Struggling to find a restaurant dishing out amazing food at wallet-friendly prices in Singapore? Here’s a list of 9 budget-friendly restaurants we love! Check out these vegetarian-friendly bites, great burgers, and other top-notch meals under $10 that will get you more bang for your buck.
Affordable Restaurants With Meals Under $10 Islandwide
1. Guzman Y Gomez
A well-known casual dining eatery in Singapore where you can indulge in Mexican eats such as burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and tacos, you can be sure to spot a Guzman Y Gomez outlet anywhere in town. Great for takeaways, the dishes are all made to order with fresh and quality ingredients that will afford you a yummy yet healthy meal.
Offerings include Burritos ($7.90/10.90), Burrito Bowls ($10.90), Nachos ($13.50), Quesadillas (2 for $8.50, 3 for $10.90), and Tacos (2 for $8.50, 3 for $11.50). Be sure to check out their $3 tacos. Putting their own signature spin on this beloved Mexican classic, these chipotle-seasoned hard-shell tacos are filled with Australian minced beef, shredded iceberg lettuce, and Australian Jack cheese.
Tempted to satisfy your Mexican food cravings? Pop by any of its 16 outlets islandwide today to enjoy delicious Mexican food on a budget!
Address: Multiple outlets islandwide – https://www.gyg.com.sg/find-us
Opening Hours: Varies at different outlets
2. Dumpling Darlings
A F&B venture by the same folks behind Lola’s Cafe, Dumpling Darlings is a small and cosy space tucked within the CBD area that features a concise menu consisting of six savoury dumplings, one dessert dumpling, and three noodles.
Small but satisfying, this spot is an affordable and yummy place to fill up on Asian fusion flavours. Opt for a quick one-dish meal with the Braised Pork Noodles that will only set you back $6++. Topped with seaweed flakes, shallots and two complimentary Japanese-styled runny eggs, the springy egg noodles are well-seasoned with a fragrant bacon and soy sauce seasoning.
Noodle fans can also opt for the two other noodle options on the menu which you can enjoy for less than $10 as well. Choices include the Miso Mushroom Noodles ($5++) and Sichuan Pork Noodles ($6++).
The star of the show at Dumpling Darlings is without a doubt, the dumplings. Served in as many as six different variations, diners can look forward to choices such as The Original, Veggie Mandu, Momo Curry, Fried Pierogi, Smoked Duck and Spicy Sichuan.
The juicy Spicy Sichuan dumplings are a huge hit among the lunch crowd. Presented as boiled pockets of minced pork collar, Chinese cabbage and ginger soy sauce, they make for a wonderful mid-day snack when savoured on its own. Prices of the dumplings range from $7++ to $8++ for five pieces if you get them a la carte.
Check out Dumpling Darlings for delicious dumplings that won’t break the bank the next time you swing by the CBD!
Address: Amoy St, #44, 069870 & 86 Circular Rd, Singapore 049438
- Mondays to Thursdays, 11 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10 pm,
- Fridays & Saturdays, 11 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 11 pm
3. Ordinary Burgers
Buttermilk chicken and juicy beef burgers under $6.50? Yes, they do exist. Ordinary Burgers serves up mouthwatering, affordable burgers that are anything but ordinary!
With an aim to provide fast and satisfying meals that do not compromise on quality, Ordinary burgers no-frills burgers are honest dishes that taste as good as they look.
For those who love burgers filled with meaty bites of beef, the Ordinary Classic ($6.40) should be your go-to order. Made up of all the must-haves you would find in a traditional beef burger minus the hefty price tag, the beef patty was remarkably thick and clearly fresh with lettuce, tomato, cheese and a house-made sauce decorating the delicious burger.
Pair with a side of Onion Rings ($2.80) to enjoy a hearty fast-food meal for just under $10!
Don’t give up on your love for burgers just because you’re on a budget. Ordinary Burgers is here to save the day (and your bank account). Drop by any of their outlets for a satisfying bite.
- 180 Kitchener Road, #B1-K10/K11,
- K13 City Square Mall, 208539,
- 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #3, Singapore 569933
- 1 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, #01-25 One Kent Ridge (NUH, Singapore 119082)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
4. Moc Quan
If stuffed sandwiches are your thing, Moc Quan is the place for you to fill up on Vietnamese banh mi in interesting meat and bread combinations. Dishing out budget-friendly eats that ranges from classics such as the Banh Mi Thit ($7.90) to modern vegetarian renditions such as the Banh Mi Op La ($6.90) which comes loaded with eggs and an assortment of vegetables, these tasty stuffed bread make for an affordable great one-dish meal for less than $10 each.
Try out these rich and flavourful crusty baguettes packed with delicious pickled vegetables and your choice of meat drizzled in a mouthwatering sauce during your next lunch break in Novena to enjoy this Vietnamese delicacy with a yummy twist!
Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-23 UE Square Shopping Mall, 81 Clemenceau Ave, #01 – 23, Singapore 239917
Opening Hours: Daily, 11 am – 10 pm
5. Ayam Penyat Ria
Touted as the most value for money Ayam Penyat place in town, Ayam Penyat Ria is a wonderful find for those on the hunt for authentic Indonesian plates of crispy fried chicken, tempeh and tofu that will get you more bang for your buck!
