Long Beach Seafood Restaurant Dempsey Review

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Location: 25 Dempsey Road Singapore 249670

Telephone: 6323 2222

Website: https://longbeachseafood.com.sg/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongBeachAtDempsey/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/longbeachseafood/

Operating Hours:  11am – 3pm (lunch); 5pm – 11pm (dinner)

 

There’s nothing like the feeling of digging into an indulgent seafood feast. And if your eyes light up at the thought of a finger-licking, lip-smacking dish of crab, you’re in the right place! Known as the ‘creator of the Original and Best Black Pepper Crab in Singapore’, Long Beach has earned a reputation of being a long-standing institution of seafood in the city.

First started in 1946, Long Beach Seafood was one of Singapore’s first restaurants to serve local food. True to its name, Long Beach’s first outlet was located along a long sandy stretch of beach. In the 1980s, Long Beach also became the first restaurant to bring seafood into Singapore. The team at Long Beach Seafood goes all out to source for quality live seafood from all over the world, which are then brought back for their live seafood tanks. As such, their seafood generally comes in limited quantities and vary by season – however, freshness is 100% guaranteed!

 

Menu Selection

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The stars of the show are naturally the crabs, where you can choose between Mud Crabs ($115, weighing approximately 900g each) and Dungeness Crabs ($136, approximately 1.2kg each). Choose to have your crab slathered in their famous chilli sauce or coated in white pepper. Their signature ‘Original Best Black Pepper Crab’ comes highly recommended as well!

 

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Add on a live fish (weighing approximately 900g each); choose between the Claypot Live Caught Marble Goby ($113) or Deep-fried Sea Bass in Sintang Style ($53). Complete your seafood extravaganza with some live or deshelled prawns; you won’t go wrong with the Live Drunken Prawn with Herbal Soup ($30) or House Specialty Deshelled Prawns ($26).

 

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Check out the outlet specialities, which include the Live Canadian Geoduck, Golden Stripe Live Lobster, Deep-fried Live Grouper with Mango in Thai Style, Claypot X.O. Yellow Roe Crab with Bee Hoon and many more. Prices for these dishes vary as they depend on season and availability – do enquire with the restaurant for more information. Due to this, these dishes are also not available for takeaway or delivery.

Other usual mainstays of Chinese cuisine are also available, such as Fish Maw Soup with Fresh Crab Meat ($24), Deep-fried Baby Squid ($21), Handmade Tofu with Chef’s Sauce ($16), Dong Po Honey Rib ($22), Blanched Spinach with Trio Egg ($26), Fried Rice with Dried Scallop and Egg White ($26), Kampong Mee Goreng ($24) and more. If you’re feeling particularly indulgent, you can even pamper yourself with a crispy Irish Roast Duck ($46).

 

Awards/Critics/Ratings

Long Beach has been the recipient of various awards, with its earliest award received all the way back in 1992 and 1993 – where Singapore Tatler awarded the restaurant the accolade of being one of ‘Singapore’s Best 100 Restaurants’. Subsequently, the restaurant has received multiple awards over the years, such as: 

  • ‘Top Restaurant Award’ and ‘Best of Singapore’ by Wine & Dine
  • ‘Singapore’s Best Restaurants’ and ‘Best of Singapore – Best Local Food’ by Singapore Tatler
  • ‘Top Ten Favourite Restaurants’ and ‘Winner of Food Festival’ by Classifieds
  • ‘Excellent Food Award’‘ by Food & Entertainment Guide for Executives – Asian Trade Press Pte Ltd
  • ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by Makansutra for the Pepper Crab, Chilli Crab and Seafood categories
  • ‘Best Seafood Restaurant’ by the Straits Times
  • ‘Food Spy Award’ by SHINMIN Daily News 
  • ‘Singapore’s Best Restaurants Guide’ by American Express
  • ‘Singapore’s Most Popular Chilli Crab Restaurants’ by the Singapore Food Festival 
  • ‘The Top 502 Restaurant Awards’ by Singapore Business Review 
  • ‘Gold Plates Award – Hall of Fame’ by The Singapore Women’s Weekly 
  • ‘The Miele Guide’ by The Miele Guide
  • ‘Epicure’s Top 10’ Awards by Epicure 
  • ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor
  • ‘Best Asian Restaurants’ by ASIAN MASTERS 

… with more to come. In fact, Long Beach has earned multiple awards almost every year since 1993 – if this isn’t a testament to its standard of good food, we don’t know what is!

 

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In addition, Long Beach has been mentioned on numerous television programs and magazines – both in different countries and in different languages. They’ve also served many international celebrities, such as Michelle Yeoh, Stefanie Sun, U-Kiss, Liza Wang, Morgan Freeman, Brandon Fraser and more. Lady Gaga has also claimed Long Beach Seafood as her favourite restaurant to visit in Singapore. How’s that for some serious star quality!

 

Restaurant Experience

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The Dempsey branch is one of six outlets in Singapore. The restaurant itself is hard to miss; simply lookout for the giant red and blue ‘LONG BEACH SEAFOOD’ neon sign that adorns its entrance. As with most restaurants in Dempsey, this Long Beach outlet adopts a charming garden theme, where large floor-to-ceiling windows look out into rolling lawns of green. Private rooms are also available upon request.

Choose to dine indoors in air-conditioned comfort, or dine al fresco if you prefer the outdoors. The service staff are friendly and knowledgeable, eagerly offering up recommendations and tidbits of information about the seafood on offer. They’re also attentive and on-the-ball, ensuring that the needs of their customers are all attended to in a timely fashion.

 

Delivery and Takeaway

Unfortunately, Long Beach Dempsey is currently closed until October 2020 due to ongoing renovation works. However, you can still enjoy a delicious seafood spread in the comfort of your home! 

If you wish to order takeaway, you can call Long Beach Dempsey at 63232222 to place an order. Premier Card Members even enjoy 15% and 10% food rebates on weekdays and weekends respectively. 

Delivery is also available via Foodpanda and GrabFood.

Address: 25 Dempsey Road Singapore 249670

  • Via public transport: Take Bus 174 from Farrer Road MRT Station (Exit A) to opposite Pierce Road, followed by a 7-minute walk
  • Via private transport: Take a left turn to Dempsey via Holland Road, before Peirce Road

 

Disclaimer: We are not affiliated to Long Beach Seafood Restaurant in any way. This is a review of what they offer. 8 Crabs Singapore offers fresh Sri Lankan crabs cooked by award-winning chefs and a wide variety of zi char dishes for a perfect meal with your family and friends. Click here to order your crabs from 8 Crabs Singapore today!

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