singapore 440084
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 1pm to 9pm
Tip Top Western Food is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Fish & Chicks
Fish & Chicks started as a small Western stall in 2016. Back then, it created huge waves on Instagram with a crazy combination of deep-fried fish that’s blanketed in salted egg and chilli crab sauce. Fast forward to four years later, and the locally owned brand now has 12 outlets islandwide.
Their signature item, the Classic Fried Codish And Chips ($13.90), continues to draw in a crowd for the sweet, flaky codfish and crispy fries. You can also get their fish and chips with either salted egg sauce or chilli crab sauce, for $16.90.
4. Big Fish Small Fish
Big Fish Small Fish also started as a small stall, popping up at the hipsterish Punggol Container Park in 2017. The brand has since expanded quickly, with four outlets around Singapore. What I like about this fish and chips specialist is how there’s a wide variety of fish on offer. The cheapest option is Hoki ($14.90++), which doesn’t have much of a natural flavour. But, those who are willing to fork out more can fish for the Sea Bass ($16.30++) and Haddock ($18.80++). Each order is served with skin-on fries, and also comes with two free sides which include the likes of mint mushy peas, barbecue beans, and coleslaw.
5. Lad & Dad
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Lad & Dad is the last stall on this list that has hawker roots. Opened by a father-and-son duo. they were previously located at Serangoon Gardens and Maxwell Food Centre before moving to their current location at Tanjong Pagar Plaza. The new location is a stand-alone restaurant and features the same British comfort food that the stall is known for.
Their Fish & Chips ($19/$29) features a large fillet of beer-battered Atlantic haddock, straight-cut fries, mushy peas, and tartar sauce. Considering that quality haddock is used, this is one of the most value-for-money fish and chips out there, The fish has an addictive crispy crunch and a flaky flesh that’s full of flavour.
Address: 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza #01-108, Singapore 081007
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Lad & Dad is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Greenwood Fish Market
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Greenwood Fish Market is a familiar name for Bukit Timah residents. This exciting concept combines a restaurant and a wholesale seafood market, so you can expect their fish and chips to be made with only the freshest catch. Get their House Fish & Chips ($21.95++), where you get a slab of well-battered, deep-fried catfish served with piping hot chips, and a side salad.
Website | Full list of outlets
Greenwood Fish Market is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Halal cafe Walaku is a popular dining destination in Joo Chiat thanks to their inventive fusion flavours. There’s a library of dishes with Asian twists to choose from here, as well as levelled-up Western favourites, such as their New York Fish & Chips ($13.80++). Flaky, fresh fish is coated in cereal crumbs for extra crunch and doused in cheese sauce out of the deep-fryer, then plated with a mound of truffle fries.
Address: 102 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427396
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6284 2420
Walaku is a halal-certified eatery.
8. Smith’s Authentic British Fish & Chips
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Some may say that the prices at Smith’s Authentic British Fish & Chips can be high, but this is a proper fish and chip shop that specialises solely in the UK’s most popular food.
The standard order here is the Cod or Haddock and Chips ($26.50+). Cod and haddock are the two most popular fish for fish and chips and it’s easy to see why. Both of these fishes have a gentle flavour profile that complements the fried batter nicely. On top of that, they also have a nice delicate texture to them when expertly fried. Cod has a much milder flavour than haddock, which has a slight natural sweetness to it. However, haddock doesn’t have that signature flaky texture that makes cod such a popular hit among the young and old. I would recommend going for haddock if you don’t know which to decide on.
Address: 271 Bukit Timah Road, #01-02, Balmoral Plaza, Singapore 259708
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 9:30pm
Smith’s Authentic British Fish & Chips is not a halal-certified eatery.
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If you’re in Sentosa and looking for somewhere relaxed to dine, head down to Coastes. The Siloso Beach restaurant and beach bar has a menu packed with seafood dishes, including their classic Fish & Chips ($22++). Each plate comes with an Atlantic Cod fillet coated in a beer batter, then air-fried till it is golden-brown, and the batter’s airy. Thick-cut fries and a zingy tartar sauce are served with the fish.
