Singapore Budget 2018 Edition – Restaurants with No GST

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat presented the Singapore Budget for the 2018 financial year on Monday, 19 February 2018. Not too surprisingly, a range of tax increases was announced (see the Budget in Brief). The sweetener is that every adult Singaporean will get a Singapore Bonus of between $100 to $300. The bad news for those who eat out a lot in Singapore is that Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be raised to 9% from 7%. The good news is that the GST increase will only take place sometime from 2021 to 2025. However, if you are already lamenting paying 7% GST on top of the restaurant menu prices plus 10% service charge, you may want to start keeping a list of Singapore restaurants with no GST. We share our list of restaurants and cafes that do not add GST to the menu prices.

Singapore Food Blog Budget Edition - Restaurants with no GST


Plentyfull Millenia Walk - a Restaurant with no GST

Plentyfull at Millenia Walk caters to the office crowd by serving cafeteria style light meals, as well as cakes and coffee, in the day. At night it is a full service restaurant and bar. Service Charge would be added to the bill but there was no GST when we dined there. Read more.

9 Raffles Boulevard
#01-79/80, Millenia Walk
Singapore 039596

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6493 2997

Opening Hours: 08:30 – 22:30

Nearby MRT Stations: Promenade, Esplanade


The Autobus

Autobus Cafe is a restaurant in OUE Downtown Gallery that also sells high-end bicycles and associated peripherals. This is technically not a cafe without GST but the prices indicated on the menu included GST. Read more.

The Autobus
6A Shenton Way #01-01
Singapore 068815

Tel: +65 6909 3406

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 7 am – 10.30 pm
Sat & Sun: 7 am – 3 pm

Nearby MRT Station : Tanjong Pagar


The Quarters

The Quarters @ Icon Village

The Quarters creates interesting unique dishes by incorporating Asian flavours into familiar Western food – with items such as salted egg french fries, buak keluak capellini and the signature durian creme brulee. It is also a restauarnt without GST. Read more.

The Quarters
Icon Village
16 Enggor Street #01-09
Singapore 079717

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel : +65 6834 4174

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-10pm;
Sat 10am-10pm;
Sun 10am-6pm


Nearby Stations : Tanjong Pagar

Summer Hill

Summer Hill Bistro

Summer Hill Bistro in the Sunset Way neighbourhood may not have an extensive menu selection but what limited range of food they made, they made them well. All prices are nett, i.e. no service charge or GST would be added. Read more.

Summer Hill
106 Clementi Street 12
Singapore 120106

Tel: +65 6251 5337

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 9pm


Chillas Restaurant

Chillas Restaurant

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. No GST was charged when we dined there but there was a 10% service charge. Read more.

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

Tel: +65 67104104

Week Days  11am – 9pm
Saturday  11am – 9pm
Sunday  Closed

Nearby MRT Station: One North


Whisk Cafe

Whisk Cafe

Owned by Patissier Tricia Lim, the small lovely cafe does pretty good coffee and the pastries and cakes are as good as, if not better than, those in the more established and well-known cafes in the Tiong Bahru neighbourhood. Read more.

Whisk Cafe
58 Seng Poh Road #01-15
Singapore 160058

Tel: +65 62226543

Mon : Closed
Tues – Thurs : 9am – 7pm
Fri – Sat : 9am – 11pm
Sun : 9am – 9pm

Food For Thought

Food for Thought - Good Brunch Place

Food For Thought at National Museum is a Singapore restaurant with no GST in a beautiful space. Encased within a glasshouse-like structure, it is lit with loads of bright natural light which makes it look effortlessly modern and beautiful. The menu offers all day breakfast,  pasta, burgers and some mains  Read more.

Chope Restaurant Reservation

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

Nearby Stations :  Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah


Fynn’s - one of Singapore Restaurants with no GST

Fynn’s is an all day dining café at South Beach Avenue. It has great looks, an interesting menu, good service and an inviting atmosphere. No GST would be added to the bill but there would be the 10% service charge. Read more.

Fynn’s Cafe
26 Beach Road
#B1-21, South Beach Avenue
Singapore 189768

Tel: +65 6384 1878

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Monday: closed

Nearby MRT Stations: Esplanade, City Hall

Oberstrasse Cafe

Oberstrasse - Cafe

It goes by the very long name of “Oberstrasse – Cafe Coffee Shop Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant”. It is a nice cosy place for a cup of coffee, snacks or simple meal. The prices are reasonable, especially when you consider that no GST or service charge is added to the bill.  Read more.

Oberstrasse Cafe
Block 809 French Road #01-50
Singapore 200809

Opening Hours
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Lavender

Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish

Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish

Hidden in one corner of the lowest level of Takashimaya in Ngee Ann City is the Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish restaurant. The speciality of this restaurant is grilled fish, done in Japanese style and at a reasonable price. It is strictly speaking not a restaurant with no GST but the menu prices are stated with GST already included. Read more.

Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish
391A Orchard Road
#B2-01-01 Takashimaya Food Hall
Singapore 238872

Takashimaya Website

Nearby MRT Stations : Somerset, Orchard

Casa Verde

Casa Verde Singapore Botanic Gardens

Located in the Botanic Garden, Casa Verde is a casual diner with a menu that is quite comprehensive – a good mix of western (pizza pasta etc) and local food items (including hor fun, bak kut teh and laksa). Read more.

Casa Verde Singapore Botanic Gardens
1 Cluny Road
Singapore 259569

Tel : +65 64677326

5 Little Monkeys Cafe

5 Little Monkeys Cafe

Nestled on the 11th Floor of Pico Creative Centre with a great panoramic view, lies the charming 5 Little Monkeys Cafe. A unique cafe with creative decorations and great atmosphere – it is spacious and serves good coffee and a nice range of food. Read more.

5 Little Monkeys Cafe
20 Kallang Avenue
#11-00 Pico Creative Centre
Singapore 339411

Tel: 85339168

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:30 am – 7:00 pm
Closed on Sat & Sun.

Nearby Stations : Lavender

Strong Flour

Strong Flour

Strong Flour at Katong V is a casual dining restaurant serving pasta freshly handmade made on the premises. It also offers pizzas, paninis, stew and a few meat and fish dishes as well as desserts and good coffee. No GST or service charge was added to the bill when we dined there. Read more.

Strong Flour
#01-01 to 02 Katong V
30 East Coast Road
Singapore 428751

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tel: +65 6440 0457

Opening Hours:
Tue-Fri: 11am-3pm, 6-10pm
Sat, Sun, PH: 11am-10pm
Closed on Monday

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That is our list of Singapore restaurants with no GST, which we will update from time to time. As always it is good to check with the restaurants on whether they will charge GST as their GST registration status or their policies may change over time.

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