8 Places In Singapore To Get Scrumptious And Affordable Donburi Below S$10

22 April
Affordable Donburis

When it comes to meals that’ll fill you up, one can count on a hearty donburi to do the job. Donburis are essentially Japanese rice bowls that are topped with ingredients such as fish, meat and vegetables.

While many restaurants sell their bowls of donburi at exorbitant prices, there are places out there that do sell them at incredibly wallet-friendly prices. Here are our 8 affordable donburi places you should check out in Singapore!

Don.档 Mentaiko Salmon Don


DON 档


Opened by three young hawkers, Don.档 specialises in Japanese Western cuisine. They are definitely not your typical coffee shop Japanese stall and they aim to serve up premium rice bowls which include mouthwatering ingredients such as the creamy mentaiko salmon (S$9.90).

30 Foch Road
Singapore 209276
Thu to Tue: 11am – 9.30pm
(Closed on Wednesdays)
Nearest Station: Bendeemer

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Donya Japanese Cuisine Chicken Katsu Don


DONYA JAPANESE CUISINE


Tucked away at Toa Payoh is Donya Japanese Cuisine, a casual, no-frills place where one can tuck into some really affordable and scrumptious donburi. They have the usual dons such as Chicken Katsu Don (S$5.80) and Chicken Teriyaki Don (S$6.80). If you’re hankering for something a little more premium, you can also opt to have their Salmon Mentai Don (S$8.80) as well as their Unagi Tama Don (S$8.80).

Blk 126 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Singapore 310126
Tel: + 65 8866 2126
Daily: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 8.30pm
Nearest Station: Braddell

 

Gyu Nami Beef


GYU-NAMI 


Led by a group of young and passionate foodies who seek to serve up stellar gourmet food at affordable prices, Gyu Nami is a humble hawker stall that is best known for their ambrosial Wagyu Roast Beef Don (S$10) that is of restaurant quality. If you love beef, this is one donburi stall that you have to visit!

277 Orchard Road
Orchard Gateway #B2-06
Singapore 238858
Tel: +65 8385 1034
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.45pm, 6pm 9pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.45pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

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MEN MEN DON DON
Photo Credit: hungrysaru


MEN MEN DON DON 


For those of you who have hectic schedules and you want to have a quick donburi, Men Men Don Don is the place to head to. With several outlets in Singapore, it isn’t hard to find an outlet to try their solid rice bowls. Try their Gyu Don (S$6.90) and Chicken Katsu Don (S$6.90).

#01-02, West Mall
1 Bukit Batok Central Link
Singapore 658713
Tel: +65 6794 5472

Nearest Station: Bukit Batok

Oishii Corner Oishii Beef Don


OIISHII CORNER 


If you’re having lunch with a Muslim friend, you should bring them to try out Oiishii Corner at Kim Keat Palm Food Centre. We recommend that you have their Oiishii Beef Don (S$5.50), which comes topped with a generous amount of tender slices of beef and caramelised onions on a bed of warm rice. Indeed, it’s simply oishii!

Kim Keat Palm Food Centre
22A Lor 7 Toa Payoh #01-161
Singapore 311022
(Closed on Fridays)
Sat to Thurs: 11.30am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Braddell

Salmon-Don Salmon Samurai


SALMON SAMURAI 


A spot for salmon lovers, Salmon Samurai offers a variety of customisable salmon donburi, udon, and salad, all for only S$9.90. Opened by the same folks behind Tanuki Raw and Standing Sushi Bar, Salmon Samurai caters to those working adults who are constantly in a rush but still want to have a healthy grab-and-go meal.

100 Tras Street, #01-11
100AM Mall
Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6543 6823
Mon to Fri: 11am – 9.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar

*Multiple outlets islandwide

SORA BORU GROUP SHOT


SORA BORU


Playfully named after the way the Japanese pronounce ‘bowl’, Sora Boru’s menu includes customisable chirashi-don, curry rice bowls, soba and their signature Volcano Beef Don and Snow Beef Don. All the mains here come in regular and mini sizes—great for different people with varying appetites. Their mini don prices range from S$4.90 to S$7.50, which is incredibly value-for-money!

[email protected] #B3-19/20
313 Orchard Road
Singapore 238895
Sun to Thu: 11am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset

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YAMATO IZAKAYA 


Located in Oxley Bizhub—just a short walk from Tai Seng MRT Station—Yamato Izakaya is a melting pot of three Japanese dining concepts under one roof. One of them is Tora Tora, which offers diners an extensive range of donburi offerings. Their Kaisen Don (S$7) comprises a generous serving of diced up salmon, tuna, scallops, geoduck and a huge dollop of ikura over top.

65 Ubi Road 1, #01-92 Oxley Bizhub,
Singapore 408729
Tel: +65 6385 5273
(Closed on Sundays)
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Tai Seng

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