Top 8 Tasty Yet Affordable Restaurants in Singapore

Top 8 Tasty Yet Affordable Restaurants in Singapore

Eating out these days could mean breaking the bank for several people. After all, good experiences might sometimes require going deep into your pockets. But things don’t always be an equivalent everywhere. In Singapore, you will get the foremost delicious cuisines and therefore the finest dining experiences all while ensuring you are not taxing your wallet, as this city is flooded with restaurants that serve to satisfy the high standards of local mass’s and visitors taste buds at reasonable prices that may keep your stomach and wallet happy.

From the most popular delicious cuisines to the best local food experiences. Here are my top picks for the best yet affordable restaurants in Singapore.

1. Food For Thought

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Located near the national museum of Singapore, Food For Thought is convenient and not to mention one of the most visited historical food centres. This restaurant serves the best cheap food while giving the historical vibes of Singaporean ancient history. Having a delicious breakfast with a tropical fruit yoghurt bowl, basic works, and burgers before heading to an adventurous museum tour is a must thing for local visitors.

Address: 93 Stamford Road, #01-04/05, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore

Menu: Cinnamon french toast and cheese pancakes for brunch, lemon-dill fish and chips, grilled tofu quinoa are the mains with the juicy classic beef burger being their hot selling item.

Opening hours: 10am-7pm

My take on Food for Thought: I had the delightful experience of their topical fruit yogurt bowl with an ambient view at a reasonable price, their burgers are a must-try if you are visiting this philosophical place. Definitely won‘t take long to visit again.

2. Meat Smith: The Full Metal Smokehouse

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If you are in the mood to eat sophisticated yet gourmet that isn’t going to leave your wallet in the grave, Meat Smith is the place for you. As the name says itself, this place is all about serving meat including brisket, sausage, and ribs as their speciality. They have a versatile range of international wines and craft beers pairing with every dish to guarantee the best BBQ experience.

Address: 67/169 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068620

Menu: BBQ Corn, Beef Brisket, Bone in Short Rib, Brisket Spring Rolls, Home Fries, Memphis Rub Pork Ribs, Pastrami Burnt Ends, Pork Mac & Cheese, Pork Ribs, Whole Smoked Suckling Pig

Opening hours: 11:30am-11:45pm

My take on Meat Smith : Before the lockdown I went to meat smith with a my colleague and I must say their prepared meat order was so juicy and spicy that I couldn‘t stop eating. Oh well that’s because I’m a big fan of spicy. The food quality deserves pricing as the service is also warm and efficient.

3. Tian Tian, Maxwell Food Centre, Chinatown

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Anyone on the hunt for all-rounder eats in Singapore would have definitely come across Maxwell food centre. Maxwell Food Centre is the most versatile and convenient hawker centre known for its different varieties of local delights, delicious but cheap food in Singapore. Plattering traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice with smoothies. But I got mine with soursop.

Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore

Menu: Tian Tian Chicken Rice, chicken drumstick rice, beansprouts with cuttlefish, claws, and wings.

Opening hours: 8am-10pm

My take on Tian Tian, Maxwell food centre: Lucky me when I reached I did not queue that long. I had the chicken rice with a steamed chicken wing. The chicken slice a bit thick for my like. The rice was well seasoned. Price above average.

4. Makansutra Gluttons Bay

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Esplanade is an iconic performing arts centre in Singapore surrounded by food streets. It is a common spot for food-enthusiasts and tourists featuring affordable deals. This place is the best recommendation for first-time tourists and party-goers who are hunting for a quick bite.

Address: 8 Raffles Ave #01-15, Singapore

Menu: Sambal Stingray, chicken wings, seafood, carrot cake, satay, chicken rice, egg omelette, crabs, and oysters.

Opening hours: 5pm-2am

My take on Makansutra Gluttons Bay: Who won‘t enjoy a beautiful marine bay view with a plate of their favourite seafood? Hands down the best seafood they offer with friendly and professional services. I ate at this reasonably priced hawker food centre with my family and packed their delicious oysters on my way back home.

5. Ya Kun Kaya

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The household of ya kun kaya has established many branches at different places in Singapore but my favorite one is situated in the heart of Chinatown, serving local breakfast for the crowd that sit out and enjoy the delicious food every morning at the shady terrace of this place. Presenting with a cup of coffee and a plate of toast filled with kaya coconut jam, two half-cooked eggs is a way of starting their day.

