Working around Orchard Road? Then head to Orchard Central for one of the best lunch deals in town!

Genki Sushi #04-30

Turn stuffy luncheons into a delightful affair and dine at Genki Sushi. Unlike other conveyor belt sushi restaurants, the Japanese franchise restaurant uses a high-tech order system that allows you to pick your sushi rolls and sashimi, and have them delivered to you fresh on a speedy Shinkansen bullet train. Service here is real efficient too as it’s mainly technology-based–perfect for a quick catchup! Tel: 6238 0900

Joie by Dozo #12-01

Invite clients for a luxurious six-course lunch ($38.80) or seven-course dinner ($68.80) featuring modern meatless dishes. Top picks on the menu are the grilled bailing mushroom steak served on a granite hot stone, as well as the pumpkin and spinach ravioli. Prefer a more intimate setting? The sophisticated restaurant has five private rooms that seat 4-16 people, which can be reserved at no additional cost. Tel: 6838 6966

Kilo @ PACT #02-16/18

Looking for an alternative dining spot to switch up your next lunch meeting? Housed in lifestyle retail store Pact, this beatnik restaurant is great for hosting big groups with their unique L-shaped dining table that easily fits more than 15 people. Get their lunch sushiro or rice bowl combo ($20) and enjoy a choice of homemade citrus ice tea or sodas, as well as a choice of basil panna cotta or lemon pie. Tel: 6884 7560

Milagro Spanish Restaurant #08-06/07

Moving away from their usual Spanish fare, the lunch menu centres on wholesome fusion dishes that won’t leave you sluggish after. From the Bistro Selections ($8.50), fill up on succulent beef stew that comes with a hearty side of mixed-grain rice or soft roasted potatoes. Or order an Epicure Selections set ($14.50) and have their hickory-smoked Norwegian salmon with seasonal greens and unique sea foam. Tel: 6238 6248

NANTSUTTEI #07-12/13

Be like the hardworking salarymen in Tokyo and have a power lunch over a piping hot bowl of ramen. Known for their rich tonkatsu broth that’s layered with fragrant black roasted garlic oil, this popular Japanese based diner is famous for their chasu-men ($16) which features high quality pork loin marinated in a rich special shoyu sauce. Chill out in this colourful space with a view of the chefs slinging out noodles from behind the counter. Tel: 6337 7166

SOM TAM #08-13

Catering to everyone’s palate is trendy dining spot SOM TAM. Look forward to delicious modern Thai fusion dishes like the succulent basil-marinated Krapow chicken burger ($12.80), as well as traditional dishes including pad thai with prawns ($12.80) and grilled squid with Thai chilli sauce ($14.80). Available during weekdays from 11.30am to 2.30pm, Som Tam’s Thai Pinto set lunch box ($14.80-$15.80) comes with pineapple rice, Thai spring rolls, mango or papaya salad, and a main course. Tel: 6238 6872

Sumiya Charcoal Grill Izakaya #12-02

Sumiya is always packed for their value lunch sets, which was renewed recently. Select from the most popular mixed bara kaisen don ($20.80) and assorted sashimi ($28.80) sets. Cooked food such as their char-grilled fish set ($20.80) and the newly introduced Wagyu beef steak don set ($36.80) are also highly recommended. All sets come with an appetiser, salad, pickles, miso soup, chawanmushi, and dessert. Tel: 6509 9618

Table @ Pip’s #B2-11 to 22

Impress associates and treat them to a scrumptious modern European meal at Table @ Pip’s. Using fresh ingredients, this quaint joint serves up quality fine dining cuisine at pocket-friendly prices. Enjoy a 200g chargrilled Wagyu minute steak for just $36.90, or if you’re adventurous, head straight for their tender barbecue crocodile rib ($25.90). Tel: 6467 6867

Tanuki Raw #04-01

Recently revamped, Tanuki Raw’s new space screams fun! Fitted with cheery orange bar stools and hanging potted plant lightings, the Japanese-inspired bar and restaurant is ideal for a relaxed get-together. Starting from $12, their lunch menu includes their well-loved donburis at half of their usual price. Crowd favourites are their popular truffle yakiniku don ($14.80) and salted duck egg char siew don ($12.80).

TONKIN #B1-02

TONKIN serves Vietnamese classics such as banh mi, fresh spring rolls ($4.90), and of course, pho, making it a safe lunch destination. Savour a heartwarming bowl of their delicious Hai Phong fish noodle soup ($10.90) for a healthy midday meal; top up to their lunch set ($13.90) to receive a soup, side and drink to quench your thirst. Tel: 6444 4406

Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, S238896 Tel: 6238 1051