From hotel buffets to fried chicken, Singaporeans just love buffets. If you’re an avid foodie like us, you’ll be able to relate to the sheer excitement I get from seeing rows upon rows of sumptuous good eats all lined up and ready to be devoured.
What I love most about buffets is the freedom to savour as much good food as I can, without (that much) judgement from others.
We all have our various preferences in terms of cuisine, so here’s a guide to the best buffets in Singapore, categorised according to the type of food on offer.
1. Edge (Pan Pacific Singapore)
Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore features seven open kitchens where master chefs whip up an array of Asian and Pacific Rim cuisine. The restaurant provides a culinary experience like no other, and promises diners a theatrical gastronomic tour.
You can also enjoy Thai and Korean dishes throughout the week, adding some spice to the wide selection on offer. Keep a lookout for Boston lobsters on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Alaskan King Crab from Wednesdays to Sundays in the evening.
Expected Damage: Lunch – S$62++ (Mon – Fri) | Dinner – S$84++ (Mon – Wed) | Seafood & Grill Night – S$98++ (Thu) | Saturday Brunch – S$72++ | Sunday Brunch – S$108++
Edge: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Pan Pacific Hotel Level 3, Singapore 039595 | Tel: +65 6826 8240 | Buffet Timings: 6am – 10.30am (Breakfast, Daily), 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Sat), 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner, Daily), 12pm – 3.30pm (Sunday Brunch) | Website
The exquisitely designed modern colonial interiors of Estate have taken over Triple Three, allowing diners to embark on a journey through a selection of gourmet delicacies true to hotel standards.
It’s hard to describe exactly what dishes there are as they change over the course of lunch, dinner as well as during the Grand Sunday Brunch, where the most indulgent of items are served. A common sight for dinners would be their Estate Black Truffle Roasted Duck, one of the key signature items at Estate.
As we personally experienced the Sunday brunch, I’ll focus more on that.
Featured items for Sunday Brunch include mouth-watering favourites such as the classic Beef Wellington with Black Truffle Sauce, decadent Maine Lobster Thermidor, and three types of unlimited freshly shucked oysters. The lobster thermidor was especially standout with its freshly grilled cheese and tender lobster meat.
Another highlight at Estate was the humongous selection of Artisanal Cheeses with 32 varieties — probably the largest selection for a hotel buffet.
Overall a soothing mix of nostalgic, modern seatings and great food variety makes Estate a top choice if you’re choosing a hotel buffet. Especially if you are heading for the Grand Champagne Sunday brunch.
Expected Damage: Lunch $62++ per adult (Mondays to Thursdays) $70++ per adult (Fridays and Saturdays); Dinner $82++ per adult (Sundays to Thursdays) $99++ per adult
(Fridays and Saturdays); Sunday brunch $158++ / $188++ per adult (with free flow Laurent-Perrier Champagne)
Estate: Level 5, Hilton Singapore Orchard, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867 | Tel: +65 6831 6270 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Sat), 12pm – 3pm (Lunch, Sun), 6.30pm – 10pm (Dinner, Daily) | Website
3. The Line (Shangri-La Hotel)
Regularly hailed as one of the best, The Line at Shangri-La offers a selection of stylish bites conjured by a team of creative chefs. The restaurant is constantly bustling with activity all throughout the year, and it’s not hard to see why.
Featuring 16 theatrical kitchens, this hotel buffet showcases an array of culinary delights that reflect the best of international cuisine. Diners are spoilt for choice, with the availability of Chinese delicacies, exquisite Japanese, fresh seafood, hearty Western, healthy salads and savoury desserts.
Not forgetting the local dishes of course, which is what The Line is well-known for. Get ready to indulge in a plethora of local delights including laksa and succulent sticks of satay.
Expected Damage: Lunch – S$65++ (Mon – Fri), S$75++ (Sat), $178++ (Sun, inclusive of free-flow Veuve Cliquot, house pour wines, beer, soft drinks & juices) | Dinner – S$80++ (Mon & Sun), S$88 (Tue & Wed) $98++ (Thu), S$95++ (Fri & Sat)
The Line: 22 Orange Grove Road, Shangri-La Hotel, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Singapore 258350 | Tel: +65 6213 4275 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 12pm – 3pm (Lunch, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays), 6pm – 10pm (Dinner, Daily) | Website
4. Lime (PARKROYAL on Pickering)
With lush greenery all around and a design inspired by agriculture, PARKROYAL on Pickering’s hotel-in-a-garden concept is the perfect setting for a delicious buffet.
