Featuring an Ala-Carte Buffet Menu, Shin Minori upkeeps the freshness of the variety of sashimi it has on its menu. These premium cuts are both thick and juicy, and are a good value for a reasonable price paid.
What is most delectable about Shin Minori is the plethora of flavours of sushi it has in store. Each and every piece of this savoury delight exudes a pleasant sweet flavour upon bite.
Expected Damage: $35++ for lunch; $39++ for dinner
Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-15/16 UE Square, Singapore 239917 | Tel: +65 67332272 | Website
With a vastly wide selection of more than 140 dishes on its menu, Shinkei is likened to a paradise of Japanese food spread. Just its makimono menu alone features 16 different types of rolled sushi, let alone the variety handrolls and common flavours of nigiri available in-house.
What sets them apart from the rest is their rather delicious cooked and grilled food selection. Of course, including fresh sashimi as well. I really liked their stir-fried Garlic clams, so yes, try it out when you visit. Located in the central area of toa payoh, Shinkei is a top neighborhood choice.
Expected Damage: $45++ per pax
Address: 600 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #01-06/07/10, Singapore 319515 | Tel: +65 62555598 |Website
Another very value-for-money option here, Shabu Sai presents plates and plates of quality cuts of meat from all over the world, for just a nominal price to be dunked in their delicious shabu shabu soups.
Shabu Sai is an excellent choice to go for the carnivorous Singaporean. Despite all the meats, lets not forget the buffet of vegetables available as well. Free flow of soft drinks and ice cream are also available at the desserts bar for an additional $1.99++. The downside is that there is a time limit of 70 mins for lunch, and 90 mins for dinner so do take note.
Expected Damage: Weekday lunch $14.99++; Weekday dinner $24.99++ | Weekend lunch $19.99++; Weekend dinner $24.99++
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #08-09/10/11, Singapore 238896 | Tel: +65 68846760 | Facebook
Kushi Dining Bar is a spectacular gem hidden well right into the outskirts of Orchard Road. Over at Hotel Royal, I feel Kushi serves up premium, quality Japanese dishes at just a fraction of the price as per its non-buffet competitors.
Expect to indulge in decadent and all the more delicious selection of their cooked food; wagyu beef cubes, lobster porridge, salmon head, tataki and many more. Their sashimi is really fresh and juicy as well, featuring premium thick cuts of salmon belly, swordfish, tuna, tako, amaebi and more. If you are looking for a high quality Japanese buffet, Kushi is the place to be at.
Address: 526 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368216 | Tel: +65 62856525 | Website
For a Japanese buffet, Shin Yuu carries uniquely crafted sushis that are of a higher grade than its usual competitors, with the likes of seared tuna belly sushi, and their signature Shin Yuu Special Aburi Sushi (Salmon); seared salmon sushi with a smear of mentaiko. You also get complimentary Toro Sashimi, Taraba Kani, Zuwa Kani Tempura and Japanese Ice Cream with every a la carte buffet dinner order.
The aburi was something refreshingly different and we really enjoyed how the different textures and taste complimented the torched flavour really well. Sashimi fans will also be delighted to hear that they offer premium, thick cuts, fresh and juicy to appeal to everyone.
Expected Damage: Lunch $36.90++ per pax | Dinner $49.90++ per pax
Address: 16 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289209 | Tel: +65 67634939 | Facebook
Ssikkek is a meat-lover’s heaven come on earth. There is so much meat available in its buffet spread. The buffet is extremely popular at just $24++ per adult.
The Tanjong Pagar outlet tends to have long queues and reservations are recommended; else check out the Novena outlet which is also equally as hard to walk-in. Eating time is limited to 2 hours per table though when you place a booking.
Be prepared to leave smelling like someone stuffed a bbq pork belly down your shirt. Febreeze is conveniently located by the exit too.
Expected Damage: Weekday lunch $14++; Weekday dinner $24++ | Weekend lunch $24++; Weekend dinner $24++
Address: 101 Thomson Road, United Square Shopping Mall, #B1-14/15/16, Singapore 307591 | Tel: +65 62548123 | Facebook
Situated within the premise of SOTA (School of The Arts), I’m KIM Korean BBQ is relatively new as a less than two-year-old restaurant. A new and hip Korean BBQ restaurant in town, it offers a spread of high quality meats for barbecue.
