TOP Affordable Restaurants in Singapore

Redpan at Marina Square
Picnic at Wisma Atria

(Updated September 2017) Being the most expensive city in the world for the third time means that dining out can get quite costly when Singapore residents decide to dine out. But that does not mean that reasonably priced restaurants do not exist. While there are many restaurants where one can eat for less than $20, we have, in compiling this list, only included restaurants we have patronised which has a nice ambience, good food and pleasant service, i.e. affordable and nice restaurants which we are happy to make repeat visits.

Here is the The Ordinary Patrons’ list of Affordable Restaurants in Singapore where a person can get a meal for $20 or less.

Picnic at Wisma Atria


The Picnic Wisma Atria food hall is a new concept that seeks to create a picnic in the park experience in an air-conditioned mall. It is not a full service restaurant and operates a system similar to the Marche restaurants. We have decided to include Picnic in the list despite this as the attractiveness of the place and variety of food available makes up for the lack of service. Read our review here.

Wisma Atria, #03-15
435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877

Tel: +65 6734-8352

Opening hours
10am to 10pm
(trucks start at 11am, last order at 9.30pm)


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.elia restaurant

An unpretentious bistro by name and restaurant by night with reasonable prices. At lunchtime the .elia Singapore menu contains mainly pasta and sandwich items from $12.50 to $18.50. An ala carte menu is available for dinner with items such as cured tuna ($16) and onsen egg quinoa ($19). See our post .elia Singapore – new restaurant opens in Keong Saik.

10 Jiak Chuan Road
Singapore 089264

Tel: +65 9642 2361

Opening Hours:
9 am – 5 pm; 6.30 pm – 11.00 pm
Closed on Sunday


Dining Place By Chef Heman

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Dining Place By Chef Heman is a new Chinese restaurant in Centrepoint mall on Orchard Road, serving mainly roast meats, noodles and dim sum. The Signature XO Mushroom Bamboo Noodles with 6 Treasure Box is $13.99 and there are one dish noodles meal from $9.99. Read our review here.

Dining Place By Chef Heman
The Centrepoint #B1-11/12
176 Orchard Road
Singapore 238843

Tel: +65 6732 1188

Baba Chews

Baba Chews Katong Square

Baba Chews Peranakan food

Baba Chews Katong Square is located in the former Joo Chiat Police Station. The new restaurant which opened in July 2016 is beautifully decorated with patterned tiles and a wall mural made of mosiac tiles. Going into Baba Chews evokes feeling of being in an old school elegant Eurasian house with Peranakan furnishing. Examples of dishes are kueh pie tee ($13), ngoh hiang ($12) and nyonya chap chye ($12).  Read our review here.

Baba Chews Bar and Eatery
86 East Coast Road
#01-01 Katong Square
Singapore 428788

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6723 2025

Opening Hours: 06:30 – 22:30




Redpan in Marina Square is a smart casual restaurant that opened in March 2016. It is a collaboration between an architect firm and a restaurant company and serves Western dishes with a local twist. Examples of dishes are Tuckshop Fried Chicken Wings ($7), Temasek Chicken Chop ($11), Hainanese Pork Cutlet ($13) and Prawn Hae Bi Hiam Pasta ($15).  Read our review here.

Redpan Restaurant
6, Raffles Boulevard #02-03/04
Marina Square
Singapore 039594

Tel: +65 6255 5850

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-10pm
Weekends: 11am-10pm
PH: 11am-10pm

Nearby Stations: Esplanade, Promenade, City Hall

Two Tall Trees

Two Tall Trees

Brunch at Two Tall Trees

Two Tall Trees in Serangoon Garden is the quintessential neighbourhood cafe with friendly service and good food & beverages at very reasonable prices.  On its menu are Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken ($10.50), Spaghetti Bolognese ($16) Poached Salmon ($16) and  Pan Seared Chicken ($16).