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, home-cooked classics are elevated with quality ingredients.
The seafood spread at Lime is also pretty difficult to beat; I always head back for the fresh oysters and prawns! End your meal on a high with their special matcha chocolate fondue which is a nice change from the usual fondue stations in other buffets.
Expected Damage: Lunch – S$52++ (Mon – Fri) , S$58++ (Sat), S$88++ (Sun) | Dinner – S$68++ (Sun – Thu), S$78++ (Fri & Sat)
Lime: 3 Upper Pickering Street, PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore 058289 | Tel: +65 6809 8899 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Sat), 12.30pm – 3.30pm (Lunch, Sun), 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner, Daily) | Website
5. Melt Cafe (Mandarin Oriental)
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 whip up a huge variety of cuisines.
The ‘Asian Kitchen’ section features ‘Noodles of the Day’ as one of its themes, where chefs prepare different Asian-based signature mains such as prawn noodles, Laksa and Lor Mee.
Another highlight is the North Indian cuisine section; a large array of rich and appetising curries are available on a rotational basis, with everything made in-house from scratch. The Indian dishes offered here beat out several other hotel buffets and have earned a thumbs up from us.
Expected Damage: Lunch – S$57++ (Mon – Fri), S$61++ (Sat) | Sunday Brunch – S$218++ (inclusive of free-flow Ruinart Blanc de Blanc champagne) | Dinner – S$78++ (Sun – Thu), S$88++ (Fri & Sat)
Melt – The World Cafe: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Singapore 039797 | Tel: +65 6885 3500 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch), 12pm – 3pm (Sunday Brunch), 6.30pm – 9.30pm (Dinner) | Website
6. Alley On 25 (Andaz Singapore)
Get ready to put on your most stretchy buffet pants because Andaz Singapore has introduced a Lazy Breakfast Semi-Buffet (S$35++) on weekends and public holidays, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Apart from being spoilt for choice with their staple breakfast buffet line-up of waffles, assorted cheeses, fresh juices, egg station (cooked to order!) and Asian delights, diners can also choose one main from their special menu.
You can pick from classic Eggs Benedict, hearty Smoked Salmon Bagel, a decadent Breakfast Burger or even a spoil-yourself Steak And Egg (requires a top-up of S$10).
Luxuriate in the chill weekend vibes by opting for free-flow booze (additional S$35) that includes wines, beer, and access to the DIY mojito station!
With one of the best hotel buffet deals in town, you’ll be kind on your wallet while satisfying your hunger at the same time!
Expected Damage: S$39++ (with the option to top-up an additional S$35 for free-flow wines, draught beers & mojitos)
Alley On 25: 5 Fraser Street, Andaz Singapore, Level 5, Singapore 189354 | Tel: +65 6408 1288 | Buffet Timings: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays) | Website
7. The Carvery (Park Hotel Alexandra)
Meat lovers will enjoy the buffet spread at The Carvery in Park Hotel Alexandra.
The highlight of the feast is definitely the live carving stations, where you can savour cuts of roast beef, pork, roast chicken and more.
The pork, in particular, was particularly delightful—the pork crackling gave an audible crunch as I bit into it, and the meat was equal parts tender and fatty.
If meat isn’t your thing, they also serve up pizzas baked in their wood-fired oven. The thin crust means that you won’t overload on carbs, while you still get to enjoy the gooey cheese and various toppings.
What’s a meal without dessert? Pick from a dizzying selection, including cakes, pudding cups, and my favourite, Pineapple Crumble. This tropical counterpart to the usual apple crumble is delightfully sweet and tart, with fresh pineapple chunks hidden within the crumbly top crust.
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Expected Damage: Lunch (Mon – Sun): S$98.86 per pax (S$49.43 per pax with ChopeDeals) | Dinner (Mon – Thu): S$136.54 per pax (S$68.27 per pax with ChopeDeals) | Dinner (Fri – Sun): S$145.94 per pax (S$72.97 per pax with ChopeDeals)
The Carvery: 323 Alexandra Road, Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra, Singapore 159972 | Tel: +65 6828 8880 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm (Daily, Lunch), 6pm – 10pm (Daily, Dinner) | Website
8. Atrium Restaurant (Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium)
Previously known as Melting Pot Café, the rebranded Atrium Restaurant serves up a halal-certified buffet in Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
Bright and modern, the well-lit and spacious restaurant offers all-day dining—for those of you who can chow down on food any time of the day.
