saizeriya singapore review

Saizeriya Italian Restaurant in Singapore – Honest Review

If you’re on a lookout for cheap food, you might have come across Saizeriya, a popular Italian restaurant. Known for its authentic Italian dishes and affordable prices, Saizeriya has become a go-to destination for casual Italian cuisine dining.

But does this restaurant live up to its reputation? In this review, we’ll delve deeper into the food, atmosphere, and overall experience of Saizeriya. So, if you’re looking for a cozy and inviting place that serves delicious Italian food, keep reading to find out if Saizeriya is worth your visit.

The Origins of Saizeriya

Saizeriya is a popular Italian-style chain restaurant that originated in Japan. Founded in 1997 by Takeshi Saiki, the company has grown to become one of the largest casual restaurant chains in Japan. The company now has over 400 outlets throughout the country, as well as locations in China, Taiwan and Thailand.

Saizeriya was inspired by the traditional Italian trattoria restaurants of Milan. Takeshi Saiki visited Italy and was so enamored with the country’s cuisine that he decided to open his own restaurant back home in Japan. He wanted to bring the tastes of Italy to Japanese consumers, so he created a menu filled with classic Italian dishes like pasta, pizza and risotto at affordable prices.

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Saizeriya’s Menu

When one thinks about Italian food, we think of the expensive pastas. But at Saizeriya, I love that I can get a pasta for way below $10. That is really affordable!

Saizeriya also has an extensive menu, ranging from classic Italian staples to local specialties, all at affordable prices. Their menu includes both hot and cold dishes, from pizza and pasta to salads and soups. Main courses include grilled steaks, fish, pork cutlets and various other meats. Appetizers include bruschetta and fried calamari. Desserts range from gelato to crêpes with seasonal fruit toppings. Saizeriya also offers daily set menus that come with soup, bread or salad, a main course and dessert for a discounted price. There’s something for everyone on their menu!

Check out their website for the menus:

Grand Menu

Lunch Menu

Kids Menu

The Dining Experience at Saizeriya

Saizeriya has a comfortable ambience, making it a great spot for casual dining. The restaurant interior is designed with traditional Italian decor, with wooden chairs and tables and vintage lighting fixtures. The staff are friendly and attentive, and the service is quick. If you’re in a hurry, you can order your food to go through their “Take-Out” option.

My Favourite Orders at Saizeriya

I always go for either pasta or the chicken stew with rice.

The chicken stew has lean chicken pieces in it. Tender and lean. Perfect for me.

I like their chicken wings as well, however the picture doesnt do it justice.

Their steak is sometime okay, sometime inconsistent. If I want to eat steak, I would prefer to go for steakhouse for the consistency. But their pasta has huge portions, which is perfect for me, a large eater.

They have mushroom soup, which is not too watery, concentrated and yummy!

I love love love their escargot, which is cheap and yummy. 

And we top the meal off with ice cream.

Verdict of Saizeriya

My husband is a foodie and he doesn’t have the best opinion of Saizeriya. He finds the food to be just passable, and not quite up to his expectations compared to other Italian restaurants. However, I still have to give Saizeriya its due credit. 

They offer an affordable menu with a wide variety of dishes, from pizza and pasta to soup and salad. Plus, it’s conveniently located in most shopping malls around Singapore, making it an easy option for a quick bite or casual dinner. 

So although my husband may not be a fan of Saizeriya, I understand why many people find it appealing and can recommend it as an option for budget-conscious diners who are looking for some Italian comfort food.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Saizeriya provide a take-away option?

Yes! Saizeriya provides a take-away option. You can order your meal online, via their website or mobile app, and get it delivered to your doorstep. You can also pick up your food at the restaurant if you prefer.

Is Saizeriya food halal?

At the point of writing, it is not halal certified yet.  

Can I make a reservation at Saizeriya?

No, only walk-in is allowed. 

Why is Saizeriya food so cheap?

Saizeriya has become a popular and affordable dining option in Japan, thanks in part to the vision of its current president, Yasuhiko Shōgaki. Despite initially struggling to attract customers to his Italian cuisine, Shōgaki took a bold step to cut prices by a staggering 70%. The result was an instant surge in popularity that has continued to this day, with Saizeriya earning a reputation as a go-to spot for delicious and economical meals. 

How to pronounce Saizeriya?

Saizeriya is pronounced as ‘sah-zee-ree-yah’. It’s a combination of the founder Takeshi Saiki’s last name and the Italian word ‘trattoria’, which means ‘restaurant’.

