TOP Affordable Restaurants in Singapore

Dining out can get quite costly when Singapore residents decide to dine out. However, that does not mean that reasonably priced restaurants do not exist. While there are many affordable restaurants in Singapore 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.

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

The Green Ducklings

The Green Ducklings
The Green Ducklings

The Green Ducklings at The Concourse on Beach Road is a lovely bakery café for breakfast, brunch or lunch. The menu is short and sweet – a few all day breakfast items and few pasta dishes and sides as well as cakes & pastries. A Maple Syrup Fried Chicken Sandwich is $11.80 and a hearty Cereal Prawn Carbonara is $18.90. Read more.

The Green Ducklings
01-06 The Concourse
302 Beach Road

Tel: +65 9664 1518

Opening Hours:
Tues – Sun: 8 am – 7 pm
Closed on Mondays

Nearby MRT Station: Nicoll Highway

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Kota88 Restaurant

Kota88 - Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia (Chinese Indonesian Cuisine)
Kota88 Siglap

Kota88 Restaurant is a new relaxed, casual F&B outlet in Siglap which stays open till 3 am in the morning. It offers Masakan Tionghoa Indonesia dishes, which are  Chinese dishes adapted to local Indonesian culture and taste or modified with the addition of local spices and ingredients. The House Specialty Nasi Campur Babi (Pork mixed rice, char siew, roast pork, sweet pork satay, braised pig ear, siomay, soy egg, ngo hiang and side clear soup) is $12.88 and other one dish meals and sharing dishes are priced from $7.88.  Read more.

Kota 88 Restaurant
907 East Coast Road
#01-02 Springvale
Singapore 459107

Tel: +65 6242 2645

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:00 AM – 15:00 PM

Dinner: 18:00 PM – 22:00 AM

Supper: 22:00 PM – 03:00 AM

Kota88 Menu

The Stamford Brasserie

The Stamford Brasserie -TOP Affordable restaurants
The Stamford Brasserie

The Stamford Brasserie, with a three in one F&B concept comprising a Grab-and-Go, All-day Dining Restaurant and Beer Bar, is a new stylish spot for an affordable meal in Raffles City. Mains like Dynamite Dog and Pulled Kurobuta Pork are priced from $16. Read more.

The Stamford Brasserie
Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Road
Singapore 178882

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6431 6156

Grab-and-Go Menu:
06.30 – 20.00

All-day Dining Menu:
12.00 – 22.00 (Last order 21.30)

Bar Menu:
Sunday to Thursday: 12.00 – 24.00 (Last order 11.30)
Friday, Saturday & eve of PH: 12.00 – 01.30 (Last order 01.00)

Happy Hour:
17.00 – 20.00 (Last order 19.45)

Nearby MRT Stations: City Hall, Bras Basah, Esplanade

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Hans im Glück

Hans im Glück Singapore
Brunch at hans im glück Singapore

Hans im Glück Orchard has an enchanting space and a good selection of interesting burgers and drinks. We found the service friendly and attentive, the prices very affordable. The price of a burger is around $15. For lunch just add $5 to the price of the burger and you get to choose a side, a cold drink and a hot beverage (yes, you get both a cold drink and a hot drink). For dinner, you can top up $5 for a side and a cocktail. See Hans im Glück Singapore – forest in a city in Orchard Road.

Hans im Glück
362 Orchard Road
Singapore 238887

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu & PH: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat & Eve of PH: 11am-1am

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

Hans im Glück has New Outlets in Raffles Place Boat Quay and VivoCity.

Hans im Glück Raffles Place
9 Raffles Place
#01-01 Republic Plaza
Singapore 048619

Chope Reservations
Raffles Place

Tel: +65 97385662

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 11am-12am
Sat: 11am-10pm
Closed Sunday & PH

Hans im Glück Boat Quay
71 Boat Quay
Singapore 049860

Chope Reservations
Boat Quay

Tel: +65 9738 5310

Opening hours
Sun – Th & PH 11 am – 12 am,
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH 11 am – 1 am

Hans Im Gluck Vivo City 
1 Harbourfront Walk
#01-57 VivoCity
Singapore 098585

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours
Sun-Thu & PH: 11am-12am
Fri-Sat & Eve of PH: 11am-1am

Maddie’s Kitchen

Newly Opened Maddie's Kitchen In Far East Plaza
New Maddie's Kitchen

A casual dining restaurant where you can get good quality tasty food at very reasonable prices. Maddie’s Kitchen offers seafood soup ($6.80), crayfish white been hoon ($12.80), Assam fish curry rice ($6.80) and a few side dishes. Read more.

Maddie’s Kitchen
Far East Plaza #02-10/11/12/13,
14 Scotts Road
Singapore 228213

Tel: +65 63650501

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 11 am to 9 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

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The Communal Place

The Communal Place
The Communal Place Pulled Pork Burger

The Communal Place is a trendy cafe, a casual diner and a bar rolled into one. With quality food at reasonable prices, it is a good place for families and large groups. Mains like Chicken Roulade ($18), Miso Salmon and Pulled Pork Burger ($15) are on the menu. Read more.

The Communal Place
465 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427677

Tel: +65 62823359

Opening Hours:
Tue-Thu: 11 am to 10.30 pm
Fri & Sat: 11 am to 11 pm
Sun: 11 am to 10.30 pm

brunch on weekends and public holidays: 11 am to 3 pm

Closed on Mondays

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES
New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES

Set in the beautiful rounds of CHIJMES, New Ubin Seafood  is a downtown restaurant where you can spend a lot or a modest sum for a decent meal. Satay is reasonably priced, at $6 for 5 sticks, and Hokien Mee and Punggol Mee Goreng start at $15. Read New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES – Tze Char in a Swanky Locale.

