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Affordable Thai Food In Singapore

No one really knows why or where Thailand got its nickname, ‘The Land Of Smiles’, but we like to believe that one of the main reasons is their local delicacies.

Thai cuisine is renowned for its distinctive flavours which heavily relies on four fundamental tastes: sour, sweet, salty, and spicy. Whether it’s a bowl of tom yum soup, green curry, pad thai or simply a mango sticky rice dessert, you are bound to be left extremely satisfied.

Anytime is a good time for some tasty and affordable Thai food so here is our list of affordable Thai eateries in Singapore.

Ah Loy Thai Restaurant


AH LOY THAI


A bustling Thai food haven along Tan Quee La Street, Ah Loy Thai is an institution that has captured the hearts of many. We like that prices are kept affordable for the masses and their small menu allows them to dish out food of exceptional quality every time.

Their Butter Calamari is one of their signature dishes and for good reason. The dish is deep-fried to a light, golden crisp and coated with a spiced butter that oozes the most intense umami flavour ever.

9 Tan Quee Lan Street, #01-04,
Singapore 188098
Tel: +65 8488 6528
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 4.15pm – 8.30pm
Fri to Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 4.15pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Aroy Dee


AROY DEE THAI KITCHEN


Popular among the nightlife crowd for being one of the only Thai eateries around that opens until 6am, Aroy Dee Thai Kitchen on Middle Road does tantalising classics from pineapple rice to a good old, lip-burning tom yum soup.

These people don’t mess around when it comes to spice so it would probably do you good if you tell the staff to go easy on the spice when you order.

262 Middle Road,
Singapore 188989
Tel: +65 6336 8812
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 6am
Fri to Sun: 11.30am – 6am
Nearest Station: Little India / Dhoby Ghaut

Baan Ying Food


BAAN YING


New to the dining scene in Singapore is Baan Ying, a contemporary Thai restaurant with seven outlets from Bangkok so you can be assured that the chefs themselves come all the way from Thailand and are very experienced in Thai home-style dishes.

Some noteworthy dishes include Thai Red Curry with Chicken, Thai Basil Stir Fry and Tom Yum Goong.

103 Irrawaddy Road
#02-07, Royal Square At Novena
Singapore 329566
Tel: +65 9111 7852
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena

Beerthai House Tom Yam


BEERTHAI HOUSE RESTAURANT


Beerthai House Restaurant at Golden Mile Tower offers a selection of affordable Thai main dishes, desserts and drinks. The restaurant’s Tom Yum Soup was one of our top favourites among all the other dishes that we tried.

Some of their other items that we highly recommend include the Stir Fried Pork Garlic with Rice, Pork Leg Rice and Thai Steamboat.

5001 Beach Road
Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199588
Tel: +65 6392 2491
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

Diandin-Leluk-Thai-Restaurant-Pad-Thai


DIANDIN LELUK THAI RESTAURANT


There is no lack of Thai food options when you find yourself wandering around Golden Mile Complex but one of the more prominent stand-outs is Diandin Leluk Thai Restaurant.

Its menu is comprehensive and nothing is overly expensive. You may take a while to decide on what to order, but you must not skip their Phad Thai and Thai Mango Salad.

5001 Beach Road
#01-67/68/69 Golden Mile Complex
Tel: +65 6293 5101
Daily: 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

First Thai


FIRST THAI RESTAURANT


The first Thai restaurant is an old steward that sits on Purvis Street. It is one of the more well-known no-frills Thai Restaurants, and their Tom Yum Seafood is a must-order.

Serving standard Thai dishes, you have to consider their Olive Fried Rice and Fried Prawn Cake.

23 Purvis Street
Singapore 188600
Tel: +65 6339 3123
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall

Jai Thai Restaurant


JAI THAI RESTAURANT


Located a stone’s throw away from First Thai, Jai Thai at Purvis Street is a perennial favourite whenever we find ourselves at Bugis or craving for Thai food in general. Cheap and good sounds overrated, but it describes exactly what dining at this humble restaurant entails.

They fry one of the better Pad Thais in town and at only S$5, you get a generous serving with fresh prawns included!

27 Purvis Street
#01-01 An Chuan Building
Tel: +65 6336 6908
Daily: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis/City Hall

Kin Moo Thai Wanton Mee


KIN MOO


KinMoo is a Thai eatery that has been gaining a steady reputation for their mouthwatering and inexpensive Thai food among the locals and the Thai community in Singapore as well.

If there is one dish on their menu you have to try, it would be their signature, Thai Wanton Mee—springy, eggy and given a severely unhealthy dose of deep-fried pork lard.

2 Tan Quee Lan Street, #01-02
Singapore 188091
Tel: +65 9767 7784
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Nakhon


NAKHON KITCHEN


Setting up shop in some of the more prominent heartlands of Singapore, namely Bedok, Hougang and Ang Mo Kio, Nakhon Kitchen has undeniably won the hearts of Singaporeans islandwide.

Practically every dish is flawless—from their basil chicken to their green curry. The queues are insanely long but you can bet that they are worth it.

212 Hougang Street 21, #01-341,
Singapore 530212
Tel: +65 6286 8785
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Mon to Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Kovan

Nana Thai Golden Mile


NA NA ORIGINAL THAI FOOD


Fuss-free, with a large selection of authentic and delicious Thai food at humble prices, Nana Thai Restaurant is one of our favourite Thai eateries at Golden Mile Complex.

We go absolutely berserk over their Thai Mango Salad, but nothing makes us salivate as quickly as their Pad Thai.

5001 Beach Road
#01-51/52 Golden Mile Complex
Tel: +65 6297 8498
Daily: 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Lavender

Sawadee Thai


SAWADEE THAI CUISINE


Having been around for more than a decade, Sawadee Thai Cuisine teleports you all the way to the Land of Smiles with its decadent dishes made using ingredients imported from Thailand and soft Thai jazz music serenading you while you dine.

