Eng Seng Restaurant in Singapore

241 Joo Chiat Place Flora East, Singapore 427932, Singapore, Singapore

Overview

Cuisine
  • Chinese
  • Seafood
  • Asian
  • Singaporean
Features
  • Takeout
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Seating
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Waitstaff
Good for
  • Families witd children
  • Large groups

Restaurant Hours

Monday

4:00 pm

Wednesday

4:00 pm

Friday

4:00 pm

Sunday

4:00 pm

Do they take credit card??

No, cash only.

Are they halal for us?

Halal

Review

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Eng Seng Restaurant
MT
Monica Tan
google
11.24.2018
4/5

Expect to pay over $100 when dining here and to prevent any rude awakening. It's not a fancy looking restaurant to be honest,but the food options are simple yet good. I wouldn't say it has the best zichar dishes but it serves definitely one of the best black pepper crabs in Singapore, at a cost. We love the black pepper sauce which you probably can only find the taste here. The owner is probably very confident of his chef's crab cooking skills hence they could afford to charge crabs at $75/kg knowing that patrons would still be willing to pay. Giving credit to the crab chef, this guy really knows his stuff because peeling the shell out of the crab, the flesh falls out nicely and in whole, meaning the crab meat is extremely succulent, fat and juicy and dipping this with their really good black pepper sauce is truly an indulgence.

Eng Seng Restaurant
JS
Jia Shin Ng
google
11.01.2018
4/5

Was here on Sunday evening, it's not as crowded as expected. So the food is served fast and piping hot… Really the best crab around here!

Eng Seng Restaurant
Plow
google
09.24.2018
4/5

The crab is fresh and the rest of the dishes are nicely flavoured. The coffee shop is spacious and staff are friendly.

Eng Seng Restaurant
JO
Johanan Ottensooser
google
09.16.2018
4/5

A great place with good atmosphere and crab! Despite the looks, don’t think this place is cheap! Crab is pricey but delicious!

Eng Seng Restaurant
HS
Han Sin Chia
google
08.02.2018
5/5

Best black pepper crab in sg!Bad thing is eating black pepper crab everywhere else now seems to be a shadow of this.

Eng Seng Restaurant
TC
Thanit Chanjarhatpong
google
07.19.2018
5/5

Great place to enjoy black pepper place.A bit expensive but worth it.

Eng Seng Restaurant
ja
jng anthony
google
03.13.2018
3/5

Been there many times , pepper crab best but only dine in have quality crab , takeaway crab no quality..

Eng Seng Restaurant
WL
Willie Lim
google
02.26.2018
4/5

Best to call them first before heading down in case the crabs already sold out. Pricing wise is just fair, don't expect cheap. Serving of food was quite fast. Personally I felt the black pepper crab taste better than the chilli crab.

Eng Seng Restaurant
bd
belle deveraux
google
02.22.2018
5/5

The staff is friendly and to be fair, they did mention that we must finish our meal by 855pm, so best is to reach early as i booked to go at 730pm. The staff is very friendly and helpful. So thumbs up. One down side is it's not really very cheap. Ok only for pricing....

Eng Seng Restaurant
GN
Gerald Ng
google
02.15.2018
4/5

Dubbed the best pepper crab in Singapore. It is indeed very good and not to miss the other wonderful items like mee goreng and fried fritters. Place is a little old but otherwise clean.

Eng Seng Restaurant
박형규
google
02.08.2018
5/5

This restaurant is my favorite one. This is the hidden spot that is famous to local people.

Eng Seng Restaurant
CG
Chris Gair
google
01.23.2018
5/5

Love the food. Only wanted the Peppery crab and the mee goreng honestly (did not disappoint) but since brought foreigners along, let them try other kinds.

Eng Seng Restaurant
HH
Hian Hwee LIM
google
01.06.2018
4/5

Pepper Crab is a must to try. The pepper sauce is thick and wonderful. Be sure to drink lots of water! Mee goreng is good too.

Eng Seng Restaurant
ps
plures stratis
google
11.27.2017
5/5

Great pepper crab. Locals go here

Eng Seng Restaurant
MY
Melanie Young
google
10.03.2017
5/5

Black pepper crabs! They are the best and finger licking good! Never disappointed and always wanting more. I have been coming to this restaurant for years. Customer service is average

Eng Seng Restaurant
sc
shaam chakawri
google
09.20.2017
3/5

We came here through Mark Wiens. Because we wanted to have the best experience. We love black pepper crab chili crab. The black pepper crab we orderd cost 75 Singapore dollar per KG. The tast was not what we have aspect. Maybe or tast is differant.

Eng Seng Restaurant
WL
Wee Lee Khoo
google
09.05.2017
1/5

Never felt so cheated. They gave us crabs with huge shells and tiny claws. Obviously these are not from the same crab. They probably just cook their crabs en masse and then distribute to customers. Still dare to charge premium prices of $160. Tried to complain but got told off. Horrible customer service. Never coming back again.

