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13th October 2023

Best Punggol food places

Located on one end of the purple line, Punggol may seem like a ulu new town that’s full of new BTOs and condominiums, but not a whole lot else. That’s not entirely the case, as the area is home to plenty of great eateries. This list of the best Punggol food places will introduce you to many that are worth checking out—even if it means travelling to the edges of the Northeast.

1. Izakaya 95

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Hidden in the second storey of Punggol Settlement is Izakaya 95. The no-frills izakaya allows you to bask in the gorgeous sunset while savouring Japanese grub. There’s a great variety of yakitori to choose from, but if you’re struggling to choose, go for either the Pork Set ($21++), which includes pork large intestines, pork shoulder, pork collar, pork belly, pork sausage skewers. For revellers, they have a selection of Sake (from $12++) and Rokugin (from $15++) to indulge in.

Address: 500 New Punggol Road, #02-05, The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828617
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm to 11:30pm, Fri 5pm to 12:30am, Sat 2pm to 12:30am, Sun 2pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 6384 1132
Izakaya 95 is not a halal-certified eatery.

2. Xian Dan Chao Ren

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Diehard members of the salted egg yolk bandwagon will enjoy the fare at Xian Dan Chao Ren, as the whole takeaway stall is dedicated to all things salted egg yolk. Choose from five main items on their menu: Chicken ($6.90), Fish ($6.90), Lotus Root ($5.50), Pumpkin ($5.50), and Man Tou ($5.50), individually, or in a set. These are named Dynamic Duo ($8.90) if you mix two items, Terrific Trio ($10.90), for three items, and the Ultimate Team-Up ($17.90) for a platter of all five. Top up $2 to also make your choice into a meal, complete with rice and a sunny-side-up.

Read our Xian Dan Chao Ren review.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B1-K4, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9618 9069
Xian Dan Chao Ren is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. White Restaurant

White Restaurant has come a long way since starting out as The Original Sembawang White Bee Hoon in Sembawang. The former zi char eatery has since rebranded themselves as a slightly more upscale restaurant, but still serves up delicious plates of their famous White Beehoon (from $8.50++). Expect a plate of silky beehoon noodles drenched in a rich broth and filled with prawns, squid, egg and more. You can also order zi char dishes such as Sweet & Sour Pork (from $13.80++) and Signature Fried Wings (from $12.80++).

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B1-12, Waterway Point West Wing, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6702 2002
White Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.

4. Georges by the Bay

Punggol Food Georges by the Bay
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Inspired by Balinese bistros, Georges by the Bay is a casual bistro pub that serves up hearty fare at reasonable prices. It offers a breathtaking view of the Punggol waterfront, making it a nice place to chill out with your family and friends over the weekend. For food options, you can get hearty mains such as Grilled Pork Steak ($27.90++), BBQ Baby Pork Ribs (from $26.90++), Beer Battered Dory & Chips ($17.90) and more.

Opening Hours: Wednesday 15:00-23:00  Show More Timings 

Georges by the Bay is not a halal-certified eatery.

5. Trunk 95 at Bay Seaside Thai Cuisine

Punggol Food Trunk 95 at Bay Seaside Thai Cuisine
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Trunk 95 at Bay Seaside Thai Cuisine serves up Thai food in a lush and comfortable setting. It’s also awarded the “Thai Select” award, a prestigious seal of approval by the Thai Government after their representatives have anonymously dined at the restaurant. While you’re likely to be satisfied with most of the dishes here, the Red Base Tom Yum Soup ($20.50++) is the must-have. It lets diners add prawn, seafood, or chicken to the pot, and comes with a tangy and spicy tom yum soup that’s oh-so-addictive.

500 New Punggol Rd, #02-06/K1/K2 The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828617
Opening Hours: Wednesday 17:00-23:30  Show More Timings 

Trunk 95 is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Huang Hong Ji Porridge

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Food in Punggol does not have to be gimmicky, there are still a couple of value-for-money places that offer the same no-frills experience. Huang Hong Ji Porridge is one of them and their Signature Porridge ($5) is pretty special, thanks to the addition of crispy deep-fried pork intestines. They also have an economical bee hoon section that promises a filling breakfast or lunch.