Address: 101 Thomson Road #B1-38 United Square Shopping Mall Singapore 307591

Menu: Cheese Balls. Kaya Balls. Kaya Butter Crackers, Soft Boiled Eggs.

Opening hours: 7:30am-7:30pm

My take on Ya Kun Kaya : My daily go-to breakfast has been half-boiled eggs and kaya toasts. I can not rave about their Nasi lemak enough as it is my number one favourite. No wonder the restaurant was crowded even on a Wednesday night. Their staff being so friendly is an added bonus.

6. Bricklane

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Bricklane is a picturesque place located in the heart of SMU campus that serves a dual purpose by being a restaurant at day time and a bar by night. It is also very convenient for students of Li Ka Shing library to stop by for a quick bite of healthy protein bowls after their study sessions.

Address: 70 Stamford Road #01-22, Li Ka Shing Library Building, Singapore

Menu: Brown Rice and Chicken, soju, red wine pulpoloco sangria, mexican drumlets, and popcorn chicken with huge range of beer and liquor.

Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 12am

My take on bricklane : I have been there for lunch and drinks after hearing raving compliments from my friends. The bowl I ordered was customisable and I left the place with full stomach and wallet. I would definitely recommend this place for chilling and casual hang-outs.

7. NY night market

Combining inspiration from cosmopolitan New York and the glittering night markets of Seoul, NY Night Market is a gift from Korean cuisine. Fusing a wide array of local treats and cheap food in Singapore, this place never gets short of options.

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-29, 313@Somerset, Singapore

Menu: Baguette loaded with bulgogi beef, shredded cheese, assorted vegetables, Cream the Curry, Finger Steak with homemade gorgonzola butter, and Waterfall Cheese Shrimp

Opening Hours: 8am – 11pm

My take on NY Night Market: I stumbled across this place quite by accident after wandering around orchard road and I am so glad I did. Not exaggerating but this place serves the best steak, and the sauce was the cherry on top.

8. Newton Circus Food Centre

Newton Food Centre is located right by Newton MRT station. This food centre promises more than just delicious food but also a local flair that ensures to excite any foodie. the food centre serves up one of the most fulfilling and mouth-watering oyster omelettes, BBQ chicken wings, beers, and the list goes on.

Address: 500 Clemenceau Avenue North, Singapore

Menu: Hup Kee Fried Oyster Omelette, minced meat noodles, hajah monah chicken, bee heng popiah, cold and hot dessert, and guan kee grilled seafood.

Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm to 2am except on public holidays

My take on Newton Circus Food Centre: As seen on “Crazy Rich Asians” I went there with the lively company. This food centre is all well-maintained and clean providing the tastiest food. I super love the stingray, and the taste of fried carrot cake is my like. Their service and food are off the charts.

Above mentioned restaurants and food centres sum up all the tasty yet affordable places to try without any regrets. If one wishes to enjoy Singapore to the best of its abilities you must know where to start your search from. Being round the clock foodie myself, choosing the budget-friendly restaurant was a task for me but this city does not disappoint me. Drop a comment down and let us know about your favourite dine out place.

My take on above restaurants are not sponsored and solely experienced by me.

You might want to check out: A Quick Guide To The Top 5 Signature Singapore Mooncakes for 2020

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Rehan Jamshed
Rehan Jamshed
8 months ago

That was an amazing read.

Rehan Jamshed
Rehan Jamshed
8 months ago

Delivered exactly what I needed. And thanks for putting the links with it, made it a lot easier for me to navigate my desired places. Looking forward to more. It was a worthy read, keep the content coming.

Little Pinggo
8 months ago
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8 months ago

Wow, all of these places look amazing.
Very nicely written!

Little Pinggo
8 months ago
Reply to  John

Thank you!!

Zoya Chettri
Zoya Chettri
8 months ago

It was a really detailed list. It’ll really help me select the best restaurants now.

8 months ago

This blog is just perfect to know all the details about restaurants in Singapore, will surely visit them soon, thankyou.

8 months ago

What an amazing blog with prolong details about these places. I visited meat smith once and found exactly what you explained.

Little Pinggo
8 months ago
Reply to  Tiong

Oh wow that’s great!