Eng Seng Restaurant
JT
Jek Tan
google
08.26.2017
4/5

Great place for their crabs esp black pepper crab. Packed on weekends

Eng Seng Restaurant
JH
Jia Hao JosHua Chong
google
08.19.2017
4/5

The black pepper crab is definitely worth the hype since the 2000s. However, for the price for the crab at 1kg per kilo. Trying it once would be sufficient. As for the other dishes prices are quite standard.

Eng Seng Restaurant
BCML
google
07.21.2017
5/5

there are other stalls open here in the afternoon too! The wonton noodles are great. However it is served with cabbage instead of the traditional oyster sauce vegetables, which was weird because in the past when I went there they didn't serve it with cabbage.

Eng Seng Restaurant
PN
Philip Ngo
google
07.20.2017
4/5

Don't be deceived by its run down appearance, just went this morning for its wan ton noodles; big serving, delicious compared to others, highly recommended. Another will be the famous chili crabs, I don't know what happened but used to see long line before waiting for table, went once at 4pm to secured a table for 6pm can you believe that? Price is not cheap plus no credit cards

Eng Seng Restaurant
AP
Akarin Phureesitr
google
06.24.2017
4/5

My all time favorite place for black pepper crab. They have raised the prices over the year, and it is not cheap now. Still, if you would like something that is consistently good, this is one of the places you can go

Eng Seng Restaurant
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val p
google
05.25.2017
5/5

Can't wait and don't miss out!!!

Eng Seng Restaurant
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Fries Liong
google
05.25.2017
4/5

One of best black pepper crabs in Singapore. However, the service staff have a really bad attitude. They wouldn't hesitate to take your order (money) but would surely chase you out minutes before the official closing time. Please note the opening hours and give yourself sufficient time if eating in.

Eng Seng Restaurant
Liro 리로
google
05.19.2017
5/5

The Black Pepper Crab is definitely FIRST GRADE. Probably one of the best things I've eaten during my trip to Singapore. And it helps that the location is not so central so you really have to walk from Eunos MRT or take a cab to get here. It's in the middle of a very residential district which just adds to the charm of the open-air eatery.I've always found Singaporean food relatively cheap given the quality and cleanliness of anywhere you can get food. I expected this to be more expensive since it was highly rated and crab always fetches a high price but we ordered the Mee Goreng and the one of the bigger crab portions and it only ended up costing roughly SGD83-88 which is a fair deal given the crab was super meaty and noodles extremely tasty. Best time to go was the time we went which was around 3PM so there were only 2 groups eating there. Service was great and the overall experience was unforgettable. Will definitely eat here again when we get to return to Singapore.

Eng Seng Restaurant
PM
Patrice Mueller
google
05.01.2017
2/5

Black pepper crab tastes very good. Make sure you arrive before 8pm or they will hurry you up to finish fast. Staff wants to leave before 9pm. I also had problems with my stomach after the food. Felt like something not fully clean.

Eng Seng Restaurant
HW
Henrietta Wilar-Dickson
google
04.24.2017
4/5

No menu, don't know what to order or how much, very fast service but not so friendly. Food is not bad. It's actually 3.5 not 4 but I can't do half rating here.

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gwen tan
google
04.16.2017
5/5

Hands down the best black pepper crab. Restaurant closes early - last order about 8.30pm and tends runs out of crabs. Go early to avoid disappointment.

Eng Seng Restaurant
TL
Tung Lap Tony Li
google
02.22.2017
5/5

Fantastic black pepper crab!! Extremely delicious and reasonable price. Hesitate no more, you should come here if you are finding a place to try Singapore black pepper crab. I will definitely go back.

Eng Seng Restaurant
GH
Gary Hui
google
02.21.2017
5/5

Ratings given 5 star only for the black pepper crab

Eng Seng Restaurant
GD
Gimme Droidsans
google
01.26.2017
4/5

Very good!! Come if you are nearby or on the way to the airport. Their crabs are really fresh. Shrimps are so good. It's a local style where you will not experience from other chain restaurants.

Eng Seng Restaurant
MC
Michael Chua
google
01.25.2017
4/5

Best place for black pepper crab. Normally it is packed and the aunty can be quite grumpy. Best to order takeaway.

Eng Seng Restaurant
DL
Desmond Lee
google
11.04.2016
5/5

My number one SG choice for black pepper crab and wet bee hoon. Fragrant and strong black pepper smell that will satisfy your palate. 1st come 1st serve with available table.

