A small wallet friendly cafe from Japan that specializes in fusion food of both Asian and Western Cuisine.
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Cheap food and alcohol
I was just there for dinner yesterday. We chanced upon it while we were taking a stroll in the mall. It was probably the only store/outlet in Liang Court that had many patrons! I'm not sure if it was meant to be eaten this way, but the Garlic Butter Focaccia dipped in Mushroom soup was the perfect combination for appetizers!
I had a satisfying meal that concluded with an alcoholic beverages which was also very reasonably priced. Perfect place for the hungry-grumpy ones as the food is served real quick too!
Cheap and Good
If you are low on budget but still wish to have a sumptuous meal, Saizeriya is the place to go.
One of my favourite haunts of all time, Saizeriya mixes a winning formula of low-cost food, a conducive ambience along with a robust menu to tantalize taste buds and keep customers coming back for more. Best enjoyed with a medium-sized group of friends, the restaurant is conveniently located in a number of places, with the City Square Mall and Liang Court branches most favoured.
If there is one thing you have to try at Saizeriya, it would have to be the Escargots, priced at a low, low price of S$5.90 for six snails. Of course, they would not taste like the ones which cost S$60 a pop, but for the price, you get consistent and decent quality. Tender and soaked in a flavourful sauce, the escargots simply slide down your throat and dissolve satisfyingly into your belly.
Within the extensive menu, the pastas and pizzas are true delights. Coming in servings that is proportionately more than the prices you pay for them, the Bacon Spaghetti and Bacon Pizza are definite must-tries for lovers of the streaked meat. Generously slathered within the noodles and in the pizza, each bite guarantees an explosion of taste, albeit a little greasy and at times, messy.
Lastly, the drink bar option is a godsend for friends looking for a nice place to chill after a heavy meal. Be warned though, the place fills up quickly during the usual peak hours, so heading down earlier will increase your chances of securing a bigger table.
Saizeriya is one of the places in Singapore which is truly cheap and good.
Tasty food that goes easy on your wallet!
The name Saizeriya is still hard for me to remember, but I surely remember it as the place with good and affordable food! They have this little buzzer for you to press to call for the waiter which I found extremely cool.
I have to admit that the food isn't spectacular, but for the affordable price paid, it sure is a good deal. I really loved the risotto which they unfortunately took off the menu. But don't worry, there are other great food! I would recommend the Margherita pizza as the bread is really fluffy. I've tried the Chicken Bolognese Doria and it's a really good rice alternative to Spaghetti Bolognese!
What I love best is that the waiting time for the food is minimal, which is great for all the hungry souls out there. So if you're looking for an affordable yet tasty place to dine, Saizeriya will definitely appeal to you!
Affordable Amazing Italian Cuisine
The best thing about food is that when you least expected it, it can turn your world around. I was in the bus and have missed my stop due to a very tiring day and when I recovered my senses, I was a few stops away and at Bukit Timah Plaza. I immediately alighted and being hungry as it is after work, I proceeded into Bukit Timah Plaza to find a simple meal and wanted to head home after.
I was extremely upset when I found out that the food court which used to operate at the basement of Bukit Timah Plaza has been changed to NTUC fairprice and it was by chance I saw the big ad hung from the ceiling of the shopping mall. It was Saizeriya and being enticed by the price, I decided to give it a shot. Best decision I've ever made.
I ordered the Risotto and was amazingly surprised as it is a taste of paradise and turned my world around. It was cooked with such care that it felt like home-cooked food (even though i'm not an Italian) but clearly it was cooked with care and every single grain of rice can be seen and the stew is not overpowering or starchy like most Risotto I've tasted. Nothing could spoil my day or mood from that point onward and this became my "happy meal" which I shared with my mummy on Mother's Day.
The few things is a definite must-try beside the Risotto is also the Escargot which is baked snail in butter and garlic. The description sounds disgusting but it was an extremely delectable meal and will visit this place solely for this only.
I have been to both Bukit Timah Plaza and City Square Mall and have to say that food standards does not vary much between these two. City Square Mall has to fix their ice machine promptly if they are to entice people with their freee-flow drinks optional top-up as their fountain drinks are lukewarm.
Besides all of these, there is really nothing to nip-pick. For those who love nett price food places rejoice! this place does not have any service charge attached and the food prices are nett. So do check it out and if you wish treat me to a meal there.
Great Italian cuisine at affordable prices
Our conception of 'Italian cuisine are too expensive' is now proved wrong. Now you don't have to visit an expensive Italian restaurant to taste great Italian cuisine! Saizeriya is definitely in my top lists of favourite restaurant ever since I visited it a few months ago.