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Two Tall Trees
14 Kensington Park Road
Singapore 557265

Tel: +65 6281 1286

Opening Hours:
Tues-Fri : 12 noon – 10 pm
Sat & Sun : 9 am – 10 pm
Closed on Mondays

Goldleaf Taiwan Porridge Restaurant (金葉)



Goldleaf Taiwan Porridge Restaurant used to be located along Orchard Road. They moved out of Orchard Road in the 90s and has been relocated to several places. They are now currently in a shophouse in Amoy Street. Old fashioned comfort food at reasonable prices. Read our review here.

Goldleaf Restaurant
103 Amoy Street #01-01
Singapore 069923

Opening Hours
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 11pm

Tel: +65 63248310

Nearby MRT Station : Telok Ayer

They have a new outlet at Katong Square.

Kyoaji Dining 京味Japanese restaurant in Centrepoint



Kyoaji Dining is a Japanese restaurant that opened in September 2016 in The Centrepoint. They have a good selection of set lunches under $20 each. Read our review here.

Kyoaji Japanese Dining 京味
176 Orchard Road
#04-17/18 The Centrepoint
Singapore 238843

Tel: +65 6694 4068 / +65 6694 3058

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri:
Lunch 11.30 AM to 3.00 PM
Dinner 5.30 PM to 10.30 PM

Sat, Sun and Public Holidays
11.30 AM to 10.30 PM

Zaffron Kitchen

Zaffron Kitchen

Zaffron Kitchen is one of our favourite restaurants in Westgate. Some of their dishes: Tandori Chicken – half ($13.50), Fish Tikka ($13) and Mutton Masala ($15.50). They have good value set lunch options as well. Read our post on Zaffron Kitchen @ Westgate here.

Zaffron Kitchen @ Westgate
3 Gateway Drive
#01-20, Singapore 608532

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel +65 6465 9880

Opening Hours
Mon – Thur : 11.30am – 9.30pm (close 3:00pm – 5:00pm)
Fri – Sun, eve of PH and PH : 11:00am – 10:00pm
Nearby Station : Jurong East MRT Station


Zaffron Kitchen @ East Coast
135/137 East Coast Road
Singapore 428820

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel:  +65 6440 6786

Opening Hours
Mon – Thur : 11.30am – 10.00pm (close 3.00pm – 5.00pm)
Fri, Sat and Eve of PH : 11:30am – 11:00pm
Sun and PH : 11:30am – 10:30pm


Casa Verde

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Casa Verde is a restaurant in the Singapore Botanic Garden. Enjoy the food here while taking in view of the lush vegetation. They serve both western as well as local food such as the  laksa ($9.5) and ngoh hiang which we thought was very good. The kids will love the close proximity of many Poke-Stops. Read our reviews here and here.


Casa Verde Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
Singapore, 259569

Tel : +65 64677326


Chillas Indian Restaurant in Fusionopolis

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Chillas Restaurant is an Indian restaurant located on the second level of the Galaxis building in Fusionopolis, One North, Singapore. They serve traditional Indian cuisine in a large modern space. Examples of dishes – Chicken Dhum Bryani ($10, a mixed vegetable curry ($8) and an onion pakoda ($6). Read our review here.

Chillas Restaurant
Galaxis #02-03
1 Fusionopolis Place
Singapore 138522

Tel: +65-67104104

Week Days 11AM – 9PM
Saturday 11AM – 9PM
Sunday Closed

PocoLoco Microbrewery

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PocoLoco Microbrewery is an Italian restaurant in Jurong East that brews their own beer. Opened in 2016, this is the second outlet by PocoLoco (their first is in Ang Mo Kio). We tried these dishes: Vongole starter (clams in white wine sauce $10), a Zafferano (seafood pasta in saffron sauce $12) and a dish from the daily specials – Red Snapper Alla Siciliana ($18).  Read our review here.

