Halal steaks for every budget: Affordable vs Mid-Range vs Premium

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Halal steaks for every budget

Steak might not be the first dish to come to mind when we think of “cheap eats”. And the fact that halal meat typically tends to be more expensive than its non-halal equivalent makes beef consumption a luxury.

Yet, as I was doing research for this article, I discovered some non-halal steakhouses that charge hundreds for their premium cuts. I’m not sure who gets the short end of this stick, but thankfully, there are also plenty of halal options for those who crave a good steak but don’t want to max out their credit cards.

Below are a few halal places in Singapore where you can find a steak that won’t break the bank.

However, please be aware steaks come in different cuts, styles and portions, and that there are also other contributing factors that determine the price tag of the dish.

Halal Steaks for Every Budget: Affordable vs Mid-Range vs Premium

For the sake of this guide, the only factor we considered is price.

Is the highest priced steak in this list “expensive” in the purest notion? Very likely, but when compared to non-halal restaurant Fat Cow’s $290 Grade A3 striploin, there’s quite a steep difference.

Listed from cheapest to expensive, and as all always, share any of your favourites in the comments.

Price of cheapest steak
Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle

Chai Chee / Tampines / Toa Payoh / Woodlands
The Meathouse
Century Square
Eighteen Chefs
AMK Hub / Bugis Junction / Bukit Panjang Plaza / Djitsun Mall Bedok / Jcube Jurong East / Nex / Northpoint City / Pasir Ris Downtown East E!Avenue / Simei Eastpoint / The Star Vista / Yew Tee Point

Andes by Astons
Changi Airport T4 / Changi Village / Technopark @ Chai Chee / E!Hub @ Downtown East / Joo Chiat Apartments
Tender Fresh Classic
Cheong Chin Nam Road, Waterway Point, Tampines Hub, Northpoint City
Chargrill Western
Spize Bedok
Simpang Bedok
J’s Wok & Grill
NTUC Income Tampines Junction
Steak Me
Jalan Kayu
T-Bob’s Corner
Bedok North
I Am
Haji Lane
The Royal’s Steakhouse
Jalan Pisang
Big Bern’s American Grill
Jewel Changi Airport / Our Tampines Hub
El Fuego
Jewel Changi Airport
Kucina Italian
Eatzi Gourmet Bistro
Payar Lebar Square / SAFRA Yishun
Royz Et Vous
Telok Ayer
Simpang Bedok
Spize Rifle Range
Temasek Club
The Halia
Botanic Gardens

1. Fatty Bom Bom Sizzle

Can you beat $12.40 for a steak with fries, coleslaw and bun? No. You cannot. This isn’t aged-prime meat, but it’s satisfying. Only for non-fussy eaters.

2. The Meathouse

This halal-certified casual steakhouse was conceived by none other than Chef Benny Se Teo, of E18hteen Chefs fame. At $16, the Salisbury Steak is the cheapest meat on the menu, but luxe cuts like the T-Bone and carpetbag steak are probably better bets.

3. Eighteen Chefs

Probably more well-known for its heart attack fried rice, Eighteen Chefs also serves steaks at prices not designed to cause a cardiac arrest, especially in the pocket.

4. Andes by Astons

The halal-certified version of ASTONS Specialties chain of restaurants, Andes caters to a wider customer base in a family-friendly environment. The Prime Sirloin comes with two sides, and at $16.90 you’ll be a happy camper.

5. Tender Fresh Classic

A familiar home-grown brand, Tender Fresh Classic’s menu is broad as it is affordable. Whilst the restaurant is more popular for its fried chicken, there are a couple of steak items for meat aficionados.

6. Chargrill Western

As its name suggests, Chargrill Western’s specialty is western cuisine. Especially grilled western cuisine. So expect burgers, pasta, chicken and beef, of course. Their Prime Sirloin Steak is served with French fries, button mushrooms and mushroom soup, all for about $20.

  • Address: Northpoint City, 930 Yishun Ave 2
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7. Spize Bedok

You’ll always be spoiled for choice when dining at this quintessential suburban supper place in the east, but if you’re craving for red meat at midnight, their rib eye steak is 220g of perfectly marbled and juicy NZ import.

