The Japanese version of Spanish tapas has to be izakayastyle dining, smallplates best washed down with a cold beer (or a hot sake). It’s this that’s on offer at Izakaya 95, one of the new crop of restaurants popping up in The Punggol Settlement down Punggol Point Road. It’s a bonus that this part of Singapore is one of the city’s most beautiful, with great seaviews and bucolic parklands to wander through. It’s hungry work, all that relaxing outdoor recreation, so why not reserve yourself a spot at Izakaya 95 the next time you make a day of it?
The centrepiece of any Japanese izakaya restaurant in Singapore or elsewhere is the charcoal grill (or grills) used by the chefs to cook meat, fish, and vegetables – often handily skewered – to perfection. Here at The Punggol Settlement’s Izakaya 95, traditional items like grilled tori negi, Kagoshima buta, hotate and engiri king mushroom are just some of the tastes you can savour. This bar and restaurant down Punggol Point Road also boasts a sophisticated selection of drinks, mandatory escort to the Japanese dishes available from the menu.
A small sample from Izakaya 95’s drinks menu includes a range of premium Suntory beers and whiskies, aged Yamazaki whiskies, and Japanese sake and shochu. There’s no better way to indulge in this Singapore Japanese restaurant’s offering than with one of these liquid bad boys. Actually, there is: out on the terrace on the second level of The Punggol Settlement, looking out over the water. Ranking high among the many Asian eateries down Punggol Point Road, Izakaya 95 is winning us over.
Food was excellent, outdoor ambience was great - we were treated to a beautiful view of a low hanging full moon! Water was extremely friendly and service-oriented, recommended excellent sakes. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening, thank you!
Still as amazing food, staff & atmosphere 👍👍👍😃 simply love it & missing it every now & then.
food is great and staff is very friendly. will go again
Food was good. Staff excellent service. Will definetely come again
Got a table with a lovely view of the water. Changed the number of people at the last minute and restaurant was able to accommodate. The yakimono was excellent-especially the pork, seafood, and chicken parts. The chicken wing was a bit flabby, but still good. The Kagoshima pork was delicious. Will definitely be back, can't wait to try the rest of their menu!
The food I ordered was really good: Grilled pork belly, clams in butter sauce, garlic rice, skewered meat set and fries with mentaiko mayo and cheese. The fries wasn't as good when compared to the other dishes I ordered but the overall experience was really good. Good service too.
The skewers are good but took a bite long to get to the table. Hightly recommend the foie gras BBQ and the garlic fried rice. Service crew are friendly and efficient. They will even ask for feedback without promptly. Many selections of beers and sake. It was a great experience overall.
2nd time there. We had a wonderful birthday dinner there. Staff are very friendly, not only patiently answer our questions but also will advise us that on whether the portions we order are too much or just nice.
Was disappointed that Sashimi and salmon dishes are not served during weekdays. Ordered mixed seafood tempura, meat platter and fried udon. The oil absorbent paper for the tempura was soaked in oil which was not very slightly. Both meat platter and fried udon was average. Total damage for 3 pax $140. The only plus point is the outdoor ambience which was quite cooling and comfortable for a gathering.
Food was nice. Sake selection varied. Suntory drafts were a bit pricey in my opinion. Also, they do not have Japanese green tea. Only canned ones.....zzz Suggestion, at least have those tea bag versions to give a more wholesome Japanese eatery experience. Thank you!