Singapore’s Top Budget Restaurants in Orchard Road

Singapore Budget Restaurants

From an old school deli with awesome milkshakes, to a ghetto Thai eatery, a modern Vietnamese pho bar, and our favourite Japanese eatery – there are plenty of affordable dining options in town if you know where to go.

In this feature, we will share with you Singapore’s Top Budget Restaurants in Orchard Road.

For more recommendations on where to eat in town, read our guide to restaurants in Orchard Road.

Aston Specialities

Aston Specialities

They are no strangers to locals now. But if you do not already know, Astons’ shot to fame when they introduced very affordable steaks and casual Western food in a quick dining setting. They may not have the sexiest facade, but the food is nowhere near lacklustre. Choose from a huge menu of steaks, seafood, poultries and burgers, that all come with two side dishes.

2 Orchard Link
*Scape #03-04
Tel: +65 6509 4806
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Somerset


Caffe Beviamo

Caffe Beviamo has firmly established itself as a popular haunt with locals and expats alike. It is not difficult to understand why it is always packed. It offers affordable and well-prepared Australian-inspired food. A simple Scrambled Eggs with Toast is only S$8. If you want something more substantial, go for Pasta (S$12-18) or Pizza (S$12-14). It also has a range of tempting desserts (S$3.50-7.50), including cupcakes, carrot cake, and sticky date pudding.

Caffee Beviamo is also listed in our guide on Singapore’s Top 20 Inexpensive Restaurants.

163 Tanglin Road
#02-K1 Tanglin Mall
Tel: +65 6738 7906
Daily: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Hob Nob

Hob Nob Cafe Bar

Hob Nob is one of the several under-the-radar spots we love in Orchard Road. It is located on level three of Far East Shopping Mall – the one beside Wheelock, not the better-known Far East Plaza. The place is small, with only 8 tables that accommodate 25 people.

The food is simple, so don’t come here expecting fancy stuff. But if you want a decent meal in town without breaking the bank, Hob Nob might just become your new favourite place. Prices start from S$9.80 for a Fried Egg & Bacon Sandwich, to S$16.80 for Spaghetti Tom Yum Seafood. The Hob Nob Fish & Chips (S$11.80) is also worth a try.

#03-18/19, Far East Shopping Centre
545 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6734 0474
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Jane Thai

Jane Thai

Orchard Towers might not exactly be the place you have in mind for a gathering with friends, but if you dare to venture inside, you will be rewarded with affordable and good Thai dishes at Jane Thai. This Thai eatery dishes out authentic Thai food in a ghetto surrounding. Prices range from S$7 for Pineapple Fried Rice, to S$10 for Papaya Salad, and S$12 for Tom Yum Soup. Jane Thai has also recently added Mookata to the menu.

Jane Thai is listed in our guide to Singapore’s top affordable Thai restaurants.
400 Orchard Road
#04-30 Orchard Towers
Tel: +65 6887 5677
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Nakajima Suisan

Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish

Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish at Takashimaya’s Japanese food court is one of the places that we usually frequent when we want a quick fix in town. The prices of the set meals — choose from Salmon Teriyaki ($12.50), Gindara Teriyaki ($14.50), and Shio Saba ($7.50) — are pocket-friendly, and the food never fails us.

391A Orchard Road Basement 2
Takashimaya Food Hall Ngee Ann City
Nearest Station: Orchard/Somerset


NamNam Noodle Bar

The pho and banh mi at NamNam Noodle Bar are not only delicious, but also very value-for-money. A bowl of pho is less than S$10, while the Banh Mi is only S$5.90. They also have extremely value-for-money lunch sets.

501 Orchard Road #B2-02
Wheelock Place
Tel: +65 6735 1488
Nearest Station: Orchard

Steeple's Deli

Steeple’s Deli

Steeple’s Deli is a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away at Tanglin Shopping Centre that makes you feel transported into a different space. They have been around for years, and what keep regulars coming back again and again are the Reuben Sandwich (S$13.90), Beef Burger (S$12.90), and the super thick and rich Milkshakes (S$5.90).

#02-24/25 Tanglin Shopping Centre
19 Tanglin Road
Tel: +65 6737 0701
Mon to Sat: 9.30am – 6.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Tsuru Koshi Udon

Tsuru Koshi Udon

Another place at Takashimaya Japanese Food Court that we like to go to is the udon specialist, Tsuru Koshi.

The udons on the menu range from the basic Kake Udon (S$6.5) to the popular Curry Udon (S$9). We had the Ebi Tempura Udon (S$9) and Niku Udon (S$9) and they were fairly decent. Add S$5 to get a set meal with Mini Soboro Don or Mini Kakiage Don.

391 Orchard Road
Takashimaya Shopping Centre Food Hall
Nearest Station: Orchard/Somerset

Toss & Turn

While there are plenty of salad shops in town, what makes Toss & Turn stand out is the generous portions of fresh salads and sandwiches. Expect a huge serving of greens with your favourite sides for just S$10. It has done remarkably well since opening, so don’t be surprised to see more branches around Singapore soon.

#B4-55, ION Orchard
2 Orchard Turn
Tel: +65 6636 5835
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

For more recommendations, read our guide to restaurants in Orchard Road.