Shell Out Seafood Restaurant @ Dataran Sunway Damansara

Forget fork and knife, it’s time to get down and dirty with food! Here at Shell Out, you have the luxury to eat with your hands and enjoy your favourite seafood with all your senses.

Parking may be a pain, best bet is to park in Sunway Giza. The shoplot is just beside it. This is better illustrated in the map at the end of this post.

We, Malaysians are no strangers when it comes to eating food with our hands. This is something that is not new to me really; I always enjoy eating with my fingers when I am home. Truth to be told, I love licking sauces and bits of food off my fingers. :D

This fisherman themed restaurant decorated with fishing nets, lifebuoy and diners’ work of art, serves nothing else but shellfood (shelled seafood) and light snacks. NO UTENSILS are provided, that includes PLATES. So, all you have is a clean sheet of brown paper over the table and paper towel.

When was the last time you truly enjoy eating your food with your hands openly in restaurants? I guess the only time we are allowed the luxury of truly enjoying food with all of our senses is when we are children – care free.

Crawfish: Yo! Wassup!

with Eric, Carol, SY & Bok all ready to EAT!

At Shell Out, we dug into our food with our clean bare hands and indulge the seafood goodness. Slurping the sweet juices out of shells and best of all, everyone anticipates into eating and no one was busy socialising on their smartphones the entire dining time. All hands were glued to the food on the table.

At this moment, I couldn’t help but repeating myself saying to the rest, “When was the last time we actually devour food without having our phone in the way?”

Fresh Coconut @ RM6

Since we’re going to get serious with all the seafood Shell Out has to offer and also we were about to challenge all the spicy levels they have, we ordered Fresh Coconut. Refreshing and thirst quenching and also to battle our numb lips to come.

Fried Sweet Potato @ RM8.90

While waiting for our main course, we shared a basket of Fried Sweet Potato. It was crispy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside. Great on its own without adding sauces.

Tomato sauce, Mayo and Chili sauce were the condiments to go with our starters. While others dip their food with the sauces, I decided to doodle with it.

Behold the mighty crab with fried sweet potato!

Fried Fish Basket @ RM10.90

The Fried Fish Basket comes with deep fried baby pomfret and served with cajun fries. I love fish and enjoyed this so much that I can’t help but not do this:

Enjoying food with all our senses maa..

All the fried food are served in baskets while the main stars are served in plastic bags. *chuckles* As the bags were served on the table, that’s when your inner barbaric sense would come out and dig into the bag (pushing each other by the shoulders). Whilst the food were scorching hot, you just kept on digging out every shellfood you could grab hold from it. If you wait for them to cool down, you probably only dig out empty shells while your dining buddies have already savoured the best out of it. I guess that’s why everyone abandoned their phones.

No point knowing Kung Fu when you’re not feisty enough. You’ll end up eating shells.

Fresh shellfood of Crabs, Clams, Scallops, Prawns, Snails & Crawfish

You would have noticed that all the shellfood were done in the same sauce. The sauce comes in 3 Sensations (flavours): Cajun Sensation, Lemon Pepper and Butter Garlic. And if you’re adventurous enough to try them all at once, ask for Shell Bang. It’s the combination of the 3 sensations.

There are also 3 levels of spiciness to choose from; Mild, Medium and OMG. I was excited to see the word OMG for that spicy level and was expecting it to be extremely spicy till you shout OMG!! Unfortunately, it was not OMG enough for me, even Carol who can’t take spicy said that it was tolerable. *laughs together with Carol*

We had a fair share of Meaty Crabs (2 for RM28 – Current PROMO), Clams (500g @ RM 15.90), King Prawns (300g @ RM28.90) and Scallops (250g @ RM17.90) all in various sensations and level of spiciness. Thanks to the sauces, the clams and scallops were flavourful and I couldn’t stop pouncing on them. The crabs and prawns on the other hand, were so fat and juicy! I wish to bark at the rest and help myself on them all by myself, but good food must be shared.

Despite the no utensils policy, they still provide us tools for the crabs. I guess they don’t want us using their furniture to crack open the crabs. *LOL*

The Crawfish aka YABBIES (500g @ RM45.90) we had was done in SHELL BANG sauce and spicy level of OMG! We had add ons of Corn on Cob (RM1.50 each), Potatoes (RM1.50 for 3 pieces) and Sausages (RM4.50 for 4 pieces). This bag of yabbies and add ons is like a buffet on its own.

A new addition in the menu is the Japanese Snails. While others smirk at the thought of it, we savoured into the fresh content and slurp out the juice from the shell. Just so good.

It is Shell Out’s forte to serve freshness and hands-on dining experience. We enjoyed the seafood and satisfied with the fresh offerings on the brown paper. We just couldn’t get enough of it that we decided to order a few more bags of crabs and prawns. *chomps away*

The aftermath of our seafood salvation. Not a single sea creature were spared that night. *stares at tools*

If I were to describe Shell Out in one word, it would be AWESOME. If only they could tweak the OMG spicy level to a higher level, that would be FAWESOME!


Look out for my doodle!

Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; 6pm – 10pm
Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; 5pm – 11pm
Saturday: 5pm – 11pm
Sunday: 6pm – 10pm

Shell Out Seafood Restaurant
16-1, Jalan PJU 5/15,
Dataran Sunway Damansara,
47810 Sungai Buloh

Tel: +603 7497 1137
Facebook: The Shell Out

GPS Coordinates: 3.15207,101.591789

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