  • Address: Bedok Shopping Complex, 336 Bedok Road
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8. J’s Wok & Grill

While the menu’s split into Western and Oriental cuisines, the Premium Beef Market section is a classic in its own right. At $19.90, the Sirloin Steak is the most flavourful and tender side of meat.

  • Address: NTUC Income Tampines Junction, 300 Tampines Ave 5
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9. Steak Me

Situated amongst numerous eateries that line Jalan Kayu, Steak Me is one of the country’s few halal restaurants that specialise in steak, in a refined setting via Chef Amri (of Le Steak fame). You can’t go wrong ordering any one of their specialties like the PS Striploin, PS Ribeye or PS Tenderloin.

10. T-Bob’s Corner

The grill specialists from this Bedok eatery particularly excel at the Angus Tomahawk, a fatty, tender and gigantic piece of meat weighing at least 1.2kg. However, if you’re a lightweight eater, there are also sirloin and ribeye steaks available.

11. I Am

The original I Am… Cafe is located at the hard-to-miss entrance to Haji Lane where they have been serving Dutch-inspired cuisine for over five years, including the T-bone steak which will set you back $25.90.

12. The Royals Steakhouse

Premium-quality halal steaks from Australia and New Zealand populate the steakhouse’s menu, and prices start from $26 for an Angus Striploin.

13. Big Bern’s American Grill

Operating from a food truck within the very hip Timbre+, this Muslim-owned joint serves genuine American comfort food with southern Louisiana accents. Expect soul-warming food like Cajun chicken and po-boys (a traditional sandwich from Louisiana), but if you’re hunting for steak, that’s available here too.

  • Address: Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent JTC LaunchPad @ one-north
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14. Commons

Not a lot of steak options here, but the ribeye comes loaded with a baked Japanese sweet potato, asparagus, roasted baby carrots and vine tomatoes. Otherwise, assemble a team to devour The Meat Feast instead, an assemblage of all things meat.

15. El Fuego

The latest halal brand by COLLIN’S, El Fuego showcases Chef Collin’s’ original take on modern Halal European cuisine. Here, Argentine Angus Ribeye is used and grilled over charcoal to a red medium rare and topped with forest mushroom ragout, and watercress horseradish salad. Comes with a side of Jewel.

16. Kucina Italian

An unlikely contender for steak but they do it well here. The only beef steak on the menu is called the Bistecca, a 220g Black Angus ribeye served with fresh vegetables and cubed potatoes layered with black pepper sauce. You also have the option to add truffle butter and black truffle pate for $6.

  • Address: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Kinex Mall (Fomerly known as OneKm Mall)
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17. Eatzi Gourmet Bistro

There are many steak options in the $20 range here, but the House Classic Tenderloin Steak is the one to beat. Tender eye fillet topped with white asparagus and black mushroom sauce.

18. Royz Et Vous

From its humble beginnings in Bali Lane in 2014, Royz Et Vous has emerged as a prominent halal establishment in a challenging F&B industry. The menu is decidedly western, with nods to Malay influences in dishes such as Lamb Shank ‘Tulang Merah’ and ‘Rendang Duck Pasta’. For steaks, the Brazen Striploin is quite pricey at $34.90, so file this under “anniversaries and birthdays”.

19. Badoque

A popular halal steakhouse before halal steakhouses became a thing, Badoque remains at the top of the game with its steaks starting at $36. Service here is consistently superb which makes up for the deflated wallet after every meal. Tip: Apply for their Badoque Privilege Card to redeem 10% off your meals.

20. Spize Rifle Range

From supper club to country club, Spize’s departure from River Valley Road highlights its foray into a more upscale dining experience. The aged steaks come from free range Black Angus cattle raised on the natural diet of Melbourne’s Gippsland pure pastures. Quality is the name of the game here, hence the hefty price tag.

21. The Halia

Nearly impossible to get to unless you drive, The Halia is the epitome of a luxe dining experience for halal-certified food. Their steaks are the most expensive items on the menu; a cut of the Icon F1 Wagyu (a crossbreed) starts from $55 while 100% full-blood Blackmore Wagyu ranges from $48 to $82.

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