TOP Affordable Restaurants in Singapore 2020

It may be more blessed to give than to receive, but if you are giving out more hongbaos than you are receiving the dining out budget may have to be trimmed. Fortunately, there are more than a few affordable restaurants in Singapore. Our TOP Affordable Restaurants in Singapore 2020 list 20 restaurants in Singapore where one can have a meal for less than $20.20. In compiling this list, we have only included restaurants we have patronised which has a reasonably nice ambience, good food and pleasant service, i.e. affordable and nice restaurants which we are happy to make repeat visits.

Casa Verde Singapore Botanic Gardens
Casa Verde Singapore Botanic Gardens

Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ list of Affordable Restaurants in Singapore 2020 where a person can get a main course for $20 or less.

5 Senses Bistro

5 Senses Bistro Star Vista is run by a group of young entrepreneurs that love exploring new cooking techniques and ingredients. It delivers on it promise to “leave an impression on our customer’s 5 Senses from visual to smell”. Affordable mains include crisp-skin Norwegian salmon ($16.90) and Ibericao Pork Ribeye steak ($18.90). Read more.

Chope Reservations

5 Senses Bistro
1 Vista Exchange Green
#02-21 The Star Vista
Singapore 138617

Opening Hours: 11am-9pm

Nearby MRT Station: Buona Vista


Columbus Coffee Co

Columbus Coffee Co is a spacious cafe along Upper Thomson Road, where you bring a laptop and laze away the hot afternoon in air-conditioned comfort. It is also a stylish place where you can have an affordable dinner. A fried chicken burger is $18 and a cereal prawn pasta is $19.

Columbus Coffee Co.
220 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574352

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sat: 9am-10pm
Sun: 9am-7pm
Closed Monday

Nearby MRT Station: Marymount

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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


Hans im Glück

Hans im Glück Singapore
Brunch at hans im glück Singapore

Hans im Glück is one of the several affordable restaurants in Singapore that can be found in the prime shopping district and in CBD. It offers 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 (Delivery)

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

Maddie's Kitchen
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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New Ubin Seafood

New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES
New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES

New Ubin Seafood is another affordable restaurants in Singapore in a prime central location. 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


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


NY Night Market also has outlets at

313 Somerset
#01-29 313@Somerset
313 Orchard Road
Singapore 238895

Vivo City
1 Harbourfront Walk,
Vivocity #01-116
Singapore 098585

Saboten Millenia Walk

Saboten Curry

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


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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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



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 visits to Collin’s here and 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

Collin’s Gastro Dining at PLQ
PLQ Mall #B1-01
10 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409057

Tel: +6569702195

Opening Hours: 10 am – 11 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Paya Lebar

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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’s decor is quite basic but the food is good and service is 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

Tel: +65 62548650

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 Ragu Alla Bolognese ($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

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.

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