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I ordered their Grilled Fish with Rice Lunch Set ($10++) which included a soup and main course. I was quite disappointed with their lunch set as I found the soup to watery and flavorless. The grilled fish with rice was also served cold and the fish was quite dry.Thankfully, the Peach Pannacotta ($4++) saved the meal. The smooth creamy texture was a joy to savour. The serving was also huge considering the relatively low price tag.
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I ordered their Grilled Fish with Rice Lunch Set ($10++) which included a soup and main course. I was quite disappointed with their lunch set as I found the soup to watery and flavorless. The grilled fish with rice was also served cold and the fish was quite dry.
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Thankfully, the Peach Pannacotta ($4++) saved the meal. The smooth creamy texture was a joy to savour. The serving was also huge considering the relatively low price tag.
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2014-09-15 44 views
For pictures and full review, pls visit:http://madamechewy.com/2014/09/15/boston-seafood-shack/Boston Seafood Shack is a casual dining eatery serving classic seafood dishes in a fun nautical-themed restaurant. At the Star Vista branch, diners can choose to feast indoor or at the alfresco area. Service was acceptable, not the most friendly as it was a busy evening, but nevertheless efficient.We were ravenous and ordered heaps. There were more misses than hits and if not for the Groupon deal we pu
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Boston Seafood Shack is a casual dining eatery serving classic seafood dishes in a fun nautical-themed restaurant. At the Star Vista branch, diners can choose to feast indoor or at the alfresco area. Service was acceptable, not the most friendly as it was a busy evening, but nevertheless efficient.
We were ravenous and ordered heaps. There were more misses than hits and if not for the Groupon deal we purchased ($60 for $100 value), we’ll be quite upset paying full price for this mediocre standard.
Best of the lot was the Mussels and Clams in Spicy White Wine Broth ($12), served in a cute mini casserole. The broth was flavorsome and robust with loads of diced garlic. The accompanying garlic bread marred the experience as it was hard and a little stale. For this price, it’s amazing value and I won’t hesitate to order it again. Diners can opt for just clams or mussels alone, which can also be prepared in Porcini cream sauce.
Soft shell crab ($11) was too greasy and lacked crispness. Its intense lobster dip was a welcome change from the usual tartar or remoulade sauce.
Slightly falling apart is the dry Crab Cakes paired with cocktail sauce. For $8, the amount of crab meat was reasonable.
Quite disappointed with the Boston Premium Lobstah Roll ($14) as we were expecting the wow factor. Lobster chucks evenly coated with creamy mayonnaise hubbed between a lackluster bun.
Fish and Chips fans will be glad to know that at Boston Seafood Shack, you can choose from cod, wild snapper or barramundi enveloped in a crispy golden batter for $14. While the coating was good, our cod was tasteless.
Sides failed shine as well. All the fries were dry and plain salads desperately needed dressing.
Another letdown was the Grilled Prawns ($14) – dry and bland!
Finally, something gratifying! The Crabmeat Porcini Cream Sauce Pasta ($12) was doused in a light creamy sauce and crowned with a generous portion of succulent chunks of crab meat. This was only main course that lighted up our day.
 
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2014-02-24 56 views
Visted Boston Shack during their lunch hour and order for myself a 3 course meal in this new establishment. I love the place is brightly coloured with a strong sailor theme to reflect their food offerings. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available which ample amount of fans to make sure you never have a hot moments. Service is also pretty fast and we didnt have to wait for long to get our dishes served upThere is definitely a strong seafood flavour, which I thought was quite good. I a
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Visted Boston Shack during their lunch hour and order for myself a 3 course meal in this new establishment.
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I love the place is brightly coloured with a strong sailor theme to reflect their food offerings.
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There is both indoor and outdoor seating available which ample amount of fans to make sure you never have a hot moments. Service is also pretty fast and we didnt have to wait for long to get our dishes served up
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There is definitely a strong seafood flavour, which I thought was quite good. I am pretty sure they didnt make this from scratch, but at least it didnt taste like it was bad can soup.
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The battered fish was definitely fried till crispy, however there was too much batter and the fish was obviously not fresh as there was a fishy aftertaste, my other colleagues also second that opinion; so definitely a thumbs down from me.
The money would be better spent at Manhattan Fish Market
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Creamy with no distinct alcohol or chocolate taste, I didnt bother wasting my calories on it after 2 mouthfuls of it
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It would be hard to convince me to give this place another chance given the experience, and that there are so much other better cafes competiting for that dollars in your pocket.
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2013-12-11 31 views
Visited Boston seafood shack on National's day. But it turns out to be quite a disappointing meal as some of the dishes we wanted to order are not available. Ordered the cod fish but it turns out to be normal.Seafood platter has 2 prawns grilled till dried, a overly marinated fish probably to mask the freshness(the lack of) and calamari rings too deep fried and salty.Although the ambience is nice with creative and colourful interior but the food quality needs to be improvised. Service is normal,
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Visited Boston seafood shack on National's day. But it turns out to be quite a disappointing meal as some of the dishes we wanted to order are not available. Ordered the cod fish but it turns out to be normal.Seafood platter has 2 prawns grilled till dried, a overly marinated fish probably to mask the freshness(the lack of) and calamari rings too deep fried and salty.

