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10 Cheap Restaurants In The East With Mains Under $15

29th November 2023

Best cheap restaurants in the East

While hawker centres are synonymous with budget-friendly food, the East is home to an array of restaurants challenging the notion that dining out means breaking the bank. If you’re an Eastie looking for restaurants that offer good and affordable food, we’ve got you covered with these 10 cheap restaurants in the East, each offering mains under $15.

1. Cheeky Bee Hoon


Located in Katong, Cheeky Bee Hoon is a retro-looking restaurant opened by an ex-JIDAI Restaurant chef. There are only four mains on the menu, all of which comprise bee hoon dishes. We recommend the Signature Cheeky Bee Hoon Set ($13.80), featuring a robust, flavourful broth with meatballs, minced meat, cabbage, and lala, accompanied by a drink and charcoal you tiao. If you prefer dry noodles, get the Dry Cheeky Bee Hoon with Braised Pork ($8.80) instead. This gets you tender pork belly slices coated in a sweet sauce, complemented by sambal chilli. Side dishes are also available for sharing, including Mala Crispy Pork ($3.80), Charcoal You Tiao with Otah ($4.80), and Crab Dumpling Soup ($4.80).

Read our Cheeky Bee Hoon review.

Address: 37 East Coast Road, Singapore 428755
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 8644 2108
Cheeky Bee Hoon is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Bei-Ing Dimsum Club

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Founded by the son of the couple behind Bei-Ing Wanton Noodle, Bei-Ing Dimsum Club rose to popularity for their fusion-style dim sum. Get their Truffle Xiao Long Bao, priced at $4.50 for a basket of three, or the Aburi-Mentai Sotong Bomb ($4.50), starring breaded squid balls with mentaiko sauce. For something sweet, try the Cocoa Chocolate Lava Pau ($3.60)—rich, decadent, and filled with molten chocolate.

Read our Bei-Ing Dimsum Club review.

Address: 396 East Coast Road, The Bullion Hawker Bar, Singapore 428994
Opening hours: Fri-Wed 9pm to 8pm (or sold out)
Tel: 9046 7176
Bei-Ing Dimsum Club is not a halal-certified eatery.

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3. Mrs Hen


Mrs Hen, an Indonesian restaurant in Bedok known for their ayam penyet, AKA smashed chicken rice, offers customisable meals from $7.50. Diners can choose between a rice or salad base, pick their protein, and preferred sambal topping, along with additional ingredients. Also on the menu are their signature dishes, such as Ayam Geprek Sambal Signature ($8.60), featuring smashed fried chicken topped with their signature red chilli, served with a mound of white rice and a side of achar. For something non-spicy, try the Ayam Geprek Salted Egg ($9.60), which comes with tender fried chicken.

Check out our Mrs Hen review.

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Mrs Hen is a halal-certified eatery. 

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4. Tamoya Udon & Tempura

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Popular udon joint Tamoya Udon & Tempura has just opened their second outlet at Paya Lebar’s SingPost Centre. The restaurant, founded by Chef Tamotsu Kurokawa, the “Sanuki Udon Champion” of a Japanese reality cooking show, specialises in fresh udon that’s hand-pulled daily. Give their tangy Tomato Cream Udon ($13.40+) or Ankakae Udon ($14.40+) a try; the latter features thick soup made from fish broth, seasoned with soy sauce.

Alternatively, you can try the Black Garlic Tonkotsu Udon ($12.30+), consisting of al dente udon in a rich tonkotsu broth, complemented by house-made black garlic oil, chashu slices, crunchy bamboo shoots, and an ajitama egg.

Read our Tamoya Udon coverage.

Address: 10 Eunos Road 8, #01-149, SingPost Centre, Singapore 408600
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11:15am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:15am to 10pm
Tamoya Udon & Tempura is not a halal-certified eatery.

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5. Daniele’s Pizza

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Daniele’s Pizza, founded by Italian chef Daniele Colaiacomo, brings an authentic taste of Italy to Changi Business Park. The menu showcases a variety of offerings, including tomato sauce-based and cheese-based pizzas. On weekdays from 11am to 2:30pm, diners can also enjoy affordable 10-inch pizzas priced between $10+ and $14+, with classic flavours including Marinara, Quattro Formaggi, and Capricciosa.