I’m KIM Korean BBQ has more than 50 dishes on its eat-all-you-can menu. They range from the barbecue meats, to the ready-fried savoury treats such as potato wedges and chicken wings.
A signature barbecue item is the volcano chicken and the irresistable chicken wings are good too. Not forgetting the few selections of flavours for bingsu that wraps up your meal with a hearty delight.
Expected Damage: Weekday lunch $14++; Weekday dinner $22++ | Weekend lunch $24++; Weekend dinner $24++
Address: 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of The Arts, #01-04, Singapore 227968 | Tel: +65 62387218 | Facebook
This is another Korean joint which offers a good value buffet at $14.90++ for lunch,$24.90++ for dinner. K. Cook offers both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned dining areas. The latter is kept breezy with huge ceiling fans, hence say goodbye to burnt stench which arise from your usual Korean bbq-ing.
To top it off, the above-mentioned alfresco dining also screens K-pop music videos. Wonderful dining experience indeed, with quality cheap food and Korean pop stars.
Expected Damage: Weekday lunch $14.90++; Weekday dinner $24.90 | Weekend lunch $24.90++; Weekend dinner $26.90++
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #07-01, Singapore 238896 | Tel: +65 68847282 | Facebook
After having visited a few Korean barbecue restaurants within the vicinity of Tanjong Pagar and Amoy Street, I must say that Wang Dae Bak has one of the best ambience and quality of service for Korean barbecue restaurants in Singapore.
Despite not having a wide variety of choices on its bbq menu, I must mention that Wang Dae Bak indeed serves high quality meat. Coupled with the magic of charcoal barbecue, the barbecued meats conjured in this restaurant are exquisitely fragrant.
*Note that charcoal-style Korean BBQ buffet is only available during dinner at Wang Dae Bak.
Expected Damage: Dinner $28++
Address: 98 Amoy St, Singapore 069918 | Tel: +65 62260450 | Website
All you can eat buffet for $22.90++ weekdays /$24.90++ weekends , Miss Korea is an small unassuming joint at Killiney road is a dark horse undiscovered by most people in Singapore.
Excellent value for money and away from the student crowds at other all-you-can-eat joint. A quaint and cosy dining experience, away from the student crowds at the common all-you-can-eat joints.
Expected Damage: Weekday lunch & dinner $22.90++ | Weekend lunch & dinner $24.90++
Address: 87 Killiney Rd, Singapore 239533 | Tel: +65 67376422 | Facebook
Edge features seven open kitchens where which master chefs concoct an array of Asian and Pacific cuisine. The restaurant literally exhibits a culinary tour and dining experience for us, upon visit.
Special themed nights like a Meat buffet on Tuesday nights and a Seafood Night on Wednesday and Thursdays add some additional spice to the their international, “Pacific cuisine”.
Expected Damage: Lunch $50 NETT (Mon-Sat) | Sun-Tue dinner $68++; Wed-Sat dinner $78++
Address: 7 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Pan Pacific Hotel Level 3, Singapore 039595 | Tel: +65 68268240 | Website
Triple Three is simply named after the address of Mandarin Orchard. Setting itself apart from other hotel buffets, Triple Three has its buffet menu largely focusing on the Japanese cuisine.
Nonetheless, the spread of dishes is very much extensive. The premium roast section, fresh seafood on ice, as well as mouth-watering desserts are sure to satisfy your craving for the day.
Topping it off, Triple Three also has its ‘Daily Delight’ theme which features something different everyday. Foie Gras Tuesday, Wagyu Wednesday as well as the Weekend Lobster Night are just a few to name. Indeed, there’s always something delectable in store for your different cravings on various days of the week.
Expected Damage: Lunch $78++ (Mon-Sat); $118++ (Sun) | Dinner $88++ (Sun-Wed); $108++ (Thur-Sat)
Address: 333 Orchard Rd, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Singapore 238867 | Tel: +65 68316271 | Website
Here at The Line, the dining area is furnished with a modern style of display. The menu offers a selection of stylish bites conjured by a team of creative chefs. I can say that the restaurant is constantly bustling with activity, throughout the day.
