16 lunches under $15 near Student One

No time for food prep? Chasing a quick food fix, that won’t break the bank? No worries. Brisbane City’s food offerings are plentiful, with every cuisine for every budget. Keep your energy levels up with these 16 lunches that will keep you and your wallet satisfied. Added bonus, all of these options are right near Student One and under $15.


1. Sushi Train

Treat yourself to three (yes, that’s 3) plates of sushi at one of the best sushi trains in town, Sushi Edo on Elizabeth Street. All plates are $3.80 so this will set you back $11.40, with money to spare for a bowl of Miso Soup that will bring your total up to $14.30.

2. Singaporean

Head down to Singapore & Co in Albert Street to satisfy all your Singapore cuisine cravings. The majority of their menu comes in under $15, so you’ll have plenty to choose from.

3. Sushi Rolls

Seriously strapped for cash? Get your hands on a couple of sushi rolls from LR Sushi on Adelaide Street for just $5.60.

4. Vietnamese

Looking for a good lunch deal? Head to Saigon Salad Roll on Roma Street for three rice paper rolls or a Vietnamese bread roll, and a drink for $11. Spend $14.50 and snag yourself a rice vermicelli salad or broken rice bowl, with your choice of protein and a drink.

5. Mexican

Make it a Mexican fiesta and chow down a burrito from Zambrero on Eagle Street for $11.90, or head to Guzman Y Gomez in Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square, Eagle Street and their 24-hour location on Albert Street to get a burrito for the same price. Or three tacos for $11.50.

6. Kebabs

Check out Kebapp on Adelaide Street for a quick Turkish food fix. You can get a kebab with all the fillings for under $10.

7. Bibimbap

Fuel up with some bibimbap at Madtongsan II on Elizabeth Street with a range of varieties for under $15.

8. Vegetarian Curries

Keep it healthy and enjoy two plant-based curries and rice from VegeRama on Adelaide Street and in the Myer Centre for $9.50. If you’re really hungry or are keen for leftovers, you can grab three curries and rice for $13.50.

9. Burgers

Got a burger urge? Head down to Miss Kay’s on George Street for a beef burger you’ll write home about. All of their burgers hit at $15 or under and you can even get 1kg of wings for bang on $15. Talk about a bargain. Grill’d is also a good choice, but not all burgers will be friendly on your wallet. Stick to the basics like a Simply Grill’d that comes in at only $11.50. You can find Grill’d on Albert Street, Eagle Street or in the Wintergarden.

10. Japanese

Get a bowl of donburi or feast on gyoza at one of Brisbane City’s best Japanese restaurants, Harajuku Gyoza in Albert Lane. They serve up their rice bowls for $13.80 and grab a plate of poached or grilled gyoza for under $10. Or check out Karaage on Adelaide Street for a Japanese chicken curry at only $9.50.

11. Ramen

Slurp down a delicious bowl of classic pork ramen at Hakataya Ramen in the Queen Street Mall or in the Myer Centre for an easy $14.

12. Bagels

Fill up on a smoked chicken bagel from The Bagel Boys on Queen Street, Adelaide Street or George Street for just $9.50. You can have your pick from the whole menu really, with every bagel costing you $10 or less.

13. Dumplings

Get 10 of the tastiest pork dumplings in town from New Shanghai in Queens Plaza or the Myer Centre for $13.50. You can also get all-you-can-eat dumplings at Jade Buddah, which will cost a mere $12. This deal is available every Tuesday noon-2pm and 6-8pm, you’re welcome.

14. Thai

Have the vegetarian pad thai at Kinn Imm Thai Restaurant in Queens Plaza for $15.

15. Toasties

Craving a comfort food toastie? Melt Brothers is your happy place. Their entire menu is under $15 but we recommend going for a classic ham and cheese that will set you back $8.90, leaving you spare change for a side of potato gems.

16. Pizza

Dominos on Queen Street is the perfect place to pick up a quick pizza feed. If you’re really short on change, stick to their value range, which starts at as little as $5. Feeling a bit more flush with cash? Splurge on the Dominos traditional range, which you can get your hands on for $13.25.

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