Jumbo Seafood

Address: East Coast Seafood Centre, Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08, Singapore, 449883, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6442 3435

- Mid-range

3.9

The local Singaporean seafood restaurant of choice.

A homegrown Singaporean restaurant, the Jumbo restaurant at East Coast Seafood Centre is the original in the chain. It’s most famous for its chili crab.

Food and drink
4.2
90%
Service
3.7
90%
Food and drink
4.2
90%
Value for money
4.3
90%
Ambience
3.3
90%
Location
3.8
90%

Food and drink

Live seafood doesn’t come much better than Jumbo in terms of freshness and value for money. It’s renowned for its chili crab – with thick red gravy and devilishly doughy white buns known as man-tou. But I prefer the black pepper crab because it’s much spicier and there’s less gravy to splash onto my light-coloured shirt. I also love the crispy baby squid and the deep fried red tilapia fish with a spicy Nonya sauce is another favourite.

Ambience

This is a loud and brightly lit no-nonsense seafood restaurant where you are expected to get your hands dirty. It was almost fully booked on a Tuesday night, so it just goes to show how popular it is, with locals as well as tourists.

Service

The service is brisk and efficient and dirty plates are regularly swapped for clean ones. It helps if you have a Cantonese or Mandarin speaker with you, but by no means essential.

Location

There are roughly eight other seafood restaurants in the same enclave right on the beachfront on the east coast. It’s not easily accessible by public transport.

Price advice

Our family dinner with 12 cousins cost roughly $500, so a seafood dinner for less than $50 a head is quite good value in my book. They allow you to bring bottles of wine for a small corkage fee.

Branches

Seragoon Gardens Country Club, Riverside Point, The Riverwalk, Singapore Indoor Stadium and Dempsey Hill.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Business travellers
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • No fuss

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