Featuring 16 theatrical kitchens, The Line showcases an array of culinary delights that reflects an extensive international cuisine. Diners are spoilt for choice, with the availability of Chinese delicacies, exquisite Japanese, hearty Western, healthy salads and savoury desserts.
Not forgetting the local dishes, which is what The Line is well-known for. Prepared with meticulous effort by chefs in-house, the buffet menu here is a vivid reflection of our local gourmet paradise.
Get ready to indulge in a plethora of local delights which includes Laksa, seafood as well as some cultural influences of our Malay and Indian flavour.
Expected Damage: Lunch $62++ (Mon-Fri); $72++ (Sat); $108++ (Sun) | Dinner $79++ (Mon, Wed & Sun); $92++ (Fri & Sat)
Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Shangri-La Hotel, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Singapore 258350 | Tel: +65 62134275 | Website
A point makes the buffet menu at Plaza Brasserie an outstanding one, lies in the availability of choice of fish to be cooked in the Hong Kong style or Curry Fish Head style. Selections include garoupa, red snapper and sea bass.
Along with its ‘Crustacean Corner’ live cooking station, diners again, have a wide selection of seafood. These include the soft-shell clams (lala), bamboo clams, mussels, prawns as well as mud crabs.
Topping it well, diners also get to choose the type of sauce to go with their seafood platter. Top-quality sauces such as XO sauce, black bean and spicy coriander to name a few.
Expected Damage: Weekday lunch $38++; Weekend lunch $39++ | Dinner $52++ (Mon-Thur); $55++ (Fri-Sun)
Address: 7500A Beach Road, PARKROYAL Serviced Suites, Singapore 199591 | Tel: +65 65055710 | Website
With much greenery around and designed based off agriculture, PARKROYAL on Pickering’s hotel-in-a-garden concept is looking to turn some heads. Lime, the hotel’s signature open-kitchen all-day dining restaurant serves up an extensive spread of Asian flavours and contemporary international favourites in a lively theatrical mood.
On top of being an international buffet restaurant, what sets Lime apart from other buffet restaurants is its Peranakan kitchen. Hearty grandma’s cooking conjured with quality ingredients, Lime calls for a must-visit.
The seafood spread at Lime is also awesome. I very much love the fresh oysters and the prawns. Not forgetting also their special matcha chocolate fondue which was a splendid blend ratio of matcha and chocolate content.
Expected Damage: Lunch $48++ (Mon – Fri); $52++ (Sat); $78++ (Sun) | Dinner $65++ (Sun–Thur), $70++ (Sat & Sun)
Address: 3 Upper Pickering St, PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore 058289 | Tel: +65 68098899 | Website
Melt — The World Cafe indeed lives up to the reputation of its name. Featuring a multi-cultural culinary feast with an open kitchen concept, dining at this restaurant is an amazing experience. Diners get to watch the chefs at work, as they conjure a huge variety of cuisines.
The ‘Asian Kitchen’ section of presents ‘Noodles of the Day’ as one of its theme, where which chefs prepare different Asian-based signature mains such as prawn noodles, Laksa and Lor Mee. The Lor Mee whet up by our hotel chefs here at Melt is pretty good, and reflects a local flavour close to our hearts.
Another point of highlight is the North Indian cuisine section at Melt. A large array of rich and appetising curries are available, on a rotational basis, with all the spices and curries made in-house by the chefs at Melt.
The Indian dishes offered here are of quality flavour and taste, compared this particular cuisine offered at other buffet restaurants. Hence if you are a fan of curries, naans and pratas, Melt is a suggested place for you to indulge in as-much-as-you-can eat platters of these treats.
Expected Damage: Lunch $68++ (Mon-Sat); $108++ (Sun brunch) | Dinner $82++ (Sun-Wed); $88++ (Thur-Sat)
Address: 6 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Melt – The World Cafe at Mandarin Oriental Singapore,
Singapore 039797 | Tel: +65 +65 6885 3500 | Website
At Carousel Buffet, Royal Plaza on Scotts, the team of chefs are constantly making every effort to make diners’ experience a rewarding and memorable one. Being a halal-certified restaurant, Carousel houses seven open-concept kitchens which serve a sumptuous variety of international cuisine.
