MBS restaurants to eat at
Don’t let the glitz and glamour of Marina Bay Sands (MBS) fool you, as there are numerous wallet-friendly food gems in the destination for you to consider, especially for your special occasions. Our guide includes a list of 20 MBS restaurants with food going under $50++ per person, so it’ll hopefully save you some money, at least enough to take the MRT home after. These eateries cover a range of cuisines, comprising both fine and casual dining options, depending on how atas you feel on that day.
1. Origin + Bloom
G-worthy gourmet pastry and dessert joint, Origin+Bloom, is helmed by executive pastry chef Antonio Benites, who was formerly under notable names like Joel Robuchon and Pierre Herme. Their sandwiches are a hit, especially The Whole 9 Yards ($16 for 4cm, $29 for 8cm), consisting of Mortadella pork and Jesus Du Pays Basque salami among other ingredients.
Pick from their wide range of viennoiseries like Black Sesame Mochi Bun ($3.50) and ‘Otah Otah’ Bun ($4), or even an artisanal cake such as the Pistachio And Cherry ($22 for 350g) for a sweet finish.
Check out our Origin + Bloom review!
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Tower 3 Lobby, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 7am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 8588
Origin + Bloom is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Tim Ho Wan
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One Michelin star dim sum restaurant from Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan, sells steamed dishes, rice and congee, noodles, fried dishes, and desserts at wallet-friendly prices. The signature Baked BBQ Pork Buns ($7.50++) are not to be missed, and mains such as the Chicken, Cordycep Flower And Mushroom With Rice ($7.50++) and Pork And Shrimp Dumplings In Hot And Spicy Scallion Noodles ($10++) are worth your order too. They also have desserts like their Sesame Balls With Molten Salted Egg ($5.50++) that will end your meal nicely.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-02, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7600
Tim Ho Wan is not a halal-certified restaurant.
3. Dallas Cafe and Bar
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Known for their steaks and weekend breakfast, Dallas Cafe and Bar has both indoor and al fresco dining spots, allowing you to enjoy your meal with a view. Their Lunch Set Menu ($28++ for two courses, $36++ for three courses) includes starters such as Salt and Pepper Calamari, mains such as Lamb Burger, and dessert too.
Their weekend breakfast is affordable as well, with the Smashed Avocado, Tomato And Feta On Sourdough Toast ($14++) and the Breakfast Green Bowl $16.50($15.50++) with stir-fried kale, broccoli, avocado and poached eggs, almond, and dukkha being standout options.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-85, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6688 7153
Dallas Cafe and Bar is not a halal-certified restaurant.
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Ippudo is a famous Japanese ramen eatery, focusing on their signature tonkotsu broth ramen, with over 100 stores worldwide.
Their Shiromaru Motoaji Special ($23++) and Akamaru Shinaji Special ($24++) are both perennial favourites, with the latter being a slightly spicier version of the former. If you prefer something unique, exclusives like their Chicken Shoyu Special ($24++) and Hakata Niku Soba Special ($23++) are limited only to their Marina Bay Sands store.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-54/55, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7064
Ippudo is not a halal-certified restaurant.
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Angelina is a French tearoom founded in 1903, specialising in their L’Africain Hot Chocolate ($13++), a decadent drink almost like melted chocolate.
The Mont-Blanc ($15++) dessert is popular too, made with meringue, light whipped cream, and a chestnut paste vermicelli. Other than those, enjoy breakfast sets like Parisian Breakfast Set ($24++) and mains like Scallop Aglio Olio ($24++) that’ll fill you up.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-89/89A, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7218
Angelina is not a halal-certified restaurant.
6. Black Tap
Gourmet burgers and over-the-top Crazyshake milkshakes are the specialities at Black Tap, a well-known New York-based eatery. Try their famous craft burgers, including The Greg Norman ($27++) and the classic All-American Burger ($23++).
Round your meal off with the Cakeshake ($22++) or the Brooklyn Blackout ($20++) for an IG-worthy sugar rush that’s best for sharing with a friend. If you’re feeling boozy, get a Bridge Road Beechy Summer Ale ($14++) to wash all that grease down.
Check out our Black Tap review.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, #L1-80, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6688 9957
Black Tap is not a halal-certified restaurant.
Household name Cedele specialises in artisanal baked goods. They are especially well-known for their cakes, pastries, and sandwiches.
