TOP Affordable Restaurants in Singapore

Redpan at Marina Square

Shop Wonderland

(Updated January 2018) 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 Ordinary Patrons’ list of Affordable Restaurants in Singapore where a person can get a meal for $20 or less.


Garçons Tanjong Katong

Garçons COQ AU VIN

Garçons Tanjong Katong is a great counterpoint to trendy restaurants that serve tiny portions at exorbitant prices. You get proper serving portions of good food at very reasonable prices with full table service. Their Coq Au Vin is $16.90 and Braised Beef Cheek is $19.90. Read more.

Garçons Tanjong Katong
340 Tanjong Katong Road
Singapore 437111

Tel: +65 6909 2350

Opening Hours
Mondays to Fridays: 5.30pm – 9.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays : 9am – 9.30pm


Shop Wonderland

Shop Wonderland

Shop Wonderland is a cafe and floral studio on Telok Ayer Street. It has an interesting botanical theme interior. Besides indulgent cakes, affordably priced items on the menu include Beef Goulash ($15), Duck Confit Pasta ($16) and Roasted Pork Collar ($18). Read about our visit to this affordable cafe here.

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Shop Wonderland Cafe & Floral Studio
134 Telok Ayer Street
Singapore 068600

Tel: +65 9299 4593

Opening Hours:
Tue-Wed: 8am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 8am-10pm
Sat: 8am-6pm
Closed Monday


Food for Thought

Food for Thought - Good Brunch Place

Set in Singapore’s oldest but beautifully restored museum, Food For Thought allows you to enjoy Good Food for a Good Cause. Interesting dishes for below $20 includes Black Pepper Beef Linguine ($18), Red Rice Wine Chicken Mee Swa ($17) and Lemon-Dill Fish & Chips ($18). Read about our visit here.

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Food for Thought
93 Stamford Road #01-04/05,
Singapore 178897

Tel: +65 6338 9887

Opening Hours
Sunday – Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday – Saturday 10am to 10pm





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

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


Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가

Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가

Yun Ga Korean Restaurant Katong V

Yun Ga at Katong V offers a variety of beef, pork and seafood for BBQ as well as  Korean classic dishes. If you are looking for a new cheap and nice restaurant for lunch in the east, Yun Ga has lunch specials priced at $12.90. See our post Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가.

Yun Ga Traditional Korean Restaurant 윤가
30 East Coast Road
#03-12 Katong V
Singapore 428751

Tel: +65 6447 9279

Opening Hours: 11am–10pm

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Soi Thai Soi Nice

Soi Thai Soi Nice Restaurant at Alexandra Central Mall

Soi Thai Soi Nice Restaurant at Alexandra Central Mall

Soi Thai Soi Nice is an affordable Thai restaurant in the Alexandra Central Mall. It is well furnished with cushy chairs and nice furniture. The menu has reasonably priced classic Thai dishes and there are very affordable set meals. Read about our lunch at Soi Thai Soi Nice here.

Soi Thai Soi Nice
321 Alexandra Road
#02-01 @ Alexandra Central (Next to Ikea)
Singapore 159971

Tel: +65 6250 4863


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

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Tel: +65 6723 2025

Opening Hours: 06:30 – 22:30


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).

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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

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

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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

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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 Singapore Botanic Gardens - 8

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 Indian Restaurant - 11

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

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PocoLoco Microbrewery

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Pocoloco Snow City Jurong Singapore - 9

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.

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

Opening Hours :
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 10pm



They also have outlets at:

408 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-779 Singapore 560408

6001 Beach Road #B1-65/66 Golden Mile Tower Singapore 199589

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)

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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


There are also Collin’s Restaurant at:

Collin’s Cineleisure Orchard
8 Grange Road

Collin’s Shaw Plaza Balestier
360 Shaw Plaza

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

Opening Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues-Thurs: 17:30 – 22:00
Fri: 11:30 – 22:00
Sat: 10:00 – 22:00
Sun: 10:00 – 21:00

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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 also have outlets at:

750 Chai Chee Road #01-30
Viva Business Park S’pore 469000
Tel: 6636 4465
Operating Hours:
11.30am – 10pm (Open Daily)

1 Pasir Ris Close
E!Avenue @ Downtown East
Market Square #02-325
Singapore 519599
Tel: 6386 5270
Operating Hours:
11.30am – 10pm (Open Daily)

Blk 5 Changi Village Road
Singapore 500005
Tel: 6542 0302
Operating Hours:
11.30am – 10pm (Open Daily)

10 Airport Boulevard
#02-202 Changi Airport Terminal 4, Mezzanine
Singapore 819665
Tel: 6386 1074
Operating Hours:
10.30am – 11pm (Open Daily) Last Order: 10.15pm

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


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

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

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

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.

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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

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Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Tel : +65 6710 5867


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

Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

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Tel: +65 6634 5787


Hoodadak Korean Fusion Dining Room

Hoodadak SIngapore Korean Restaurant in Fusionopolis - 6

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

Bigmama Korean Restaurant

Bigmama Korean Restaurant Biopolis15

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.

This concludes 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 TOP Chinese Restaurants in Singapore.

See also TOP Nice Restaurants in Singapore for a Meal Below $15.

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