Thanks to the city’s proximity to open waters, seafood has always been an important part of the Macau diet. However you like your just-from-the-ocean eats, a visit to one of these seafood restaurants should be at the very top of your list.

Mizumi

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Mizumi's crispy sour tile fish (Photo: Courtesy of Wynn Palace)

Mizumi’s eight master chefs prepare each dish with precision and artistry using jet-fresh seafood flown in daily from Japan. The chef’s selection of assorted sashimi is not to be missed, with each slice of fish fresh enough to showcase its unique flavour. We also loved the Iwagaki oyster, lightly poached with Tosazu vinegar and seaweed. The venue also offers a wide array of sakes, many rare and exclusive to Macau, as well as Japanese craft beers, small-batch whiskeys and signature cocktails.

Wynn Palace, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai
+853 8889 3663, wynnpalace.com

8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

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Seared red tuna, fennel pollen, tomato citrus emulsion, Calvisius elite caviar (Photo: Courtesy of 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana)

Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana’s commitment to using premium, fresh ingredients shines in his scampi and matsutake, for example, which brings together the best of the sea and the earth, with the pungent mushroom a hearty match for the sweet shellfish. The seared red tuna, fennel pollen and tomato citrus emulsion with Calvisius Elite caviar is also recommended.

Galaxy Macau, 1031, 1/F, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai,
+853 8886 2169, galaxymacau.com

Feast

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Photo: Courtesy of  Sheraton Grand Hotel

With an abundance of jet-fresh seafood for your picking pleasure, Feast is the go-to dining destination every Friday and Saturday night. Shucked live and prepared to order, seasonal oysters from Australia, USA and France make perfect cold seafood starters. The restaurant serves has than 40 varieties of seafood to choose from, with Boston lobster claws and Russian king crab legs among the star attractions.

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Cotai Central, Estrada do Istmo, Cotai
+853 8113 1200, sheratongrandmacao.com

Yamazato

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Seasonal grilled fish (Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Okura Macau)

Hotel Okura’s signature Japanese restaurant imports all its seafood from Japan, resulting in some of the highest-quality seasonal cuisine available in Macau, in dishes ranging from sashimi and sushi to tempura prawns and grilled fish. The sea urchin on rice, served with miso soup and pickles, is the ocean distilled in a bowl; shredded fresh shiso leaves, shiso cress and nutty toasted seaweed enhance the uni’s salty-sweet flavour.

Hotel Okura Macau, 28/F,  Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai,
+853 8883 5127, galaxymacau.com

Kira

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Deluxe assorted sushi (Photo: Courtesy of Altira Macau)

The Japanese seafood buffet restaurant at Altira Macau offers diners various regional specialities, including fresh seafood, sushi, tempura and teppanyaki—all made with the finest ingredients. The fresh assorted sashimi selection, depending on the season, may include salmon, mackerel, octopus, Botan shrimp and squid. Made-to-order, the sea urchin sushi packs a strong, flavourful punch, with just a hint of brininess. The dinner buffet offers great value for money.

Altira Macau, Avenida de Kwong Tung, Taipa,
+853 2886 8868, altiramacau.com

Laurel

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Steamed garoupa with vegetables (Photo: Courtesy of Galaxy Macau)

Laurel has a traditional Chinese feel with bright colours, high ceilings, marble interiors and plush furnishings. The Cantonese restaurant has a number of braised sea cucumber dishes on the menu, each of which is succulent and perfectly cooked. For starters, try the cold abalone with salmon and snail. If you desire a fish dish that’s light and flavoursome, there’s no better choice than the steamed garoupa with vegetables.

Galaxy Macau, G127, G/F, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Cotai,
+853 8883 2298, galaxymacau.com

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