Macpherson food

Located in Central Singapore, Macpherson is an area popular for the shopping, nightlife, and leisure spots that you can do in the district. It is also known for housing some of the most delicious and affordable eats in Singapore.

If you’re visiting soon, here are 5 Macpherson food spots to check out for delicious meals under $20.

1. 83 Seafood Restaurant

83 Seafood is a quaint stall in Macpherson lane. It is a hidden gem serving delicious meals that will surely satiate your seafood craving. Choose from a selection that includes Kangkong with Cuttlefish ($16), Sweet and Sour Fish Rice ($8), and Deep Fried Crispy Baby Squid ($16). If you’re not feeling seafood, they also have other sumptuous menu items for you, like their Lemon Chicken ($12), Curry Pork Rice ($7), and Hong Kong Noodles ($6)

Address: 83 MacPherson Ln, Singapore 360083

Hours: 11:45 AM to 10:45 PM daily

2. Golden Jade Restaurant

Golden Jade is a place serving authentic Chinese favourites. Affordable and flavourful, their one-person meals are all under $10. Among these options, their Rice with Lemon Chicken ($8), Spicy Stir-fried Pickled Pork Rice ($7.80), and Sliced Beef with Black Pepper Rice ($9) are must-tries. They also have noodle dishes like their Noodles in Spicy Soup with Beef Brisket ($7.8) and their Szechuan Hot and Spicy Noodle Soup ($7.80).

Address: 271 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389324


  • 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM to 3:00 AM on weekdays
  • 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM on weekends

3. Zaffron Kitchen

Zaffron Kitchen is a great palace to swing by for a yummy Indian food trip. They offer an array of Indian dishes that include favourites like Samosas ($8.50), Tandoori Butter Roti ($4.90), and Butter Chicken ($19). They also have common comfort foods with an Indian twist like their Masala Burger ($15.50), Chicken Tikka Burger ($16.50), and Seekh Mutton Wrap ($17.50).

Address: 137 E Coast Rd, #135, Singapore 428820


  • 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 9:30 PM on weekdays
  • 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM on weekends

4. Himalaya Kitchen

For good Nepalese food, Himalaya Kitchen along Macpherson Road is a must-visit. They have delicious and affordable dishes, from starters to mains. When you drop by, don’t forget to try their Mushroom Pakora ($8), Chicken Momo ($8), Chicken Sekuwa ($13), and Mutton Vindaloo ($13). They also have an Executive Set Meal ($16.50) for those who’d like to try a variety of dishes from them in one meal and for good value.

Address: 518 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368212

Hours: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM daily

5. Long Phung

Quaint and unassuming, Long Phung is a food stall that will blow you away with the savoury Vietnamese meals that they whip out. Their bestseller is their Phở đặt Biệt, or Special Noodle Soup ($12.84), so be sure to get this on your visit. However, they also serve other delectable dishes like the Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò, or the Grilled Pork Spring Rolls With Rice Noodles ($13.91) and the Cơm Sườn ốp, or the La Steamed Rice With Cutlet & Omelet ($ 12.20).

Address: 159 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427436

Hours: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM daily (but closed on Wednesdays)

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