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES
30 Victoria Street #02-01B/01C, CHIJMES
Singapore 187996

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 9740 6870

Opening Hours: 11 am – 3 pm; 5.30 pm – 10.30 pm

Nearest MRT Station: City Hall, Bras Basah


They have a new branch at
New Ubin Zhongshan Park
16 Ah Hood Road
Singapore 329982

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 9740 6870

Montana Singapore

Montana Singapore
Montana Singapore

Montana Singapore is a nice cafe with an innovative and creative menu. The food is interesting and delicious. Bulgogi Beef Waffle ($15.80), Southern Fried Chicken Waffle ($16) and Five Spiced Pulled Pork Burger ($16.80) are examples of the items on the menu. Read more.

Montana Singapore
1 Selegie Road
#02-25 PoMo
Singapore 188306

Tel : +65 9833 1790

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm
Fri: 11am-11pm
Sat: 9am-11pm
Sun: 9am-9:30pm

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Atlas Coffeehouse

Atlas Coffeehouse
Atlas Coffeehouse

Atlas Coffeehouse in Bukit Timah has an industrial-chic decor and overlooks lush greenery. It is casual and relax and serves good coffee and tasty food including healthy Atlas SuperBowl ($18) and Beef Bolognese Pasta ($18). Read more.

Atlas Coffeehouse
6 Duke’s Road
Singapore 268886

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday
8am – 7pm (Last orders at 6.30pm)
Closed on Monday

NY Night Market Westgate

Top affordable restaurants in Westgate
Top affordable restaurants in Westgate

NY Night Market  is an interesting casual diner in Westgate offering Western fare with Korean influence such as pasta, pizza, nachos. Dishes include Pasta de Dak Galbi ($16.90), Finger Steak ($14.90) and Pepperoni Pizza ($11.90). Read about our visit here.

NY Night Market Westgate
#01-08, 3 Gateway Drive
Singapore 608532

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00

Nearby MRT Station: Jurong East


There is a new outlet at 313 Somerset
#01-29 313@Somerset
313 Orchard Road
Singapore 238895

Saboten Millenia Walk


Saboten Millenia Walk is one of those Japanese restaurants we can go to when we want affordable quality tonkatsu. Saboten has mastered the technique of consistently making very good deep-fried pork cutlet for the masses. On its menu are items such as Chicken Katsu Curry Set ($18.50) and Shrimp Fry Sandwich ($11). Read more.

Saboten Millenia Walk
#02-14 Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039596

Tel: +65 6837 3432

Opening Hours: 11.30 am – 9.30 pm

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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.

Chope Reservations

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

Chope Reservations

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


Little Elephant

Little Elephant Thai Bistro
Little Elephant Thai Bistro Set Lunch

Little Elephant Thai Bistro in Tiong Bahru serves affordable Thai food in a rustic and laidback setting. The restaurant is not air-conditioned but it can be quite atmospheric. They have Pineapple Fried Rice ($12), Green Curry Chicken ($13) and Fried Eggplant with Minced Pork ($10). There is also a value lunch set. Read more.

Little Elephant Thai Bistro
57 Eng Hoon St #01-72
Singapore 160057

Tel: +65 6224 1646

Opening Hours:

Monday- Friday 12 noon –3 pm; 6 pm –11 pm
Sat & Sun: 11:30 am–11 pm


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Whisk Cafe

Whisk in Tiong Bahru
Set Lunch @f Whisk Cafe

Located just opposite the iconic Tiong Bahru market & food centre, Whisk is a cosy cafe with an airy and spacious feel. Bread and pastries in the café are baked fresh daily. Whisk Cafe’s food menu is not extensive but there is a very reasonably priced set lunch. Mains include Smoked Duck Croque Monsieur ($15), Roast Beef Sub ($16) and Crab Pasta ($18.90). Read more.

Chope Reservations

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

Tel: +65 62226543

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

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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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 Reservations

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 Reservations

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

Casa Verde Singapore Botanic Gardens - 9
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

Chillas Indian Restaurant - 1
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

Pocoloco Snow City Jurong Singapore - 2
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.

Chope Reservations

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

103 Irrawaddy Rd, #02-08, Singapore 329566


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 Restaurants 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 cafe 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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Mon Bijou

Mon Bijou-27

A restaurant 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


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

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

Canopy Garden Dining Bishan Park

Canopy Garden Dining & Bar | Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park
Brunch in the Garden at Canopy

Canopy Garden Dining is a beautifully designed restaurant with a canopy roof and full height windows which allow a good dose of natural light in and a great view of the surrounding lush greenery. It serves Western brunch and dinner items – such Mushroom Burger ($15), Hawaiian Pizza ($17) and Crab Meat Aglio Olio ($19). Read more.

Canopy Garden Dining Bishan Park
1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1,
Bishan Park 2
Singapore 569931

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6556 1533

Opening Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 10.30pm
Friday & Eve of PH: 9am to 11.00pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am to 11.00pm
Public Holiday: 8am to 10.30pm

 Romantic Restaurants

Beast & Butterflies Bar ⋆ M Social Singapore

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  Affordable Chinese Restaurants.

See also TOP Affordable Japanese Restaurants and TOP Cheap & Good Brunch Places

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