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.
The first thing that you observe when you walk into a Jumbo Seafood restaurant is the bright orange colour scheme with tiny crab caricature. The bright ambiance of the place sets the tone for the gourmet seafood journey you are about to embark upon. One caveat… getting a table at any of the Jumbo Seafood outlets, without a reservation, especially on weekends is a near impossibility. Miraculously, even if you do manage a table, chances are the table is an outdoor seating. And trust me, enjoying hot and spicy seafood delights in the heat of Singapore can be, to say the least, unpleasant. Conversely, enjoying dinner outdoorsy may not be such a bad idea, especially if it’s been a rainy day. Either ways, reserve your table… it’s better than being disappointed, especially considering the aroma outside the restaurant is just as tempting!
Here's my full review of Jumbo Seafood!
Had heard a lot about this place, before I decided to give it a visit. After a couple of visits, have decided not to go back.
Ordered sea food beancurd, broccoli with garlic, scallop with yam, venison and chilli crab. The scallop with yam was the only saving grace. The chilli crab was good, but nothing that I would not get elsewhere.
The service staff is anything but pleasant, and to add to it you have a cart with a dirty blue bucket moving around the restaurant, collecting used crockery.
Was not expecting fine dining, but definitely a better experience for the money paid.
Went for dinner yesterday.
Service was great and at attentive
Food service waiting time was not too bad .
My only complaint is that food serve to the table are not hot
Bamboo clams , steam crabs , scallops, youtiao are some of the dishes
Guess it is ready for a while but no one to serve ?
Am not sure and has feedback to the staff
A fortnight ago l went to Jumbo restaurant with my girlfriend for dinner on Saturday night. It was very crowded so we had to stand in a long queue for 40 minutes before we could get a table and place an order. I ordered an elephant clam cooked in two ways; raw and blanched , a Hong Kong steamed fish and a Yang Zhou fried rice. The service was slow as the food took 30 mins to arrive. The food was average , and the price was slightly higher than other seafood restaurants.