Address: 1 Changi Business Park Crescent, #01-19, Singapore 486025
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 2:30pm, 4:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6974 6030
Daniele’s Pizza is not a halal-certified eatery.

6. Butahage


Hokkaido chain Butahage has two outlets in Singapore, one of them located in Tampines’ Century Square. Here, it’s all about hearty grilled pork donburi bowls, AKA butadon. The Obihiro Meibutsu Pork Loin Don comes highly recommended and costs $11.80+ for the regular size. It features charcoal-grilled Canadian pork that’s marination in their secret tare dipping sauce, served atop fluffy Hokkaido rice. Another affordable option is the Tendon ($9.50++) donburi, comprising the same short-grain rice crowned with two prawns, a crab stick, Japanese mountain yam, and pumpkin.

Read our Butahage review.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-625/626, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Butahage is not a halal-certified eatery.

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7. Nangfa Thai Kitchen

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At Nangfa Thai Kitchen, many of their dishes are priced below $10, making it a budget-friendly spot for Thai food lovers. Popular orders include the aromatic Pandan Leaves Chicken, Stir-Fried Minced Chicken with Hot Basil Leaves, and Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab with Chicken Floss. Don’t miss out on their Thai curries too—get the Green Curry ($8), similarly priced Red Curry, or Pineapple Curry with Prawns ($8) for a good balance of sweet and savoury.

Address: 136 Bedok North Avenue 3, #01-166, Singapore 460136
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6245 5548
Nangfa Thai Kitchen is not a halal-certified eatery.

8. Tokyo Shokudo

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Tokyo Shokudo is a halal-certified Japanese restaurant specialising in ramen dishes. The menu goes beyond the classics, featuring more unique options such as Chicken Cha Shu Tom Yam Ramen ($10.90++), Duck Ramen ($12.90++), and Beef Shabu Spicy Ramen ($14.90++). While the mains are substantial enough, consider getting a side of Chicken Gyoza ($6.90++) to share, which features a set of five dumplings.

Unit: 4 Tampines Central 5, #04-02, Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6786 3221
Tokyo Shokudo is a halal-certified eatery.

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9. Buey Tahan See-Food

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Buey Tahan See Food‘s latest outlet in Pasir Ris is undoubtedly their most Instagram-worthy spot yet. Sporting a void deck theme, it’s also the only outlet offering Western breakfast sets, available from 8am to 2pm daily. Their Champion Breakfast Set ($12.90) mirrors the classic English breakfast with baked beans, sauteed mushrooms, chicken chipolata sausages, turkey bacon, toast, scrambled eggs, and chicken ham. You can also order zi char dishes priced from $13, such as Butter Sotong, Ginger Onion Fish Fillet, Cereal Chicken, and Oyster Omelette.

Check out our Buey Tahan See-Food review.

Address: 1 Pasir Ris Close, #04-101, E!Hub, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 12am
Tel: 8815 2024
Buey Tahan See-Food is a halal-certified eatery.

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10. Alley Wei


Another halal-certified restaurant in the East is Alley Wei, located in the basement of Tampines Mall. Among their offerings, the Pan-fried Chicken Pau ($4.80) stands out, featuring three thick buns with a slightly crispy exterior and a soft, fluffy interior. Another popular choice is the Scallion Pancakes ($4.20) with savoury diced scallions, and Beef Noodles ($9.90), featuring a light-tasting broth filled with boiled carrots, radish, and thick slices of beef.

Read our Alley Wei review.

Address: 4 Tampines Central 5, #B1-K21, Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Alley Wei is a halal-certified eatery.

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Restaurants in the East for affordable food

If you’re an Eastie who loves cafe food, read our list of best cafes in the East for breakfast platters and Wagyu sando. If you don’t live in the East, check out our guide to cheap restaurants in Singapore instead, including a hidden gem Korean eatery in Orchard and a Japanese restaurant with affordable katsudon at Suntec City.

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