Just Acia

Easily accessible for all is Just Acia, one of the most value-for-money places for lunch in town with branches at Marina Square, Dhoby Ghaut and Suntec City. There, set lunches with free flow ice cream and drinks start from as low as $5.90.


Just Acia offers a mix of Asian cuisine – Japanese, Korean and Chinese. The restaurant's fried chicken chop set, gyoza set and spicy chicken set are priced at $5.90, and the fried salmon set and dory fillet set at $7.50. All set lunches come with miso soup and pickled cabbage as well as free flow of Magnolia ice cream and drinks including iced tea, coffee, tea and soft drinks.

We particularly liked the spicy chicken set and the tom yam set, which came with sufficient hint of lemongrass. And from the speed the bulgogi beef and dumplings disappeared from the table next to ours, they must be good as well.



Despite a bustling crowd, service at Just Acia was surprisingly fast. We were promptly handed menus upon seated. And with wireless connection and open powerpoints to charge your laptop with available within the restaurant, it is no surprise Just Acia is popular with working executuves and students.

But while service is brisk, the queues at the counter, which are strangely separated into two counters, one for NETS and the other for credit cards, might put diners off.

Though the restaurant does not serve the best Asian food in the area, Just Acia might just be one of the cheapest and most value-for-money in town. On weekdays, that is – the cheapest set on weekends starts about $11.90.

Related link: Just Acia website

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