New Birmingham seafood boil restaurant Seafood City set to open in June
April 24, 2024

Another new restaurant is coming to Birmingham, and this time it’s all about seafood.

Seafood City in the Arcadian is a new seafood boil restaurant from the people behind Vietnamese Street Kitchen, which has branches in Resorts World and Birmingham City Centre and is always a great experience.

The new venture takes inspiration from the original southern ‘seafood boil’ made famous in Louisiana in America’s Deep South, which uses a traditional cooking method to lock in the taste of the sea.  Since then, the style has been adopted by the Vietnamese community and general manager Oliver Ngo is expecting the ‘get down and dirty’ concept to be as popular in the Midlands as it’s proved in London and on TikTok.

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He said: “It’s all about diving right in, putting your bib aprons on and getting your hands messy so that you can enjoy seafood in an unpretentious way. The idea is to bring friends, families and seafood lovers together to enjoy the riches of the sea in the simplest way possible.

“The seafood boil is a wonderful way to enhance individual flavours and textures. Our concept is simple, you can boil your choice of seafood, pairing it with our signature sauce, garlic butter or our XXL sauce for those who like it hot!

“Not only that, but you can mix it up and grill and fry your favourite seafood too. Our signature lobster rolls and crab and prawn burger with a side of seasoned fries are a must-try. We will have you hooked in no time!”

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The menu offers everything from lobster to crab, shrimps, oysters, mussels, clams and crawfish, all served up in a venue inspired by the energy and visual excitement of Asian cities dubbed ‘retro-futurism’.

The 1700 square foot venue is in the unit once occupied by Rozu and will seat 99 people inside with a cocktail bar as the centrepiece, plus outdoor seating for lazy days in the sun. Drinks will include international lagers on tap and a specially curated cocktail menu. For more information and to make a booking, head to