Having trouble finding affordable food in Singapore? Check out this list of cheap restaurants!
Singapore is undoubtedly one of the most expensive cities in the world. But if you look closely at our nooks and crannies, we're actually quite accessible. From exploring the city on a budget to fun and free activities, there's something for everyone. To help you make the most of your hard-earned money and broaden your horizons beyond fast food and street food, we've put together a list of cheap restaurants in Singapore. Check out these veggie sandwiches, amazing burgers and other sophisticated meals for under $15 (disclaimer: we assume this is one meal per person).
Best Affordable Restaurants in Singapore
1. Typhoon Cafe
We love Taiwanese food, so finding food under $15 is a dream for us. Typhoon Café brings a Taiwanese flair to our shores with its casual, unpretentious fare. You can purchase Lu Rou Rice Bowls, Lu Rou Mian Dumplings, Mee Sua and La Mian at deliciously affordable prices. Or opt for dim sum baskets to share with a group and with sides for under $5.
Typhoon Cafe, #04-63/67, Plaza Singaporea, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
2. Type Pasta Bar
You can find fresh, handmade pasta at Type Pasta Bar. This popular halal concept prepares Its make your own pasta from scratch every day, so say goodbye to dried spaghetti and bottled pasta sauce. The house specialties cost just over $15, but if you want to stay below that, you can make your own pasta for as little as $9.90. Choose from a combination of delicious toppings such as caramelized sun-dried tomatoes and black fish caviar!
Tipo Pasta Bar, 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753
3. Regular burgers
Don't give up your love for burgers just because you're on a budget. Ordinary Burgers is here to save the day (and your bank account). This burger restaurant prepares delicious specialties at moderate prices. You'll find burger options ranging from chicken, beef, fish and shrimp to vegetarian options like Portobello mushrooms and Impossible Beef Burgers.
Regular Burgers, B1-K10/K11, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
4. Blu Jaz Café
A place that needs no introduction, Blu Jaz Café has established itself as the favorite destination for jazz connoisseurs and trendy bar-goers looking for good live music and drinks . But what you may not know is that it serves a wide variety of dishes at affordable prices. Yes, you can eat seafood like Mee Goreng, Carbonara and Fish and Chips for just under $15.
Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848
5. Guzmán y Gómez
Looking for delicious Mexican food on a budget? Guzmán y Gómez is the best option, with prices probably cheaper than preparing your own food at home. You can choose the style of your meal from burritos, bowls, nachos, tacos and even enchiladas. Choose from proteins like chicken, pork, beef and even tofu. For most dishes, you can get substantial portions for under $15, which we think is a great deal.
Guzman and Gomez, several locations including Guoco Tower and Ion Orchard
6. Korean Food Kim Dae Mun
Thanks to Korean Food Kim Dae Mun, we can satisfy our craving for K-drama without spending a fortune. This is not a flashy Korean restaurant with fancy creations and pretentious menu items. Expect only simple, authentic Korean dishes like kimchi soup, bean paste soup, grilled pork, and bibimbap. Many of the menu items cost an average of US$10.
Kim Dae Mun Korea Food, #01-03D, Concorde Shopping Mall, 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840
7. TingKat PeraMakan
Peranakan food isn't necessarily cheap, but here you can satisfy your cravings without breaking your budget. This affordable Singapore restaurant offers customized menus with a choice of main dishes, two sides, drinks and dessert. Some sets can cost just over $15, but given the amount of dishes you get, we think it's worth it.
TingKat PeraMakan, various locations including Owen Road and Marina Square
8. Poke Theory
A healthy meal doesn't have to cost a lot and this place proves it. Completely customize your plate with a wide variety of fresh vegetables to fill you up. It's a great way to eat your colors! Top it all off with your choice of salmon, tuna, chicken or tempeh in a variety of flavors. And instead of Japanese sushi rice or crispy romaine lettuce, you can also replace the base with walnuts, lemon and herbed quinoa. All of this will cost you $12.90 for the light bowl, but we don't mind spending a little more than budget for the regular bowl with extra toppings.
Poke Theory, more locations including Novena Square and 111 Somerset
Vegans can enjoy frugally at the first 100% plant-based burger joint. With delicious burgers in classic local flavors like the Mushroom Burger, Smoked BBQ ($11.90) and Grilled Satay, you'll be doing your wallet and the planet a favor when you dine here.
VeganBurg, 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502
If sammies are your favorite food, choose Rebel. Inspired by the Vietnamese Banh Mi, this affordable restaurant offers creations that revisit this classic sandwich concept. The bread has a crunchy exterior, but is soft in the center and full of delicious toppings that will satisfy your appetite. And the best part is that most sandwiches cost well under $15.
Rebel, Chinatown Point, 47 Neil Road, Singapore 088827