30 Under $30 - Cheap and Good Restaurants in Singapore
When it comes to eating out at restaurants, we don't always need the excuse of a weekend or special occasion to spend on a more luxurious meal. Even at affordable, pocket-friendly prices, we can enjoy a quality meal so delicious that it is worth our every penny.
All you need is a list of cheap and good restaurants in Singapore for your next dine-in experience. In this guide, we’ve got you covered with 30 under $30 options. No more deliberating over which restaurant to visit when you’re on a budget, select from our list and we guarantee you an extraordinary dining experience, wherever you may be.
6 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore (039594) Map
Offering up a smorgasbord of delectables that are sure to make your mouth water, Bangkok Jam expertly tempers classic Thai spices. Savour an explosion of flavours from dishes like Tod Mun Pla and Tom Yum Goong. End off your meal with the crowd pleaser - Mango Sticky Rice.
1 Kim Seng Promenade
Great World City
Singapore (237994) Map
Indulge in the rich flavors of Crystal Jade Kitchen, where you can find your favourite Cantonese Hong Kong dishes. Satiate with a line up of piping hot Dim sums, velvety Hong Kong Congees and Noodles, Roasted Delicacies, and heavenly Wok dishes with loved ones in a relaxed setting.
48 Peck Seah Street
Singapore (079317) Map
Let Fat Prince show you a whole new world of Middle Eastern flavours, shining, shimmering and splendid. Enjoy their unconventional kebabs like Spring Pea Falafel Kebab and signature Koktails, sure to tickle your taste buds. Their Gimlet Aboard or Laced Negroni are sure hits!
Set Lunch Menu, A La Carte Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu
39 Tanjong Pagar Road
Singapore (088462) Map
Coffee connoisseurs rejoice, as Five Oars Coffee Roasters serves tantalising house blends and an excellent selection of bottled sodas, craft beers, and juices. Feeling hungry? Order their splendid cafe fare with dishes like Five Oars Breakfast, both delicious and aesthetically pleasing.
15 Stamford Road
Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski
Singapore (178906) Map
Frieda is a casual dining German restaurant, ideal for an affordable lunch or dinner with a friend. With all its sinfully decadent offerings, you can’t go wrong with the Traditional “Wiener Schnitzel”, crispy Pork Knuckle, succulent Veal Schnitzel, or the deliciously savoury Pretzel Dumplings.
Set Lunch Menu, A la Carte Menu
19 Boon Tat Street
Singapore (069619) Map
In the switch dining enclave of Telok Ayer lies a funky Modern-European restaurant - fȳr. Occasional Asian elements punch up the flavours here in its selection of small plates and smoky grilled mains. Savour treats like Iberico Pork Secreto, Freshwater Prawns, Duck Foie Gras, Prime Ribeye, and more.
Set Lunch Menu, Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu
142 Arab Street
Singapore (199828) Map
Grill Ninety Nine serves fine western cuisine that is mostly homemade and prepared with passion from our top-notch chef using halal-certified ingredients. Give their Crispy Crab Cakes, Angus Beef Ribs, Rotisserie Chicken, and Lamb Shank a shot for a hearty, affordable western meal.
8 Trengganu Street
Singapore (058462) Map
From intense Mala broth to familiar flavours like Laksa, Tom Yum, and Chicken, Hai Xian Lao has something for everyone. Perfect for pocket-friendly diners who love a good feast, sink into their wide variety of fresh, premium ingredients like Kurobuta Pork Belly, US Wagyu Beef Striploin, and a whole range of live seafood.
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9 Raffles Place
Singapore (048619) Map
At HANS IM GLÜCK German Burgergrill, drool-worthy, affordable burgers are the name of the game. Enjoy a wide array of burgers well suited for every eater. Vegans and vegetarians won’t feel left out either as they may opt for low-carb “naked” burgers where the buns are substituted with lettuce and vegetables.
17/19 Cuppage Road
Singapore (229450) Map
At Harry’s, the music is always on point and the food’s always comforting. Start off with light bites like Laksa Popcorn Chicken and Otah Toasties. For mains, the Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Curried Lamb Shank, or tender Beef Rendang, served with fragrant basmati rice are classic choices.
30 Victoria Street
Singapore (187996) Map
Nestled in the gorgeous and historic CHIJMES, IndoChine offers a peek into the lesser-known facets of Indo-Chinese cuisine. Start by whetting your appetite with a light salad like Pomelo & Tiger Prawn Salad. Meat lovers are sure to love the Garlic and Pepper Poached Prime Beef, a dish not for the faint of heart.
75 Amoy Street
Singapore (069894) Map
Kiyoshi Japanese Restaurant specialises in Inaniwa udon, hand-stretched for that great bite. With the main focus in providing light and wholesome dishes, try a hefty selection of chilled and warm udon. Love Japanese curry rice? Try it with udon — the Pork Katsu Curry Udon is our top pick.
252 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Shopping Centre
Singapore (179103) Map
Koji Sushi Bar is a trendy, casual yet affordable Japanese sushi and sashimi-only joint with a simple menu focusing on quality fresh sea produce. Committed to using Japan-produced rice and charcoal-filtered water to achieve the best tasting sushi, you’re in for a deliciously good time.