PocoLoco Microbrewery
Snow City Level 2
21 Jurong Town Hall Road
Singapore 609433

Opening Hours :
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 10pm

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Kohaku Tempura


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Kohaku is one of the seven Japanese restaurants of Eat At 7 in Suntec City. They have a simple menu  –  vegetable only or mixed tempura rice bowl ($15) and a set which comes with an extra portion of udon ($19.50). The small restaurant that has just opened in July 2016 is a good place for a substantial and delicious meal at a very reasonable price. Read our review here.

Kohaku Tempura
Eat At 7
3 Temasek Boulevard
#03-311 Suntec City Mall
Singapore 038983

Tel: +65 6333 4386

Opening hours : 11am – 10.30pm (Last Order 10pm)

Nearby Stations: Esplanade, Promenade, City Hall


Collin's Restaurant Marina Square

Set Lunch at Collin's

Collin’s serves Western fare at very affordable prices. At that price point, the restaurant setting and the quality of the food would surely exceed what an ordinary patron could reasonably expect. They have many outlets, including one at Marina Square. There are set meals from $12.90 and a beef lasagna is $11.90 and black Angus sirloin steak is $16.90. Read about our meal at Collin’s here.

Collin’s Restaurant – Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
#01-204/205 Marina Square Shopping Mall
Singapore 039594

Tel: +65 6264 6228

Opening Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 10am – 12 midnight
Fri, Sat, Holiday Eve: 10am – 1am

Nearby Stations: Esplanade, City Hall, Promenade

South Union Park

South Union Park Kembangan

South Union Park is a pleasant cafe along Jalan Kembangan serving drinks and  light meals. The food served here includes Fried Chicken ($9), Crabcakes ($12) and Duck Confit Pasta ($19).  This new cafe (opened in April 2016) is a nice hangout or meet for chit chat kind of place.  Read our review here.

South Union Park
101 Jalan Kembangan
Singapore 419139

Tel : +65 9061 8703

Mon: 11:30 – 22:00
Wed-Thurs: 11:30 – 22:00
Fri-Sat: 11:30 – 23:00
Sun: 11:30 – 22:00

Nearby MRT Station : Kembangan

Andes by Astons

Andes By Astons at Joo Chiat

Andes by Astons along Joo Chiat Road is a casual diner that opened in May 2016. Its cosy space with wild wild west theme decor is interesting and attractive. Their menu includes items such as Cream of Mushroom Soup ($3.50), Fish Fillet Burger ($5.90) and Prime Sirloin Steak ($15.90).  Read our review here.

Andes By Astons
328 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427585

Tel : +65 6247 7934

Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm

They have a new outlet at 750 Chai Chee Road #01-30, Viva Business Park, Singapore 469000.

Mon Bijou

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A relatively new restaurant (opened 2015) in prime Orchard Road with a pleasant atmosphere and good food at reasonable prices. Examples of dishes: Spaghetti Carbonara ($16), Cold Pasta with Crab ($16), Baked Egg with Sausage Stew ($14) Duck Leg Confit ($12). Read our review here.

Mon Bijou
Claymore Connect
442 Orchard Road #01-19/20
Singapore 238879

Tel : +65 6739 6738

Opening Hours : 10.00am to 9.00pm

Nearby Station – Orchard


The East Bureau

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Another relatively new (2015) restaurant, The East Bureau sits on the top of the Suntec City Mall where diners get a good view of the surroundings. Some of their dishes: Pastas (from $17), Tom Yum Fried Rice with Chicken ($15), Glutinous Rice with Lap Cheong ($13). Read our review here.

The East Bureau
#03-03 Marina Square
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039594

Tel : +65 68370148

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Opening Hours :
Sun – Thurs : 12 Noon to 3pm, 6 to 10.30pm
Fri & Sat : 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 1am

Nearby Stations: Esplanade, City Hall, Promenade

Tete-a-Tete Cafe

Tete-a-Tete Cafe

Tete-a-Tete Cafe Menu

This spacious cafe in Buona Vista has a laid back atmosphere and friendly service. Its has Big Breakfast ($16), Quiches ($14) and Wraps ($10). Save some room for their wonderful cakes and coffee. Read our review here.

