Long Beach, Singapore

6 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • "Hey, who finished all my food??"
    by Henrik_rrb
  • "And again?!".
    by Henrik_rrb
  • The black pepper crab.
    The black pepper crab.
    by Henrik_rrb
  • Henrik_rrb's Profile Photo

    Long Beach: Another Long Beach seafood restaurant

    by Henrik_rrb Written Sep 19, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    During my latest trip to Singapore my dear Herny decided it was time for me to see a new Long Beach seafood restaurant, and brought me to the one in Dempsey. Very different to the other one, as this is out in a new, very chic, area, while my favourite one is right next to the beach.

    The first Long Beach restaurant opened in 1946, but now there are five of them on different locations in Singapore.

    Compared to the beach restaurant this one feels more luxury, more classy. But not only in a positive way. I couldn't care less, but people were looking a bit strange at me when I sat down and started to dig out the crab meat with my fingers. Here you're more supposed to eat with knife and fork, however that ever is going to happen when you're eating crabs.

    Service was good, but still better at the beach restaurant. Crabs were good, of course, and prices were good too. A bit more expensive, despite being the same chain.

    Favorite Dish: The two different sets of crab of course, either chili or black pepper. If you ask me I say both.

    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • Henrik_rrb's Profile Photo

    Long Beach: Best chili crab on earth!

    by Henrik_rrb Updated Sep 17, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The black pepper crab.
    4 more images

    Singapore is heaven for food lovers, with restaurants from all over Asia, but also the best European cultures.

    But what it's most famous for is the chili crab, huge crabs cooked in and spiced up by chili.

    At the east coast food center you'll find the Long Beach restaurant, a sea food restaurant where you can find all kind of local sea food. Most popular, two kind of crabs - the chili and the black pepper.

    The restaurant is right next to the beach in a very cosy atmosphere. The waiters are everywhere and the service is fantastic. But best of all is of course the crabs.

    Me and Herny use to have one each of the chili and the black pepper, as we can't decide which one we prefer. Put aside a whole night, as it takes a long time to finish this. Enjoy every piece of the crab meat!

    And don't dare to be too careful, just eat with your hand and fingers and don't care if people around looks at you. :)

    Don't either miss the small balls of bread, that you eat to the chili sauce. Amazing!

    There is an indoor section of the restaurant too, but as long as it's not raining I would suggest you sit outside. Much better atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: The chili crab!
    No, the black pepper crab!
    No, wait - the chili crab!
    Or... the black pepper crab.

    Eh, take both! It's worth it!

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • Strikinsmile's Profile Photo

    Long Beach Main Seafood Restaurant: Best Chilli Crab Ever!

    by Strikinsmile Written May 15, 2007
    chilli crab
    2 more images

    It's situated along the peaceful yet energetic East Coast of Singapore. The overall look of the restaurant is Chinese, although not traditional, but the feel is there. What catches the eye is, upon entering the restaurant, huge aquariums of several sea creatures are lined up to greet the guests. These same tanks are "home" to the restaurant's main offering: seafood. It's fresh and there's simply a lot of choices!

    Favorite Dish: Chilli crab is on top of my list! Served with bread, the sauce is just right. The sauce alone is perfect with rice, in fact. Once you taste the crab, you'll realise that one (crab) is not enough.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Business Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • koolkatz_76's Profile Photo

    Long Beach Marina South: Under The Sea

    by koolkatz_76 Written Oct 18, 2004

    Good quality seafood is readily available in Singapore, and it's common to see big tanks with live seafood e.g. fish, prawns, crabs, and various shellfish.

    Many people like to go to the East Coast where there's about 10 seafood restaurants side by side. However, I prefer this joint in Marina South, which is a little off the beaten track. Nonetheless, it's a very popular place, and it's usually packed even on weekday nights.

    Long Beach has a very good selection of live seafood, including several varieties of fish, crabs and exotic molluscs. It really makes a difference when the seafood is fresh, because you can taste it immediately. Usually, you need to pick what seafood you would like, and the way you want it cooked.

    Besides the great food, the captains and waiters there give first-class service. They make good recommendations on the food, and look for ways to make your occasion even more special, e.g. birthday treats on the house with a birthday song thrown in.

    Slight drawback is the relative inaccessibility of the location. It's ok if you drive, otherwise you probably have to book a taxi when you are returning home from your meal.

    But all in all, this is a great place where I have successfully entertained friends and business associates. Be sure to make a reservation before you go. Highly recommended!

    Favorite Dish: Too many dishes, too little space. But here are my top picks:

    1) Clam sashimi with superior stock.

    I don't have the English name of the clam, but you can loosely translate it as "elephant trunk clam". Basically it's a shellfish that has a trunk-like extension. The flesh is very sweet, and is sliced into very thin pieces that you can either eat sashimi-style, or dip into the boiling stock that's provided. The stock itself is richly flavoured and can be drunk on its own.

    2) Bamboo clams steamed with garlic. The clam's shell is in the shape of a bamboo stem, hence its name. Chopped garlic is sprinkled generously on the clam, and the whole dish is steamed just before serving. I'm no garlic fan, but I've gotta say that the version served here is so delicious that I always end up scooping every last bit out. It's all soft and flavourful from the steaming process, that it doesn't taste like garlic at all. Best of all, it doesn't leave you with garlic breath :-p

    3) Chilli Crabs + fried buns (order separately)

    The two most popular ways of preparing crab is either with a chilli sauce, or with black pepper. My personal favourite is the chilli version, which comes with a nice thick gravy that's not too spicy.

    Order fried buns to go with this dish, as you can dunk the buns into the gravy and savour every last drop. Fried buns are essentially rolls that are deep fried to a golden brown on the outside, but all soft and white inside. Heaven.....

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • sgcheongster's Profile Photo

    Long Beach Restaurant: Recommended Restaurant

    by sgcheongster Written May 11, 2004

    If you come across this restaurant named Long Beach, feel free to go inside to dine because it is quite a good restaurant in my opinion. It is the restaurant to invent pepper crab and is famous for its reasonable priced crab.

    Favorite Dish: Chilli Crab, also Singaporean favourite food:)

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • hana_aya's Profile Photo

    Long Beach Seafood restaurant: Nice Seafood

    by hana_aya Written Jun 25, 2004

    2 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We had VT meeting there taking and enjoy nice seafood dont miss black pepper fried crab.
    Thank !! Chia, Carolia and Cheryl to lead us to nice restautant

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Singapore

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

91 travelers online now

Comments

View all Singapore hotels