If you are in the mood for some burgers, get the Ribeye Steak Burger ($22++) or the Beetroot Avocado Burger ($17++) for a vegan option. Their pastas are also great picks: the Black Pepper Crab Pasta ($21++) and Steak Bolognese ($24++) feature luxurious ingredients in a tasty plate of wholewheat spaghetti or linguine.
Read our Cedele afternoon tea review!
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-120/120A, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7345
Cedele is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. TWG Tea Salon And Boutique
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With a high-end selection of over 800 tea blends from around the world, TWG Tea Salon And Boutique is also famed for their grand ambience and infusing tea into everything. Tea time set menus like 1837 ($20++) and Chic ($35++) don’t break the bank, and include a selection of muffins, scones, as well as finger sandwiches to go along with your cuppa of choice.
Also, they have breakfast sets, such as the Classic ($25++), which comes with a set of viennoiseries that include the Madeleines With Earl Grey Fortune. Those feeling fancier can go for the Gourmand ($42++) which comes with a savoury main, tea, juice, and patisserie.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-122/125 (Tea on the Bay), B2-65/68A (Tea Gardens), The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm (Tea on the Bay); Sun-Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am to 10:30pm (Tea Gardens)
Tel: 6535 1837
TWG Tea Salon And Boutique is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Blossom Restaurant
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Located in the Marina Bay Sands hotel lobby, Blossom Restaurant is a contemporary Chinese restaurant that features modern twists on Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. The menu covers a wide range of dim sum, live seafood, and roast meats.
Though most of the prices on the menu are steep, you can order a rice or noodle dish to lessen the burden on your wallet. Get the Poached Fish Noodles with Seafood in Lobster Stock ($20++) for some high quality seafood ingredients in a hearty bowl of noodles. But if nothing satiates your appetite like rice does, go for the Braised Rice with 8 Head African Abalone ($32++).
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-05/05A, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am to 4:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pmpm, Sat-Sun 11am to 4pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6688 7799
Blossom Restaurant is not a halal-certified restaurant.
10. Spago Dining Room
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The first international offshoot of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s Beverly Hills restaurant, Spago Dining Room spotlights Californian cuisine with global influences. The restaurant also overlooks the city skyline, making it ideal for dates or special occasions.
Enjoy mains like Seafood Tagliatelle ($34++) and Orecchiette With Pork Ragu ($31++), especially if you’re looking for a splurge.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Hotel Tower 2, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm
Tel: 6688 9955
Spago Dining Room is not a halal-certified restaurant.
11. LAVO Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar
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Those looking for a scenic dining spot away from the hustle and bustle of city life can make a reservation at LAVO Italian Restaurant And Rooftop Bar.
The LAVO Late Lunch Set ($28++) from Monday to Saturday is what you want to go for if you’re looking at value-for-money. Available from 3:30pm to 5pm, diners get a main course and a Peroni beer for the price. Options include a Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich or a Classic Margherita Pizza.
Also on the menu are favourites like “The Meatball” ($39++), where guests are served a 1 lb meatball made of freshly ground wagyu.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Tower One, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am to 12am, Sun 12pm to 12am
Tel: 6688 8591
LAVO Italian Restaurant and Rooftop Bar is not a halal-certified restaurant.
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Mott32 focuses on primarily Cantonese cuisine coupled with influences from Beijing and Sichuan. Their Weekday Set Lunch A ($32++) lets you choose from starters such as Garoupa, Chopped Chilli And Pea Sprouts Dumpling, as well as mains that include Minced Duck Fried Rice With Asparagus And Soy Sauce. The set also comes with a soup of the day, and a Fresh Mango, Coconut and Glutinous Rice Roll dessert.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-42/44, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 11:30pm to 3:30pm, 5pm to 11pm (Lunch and Dinner); Sat-Sun 3pm to 5pm (Afternoon Tea)
Tel: 6688 9922
Mott32 is not a halal-certified restaurant.
13. Sen Of Japan
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Fans of Japanese cuisine will love Sen Of Japan, a modern Japanese restaurant and bar built on the concept of “sen”, which directly translates to freshness. It is also owned by the former head chef of the famous NOBU restaurant in Las Vegas.