Although the ambience is nice with creative and colourful interior but the food quality needs to be improvised. Service is normal, one staff is attentive but the rest seems to be busy when the restaurant is not even full.
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A rather beautifully designed restaurant, Boston Seafood shack reminds me of a beautiful toy factory. It's a great place for dining and chilling out with your friends!The lights are not too bright, granting a rather warmth glow when one enters.Both its' interior and exterior are rather intricate.It is indeed a rare sight to see a restaurant name in that sort of cursive font! Also, the windows shots are rather funny-looking.Under the list of premium batter fish & chips, we ordered a basket of Bos
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A rather beautifully designed restaurant, Boston Seafood shack reminds me of a beautiful toy factory. It's a great place for dining and chilling out with your friends!
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The lights are not too bright, granting a rather warmth glow when one enters.
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Both its' interior and exterior are rather intricate.
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It is indeed a rare sight to see a restaurant name in that sort of cursive font!
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Also, the windows shots are rather funny-looking.
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Under the list of premium batter fish & chips, we ordered a basket of Boston Seafood Bucket ($17).
The basket contains calamari, prawns, oysters and fish & chips, and it was large enough to share between two people.
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We also added a "GO GREEN" salad ($6). It was actually just another name for coleslaw.
Not only was it fresh, it was a great cold dish and a healthier option at that.

One must be warned that the basket was really oily, everything was deep fried.


The service was great when the manager took over. Apparently, the part-timers were quite blur..
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2013-10-03 26 views
The Boston Seafood Shack at the Star Vista boasts their signature fish and chips as well as a variety of other catches (shrimp, oysters, etc!) The whole theme of the place is done in a very fisherman-cum-nautical style with fish nets, floats, ship lights etc as their decor. It seems a little tacky at first glance but I guess you get used to it! There's both indoor and outdoor seating in which the outdoor seating would be non-airconditioned (since star vista is semi-airconditioned!)They offer sev
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The Boston Seafood Shack at the Star Vista boasts their signature fish and chips as well as a variety of other catches (shrimp, oysters, etc!)
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The whole theme of the place is done in a very fisherman-cum-nautical style with fish nets, floats, ship lights etc as their decor. It seems a little tacky at first glance but I guess you get used to it! There's both indoor and outdoor seating in which the outdoor seating would be non-airconditioned (since star vista is semi-airconditioned!)

They offer several types of fish for the fish & chips, and also their signature: Boston Clam Chowder (my friend tried this one, she didn't get the hype at all -it was a little salty for her liking!)
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We ordered a Barramundi Fish & Chips ($14), a Grilled Snapper Sandwich($12) and a Refresher (~$7) (dont rmb the exact name but it had soda water in it with a few other tropical/citrus fruits!)
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The Barramundi Fish & Chips is really surprisngly good -the fish is crisp on the outside and the batter isn't too thick and the fish is delightfully fresh!The portion of fries is also huge -I've been here on a few occasions and I've never been able to finish the fries. The drawback would be that the fries aren't anything but mediocre -they are thick cut though, which is how I like them. They also tend to get a bit soggy when cold.
You may want to consider asking what their catch of the day is also!

