It is Singapore’s only underwater restaurant. Against a backdrop of schools of fish, sharks and manta rays, cocooned as you are by the waters of S.E.A. Aquarium, the Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora is probably a restaurant that attracts diners as much for its ambience, as it does its food.
The restaurant is comfortable playing host to couples on a romantic night out, for families hoping to engage their curious kids, or old friends looking to while a quiet evening chatting away. It has witnessed a couple of marriage proposals as well!
On its menu, designed by “America’s first female Iron Chef” Cat Cora, are Californian-Mediterranean seafood dishes – elegantly prepared with natural ingredients and fresh local produce. Signature dishes include the popular sous vide salmon (one of Cat Cora’s favourite) and crispy skin barramundi.
The menu is regularly refreshed to capture the produce of the seasons. We take a dive through some of the new introductions to its lunch and dinner menus for the latter part of 2016.
- Delight 3-course at $58++ (1 Starter | 1 Fish Or Meat | 1 Dessert )
- Leisure 5-course at $72++ (1 Starter | 1 Soup | 1 Fish | 1 Meat | 1 Dessert)
- Inspiration 9-course at $208++
- Entice 7-course at $158++
- Excite 5-course at $128++
- Vegetarian 6-course at $108++
Highlights from the menu are:
Tastes much milder than original beef tartare, the dish has the sweetness of the shrimp and the tanginess of the salsa and yuzu-soy reduction.
A favourite at Ocean Restaurant. The lightly grilled barramundi is firm and served with a healthy serving of vegetables with spicy green pepper juice.
The buttery-smooth texture of foie gras is wrapped in a crispy coat. The crunchy toppings give it an additional layer of texture.
Ocean Restaurant’s signature dish. The salmon–cooked in a bath of warm water–retains its nutrition and melts in your mouth.
End your meal on a sweet note. The roasting of the peach enhances its sweetness. The sweet buttermilk sago and other toppings gives it a distinctly Asian taste.
For the latest menu, check out Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora on rwsentosa.com.
For the best view in Ocean Restaurant
The best seats at Ocean Restaurant are by the glass panels as you’ll be able to peer down to see the sea bed. If you want these coveted seats, reserve your table at least two weeks in advance.
The restaurant is busiest during the weekends. For a higher chance of getting great seats, book your table for a weekday visit.
But even if you can’t get the tables, you’ll still be able to watch the schools of fish swim by from other spots in the restaurant. If you’re sitting with your back to the glass panels, there are mirrors on the wall to reflect the view.
How to get to Ocean Restaurant
Ocean Restaurant can be difficult to find so we have a video to guide you there.
If you drive: Head towards West Zone Carpark, B1 following the signage towards Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora. Park near Equarius Hotel.
If you are walking in: It’ll get confusing. Find your way to the Resorts World Convention Centre, exit on B1. Walk through the car park towards Equarius Hotel, you’ll see ramp to L1, walk up (if you see Equarius Hotel, you need to backtrack). You’ll see the sign for Ocean Restaurant after you leave the ramp.
If you are visiting S.E.A. Aquarium: Restaurant entrance is just next to the Open Ocean Gallery.
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Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora | website link
Location: S.E.A. Aquarium, Level B1M
Opening hours: Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm (Last order at 2.15pm) | Dinner 6pm – 10.30pm (Last order at 10pm)
Dress code: Smart casual. We respectfully request that our guests refrain from wearing shorts, tank tops and open shoes (applicable to gentlemen only). Caps and hats are to be removed in the restaurant’s premises. Flash photography is not permitted.
Free valet parking, all-day parking for guests who dine here from noon – 2pm (no minimum spending), or from 6pm (with every $200 spent). The free valet service is available at the entrance of any hotels in the resort or at the drop-off area in the car park.