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“Pleasant Way to Chow Down Crustaceans !!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood
Blk 1206 East Coast Parkway #01-07/08, East Coast Seafood Centre, Singapore 449883, Singapore
+65 6442 3435
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Ranked #257 of 7,375 Restaurants in Singapore
Price range: $0 - $100
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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“Pleasant Way to Chow Down Crustaceans !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

I've done the Chili crab scene for about 10 years now -- but this was my time to Jumbo. Before I aways went near the Merlion across from the Fullterton (and had good food there too) bur wanted to try someplace new since it had been 5 years since I've been made! Last minute in the cab decision -- and Jumbo on the River it was (versus Long Beach on Sentosa ), Glad we did -- the traffic look not great into/outof Sentosa.

So we landed at Jumbo -- wait wasn't more than 5 minutes for an outdoor seat (at around 7.30 PM), Service was nice and prompt -- as is the food creation too. In typical style, if you order your whole meal -- than don't expect it to come to in anything other random style. Whatever plate is made and ready to go set gets serverd at its peak. So we did some appetizers like grilled giant shrimp that came after our chili crab,but before the black pepper crab, etc. All in all it was a fine scene I really don't mind having food various tastiness happens at random spots!

We had the crabs 2 ways - Chili and Black Pepper. They are both SOOO good and so different.. I love one leading to the other. Of course the Montou we tried both fried and steamed. Slight presence to us for the fried, but only slightly. I enjoyed both types on the chili sauce.

We also had an order of the Kai Lan w/ Garlic -- and that was good steady. A nice foil ...

The we did other the larger giant prawns BBQ -- each prawn was giant but very very tasty. 1 of the prawns was more than enough to fill us up just right!

All in all, a good "crab" outing! Nom Nom!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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“crabs...crabs...crabs...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 via mobile

chili crab their signature dish, is goooood. little on the pricy side, but if you eat there once in a while, it is worth it. good place for business dinner. after dinner, there are ample place around the riverwalk to down a few whisky to 'digest' your meat intake. haha.

Visited December 2013
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“Good food, but something else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We went to this place as recommended by other travelers. Relating the food and price was as expected. Good food, quite expensive, just as we were told. So far I would have rate this place with 4 points, but some weird thing happened here.
Just in the middle of the lunch, while still eating the crab, we were asked to pay the check. Not only us, all the tables around, this was very rude and unexpected, it is the first time ever this kind of thing happens to me. The Japanese couple of the table next to us was as surprised as we were. They told us that cashier was closing so the need to have all bills paid.
One point less just because they couldnt wait for customers to finish lunch to have the bill paid.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Pepper Crab, this time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

On my second visit, I decided to try out their signature black pepper crab. It was a 900 gram beauty, with just a suggestion of pepper. The meat was succulent, but a bit difficult to get at, even with the shell cracker. Having bee used to the curried chilli crab, the dry pepper crab was a bit of a disappointment. But the restaurant was in no way responsible for my expectations!
The accompaniments included ginger-butter asparagus, chicken rice, salted egg golden prawns and mutton and chicken satay. The prawns were heavenly. The mutton satay (which I tasted for the first time,) was a bit tough. Chicken satay was great, although a bit too sweet, when taken with the peanut sauce.
Unlike the last time, when we had seats outdoors, this time we decided to go upstairs choosing the air conditioned comfort. Although the place was quite spacious and well-lit, it was no match for the outdoor seating (except when it rains, as it did when we visited).
On the whole, the experience was very good. Will come again to taste other options!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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“For Chili Crab”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

If the day was not so hot, sitting outdoors was not that bad. Watching sexy ladies walking past was not a favorite pastime of mine, but it suffices in killing time while waiting for the dish to be served. The waiters and waitresses were kind and patient enough to wait for our order, and to provide details of individual dishes as well as recommendations.

Picking crab flesh from its shell is messy work. Fortunately JUMBO provided each diner with a paper napkin. Despite its name, the pot of chili crab is by no means salsa hot, merely a tad spicy to the Malaysian taste bud. For beginners dining in spicy food, this would be a good start. The fragrance wafting out from the pot is positively mouth-watering, with the egg-filled gravy mixed with chili and assorted spices covering the hard shelled crustaceans beckoning for a bite. If you know how to twist the flesh out from its protective casing that is.

Scallops Wrapped in Yam Ring (荔茸干贝) is one of dish in JUMBO which I would recommend. It is really worth the price to try this dish. The number of desserts in JUMBO's menu is quite high, so there is enough for everyone to try something out from the list. Here are but a few of those colorful ones. Some of the desserts are served warm, so it is best to consult the waiter/waitress before placing the order so as not to be surprised by the served item.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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