Head over to the live stations which include Roti Prata, Chicken Rice, and Live Noodles—this station serves up Executive Chef Chua Yew Hock’s Signature Laksa and other popular local noodle dishes. There’s a selection of Peranakan Chinese dishes, as well as Western favourites, and a Sharwarma Station.
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Expected Damage: Lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) – S$34.13 nett per pax (U.P. S$68.27 nett, Mon – Fri) | Seafood Dinner (6.30pm – 10.30pm) – S$45.90 nett per pax (U.P. S$91.81 nett, Sun – Thu), S$49.43 nett per pax (U.P. S$98.87 nett, Fri, Sat & PH) | Local High Tea (12pm – 3.30pm) – S$37.66 nett per pax (U.P. S$75.33 nett, Sat, Sun & PH)
Atrium Restaurant: 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Level 4, Singapore 169075 | Tel: +65 6733 0188 | Opening Hours: 24hrs (Daily) | Website
9. Food Capital (Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore)
Take a gastronomic trip around the world, with the international fare featured at Food Capital in Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore.
Rebranded from all-day buffet restaurant Café Brio, Food Capital boasts a spacious dining area with high ceilings and comfortable armchairs. If you prefer al fresco dining, take a seat by the Singapore River.
You’ll definitely want to take a bite out of the Chilli Crab, or even the slightly more unconventional Tandoori Crab. There’s the usual seafood on ice, and other crab dishes as well.
If you’re there on Sundays, look forward to mouth-watering rotisserie meats—it’s enough to make me drool. And with ChopeDeals, you can enjoy 50% off for two pax. Make it a date!
Expected Damage: Lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) – S$75.33 nett per pax (Mon – Fri), S$78.39 nett per pax (Sat & Sun) | Dinner (6.30pm – 10.30pm) – S$89.45 nett per pax (Mon – Thu), S$98.87 nett per pax (Fri – Sun)
Food Capital: 392 Havelock Road, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Ground Floor, Singapore 169663 | Tel: +65 6233 1100 | Opening Hours: 6.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Daily) | Website
10. J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin
Most buffet-goers will know that the spread at J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin by Shangri-La is pretty dependable, especially when it comes to seafood.
With themed nights like Seafood BBQ & Beer on Mondays or Lobster Rock ‘n’ Roll on Wednesdays, you’re sure to find one that tickles your fancy. Love lobsters? You won’t want to miss this. From now until 27 November 2019, you get to revel in the decadence of free-flow Boston Lobsters On Ice and Grilled Baby Lobsters every night. I know I’d love to indulge in all kinds of lobster dishes!
If you prefer hot dishes, then the Laksa station is a must-try for you. Thick, spicy laksa gravy, and smooth bee hoon make up each bowl of J65’s signature laksa.
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Expected Damage: Dinner (6pm – 9.30pm) – S$47.78 nett per pax (U.P. S$68.28 nett, Mon, Tue & Thu), S$72.49 nett per pax (U.P. S$103.57 nett, Wed), S$56 nett per pax (U.P. S$80 nett, Fri)
J65 @ Hotel Jen Tanglin: 1A Cuscaden Road, Hotel Jen Tanglin, Level 1, Singapore 249716 | Tel: +65 6831 4374 | Opening Hours: 6.30am – 9.30pm (Daily) | Website
Featuring an a la carte buffet menu, Shin Minori prides itself on fresh and high-quality food, serving up premium cuts of sashimi at affordable price points.
What is most delectable about Shin Minori is the plethora of flavours of sushi that it has in store; you’ll be spoilt for choice and will leave stuffed to the brim!
Expected Damage: Lunch – S$43.90++ (Sun & Public Holidays, adult), S$33.90 (Sun & Public Holidays, child) | Dinner -S$43.90++ (Daily, adult), S$33.90++ (Daily, child)
Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-15/16, UE Square, Singapore 239917 | Tel: +65 6733 2272 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 3pm (Lunch, Sun & Public Holidays), 6pm – 10.30pm (Dinner, Daily) | Website
88 East Coast Road, #02-08, Katong Square, Singapore 423371 | Tel: +65 6386 7337 | Buffet Timings: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Mon – Sat), 12pm – 3pm (Sun & PH), 6pm – 10.30pm (Daily)
12. Kushi Dining Bar
Kushi Dining Bar is a spectacular gem hidden near Tai Seng MRT. It serves up premium, quality Japanese dishes that rival those of its hotel buffet counterparts.