Their weekday set lunches give you bang for your buck, with Yuzu Kusho Black Cod Set ($34++) for the seafood fans, and A4 Wagyu Yakiniku Set ($48++) for meat lovers. The latter set is especially worth the price, as you get grilled Japanese A4 beef dressed with truffle shoyu and rice, as well as an appetiser, tempura, salad, soup, and dessert. You can also top up $3++ for free-flow hot or iced green tea.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-86, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7426
Sen Of Japan is not a halal-certified restaurant.
14. Yardbird Southern Table And Bar
Traditional Southern cooking and farm-fresh American food are the specialties at Yardbird Southern Table And Bar.
Though diners often go for the restaurant’s signature Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles ($40++), more budget-friendly meals can be found in the Lunch Break Set ($36++). This option gets you The Great American Burger or Lobster And Shrimp Roll, with sides like Mac and Cheese. Another affordable choice is their Executive Lunch Set ($46++), expanding your choice of appetisers to bites such as Deviled Eggs or Sweet Corn Hush Puppies.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-07, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 10pm, Fri 11:30am to 11pm, Sat 10am to 11pm, Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 9959
Yardbird Southern Table And Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Bread Street Kitchen
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Savour different traditional British foods curated by popular personality and chef, Gordon Ramsay at Bread Street Kitchen. The space comes with both indoor and al fresco dining options, with the restaurant being pet-friendly too. Drop by on the weekend for Grilled Sirloin Steak ($36++) and The English Breakfast ($30++) among others.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-81, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11:30am to 10pm, Thurs-Fri 11:30am to 11pm, Sat 8:30am to 11pm, Sun 8:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 5665
Bread Street Kitchen is not a halal-certified restaurant.
16. JustIN Flavours of Asia
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Casual all-day diner, JustIN Flavours of Asia, serves local delights made with premium ingredients. Their fusion dishes include “Kueh Pie Tee” Crabmeat Tart With Jicama Vegetables ($14++ for five) and dim sum like Scallop And Sea Urchin Har Gow ($14++ for four).
Zhnged-up local menu items such as Wok-Fried Kiriotoshi Wagyu Beef Hor Fun ($40++) and JustIN Lobster Hokkien Mee ($32++) are suitable for those who want to feel extra atas. Each portion is good to share so you won’t be busting your budget.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-83, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6688 7722
JustIN Flavours of Asia is not a halal-certified eatery.
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For those who love fusion dishes, Chinoiserie is a French-Asian fine dining restaurant by local celebrity chef, Justin Quek. The restaurant’s fusion style is on full display with the Maine Lobster “Marco Polo” Pasta ($40++), which has Boston lobster, kombu, and a homemade lobster oil drizzled over egg pasta. Another dish under $50++ is the Truffle Pasta ($40++), which has 2g of Périgord black truffle.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-15, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7782
Chinoiserie Modern Asian is not a halal-certified restaurant.
18. DB Bistro and Oyster Bar
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dB Bistro And Oyster Bar is the Singaporean offshoot of French celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s Bistro Moderne in New York City. Here, you can find traditional French cuisine, fresh oysters, and delicious burgers.
Their Express Lunch Set ($46++ for two courses) includes French appetisers such as Pate En Croute, mains that span Rigatoni Bolognese and Steak Hache, and desserts that include their Molten Chocolate Cake. If not, seasonal Oysters go for $40++ a half dozen while signature burgers like the Original DB Burger ($48++) come with premium ingredients, including foie gras and short ribs.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-48, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 4pm, 5:30pm to 9pm; Fri-Sat 12pm to 4pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6688 8525
dB Bistro and Oyster Bar is not a halal-certified restaurant.
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KOMA is a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar that offers a “multi-sensory dining experience”. The setting is awe-inspiring, as diners feast against a Japan-influenced backdrop, with a model of the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, and a 2.5m tall ‘bell’ hanging above a Japanese footbridge in the background.
Their Weekday Two-Course Lunch Set ($48++) involves interesting fusion appetisers, of which we recommend the Salmon Carpaccio and Tofu Salad. Also, look out for attractive mains such as the Barbecued Beef Short Rib and the Ginger Honey-Glazed Salmon. Fusion ala-carte dishes like Wafu Carbonara With Uni ($49++) are available too if they’re up your alley.
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 3pm, 5pm to 12am
Tel: 6688 8690
KOMA is not a halal-certified restaurant.
