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Dancing Crab at Bukit Timah Grandstand Singapore – Dancing with the fingers

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We like the name. Straight forward and reflect the theme of the seafood restaurant in the most buoyant and euphoric way, just as how it is presented to embrace a different concept of dining at the restaurant. No cutlery will be provided and everything eat using the hands, not the novelty for many (at least not for the Indian and Malay friends) but an interesting notion appealing to the younger generations who has not experienced the thrill of fingers licking good in a western restaurant.

Dancing Crab serves a mix of American country-style Cajun seafood and Creole cuisine from Louisiana.

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The restaurant is located at the Bukit Timah Grandstand, adopted a design to create a lively atmosphere with country music and fun eating experience. Eating at Dancing Crab do not need to be a serious business, it abandons the formality of dining and brings you back to the most tantalizing way of appreciating food by using the hands, just like eating at home.

The food is reasonable good though the price may be at the high side, a combo set which came with a medium size Sri Lankan crab, some prawns, mussels, corn, potatoes and sausages. We think it is sufficient for 2 to 3 person. Different sauces are available and we opted for Dancing Crab Signature spicy sauce, the sauce has different level of spiciness and we assumed medium probably a good pick to start with.

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Most of us have experienced eating Chili crab or pepper crab but tend to be restricted by the dining etiquette. Over at Dancing Crab, disposable plastic table cloth will be spread on the table, the serving came in a bowl and just strews everything on the table cloth or here you go, get your fingers dancing with the crab! The seafood comes in a big bag: myriad tastes interact, making the seafood richer and sweeter.

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The seafood was generally fresh and cooked to the right level of doness, much retained the juiciness and tenderness, the same went to the accompaniment items which were nicely cooked too. Similar to the Chili crab, the chili sauce or spicy sauce was the soul of the combo set here, the succulent signature sauce went pretty well with everything on the table, medium level of spiciness could be a little too overwhelming for some, I need plenty of water to put off the burning sensation in the tongue!
The French fries was really not worth to mention, not better than any French fries from the fast food here, more to please the kids than anything else.

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Chicken wings were equally disappointing, obviously the side orders are not the main focus by Dancing Crab and you can forget about the French fries and the Chicken wings here.

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Our verdict,

Food may not be the main drawn to the overwhelming response at this place, people come to Dancing Crab is to experience an interesting way of eating at the western restaurant. At Dancing Crab, just eat your heart out using your hands, messy table, messy mouth, messy hands but who care? As long as you enjoy the food, the ambience and the acquaintances with those around the table. Isn’t that matter the most?

Dancing Crab Bukit Timah Grandstand Singapore 

Add: The Grandstand 200 Turf Club Road, (Old Turf Club in Bt. Timah), #01-20/21 Singapore 287994

Tel: +65 6466 3303

Fax: +65 6466 3277


Closed on Mondays

Tue – Fri: 5pm – 10.30pm (last order at 9pm)

Sat – Sun / PH: 11.30am – 3pm (last order at 2.30pm), 5pm – 10.30pm (last order at 10pm)


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