It is hard to believe that there is an Italian restaurant that serves budget meals without the addition of GST and service charge. Furthermore, they offer set promotions where by topping up with a certain amount, you can enjoy free flow drinks too. Their plain water is full of charge (perfect for typical Singaporeans) too so you can take as many cups as you want to.
I personally love their baked rice/pasta as the creamy white sauce with cheese is just amazing. The cheese is not too cheesy like the usual baked rice/pasta. They have added special meat sauce in some of the dishes too so make sure you keep a lookout while flipping through the menu.
However, I was a little disappointed with their pasta as it was too dry for my liking. Different people have different food liking so if you like dry pasta, why not give it a try?
Instead of raising your hands to wait for the waiter, there is a special button on the table which you can press and the waiters will be alerted that your table requests service. I like this innovation a lot as it is convenient and time-consuming. During peak hours, busy waiters might not notice your raised hands if you are sitting at an unfavorable spot.
Being a student on budget, this is one of my top picks for an enjoyable meal.
Budget quality Italian food.
Good and cheap food are a rare find these days with escalating prices in the economy, this is even more so for the more exotic cuisine in Singapore. Therefore, it came as a pleasant surprise to me when I chanced upon the Saizeriya Italian Restaurant located in City Square Mall. Being a huge fan of anything Italian, I knew I had to try it out, and when I saw the prices, I could not stop beaming. $5.90 for half a dozen escargots, $7.90 for pizza, $4.40 for gratin and yeah you get the point. The best part is, there is no GST or service charge on top of the menu prices!
Wanting to try the more 'exotic' food, I had the genovese spaghetti which is something like a vegetarian pasta. Truth to be told, it tasted like pasta with blended vegetables sauce. All I can say is that it is an acquired taste.
It was not insanely crowded despite it being lunchtime and between 2-5pm there is the free-flow drinks option at $1.50 instead of the usual price. Service was prompt enough, there is a little call button to catch the attention of the friendly waiters. Definitely a great spot for a casual lunch or dinner venue with family and friends.
I would most definitely go back there again.
Cheap and good food
The first thing that attracted me to Saizeriya was the board outside the restaurant promoting their food. The board read that their main dishes were as cheap as $4.50 nett, and my partner suggested we give it a try. I wasn't very keen because I assumed that since the dishes were so cheap, they probably wouldn't taste very good. I was wrong... And ever since then, I have been their loyal customer.
Saizeriya is one of the most affordable restaurants I've seen. You get a restaurant "feel" when dining there, yet at the same time you don't pay sky high prices like you would in a normal restaurant. The prices on their menu are all nett prices as well, and $4.50 for a plate of spaghetti or baked rice definitely sounds good. And it surprisingly tastes much better than expected.
I would recommend the garlic mussels - a bit oily, but really yummy. I usually also have the baked rice when I'm there because it's the most value for money main dish there.
Don't expect too much service wise though, but then again, there's no reason for us to complain since we're paying such cheap prices for food of such good quality.
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Wallet-friendly comfort food
If you’re on a tight budget and have a big group of friends that can’t decide what to eat, try dragging them to this wallet-friendly restaurant. The food served here is not your fancy Italian fare, but if you are looking to fill your stomach fast, the sheer choice of dishes make this casual eatery a winner.
At the Liang Court branch, I ordered the oven-grilled escargots ($5.90), a decent appetiser if you want to try the usually atas dish minus the dent in your wallet. But if you yearn for something more satisfying, my personal go-tos are the baked rice dishes. From Bacon Mushroom Risotto ($5.90) to Chicken Gratin ($4.90), these carbo-loaded classics are comfort food at its simplest.
The dishes taste pretty mediocre on average, but at such low prices, it’s easy to keep my inner Michelin Star critic quiet. Add to that the free-flow drink bar (Pepsi, lemon tea, tea, coffee and so on) and I’m sorry to say that I’ve turned over to the dark side and might revisit one of Saizeriya’s many outlets again.
Brings back memories...
I used to live in Tokyo a few years back, and in the station closest to my place was a Sayzeria. The food is whatever - totally commercial - but they had really cheap wine. So I used to order something, anything - probably pizza - and just sit there and drink lots of wine. This is the best way to enjoy Sayzeria. Since I'm back at the States, no cheap places to drink, so I started carrying a hip flask...
Affordable Western Food
If you're looking to add a restaurant that serves cheap and good food onto your list of go-to dining places, then Saizeriya is the place for you. It offers good quality food at really affordable prices, making it a hit among students and working class adults alike.
At Saizeriya, you get what you pay for. Yes, this isn't fine dining. However, for anything between as low as $3.90 to about $13.00, you can get a range of foods from salads to pizzas, pastas and baked rice. Portions are relatively filling, and they taste pretty good especially considering the price. And for about $2.50, you can get free flow drinks as well. They also have a range of desserts, from vanilla ice cream for as low as $1.90 to tiramisu and panna cotta for no more than $5.00.