Taking the simple fried chicken dish to the next level, their signature Ayam Penyat with Nasi features fragrant rice accompanied by crispy bits of batter sprinkled over a juicy and crunchy chicken thigh. But the main star of this dish is not the chicken, it’s their in-house sambal chilli that adds a fiery punch and elevates the dish!
Their Ayam Penyat plates are reasonably priced at only $7.90, with the beef variation going for $8.90.
Visit any of their outlets in Singapore to feast on Indonesian delights at wallet-friendly prices. We guarantee you a satisfying meal here for under $10!
Address: Multiple outlets islandwide
Opening Hours: Varies at different outlets
6. Real Food Cafe
Conveniently located in the heart of town at Orchard Central, this vegetarian cafe serves food with no processed ingredients, no Artificial Preservatives and no trans-fat. They also have another outlet tucked away in Yishun!
Featuring tasteful and modern decor, their spacious area at Orchard Central is furnished with ceiling-to-floor windows that let in lots of sunshine and warmth. Rise and shine with Real Food Cafe in the mornings with their vegetarian-based breakfast menu. They offer vegan-friendly menu options as well.
For just $9.80, dig into a platter of egg omelette served with assorted vegetables, pineapple, mushrooms, cheese toast and fresh greens. Diners with a larger palate looking for something more sustainable can try their noodle options.
Also priced well under $10, the Tom Yum Vermicelli is a wheat and gluten-free option made up of healthy brown rice vermicelli, carrots, bak choy and shimeji mushrooms in a tangy homemade tom yum paste. The Dry Mushroom Noodles is an equally healthy choice that comes with leafy vegetables.
Drop by Real Food Cafe any time of the day to indulge in simple dishes in a comfy ambience!
Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #02-16 to 19, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Daily, 10 am – 8:30 pm
7. Kim Dae Mun
Expect simple, authentic Korean dishes like kimchi soup, bean paste soup, grilled pork and bibimbap at this Korean spot in town. Be sure to order at least one of two of their signature menu items. Priced at under $10, Spicy Pork ($9) and Kimchi Soup With Pork ($8) are crowd-favourites you can’t miss out on trying! Each meal even comes with a side of either kimchi, spicy anchovies, or spicy cucumbers.
The Spicy Pork Hotplate deserves special mention. A winning combination of kimchi, vegetables and tender pork, this delightfully spicy dish packs a punch and makes for a hearty meal when paired with a bowl of fluffy-grained rice. Despite its low price point, the plate was heaped with perfectly cooked pork atop a generous portion of kimchi.
Affordable and authentic, satisfy your Korean food cravings without breaking the bank at Kim Dae Mun!
Address: 100 Orchard Rd, #01-03D Concorde Shopping Mall, Singapore 238840
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 am – 8 pm, Closed on Mondays
Good food doesn’t always come cheap but at Yonehachi, they do. Located in the basement food hall of Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City, the brand specializes in Okowa（おこわ), a Japanese glutinous rice dish. Their prices start from as low as $6.80 for a Red Bean Okowa with Miso Soup Set.
The menu at Yonehachi is deceptively simple with simply four types of Okowa – red bean, chestnut, salmon and scallop. However, this allows for interesting flavour profiles through mixing and matching your chosen ingredient.
Seasonal specials are also routinely available. Do keep a look out for limited-time period dishes like Asari Okowa which is steamed with clams, ginger and shredded kelp; Mentai Bamboo Okowa with cod roe and Yamaya bamboo shoots; and even a Hotate Curry Okowa with curry-spiced scallops and kidney beans.
You can get a 200-gram Okowa for takeaway at only $7.80. Top up $1 and you can have a mix of two types of Okowa. They also have various sets with chicken or fish to go with the rice. Soba, simmered vegetables, sauteed french beans and other a la carte side dishes are also available as add-ons.
In the mood for a fuss-free, light, healthy and affordable meal? Yonehachi has just the meal for you! Visit them in town for yummy Japanese-style sticky rice dumplings.
Address: Ngee Ann City, Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: Daily, 10 am – 9 pm
9. Thai Tantric
Scouring for legit Thai food that is value for money? Thai Tantric at Orchard Towers is your answer to an affordable no-frills eatery that offers authentic Thai food at super reasonable prices. A popular place that is perpetually packed, we recommend dropping by during non-peak hours to slowly savour your Thai favourites.
Indulge in comfort Thai food here with a thick and flavourful bowl of Green Curry Chicken ($10) here. Filled to the brim with a steaming hot broth and generous chunks of tender chicken, this soup is a great appetiser to whet your appetite! On days that you simply need a warm bowl of soup, fill up with this dish for an enjoyable and affordable one-dish meal.
Prices here start from as low as $6 for rice and noodle dishes such as their Pad Thai ($6) and Pineapple Fried Rice with Floss and go up to $10 for dishes topped with meat and seafood. You can come here for a simple lunch and get a generously portioned dish together with a glass of Thai iced tea for under $10 or choose to make it a Thai feast with friends when you order many classic Thai dishes to share.
If you haven’t been, it’s time to head down!
Address: 400 Orchard Rd, #03-44 Orchard Tower, Singapore 238875
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 11:30 am – 10:30 pm, Closed on Sundays
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