Expect to indulge in a decadent and delicious selection of cooked food; we’re talking wagyu beef cubes, lobster porridge, salmon head, tataki and many more.
The sashimi was also 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 where you’ll find it.
Expected Damage: Standard Menu (Thomson outlet) – S$28.80++ (Adult, Lunch), S$14.80++ (Child, Lunch), S$34.80++ (Adult, Dinner), S$17.80++ (Child, Dinner) | Classic Menu (MacPherson & Thomson outlets) – S$38.80++ (Adult, Lunch), S$19.80++ (Child, Lunch), S$42.90++ (Adult, Dinner) | Premium Menu (MacPherson outlet) – S$59.80++ (Adult, Lunch), S$30.80++ (Child, Lunch), S$69.80++ (Adult, Dinner), S$35.80++ (Child, Dinner)
Kushi Dining Bar: 526 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368216 | Tel: +65 6285 6525 | Buffet Timings: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon | Website
263 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574390 | Tel: +65 6732 7522 | Buffet Timings: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed on Mon
13. Shabu Sai
Another very value-for-money option, Shabu Sai presents plate after plate of quality cuts of meat from all over the world, to be dunked in their delicious shabu shabu soups.
Shabu Sai is definitely the place to head to if you’re basically a carnivore. Besides all the meats, you’ll find plenty of vegetables available as well. Free-flow of soft drinks and ice cream are also available at the desserts bar for an additional S$1.99++.
The downside is that there is a time limit of 70 minutes for lunch, and 90 minutes for dinner.
Expected Damage: Lunch – $16.99++ (Adult, Weekday), S$19.99++ (Adult, Weekend, Eve of PH & PH) | Dinner – S$24.99++ (Adult, Weekday), $29.99++ (Adult, Weekend, Eve of PH & PH) | S$9.99++ (Child, under 9 years old), Free (Child, under 3 years old)
14. Hokkai Villa
Known for its eight-course omakase meal, you can also enjoy the Teppanyaki A La Carte Buffet at Hokkai Villa. Located in Far East Square, this buffet includes starters like fresh sashimi, tempura, sushi and more.
But of course, the highlight has to be the meat—Sesame Chicken In Teriyaki Sauce, Sliced Pork With BBQ Sauce, and Garlic Beef Tenderloin. For seafood lovers, there’s also Garlicky Prawns With Creamy Sauce, Japanese Scallops With Mushroom Paste, Simmering Norwegian Fresh Salmon, and Hiroshima Oysters In Batayaki.
Since it’s an a la carte buffet, be sure not to take more food than you can finish—you’ll be charged for any food wastage.
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Expected Damage: Lunch (11.30am – 2pm) – S$80.04 nett per 2 pax (Sat) | Dinner (5.30pm – 9.30pm) S$80.04 nett per 2 pax (Mon – Sat)
Hokkai Villa: 33 – 35 Pekin Street, Far East Square, Singapore 048763 | Tel: +65 9478 1995 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 10.30pm (Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 2.30pm & 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Sat), Closed on Sun | Website
15. Ssikkek BBQ
Ssikkek is a meat lover’s heaven on Earth—there is so much meat available in the buffet spread! And it’s extremely popular, given that it’s only S$14++ per pax.
The Tanjong Pagar outlet tends to have long queues and reservations are recommended. If that fails, check out the Novena outlet, which is also unfortunately equally tough to get walk-ins. Eating time is limited to two hours per table though, so there’s always hope if you’re willing to wait.
Be prepared to leave smelling like someone stuffed BBQ pork belly down your shirt, or use the Febreeze that’s conveniently located by the exit.
Expected Damage: S$14.90++ (Weekday, Lunch), S$24.90++ (Weekday, Dinner), S$24.90++ (Weekend, Lunch & Dinner)
Ssikkek BBQ: 291 New Bridge Road, #01-01, Oriental Plaza, Singapore 088756 | Tel: +65 6225 6964 | Buffet Timings: 11.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 5.30pm – 10pm (Dinner, Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 10pm (Sat & Sun) | Facebook
Situated on the premises of SOTA (School of The Arts), I’m KIM Korean BBQ is a hip Korean BBQ restaurant in town, offering a spread of high-quality meats.
