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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 104 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (28 votes), After Work (26 votes), Dinner (24 votes)
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Good food and good service

I am very happy with the service provided by 丁潘 who served us. She was very accommodating, pleasant and helpful with all our requests. It was a very happy lunch we had together at the restaurant. Thank you. 

The dishes were tasty and good. We had their signature chilli crabs, venison meat, brocolli with garlic, baby squids, orr nee. Highly recommended for a family gathering.

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  • Chili Crab26 votes
  • black pepper crab14 votes
  • garlic scallops7 votes
  • Cereal Prawn5 votes
  • drunken prawns5 votes
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  • Fish2 votes
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21 Feb 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Good food and good service

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I am very happy with the service provided by 丁潘 who served us. She was very accommodating, pleasant and helpful with all our requests. It was a very happy lunch we had together at the restaurant. Thank you. 

The dishes were tasty and good. We had their signature chilli crabs, venison meat, brocolli with garlic, baby squids, orr nee. Highly recommended for a family gathering.
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06 Feb 2015 • 64 reviews • 3 followers

Chili Crab!

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Always come back for the chili crab. 

The service was horrible compare to higher-scale restaurant, but that's the Singaporean standard anyway. Don't care too much lah just get your delicious food.

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31 Jan 2015 • 21 reviews • 0 follower

Worst meal ever!

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It was crowded on a Sunday evening so I believe it must be a pretty good place to have some seafood. How very wrong I was! The service was unbelievably bad. The staff taking the order was totally void of expression with no enthusiasm for the Menu. Rice had to be requested more than 3 times. Eating plates with crab shells were cleared with no plate replenishment. And I was in the midst of having my crabs! Food fared no better. The butter crabs were so badly cooked with the flesh sticking to the Shells, it was almost inedible! The bamboo clams were mediocre. The yam paste was diluted and close to tasteless. With a CEO who Pays attention Only to food as stated in the Sunday Times, it is understandable that the wait staff can get away with such Attitude. It was fortunate that I did not sign up the membership card which the staff conveniently forgot, to my benefit! Seriously there are many seafood Places around with way better service and food!
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30 Aug 2014 • 349 reviews • 55 followers

Lovely Waterfront Dining

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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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10 Aug 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Black color server attitude v bad

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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
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