Address: 269A Punggol Field, #01-197, Singapore 822269
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am to 3pm, 5pm to 8pm, Sat-Sun 7am to 3pm
Tel: 9006 1071
Huang Hong Ji Porridge is not a halal-certified eatery.

7. Tampopo

Punggol Food Tampopo
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Tampopo is an established Japanese restaurant with a few outlets conveniently located in the centre of Singapore. However, they also have a branch that’s housed inside the modern Oasis Terraces. Their Tonkotsu Ramen ($19.80++), a must-order, is a rich and hearty noodle dish meal that comes with a thick slab of pork tonkatsu. You can also enjoy the pork tonkatsu with curry in the classic Special Kurobuta Katsu Curry ($30.80++).

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #02-24, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Daily 10:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6909 7850
Tampopo is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Rise & Grind Coffee Co.

Punggol Food Rise & Grind Coffee Co
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Those looking for a cuppa coffee or a spot to chill out over the entire afternoon should put Rise & Grind Coffee Co. on their list. This cosy cafe serves up locally roasted coffee and a variety of Western fare such as burgers and pizzas. Their mains such as Mushroom Chicken Chop ($13.90+) come in large portions, featuring a side of fries and salad to go with the juicy piece of boneless chicken thigh. Finish your meal with a Buttermilk Waffle (from $8.90+) and of course, some good coffee.

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #01-06, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 9pm
Tel: 9866 2020
Rise & Grind Coffee Co. is not a halal-certified eatery.

9. Lao Jiang Superior Soup

Punggol Food Lao Jiang Superior Soup
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Those who visit Malaysia often might be familiar with the comforting seafood soups that the locals enjoy. Lao Jiang Superior Soup offers the same experience and pushes out bowls of their seafood-based soup at Oasis Terraces. The Signature Superior Soup ($10.70) might sound a little pricey, but comprises moreish ingredients such as prawns, fish maw, pork slices and more. You can have the seafood soup with rice or noodles including hor fun and you mian.

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #01-42/43, Singapore 821669
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 9am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6244 0219
Lao Jiang Superior Soup is not a halal-certified eatery.

10. Seoul Good

Punggol Food Seoul Good

Punggol East’s container park is a gem for good food. And one store to look out for is Seoul Good. The Korean eatery comes with scrummy K-dishes such as Beef Spicy Bulgogi Fries ($9.80+) and Kimchi Fried Rice with Chicken Wing ($10.90+).  For dessert, cool down with their Oreo With Ice Cream Milk Nase Bingsu ($17.90+), where a mountain of milky shavings comes crowned with Oreo crumbs, banana slices, a scoop of chocolate ice cream, and an Oreo biscuit.

Address: 50 Punggol East, Singapore 828824
Opening hours: Daily 3pm to 10pm
Tel: 6244 0219
Seoul Good is not a halal-certified eatery.

11. Whisk & Paddle

Punggol Food Whisk & Paddle
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Overlooking Punggol Reservoir is Whisk & Paddle. An established joint for Punggol food, whether it’s brunch or dinner, this space is a hot spot among those living in the North-East thanks to its gorgeous view and delicious food. Go for their all-day breakfast menu items such as Eggs Benedict ($17++) and Bacon & Eggs Waffle ($24++), which are hot favourites among regular patrons.

Address: 10 Tebing Lane, Singapore 828836
Opening hours: Tue-Thurs 12pm to 10pm, Fri 12pm to 10:30pm, Sat 9:30am to 10:30pm, Sun 9:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6242 4617
Whisk & Paddle is not a halal-certified eatery.

12. Uncle Leong Seafood

Punggol Food Uncle Leong Seafood
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There are several seafood zi char stores in Punggol, but Uncle Leong Seafood at Tebing Lane is widely recognised as one of the better ones. Prices here are reasonable, and they are particularly known for whipping up a tasty serving of Chilli Crab (seasonal price). There’s also another fancier outlet at Waterway Point called Uncle Leong Signatures, but the one at Tebing Lane is more affordable and offers the same dishes.

Address: 6 Tebing Lane, #01-03
Opening hours: Daily 4:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6441 1848
Uncle Leong Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.