The restaurant features more than 50 dishes (!!) on its eat-all-you-can menu, ranging from barbecued meats, to ready-fried savoury treats such as potato wedges and chicken wings.
The Volcano Chicken is a signature barbecue item, and the Irresistible Chicken Wings are good too. Don’t forget to try the selection of flavours for bingsu that will be a refreshing end to your meal!
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Expected Damage: Lunch – S$14.90++ (Adult, Mon – Fri), S$12.90++ (Student/Senior, Mon – Fri), S$9.90++ (Child, Mon – Fri), S$24.90++ (Adult, Sat, Sun & PH), S$22.90++ (Student/Senior, Sat, Sun & PH), S$16.90++ (Child, Sat, Sun & PH) | Dinner: S$24.90++ (Adult, Mon – Thu), S$22.90++ (Student/Senior, Mon – Thu), S$16.90++ (Child, Mon – Thu), S$25.90++ (Adult, Fri – Sun, Eve of PH & PH), S$23.90++ (Student/Senior, Fri – Sun, Eve of PH & PH), S$16.90++ (Child, Fri – Sun, Eve of PH & PH)
I’m KIM Korean BBQ: 1 Zubir Said Drive, School of The Arts, #01-04, Singapore 227968 | Tel: +65 6238 7218 | Opening Hours: 11.30am – 3.30pm (Lunch, Daily), 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Dinner, Daily) | Facebook | Website
This is another Korean joint which offers a good value buffet at S$16.90++ for lunch and S$26.90++ for dinner.
K. Cook offers both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned dining areas. The latter is kept breezy with huge ceiling fans, so you can say goodbye to that burnt stench characteristic of a Korean BBQ dinner.
The spread of food was as good as the restaurant set-up, with quality ingredients that will level up your grilling experience. We’re definitely fans!
Expected Damage: Lunch – S$16.90++ (Adult, Mon – Fri), S$14.90 (Student/Senior, Mon – Fri), S$8.90 (Child, Mon – Fri), S$26.90++ (Adult, Sat, Sun, & PH) | Dinner – S$24.90++ (Mon – Fri), S$26.90++ (Sat, Sun, Eve of PH & PH)
K. Cook Korean BBQ Buffet: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #07-01, Singapore 238896 | Tel: +65 6884 7282 | Buffet Timings: Lunch – 11.30am – 3pm (Mon – Fri), 11.30am – 5pm (Sat, Sun, Eve of Public Holidays & Public Holidays) | Dinner – 5.30pm – 10pm (Mon – Thu), 5pm- 10pm (Fri – Sun, Eve of Public Holidays & Public Holidays) | Facebook
Dookki, located in Suntec City, has a fun dining concept where you can have two meals at one go, a popular practice in Korea.
First up is the tteokbokki buffet that offers up to eight different types of rice cakes flown in from Korea. These rice cakes will surprise you as some come with flavoured fillings and others come in a cute assortment of shapes.
You can also choose from a wide array of ingredients to have alongside your tteokbokki. Options include QQ noodles, fish cake noodles, fish cake oden and a variety of fried food.
Next, concoct your own sauce and prepare for part two of the meal. Add in some rice, kimchi, sweet corn, and seaweed from the buffet station, and mix it in with your sauce to whip up a sumptuous bowl of kimchi fried rice.
Expected Damage: S$18.80++ per pax
19. Carousel Buffet Restaurant (Royal Plaza On Scotts)
At Carousel Buffet Restaurant in Royal Plaza on Scotts, the team of chefs are constantly making every effort to make each diner’s experience a rewarding and memorable one. As 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 12 different types of fresh seafood arranged in an intricate display for diners to choose from.
I was also very impressed with the chocolate fondue section. Offering two extraordinary flavours of chocolate (rose and matcha), the desserts at Carousel are another reason I wouldn’t mind burning a big hole in my pocket.