List of Saizeriya Outlets and their locations in Singapore




City Square Mall

Address180 Kitchener Road, #B2-55/56 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Tel6834 4877
Fax6834 4911

Toa Payoh

AddressBlk 190 Toa Payoh Lorong 6, #02-514, Singapore 310190
Tel6253 8001
Fax6253 5228

Orchard Gateway

Address277 Orchard Road, #B2-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858
Tel6702 4451
Fax6702 4513

United Square

Address101 Thomson Rd, #B1-32/33 United Square, Singapore 307591
Tel6250 5480
Fax6250 5490


Address12 Kallang Ave, #03-07/08 Aperia, Singapore 339511
Tel6386 2792
Fax6386 2790

Chinatown Point

Address133 New Bridge Road, #02-10 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Tel6822 0340
Fax6822 0341

Marina Square

Address6 Raffles Blvd, #02-207 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Tel6252 1582
Fax6252 1590

Alexandra Retail Centre

Address460 Alexandra Rd #01-30/31, Singapore 119963
Tel6513 0174
Fax6513 0156



Address23 Serangoon Central, #01-61/62 NEX, Singapore 556083
Tel6518 3165
Fax6518 3149

Hougang 1

Address1 Hougang Street 91, #01-38 Hougang 1, Singapore 538692
Tel6312 8644
Fax6312 4491

Rivervale Mall

Address11 Rivervale Crescent, #02-09 Rivervale Mall, Singapore 545082
Tel6909 1458
Fax6909 1460

Seletar Mall

Address33 Sengkang West Avenue, #02-K1/K2/K3 The Seletar Mall, Singapore 797653
Tel6386 9246
Fax6386 9904

Oasis Terrace

Address681 Punggol Drive, #03-07/08 Oasis Terrace, Singapore 820681
Tel6244 4583
Fax6244 4587

Hougang Mall

Address90 Hougang Ave 10, #02-24, Hougang Mall, Singapore 538766
Tel6243 5927
Fax6243 5928

Heartland Mall

AddressHeartland Mall, Blk 205, Hougang Street 21 #02-26/29, Singapore 530205
Tel6908 6144
Fax6908 6145


Address51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 #01-01, 51@AMK, Singapore 569922
Tel6904 3556
Fax6904 3438


Paya Lebar Quarters

Address10 Paya Lebar Road, #04-13, Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore 409057
Tel6702 2478
Fax6702 2479

Eastpoint Mall

Address3 Simei Street 6, #03-04 Eastpoint Mall, Singapore 528833
Tel6604 8630
Fax6604 8631

White Sands

Address1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #03-11/12/13 White Sands, Singapore 518457
Tel6385 4234
Fax6385 4245

Changi City Point

Address5 Changi Business Central Park 1, #B1-44/45 Changi City Point, Singapore 486038
Tel6443 8567
Fax6443 8058

Tampines 1

Address10 Tampines Central 1, #04-23, Singapore 529536
Tel6481 7753
Fax6481 7754

Century Square

Address2 Tampines Central 5, #03-32/33 Singapore 529509
Tel6513 7732
Fax6513 1419


321 Clementi

Address321 Clementi Avenue 3, #02-05/06/07 321 Clementi, Singapore 129905
Tel6710 7590
Fax6710 7591


Address2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-09B JCube, Singapore 609731
Tel6268 7512
Fax6268 7513

The Star Vista

Address1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-44/45 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Tel6734 2580
Fax6734 2615

Hillion Mall

Address17 Petir Rd, #B1-20/21/22 Hillion Mall, Singapore 678278
Tel6909 1461
Fax6909 1462


Woods Square Mall

Address6 Woodlands Square, Woods Square Mall #B2-22, Singapore 737737
Tel6908 6571
Fax6908 6573

Sembawang SC

Address604 Sembawang Road, #B1-15/16 Sembawang Shopping Centre, Singapore 758459
Tel6570 9695
Fax6570 9665

Sun Plaza

Address30 Sembawang Drive, #03-17/18/19, Singapore 757713
Tel6235 6642
Fax6235 6643

Yew Tee Point

Address21 Choa Chu Kang North 6, #01-17, Yew Tee Point, Singapore 689578
Tel6219 3557
Fax6219 3986

Khatib HomeTeamNS

AddressKhatib HomeTeamNS 2, Yishun Walk #01-02HomeTeamNS Club House Singapore 767944
Tel6970 2588
Fax6970 2589


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