While we can now eat out, we are reminded that masks must be worn at all times when dining out except when one is eating or drinking. So there may still be good reasons to eat in the comfort of home. A bento box is a convenient way to enjoy restaurant food at home. We share the TOP Affordable Bento for Takeaway/Delivery which we have tried.
Traditionally, bento is a home-packed meal, usually in a special box with separate compartments, to take to school or to work. In modern Singapore, things have been turned around. We now go to the restaurants to buy a bento meal to take home. There is a wide range of restaurants offering a variety of complete meals in conveniently packed bento for takeaway/delivery – ranging from hawkerfare and dim sum meal to Italian pasta and Middle Eastern cuisine.
We list a few restaurants with affordable bento sets which we had tried. We provide links to our posts where you can read more about our meals and see photos of the food.
Wan Hao Bento – $15
The Wan Hao Chinese restaurant at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, highly regarded for their up-market Cantonese cuisine, offers good down-to-earth bento boxes for takeaway from just $15 nett. Read more.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Level 3, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road
InterContinental Singapore Takeaway Bento – $13
InterContinental Singapore, the 5 star hotel at Bugis junction, houses the contemporary Cantonese restaurant Man Fu Yuan; European brasserie Ash & Elm; and The Lobby Lounge which offers afternoon tea and cocktails. Their competitively priced Bento Delights at $13 allows us to enjoy a very good meal at home. Read more.
InterContinental Singapore Shoppe
80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 68251008
TungLok Seafood Bento – $12.90
TungLok Seafood is regarded as one of the best Chinese restaurants with Singapore-style seafood. Their Bento Sets, priced at below $13, will not disappoint. Read more.
TungLok Seafood PLQ
Paya Lebar Quarter, #03-09/10,
10 Paya Lebar Road
Tel : +65 6909 8933
The Arena Country Club
Pistachio Middle Eastern Bento – $12.80
Pistachio Grill is a Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant which also offers simple Middle Eastern food takeaway meals. Read more.
#02-04/05 Wheelock Place
501 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6262 6400
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sawadee Thai Cuisine Takeaway Bento – $12.50
The menu of Sawadee Thai Cuisine covers most of the Thai dishes you would expect to find in Singapore. In addition to the regular a la carte items, they also have special bentos from $12.50. Read more.
Sawadee Thai Cuisine
9 Tan Quee Lan Street, TQL Suites #01-01
Tel: +65 6238 6833
Tomi Sushi Bento – $12
Founded in Niigata in 1954, Tomi Sushi prides itself in serving good food with quality ingredients. Tomi Sushi Takeaway Menu offers sushi, rice bowls and bento sets starting from $12.
Tomi Sushi Katong V
30 East Coast Road
#02-14/15/16 Katong V
Tel: +65 6348-7897
9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-12/13 Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
238 Thomson Rd, #02 – 76 / 77, Singapore 307683
Hawkermasn Bento – $11.90
Hawkerman is a trendy casual diner serving popular hawker fare – from fried chicken and nasi lemak to Hokkien noodles and popiah. New bento sets starting from $9.90 are also available for takeaway and delivery. Read more.
SingPost Centre #B1-128
10 Eunos Road 8
Hawkerman Seletar Mall
33 Sengkang West Ave, #02-14/15/16
OmoOmo Bento – $11.90
OmoOmo fuses Korean and Japanese flavours and cooking techniques with other cuisines to create interesting noodle and rice bowls. Their bento sets offer a good meal at a good price. Read more.
OmoOmo Food Concepts Kallang Wave
1 Stadium Place
Kallang Wave Mall, #01-40
Tel: +65 6702 1835
Jumbo Seafood Bento – $10.80
Jumbo Seafood Dempsey Bento Box meals are probably the most affordable takeaway food from this seafood restaurant. Priced at $10.80 or $12.80 it is the kind of simple lunch that are suitable for ordinary patrons. Read more.
Jumbo Seafood Dempsey
Block 11 Dempsey Road #01-16
Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249673
Tel : +65 6479-3435
Fresh Fruits Lab Bento – $8.90
Fresh Fruits Lab takeaway bentos starting from $8.90 is a wallet-friendly deal and we found their food to be very enjoyable. Read more.
Fresh Fruits Lab
351 Changi Road
Tel: +65 6677 6741
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