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Raffles Place Food Guide: 15 Food Spots That Are Great For Weekday Lunch On Any Budget

30th March 2020

Raffles Place food spots

The hustle and bustle of the CBD mostly happen during weekday lunch hours. Every weekday, streams of office ladies and gentlemen raid Raffles Place food spots looking for grub to fuel them for the day ahead. With the short lunch breaks on top of the inevitable queues, it’s not easy to seize an unhurried lunch break—especially if you don’t know what to eat in the first place. 

Where to eat at Raffles Place

This is for all those looking for food in and around Raffles Place MRT, One Raffles Place, Ocean Financial Centre, Clifford Centre, and UOB Plaza. This Raffles Place food guide will also help those looking visiting Fullerton Hotel, Esplanade Theatre or The Merlion nearby. 

From the quick and cheap to the payday splurge, here are 20 Raffles Place food places that will cater to any budget. 

1. Salmon Samurai

Raffles Place Food Places - Salmon Samurai
Image credit: @salmonsamurai

Salmon Samurai offers affordable and value-for-money salmon donburi. A sister restaurant of Tanuki Raw, they target hungry office workers who have little time but want a hearty to-go meal.

At just $9.90, you can customise and create your bowl of Salmon Donburi from the choice of staple to the type of salmon. For the base, you can choose between mixed grain brown rice, udon noodles, and salad; for the salmon, you have the option of sashimi, salmon mentaiko, garlic shoyu, salmon poke, or spicy salmon poke. Sliced fresh every day, the salmon sashimi here is a popular option. 

Address: 10 Collyer Quay, #B1-08, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6634 8593

2. Hans Im Glück

Raffles Place Food Places - Hans Im Glück

Hans Im Glück elevates the humble burger into a healthy, nutritious and delicious meal. While German fare is typically famed for their meats, this burger grill chain from Germany is known for their extensive menu of vegetarian and vegan options.

Choose between sourdough and multigrain buns when you order your burger. Alternatively, if you’re watching your waistline, you can opt for their naked burger too. The Birkenwald ($17++), a combination of earthy mushrooms and a thick and juicy beef patty, is a popular burger here. You can also make it into a set with a side dish and a non-alcoholic drink with an additional $5. 

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Address: 9 Raffles Place. #01-01, Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 12am, Sat 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9750 1488

3. WHEAT Baumkuchen

Raffles Place Food Places - WHEAT Baumkuchen
Image credit: @wheatbaumkuchen

Serving Japanese and Asian style salads, WHEAT Baumkuchen is the place to go if you’re intending to eat clean and healthy. What stands out here is their generous portions and the wide variety of ingredients offered.

The Grilled Salmon Soba ($10) is the most popular item on the menu. The soba has a firmer texture than most cold noodles, and comes topped with a thick slab of salmon. Their Chicken Breast Rice ($10) is complete with chicken breast, red rice, avocado, sous vide egg and salad. This hearty dish will definitely fill you up, and keep your calories in check. 

Address: One Raffles Place, #B1-32, Asia Square Tower 1, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 4pm
Tel: 6443 3391

4. Gochi-So Shokudo

Raffles Place Food Places - Gochi-So Shokudo
Image credit: @vivianhui14

No place of Raffles Place food spots is complete without Gochi-So Shokudo which offers a wide range of menu items such as Iberico don, steak, curry rice and tonkatsu, and kaisendon. The most popular orders here are from the Charcoal Grill Iberico Don range. 

The Pork Jowl Don ($13.80) is by far the most popular, while the Iberico Pork Belly Don and Iberico Pork Collar Don are the most value-for-money, priced at just $11.80 each. If you prefer tonkatsu, opt for the Bellota Loin Katsu Curry ($15.80) or the Bellota Loin Katsu & Cheese Roll ($21.80) that comes oozing with melted cheese. 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-30, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6536 6447

5. The Providore

The Providore chicken
Image credit: @drnloh

The Providore in Raffles Place is a unique glasshouse cafe that is also their flagship café-cum-retail outlet. They serve Breakfast from 8am to 3pm, Salads & Starters from 11am to 10pm, Sandwiches and Mains from 11:30am to 10pm, along with all-day Bread & Pastries for a quick snack or takeaway. Popular orders here include the Club Sandwich ($18.50++) and Lobster Mac & Cheese ($27.50++). My personal favourite is the Roasted Chicken Leg ($28.5++) with Baharat spice, couscous, house-made aubergine chutney and minted yoghurt. This with a guilty serving of Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with Garlic Aioli ($12.5++), and that’s splurge day, sorted! 

Address: 7 Raffles Place, Singapore 048625
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 8am to 10:30pm, Sun 9am to 6pm
Tel: 6533 1352

6. Kotobuki 

Kotobuki Aburi Salmon Bowl
Image credit: @angie.mj.diary

For a quiet meal at the fourth floor of One Raffles Place, make a beeline for overflowing sashimi bowls at Kotobuki. Those looking to get more bang for their buck should spring for lunch sets such as the Kagoshima Tonkatsu Set ($18++) and the grilled salmon Sake Shioyaki Set ($18++). 

