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#02-22, Liang Court 177 River Valley Road Singapore 179030
 
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A small wallet friendly cafe from Japan that specializes in fusion food of both Asian and Western Cuisine.

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(Updated: January 29, 2013)

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!

Thumbs up!

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
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Value for money
Branch Location:
Liang Court
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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.

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(Updated: December 01, 2012)

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!

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Average Spent Per Person:
6
Best Part:
The food!
Branch Location:
Toa Payoh Central Blk 190, Lorong 6 #02-514
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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.

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Average Spent Per Person:
18
Best Part:
Escargot, Risotto
Branch Location:
Bukit Timah Plaza
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Yes
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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.

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5
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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.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
Escargot, focaccia with garlic and butter
Branch Location:
City Square Mall
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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(Updated: April 11, 2012)

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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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Best Part:
Garlic Mussels
Branch Location:
Liang Court
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Yes
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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.

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(Updated: February 16, 2016)

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.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
Cheap Food
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Yes
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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!

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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.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
Cheap Food
Branch Location:
The Cathay
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Yes
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Quality degraded

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.

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Friendly price
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No
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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!

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
cheap food, wide variety
Branch Location:
The Cathay
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Yes
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Great affordable taste

The main attraction about this place is, to me, that the food here is oh so very affordable. This is the restaurant I went to as a secondary school student with friends when we wanted something more atas than hawker food and more nutritious than fast food. Also, they have free-flow drinks and student pricing, so this was like heaven to us.

Although the prices here are low, they don't compromise on the taste. It surely doesn't compare to food at classier/more expensive restaurants, but it doesn't leave much room for complaint. Also, I remember being really impressed by how you could just press a button and waiters would come to your table. It takes all the awkwardness out of raising your hand in a busy restaurant and whisper-yelling "hello? waiter?" Service here is not extraordinary, but very good considering the restaurant is usually busy but the waiters don't show any impatience or poor attitude.

Overall, food and service here isn't extraordinary per se, but once the price is factored in, this place becomes instantly unbelievable and seems a little too good to be true.

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Cheap Italian food

Saizeriya is a great place for those on budget but would like to try decent Italian food. They also offer free flow drinks for $2.50, and you can choose from soft drinks, to hot coffee, to Milo and hot tea!

I wouldn't say the food taste fantastic but it's decent considering that it's cheap. I highly recommend the oven baked escargot. It cost only $5.80 and it tasted pretty good! I don't think I can find this price for escargot anywhere else in Singapore.

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
Escargot and free flow drinks for $2.50
Branch Location:
Orchard Gateway
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Yes
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Great place for group meals

Saizeriya is my go-to whenever I'm meeting my friends and we don't wanna spend too much, or are too lazy to think of new places to eat. The outlet at Liang Court is especially good for the purposes of keeping within a budget, because almost all the food at Clarke Quay is expensive. Saizeriya is also good for meeting old friends and catching up because it's a really relaxed environment and you can stay and talk, they won't chase you away.

Don't expect Mastechef-standard food, but I would say the standard is pretty good considering that it's cheaper than most restaurants. I would recommend the escargots, which are tasty and exceptionally cheap compared to what you can get at other places.

I will mention, though, that once I saw hair in my dish halfway through my meal. I notified the server, he took it away to the kitchen. The manager came back (without the dish) and said that there was no hair. I told him again that there was, and without acknowledging the validity of my comment, he proceeded to replace my dish. Not the best service on this particular occasion, but no complaints otherwise.

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Now Open At Orchard Gateway!

Open in the newly launched Orchard Gateway Shopping Centre, Saizeriya is located in a corner of B2 but does get very crowded at lunch times on weekdays with both students and the working crowd.

Perhaps due to their very popular lunch set meals which includes free flow drinks and a small salad, do try to get there a little earlier to beat the crowd.

Food Recommendations:
1. Chicken Wings: Coming in sets of 4 or 8. The chicken wings are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
2. Baked Rice: For those expecting a deep dish with generous helping of rice like other baked rice dishes in Singapore, this is the exact opposite. Served on a hot plate a thin layer of rice is covered with a generous cheese layer and though you may think it will not fill you up - the portion is actually just right as opposed to feeling too heavy.
3. Grilled pulled pork: As part of their set lunch meal options, the pork has a thin layer of fat that adds to its flavour (yes don't we all love just that bit of fat) and comes with a sunny side up
4. Black pepper chicken spaghetti: Deep fried chicken and pasta in a salty black pepper sauce. Tastes great with the crushed red pepper and cheese sprinkled over the top.

Don't Bother With:
1. Cabonara: They might say its their best seller but its just bland. Nothing special to it despite being a painfully easy dish to cook.
2. Pizza: Tasting like pita bread with tomato sauce and a very thin layer of cheese, its really something you can just cook at home.

Overall: Great value for money and at a very good location!

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Average Spent Per Person:
10
Best Part:
Value for money
Branch Location:
Orchard Gateway
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