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Budget Restaurants in Singapore – where you can get a main course for $15 or less

There are many nice budget restaurants in Singapore, even a few with Michelin Star pedigree. These are the restaurants for everyday eating by ordinary patrons – places where we can fill up on good food without worrying about our bank balances. These are eateries with table service and decent setting and where the food is as satisfying as those in dimly lit restaurants where a bottle of still water can cost more than $10. We share with you our list of budget restaurants in Singapore where we can get a main course for $15 or less.

Budget Restaurants in Downtown Singapore

Kohaku Tempura

This small restaurant in Suntec City essentially serves only just one dish – tempura with either rice or ramen. You can get a substantial bowl of tempura on rice for $15. Read our post Tempura Rice Bowls at Kohaku Tempura Restaurant at Suntec City.

Kohaku Tempura
Eat At 7
3 Temasek Boulevard
#03-311 Suntec City Mall
Singapore 038983

Tel: +65 6333 4386

Opening hours : 11am – 10.30pm (Last Order 10pm)

Nearby Stations: Esplanade, Promenade, City Hall

 Paper Crane Cafe

Paper Crane is an unpretentious cafe hidden within the premises of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) in Waterloo Street. There is no hype. Just a cosy place with good food and beer. Southern Style Fried Chicken ($15) and Beer-battered Fish & Chips ($15) are among the reasonably priced quality items on the menu. Read our review here.

Paper Crane Cafe
96 Waterloo Street
Singapore 187967

Tel : +65 6837 0836

Opening Hours : 11am-10pm – Closed on Sunday

Nearby Stations : Bras Basah, Bugis

Saveur Purvis Street
5 Purvis Street #01-04
Singapore 188584

Tel : +65 6333 3121

Opening Hours: 12pm – 9.30pm

Budget Restaurants in Orchard Road/Scotts Road


Saveur serves French food at affordable prices. You can’t argue with a concept that gives you a reasonable duck confit at $12.90 in the Scotts/Orchard area. Saveur has outlets in Purvis Street and The Cathay. Read our review of Saveur Far East here.

 Saveur Far East
#01-07B Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Singapore 228213

Tel : +65 6736 1121

Opening Hours: 12pm – 9.30pm

Nearby stations: Orchard

Saveur The Cathay
2 Handy Road #01-11/12
Singapore 229233

Tel : +65 6735 1141

Opening Hours: 12pm – 9.30pm

Nearby stations: Dhoby Ghaut

Gyoza Ya

Gyoza Ya is a Japanese restaurant in the basement level of Robinson Orchard at The Hereen. Items on its menu include Gyozas from $4.80 and the signature Jya Jya Men for $6.50. Read about our lunch at Gyoza Ya here.

餃子屋 Gyoza Ya
Robinson Orchard
B1-02A, The Hereen
260 Orchard Road
Singapore 238855

Tel : +65 67375581

Opening Hours : 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Nearby stations: Somerset

Putien Restaurant

Michelin One-Star Restaurant Putien Kitchener Road, which now has many outlets in Singapore, must be regarded as one of the best budget restaurants in Singapore. Their authentic Heng Hwa cuisine remain simple and affordable. Items on the menu include Claypot Chicken in Fermented Red Rice Wine ($14.90), Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychees ($13.90), Putien  Lor Mee ($9.50) and Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon ($9.50). Read about our meal at Putien Restaurant @ Ion here.

Putien Restaurant
2 Orchard Turn,
#04-12, ION Orchard,
Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6509 4296

Nearby Stations: Orchard

Putien Website

Budget Restaurants in Singapore Central

Forgotten Recipe

Forgotten Recipe at Seng Poh Road that is a cool drinking spot in the night. In the day, Forgotten Recipe offers Eurasian dishes such as Beef Smore ($10.90), Pork Vindaloo ($10.90), Chicken Basquaise ($10.90) as well as pastas (from $10.90 to $13.90). Read our post Forgotten Recipe – restaurant in Tiong Bahru featuring Eurasian food.