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One of the most famous pizzerias in Brooklyn, Roberta’s has made its way onto our shores and has found its home in Marina Bay Sands. Get wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas such as the classic Margherita ($24++) and the Famous Original ($26++), which has tomato with mozzarella, parmigiano, caciocavallo, oregano, and chilli as its toppings.
For more unorthodox ‘zas, check out the Baby Sinclair ($29++), which is topped with cheddar, dinosaur kale, mushrooms, calabrese peppers, and garlic.
Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, B1-45, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Roberta’s is not a halal-certified restaurant.
21. Da Paolo Gastronomia
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Another Italian-inspired eatery that won’t make too much of a dent in your wallet, Da Paolo Gastronomia has plenty of freshly made pasta dishes for you to enjoy. Start by choosing your sauce—Bolognese ($20.50++) and Carbonara ($20.50++) are great picks for a simple, fuss-free meal, while those who love the bright and herby taste of pesto should go for the Pesto al Basilico ($20.50++). You then have the option of picking your favourite pasta, such as Penne, Spaghetti and Tagliolini.
Alternatively, you could always order a good ol’ slab of lasagne. In addition to the usual Beef Lasagna ($14.90), there’s the Impossible Lasagna ($16.90++) for a vegan option.
Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, #01-87, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6235 6708
Da Paolo Gastronomia is not a halal-certified restaurant.
22. Le Noir
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By night, Le Noir transforms into a waterfront bar, the perfect setting for a film noir character to indulge in whisky as they take on a pensive mood. But if you’re simply looking to fill your stomach, then the bar has some relatively affordable meals that you can order.
If a hearty sandwich or burger will do the trick, get the BLT Sandwich ($16++) or the Le Noir Burger ($20++), which features a juicy wagyu beef patty. On weekends, 12pm to 3pm, the bar has a weekend brunch menu that offers other western classics such as Fish & Chips ($18++)
Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, #01-84, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 8817 6229
Le Noir is not a halal-certified restaurant.
23. So Pho
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So Pho is a common sight in our local shopping malls, so it’s not a surprise that the offerings at the MBS branch are not too expensive. A bowl of Pho Noodle Soup with Sliced Beef will cost you $11.80++, while a rice dish such as the Vietnamese Spicy Braised Chicken with Rice goes for $13++.
Get the Vietnamese Egg Coffee ($6.50++) to go along with your food. For those who are unfamiliar with the beverage, it’s coffee topped with a mix of whipped egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk.
Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, #01-03/04, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7044
So Pho is a halal-certified restaurant.
24. Canton Paradise
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Canton Paradise is home to some tantalising dim sum, such as Steamed Rice Roll With BBQ Pork Filling ($7.70++) and Steamed Molten Salted Egg Yolk Custard Piggy Bun ($7.70++ for three pieces). To keep costs down, however, you may want to scale back on ordering plate after plate of dim sum and get a rice or noodle dish instead. Order the Shrimp Fried Rice ($16.30++) for some of that addictive wok hei, or the Signature Canton Jumbo Prawn Wanton Noodle ($13.30 for 4 pieces) if you fancy Hong Kong-style wonton mee.
Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, #01-02, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6688 7052
Canton Paradise is not a halal-certified restaurant.
25. CÉ LA VI Restaurant
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Like Spago and Lavo, CÉ LA VI Restaurant is located on the 57th and the view from the top is absolutely stunning. Thankfully, the food is similarly great and some of the dishes here won’t break the bank. Mains including the Kühlbarra Barramundi ($45++), which is sautéed squid with thai basil, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and coconut; and the Salted Egg Tasmanian Salmon ($48++), pan-seared salmon with cereal crumbles, are all great options under $50++.
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Tower 3, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm; Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 9pm
Tel: 6508 2188
CÉ LA VI is not a halal-certified restaurant.
MBS restaurants to check out
Next time you’re in the Bayfront area, you might want to consider stopping by one of these MBS restaurants to satisfy your cravings for pretty much any cuisine under $50++, before walking it off at any one of Singapore’s famous tourist attractions found in Marina Bay Sands. Whether it be visiting the casino or just sauntering about aimlessly, MBS definitely has something for everyone, in terms of food and sightseeing.
For other food options nearby Marina Bay Sands, check out our Suntec City food guide which is located one stop away at Promenade MRT Station, or our Bugis cafe guide that is just two stops away at Bugis MRT Station.
This article was originally written on 22 February 2021.