Affordable Chinese Restaurants in Singapore

Some of our readers request for recommendations of affordable Chinese restaurants in Singapore. Others are more direct and ask for suggestions for good and cheap Chinese restaurants in Singapore. The logic is clear. For big celebrations, the well-known Chinese restaurants need no introduction. But for dining out with no special occasion such as a gathering of friends or family for dinner, a simple affordable Chinese restaurant in Singapore will do. We hope that this list will be of help to our readers. We have provided links to our reviews which have more pictures of the respective restaurants, food and menus.

Good and Cheep affordable Chinese Restaurants in Singapore

深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant

We begin our list of affordable Chinese Restaurants in Singapore with 深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant. It is a Teochew restaurant founded in 1973. This restaurant on the ground floor of a HDB block in Bedok is regarded by many as the best Teochew restaurant in the East.  Read our review here.

Chin Lee Rstaurant
Chin Lee Restaurant

深利美食馆 Chin Lee Restaurant
Blk 115 Bedok North Road
Singapore 460115

Tel: +65 6444 5554 / +65 6449 5454

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri : 11.30 am – 2.30 pm; 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm
Sat, Sun & PH : 11.30 am – 2.30 pm; 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Yunnan Garden Restaurant雲南園

Yunnan Garden 云南园 is a Chinese restaurant that first began as a cafeteria in Nanyang University in the 1970s. It has undergone some changes and is currently located in Fusionopolis (they opened in this location in 2016).  Our friends living in the Buona Vista and Pasir Panjang areas like to visit in the evenings and weekends to avoid the office crowd in this vicinity.  Read about our lunch at Yunnan Garden here.

Yunnan Garden

Yunnan Garden
1 Fusionopolis Place
#02-02 Galaxis
Singapore 138522

Tel: +65 6665 8888

Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday
including Public Holidays
11:00am – 9:00pm

11:00am – 3:00pm

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Social Place

Social Place in Forum The Shopping Mall is a casual restaurant with a menu that is interesting and reasonably priced. The food presentation is trendy and attractive and the quality and taste of the food are on par with those of good Chinese restaurants. Read more.

Social Place - Affordable Chinese Restaurant in Singapore

Social Place Singapore 
583 Orchard Road
Forum the Shopping Mall #01-22
Singapore 238884

Tel: +65 8870 2288

Opening Hours:
11:30 am – 2.30 pm 
6 pm – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard


TungLok XiHe Peking Duck Restaurant 同乐羲和

TungLok XiHe Peking Duck Restaurant(同乐羲和), is a collaboration between TungLok Group and the Beijing renowned Xihe Group. They serve much more than just Peking Duck and have an extensive menu covering the usual range of Chinese dishes and dim sum. The Peking duck by the way costs $66++ here.  Read about our lunch here.

TungLok XiHe Peking Duck
同乐羲和 TungLok XiHe Peking Duck
TungLok XiHe Peking Duck Restaurant

TungLok XiHe Peking Duck Restaurant (同乐羲和)
Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road, #07-07/09
Singapore 238896

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6736 0006

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:30pm

Roland Restaurant

Roland Restaurant is said to be the founder of the famous Singapore dish – chilli crab. It is located on the top level of a public multi-storey carpark in Marine Parade. It looks like a typical Singapore seafood restaurant, complete with fish tanks. It is huge and can accommodate up to 1,100, which makes it a suitable venue for big wedding dinners and grassroots organisation events. Read about our dinner at Roland here.

Roland Restaurant - creator of chilli crab

Roland Restaurant
Block 89, Marine Parade Central, # 06 – 750
Singapore 440089

Tel: +65 6440 8205

Opening Hours :
Weekdays – Monday to Saturday
Lunch : 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (Last order at 2:15pm)
Dinner : 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Last order at 10:15pm)

Sundays & Public Holidays :
Lunch : 11:00 am to 2:30 pm (Last order at 2:15pm)
Dinner : 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Last order at 10:15pm)

Wan He Lou 萬合樓

Wan He Lou (萬合樓) is a small Chinese restaurant that is located in a brightly coloured shophouse on Maude Road. It is famous for its Original Signature Lobster Porridge. The restaurant, helmed by award-winning Chef Lau Siaw Dee ,offers a wide range of seafood and other dishes.  Read about our lobster porridge lunch here.

Wan He Lou Chinese Restaurant in Maude Road

Wan He Lou (萬合樓)
65 Maude Road
Singapore 208347

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours
Lunch: 11am to 2:30pm
Dinner: 5am to 10:30pm

MYO Restaurant

MYO Restobar is a Chinese restaurant that looks more like a tapas bar. It is run by the people behind the Kia Hiang restaurant in International Plaza. It is located in Oxley Tower,  a small building in the CBD near the junction of McCallum and Robinson Roads.  Its signature dish Kia Hiang Claypot Spring Chicken ($18) may tempt you into making a trip to Shenton Way.  Read about our lunch here.

Affordable Chinese Restaurants in Singapore
MYO Restaurant

Myo Restobar
Oxley Tower 138 Robinson Road #19-01
Singapore 068906

The Chinese Kitchen 厨神私房菜

Our next suggestion in our list of affordable Chinese restaurants in Singapore is 厨神私房菜 The Chinese Kitchen. This restaurant at Cavan Road is helmed by award-winning chef Austen Ong, a past president of the Society of Chinese Cuisine Chefs (Singapore). He was dubbed “厨神” by the culinary industry because of his many achievements which “Gold medalist of Asian Cuisine in the 8th FHA International Salon Culinaire, Most Creative award at The 4th World Championship of Chinese Cuisine and Champion of Taipei’s World Culinary Contest in both 2005 and 2007“.  The Chinese Kitchen offers home cooked style Chinese dishes given a contemporary touch.  Read about our lunch here.

The Chinese Kitchen
The Chinese Kitchen

厨神私房菜 The Chinese Kitchen
20 Cavan Road
Singapore 209851

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6612 6024

Opening Hours:
12noon-3pm; 6pm-10:30pm
Closed on Wednesday

Nearby MRT Station : Lavender

Mooi Chin Place Restaurant

The Mooi Chin Place Restaurant in the Landmark Village Hotel is said to be the oldest Hainanese restaurant in Singapore, having first started in 1935. Mooi Chin Place Restaurant Menu contains quite an interesting mix of Hainanese Specialties, Western dishes (such as pasta and sandwiches) and regular Chinese restaurant items.  Read about our visit to Mooi Chin here.

Affordable Chinese Restaurants in Singapore
Mooi Chin Place Restaurant
Chope Reservations

Mooi Chin Place Restaurant
#03-12A Landmark Village Hotel
390 Victoria Sreet
Singapore 188061

Nearby MRT Station : Bugis

Beng Hiang Restaurant      茗香菜馆 

Our friends living in Western Singapore were overjoyed when they heard that famous Hokkien Beng Hiang had moved out of their former premises in Telok Ayer. They are now in Jurong East, near the MRT station and CPF Building (Jurong). It is indeed a convenient affordable Chinese restaurant for residents in west Singapore.  Read about our visit here.

Beng Hiang Hokkien Restaurant

Beng Hiang Restaurant
Block 135 Jurong Gateway Road
Singapore 600135

Tel: +65 6221 6695 / +65 6221 6684

Mon – Sun
Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (last order)
Dinner 6:00pm – 9:30pm (last order)

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We hope you have found our list of affordable Chinese restaurants in Singapore useful. We will supplement this list with other good and cheap Chinese restaurants in Singapore as and when we come across them.

Affordable Chinese restaurants in Singapore

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