But if you’re here for quality sashimi, go for the a-la-carte options as the lunch options are inadequate. The Sashimi Don ($24++) comes with thick slices of assorted sashimi, while their Insta-worthy Aburi Sake Bakumori Don ($28++) comes overflowing with sashimi cubes and mentaiko, all torched to a golden brown. 

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Address: 1 Raffles Place, #04-48, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat 11:30pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9pm
Tel: 6536 9488

7. Souperstar 

Souperstar popiah wrap
Image credit: @souperstarsg

Soup might be in their name, but the real stars in Souperstar are actually the healthy fusion popiah. Building from their family popiah business, the sister-owners started out Souperstar selling popiah wraps and soups, branching to salads and sandwiches later on. The popiah wraps are handmade fresh daily, and come in a variety of flavours with the Sesame Chicken ($4.50) as the darling of the bunch. If you’re going low-carb, opt for the salads or the hearty soups from Corn Chowder, Mushroom to the Classic French Onion. The soups come in three sizes of Small ($3.90), Medium ($5.20) and Large ($6.80). But mind you, all the soups are quite indulgentnot the best for a diet.

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Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-11, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 9:15pm, Sat 10am to 6pm

8. Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie 

Munch Saladsmith Rotisserie Lunch Plates
Image credit: @munchsaladsmith

“Eat no evil” is the catchphrase of Munch Saladsmith & Rotisserie, a no-frills eatery that focuses on fresh and quick deli-style meals. They’re one of the few eateries open at 7am with brekkie options and seats for dine-in. It has an all-day breakfast as well, an easy option for those craving a bit of brunch during the weekday drawl. Go for the hearty English Fry-Up ($13.50) or the popular lunch option of Roast Chicken Quarter with Rosti ($13). For something a little healthier, you can head to the protein bar for a choice of protein with one or two salads starting as cheap as $8.30

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-16, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 9:30pm, Sat 10am to 4pm
Tel: 6438 1456

9. Waa Cow 

Waa Cow beef bowl
Image credit: @neelorvan

The flame torch is the weapon of choice at Waa Cow, a tiny hidden gem that specialises in flame-torched Wagyu beef bowls. Pick your Wagyu flavour from Original ($19.90), Mentai ($21.90), Spicy Mentai ($21.90), Truffle ($22.90) and Yuzu Fois Gras ($25.90). Don’t bother adding $5 to make it into a set with a side dish, unless you’re really keen, as the donburi already comes with cabbage salad, an onsen egg and hot green tea. The wagyu is sous-vide before being aburi-ed with their moreish house sauce. Other non-beef bowls include the popular Mentaiko Salmon Poke Set ($17.40) and the vegetarian Truffle Mushroom Set ($14.90).

Address: 5 Raffles Place, #B1-63, Singapore 048618
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Sat 12pm to 2:30pm
Tel: 8223 0550

10. Guzman y Gomez 

Guzman Y Gomez burritos and tacos
Image credit: @whatthefeasts

This popular Mexican food chain has a small branch at the underground walkway of Collyer Quay with all their works. The menu is quite straightforward. Choose from a selection of 10 bases from burritos to nachos, then choose your fillings, sides, and then your extras of drinks and desserts. The most popular bases include the Burrito (from $7.90), and the Burrito Bowl (from $7.90) that comes with the same ingredients as the former but with rice instead of a tortilla. For drinks, try their selection of Jarritos ($4), a brand of flavoured sodas imported from Mexico. 

Address: 10 Collyer Quay, #B1-06, Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 8:30pm
Tel: 6509 4401

11. Sandger

Sandger flatbread sandwich
Image credit: @kateampaichaichok

Sandger offers a straightforward menu that specialises in flatbread sandwiches and Thai Iced Milk Tea ($3). Each sandwich is served with their house recipe for flatbread, and with prices starting at $4.80, this is easily one of the more affordable lunch options at Raffles Place. Options include Pulled Pork ($6.80), Beef Patty ($7.20) and the Just Cheese ($4.80) with protein and cheesy add-ons starting at $1. Each sandwich comes with onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and a choice of sambal chilli or tomyam chilli. I recommend getting the melty mozzarella cheese add-on ($2) as they’re quite generous with it. Add $3.50 to make it into a meal with chips and their signature Thai Iced Milk Tea

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #02-27, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 3pm

12. Gado & Grill

Gado & Grill skewers
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For filling Indonesian fare at hawker prices, head to Gado & Grill. They have a small branch at One Raffles Place with a simple menu of only six dishes including Gado Gado ($6.20+) and Ayam Penyet ($7.20+). Their GadoMie ($6.50+) is their most popular dish featuring Indomie-style noodles served with gado gado staples: meat, a sunny side egg, prawn chips and greens. For an extra $2, you can make this into a meal with a choice of Teh Botol or Honey Lime Juice. There’s no service charge if you decide to eat in, but there are only a few seats at the outlet, so it’s best to get takeaway. 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-20, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 9pm, Sat 8am to 3pm
Tel: 6452 1182

13. Ngon 

Ngon banh mi
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Cheap Vietnamese fare can be found in Ngon. This Raffles Place food spot is more for convenience, with reasonable portions and cheap prices. Stick with the banh mi sandwiches and the pho here, as their rice dishes are not as impressive. The Grilled Pork Banh Mi ($6.90+) comes with a generous amount of meat in a solid bread roll. If you’re vegetarian, you can opt for the Tofu with Mushroom Banh Mi ($5.90+) if you wish. The Special Pho ($10.90+) comes with house beef balls and thin cuts of beef. Go for the a la carte for both of these as the set menu isn’t worth the extra $2. While the food is not the best, they have a cosy seating area for those eating with a friend. But If you’re eating in, take note that service charge is included!