13. Jollibee

Punggol Food Jolibee
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The fried chicken scene in Singapore hasn’t been the same since the Philippines’ largest fried chicken chain, Jollibee, entered in 2003. Since then, they have expanded across the island and Punggol is one of the lucky areas to have its own outlet. Their juicy and amazingly crispy fried chicken is a hit among all ages, and popular sets for single diners include the 2pcs Chickenjoy with Jolly Spaghetti ($11.10) and 3pcs Chickenjoy Meal ($12.10)

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B2-06, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 10pm, Sun 9am to 10pm
Tel: 6970 1184
Jollibee is a halal-certified eatery.

14. Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill

Punggol Food Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill

Located on the top floor of Waterway Point, Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill offers a simple and uncomplicated Western dining experience. Hearty and meaty mains are the name of the game here, and dishes such as Ribeye Steak (from $18.90++) and Flame Grilled Chicken (from $10.90++) are hot favourites. The latter is a value-for-money option that lets you choose two free sides from a decent selection of coleslaw, onion rings, fries, baked potato, and vegetables.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #02-22, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6385 8328
Buddy Hoagies Cafe & Grill is not a halal-certified eatery.

15. Genki Sushi

Punggol Food Genki Sushi

Genki Sushi is by far the most popular eatery at Waterway Point. Its affordable sushi tends to draw a long line at any time of the day, and they’re especially popular among the younger crowd. You’ve got your usual salmon, tuna, ebi sushi here, along with more inventive picks that make use of ingredients such as mentaiko. My go-to dish here is the Dai Man Zoku range of sushi. They’re approximately 1.5 times bigger than the regular ones, making it a fun experience to pop everything in one bite.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #02-23, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6957 2728
Genki Sushi is not a halal-certified eatery.

16. Dai Lou

Punggol Food Dai Lou
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Food in Punggol can also be found in Marina Country Club. You’ll need to drop off at Samudera LRT Station to get to Dai Lou. This Cantonese-style zi char restaurant is known for their signature Dai Lou’s Money Bag ($53.90). It’s an Asian-spin on the Cajun seafood dish, with prawns, mussels, clams, crab meat, and corn, doused in black pepper, salted egg yolk or tomato sauce. They also have an alfresco area facing the sea serving up Lok Lok ($0.50 per stick) and booze.

Address: 11 Northshore Drive, #01-0R, Marina Country Club, Singapore 828670
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2am
Tel: 6920 7494
Dai Lou is not a halal-certified eatery.

17. Maruhachi Donburi & Curry

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Run by a chef with decades of experience working in a popular tonkatsu restaurant, Maruhachi Donburi & Curry aims to offer restaurant-quality katsu to the masses. Their signature item is the Blackpig Katsu Don ($13.80), served with a side of Japanese rice and miso soup, but there are also slightly more affordable options in the form of their Una Tama Don ($12.80), where unagi cubes meet dashi-laced eggs and Japanese rice.

Address: 671 Edgefield Plains, Happy Hawkers, Singapore 821673
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9278 0131
Maruhachi Donburi & Curry is not a halal-cerfied eatery.

18. Sushiro

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Sushiro is one of Japan’s most popular kaiten sushi restaurants, and they’re pretty popular in Singapore, too. With a huge variety of sushi starting from around $2++, the menu will leave you and your loved ones spoiled for choice. Like with Genki Sushi, you’ve got all your classic nigiri sushi featuring tuna, salmon and more, but also more luxurious sushi featuring ingredients such as ikura and maguro.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #01-31/32 Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6970 6885
Sushiro is not a halal-certified eatery.

19. Fat Po

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Fat Po serves local favourites with a fusion twist, with influences from local, and Southeast Asian cuisines. Expect to find dishes such as Crispy Chix Burger ($19.80), Prawn Aglio Olio ($19.80) and more on the menu. A popular item is their Moonlit Beef Horfun ($19.80), the cafe’s rendition of the zi char classic featuring wok hei-filled noodles and succulent pieces of beef.

Address: 10 Tebing Lane, #01-05/06, Singapore 828836
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 9:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6244 4505
Fat Po is not a halal-certified eatery.

20. Gram Cafe & Pancakes 

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Gram Cafe & Pancakes opened their flagship in VivoCity to much fanfare in 2019, with hordes queuing for these famed Osakan souffle pancakes. They then opened an outlet in Waterway Point, so those living at the start of the purple line won’t have to take the train down to Harbourfront just to get their hands on these fluffy stacks. Their Premium Pancakes ($18.90++) come with three wobbly pancakes, a dollop of cream, butter, and maple syrup. The cakes are made to order, and take up to 30 minutes to prepare, so be warned that there might be a bit of waiting involved.

