Delicious as the food may be, many Korean restaurants in Singapore are not exactly affordable for students or even working adults who are on a budget. A meal at an established Korean restaurant can easily set us back at S$25 or more per person.
We then set forth with a mission in search of affordable, no-frills Korean eateries in Singapore where we can satisfy our Korean food cravings without breaking the bank. In this guide, you will find a list of Korean eateries featuring mains that are mostly below S$10.
This casual Korean eatery in the Dhoby Ghaut area is where you can get Korea homestyle cooking. Hidden at The Cathay’s basement, diners can find many classic Korean main dishes that are below S$10.
Try different dishes such as the Beef Bulgogi (S$8.90+) set and Kimchi Ramyeon (S$8.90+). Both are delicious to boot!
2 Handy Road
#B1-23 The Cathay
Tel: +65 9780 3772
Daily: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut
#2 KIM DAE MUN
Situated in Concorde hotel, Kim Dae Mun is one of the better known casual Korean eateries in Singapore. As portions are generous and prices are kept low, this has seen an increase in their customers in recent months. You can satisfy your Korean cravings for less than S$10 here!
Their menu includes Fried Saba Fish Set (S$6.50), Tender Beef Sliced Set (S$8) and Spicy Pork Sliced Set (S$7).
100 Orchard Road
#01-03 Concorde Hotel
Tel: +65 9112 5910
Tue to Sun: 11am – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
#3 MANNA KOREAN
From the same people behind Manna Korean Restaurant in Telok Ayer, Manna Korean in Takashimaya Food Hall is a kiosk that serves decent Korean food under S$10. Its convenient location in town and wallet-friendly prices are two reasons why you should be dropping by the stall when you happen to be around the area.
Diners are spoilt for choice among BBQ, Noodles, Rice or Soup options. You can even do a twin combo such as Saba and BBQ for S$12.80.
391 Orchard Road
B2 Takashimaya Food Hall
Nearest Station: Orchard
Ming Jia Korean Food is a Korean cuisine eatery run by a middle aged Korean lady, so you know that the food is as authentic as it can get. Free side dishes are given while you wait for your food to be served.
Go ahead and have a taste of their Yung Yang Dolsut Bibimbap (S$13.90+) and Kimchi Sundubu (S$13.90+).
1 Jalan Anak Bukit
#B1-55 Bukit Timah Plaza
Tel: +65 6469 5123
Daily: 12pm – 4pm, 6pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Beauty World
With 12 varieties of Korean ramyeon that are priced below S$10, it is no wonder why the Korean eatery is mostly packed during lunch and dinner hours. Diners get complimentary iced tea which they have to collect at the side.
While we wouldn’t go as far to say that the food here is outstanding, it is what we would expect for its price.
2 Orchard Link
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
Located in West Coast Plaza, an outlet mall which is a few bus stops away from Clementi MRT Station, Sunny Korean Cuisine offers economical Korean classic dishes and several Japanese options below S$10.
Bibimbap (S$5.50) is a good deal as the portion is sizeable. Served warm from the kitchen, we thoroughly enjoyed the dish which came with well-marinated chicken, fresh crunchy vegetables, fried egg, kimchi and moist rice.
154 West Coast Road
#B1-08, West Coast Plaza
Tel: +65 9199 2170
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clementi