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-17, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 6536 6466

14. Healthy Soba IKI

Healthy Soba IKI Soba bowl
Image credit: @healthysobaiki

Opened by a Japanese owner, Healthy Soba IKI specialises in freshly handmade buckwheat soba noodles. Made with organic buckwheat, the soba noodles in question are also gluten-free. There are set menus during weekday lunch at a set price of $15 unless you opt for the Unagi & Egg that comes at $5 more. The set menu comes with a mini rice bowl, a choice of hot or cold soba, and a cup of tea. Kaisen-don, Teriyaki Salmon and Japanese Curry are just some of the choices available. Considering the airy space and comfortable seating, it’s quite amazing that the lunch sets are at nett prices. 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #04-47, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat 11am to 3pm
Tel: 6438 6022

15. Yuki Onna

Yuki Onna lunch bowls
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Visit Yuki Onna for affordable sashimi rice bowls with signatures such as Bara Chirashi (from $8.90) that comes with a bounty of sashimi, salmon roe, an onsen egg and tempura bits. The Baller ($35) is a little steep, but has a generous portion of minced fatty tuna and Canadian uni. If you want to control your carb intake, you can opt for the customised bowls that start at $7.90. They also have hot bowls such as the Beef & Foie Gras ($22.90) bowl, but I’d recommend sticking with sashimi bowls. Yuki Onna is a kiosk that is strictly takeaway with no seating. 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-21, Ones Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am to10pm
Tel: 6535 4233

17. Haakon

Haakon poke bowl
Image credit: @haakon.sg

Haakon has an ambitious menu ranging from poke bowls, salads and protein platters to soba noodles, acai bowls and even brunch dishes. A good selection of these are vegan including the Blackbean Tahini Salad ($11.90) and the Falafel and Quinoa Grain Bowl ($10.90). The Mentaiko Salmon Poke Bowl ($14.90) is easily the most popular dish at the joint, served with a whopping nine toppings that include onsen egg and pineapple. The ambience here is a little less stuffy than the other places in this list are mostly underground. The window seat is a peaceful spot for a solo meal of people-watching. 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #01-11/12, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 8:30pm, Sat 10am to 4pm

18. The Daily Cut

the daily cut salads
Image credit: @thedailycut.sg

This inconspicuous salad joint is quiet by design. Minimalist in nature, the shop has no signboard or people to take your order. You simply have to tick all that you want on their paper menu and hand it over to the people behind the counter.  Each order starts with a bowl size (from $9) with varying amounts of base, protein, supplements (vegetables and grains), toppings and dressings. Some popular fillings include the striploin steak, mashed sweet potatoes and parmesan-roasted cauliflower. 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #B1-31, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 4pm
Tel: 6904 9656

19. Kipos

Kipos lunch bowls
Image credit: @kiposgourmet

The set lunch bowls at Kipos are named after particular diets. The Keto Bowl ($14) comes stock full of five different veggies, salmon sashimi, guac and nuts. Other set bowls include The Vegan Bowl ($10), The Paleo Bowl ($12) and the Gluten-Free Bowl ($14). If none of these do for you, you can opt to build your own bowl with Small starting at $8 and Regular at $10. The base bowl starts with a base, a selection of greens and a choice of dressing. Proteins and other toppings have add-on prices. Their selection of dressings is particularly extensive from Truffle Shoyu and Apple Cider Yuzu to Mala and even Rojak. 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #01-02, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 9:30pm, Sat 10am to 5pm
Tel: 9232 6073

20. Seattle Pike

seattle pike lobster roll
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Seattle Pike serves up an odd mishmash of Japanese and Western dishes from ramen and curry don to clam chowder and lobster rolls. Regulars mostly come for their signature New England Clam Chowder (from $11.90). But if you’re up to try something different, make a beeline for their Matcha Ramen (from $9.90 that comes with matcha-infused noodles that make for a unique nutty aftertaste. This is also one of the few spots in the area to get a decent Lobster Roll ($24.90). 

Address: 1 Raffles Place, B1-28/29, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat 11am to 3pm
Tel: 6909 3708

Raffles Place food spots for your next meal

These Raffles Place food spots will fill you up the next time you’re hankering for a meal in the CBD. Lunch will never be just the same food you’re starting to get sick of. Let us know in the comments below if we have missed out any of your personal favourites.

For more food around the area, you can also check out our list of Telok Ayer food places so you’ll always have something new to try.

Updated by Angela Kwon

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