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“A Reloaded Legacy”
Review of Jumbo Seafood

Jumbo Seafood
Ranked #87 of 10,675 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Singapore
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91 reviews
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“A Reloaded Legacy”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Jumbo has been around for a long time. From a seaside eatery that was an old favorite for taking your extended family out to dinner when you were lucky at the track or the lottery. The business model was renewed to be more contemporary and to take advantage of the considerable cache that the Jumbo name had with Japanese tourists.

The food at Jumbo is good. My review should in no way dissuade you from trying Jumbo out, especially if this is your first stab at seafood Singapore style. You will like the seafood at Jumbo. However for the jaded Singaporean palate, Jumbo's offerings may be pedestrian.

Definitely make a point to have the following selections:
1. Chili crab. Jumbo makes a solid representation of this iconic Singaporean crab dish.
2. Cuttlefish-stuffed Chinese Fritters. These are also a traditional menu selection at a Singaporean seafood dinner.
3. Mee Goreng. This Malay dish gone Chinois is another classic of Singaporean seafood dining. The prawns are crunchy and mixed with chili sauce, scallions and fishcakes....just good.

So, on your first visit to Singapore, going to Jumbo is not criminal. If however, on your subsequent visit or if you settle in Singapore, you will be expected to be able to carry on a cogent discussion about the merits of the Sri Lankan crab at Forture done with salted egg yolks versus the peppery allure of the crab at Eng Seng.

Visited September 2012
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Bali, Indonesia
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“The best Chilli CRAB!!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Please book the VIP Room otherwise you will end up like sitting in the middle of fish market...
Too noisy

Visited October 2012
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“Chui Huay Lim”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Great service & food.

My wife and I celebrated our birthdays on 15 Oct 2012 at this first Teochew restaurant at Chui Huay Lim Club opened by Jumbo Group. This is the second time we been there.

The place is quite classy for a Chinese restaurant. Food price is average for such a Chinese restaurant. The food are fresh and good. Service are great as well. Overall we spend like $100 for 2 persons.

Visited October 2012
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“Jumbo prices”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We visited this restaurant chasing the famed Chilli mud crab experience. From other reviews, the Jumbo at the East Coast Seafood centre may have been a better option.

While the food met expectations, the service was virtually non-existent. The minute we were seated we were then told by another waiter that we couldn't site there (retracted after some discussion with colleagues). We resorted to pouring our own drinks (and ordered champagne, which should have indicated we were there for a nice meal), never got the water we asked for three times and were given an incorrect dish LADEN with garlic.

The mud crab was great but dulled by the service - locals at neighbouring tables were looked after, but we had to virtually beg for finger-bowls, only after we noticed customers with less messy dishes enjoying them!

Next time I will look for a venue that wants my business more. Newton Circus food stalls perhaps?
Location: this restaurant is adjacent to Clark Quay so there are lots of bars and restaurants in the immediate area.

  • Visited October 2012
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“average..”
Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

im sorry to say it, but really.. the taste is average indeed.. nothing so special.. maybe because it was too sweet for me.. the must-try is absolutely the mango pudding

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