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Jumbo Seafood (Dempsey)

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A long-time favorite on the seafood restaurant scene, Jumbo began as a beachfront restaurant at East Coast and now has different restaurants scattered across the island. Nevertheless, the focus is still on preparing good Chinese-style seafood dishes. The black pepper crab and cereal prawns are perennial favorites.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 00:00

Sat & Sun - Eve of PH : 17:30 - 00:00

+65 64793435
$52 based on 35 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (9 votes), Dinner (8 votes), Children/Family (6 votes)
OYHZ

Slightly pricey but good!

More details here: http://oyhz.blogspot.sg/2012/05/sanas-farewell-jumbo-seafood.html
First up, sashimi! I dunno what's this called. But it's d*** good. Anyone knows??  They provided a mini steamboat/pot of soup for us, in case anyone doesn't like the taste of it raw.But nah, it's soooo fresh and sweet without any cooking! Seaweed toufu with enoki mushroom.Super good too!Though just a simple dish, I've always love all 3, toufu, seaweed and enoki mushroom individually! So when put together as a dish, it's heavenly~~ Then came our main character, ta-dahhh~~We ordered 3 flavours for Sana to try.First to come, chilli crab!MUST-HAVE! The gravy goes so well with the cripsy buns that they were gone before we had any photos of them! Next, cheesy butter crab.

Quite similar to watery butter egg yolk ones we have at zi char places.Replace the egg yolk with cheese that's almost undetectable.Smooth and buttery yums!  Lastly, my favourite!Salted egg yolk crab!But sadly, it wasn't as nice as the previous two.Not because we were full already ok. It just lacks of something and i find a lil' too dry~ :/For once, i prefer the chilli crab. And even the butter cheese one taste better :X

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16 Sep 2014 • 60 reviews • 0 follower

Slightly pricey but good!

More details here: http://oyhz.blogspot.sg/2012/05/sanas-farewell-jumbo-seafood.html
First up, sashimi! I dunno what's this called. But it's d*** good. Anyone knows??  They provided a mini steamboat/pot of soup for us, in case anyone doesn't like the taste of it raw.But nah, it's soooo fresh and sweet without any cooking! Seaweed toufu with enoki mushroom.Super good too!Though just a simple dish, I've always love all 3, toufu, seaweed and enoki mushroom individually! So when put together as a dish, it's heavenly~~ Then came our main character, ta-dahhh~~We ordered 3 flavours for Sana to try.First to come, chilli crab!MUST-HAVE! The gravy goes so well with the cripsy buns that they were gone before we had any photos of them! Next, cheesy butter crab.

Quite similar to watery butter egg yolk ones we have at zi char places.Replace the egg yolk with cheese that's almost undetectable.Smooth and buttery yums!  Lastly, my favourite!Salted egg yolk crab!But sadly, it wasn't as nice as the previous two.Not because we were full already ok. It just lacks of something and i find a lil' too dry~ :/For once, i prefer the chilli crab. And even the butter cheese one taste better :X
03 Jan 2014 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Don't order the Phoenix Chicken

See the full review with pictures here.   Stay away from the Phoenix chicken at all costs! It is not chicken. They seem to have mashed it up into a kind of paste (like fishball paste) and then coated it with the chicken skin and roasted it - what exactly is the point of that? Their seafood bacon rolls are the same - extremely cheap-tasting flour and seafood mix wrapped in bacon - if I wanted to eat that I could have made it for myself at home. I'm rather surprised this is on the 50% off coupons that Jumbo has every month in its members' calendar.   Still, they do do other things well, such as the home-made spinach covered tofu with mushrooms, which is silky soft and goes fantastically with the spinach.   We tried their soy glazed king prawn (something like $14 for one large glazed prawn) and it was pretty nice, but overcooked (probably because it was done on the grill)   I always order their cereal prawns, both shelled and deshelled (they don't do deshelled live prawns, cause I suspect their deshelled prawns are bought deshelled).  They hit the spot every time.    These were for L's birthday lunch in October and consumed by the two of us! Pretty amazing, I would say. I also like their scallops in little yam rings (as an appetizer), as well as their orh nee. 

The service over lunch is a little slow and many of their waiters can't speak English. I'm not sure if this is characteristic of many of their other branches. They seem to hire a single token English speaker but nearly the entire staff is from China, which I have nothing against, just that I think they should be able to speak English if they are to be service staff that need to interact with people.
26 Jul 2013 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

My favorite Jumbo

After visiting all the Jumbo seafood outlets in Singapore, I have to say this one at Dempsey Hill is my favorite. The outdoor dining area is very comfortable and cozy. The chilli crab with deep fried buns are perfect combination!
29 Jun 2013 • 8 reviews • 0 follower

Somewhat disappointed

Jumbo has been a staple go-to for many years. The Dempsey outlet is the closest to my place which is the main reason why I patronize it more frequently. Just like Long Beach Dempsey, it feels increasingly more like a 'tourist' destination or a place where locals bring foreign friends to impress.

Chilli crabs that we orderd last week were watery and sauce was bland. Service was extremely rushed and it seemed like they just wanted to chase us out so that new customers could come in. Made the overall dining experience not so pleasant.

Will be on the hunt for good seafood in the west side of Singapore...
06 May 2013 • 579 reviews • 22 followers

Good food but service is too rushed

Read the full review at http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2013/05/jumbo-seafood-dempsey.html

Reservations here are an absolute must, because this place is always packed. Like sardines packed. Of all of the Jumbo outlets, this is the place that I feel most "rushed". The servers don't explicitly chase you off after dinner, but there are less-than-subtle hints. Like how you're told that the dinner seating is only for an hour and a half, or how speedy fast the dishes arrive, and in such quick succession, or how efficiently the plates are cleared after dinner as well. This is so not the place to linger after a meal, and I don't like it.

 I know there are quite a number of places that do this double or triple seatings for mealtimes, but that doesn't make it acceptably right. This is exactly the reason why I avoid a lot of the Chinese restaurants during CNY eve. It's quite evident that restaurants do this to turnover the dining capacity and so increase profits, but it sucks the soul out of what-should-have-been-a-wonderful meal. I don't like being time-constrained like that. I pay good money for my food, and should be allowed to enjoy my meal at my own leisure. If I want to take 3 hours to eat my meal, then so be it.

 We had:

1) Seafood Bacon Roll ($12 for small), which would have been scrumptious but for the liberal coating of that cloying salad cream.

2) Ribeye Fillet with Pepper Sauce ($22 at $11 per piece) for the meat lovers. Luckily, the pepper sauce for this was served on the side, because the beef was flavoursome on its own. Besides, we weren't terribly excited about the pepper sauce, it was very starchy verging on goopy and looked generically straight out of the bottle

3) Donut with Seafood Paste ($10 for small) tasted a little refried so it was super duper crunchy, but it was addictively good nonetheless

4) Scallops wrapped in Yam Ring ($16 for small) is a must try here. There have been imitators of this incomparable appetizer but no one has come close. There's just something about the grounded sweetness of the mashed yam and seafresh sweetness of the scallops that marries so perfectly

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