Expected Damage: S$58++ (Weekday, Lunch), S$68++ (Weekend, Lunch), S$42++ (Weekday, High Tea), S$48++ (Weekend, High Tea), S$80++ (Weekday, Dinner), S$88++ (Weekend, Dinner)
Carousel: 25 Scotts Road, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level, Singapore 228220 | Tel: +65 6589 7799 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2pm (Lunch), 3.30pm – 5.30pm (High Tea), 6.30pm – 9.30pm (Dinner) | Website
20. Straits Kitchen (Grand Hyatt Singapore)
Located in the lobby of Grand Hyatt Singapore, Straits Kitchen is one of the more unique restaurants in town that offers a vivid portrayal of our local cuisine. Diners get to indulge in a selection 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 and laksa? That’s why a buffet is the answer to satisfying all your cravings.
Just when you think you’re done and stuffed, the dessert section will entice you with goreng pisang (banana fritters), homemade durian ice cream and many more. Prep your tummies!
Expected Damage: S$58++ (Lunch), S$68++ (Dinner)
Straits Kitchen: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Lobby Level, Singapore 228211 | Tel: +65 6732 1234 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 12.30pm – 3pm (Lunch, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays), 6pm – 10.30pm (Dinner, Daily) | Website
21. Crystal Jade Xiao Long Bao Buffet (Holland Village Branch)
If you’re a fan of xiao long baos like me, I’m sure you’ll rejoice upon hearing about the Crystal Jade XLB Buffet that’s available at the Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, Holland Village outlet.
The best thing is that you’ll also have access to other food items available as part of the Steamboat Buffet, which comes together with the XLB Buffet. Free-flow xiao long baos the whole night!
Expected Damage: S$27.80++ (Adult, Mon – Thu), S$30.80++ (Adult, Fri – Sun, Eve of PH & PH), S$19.80++ (Child, Mon – Thu), S$22.80++ (Child, Fri – Sun, Eve of PH & PH)
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao: 241 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278976 | Tel: +65 6463 0968 | Buffet Timings: 5pm – 6.30pm, 6.45pm – 8.15pm & 8.30pm – 10pm (Daily) | Website
22. Don Quijote
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 just as much as they did mine!
Head down and get yourself unlimited servings of chorizo asado (barbecued spicy sausages) and croquetas con jamon (croquettes with cured Spanish ham). And remember, only invite fellow meat-lovers.
Expected Damage: S$38++ (with juice & soft drinks), S$58++ (with beers, wines & sangria), S$69++ (any combination of drinks, including Sangria de Cava), S$19++ (kids)
Don Quijote: Blk 7 Dempsey Road, #01-02, Singapore 249671 | Tel: +65 6476 2811 | Buffet Timings: 11am – 2.30pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays) | Website
23. Si Chuan Dou Hua (PARKROYAL Kitchener Road)
Some days, you’re just too lazy to get up bring food back to your table during buffets. At Si Chuan Hou Hua located within PARKROYAL (Kitchener Road), they serve the food to you.
This a la carte Chinese buffet comes with 60 dishes to choose from! You’ll need a minimum of four dining to enjoy this buffet, but with food this good, that shouldn’t be a problem.
With Sichuan and Cantonese influences, there are a few notable spicy dishes for those who like it hot. My favourite was the Boiled Sliced Fish In Sichuan Pepper Sauce, a typical dish from the region of Sichuan. Each piece of fish was flaky and soft, while the mouth-numbing spicy sauce brought tears of enjoyment to my eyes.
Diners can also enjoy some premium dishes like Double-Boiled Fish Maw Soup With Spiky Sea Cucumber, though unfortunately these are limited to one serving per person.
While the flavours of the broth were rather delicate and subdued at the start, savouring the soup slowly brings out richer and more complex flavours. I really liked the spiky sea cucumber, which had a gelatinous and chewy texture and absorbed the essence of the broth.
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Expected Damage: S$68.27 per pax (S$47.79 per pax with ChopeDeals)
Si Chuan Dou Hua (Kitchener Road): 81 Kitchener Road, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore 208533 | Tel: +65 6428 3170 | Buffet Timings: 6.30pm – 9.30pm (Daily) | Website
24. Chicken Up
Those of you who can’t get enough of Korean fried chicken wings, here’s some great news. Chicken Up has a Korean fried chicken wing buffet which comes complete with a wicked pairing of unlimited beers and soju.
You can now feast to your heart’s content and potentially get really buzzed. Do note that there is an additional charge of S$20 on Fridays and that this buffet is only available at the Tanjong Pagar, Parkway Parade and Buangkok branches.
