Where To Eat In & Around SAFRA Jurong, From Halal Zi Char To Japanese Coffee

Time to bookmark 8 of the best dining spots in and around SAFRA Jurong. 

By Diana Najm        14 May 2024

Singapore is a foodie nation – and it’s almost impossible to do an activity without having your mind wander to lunch or dinner. If you want to avoid spending time Googling or looking at the closest options to take your makan kakis while everyone is starving, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. 

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite after a workout session at EnergyOne gym or a leisurely meal with your loved ones, check out these dining places in and around SAFRA Jurong.

Dining spots in SAFRA Jurong

Rasa Istimewa Restaurant

Rasa Istimewa Restaurant at SAFRA Jurong

It’s not hard to find halal eateries in Jurong. However, Rasa Istimewa Restaurant at SAFRA Jurong has one of the most extensive menus we’ve seen, ranging from seafood dishes to satay and even steamboat. 

Choose from BBQ seafood dishes like stingray ($18 for small, $28 for large) or cockles (from $9 for a small portion) and pair them with satay (from $0.90/stick) or otah otah ($0.80/stick). Not to mention a selection of crab dishes like salted egg crab or chilli crab. This is also where you can get halal hotpot, which comes with 3 different soup bases: chicken, tom yum, and mala. 

Don’t worry about rushing through your meal because you’re afraid of missing your prayers – there’s a prayer room customers can use.

SAFRA members get 10% off non-promotional items, and there’s also a priority queue with a minimum reservation of 2 tables per SAFRA member. For more info, visit safra.sg/amenities-offerings/rasa-istimewa-restaurant

333 Boon Lay Way, #2B-01, Singapore 649848

Springleaf Prata Place

Springleaf Prata at SAFRA Jurong

Prata lovers will need no introduction to Springleaf Prata Place, a famous prata chain with 12 outlets islandwide. If you’re looking for food options in Jurong, you’d be glad to know there’s an outlet at the second level of SAFRA Jurong. 

Order their crispy pratas – from plain to onion cheese – complemented with a comforting glass of teh tarik. The menu here is so extensive that you won’t run out of options, whether you’re craving a la carte dishes like butter chicken and fish head curry or murtabak. 

Should you want to dine al fresco, outdoor seating is also available. 

SAFRA members enjoy 10% off and 11B holders get 5% off. For more info, go to safra.sg/amenities-offerings/springleaf-prata-place

333 Boon Lay Way, #2C-01, Singapore 649848

Jack’s Place

Jack’s Place at SAFRA Jurong

For those who can’t live without red meat, look no further than Jack’s Place at SAFRA Jurong. The prices here are affordable, with the set lunch costing $26.30 for an N.Z. Ribeye Steak, inclusive of garlic bread and soup of the day, a single scoop of gelato or dessert, and a drink. The best part? The sets are available from 11am-5pm from Mondays to Sundays. 

Should you choose to order from the a la carte options, there’s the Jack’s Special Steak ($32.50) and Fire Steak ($32). For a romantic date night, upgrade your main course by adding $15.50 for a Deluxe Value Set, which comes with your choice of house wine, cocktail, or mocktail. It also comes with an entree – choose from lobster bisque, cream of shiitake mushroom, and soup of the day – and a dessert. 

SAFRA members get 10% off the total bill. For more info, visit safra.sg/amenities-offerings/jack’s-place

333 Boon Lay Way, #2A-01, Singapore 649848

Pearl Garden Restaurant

Pearl Garden Restaurant at SAFRA Jurong

You may be familiar with Pearl Garden Restaurant as a place for banquets or weddings, but did you also know that they do walk-ins? 

This is where you’ll get comforting Chinese dishes like Crispy Cereal Butter Prawns, Steamed Red Snapper, and Steamed Broccoli with Sea Cucumber. The restaurant is also massive and can accommodate up to 120 tables, so you don’t have to worry about it being full. 

