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Luke’s Lobster Singapore: Plus, other places to get lobster rolls

Opening at Isetan Scotts on September 23, Luke’s Lobster Singapore is the brand’s inaugural venture into Southeast Asia.

American-based Luke’s Lobster specialises in, what else, lobster rolls. The lobster roll chain, which started eleven years ago by founder Luke Holden, has 26 outlets in America, and a further 10 in Japan. Their first Singaporean outlet is set to open on September 23 – with, coincidentally, 23 seats. Done in collaboration between the brand and Caerus Holdings – headed by CEO Vijay Pillai, previous trendsetting ventures include Lady M’s signature mille crepes – lobster rolls might be brought into the spotlight once again, after their last big splash in the local foodie scene thanks to Burger & Lobster’s opening in Jewel Changi Airport last year.

After all, Singapore has quite the stable of restaurants offering up homely takes on exquisite oceanic dishes: think all manner of rib-sticking chowders, bisques and gumbos that draw from the seafood capitals of the States, Louisiana, Boston and more. And since you won’t be able to make a trip down any time soon, these lobster rolls and other takes on classic American seafood are the closest you’re going to get for some time yet.

  • Famous Classic Lobster Roll (for snip)


    Luke’s Lobsters Singapore

    The latest player in town. Fashioned to resemble its overseas counterparts to a tee, Luke’s Lobsters is seafood shack through-and-through, including an overuse of rustic, weathered timber planks (buoys and seagulls not included). The food, again, is pure Luke’s Lobsters: “Taste The Source” is their oft-repeated mantra. Don’t expect any mentaiko, salted egg or what-have-you (for now at least). What sets the seafood rolls here apart is, well, seafood. Sustainably sourced and traceable from surf to turf, the Maine lobsters, as well as excellent crab and shrimp, are done simply: Maine-style buttered and griddled rolls, lemon butter, mayo and signature seasoning. If that’s not enough, a selection of bisques and beers seal the deal. 

    #01-K4, Isetan Scotts, Shaw House. Tel: 6592-7642.

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