Expected Damage: S$15++ (women), S$20++ (men), with additional S$20 on Fridays
Chicken Up: 48 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, Singapore 088469 | Tel: +65 6327 1203 | Buffet Timings: 6pm – 11pm (Mon & Tue) | Facebook
25. Princess Terrace Cafe (Copthorne King’s Hotel)
The Copthorne King’s Hotel’s Princess Terrace Cafe is famous for serving up the most authentic Penang cuisine buffet. After all the international buffets that I’ve tried, I found this to be quite a unique niche concept that not many other hotel restaurants offer.
Diners can 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.
These are dishes that will really remind you of Grandma’s cooking.
Expected Damage: Lunch: S$51.80++ (Mon – Thu), S$53.80++ (Sat & Sun) | Dinner: S$55.80++ (Mon – Thu), S$58.80++ (Sat & Sun)
Princess Terrace Cafe: Copthorne King’s Hotel Singapore, 403 Havelock Road, Singapore, 169632 | Tel: +65 6318 3168 | Buffet Timings: 12pm – 2.30pm (Lunch, Mon – Fri), 12pm – 1.30pm & 1.45pm – 3pm (Lunch, Sat & Sun), 6.30pm – 10pm (Dinner, Mon – Fri), 6pm – 8pm & 8pm – 10pm (Dinner, Sat & Sun) | Website
Just an 8-minute walk away from Nicoll Highway is PARKROYAL on Beach Road, which houses Ginger. The exceptional portion of Ginger’s international buffet is the Chinese zi char style ‘live’ cooking stations, which enables you to select between Garoupa, Red Snapper, Sea Bass, as well as the style to cook the fish in (Steamed Hong Kong Style or Curry Fish Head Style).
Along with it is also the Crustacean Corner Live Station which similarly lets you pick between bamboo clams, mussels, soft-shell clams (lala), prawns or mud crabs, to be cooked in the sauce of your choice. Sauces include Black Bean Sauce, XO Sauce or Spicy Coriander.
Ginger also has themed buffets seasonally, like the Ultimate Crab Feast which is extremely popular amongst crab lovers with over 27 crab dishes. Price-wise, it’s pretty reasonable compared to many of the other hotel buffets.
Expected Damage: S$39++ (Lunch), S$60++ (Dinner)
Ginger: 7500 Beach Road, PARKROYAL Beach Road Hotel Level 1, Singapore 199591 | Buffet Timings: 6am – 10.30am, 12 pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Daily) | Tel: +65 6505 5710 | Website
27. Oasis (Grand Hyatt)
Nestled amongst the greenery of Grand Hyatt Singapore on the fifth floor, Oasis is an al fresco poolside dining restaurant with a daily evening buffet. As its name suggests, Oasis offers a relaxed atmosphere and an escape from the rush of city life outside.
The small but delectable buffet at Oasis offers items straight from the grill. From Sundays to Thursdays, buffet-goers can sit back and enjoy all-you-can-eat selections, including slow-roasted short ribs, Spencer Gulf prawns, grass-fed flat iron steak, lamb-rosemary sausages and an appetising variety of salads and more, all served direct to the table upon order.
On Fridays and Saturdays, the buffet spread is extended to include a seafood bar on ice, and tasty sizzling vegetable dishes from the Mongolian grill.
The variety is not exactly huge like some of the other buffets featured here, but the quality is great. With free-flow beers and wines, the price tag is pretty worthwhile for diners looking to chill by the poolside.
Expected Damage: S$88 (Adult, free-flow prosecco, Tiger beer, red & white wines, margaritas & soft drinks), S$68++ (Adult, free-flow soft drinks & selected chilled juices), S$48++ (Child between 5 – 12 years old)
Oasis: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Level 5, Terrace Wing, Singapore 228211 | Tel: +65 6738 1234 | Buffet Timings: 5.30pm – 9pm (Daily) | Website
Most hotel buffets in Singapore have themed buffets that happen occasionally, so you definitely want to call ahead and check for any special dishes and promotions—the relevant hotel websites should also indicate any upcoming special themes. It’s wise to check for credit card promotions as well.
To be honest, many of the Singapore seafood buffets start to taste similar, with offerings like lobster, oyster, king crabs, clams that appear across many hotel restaurants’ spreads. These seafood items are typically of good quality, but they aren’t that different from one another.
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