If you're looking for good food at great prices, and would like something different from your usual hawker fare, then definitely give Saizeriya a try.
Cheap But Doesn't Taste Good
Saizeriya is very popular with students, but it’s definitely not for the quality of their food. Their meals are indeed very cheap, but the food that my friends and I ordered were not satisfactory.
The pasta was not cooked well, and the carbonara sauce too diluted. The spaghetti bolognese that my friend ordered also suffered from the same problems. The only upside about Saizeriya is the free flow of drinks, so my friends and I stayed there for a long time just chilling and drinking.
average but satisfactory
Saizeriya has become one of my go-to restaurants for affordable fusion food with my friends. With more than 10 outlets located around Singapore, you can easily find one near you. Saizeriya is known for their ridiculously affordable prices, with pasta dishes ranging from $3.90 to $6.90. Did I mention that the portions are fairly big too?
My favorite dish at Saizeriya has to be the escargots. For only $5.90, you get 6 escargots baked in butter and garlic, not something you can find in restaurants for such a low price. My second favorite dish would be their pastas because of its simple yet tasty flavours.
The food arrives at your table relatively quickly and the waiters respond well to our calls. Overall, although the management seemed to have changed ever since it first opened, I always find myself returning for its value-for-money lunch/dinner fix.
The Orientation Group Restaurant
Marked by its spacious interior and free-flow drinks, Saizeriya is a popular dining option for orientation groups, CCAs and classes on their first day together.
I usually see Saizeriya as JustAcia with better food, my go-to dish being the Salmon Doria ($5.90). However, the food here isn’t too good either. The Salmon Doria is basically white rice drowning in white sauce - far too creamy for a regular person’s taste buds. They do serve a generous number of smoked salmon pieces though, which are tasty, albeit a little too salty. But considering the extremely cheap prices of the food here, you are getting your money’s worth.
Saizeriya probably isn’t the place to go for a regular meal on a regular day, but do visit if you’re looking for the perfect place to play shoot shag marry with your latest group of friends!
Holy Grail for the Budget Seeker
If you're broke but still want to dine out with your buddies, yet wanting to dine in an air-controlled environment that is not fast-food, Saizariya is the place to be. Selling a great range of food from western cuisines, from pastas to pizzas to even escargot, at an amazingly affordable price.
Though the service was super average to bad at times, it was overall comedic the way the staff behaved sometimes. The waiting time for the food was about 10 - 20 minutes. But the waiting time was obsolete since we were just busy catching up with my friends. I got the mushroom pasta and the salmon pizza. Overall, the portions were reasonable and the pizza were not bad at all.
Overall, while the food isn't mind-blowing, I would gladly go back there for the affordability.
Saizeriya used to be a budget-friendly restaurant which serves decent food. Their concept of refillable drinks have earned the praises of many, as well as Western cuisine with little monetary heft.
However, the quality of food has gone down with time. Food delivery up to the table can take as long as 15 minutes, to say the least. The Saizeriya outlet at Bukit Timah Plaza is often shorthanded, and leave customers unattended to. This is bad service for a restaurant of a respectable former glory. What's worse now is that the food has deteriorated in quality. For example, the signature Carbonara pasta is now too creamy. Too much cream makes the eater sick of eating it after a feel mouthfuls. The well-known escargots too, have lost its charm because of lack of garlic, which helps to enhance the fragrance of the dish.
Because of the noticeable drops in quality now, think twice about going to Saizeriya to get your lunch or dinner fix.
Cheap Food With Huge Servings
Saizeriya has got to be one of my affordable food locations I would go to when I am on a budget. This restaurant is great for friends, groups, families and couples. Sometimes, it gets a little too noisy when large groups done there, especially the branch at The Cathay.
Food is served fast after ordering and drinks are self-service. Plain water is free, but other drinks you need to pay $2.80 for refillable options. My usual dish options will always be the creamy bacon carbonara which is also one of their best seller and chef recommendations there. My friends will choose the vongole clams pasta in spicy seafood sauce. The clams are super tasty and fresh and there are no shell or sand bits inside. We will also order the 8pcs wings set which is honey base marinated. I love the wings, it is so good, especially when it just came out grilled! The slight crispiness of the skin makes you want for more.
The menu has a lot of variety, except desserts which only has a few options to choose from. But try their lava moist cake. They have pizzas, steaks, chicken and sausage combo set which are served on a teppan style plate. Prices are good, cheap and reasonable. Most of the dishes are priced at $5.90, so many students loved to dine there. For this price, you get to fill your stomach full, and you know it is all worth it!
Would definitely go back again!