There is a condiment tray on every table with Malt Vinegar, Tabasco, Chilli Sauce & Ketchup -My personal favourite is vinegar + tabasco but classic chips fans will enjoy the ketchup
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The grilled snapper is slightly overdone in my opinion, and has a slightly fishy aroma which was slightly disappointing. The sauce was good though, slightly sweet with a hint of teriyaki. I really liked the bread, it was slightly bread and was toasted to perfect. The crustiness of the fresh bread is effortlessly complemented by grilled fish and fresh greens. The grilled fish could have been much better though! The salad was also a little lacklustre -we would have liked a bit more flavour (a dash of balsamic vinegar perhaps). It seemed more like a hasty throw-in of salad vegetables without a proper dressing.

I wanted to try the Lobster Roll but it was unavailable that day
The Lobster Roll is one of their specialties and if you're not in the mood for fish, you can give this a go.
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They have a juice bar in which one can order from a selection of their special concoctions. We opted for the Refresher, which includes citrus and tropical fruit juices (lime? pineapple?) + soda water. This was horribly disappointing!! It smelled like detergent/toilet soap and tasted artificially sweet/fruity (What were they thinking when they said juice bar?) -Do yourself a favour and get yourself another beverage. Beers go for around $5.50 for a bottle of Tiger and soft drinks are around $3. They are a far safer bet than the "juices".

Service here is also remarkably slow and inefficient -I've been here twice in a time span of 1 year and on both occasions, service is equally inadequate. Do not expect good service! However, the food is relatively decent if you know what to order, and also reasonably priced for a casual restaurant.
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2013-10-03 29 views
Boston Seafood shack is a relatively new casual seafood concept housed in Star Vista mall, brought to you by Creative Eateries, the same people behind famous local chains like Bangkok Jam and Siam kitchen. Boston Seafood Shack looks poised to compete against the big shots like Fish & Co and Manhattan Fish Market.I'm going to be perfectly honest with my readers; prior to the tasting session at Boston Seafood Shack, I did some online research on the restaurant and boy, were the results far from fl
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Boston Seafood shack is a relatively new casual seafood concept housed in Star Vista mall, brought to you by Creative Eateries, the same people behind famous local chains like Bangkok Jam and Siam kitchen. Boston Seafood Shack looks poised to compete against the big shots like Fish & Co and Manhattan Fish Market.

I'm going to be perfectly honest with my readers; prior to the tasting session at Boston Seafood Shack, I did some online research on the restaurant and boy, were the results far from flattering. If you looked up hungrygowhere.com, you'd probably still see the nasty reviews up there. I promised myself as a food writer that I will never sugar coat a truly bad experience, if not that defeats the point of a review. This might be awkward hmm.

Nonetheless, one of the main reasons why they invited food blogger Melissa (melicacy.com) who in turn brought me along is because Boston Seafood Shack has committed to change. The previous service crew team has been served fried cuttlefish (fired), the head chef has been replaced and the recipes have been tweaked. Even the ordering format has changed from a fast-food counter style to table menu ordering like a proper restaurant. These guys are serious about getting back on track.

Meeting the chirpy PR team of Reza and Eileen, I'm glad the experience started out well with these amicable fellows. The restaurant interior is clean, brightly lit with a lot of natural sunlight from the glass windows, and has a casual nautical theme associated with western seafood.