I must highlight that Carousel is a paradise for seafood lovers like me. The seafood counter has up to twelve different types of fresh seafood arranged and intricately displayed for diners to choose from.
Topping my dining experience splendidly, I was most delighted to upon chancing upon the chocolate fondue section. Offering two extraordinary flavours — rose and matcha, the desserts at Carousel are another reason I wouldn’t mind burning a big hole in my pocket just to come back here for their unique sweet treats.
Expected Damage: Weekday lunch $56++; Weekend lunch $65++ | Weekday dinner $76++; Weekend dinner $86++
Address: 25 Scotts Rd, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level, Singapore 228220 | Tel: +65 65897799 | Website
Located at the lobby of Grand Hyatt Singapore, Straits Kitchen is one of the unique restaurants in town that offers a vivid portrayal of our local cuisine. Diners get to indulge in a plethora of local and halal hawker dishes reflective of the Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures in Singapore.
How does one ever choose between Hainanese chicken rice or laksa? Nope no one, that’s why a buffet is how you’ll satisfy all your cravings.
Just when you think you’re done and stuffed, the dessert section will seductively entice you with goreng pisang (banana fritters), home made durian ice cream and many more, be prepared.
Expected Damage: $52++ for lunch; $62++ for dinner
Address: 10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt Singapore Lobby Level, Singapore 228211 | Tel: +65 67321234 | Website
Part of the Suki Group of Restaurants, Sakura International Buffet is a halal Japanese restaurant that has recently incorporated its new idea of having the “Seafood in a Bucket” into its buffet menu.
This makes the restaurant stand out as the only eatery that offers this pre-existing dining concept as part of a buffet, and this is only exclusive to Sakura’s revamped outlet at Clementi Woods. A newfound gem for seafood aficionados like myself.
Another highlight of the restaurant lies in Sakura’s DIY counters. They promise to whisk patrons away to the heart of Thailand.
One of the counters offers a spread of ingredients for diners to make their own Kuai Tiao Neua (Thai Beef noodles). Here diners can select beef slices, brisket, bean sprouts, kang kong, noodles, fish sauce and chili padi creating their own version of the dish.
Expected Damage: Brunch (11.30am-3.30pm): Adults $39.80 / Senior Citizens $35.80 | Lunch (Mon-Fri, 12-3pm): Adults $25.80 / Senior Citizens $25.80 | Dinner (Mon-Thur, 6-10pm): Adults $39.80 / Senior Citizens $35.80 | Dinner (Fri & Sat, 5.30-10pm): Adults $42.80 / Senior Citizens $38.80
Address: 93A Clementi Rd, Clementi Woods Park, Singapore 129781 | Tel: 6474 8197 |Website
If you’re a fan of xiao long baos like me, I’m sure you’ll rejoice upon knowing about the “Crystal Jade XLB Buffet” available at Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Holland Village outlet.
Best thing is that you bet to have access to other food items available as apart of the Steamboat Buffet, as it comes together with the XLB Buffet. Free-flowing xiao long baos that you can eat all night! Wow.
Expected Damage: Weekdays $23.80++ per pax for 5pm to 7:15pm and 7:30pm to 9:45pm; $19.80++ per pax for 10pm to 12am | Weekends $25.80++ per adult for 1st seating; $21.80++ per adult for second seating
Address: 241 Holland Ave, Singapore 278976 | Tel: +65 6463 0968 | Website
Don Quijote on Dempsey Hill sure knows the way to my heart with their weekend tapas buffet. With more than 25 varieties to choose from and free flow of sangria, wines and beers, I’m pretty sure they’ll capture your heart as they’ve did with mine.
So head on down and get yourself unlimited servings of chorizo asado (barbecued spicy sausages) and croquetas con jamon (croquettes with cured spanish ham).
Address: Blk 7 Dempsey Rd, #01-02, Singapore 249671 | Tel: +65 6476 2811 | Website
Are you almost 3000 percent done with oysters, lamb racks and all things western and european? All you really need is some asian persuasion, at Flavours at Zhong Shan Park. Situated in Ramada Singapore, Flavours offers an weekend Asian buffet where you get to creatively make your own burger at their DIY burget station.
Don’t forget to check out their salted egg yolk crab cakes because salted egg yolk is always good for the soul.