Address: 50 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-06, Singapore 099000
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 9am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 10:30pm
Coastes is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. The English House
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The English House is started by legendary British chef, Marco Pierre White, who became the youngest individual to be awarded three Michelin stars when he was 32. This warm and inviting restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere to it and is great for small group gatherings or intimate dates.
Their Beer Battered Wild Cod Fillet with Triple Cooked Chips ($50++) is understandably pricey. But you get what you pay for here. This is, in my opinion, the best fish and chips in Singapore.
The fish is always nicely cooked to perfection and comes with an addictive tartar sauce that binds all the flavours nicely. This is not an everyday kind of fish and chips for me, but it’s certainly a quality option for those looking to enjoy a British favourite in true style.
Address: 28 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238972
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sat 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6545 4055
The English House is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill
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We often think of Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill as an oyster bar, but the bistro also has plenty of grilled meats and classic seafood dishes on their menu. The Angie’s Original Fish ‘N Chips ($28++) is a crowd fave that diners ought to try at least once. Wild-caught ling fish from New Zealand is coated with an airy tempura batter laced with stout, then fried to perfection. The fish is accompanied by chips and crushed peas, as well as a piquant jalapeno tartar sauce.
Address: 313, Outram Road, #02-01, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169073
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 11:30pm, Fri 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 12am, Sun 10:30am to 4pm, 5:30pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 6221 9555
Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Master Chippy
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Formerly known as Mr Fish & Chips, Master Chippy has been operating in Singapore since 1986. The HDB eatery prides themselves on legit Western fare at affordable prices, including multiple versions of fish and chips you can pick from—Pacific Dory ($7.80), Tilapia ($10.80), Atlantic Halibut ($13.80), or Ocean Sea Bass ($15.80). Whatever fish you pick, you can expect lightly battered, crispy fillets every time.
Address: 206 Toa Payoh North, #01-1197, Singapore 310206
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8933 0636
Master Chippy is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
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Molly Malone’s has the accolade of being the first Irish pub in Singapore, and continues to be an institution for laidback live music, draught beers, and pub grub, so it’s no surprise their fish and chips are legit. Priced at just $18++, each serving comes with white fish battered in a secret recipe, crispy fries, a lemon wedge, and fresh tartare sauce for dipping.
Address: 56 Circular Road, Singapore 049411
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 12am, Fri 11am to 2am, Sat 12pm to 2am
Tel: 6536 2029
Molly Malone’s Irish Pub is not a halal-certified eatery.
14. I am…
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I am… is a popular Haji Lane cafe, best known for their cast-iron big breakfasts and Dutch-inspired mains. Apart from the likes of bitterballen and burgers, I am… also does a mean Fish ‘N’ Chips ($16.90++), prepared in true-blue British fashion, with a fluffy dory fillet, and thick-cut fries laced with malt vinegar. Plus, they’re halal-certified!
Address: 674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188804
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs, Sun 11am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 11:30pm
Tel: 6295 5509
I am… is a halal-certified eatery.
15. Lad & Co.
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Lad & Dad’s sister eatery Lad & Co. is a casual fish and chips joint located in the Tanglin Post Office Building. The fuss-free eatery has both an indoor and an alfresco dining area, with the outdoors styled like a beer garden. Get the Fish & Chips (from $19), which is made with the same beer-battered haddock fish you get at the Lad & Dad flagship, accompanied by mushy peas, chips, and tartar sauce. The batter here definitely brings on the crunch, while the fish within remains flaky and sweet.
Address: 56 Tanglin Road, #B1-02, Singapore 247964
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm to 10pm
Lad & Co. is not a halal-certified eatery.
Fish and chips for all budgets
The next time your friends mention fish and chips, you’ll have this list of the best fish and chips ready to impress. Try them all and let us know which is your favourite! For more food guides, be sure to check out our guide to the best burgers and chicken rice in Singapore!
This post was originally published on 12 October 2016, and updated on 26 August 2020.