Aston Specialities has always been our choice for affordable western food
The outlet we visited was at Joo Chiat. Previously located along East Coast
Road, this outlet has made its home at Joo Chiat Rd since 2022. It takes up
the space of 2 shophouses, which gives it ample space for dine in.
In terms of location, it is a distance away from East Coast Road. The old
outlet is a magnet for teens. With this location, it may deter them from
heading there as it is not as accessible. However, with a carpark access
and residential area surrounding it, this looks like an outlet made for
Decor-wise, the Aston Specialities relies on extensive use of wood and bricks
and have a vibe similar to old Western saloons with robes and pictures of
Cowboys on the wall.
In terms of food selection, you have the usual fare of grilled chicken, steaks
and fish of various flavours. There is also a selection of lamb chops, ribs,
burgers and spaghetti on the menu. Price range from $10-$20++ with Japanese
Wagyu Steak close to $50. Most orders include a selection of hot or cold side
For our meal, we decided to have the ASTON classic Cheesburger, Japanese Wagyu
burger and Lemon Lime Chicken.
We kicked off the meal with a starter mushroom soup with bread. It is
almost like Campbell’s soup.
ASTON Classic Cheeseburger
The burger is served without any sides. While the fillings are generous, the
bun was just ok. It could do better with a little toast. The patty is a tad
dry and not as juicy as we had expected.
Japanese Wagyu burger
The Japanese Wagyu burger hits differently. The Wagyu beef was tender and
juicy at the same time. Compared to the ASTON cheeseburger, this is on another
level. Priced at $22.90, we do expect it to come with sides, but
unfortunately, it does not if you order a-la-carte. Nonetheless, look out for
promotions that may sweeten the deal.
This is probably the bread and butter of Aston. It’s decently priced for a
meal in a restaurant and comes with 2 side dishes. In terms of taste, it
probably ranks a tad higher than the regular western food stores in hawker
The Aston Specialities is a good place to go as a family. It has a soothing
atmosphere with its bright and western decor. While the food is not exactly
one that one would rave about, it is palatable. It is good that it is