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Eng Seng Restaurant

241 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore, Singapore
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“mee goreng” (11 reviews)
“fried rice” (8 reviews)
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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
$$ - $$$
241 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probaby the most disappointing cruise ship we have ever been on. Services could not cater for the 4100 passengers on board, getting into lifts in peak time impossible ( and they have the audacity to block off one sometimes two lifts to cater fo a...More

Thank nnntravel
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We have made phone booking for 3 medium black pepper crabs and some other dishes, mee goreng, fried rice, baby kailan and pork ribs for take away. The highlight is the black pepper crabs which they are famous for. It's peppery and mild spicy, yet...More

1  Thank Termicsha
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were a group of 4 and demolished a plate of prawns, 2 fried rice, a plate of delicious greens plus 4 crabs (2 chilli and 2 black pepper) all for less than S50 bucks a head. Worth the cab trip to get hear.

Thank sorbomanabroad
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Fresh crab in a great pepper crab sauce. Best in SG. Order the crab, the fried rice and kai lan. Have the pepper sauce with the rice also. This is not a fancy place. You need to book the crab ahead. And they close around...More

Thank Flavian S
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had amazing black pepper crab. Consider booking the crab(s) a day before so you are not disappointed as they do run out of them. Mind you that booking the crab doesn't mean you wouldn't have to queue for a table to free up. Note also...More

Thank Ghidusha
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I ordered black pepper crab and mee goreng. the mee goreng is served within 5 minutes. The mee goreng is considered the good one in Singapore but a little too sweet for me. The black pepper crab is nice but slightly too hot for me....More

Thank Cherv75
Reviewed 26 February 2017

In the past, this particular Pepper Crab restaurant was very good, with long queues forming from about 6pm and they usually sell out before 8pm So, the last time I had it was more than 10 years ago and have been thinking of going back...More

Thank Kg T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Best crabs to share with family and overseas friends. But just let them know it is a no frills place - don't expect air-con nor posh seats. Served by family members or locals, so please don't expect too many smiles from them as they work...More

Thank LauraLam2003
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I used to come to this place for the black pepper crabs. The prices have skyrocketed. My last trip we paid between 50 and 75 sgd per crab and that's a total ripoff

2  Thank JohnFoster68
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The taxi ride from orchard road is well worth the time and effort to reach this iconic Singapore restaurant. The best black pepper crab around and icy cold tiger beer to wash it down! The don't build or make restaurant's like this anymore

Thank brett h
Joo Chiat
The Joo Chiat area is the traditional home of
Peranakan culture in Singapore, an ethnic group
descending from the blending of Chinese and Malay
families in the 15th century. The neighbourhood is
packed with colourful shops, local characters, and
quiet charm. The main streets overflow with diners
enjoying katong laksa, the signature Peranakan spicy
noodle soup. Signs of youthful entrepreneurship are
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Nearby Attractions
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Katong District
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.61 km away
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.91 km away
Joo Chiat/Katong
52 reviews
.86 km away
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Jacintha H
I tried to call many times but no answer - I just want to know whether are you guys open today for business.
7 October 2015|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. I didn't book I just arrived. I very much doubt they take bookings as this is a hokka style restaurant. I would still suggest you just turn up. My only suggestion is you arrive early or you will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Singaporean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
16:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > Joo Chiat
  • Neighbourhood: Joo Chiat
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