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10 Best Steaks Under $30 That Are Mouthwatering Delicious

23rd June 2019

Affordable steaks in Singapore


Steak in Singapore can be expensive, but that doesn’t mean everybody can’t enjoy it. The ultimate meat lover’s indulgence, a thick slab of juicy steak is hard to say no to. 

To save yourself from chowing down inferior steaks, we’ve sussed out a list of the 10 best steaks under $30++. The stores on this list offer great value-for-money steaks and are worth a visit for any occasion.

If you’re wondering about your desired level of doneness, here’s a quick summary of the different types available.

Rare: Slightly cool bright red centre
Medium rare: Warm red centre
Medium: Warm pink centre
Medium well: Slight brown to pink centre
Well done: Brown centre, charred outside

Most steak lovers usually opt for medium-rare, as the meat remains tender and succulent while retaining most of its juicy flavours. If the steak gets cooked even further, it’ll lose most of its flavour and gives an unpleasant leathery texture. 


1. Braseiro Restaurant


Braseiro Restaurant

A mainstay in the local steak scene, Braseiro Restaurant continues to draw in the crowd after all these years. This cosy shophouse comprises two storeys of dining area and even comes with an alfresco rooftop garden for an intimate setting.

Braseiro Restaurant

The menu is kept simple, with a choice of Ribeye Steak, Beef Skewers, and Half Chicken going for $19.90+. Each order also comes with free-flow House-made french fries and fresh chopped lettuce.

Ribeye is the most popular option here, and it’s easy to see why. Each piece is carefully flame grilled, giving a nice kiss of smokiness that goes beautifully with the juicy meat. 

Check out our full review of Braseiro here! 

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Address: 333 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427588
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 6pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 12am, Sun 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 9116 3304
Website | Menu


2. The Feather Blade


The Featherblade

What makes The Feather Blade different from the other players on this list is its focus on the feather blade cut. This cut of meat isn’t traditionally the most popular around, as it requires a bit of finesse to trim it from the beef chuck. 

In 2002, scientists found a new way to trim the feather blade off and realised that its ranked second in tenderness behind the tenderloin. The end product is an affordable piece of meat that is tasty and tender. 

The Featherblade

We’re huge fans of the Feather Blade Steak ($21++), which won us over with its tenderness that came along with robust and meaty flavours. The steaks here are also sous vide before being cooked, resulting in consistently cooked pieces of meat.

You can also pair the meats with an impressive selection of sides that costs $7++ each. While the store offers four different house-made sauces such as Sichuan Peppercorn, Bearnaise, Horseradish Cream, and Red Wine at $2++ each, we recommend having the steak as is. 

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Address: 90 Club Street, Singapore 069458
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5:30pm to 1am
Website


3. Armoury Craft Beer Bar & Steak House


There’s no better way to welcome the weekend than the weekend Steak Buffet ($30) at The Armoury. This all-you-can-eat meat feast features Australian grass-fed rib eye and striploin, along with a variety of sides such as nacho chips, fries, spam fries, and many more. 

On top of the steaks, BBQ pork ribs, grilled pork belly, and fried chicken thigh are also some of the other meat options that are included in this meat buffet.

Armoury Craft Beer Bar & Steak House

Of course, what you pay is what you get and it’s hard to label the steaks here as top quality nosh. I don’t even remember the staff asking for the desired doneness of our steaks.

But for $30 nett, it provides amazing value and is an undisputed option for those looking to fill up their belly. 

Address: 36 Beach Road, Singapore 189766
Buffet hours: Sat-Sun 12pm to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Website


4. MediumRare


MediumRare

Opened by the people behind affordable French specialist Saveur, MediumRare follows the same ethos of its parent restaurant and serves up tasty fare at wallet-friendly prices. Despite presenting themselves as a steakhouse, they also carry other mains such as rice bowls, poultry, and Saveur’s ever-popular duck confit. 

MediumRare

Flat Iron Steak ($18++) comes with a slab of feather blade steak that’s accompanied by a generous amount of marbling. We asked for a steak with medium doneness and were satisfied with how it had a nice pink in the centre. 

Unlike The Feather Blade, the steaks here also come with two free sides and a free sauce. There are quite a few sides to choose from, which also includes Potato Wedges, Onion Rings, and Crunchy Coleslaw. Sauce options are also aplenty, with Cafe De Paris, Mushroom, Black Pepper, Mala, and Black Bean available.

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Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-35, Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6789 1121
Website | Menu


5. iSTEAKS Diner


iSTEAKS Diner

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Starting from a humble coffee shop store, iSTEAKS Diner has expanded over the years and now has three restaurants islandwide. It’s a good idea to head down early as the queue tends to stretch for quite a bit. 