Forgotten Recipe
3 Seng Poh Road
Singapore 168891
Below Cape Inn Hotel

Tel: 6438 4380

Operating Hours
Tuesday – Sunday:
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday: Closed

Spize Rifle Range

Spize Rifle Range is in a beautiful place with a view of the surrounding Bukit Timah nature reserve. It offers Asian favourites like Lamb Briyani ($13.90) and Hor Fun with Ribeye ($13.90) as well as Western dishes like Honey Glazed Grilled Chicken ($14.90). It has outlets in River Valley and Bedok. Read about our lunch at Spize at Rifle Range here.

Spize Rifle Range
131 Rifle Range Road #03-04
Singapore 588406

Tel: +65 6337 7493

Operating Hours:
Weekdays: 8am to 11pm
Weekends: 8am to 11pm

Budget Restaurant in Singapore North East


Arbite at Serangoon Garden Way is a cosy bistro serving modern European cuisine mixed with Asian culinary elements. Some of their dishes include Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken ($14) and Vegan Lasagne ($15). See our post Express Set Lunch at Arbite.

66A Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555962

Tel: +65 94563807

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri : 1130 – 1500; 1800 – 2230
Sat and PH : 0900 – 2230
Sun : 0900-2200

PocoLoco Ang Mo Kio
408 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-779
Singapore 560408

Tel: +65 8436 3363

Opening Hours :
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 10pm

Social Square Waterway Point
83 Punggol Central
Waterway Point #01-26
Singapore 828761

Tel: +65 6348 7262

Opening Hours :

Sun-Thurs: 11.30am to 10pm
Fri & Sat 11.30am to 10.30pm

Facebook Page

Budget Restaurants in Singapore West

PocoLoco Jurong

PocoLoco is a laid-back restaurant serving decent Italian food with dishes such as Breaded Chicken ($15) as well as pastas and rissoto (from $9 to $15). It has outlets it Jurong, Beach Road and Ang Mo Kio. Read our review of PocoLoco Jurong here.

PocoLoco Jurong
Snow City Level 2
21 Jurong Town Hall Road
Singapore 609433

Opening Hours :
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 10pm

En Sakaba Izakaya

En Sakaba Izakaya and Bistro is where you can get Beef Truffle Carpaccio ($13), Kurobuta Niku No Hoho Yaki ($10) and great lunch deals for $15. It has outlets in JEM and in Orchard Central. Read about our lunch at En Sakaba Izakaya here.

En Sakaba Izakaya
50 Jurong Gateway Road
#01-04 Jem
Singapore 608549

Tel: +65 62620238

Nearby stations: Jurong East

Budget Restaurants in Singapore East

Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe

Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe along East Coast Road is a simple budget restaurant good for a quick bite or nyonya meals. Their Nasi Lemak Set is $10.90 and Peranakan Set is $11.90. Read our post Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe – quick Nyonya bites in the East.

Tok Panjang Peranakan Cafe
392 East Coast Road
Singapore 428992

Tel: +65 9663-3392

Opening Hours:
9 am to 9 pm Tuesday to Sunday
closed on Monday

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Social Square Parkway Parade

Social Square has an extensive menu featuring Western and Asian cuisines with dishes such as Kurobuta Potato Korroke Curry Rice ($14.80) and Bibimbap Diced Salmon ($13.80). Social Square has outlets at Parkway Parade and Waterway Point. Read about of lunch at Social Square Parkway Parade here.

Social Square Parkway Parade
80 Marine Parade Road
Parkway Parade #03-26
Singapore 449269

Tel: +65 6348 7262

Facebook Page

Spize Bedok
336 Bedok Road
Singapore 469512

Tel: +65 6734 9194

Operating Hours:
Weekdays: 12pm to 2am
Weekends: 12pm to 3am

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