TOP food places and restaurants at Westgate and Jem, Jurong East

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The opening up of the Westgate and Jem shopping malls at Jurong East has really livened up the dining scene in this area. The two malls combine to offer so many eating choices that it is quite hard to decide what to eat. These malls are packed on weekends. The best time to eat here is on weekdays when the crowd is thin and the restaurants make available some very attractive lunch time specials. Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) list of food places and restaurants at Westgate and Jem, listed in no particular order.

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Aburi Sushi Heishirou – Aburi Sushi Heishirou restaurant is a relatively new restaurant that took over the space previously occupied by another sushi restaurant, Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru.  Read our review here.

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Ma Maison Tonkatsu Bistro –  this small and cosy Japanese restaurant specialises in Tonkatsu dishes.  Good food and friendly service make this a popular lunchtime place. Read our review here.

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Tim Ho Wan Restaurant – This restaurant from Hong Kong that serves their famous dim sum has set up many Singapore outlets.  We have not reviewed the one at Westgate, but you can read our reviews on two other outlets which serve essentially the same menu – THW at Plaza Singapura and THW at Katong 112.

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Spizzico Italian Restaurant – Attractive set lunch menus and a strategic ground floor location makes this casual Italian restaurant a nice place to eat and people-watch.  Read our review here.

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Mak’s Noodle – This famous Hong Kong restaurant had opened their first branch in Singapore at Centrepoint. Now those in the West can enjoy their wonderful wonton noodles and smooth congee right in their neighbourhood. Read our review of their two outlets here and here.

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Brotzeit – A place for German food and beer.  They have set lunch meals starting from $15. Read our review here.

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Nara Thai – A restaurant which serves authentic Thai food. They have attractive lunch deals and we like their Ayuthaya boat noodles. Read our review here.

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Crystal Jade Chinese Restaurant – This familiar Chinese restaurant needs no introduction. The restaurant is spacious and looks quite grand. It is probably the most luxurious restaurant at Westgate. Stop by for dim sum or their occasional set lunch offers and enjoy some peace and quiet. Read our review here.

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Ippudo Ramen – The famous ramen shop is now in the heartlands. This outlet is not as beautiful as their main restaurant in Mandarin Gallery but the noodles taste as good. Read our review here.

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Zaffron Kitchen – This Indian restaurant is one of our favourites at Westgate. Very good Indian food and a great location on the ground level.  Choose one of the tables by the window and watch the world go by. Read our review here.

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Tsukada Nojo – This Japanese restaurant specialises in hot pot and ramen cooked using their special chickens and chicken broth. The collagen rich stock is said to be good for health and will enhance your beauty. Read our review here.

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Sync Korean Fusion Bistro – a Korean restaurant with a modern IT twist.  We were not overwhelmed by the food but the interesting layout and decor is worth checking out, especially if you have kids. Read our review here.

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Yoongane Korean restaurant – a Korean restaurant that specialises in food prepared at the table such as beef bulgogi and chicken galbi. A good choice for dining in a large group with a big appetite.  Read our review here.

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Paul – Unlike the outlet at Ngee Ann City which tends to get overcrowded, Paul at Westgate is very civilised and is a good place to have a nice quiet lunch in an ‘European’ styled setting.  Read our review here.

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PappaRich – Local food served in a comfortable setting.  Read our review here.

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Osaka Ohsho – Japanese restaurant that serves delicious gyoza. Read our review here.

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Isetan Supermarket – This familiar supermarket has a wide range of ready-to -eat Japanese food. A lesser known fact is that you can purchase and eat them at the wine and sake counter within the supermarket if you have bought the appropriate alcoholic beverage from them. Read our review here.

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JEM

There is direct pedestrian access from Westgate to next door mall, Jem Shopping Centre, on the first and second levels.  Here are some Jem restaurants that we have tried.

McDonald’s – This restaurant  does not need any introduction. We only need to add that this is a 24 hour outlet located in between Jem and Westgate, steps away from the Jurong East MRT station exit and has the design your own burger facilities (“Create Your Taste”). Read our post on the McDonald’s Angry Bird Super Red burger.

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Rumah Sayang  – A popular cafeteria style restaurant that serves nasi padang and local dishes such as nasi lemak, laksa, mee rebus, mee siam. lontong, roti prata and even fish head curry.  Prepare to queue during meal times, but the turnover is fast.

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IndoBox – Indonesian restaurant that serves a wide range of Indonesian food at reasonable prices. Read our review here.

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Marche Movenpick – Their pizzas are very popular and they serve some attractive weekday lunch specials. Read our review here.

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Imperial Treasure Seafood Restaurant – This familiar restaurant continues to serve consistently good Chinese food including dim sum. Read our review here.

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En Sakaba – This izakaya style Japanese restaurant opened in 2016, taking over the space previously occupied by Mado Cafe.  It is located at Jem unit #01-04. We have not tried it  yet, but it looks interesting.

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Jack’s Place – This famous steak restaurant needs no introduction.  Steaks on sizzling hot plates that won’t break the bank.  Read our review here.

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Spageddies Italian Kitchen – An Italian restaurant that has a homely country decor. Don’t expect celebrity chef cuisine here but you can expect simple hearty Italian food.  We were drawn by their set lunches and the daily 1-for-1 weekday specials which offer good value for money.  Read our review here.

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We hope you like our TOP food places and restaurants in Westgate and Jem.  You can click on the “Westgate” tag below to see all the restaurants we have been to including those not mentioned here.  For a complete listing of all food outlets at Westgate and Jem ,  here are links to their websites:  Westgate and Jem.

Although not situated within Jem or Westgate,  there are two other interesting restaurants nearby in Jurong East:

In mid 2015, famous Hokkien restaurant Beng Hiang had moved from Amoy Street in the CBD to Blk 135 in Jurong East (next to JCube). See more details in our review here.

PocoLoco Microbrewery is a new (opened mid 2016)  Italian restaurant that brews its own beer.  It is located in Snow City, near the Science Centre.  Read our review here.

In addition to the food, Westgate mall is also a place which has many facilities for  children. Here are some random pictures of the mall.

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 Happy eating at Jurong East, Singapore!

3 Comments

  1. Thank you for a great, informative post. I think your descriptions here are a huge help for new comers to this part of the world like me. Keep up the great efforts!!!

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