So how does the food measure up?
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First up were portions of Mussels/Clams with Garlic Bread ($12). These came with spicy white wine broth, a very classic seafood dish and loads of garlic. The white wine reduction was pretty well done, not tasting any of the alcohol and pairing well with the shellfish. The ample diced garlic and spice made sure there was not much oceanic taste from the clams/mussels. My only gripe is that serving pot was not wide enough, and wanting to dip garlic bread in the white wine sauce below all the claims/mussels proved as challenging as wrestling a polar bear.
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Crispy Soft Shell crab ($11). Paired with lobster sauce. This was absolutely value for money, getting TWO crabs at $11. Usual Japanese restaurants probably do the same tempura soft shell crab in the range of $8-$10 for ONE. So getting this is quite worth the money. The crab is crispy and batter is fragrant akin to tempura. Douse it with the lobster sauce to get a nice compliment of crispiness and wet seafood flavours with each bite.
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What American seafood restaurant is complete without Fish and chips? Melissa, a.k.a the bottomless pit, ordered the Wild Snapper Premium batter fish and chips ($14). I've to say, the fish is pretty... normal. Nothing really exciting about the red snapper, but nothing really bad either.
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Boston Seafood Bucket ($17). A fried mix of calamari, oysters, prawns and fish and chips. Eating the entire bucket can get a bit repetitive on the palate, with every item fried in the same batter and giving similar textures. The portion's pretty big though and the price is quite reasonable.
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Boston Premium Lobstah Roll ($14). Oh yea, the photo looks as good as it tastes. This was my favourite item at Boston Seafood Shack. The lobster chunks were huge in this bun roll and the creamy lobster mayonnaise sauce was refreshing after all the fried goods. The lobster wasn't shredded finely and served with loads of mayonnaise to musk the lack of meat like other places do to save cost. This is the star buy here.
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Seafood Grilled Platter ($24). Grilled red snapper, prawns, calamari, corn and buttered rice. Compared to the fried seafood bucket, this provided much more variety in taste and texture combining fried and grilled elements with staple rice. I felt the snapper wasn't fresh enough though, as grilled seafood needs to be really fresh to bring out the natural flavours. Compared to Fish & Co's seafood platter which no doubt everyone will use as a gauge, this dish still has improvements to make.
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From top: Baked Seafood Marinara pasta ($14), Crabmeat Porcini Cream Sauce pasta ($14). I was really full by this point, but the bottomless pit somehow managed 2 more pastas. The seafood marinara sauce tasted like the cook misread 2 teaspoons of basil as 2 barrels. The herbs were just too overpowering and I hope this was a one off mistake.

The Crabmeat Porcini was a completely different experience, with generous amounts of crab meat mixed with springy porcini mushrooms and light, tasty cream sauce. This was a pretty good pasta even after so much food.

There were a few hits and misses at Boston Seafood Shack, and I am glad to say that this restaurant is not as bad as the internet puts it out to be. They had a rocky start, but not now anyway. Some of the dishes like the Lobstah Roll and Crispy Soft Shell crab have very generous portions and serve value for money. If you eat with an unbiased stomach, Boston Seafood Shack is worth a try if you're in the area.

Expected damage if you eat normally: $20-$30 per pax

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2013-09-11 11 views
Ambiance: I must give some credits to the one who renovated the place as I was drawn to the place for the beautiful fishermen's pier renovation that it has. On top of that, the restaurant is very brightly lit and has a very vibrant and welcoming feel.Food: I ordered Clam chowder and Caribbean seafood for 2. Can I tell you how upset I was with the meal? The clam chowder that tasted like a bowl of creamy white unknown substances with many potato bits and the Caribbean seafood platter was totally s
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Ambiance: I must give some credits to the one who renovated the place as I was drawn to the place for the beautiful fishermen's pier renovation that it has. On top of that, the restaurant is very brightly lit and has a very vibrant and welcoming feel.

Food: I ordered Clam chowder and Caribbean seafood for 2. Can I tell you how upset I was with the meal? The clam chowder that tasted like a bowl of creamy white unknown substances with many potato bits and the Caribbean seafood platter was totally sucky!!! The platter was basically deep fried food BUT even deep fried food tasted so wrong.It was literally soaked with oil,the batter was bland and thick while the fish was wee bit small and soggy.On top of that, the prawn weren't deveiled and the fries were just soft and soggy.Seriously bad experience.Bad food.

Overall: I will never never go back again. If you want overpriced bad sucky food, this is the place that you should go!
P.S : I don't think I have high expectation for food but I do have no tolerance level for sucky food.
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First try here, got some vouchers and decided to try the place. Verdict: Thank God for vouchers - means I didn't have to pay full price for my sadness.The clam chowder tasted like bland potato cream concoction and was already lukewarm when served. Caribbean seafood for 2, fries were overly done with oil dripping a wee bit, oysters were powdery to taste, calamari was rubbery, prawns and fish had a stench to them. Fish in particular was wet and slimy. I tried to come up with at least an item tts n
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First try here, got some vouchers and decided to try the place. Verdict: Thank God for vouchers - means I didn't have to pay full price for my sadness.