6 Scotts Road
Singapore (228209) Map
PizzaExpress has over 550 restaurants across 15 countries worldwide, serving signature favourites like Dough Balls, Calabrese, and much more. Diners can expect classic yet affordable dishes core to the PizzaExpress brand, as well as the introduction of localized specials to keep the menu fresh and exciting for pizza lovers.
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501 Orchard Road
Singapore (238880) Map
If you’re looking for a place to rest after shopping or have some late-night drinks with friends, Privé’s breezy alfresco terrace is your perfect refuge. Tuck into mains like Pulled Pork Knuckle Burger or Chilli & Lime Salmon. Don’t forget to enjoy the daily happy hour promotion on selected house pours between 5 to 8pm.
7 Wallich Street
Tanjong Pagar Centre
Singapore (078884) Map
If you’re a fan of Soontofu Stew, this affordable place cannot be missed! At SBCD Korean Tofu House, customise your Soontofu Stew to your desired spice level. Head down to try their beloved classic delights like Spicy Baby Octopus and L.A. Galbi, served the Korean way in hot stone bowls.
201 Victoria Street
Singapore (188067) Map
If you’re looking for a place offering sukiyaki and shabu shabu at crazy affordable prices, then Suki-Ya’s your best bet. Choose from five exciting types of soup bases to complement the quality meats and explore their wide variety of fresh vegetables to round up your meal with some greens.
277 Orchard Road
Singapore (238858) Map
Unlike many places where the décor far outstrips the food, Supply & Demand keeps the standards high for their many cheap yet delicious offerings. The menu is robust and boasts a wide variety of Italian favourites like cichetti, pasta, risotto, and pizza. Try out their Southeast Asian-inspired dishes to satisfy your Asian taste buds.
Menu, Executive Lunch Menu
1 Harbourfront Walk
Singapore (098585) Map
Say hola to the bright and festive flavours of Spanish cuisine with Tapas Club, a sleek and sophisticated eatery that offers cold-cut platters and many other yummy bites like the heavenly Croquetas De Setas. Gorge yourself on many paellas available like the Arroz Negro.
Food Menu, Set Lunch Menu
2 Orchard Turn
Singapore (238801) Map
Beyond afternoon tea, The Marmalade Pantry is perfect for a pocket-friendly meal, serving up beautiful plates of comfort food with a distinct modern-European meets Asian sensibility. Nothing says indulgence like their Truffle Beef Burger. For a lighter meal, go for their Caesar and Kale Salad.
A La Carte Menu, Brunch Menu
60 Robertson Quay
Singapore (238252) Map
At Three Buns Quayside, the burgers are decadent and a definite must-try. Made from scratch using only premium European cheese, in-house sauces, and two cuts of grass-fed Australian beef for the patties, sink your teeth into exclusive yet cheap creations like the Bun DMC, Red Man Burger, and TiNDLE burgers.
3A River Valley Road
Block A, Clarke Quay
Singapore (179020) Map
Chic, minimalist, and cosy, Tomo Izakaya captures the essence of a traditional izakaya while injecting youthful fun in both the restaurant's decor and food. Enjoy affordable small plate dishes such as yakitori, sushi, and karaage. For something light and more refreshing, have a bowl of Japanese-style porridge called Ochazuke.
10 Siloso Beach Walk
Singapore (098995) Map
Pizza lovers, rejoice! Trapizza showcases the best of Italian comfort food with their affordable yet popular handmade thin-crust pizzas, topped with fresh ingredients and perfectly baked. Other classic favourites include the Trapizza Linguine and Siloso Prawn Salad.
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City Mall, Eat at Seven
Singapore (038983) Map
Revel in delight as you watch Una Una’s Unagi chefs cook up your favourite unagi cuisines over a charcoal grill. Slathered with their in-house sweet & savoury tare and grilled over hot charcoal, savour soft and tender Unagi in different styles, or pair them with your favourite sake at Una Una.
281 Holland Avenue
Singapore (278996) Map
A perfect mix of hip and family-friendly, Vatos Cantina Holland Village serves up affordable yet excellent Korean-Mexican fusion cuisine. Seafood lovers would be thrilled by the deliciously crispy Fish Tacos or the zesty Chilli Lime Prawn Tacos. A must-try dish for everyone would be the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls.
Food Menu, Brunch Menu
2 Orchard Turn
#03-22 & #03-28/29
Singapore (238801) Map
Serving traditional Nyonya dishes, Violet Oon invites you to experience the unique flavours of Peranakan cuisine. Although you won’t go wrong by exploring the “Nyonya Favourites” like Garam Assam Fish and Beef Rendang, try their western offerings like Shepherd’s Pie for something different.
Breakfast Menu, Lunch & Dinner Menu
5 Straits View
Singapore (018935) Map
Popular amongst students, Waa Cow is known for its premium yet wallet-friendly donburis made from quality ingredients. You can’t go wrong with their Aburi Wagyu Beef Don, Truffle Beef Don, or Mentaiko Salmon Don. Feeling fancy? Opt for their beef sushi with different flavour profiles.
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65 Maude Road
Singapore (208347) Map
For mouth-watering Chinese food that's packed with plenty of local flavour and an exceptional bowl of lobster porridge, Wan He Lou is the spot for affordable yet premium Chinese fare. There's also plenty more offered, from poultry dishes like Seven Spice Pork Choplets to local staples like Braised Yee Fu Noodles.
A La Carte Menu