Eng Seng Restaurant
JC
Joanne Cadampog Li
google
10.20.2016
4/5

<ö+ TasteMarked Reviews +ø>Their pepper crabs are still the best among the rest!This place is our to go to place when we crave for pepper crabs! 😊A very typical hawker with no air-con and old tables and chairs. I think since they charge so much higher than before... they need improvements in their shop.The dishes came after 10 mins wait. We went there around 6:30PM and the space packed but no line. We ordered:2 pcs black pepper crab- 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼veggie - 👍🏻👍🏻Environment:3/5Waiting: 4/5Taste: 4/5Price: 4/5 (a bit pricey than before)Service: 4/5 What I liked:- i love black pepper crab!What I disliked:- nothing in particular

Eng Seng Restaurant
SG
Sean Goh
google
10.09.2016
4/5

This place is famous for their crabs, be it chili or black pepper.2 time here for dinner. Their crabs is usually sold out early. Just happened they ran out of rice. Order their fried beehoon and Mee Goreng and a few more dishes. Food was severed promptly. The Mee Goreng was pretty good, suits those that can take spicy food. Prawn paste chicken was great as well.

Eng Seng Restaurant
ET
EC Tan
google
10.05.2016
4/5

Great black pepper crab but sbut pricy

Eng Seng Restaurant
ST
Suzanne Tsu
google
09.22.2016
4/5

We actually and purposely return to Singapore to have both the chilli and pepper crabs. No way any chef in Australia can fry it so nicely. Absolutely amazing and highly recommendable.

Eng Seng Restaurant
OL
Olive Liaw
google
09.10.2016
4/5

Best black pepper in singapore. Food is great but dont expect any table service. Sometimes the person who take the order could be quite fierce. Limited dishes as they focus on black pepper crab.

Eng Seng Restaurant
JF
Joanna Fogt
google
09.08.2016
5/5

The crab here was amazing! We had both the black pepper crab and the chili crab and everyone loved both. We also had a bunch of other dishes, and everything tasted fresh and delicious. Highly recommend the calamari! As others said, the service could have been a little better, but that adds to the charm of the place.

Eng Seng Restaurant
DL
Desmond Lee
google
08.12.2016
5/5

Best black pepper crabs ever. Freshness and special black pepper sauce. Try their seafood beehoon, customised youtiao with fillings.

Eng Seng Restaurant
EF
Eunice Foo
google
07.14.2016
3/5

Sadly, the standard here has dropped drastically. We got hor fun ($10 for medium), chili crab and black pepper crab ($182) in total. While the quality of the crab meat was superb, the preparation leaves much to be desired. My pincer was COVERED in icky clumps of barnacles and grime. They were generous with the eggs in the chili sauce, but the overall flavor was too spicy and had a fishy undertone. Black pepper crab sauce is still one of the best around, albeit the flavor burst was each bite was marred by the crunchy grains of sand within...Hor fun noodles came with strong “wok hei” taste, but “zhap” was a little bland.

Eng Seng Restaurant
RK
Rene Kragelund
google
05.02.2016
5/5

Great pepper crab. No frills but just delicious. Would go back anytime.

Eng Seng Restaurant
yw
yi wen
google
04.19.2016
2/5

Went there because there were lots of positive reviews online. To my disappointment, it was way overpriced and we doubted whether we were charged correctly. We ordered two medium sized crabs and ended up paying 148 Singapore dollars. The lady didn't show us the scale and there was no information as to how much the crabs weighed. The crabs tasted not bad but not great. I don't think it worth going if it is a rip-off. With that price, you can get a decent crab meal downtown. If you really want to go, make sure you pick you own crabs and carefully watch the scale. That is my advice.

Eng Seng Restaurant
BF
Benson Fung
google
04.02.2016
5/5

Excellent pepper crab (their famous dish)! Their crabs are big and has a lot of meat to eat, the taste is unbelievable, delicious and you can eat a lot and won't get bored/ diminishing returns. They are cheap when you compare with big pepper crab brands. Their other dishes are decent too but I would recommend just order a little as the cream is the main dish.

Eng Seng Restaurant
WL
Wei Leong
google
02.22.2016
4/5

Crabs are good with long waiting time.Servers are polite enough.Overall it works for me.Will patronise again.

Eng Seng Restaurant
DS
Dean Sohn
google
01.25.2016
5/5

Amazing crab restaurant. Still great taste of food since 20 years back. I miss this food to back again. Don't miss out!!!

Eng Seng Restaurant
LJ
Lee Jun rong
google
01.19.2016
5/5

Reasonable pricing. Will definitely visit again (:Best black pepper crab!

Eng Seng Restaurant
CC
Charlene Chan
google
01.16.2016
4/5

The black pepper crabs is the best. It is fresh and juicy, the meat is tender and slides off easily from the shell. And it is a must order. However this place is closing end of April. Other notable dishes are salad you tiao, and definitely the malay fried noodles.

Eng Seng Restaurant
SF
Sanderawati Fong
google
01.07.2016
1/5

That days I order two crabs there said 3.8kg. But when I reach home open the crab look like less then 2kg both.. 😵

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