The clam chowder tasted like bland potato cream concoction and was already lukewarm when served. Caribbean seafood for 2, fries were overly done with oil dripping a wee bit, oysters were powdery to taste, calamari was rubbery, prawns and fish had a stench to them. Fish in particular was wet and slimy.

I tried to come up with at least an item tts nice. I found it! The humble tabasco sauce
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This restaurant is one of the many restaurants under creative eateries. It is decorated to look like a seafood shack by the wharf. As the indoor is full, I decide to have my meal takeaway. Please note there is service charge and GST for dinning in. There is no longer pager system.Fresh Shrimp Roll ($12+)The shrimps are quite a lot and juicy fresh. But abit messy to eat with the sauce dipping out. The sauce has a hint of spiciness.Homemade Boston Clam Chowder ($6+)Quite a lot of clam meat, but ve
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This restaurant is one of the many restaurants under creative eateries. It is decorated to look like a seafood shack by the wharf. As the indoor is full, I decide to have my meal takeaway. Please note there is service charge and GST for dinning in. There is no longer pager system.
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Fresh Shrimp Roll ($12+)
The shrimps are quite a lot and juicy fresh. But abit messy to eat with the sauce dipping out. The sauce has a hint of spiciness.
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Homemade Boston Clam Chowder ($6+)
Quite a lot of clam meat, but very small serving, only half cup filled.

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Seafood Grill Platter ($24+)
For this price, I am expecting as least fresh seafood but no. The prawn is so bad that the head is black and dropping off. The fish is quite meaty. The picture in the menu shown there is sotong, but there is none in my serving.

The rice is quite flavourful on its own but abit too oily.
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Placed at the entrance of the the new mall, The Star Vista, my family was immediately drawn to the restaurant's unique facade and decided to dine there.We were brought to a seat by a friendly waitress and listened as we slowing decided on our orders. We ordered many drinks as the drink bar in the restaurant looked interesting. When the food arrived, my family was very pleased with the generous servings and arrangement of the food.However, it was the freshness and preparation of the seafood and d
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Placed at the entrance of the the new mall, The Star Vista, my family was immediately drawn to the restaurant's unique facade and decided to dine there.

We were brought to a seat by a friendly waitress and listened as we slowing decided on our orders. We ordered many drinks as the drink bar in the restaurant looked interesting. When the food arrived, my family was very pleased with the generous servings and arrangement of the food.
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However, it was the freshness and preparation of the seafood and dishes that truly impressed me. The seafood, especially the fish and the shrimp was immensely fresh and delicious. We savored the every bit of the food and we all were very full in the end.

I also have to complement the drinks, which were creative, delicious (especially the Snow White, which was apple juice and honey) and naturally flavored.

Although the bill was a little pricy in the end, my family walked out of the restaurant happy with our meal.

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This crispy fish and chips and fries is really similar to what they have in europe whereby the fish is served with vinegar instead of the commonly used tomato or chilli sauce. The acidity of the vinegar adds a nice touch and taste to the fish and although the fish was good, i found that the fries can be crispier.Add a little pepper and vinegar and enjoy this classic dish!
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This crispy fish and chips and fries is really similar to what they have in europe whereby the fish is served with vinegar instead of the commonly used tomato or chilli sauce. The acidity of the vinegar adds a nice touch and taste to the fish and although the fish was good, i found that the fries can be crispier.Add a little pepper and vinegar and enjoy this classic dish!
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Boston Seafood Shack is another venture by Creative EATeries, an attempt to replicate the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Boston's harbour, while aiming to serve hearty flavours at affordable prices. With "seafood shack" as a design theme, the natural-lighted Boston Seafood Shack is equipped with a variety of colourful beachside props, such as anchors and nets with fishes hanging everywhere.There is a reason why service charge is waived in Boston Seafood Shack. Since it is a more of a fast-food
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Boston Seafood Shack is another venture by Creative EATeries, an attempt to replicate the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Boston's harbour, while aiming to serve hearty flavours at affordable prices. With "seafood shack" as a design theme, the natural-lighted Boston Seafood Shack is equipped with a variety of colourful beachside props, such as anchors and nets with fishes hanging everywhere.
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There is a reason why service charge is waived in Boston Seafood Shack. Since it is a more of a fast-food restaurant, diners have to queue up to make purchases which after you have to collect the food and utensils yourself.

