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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out Kebapp on Adelaide Street for a quick Turkish food fix. You can get a kebab with all the fillings for under $10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have the vegetarian pad thai at Kinn Imm Thai Restaurant in Queens Plaza for $15.
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.
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.