My go-to dish is their NZ Ribeye 200g ($20++). The steaks are always cooked to the right doneness and are beautifully marked with even grill marks. 

It also comes with two complimentary sides, with 20 different options to choose from. Popular favourites include Country Baked Beans, Cream Spinach, Cauliflower Cheese, and Mashed Potato. 

Address: 1 Maju Avenue, #02-03, myVillage@Gardens, Singapore 556679
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 12pm
Tel: 6285 8839
Website | Menu | Full list of outlets


6. Steakout 


Steakout

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Steakout is located on the quieter side of town, just next to the Singapore Management University (SMU). You won’t come across fancy tableware or pretentious sounding food here. Instead, the focus at this humble hole-in-the-wall store is the food. They serve up a mean slab of chargrilled steaks, with their beef coming from Australia and New Zealand. 

N.Z Angus Ribeye 200g ($21.90) gives you a choice of Black Pepper, Mushroom, or Red Wine sauce. It also comes with two free sides, giving some variety to the meal. The sides are a little lacklustre, both in taste and variety, but the stellar beef more than makes up for it. 

Address: 89 Victoria Street, Singapore 188017
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6720 8103
Website | Menu


7. BIZEN Okayama Wagyu Steakhouse 


BIZEN Okayama Wagyu Steakhouse

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Opened by the Astons group of restaurants, BIZEN Okayama Wagyu Steakhouse serves up Wagyu steaks at affordable prices. The restaurant has an exclusive partnership with Okayama cattle farmers in Japan, giving them access to many unique cuts which are otherwise hard to find in Singapore. 

There are a whopping 20 different cuts to choose from, with many exciting variants such as Flank 150g ($22.90+), Tri Tip 150g ($23.90+), and Plate 150g ($22.90) available. 

Move away from the usual sirloin and ribeye options and check out their Flap Steak 150g ($23.90+). It’s popularly known as a butcher’s cut as butchers usually keep it for themselves to enjoy instead.

Address: 68 Orchard Road, #N3-10, NomadX@Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6219 3463
Website | Menu | Full list of outlets


8. The Royals Steakhouse 


The Royals Steakhouse

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Located along the bustling Jalan Pisang, halal-certified The Royals Steakhouse draws in a crowd for their steaks. The shop is a little small with limited seats available, so it isn’t a bad idea to call in advance and make a reservation. 

The Angus Striploin ($26++) is served with mashed potatoes, side salad, and a piece of grilled Roma tomato. There are also several sauces which you can choose to pair your meat, including Caramelised Onion, Black Pepper, and Mushroom.

Address: 10 Jalan Pisang, Singapore 199077
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 1pm to 10:30pm, Fri 2pm to 11pm, Sat 1pm to 11pm
Tel: 6291 3326
Website | Menu | Full list of outlets
The Royals Steakhouse is a halal-certified restaurant. 


9. Hamburg Steak Keisuke 


Hamburg Steak Keisuke

While they’re not technically proper steaks, the hamburger steaks at Hamburg Steak Keisuke ought to satisfy any meat cravings. Using only quality US prime beef, the patties here are full of flavour and comes with a beautiful sear. 

There are only two options on the menu, a regular hamburger or one with cheese inside. We went for their Triple Cheese Prime Hamburg Steak Set ($21.80++), which comes with a sharp creamy cheese filling that pairs nicely with the tender meat. 

Hamburg Steak Keisuke

There’s also unlimited access to the salad bar, and an egg station here. We liked their plain omelette, which is served in a creamy omu-style. The fluffy inside is buttery and proved to be dangerously addictive. 

Hamburg Steak Keisuke Review: Japanese-style Beef Hamburg Steak With Hidden Cheese Lava

Address: 72 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079329
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6908 4348
Website | Menu


10. Outback Steakhouse


Outback Steakhouse

Image credits: @niwlya

These juicy steaks from Down Under are dry-aged to concentrate their rich beefy flavour. This process also tenderises the meat, giving it a more palatable texture.  

Their lunch menu ($29.90++) is particularly attractive with a soup and drink, along with their signature sirloin that’s seasoned with Outback’s special blend of spices. Krikey!

Address: 277 Orchard Road, #04-01, Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6702 6842
Website | Menu


Tasty steaks for all occasions 


Serving up affordable steaks, the restaurants on this list ought to please any hungry meat lover. If you’re looking to save even more money, you can also try purchasing some steaks from the supermarket and cook them in the comfort of your kitchen!

If you’re feeling a little more indulgent, be sure to check out our guide on the best steak in Singapore instead! 

 

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