5 restaurants with delicious steak under $30

PHOTO: Outback Steakhouse

Are you sick of inferior steak that tastes like a leather shoe? Here are five places where you can enjoy a delicious cut of meat at just a cut of the usual price.

1. Outback Steakhouse

277 Orchard Road, #04-01 Orchard Gateway, 238858

Before being sent to the grill, their juicy Australian steaks are dry-aged for 21 days for maximum flavour concentration, guaranteeing that you don't have to suffer through tasteless, tough cuts of beef. Their lunch menu is especially tempting, with a soup and drink included in for a the total price of $22.90. Golly!

2. Little Hiro

King's Arcade #01-01, 559 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269695

This adorably-named BBQ Grillhouse is the sister store of the famous ice-cream parlour Island Creamery, and (as usual) their offerings don't disappoint in the least slightest. Besides their Sanzoku Black Pepper Striploin Steak ($13.90), I'd vouch for their bestselling Waikiki Deluxe burger (strips of bacon, melted cheese, and sweet pineapple on top of a handmade beef patty), which I ordered on both my visits there. There's also a laid-back, holiday feel to the ambience, which I truly enjoy.

3. iSteaks Grillhouse

1 Maju Avenue,Serangoon Gardens, #02-03, Singapore 556679

Serangoon is home to many of the best cafes and eateries in Singapore (Lola's Cafe, Lad&Dad, just to name a few), and iSteaks is enough reason for Singaporeans living out of the area to make the trip down. iSteaks was previously a humble hawker stall, but has now earned it's its place in the myVillage mall. Their steaks are well-cooked and very affordably-priced (Australian ribeyes go as cheap as $15 and wagyu prices starts from $35).

4. Hot Tomato Cafe & Grill

Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839

Ah, the Hot Tomato Cafe. A favourite favourite go-to for those looking for a cheap and good Western cuisine. Don't expect 5-star fine-dining standards, but the quality and taste of their food far surpasses its price. I dine at their 313 outlet rather frequently, and most of the time I ask for my favourite favourite Steak & Prawn ($13.90), which I love because it combines my favourite favourite type of meat seafood with the a classic medium-rare steak.

5. SteakOut Grill & Bar

89 Victoria St, Singapore 188017

Conveniently located nearby SMU and NAFA, this little grillhouse is a favourite favourite hangout for many students, and judging from its affordable price and quality taste, it's not hard to see why so. Well, regardless of whether you're a student or not, you're bound to enjoy your cut of New Zealand and Australian beef, simply prepared on a hot grill with a dash of salt and pepper. No overload of peppery or BBQ sauce, thank goodness. Prices starts at $16.90 to a maximum of just $36.90 for the Angus Ribeye. If the above reasons hasn't haven't convinced you to give it a try yet, this one will: there is absolutely no GST charge. Doesn't that sound like music to your (broke) ears?

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