Singapore is a food paradise, but a good meal often doesn’t come cheap. Especially if you’re in the heart of town!
Looking for a budget option? We’ve sussed out the most affordable casual dining spots along Orchard Road for you.
We never thought Italian and Japanese cuisines could go together but this cafe does exactly that – and rather ingeniously too.
Grilled pork, salmon and chicken dishes are priced below $10, pastas range from $3.90-$8.90, pizzas at $7.90 and baked rice from $4.90-$5.90. There are also weekday lunch deals, all priced below $10.
#B2-11 Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858
NEXT: Kushi Kushi Japanese Kushiyaki →
‘Kushiyaki’ refers to grill skewered food, made up of seafood, poultry or vegetables.
At this takeaway kiosk, find affordable bento box sets, comprising rice and skewers cooked either with natural seasoning ingredients or with a specially-blended house sauce.
#B3-45 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895
NEXT: Hainanese Delicacy →
This hole-in-the-wall Hainanese Chicken Rice eatery in Far East Plaza has been around for years – and that says something. You’ll spend far less than $10 for a meal here, and you’ll leave very satisfied too.
#05-116 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228213
NEXT: Gyoza-Ya →
Gyoza-Ya serves unique variations of freshly-made gyoza (Japanese dumplings) priced between $4.80 and $9.30. Dishes like the seafood ramen ($9.80) and Japanese garlic fried rice ($5.80) are very affordable too.
Gyoza-Ya has three outlets in Orchard – at #B1-02A Robinsons Orchard, #B1-43 The Paragon and #B4-56 ION Orchard.
NEXT: Rang Mang Shokudo →
Here, Japanese Fried Chicken is marinated in buttermilk for 6 hours, yielding a crispy exterior that yields succulent meat within.
A small set meal of chicken – pick from Teriyaki Mayo, Sweet Chili, and more than 10 other flavours – and healthy 16-grain rice will only set you back by $9.
#04-54 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
NEXT: Astons Specialties →
No-frills Western food is the order of the day here.
Most of the grilled chicken dishes are priced at $9.90 – each includes two side dishes too. Or, all spaghetti options cost below $10 and even include a soup of the day.
#03-04 *Scape, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
NEXT: Fisherios Fish N Chips →
Not many people venture to the very end of Takashimaya’s food basement, where this hidden gem lies.
Breaded fish & chips are $7.90 and beer-battered fish & chips cost a dollar more. The portions are big too so you definitely won’t go back to work hungry.
#B204-4-2, Ngee Ann City, Takashimaya Food Hall, 391A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873
NEXT: Riverside Indonesian BBQ →
This no-frilled Thai restaurant may be in a slightly seedy location (Also, what’s up with its name?), but the food is anything but. Rice and noodle dishes are priced at about $6; the thick, flavourful Green Curry Chicken ($10) comes in a generous portion.
#03-23 Orchard Towers, 400 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238875
NEXT: Saizeriya Restorante E Caffe →
By Balvinder Sandhu, HerWorldPlus, June 2016
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