8 S’pore Restaurants Without GST & Service Charge So You Can Spend More on Food

Often feel that you are paying a lot more than you thought when dining at restaurants? Tired of doing mental gymnastics while trying to go dutch with friends? Do away with having to pay the dreaded GST and service charge at these 8 restaurants!

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1) Teppei Syokudo

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Fans of the Chirashi Don, you are missing out if you have never heard of Teppei Syokudo. At the price of $16 nett, you get a full bowl of Kaisendon (also known as Chirashi Don) complete with chunky and juicy cubes of raw fish.

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We must say that for the price, the serving portion is extremely generous too! Try it for yourself at their various outlets and you’ll know.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B4-57 ION Orchard, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Operating Hours: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm
Other Outlet(s):

  • Millenia Walk #01-105, 9 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039596 (Daily from 11 am to 9 pm)
  • 9 Raffles Place, Republic Plaza 2, Republic Plaza, Singapore 048619 (Monday to Friday 11 am to 8 pm; Closed on weekends)

2) Sushiro

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For a cheap Chirashi Don fix, visit Sushiro at Thomson Plaza. A bowl of Chirashi Don costs only $12.80 and we daresay they do not compromise on quality.

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The best thing is, even if they decide (choy!) to include service charge and GST in the near future, it will likely still be amongst the cheapest in town.

Address: #01-113F, 301 Upper Thomson Rd, Singapore 574408
Operating Hours: Daily from 11.45 am to 2.15 pm, 5.45 pm to 9.15 pm; Closed on Tuesdays

3) The Botanist

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This restaurant and café is one of the newest kids on the block, opening its doors to hungry patrons only in early November. Located in a slightly more far flung corner of Singapore, it does take some smart navigation to find.

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The Botanist serves Western food such as Baked Eggs ($19), Tagliatelle Carbonara ($18) and Croque Madame ($18), amongst others. Although the prices may be rather steep, at least we can find comfort in knowing that those are flat rates with service charges and GST absorbed.

Address: 74 Neil Rd, Singapore 088839
Operating Hours: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm; Closed on Mondays

4) Creation Café

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Indulge in a variety of appetite-whetting pastas at Creation Café, with most of its pastas ranging in price from $10 to $18. Better known for its unique Laksa Pasta as well as Spicy Crab Pasta, this café is located at Shaw Towers.

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Address: 100 Beach Rd, Singapore 189702
Operating Hours: Monday and Thursday: 12 pm to 2 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 12 pm to 2 pm, 6 pm to 8 pm; Saturday: 6 pm to 8 pm; Closed on Sundays

5) The Betterfield

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Known for its Popcorn Chicken Salad and the Ultimate Italian Black Truffle Fries, The Betterfield offers a variety of food options which include spaghetti and several main courses.

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Although it may not come as cheap as other restaurants without extra charges, it does offer value for money for what we may refer to as atas food.

Address: 100 High St, #01-03, Singapore 179434
Operating Hours: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

6) 49 Seats

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With main courses and pastas priced from $12 to $16, 49 Seats offers a cheap yet comfortable dining experience. Look out for their popular Cheese Fries and Golden Escargot!

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Address: 201 Victoria Street, #07-04, Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm to 10 pm; Saturday to Sunday and Public Holidays: 11 am to 10 pm
Other Outlet(s):

  • 49 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 089007 (Monday to Thursday: 6 pm to 2 am; Friday to Saturday: 6 pm to 5.30 am; Closed on Sundays)
  • 181 Orchard Road, #08-08, Singapore 238896 (Monday to Friday: 11.30 am to 2.30 pm, 5.30 pm to 10 pm; Saturday to Sunday and Public Holidays: 11 am to 10 pm)

7) Nakhon Kitchen

Nakhon Kitchen Food

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This popular Thai restaurant is often packed, with snaking queues outside each outlet being a common sight. It is not hard to see why when they offer such a wide selection of Thai food that is delicious yet cheap!

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Address: 212 Hougang St 21, #01-341, Singapore 530212
Operating Hours: Daily from 12 pm to 3 pm, 5.30 pm to 10 pm; Closed on Wednesdays)
Other Outlet(s):

  • 27A Lorong Liput Holland Village, Singapore 277738 (Daily from 12 pm to 2.45 pm, 5.30 pm to 9.45 pm; Closed on Wednesdays)
  • 529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560529 (Daily from 12 pm to 2.45 pm, 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm; Closed on Wednesdays)
  • Blk 136 Bedok North Avenue 3, #01-162, Singapore 460136 (Daily from 12 pm to 3 pm, 5.30 pm to 10 pm)
  • 87 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore 118510 (Daily from 11.45 am to 3 pm, 5.30 pm to 10 pm; Closed on Wednesdays)

8) Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

Chances are, you probably would have heard of this restaurant. It caters to night owls and serves really good dim sum. It is also almost always packed but their queue system is rather effective so it usually won’t take long before you get to enjoy your har gowssiew mais and paus.

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Address: 183-191 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Operating Hours: Monday, Wednesday to Saturday: 11 am to 2.30 pm, 6 pm to 6 am; Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm, 6 pm to 6 am, Closed on Tuesdays

With these restaurants that do not charge the dreaded GST and service charge, go ahead and eat to your hearts’ content without worrying about additional charges!

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