83 Punggol Central, Waterway Point West Wing, #01-64, Singapore 828761, Singapore 828761
Opening Hours: Wednesday 11:00-21:30  Show More Timings 

Gram Cafe & Pancakes is not a halal-certified eatery but uses no pork or lard.

21. Ajumma’s

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Popular fast-casual eatery Ajumma’s draws long queues at their Waterway Point outlet for their authentic Korean menu and affordable prices. Their Crispy Samgyeopsal with Creamy Scrambled Eggs ($14.90++) is a must-order if you love both pork belly and Korean steamed eggs. Else, get the Army Stew ($15.90++), which comes loaded with toppings, from spam to tofu, and tteokbokki pieces. Another bestselling snack is their Fried Chicken & Crispy Toppoki ($11.50++), which gives you the best of both chewy rice cakes, and crunchy, double-fried chicken in a spicy glaze.

Address: 83 Punggol Central, #02-26, Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:15pm
Tel: 8749 7993
Ajumma’s is not a halal-certified eatery.

22. Ponggol Seafood 

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Ponggol Seafood has been a fixture in the area since 1969. Located by the waterfront, Ponggol Seafood has always prided themselves on serving up fresh seafood and zi char, in a restaurant setting reminiscent of post-independence Singapore. Famous dishes include their Signature Mee Goreng (from $8.80++) is fried with chunks of squid and prawn, in a moreish tomato-based sauce, and their variety of steamed fishes, available at seasonal prices. The crabs here are also often on promotion.

Address: 500 New Punggol Road, #01-08/09, The Punggol Settlement, Singapore 828617
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6448 8511
Ponggol Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.

23. Anna’s Sourdough


Anna’s Sourdough is a popular cafe located in Punggol’s Oasis Terraces. The menu has a range of pastas, pizzas, and drinks that are made with house-made sourdough. Take the Dribs and Drops Diversity Board ($20++), for instance, which comes with six slices of sourdough toast with sourdough crackers, six different dips, and a mix of dried fruits and nuts. For a hearty pasta dish, go for the Green Chilli Prawn Aglio Olio ($32++), featuring handmade sourdough pasta tossed with green chilli pesto and garlic confit.

Read our Anna’s Sourdough review.

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #01-04, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 8:30am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6966 7503
Anna’s Sourdough is a halal-certified eatery.

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24. Uncle Penyet

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The famous Uncle Penyet has an outlet in One Punggol Hawker Centre, and it’s one of the better eateries in the area for the classic Indonesian dish. Be sure to get the signature Ayam Penyet Set ($6.50), which comes with a whole chicken leg, deep-fried tau kwa, rice, and fresh greens. The chicken leg is crispy and juicy, and best had with the piquant sambal served on the side. If you prefer grilled chicken, you can opt for the Ayam Panggang ($6.50) instead.

Read our Uncle Penyet review.

Address: 1 Punggol Drive, #02-01, One Punggol Hawker Centre, Singapore 828629
Opening hours: Daily 9:30am to 9pm
Uncle Penyet is a halal-certified eatery.

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25. Ju Hao


Ju Hao is one of the more underrated spots for excellent noodle dishes in Punggol. Specifically, the stall specialises in Chinese knife-cut and hand-pulled noods. We recommend you try the You Po Shave Noodle with Beef ($6.50), which boasts chewy knife-cut noodles tossed in a mix of oils and sauces, served with marinated beef. Those looking for a spicier kick can opt for the Mala Intestine Noodle ($6), featuring thin hand-pulled noodles, vegetables, and intestine slices in an intense mala broth.

Read our Ju Hao review.

Address: 198 Punggol Field, #01-01, GM Food Centre, Singapore 820198
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9:30pm
Ju Hao is not a halal-certified eatery.

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What to eat in Punggol

Whoever said Punggol doesn’t have any food hasn’t really searched the area yet. Grab a bike and cycle around this neighbourhood for great eats!

For the best food at The Woodleigh Mall, a new mall along the purple line, read our best eateries at The Woodleigh Mall listicle.

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