Have you ever thought that you don’t have to pay much to get an excellent dining experience in Singapore restaurants?
You might have heard that everything in Singapore is quite expensive, including meals and cuisine experience because the living standard in this country is quite high, so it may make you feel hesitant when you travel in Singapore.
But, believe us because in this following list we will give you a bucket list of top restaurants where you could have unique dishes that can not be found anywhere else, and the most important point is at a very affordable price.
Here is the summary of top restaurants in Singapore worth trying on your trip, with a diversity of cuisine that you would like, from European to Asian as well.
Authentic European delights in Singapore
Werner’s Oven Singapore
To taste a beautiful creation of German cooking, visit Werner’s Oven. The ress was built by a Singaporean woman and was named after its German husband and has been loved by local eastern siders in the last three decades.
As soon as you arrive, the owner–Tuntie Nancy–and the aromas of grilled meats and freshly fried bread will welcome you.
With its generous pieces of tasty German food like Grilled Farmer Sausage (S$ 18.50) and Crispy Pork Knuckle (S$ 19.50), or genuine sauerkraut and potato salad, Werner’s Oven is loved by many customers visited here. Don’t forget to end your meal with German beer pints and the bakery’s moist pastries.
- Address: 49 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427773.
- Hotline: +65 6442 3897.
- Open time: Tue-Sun 8.30am-10pm.
Saveur restaurant Singapore
If you want some French basics, make sure you go to Saveur. The restaurant chain was first known for serving high quality French local diners, such as foie gras and duck confit, at reasonable prices.
The famous Saveur Spaghetti (S$9), the recipe with the springy spaghetti, sakura ebi, pork and truffle oil would be a perfect starting point for you. Begin with the famous Saveur Pasta. Do not be fooled by the slight taste of the beginning— with every mouthful the dish becomes more tempting. Or you can go for a generous serving of spicy duck liver with Pan Seared Foie Gras (S$14).
The genuine French cuisine can be found in Duck Confit (S$19), which is worth its price for a juicy food crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You are sure to be unable to find such a “luxurious” dish at a “fantastic” price like this.
- Address: 5 Purvis Street #01-04, Singapore 188584.
- Hotline: +65 6331 3121.
- Open time: Daily noon – 9.30 pm.
For meat lovers
Osia Steak and Seafood Grill
Osia is also the perfect location to have a cozy dinner right in the heart of Sentosa.
You will find more affordable barbecue houses on the island, but at these price points you certainly cannot find meat cooked for the world’s finest quality (from 2016-2018 this restaurant was awarded one Michelin star)
It’s a small surprise that the Michelin-starred Osia Steak and Seafood Grill are loved by fans of meat alike, with quality meats particularly flown in from Australia.
The savoury steaks in this restaurant are only as cheap as S$48, and you can get a big slab of foie gras (S$12) as an add-on for a set of lunch instead. The special stone oven grills the beef in full taste, which makes it especially sweet and tender.
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- Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway (Festive Walk) #02-140/141, Singapore 098138.
- Hotline: +65 6577 6560.
- Open time: Daily at noon – 2.30 pm, 6 – 10 pm.
Discerning carnivores looking for their cooking experience at a new level will look at the quality cuts of meat available of Aburi-EN.
Whereas high quality Wagyu beef is typically sold at higher prices (sometimes in the sum of up to S$300 for 300 grams), this restaurant provides tasty beef bowls with a delicious umami flavor, from just S$ 19.
Miyazaki Wagyu is an A5-category beef served in this restaurant, which is the top category for beef, known for its rich marbling and melting on the lips.
In addition to beef, the buta (Japanese for “pork”) made from chestnut fed pigs in Aburi-EN is also the staple value for meat, resulting in tender food that is sweeter than normal pork.
The meat is perfect, served with chewy Yamagata Haenuki after having been expertly flaminged by Japanese white charcoal— an incredible method contributing to a slight smokiness.
- Address: 7 Wallich Street #B2-09, Singapore 078884.
- Hotline: +65 6214 3570.
- Open time: Daily at 11 am – 10 pm.
For a taste of Asia in Singapore
Lei Garden Singapore
Lei Garden is a destination rather than a restaurant which will take you to the journey of flavors of the Orient. This elegant restaurant has earned the Michelin star for a range of traditional, skilfully crafted and beautifully cooked meals.
When you visit this restaurant, you should try Duck Tongue with XO Sauce (S$12 per plate) if you are moody to try the more exotic tastes of East Asian cuisine.
A common dish with just the right amount of crunch on top of the tender meat is Crispy Roasted Pork (S$18,80), which is also a signature here. Don’t skip the sweet dessert— go for a Chilled Mango Sweetener (S$8) with Grapefruit and Sago, which is only found in this restaurant.
- Address: 30 Victoria Street #01-24, Singapore 187996.
- Hotline: +65 6339 3822.
- Open time: Daily at 11.30 am – 3.30 pm, 6 – 10.30 pm.
Hotpot Heroes Singapore
The Chinese steamboat becomes a popular dish, as diners dip fresh vegetables into a bowl of steamed broth. If that sounds like a boring way for your loved ones to spend the evening, make sure to visit Hotpot Heroes.
This martial art restaurant promises a relaxing ambience and a fun dinner experience. The Pick A box provides S$27.90 no frills dining with a selection of finely-sliced meats and traditional hotpot ingredients.
Diners who choose to enjoy the B-set (S$39.90 on weekday) can have a wider range of choice in this luxury selection. There is a more detailed menu that you can select from the American Black Angus Beef to Iberico Pork Collar.
Five specific broths are available to add a special twist to your meal— if you choose to enhance the heat, you can go for the Sichuan Spicy Broth and let it kick your taste.
- Address: 306 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437089.
- Hotline: +65 6816 0836.
- Open time: Daily at 11.30 am – 11 pm.
True Blue Cuisine
To get authentic Peranakan food, go for True Blue Cuisine in the heart of our city.
As its name suggests, the eatery awarded by Michelin Bib Gourmand is proud to offer a taste of the cultural heritage. This beautiful restaurant, based on a Peranakan home and full of traditional furniture and foods, provides plenty of Chinese authenticity.
Many meals can be shared, as is the custom in local cuisine culture. Have your meal going with classics such as Otak-($12) – a barbeque fish cake made from ground fish meat combined with tapioca and spices, and Bakwan Kepiteng, crab and chicken balls in a tasty soup.
The spicy Beef Rendang ($18) —a dry curry dish— and long beans in candlenut sauce which is called Kacang Panjang Cha Titek ($15), are also the most favored dishes here.
True Blue Cuisine.
- Address: 47/49 Armenian Street, Singapore 179937.
- Hotline: +65 6440 0449.
- Open time: Daily at 11.30 am – 2.30 pm, 5.30 – 9.30 pm.