Tete-a-Tete Cafe Singapore
21 Biopolis Road #01-01
Nucleos North Tower
Singapore 138567

Tel: +65 6397 4268

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nearby Station : Buona Vista

Bodacious Bistro

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Bodacious Bistro 2016 - 1Bodacious Bistro is another affordable restaurant in the Biopolis area. This is a casual restaurant with a wide variety of food. It is place we go quite often. Some of the dishes that we have tried includes meatballs ($15.80), pulled pork burger ($14.80), country beef pie ($14.80), flower clam bucket ($13.80) and chicken and pesto pasta ($14.80). Read our reviews here and here.

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Bodacious Bar & Bistro
70 Biopolis Street #01-05
Singapore 138669

Tel: +65 6778 9585

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 11:00 – 22:00
Sat: 09:00 – 22:00

Nara Thai Cuisine

Nara Thai Cuisine

Nara Thai has a few outlets in Singapore. We like their Westgate outlet which has a relaxed environment. Examples of dishes: Green Curry with Chicken ($13.90), Fried Soft Shell Crab ($16.90), Deep Fried Chicken ($12.90), Phad Thai with Chicken ($12.90), Fried Rice (from $12.90).  Read our review of their weekday set lunch here.

Nara Thai Cuisine Westgate
Westgate #03-07
3 Gateway Drive
Singapore 608532

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Tel : +65 6710 5867

Nearby Station: Jurong East


Nara Thai Cuisine Orchard
ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn #B3-21
Singapore 238801

Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6634 5787

Nearby Station: Orchard


Hoodadak Korean Fusion Dining Room

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Hoodadak opened in mid-March 2016. The decor is quite basic but the food was good and service was friendly. Examples of dishes: Seafood Pancake ($16), chicken ginseng soup ($20) and bulgogi bibimbap lunch special ($11). Read our review here.

Hoodadak Korean Fusion Dining Room
#01-10 Fusionopolis Galaxis
1 Fusionopolis Place
Singapore 138522

Nearby station: One North

Bigmama Korean Restaurant

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Bigmama Korean Restaurant at Biopolis is a simple restaurant that serves traditional Korean food at reasonable prices. We like the Korean pancake Buch Jeon and bibimbap with beef (each priced at $15). There is a free flow of complimentary side dishes to sweeten the deal.  Read our review here.

BIGMAMA BBQ & Beer at Biopolis
20 Biopolis Way,
#01-01 Centros
Singapore 138668

Tel: +65 6738 8887

Opening Hours :
Lunch: 11.30am to 3pm and
Dinner: 5.30pm to 11pm

Closed on Sundays


Arbite Bistro Serangoon Garden

Arbite at Serangoon Garden Way is a cosy bistro serving modern European cuisine mixed with Asian culinary elements. Some of their dishes: Pork Roulade ($17), Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken ($14) and Salted Egg Crab Pasta ($18). See our post Express Set Lunch at Arbite.

66A Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555962

Tel: +65 94563807

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri : 1130 – 1500; 1800 – 2230
Sat and PH : 0900 – 2230
Sun : 0900-2200

 Romantic Restaurants

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Nothing in the above list is suitable? You might be interested in our post Affordable Romantic Restaurants in Singapore. The places in the list are slightly more pricey but the ambience improves a notch or two.

New affordable eateries are listed in our TOP New Cheap and Nice Restaurants in Singapore 2017.  See also Great Value Meals in Singapore.

This concludes the The Ordinary Patrons’ list of Affordable Restaurants in Singapore. The restaurants are listed in no particular order. We try to include restaurants from various areas in Singapore. We have not included Chinese restaurants in this list of our favourite affordable restaurants in Singapore and there are many excellent Chinese restaurants with elegant decor and top notch service where you can get a meal for $20 or less per person – see our post on TOP Places for Dim Sum for Chinese restaurants where you can get a good affordable dim sum meal.

Dim Sum at Majestic Restaurant

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