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$78/pax

based on 111 reviews
Top Must Try Dishes
Chilli Crab22 votes
black pepper crab13 votes
garlic scallops7 votes
cereal prawns4 votes
drunken prawns4 votes

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Alfresco/Outdoor Dining28 votes
After Work24 votes
Dinner24 votes
Large Groups/Gathering20 votes
Vibrant/Noisy18 votes
Children/Family17 votes
Birthdays15 votes
Business Dining13 votes
Waterfront11 votes
Lunch10 votes
View/Scenery10 votes
Anniversary9 votes
Supper9 votes
Ala Carte8 votes
Boys Night Out7 votes
Chillout7 votes
Large Groups6 votes
Relaxed5 votes
Girls Night Out4 votes
People Watching4 votes
BBQ3 votes
Corporate Events3 votes
Formal Events3 votes
Parties3 votes

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runningman
 • 30 Aug 2014 313 reviews 54 followers
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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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I spent $50 per person.

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  • Stir Fried Broccoli With Scallop
  • Chilled Mango And Shredded Duck
  • Chilli Crab

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maggie kiu
 • 10 Aug 2014 2 reviews 0 follower
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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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Spud2911
 • 03 Aug 2014 3 reviews 0 follower
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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.
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Must tries: drunken prawns

I also recommend this place for:
After Work, Ala Carte, Alfresco/Outdoor Dining, Business Dining

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