Daily: 12:00 - 15:00
Daily: 17:30 - 11:30
Lunch: last order at 12:15
Dinner: last order at 22:30
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.
Jumbo's at Dempsey is the nicest of the branches I have been to. I like their full glass display of fresh seafood facing the diners. As we enjoyed our $500 for 10 pax set dinner of crabs, delicious seafood soup, steamed soon hock, we had a good view of the various types of live fish, prawns, lobsters, etc. The venison with steamed kailan is extremely tender and the seafood fried rice is perfect. Their mango sago dessert is good. The pepper is better than their chilli crab. Service was attentive. They even help you put the bib on before you tuck into your chilli crab.
I have always enjoyed Jumbo food and always recommended to my foreign friends there. But last night ，there were no baby squid, no bamboo clams. Chilli crab is definitely the star there. Pepper crabs were a tad too fiery for me. The rest of the dishes were only so-so. But what surprised me was that our bill came to be $450 for 6 of us!!
What I found extremely pricey were the Crabs-- we only had one crab each for the Chilli n Pepper, it cost somethinG like $94 each . So, just the crabs alone came up to be about $188! They had even made the mistake of charging us fir 3 crabs if I had not checked!
You might like to know the rest of the dishes we had were Cereral Prawns, Spinach with 3 egg, Garlic Fried rice, Phoenix Chicken which was recommended but nothing to shout about，Tofu with mushrooms n broccoli and 6 beers -- seriously,that was all !
Are you sure Gordon Ramsay managed to beat JUMBO??
I’ve tried chilli crab at a variety of restaurants and still find myself returning to JUMBO because there is that special something about the delicious semi-sweet savoury eggy gravy.
This is a great resource for JUMBO's top dishes and recommendations, with tantalising photos to boot.