Hey, fellow North-easters and aspiring foodies of Punggol! Located at the heart of where North meets East, the fresh and vibrant heartland of Punggol is isolated from most of Singapore. If not for its humble demeanor and clandestine location, many gems in this neighbourhood would surely garner twice their current hype. Thinking about what to eat in Punggol for your next food adventure?
Here’s a fun fact for you: some of Singapore’s homegrown faves can be found here. Oddle Eats has got you covered with essential restaurants and eateries every explorer should know about. Whether you’re only here for the weekends, or if you’re a true blue North-easter looking to spice things up (like me!), here are the 7 Best Restaurants in Punggol to dine at and order in from with islandwide delivery.
1. Dian Xiao Er: Aromatic, traditional Chinese delights
If you’re rewatching your favourite Chinese historical dramas these days, Dian Xiao Er will be right up your palace. The legendary and nostalgic Herbal Roast Duck (from $18.08 for 1/4 duck), a local crowd favourite, are reminiscent of the flavours of home. Makes for an amazing meal, especially if you just want to feel comfortable after an active, spirited weekend in Punggol’s natural lands.
Did you know, ‘genki’ means “good health or vigour” in Japanese? Traditional sushi is low in calories, even recommended for weight loss by some experts. Your healthy sushi party is up next, with Genki Sushi’s assortment of petite sushi bites such as Nigiri Sushi (from $2.20), Aburi Sushi (from $2.80) and Makimono (from $2.20). Like the name suggests, the signature ‘Dai Man Zoku’, the direct translation of “大满足” (ultimate satisfaction in Chinese), is sure to bring light to your sushi feast.
Have a heavier palate? Seasoned tarako, more commonly known as Mentaiko, does the trick. Especially when drizzled and torched atop dishes like Salmon Mentai ($3.20), Ebi Mentai ($3.20), Mentaiko Mayo Fries ($4.50) and more, it’s proven truly irresistible with the rave from all Millenials.
Conveniently located at Waterway Point, dine in and watch the sushi trains go by. Alternatively, opt for islandwide delivery and have your sushi feast sent to your door!
Address: Waterway Point #02-23, 8.3 Punggol Central, Singapore 828761
3. House of Seafood: Waterway’s shellfish haven
I’d say House of Seafood‘s the answer if you’re up for something beyond Punggol’s famous prawning. More accurately, that’s actually an understatement. A world of seafood is what awaits you, with their vast array of crustaceans, mollusks and more. Your ultimate seafood gala will be complete with their Beauty in Seafood Pot (from $318 for 6 pax) and the majestic Korean Seafood Tower (from $318 for 6 pax). Plus, their award-winning Signature Black Pepper Crab (from $75 for 0.8 – 1kg) has pleased not only Singaporeans but also international celebrities and politicians.
A seafood paradise here in Singapore’s Waterway town? You heard right. Order online from House of Seafood for your fill of seafood at home.
Address: 3 Punggol Point Road #01-01 & #01-02 The Punggol Settlement, Near Punggol Jetty, 828694
4. Ichiban Boshi: An unparalleled Japanese Washoku quest
Still haven’t got a clue about what to eat in Punggol? Enter Ichiban Boshi; where no two outlets are the same. Well, there’s definitely a reason why they’re such a huge hit in the local sushi scene. Now that we know that, a one-of-a-kind food escapade is just around the corner at their Punggol outlet, housed within Waterway Point. With their diverse selection of sushi such as Nigiri Sushi (from $2.70), Gunkan Sushi (from $2.70), plus Sashimi (from $10) to flavoursome Bentos (from $16.36), it’s a Washoku utopia, whether it’s a work-from-home day or a weekend out with your loved ones at Punggol SAFRA.
Ready to charm your loved ones with an epicurean sushi and bento feast? Order your unique assortment of these sushi delicacies from Ichiban Boshi and enjoy it all at home.
5. Kuriya Japanese Market: Your next ride to J-Foodtown
Jealous that Don Don Donki has only opened in the Central and East? Fret not, for Punggol also houses its own Japanese mart with Waterway Point’s Kuriya Japanese Market. For those who live for all things Japan, they will take you to Japantown with their sushi platters ($51.51 for 31 pcs) and an assortment of sashimi platters ($76.80 for 50 pcs). With seafood fresh off the plane from the Osaka Central Wholesale Market (thrice per week at that!), and more Japan snacks, food and drinks, it’s the real deal.
Simply order online with islandwide delivery to quench your wanderlust for Japan, or for an additional Japanese element in your next meal.
Address: 3 Punggol Central, #B1-20 Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
6. Uncle Leong Seafood: An authentic riverside seafood adventure
Imagine digging into the freshest seafood by the shores of Bali or Phuket. What if you could do the same in Singapore’s North East? With Uncle Leong Seafood‘s alfresco dining along the waterways of Punggol Serangoon River, it’s time to relish the best shellfish by the water.
Plus, with their star dish Shimmering Sand Crab Delight ($78) winning over hearts since 2002, you know gourmet crab dishes are just within your reach, even in the secluded North East! Take it a notch up and delight in their coastline cuisine at home. Order in their Signature dishes like the Cereal Prawn (from $22 for small), Red Garoupa ($69.30) with various cooking styles, and Guinness Pork Ribs (from $19.80 for small). What to eat in Punggol? Seafood it is!
Address: 6 Tebing Lane, Punggol E, #01-03, 828835
7. White Restaurant: Your bountiful wok-hei fiesta
Done with your mid-day basking in the Punggol fields? You’d definitely be craving a warm and filling meal from White Restaurant. Aside from The Original White Beehoon ($7.70), a sailing Singaporean’s dream, your truly Zi Char feast is best complemented with more dishes like Sambal Sweet Potato Leaves ($12.98) and Homemade Fried Beancurd ($14.08). Located right at the heart of Punggol’s busiest mall, Waterway Point, it’s likely for queues to be snaking during these peak hours. Want to skip the wait? Have White Restaurant’s fare sent to your doorstep when you order online.
Address: 83 Punggol Central, #B1-12 Waterway Point, Singapore 828761
“What to eat in Punggol?” Well, with Oddle Eats‘ curation of the best restaurants and all the good food in Punggol, we hope you’ve found your next food destination! Or for even less fuss, have meals delivered with islandwide delivery.