SAFRA members get 15% off the a la carte menu, excluding public holidays and eve of public holidays. For more info, visit safra.sg/amenities-offerings/pearl-garden-restaurant

333 Boon Lay Way, #3A-02, Singapore 649848

Dining spots near SAFRA Jurong

Fusion Spoon

Fusion Spoon at Jurong Lake Gardens

Those looking for peace and tranquillity can head to Jurong Lake Gardens instead. This is where you’ll find Fusion Spoon, nestled near the eco-pond. The dining establishment features a diverse menu featuring beloved Asian dishes such as the Nasi Lemak with Minangkabau Rendang Chicken ($7.80) or Seafood Hor Fun ($8) alongside Western ones – think Crispy Fish Burger ($8) or a Linguine Chicken Sausage Arrabbiata ($7).

Fusion Spoon is also located conveniently next to Clusia Cove, the water play area, making it an ideal spot for families to unwind after a day of fun. Don’t miss the chance to grab a refreshing artisan ice cream from the tuk-tuk  “Annette” parked outside the restaurant, perfect for cooling down in the tropical heat. 

Getting there from SAFRA Jurong: Take the MRT from Boon Lay to Lakeside. 

102 Yuan Ching Rd, Singapore 618663

Boon Lay Place Food Village

Boon Lay Place Food Village
Photos (L-R) @kimnzzz, @glutton.piee

Boon Lay Place Food Village stands as a culinary gem in the far reaches of the West, especially with its diverse hawker offerings. In fact, you can’t leave the area without stopping by Boon Lay Power Nasi Lemak, which sees never-ending queues for their iconic Chicken Set ($4), which comes with succulent chicken wings and fragrant coconut rice. 

Another stall to bookmark is Yao Heng Cooked Food, a hidden gem since 1976. Order their Satay Bee Hoon ($4/$5/$6), or opt for Heng Huat Boon Lay Boneless Duck Noodles’ signature noodles ($4.50/S$5.50) instead. If you’re there after 4.30pm, make a beeline for Lian Yi BBQ Seafood, which distinguishes itself with its Sambal Stingray ($15+).

Getting there from SAFRA Jurong: Take bus 250 from the bus stop opposite Blk 662C and alight at the 4th stop.

221A Boon Lay Pl, Singapore 641221

Suzuki Cafe & Roastery

Suzuki Cafe & Roastery Jurong

Suzuki Cafe & Roastery is a place popular amongst coffee lovers, but not as frequented because of its “ulu” location. But trust us when we say it’s worth the bus ride or leisurely stroll from SAFRA Jurong. The two-storey warehouse space is inspired by teahouses in Kyoto, with its wooden decor and traditional shishi-odoshi fountain commonly found in Japanese gardens. 

With Suzuki Gourmet Coffee being one of Singapore’s oldest coffee roasteries, you can’t go wrong with a cup of joe here. Order a Latte or Cappuccino ($8) and watch them roast the beans in-house. Filter coffee from countries like Colombia, Yemen, and Costa Rica is also available from $7.50. But if you’re not a coffee lover, order the Dirty Matcha instead. 

Getting there from SAFRA Jurong: Take bus 79 from from Boon Lay Interchange and alight at the 5th stop.

8 Chin Bee Ave, Singapore 619932

Cai Lin Ji

Cai Lin Ji Jurong

For a taste of Wuhan’s breakfast scene, Cai Lin Ji is just a 9-minute walk away from SAFRA Jurong. Originating from China’s Hubei province, Cai Lin Ji boasts a rich legacy dating back to 1928, renowned for its signature dish, re gan mian or hot dry noodles. The outlet on the third level of Jurong Point opened in September last year, marking its first foray into the Singapore market. 

Try a variety of street food delights typical of Hubei, from steamed buns to beancurd skin rolls. One famous dish is their flavourful Zha Jiang Hot Dry Noodles, featuring a sesame and garlic-based sauce generously topped with minced meat and preserved vegetables. For a heartier option, indulge in the Xiang Yang Beef Noodles, featuring a robust broth infused with a spicy kick and tender beef slices. 

Getting there from SAFRA Jurong: 9-minute walk from SAFRA Jurong. 

1 Jurong West Central 2, #03-56 Jurong Point, Singapore 648886

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