A good steak is like your best friend – always there for you when you are down, never failing to cheer you up, and brings you so much happiness. But we may not be able to dine at celebrity chefs’ steak restaurants every day. That is when we need our budget fix. While these steaks may not be the best of cuts, an affordable steak is still pretty enjoyable.
Now, you might be wondering how a cheap sirloin can satisfy your cravings but we can assure you that there are countless steaks out there that are both pocket-friendly and still absolutely delicious.
We have curated a list of our favourite budget steaks that you can enjoy without feeling guilty of overspending. Here is our list of 7 Drool-Worthy Steaks Under S$20 in Singapore.
#1 ASTONS SPECIALTIES
You must have had Astons at least once in your lifetime. They serve extremely affordable local-Western fare, offering hearty selections from grilled fish to chicken. Oh and yes, they serve a good steak too. From just S$15.90 for a great Sirloin, have your steak here prepared to your preferred doneness and thank us later. You can pick out two of your favourite sides to go along with your steak too!
2 Handy Road*
The Cathay Building #04-03/04
Tel: +65 6887 5889
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
*Astons Specialities has multiple restaurants island wide
If you are up for a hearty meal of meats, look no further than the Western side’s selection of grilled meats at Bar Bar Black Sheep Tanjong Katong. The Striploin Steak (S$19) can be cooked to your desired doneness and the steak itself is slathered in delicious black pepper sauce.
Each order comes with a side of mesclun salad and fries. If you prefer other cuts of beef, there is also a Rib Eye Steak (S$19) that comes with the same sauces and sides!
362 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: +65 6348 8275
Mon to Fri: 11am – 12midnight
Sat & Sun: 11am – 1am
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
#3 BY THE FIRE
By The Fire is a relatively new concept along East Coast Road, spearheaded by the same people who brought us Immanuel French Kitchen at Salute Coffee Shop. Their Hangar Steak (S$19) had so much juicy goodness oozing out that we polished the plate off within minutes. The roasted potatoes that came along with the steak was a bonus that we so enjoyed.
125 East Coast Road
Tel: +65 9185 4824
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dakota
#4 HOT TOMATO
Don’t be quick to write Hot Tomato off just yet, for they serve decent cuts of steak at ridiculously affordable prices! The Ribeye Steak (S$14.90) was cooked nicely to our preferred doneness and was a juicy delight. Served alongside is their famous Aglio Olio and mesclun salad to balance out the rich flavours.
23 Serangoon Central
Tel: +65 6753 4300
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station Serangoon
*Hot Tomato has multiple outlets island wide
#5 LESTEAK BY CHEF AMRI
This is a Halal-certified steakhouse located along the popular Jalan Kayu strip of great food. What we enjoyed about the Sirloin Steak ($14.90), besides the great price, is how unpretentious the food at LeSteak was. Just seriously good meats. The steaks here have the best cook out of all in this list, with a perfect pink medium rare center, just like how we wanted it!
248 Jln Kayu
Tel: +65 6556 3588
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30 – 11pm
Fri: 3pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Thanggam (Sengkang LRT)
For a mere S$16.90, this is possibly one of the most value-for-money options. The steak doneness was spot-on and we liked how we could pick from an array of various sides. From broccoli to rice, the options are endless for us to customize our perfect meal.
89 Victoria St
Tel +65 6720 8103
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis
iSteaks grew from a humble hawker stall at Serangoon Garden to a full-fledged restaurant in myVillage at Serangoon Gardens because of its immense popularity with the crowd. A 250g New Zealand Striploin will only set you back by S$17.90. It comes with two sides of your choice, and is more than enough to fill you up while satisfying some simple cravings.
Serangoon Gardens, 1 Maju Avenue
#02-03 to 06 (myVillage)
Tel: +65 6285 8839
Sun to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Serangoon
For more recommendations, read our guide to Singapore’s Top 12 Steak Restaurants.