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Jumbo Seafood (East Coast)

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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.

Mon - Sat: 17:00 - 23:30

Sun & PH: 12:00 - 00:00

+65 64423435
$78 based on 101 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (28 votes), After Work (24 votes), Dinner (24 votes)
runningman

Lovely Waterfront Dining

Full Jumbo Seafood review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2011/08/zi-char-jumbo-seafood.html


I have a newfound respect and appreciation for Jumbo Seafood, because it seems they've gained some semblance of international acclaim. The majority of our overseas staff consider Jumbo Seafood a must visit whenever they come to Singapore, and the 1 dish they always order when they visit is the iconic Singaporean Chilli Crab.

Ambience at Jumbo Seafood has remained more or less consistent throughout the years, still laid out in communal dining style, akin to most Chinese fine dining restaurants. Expect a noisy, bustling atmosphere, with tables packed closely together in a rather cramped layout. Furniture is sufficiently comfortable, and tables are spacious enough even with many dishes.

Service at Jumbo Seafood reflects the multi-cultural society of Singapore, with staff from various countries and backgrounds. Most of the junior staff may not be able to converse in English, and aren't knowledgable on the menu or ordering process, so speaking to the senior staff (all of whom can speak English) may be your best bet. I rather dislike that during peak periods, there is only 90 minutes dining time allocated to each table, so that Jumbo Seafood can turnover the place for the next seating. While orders are served very quickly, allocated seat timing means you won't be able to linger over a meal during peak periods.

Food at Jumbo Seafood, as its name suggests, is all about fresh seafood and Chinese style Zi Char. Since its founding in 1987, Jumbo Seafood has remained among the premier seafood restaurants in Singapore, known especially for their chilli crab, and pepper crabs. Food quality has remained consistently high throughout the years, prepared with fresh ingredients. Small portion sizes are usually enough for 2 - 3 people. Prices though, have risen considerably over the years, especially prices of seafood, and it's recommended to budget at least SGD $40 - $60 per person at Jumbo Seafood.

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  • garlic scallops7 votes
  • drunken prawns4 votes
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Chilli Crab
30 Aug 2014 • 324 reviews • 54 followers

Lovely Waterfront Dining

Full Jumbo Seafood review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2011/08/zi-char-jumbo-seafood.html


I have a newfound respect and appreciation for Jumbo Seafood, because it seems they've gained some semblance of international acclaim. The majority of our overseas staff consider Jumbo Seafood a must visit whenever they come to Singapore, and the 1 dish they always order when they visit is the iconic Singaporean Chilli Crab.

Ambience at Jumbo Seafood has remained more or less consistent throughout the years, still laid out in communal dining style, akin to most Chinese fine dining restaurants. Expect a noisy, bustling atmosphere, with tables packed closely together in a rather cramped layout. Furniture is sufficiently comfortable, and tables are spacious enough even with many dishes.

Service at Jumbo Seafood reflects the multi-cultural society of Singapore, with staff from various countries and backgrounds. Most of the junior staff may not be able to converse in English, and aren't knowledgable on the menu or ordering process, so speaking to the senior staff (all of whom can speak English) may be your best bet. I rather dislike that during peak periods, there is only 90 minutes dining time allocated to each table, so that Jumbo Seafood can turnover the place for the next seating. While orders are served very quickly, allocated seat timing means you won't be able to linger over a meal during peak periods.

Food at Jumbo Seafood, as its name suggests, is all about fresh seafood and Chinese style Zi Char. Since its founding in 1987, Jumbo Seafood has remained among the premier seafood restaurants in Singapore, known especially for their chilli crab, and pepper crabs. Food quality has remained consistently high throughout the years, prepared with fresh ingredients. Small portion sizes are usually enough for 2 - 3 people. Prices though, have risen considerably over the years, especially prices of seafood, and it's recommended to budget at least SGD $40 - $60 per person at Jumbo Seafood.
10 Aug 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Black color server attitude v bad

food is v v gd as always
but service standard has dropped so much. Always come here  for dinner. Althought crowd is always there but compare to before, the service dropped. despite the business, the cleaner are very friend and when we pass them plates, one chinese cleaner politely apologized and said it should be their job to clean. Order staff not friendly at all
03 Aug 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Great for outdoor seaside evening ambience

This place is definitely a landmark founded in 1987 and since then Jumbo have established several branches in Singapore. The branch at East Coast Seafood Centre is one of the most popular with its views out to the sea and dining outside or inside.  This is a very big restaurant with many servers and is also very popular but everyone seems to get a seat.  Great for two people or twenty people.  Make a reservation first.     The locals tell me the food quality is probably better elsewhere.  It is also a bit on the pricey side, but you are paying for ambience.  Service is fairly mechanical and it is good to have someone in the group who speaks Chinese.  I can suggest the Mee Gorang, the spicy fried noodles.  Drunken Prawns are worth the adventure.  The Chilli Crabs are the speciality but overrated. In summary, a great location to go with friends or business colleagues and watch the big ships out at sea and enjoy the evening away. 
11 Jul 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Don't expect food quality and good service here

Brought my parents from aboroad to enjoy a great dinner together on a Sunday evening last month, expecting good foods and reasonable service as I usually had good times at Jumbo East coast 5yrs ago...

Now it seems such food quality and service no longer existing here.
The place become too outdated, The staffs are not friendly at all (Specially those staffs who receive orders),  Very very difficult to find a staff to ask service (only a few staffs are working in such a big place??), Many dishes are already cold, Vegies are under cooked, Abalones are not cooked well, The portion of pepper/chili crabs are quite small - nothing much to eat. 
They never replaced the plates with new ones (I did it by myself). Eventually the table become full of rubbishes.
Total chaos.

Spent more than $350+ for 4 adults, to experience such low quality foods and services.


27 Jun 2014 • 59 reviews • 0 follower

Friendly Service good ambiemce but food standard drops faster than u can say why like that

Long time nv go Jumbo so Bangala bring family eat on a fine sunday afternoon after a tian mi mi cycling at east coast...

Service is friendly and attentive to kids and elderly...ambience outdoor is nice...can beo chiobus.

Ordered the Chilli Crab(erm disappointing although meaty,the sauce drops liao..more like mixture of chilli sauce and corn starch,cannot taste other flavours)...the cold platter is a disaster and the other foods such as scallops yam ring and oyster egg also dun impress..also sharkfins taste like put a lot of starch also...maybe my expectations for it to be high since the price has been increasing so my expectations shd increase also right?

Got a feeling they hire those beginner chefs to cook all these...even my kopitiam zi char chefs fare better