Expected Damage: $32++ per pax for high tea; $45++ per pax for dinner
Situated at a high Level 55 of Marina Bay Sands hotel is The Cheese & Chocolate Bar that offers you a decadent abundance of well, cheese and chocolate food items.
Showcasing 12 varieties of European cheeses and over 40 handcrafted desserts, dining at this bar really makes me feel that I am high atop and on cloud nine.
And oh, be sure to go for the wine pairings which offer an extra aura to your cheese and chocolate delicacies. Sure does make this bar a haven, ideal for a date night amidst the cityscape.
Expected Damage: $48++ per pax
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 2 Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Level 57 Sands SkyPark, Singapore 018956 | Tel: +65 66888858 | Website
There’s the recent craze over Korean fried chicken wings and so what better news than having a Korean fried chicken wing buffet complete with a wicked pairing of unlimited beers and soju, all available at Chicken Up.
You can now feast to your heart’s content and potentially get really buzzed up but do note that there is an additional charge of $20 on Fridays and this is only available at Tanjong Pagar, Parkway Parade and Buangkok branch.
Expected Damage: Fried Chicken Wings Females $35++ / Males $45++, with additional $20 on Fridays
Address: 48 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088469 | Tel: 63271203 | Facebook
The Copthorne King’s Hotel’s Princess Terrace has a famed reputation in serving up the most authentic Penang Cuisine buffet. After all the international buffets I’ve tried, this was quite a unique niche concept that not many other hotel restaurants do.
Diners can get to indulge in signature dishes including the quintessential Hokkien prawn mee soup, char kway teow, Penang laksa nasi ulam, keraba tang hoon, curry noodles, popiah, kueh pie tee and more.
Princess Terrace Cafe’s Penang Heritage Buffet is your to go place to enjoy comfort food, while having a hearty gathering with your friends. These are dishes that really remind you of Grandma’s cooking.
Expected Damage: Mon-Fri Lunch (12-2:30pm): $49.80++ per pax | Mon-Fri Dinner (6:30-10pm): $53.80++ per adult | Sat-Sun Lunch (12-3pm): $51.80++ per pax | Sat-Sun Dinner (6-10pm): $56.80++ per adult
Address: 403 Havelock Road, Singapore, 169632 | Tel: 6318 3168 | Website
1) Personal favourite. Most years near my bday sure go there eat. Over the years got up and down but still quite decent.
3) Shabu Sai like wat the name implies, sai... Frozen meat for shabu shabu without proper thawing is not good. And the writer also dunno write wat: delicious shabu shabu soup? Dey, Shabu Shabu soup is traditionally hot water... It's not sukiyaki u know -__-
4) If only they will lower the cost abit... Slightly not value for money but still a good splurge once in awhile when I feel like having something better. And u know the writer is bullshyt when the location have been shifted since last year Oct (Oct 2015)...
7) My standard kbbq... cheap price for good quality. Of coz you dun expect Quality like togi but then again, with the student friendly prices, the quality is considered good enuff. Here we can see the writer bullshyt again. DEY~ I'm Kim DOES NOT have bingsu. It's the shop (good salted egg crossiant and unagi rice) beside it that provides the bingsu...
10) u wan kbbq and alcohol? no problem~ Missy K also offer both on buffet. Good for catch up with friends after work. Good quality for the price...
12) I'm still angry over the fact that they ran out of lobsters when we go visit them >___> that said, the norwaygian spread they have recently quite good. With the promotion I think it's ard 100+ per pax.
13) All Hail the king. nuff said. But dey -___- who goes to The Line for local dishes... The writer bullshyt... The Line is excellent for the seafood spread but it is only on certain days. Please check which day is which before going down...
17) All Hail the king (for Halal food). But again if only they will reduce the price abit... I find the variety abit lacking for the cost...
18) All Hail the Queen (for Halal food). and this IS where u wanna go for local fare, and not The Line...
21) WTF?!?! Free flow Tapas and Sangria!?!?!? Seriously?!?!?! WTF!??!?! why haven I heard of it!??!?! Ok, thats what most ppl must be thinking but let me clarify, it is only for weekend Brunch... the writer write not clear...
Hmmm...gonna try some of these buffets soon man.
i love it