About Us

Taste the passion

HolyCrab is excited to begin the next adventure at our new home – the iconic Capitol Arcade, located in the cultural district in the heart of Singapore.

The enchantment offered by the beautiful conservation buildings of Capitol Theatre, Capitol Building and Stamford House, is alluring and captivating.

The picturesque architecture evokes romantic nostalgia of Victorian charm. A beautiful backdrop with a sunlit atrium where heritage marries imagination. One is enamoured by a moment in time, caught by a memory.

Taste the passion

Indulge your cravings

A forerunner of Singapore’s much loved Private Dining Scene, HolyCrab originally offered the unique experience of dining in Chef Elton’s abode, more than a decade ago back in 2009. And how better to get guests’ hands off their phones? Keep their hands busy savouring some awesome Crabs! And that, was how HolyCrab was borne, a lovechild of Chef Elton’s passion for both eating and cooking!

In 2017, Chef Elton decided to pull out all stops to take on the unchartered waters and challenges of opening a brick and mortar shop.

HolyCrab was given life and body, in the shape of a quaint little 25-seater shophouse at Tan Quee Lan Street. The charming streets of the vicinity are always bustling and vibrant, and the proximity of Liang Seah Street also offered meaning to Chef Elton’s personal heritage.

The playfulness of HolyCrab’s creations has delighted many more guests since its humble beginnings. HolyCrab offers bold, distinct flavours, forged by a fiery need for “WokHei” (breath of the wok).

How we started

The initial menu from Chef Elton’s home kitchen, has come a long way and goes through curation and invention fuelled by steadfast passion. A special feature remains from its Private Dining days, an Omakase offering designed to delight your cravings for some good ol’ Singaporean fare! (Prebooking required.)

Fast Forward to today, in order to serve our guests even better with more seating options and also a beautiful bar setting, we have decided to move to the charming Capitol Arcade. We have chosen to be closer to Singapore’s history and hope to heighten the experience of what Singapore has to offer, one savoury meal at a time.

It is truly Epic-urean and puts the Woke in “Woke Hei”!

How we started

Our Food

The Crabs

Holycrab works with many different suppliers to bring you the freshest Sri Lanka crab to the shores of our sunny island. Rest assured that all crabs are of highest quality and free from antibiotics.

Immersion Class

Chef Experience in an industrial kitchen

Cooking Class:

Small groups hands-on experience in a large commercial kitchen, outta the home kitchen experience

Monday – Thursday (14:30 – 16:30)
Prebooking at least 1 week in advance.
SGD 288 Per Pax

Minimum Pax: 2
Maximum Pax: 4


Party Choices must be the same (eg. All Singapore Red Chilli Crab)
Immersion Class Package includes:


  • Learn to cook like a Chef in a Commercial Kitchen! Personal Tutelage under Head Chef Elton Seah on the art of “Wok Heying” aka the “Breath of the Wok”.
  • Understand the ins & outs, kitchen setup, systems and how each piece of Commercial.
  • Equipment helps with our daily operations.
  • Learn to prep and season your dish.
  • Learn how to prepare Live Crabs!
  • Stand behind a Jet Burner and feel the power!
  • Take Photos, & Videos.
  • Dine in or Takeaway.

Wokhei Seasonal Vegetables:
  1. WokHei, Garlic, Onions

Signature HolyCrab Crab Fried Rice:
  1. WokHei, Crab Meat, Eggs, Spring Onions

Choice of Crab Flavour (approximately 1.2kg Sri Lankan Crab):
  1. Singapore Red Chilli Crab
  2. Black Pepper Crab
  3. White Pepper Crab, Salted Egg Crab

Package Includes:
  • 5 Mantous, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Lime Juice


Our Menu


Bragging Rights

Holy Crab, Batman!

Holy Crab, Batman!

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Featured by Oddle: Humans of FNB

Featured by Oddle: Humans of FNB

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Epicurean Star Award Singapore 2020

Epicurean Star Award Singapore 2020

Most Innovative F&B Band (Single Outlet) awarded by Restaurant Association of Singapore

Best Chilli Crab in Singapore

Best Chilli Crab in Singapore

Whether you are a local or a tourist, you may be well aware of one of Singapore’s most legendary dishes: the Chilli Crab. Read More

Contact Us

    How to get there

    Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
    13 Stamford Road, #01-85, Singapore 178905
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    Nearest MRT Stations
    City Hall MRT
    Estimated walk time: 1 Mins

    Bus Stop 04111 (Along Stamford Road)
    7, 14, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 700, 700A, 857
    Bus Stop 04167 (Along North Bridge Road) 61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197

    Drive along North Bridge Road and turn into Coleman Lane for car park access

    Car Park Charges

    Alternative Car Park
    Raffles City Shopping Center
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