The Big Seafood Platter (S$39 nett), which includes 2 fish and chips, 2 garden salads, a plate of seafood pasta and 4 drinks *SAFRA members get a complimentary bowl of Soup of the Day* was recommended to us (for a group of 4).

Their highlight lies in their Fish and chips - your choice of fish (Cod, Barramundi or Snapper) fried till the batter's golden and crispy with the flesh still soft and juicy. While it is good enough to eat it alone, adding condiments, like tobasco or tartare sauce brings this to a whole new level. Chips are good, but were plain to eat it by itself.
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Other than that, most of their food was kind of disappointing: The "so-called creamy" mushroom soup was watery and tasteless. Garden salad was nothing to rave, but even the ice lemon tea was bland. The seafood pasta has quite the right flavour infused in the pasta, but the pasta itself was not the least al-dente, paired with just a couple of mussel, squid rings and prawns.
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Most of their food items are not cheap as well, with their sandwiches and wraps costing around S$13 on average. The only reason I can see myself returning to Boston Seafood Shack is their Fish and Chips, and nothing else.
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My friends and I ordered Fish and chips from Boston Seafood Shack. The environment and atmosphere were really very nice. However, the food turned out to be quite disappointing as the fish was too dry and oily. As for the fries, they were too oily and hard. Thus, we were a bit disappointed with the food served. Waiting time for the food was not too long though. Hope they improve the quality of the food served.
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My friends and I ordered Fish and chips from Boston Seafood Shack. The environment and atmosphere were really very nice. However, the food turned out to be quite disappointing as the fish was too dry and oily. As for the fries, they were too oily and hard. Thus, we were a bit disappointed with the food served. Waiting time for the food was not too long though. Hope they improve the quality of the food served.
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Here's your next lunch or dinner outing idea: Boston Seafood Shack at Star Vista!Located just beside the escalators, Boston Seafood Shack sits on the hot spot area in Star Vista. However, it could easily be the victim of "Let's look around first" and be neglected. For students, there's a student offer which my friends and I snapped up almost immediately. Student offer: $8 for main course of fish & chips/ mushroom pasta/ teriyaki chicken burger + soft drink, everyday before 6pm. No GST/Service Ch
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Here's your next lunch or dinner outing idea: Boston Seafood Shack at Star Vista!
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Located just beside the escalators, Boston Seafood Shack sits on the hot spot area in Star Vista. However, it could easily be the victim of "Let's look around first" and be neglected. For students, there's a student offer which my friends and I snapped up almost immediately.

Student offer: $8 for main course of fish & chips/ mushroom pasta/ teriyaki chicken burger + soft drink, everyday before 6pm. No GST/Service Charge - double perks!
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If any of the other choices doesn't appeal to you, there are also other options available like the Seafood Platter.

When I stepped into this restaurant, I was blown away by the details in the interior decor. Being a 'seafood shack', the design and decoration stayed true to its theme with many props hanging from the ceiling. The sunlight streams in from the glass above, but it is not too sunny as we chose a seat away from the glaring areas.
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The other side!

There are two sections, one outdoor area and one indoor area. As it was quite humid, we were allocated an indoor seating with air conditioner.
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Even the counters area was painted with red, blue, black and white, a coherent theme with the rest of the restaurant.

The outdoor area, suitable on windy and cool days. The place was rather empty.
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Fish & Chips! I like the fries a lot, but it turned soggy after a while. The fish was really tender and it kind of melts in my mouth. (Pinched a serving from my friend)
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Mushroom Cabonara Pasta! I liked this because the mushroom taste/flavour permeates through the pasta/sauce as well. I refrained from choosing this because I know I can never finish these cheesy/creamy pasta, but I think this is not the overpowering creamy sort. I would order this the next time I come. (Pinched another serving from my friend)
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My pick of the day: Teriyaki Chicken Burger. There is cheese entirely melted within the burger itself which I liked better than the half-melted sort. However I find that the meat could be more tender than it is; the sauce could also afford to be more piquant. It is largely still quite satisfying but I don't like vegetables and they made the veggies inside really quite soggy and horrid (which I simply removed them from the platter).

Among these three - the one I would recommend is the Mushroom Pasta.
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2013-03-10
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$8 (Dinner)
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  • Mushroom Pasta