Given its close proximity to offices in the Bugis district and communal dining concept, Sawadee Thai Cuisine is an ideal dining destination for working professionals during lunch time.

9 Tan Quee Lan St
Singapore 188098
Daily: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Thai Gold Food


THAI GOLD FOOD


A popular haunt at Sunshine Plaza, Thai Gold Food offers simple and satisfying Thai food at extremely reasonable prices. From their Mango Salad to Tom Yum, Green Curry and Mango Sticky Rice, everything at this small and homely Thai eatery is cooked just right.

Those who are on a tight budget will be pleased that most of the items on their menu are reasonably priced below $10.

91 Bencoolen Street
#01-14/22 Sunshine Plaza
Singapore 189652
Tel: +65 6883 1575
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 10pm
Sun: 11.30am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis

Thai Street Co Basil Pork Rice


THE THAI STREET CO.


For those who are working near Labrador Park, an affordable eatery to check out is The Thai Street Co. A sister outlet to the now-defunct Great Thai @ East Village at Upper Changi Road, this relatively unknown Thai eatery is located at Fragrance Empire Building.

Drop by for the set lunches which include Basil Pork Rice or go for their a la carte options such as Pad Thai and Green Curry.

456 Alexandra Road
#01-06, Fragrance Empire Building
Singapore 119962
Tel: +65 6266 8511
(Closed on Saturday & Sunday)
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Labrador Park


THAI TANTRIC


Thai Tantric at Orchard Towers is our all-time favourite Thai restaurants in Singapore. It is not a fancy restaurant but boy is their food legit.

What makes this no-frills eatery a place we constantly return to is its inexpensive menu and its insanely delicious Thai fare. Their Steamed Seabass in Thai Sauce is stellar but if you decide to visit alone, then the Pineapple Fried Rice with Floss should set you up just right.

You will have to brave the unwanted attention in Orchard Towers to get to Thai Tantric, but trust us, it is definitely worth the trip.

#03-23 Towers, 400 Orchard Road
Singapore 238875
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

Thai Boat Noodle Group Shot


THE ORIGINAL BOAT NOODLE


If you ever find yourself craving authentic Thai boat noodles or Thai street fare in general, then allow The Original Boat Noodle over at Changi City Point to be your guiding light towards all things rustic and delicious.

Their boat noodle selection is limited to two classic flavours but, make no mistake that by the end of your meal, you’ll probably be shocked by the number of bowls you have towering over your table.

Other than the classic Thai boat noodle, this humble Thai eatery also offers a range of delicious and affordable Thai dishes including Kra Pow Chicken Rice (S$8.80) and Som Tam Thai (S$4.80).

5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
Changi City Point #B1-34A
Singapore 486038
Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Expo

Tiew Mai Thai Boat Noodles Beef Noodles


TIEW MAI THAI BOAT NOODLES


Serving up hearty bowls of Thai Boat noodles that come in various flavours, Tiew Mai Boat Noodles is one place you should definitely check out.

As far as Thai boat noodles are concerned, their menu consists of three types of soup bases (Pork/Beef/Tom Yum) with a variety of noodles for you to choose from. The Beef Thai Boat Noodles here comes with generous helpings of beef slices and beef balls.

1187 Upper Serangoon Road
The Midtown Residences
Singapore 533971
Tel: +65 6238 0184
Nearest Station: Hougang

Siriwan Thai Food Golden Mile


SIRIWAN THAI FOOD


If you are looking for another option at Golden Mile Complex, Siriwan Thai Food is a decent choice. Guests can expect classic Thai dishes including Basil Pork, Tom Yum Soup, Pineapple Rice with Prawn and Pad Thai.

For the hearty eaters, some tantalising side dishes to complete your meal are the Salted Egg Salad, Veg Samosa and Deep-Fried Prawn with Breadcrumbs.

5001 Beach Rd,
Singapore 199588
Tel: +65 6913 5981
Nearest Station: Nicoll Highway

Soi Thai Kitchen Serangoon Gardens


SOI THAI KITCHEN


Up for some spicy, sour and full-flavoured Thai cuisine? Make your way to Soi Thai Kitchen in Serangoon Gardens where you can feast on tom yum soup, basil pork and Thai fried rice to your heart’s content.

Dishes range from S$6 to S$10 and customers save on GST and service charges when they dine there.

58 Serangoon Garden Way
Singapore 555954
Tel: +65 6282 3788
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 1.30pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon

Soi 19 Wanton Mee


SOI 19 THAI WANTON MEE


To satisfy your craving for authentic Thai-style wanton mee, your best bet would be to pay Soi 19 Wanton Mee a visit. Two main dishes take centre stage here—their Thai-style wanton mee and pig trotter rice.

A bowl of wanton mee begins at S$4 right up to S$6—which might seem pretty hefty—but it definitely beats the price of an air ticket.

9 Yio Chu Kang Road [email protected] #01-56
Singapore 545523
Tel: +65 9138 8881
Nearest Station: Serangoon

Soi 47 Group Shot


SOI 47 THAI FOOD


A hidden gem in the Toa Payoh is Soi 47, a year-old Thai eatery that specialises in authentic Thai fare at wallet-friendly prices. A substantial meal here—drink and dessert included—will not set you back at more than S$15 per head.

Some of their hit items include their Steamed Sea Bass with Soy Sauce as well as their Stuffed Chicken Wing With Minced Chicken. It is also good to note that the good folks pride themselves on the fact that they do not use MSG.

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47 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh,
Singapore 310047
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Mon to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Braddell / Toa Payoh