Last Updated: January 2, 2018
Buffet lines are where Singaporeans’ talent at queuing is put to use the best, in my opinion. We strategise which stations to hit first, which dishes need to take up more space on our plate, and how best to delegate each friend to a station so that everyone at the table gets to sample every single item on the buffet line.
Well, as they say, the more the merrier, and with these 10 halal buffet suggestions, your friends can add to the belly count and help you out in your conquest to sample all the stations!
Famously known for its swanky set-up and celebrating the best of local offerings, Straits Kitchen’s live theatre stations are specialised in varying cuisines, ranging from Indian to Chinese to Malay to Peranakan.
Be sure to come with an empty stomach because you’ll want to dig into every bowl of Laksa, every plate of Popiah and every serving of Hainanese Chicken Rice. Witness the chefs prepare the Asian delights right before you, and have a culinary feast like no other!
Prices: (Lunch) $55 for adults, $29 for children below 12, (Dinner) $65 for adults, $36 for children below 12
Straits Kitchen: 10 Scotts Road, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Lobby Level, Singapore 228211 | Tel: +65 6732 1234 | Opening hours: (Monday to Friday) 6.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm, (Saturday & Sunday) 6.30am – 11am, 12.30pm – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm | Website | Facebook
Featuring an Indonesian spread, Rumah Rasa is one of the very few buffet places in Singapore that uses herbs from its very own garden. It features the classics, such as Tahu Telor, Ayam Panggang, Rendang and even Bakmi Bakso.
Be treated to a live BBQ station during dinner service, and an amazing array of desserts featuring Pulut Hitam, Kueh Lopis and Chendol. You’ll need to also make some room for an assortment of drinks, such as Lemongrass, Avocado Juice and Halia Soda. The only catch is that they only serve this stellar buffet on Fridays, weekends and public holidays, so make your reservations quick!
Prices: (Lunch) $55 for 2 pax for adults, $28 for 2 pax for children 6-12 years, (Dinner) $69 for 2 pax for adults, $36 for 2 pax for children 6-12 years
A true jewel of Marina Mandarin, AquaMarine offers dinners a spectacular spread of seafood and international cuisines that is quite unparalleled. Go crazy with the fresh crabs, mussels, clams and steamed prawns! There is also a Japanese station for those seeking their sushi, soba and tempura.
Craving some local fare? They’ve got you covered, with Chilli and Black Pepper Crab and their Legendary Mandarin Chicken Rice. For a sweet finish, you have to try the Durian Pengat; durian lovers won’t be able to get enough. With so much to choose from, AquaMarine’s buffet line-up is sure to test your appetite.
Prices: (Lunch) $60 for adults, $30 for children 6-12 years, (Dinner, Sunday to Thursday) $70 for adults, $35 for children 6-12 years, (Dinner, Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday) $80 for adults, $40 for children 6-12 years
AquaMarine: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Singapore 039594 | Tel: +65 6845 1111 | Opening hours: (Monday to Friday) 12pm – 2pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm, (Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays) 12pm – 3pm, 6.30pm 10.30pm | Website | Facebook
If you’re looking for a halal buffet that sets itself apart from the rest, you’ll have to drop by Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ. Apart from the buffet staples, such as seafood stations and a journey through Asia with its hot entrees, this buffet line also has a Mongolian station that showcases the chef’s preparing and cooking meats like beef, lamb and chicken with traditional Mongolian flavours.
Surprisingly enough, they also have a teppanyaki station where you can have your proteins cooked live and hot, straight to your plate. For a visual spectacle, this buffet has got it all (including incredibly cheap prices!).
Prices: (Lunch, Monday to Thursday) $18 for adults, $12 for children, $17 for senior citizens, (Dinner, Monday to Thursday) $29 for adults, $16.80 for children, $24.80 for senior citizens, (Lunch, Friday to Sunday & Eve of Public Holidays) $20 for adults, $14 for children, $18 for senior citizens, (Dinner, Friday, Sunday and Eve of Public Holidays) $30.80 for adults, $17.80 for children, $26.80 for senior citizens
How does a steamboat buffet sound? Like any good steamboat, Makan-Makan has a variety of carbs and proteins to fill your pot with. Choose from vermicelli, yellow noodles or even rice. For meats, they have a selection of frozen foods, marinated meats and fishes for the grill.
Don’t worry seafood lovers, you’ll be able to get your fill of clams, prawns, squid and scallops as well. For a spicy kick, they also serve an array of accompanying sauces. With a view of the horse stables nearby, you’ll get to tuck into a yummy meal and a picturesque scenery.
Prices: (Weekdays) $26, (Weekends) $29
Makan-Makan: 900 Punggol Road End, Singapore 829168 | Tel: 8500 1092 | Opening Hours: (Tuesday to Friday) 3pm – 11pm, (Sat & Sun) 12pm – 12am
Buffet restaurants in hotels aren’t uncommon, but this unlikely halal spot can be found along Balestier Road, in Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park. 21 On Rajah has two dining concepts for its buffets: a ‘Rijsttafel’ weekday lunch buffet and a Mediterr-Asian ‘Pasar’ Street Market dinner buffet.
Where else can you enjoy sushi alongside Lamb Navarin and even Paella, in the same buffet line? Change up your lunch options with an eclectic selection of buffet staples, such as cold seafood, Japanese cuisine and salads.
There are tagine dishes that will tantalise your taste buds. Moroccan and Algerian tagine dishes are slow-cooked savoury stews that results in tender meats and broths are full-bodied and hearty. Don’t miss out on this special feast, and gather your friends while you’re at it!
Prices: (Lunch) $30 for adults, $15 for children 5-12 years, (Dinner) $40 for adults, $20 for children 5-12 years
Claiming their name to fame as “one of Singapore’s most extravagant MUIS Certified Halal dining destinations”, being spoilt for choice is an understatement at The Landmark restaurant.
The buffet features live stations such as pasta, pizzas, and satay (on weekends), and over 50 items across 12 stations during dinner service. The highlights include Clam Belado, Chilli Crab, Fish Head Curry, Laksa and even Sup Tulang on weekends. It’ll be tough to find something that won’t be a hit with you and your crew, and trust us, you’ll get more than your money’s worth.
Prices: (Monday to Thursday) $30, (Friday to Sunday) $35
Unbeknownst to most, Orchid Country Club is home to one of the most picturesque backdrops for the perfect garden wedding. To top it off, it also hosts Royal Palm, a halal-certified buffet restaurant that serves an array of Asian cuisines with a seafood station, a soup station (with more than 10 different soups!), a deep-fried station, a rojak station and even a nasi lemak station!
They even have a live Mediterranean station with Warm Pita Bread and Chicken Shawarma. Make space for the extensive spread of sweets, including Bubur Cha Cha, Cheese Cake, Bubur Pulut Hitam and Sago Gula Melaka. As a bonus, they are offering a 1-for-1 promotion for their lunch and dinner buffets, till 31 December 2017.
Prices: $40 for adults, $15 for children below 12
Set in a contemporary dining setting, Asian Market Café in Fairmont Singapore welcomes diners to a buffet spread like no other. Combining ready-to-serve stations with live and DIY stations, your dining experience will be thoroughly immersive.
Whet your appetite with a live Gado-Gado station (with more than 10 complementary condiments), a dedicated cracker station, a DIY Kueh Pie Tee station and even a live Prata station! If you decide to come down during dinner, there’s also an extra satay and carving station.
Prices: (Lunch) $62 for adults, $32 for children below 12, (Sunday to Thursday, Dinner) $72 for adults, $37 for children below 12, (Friday & Saturday, Dinner, First Seating) $75 for adults, $38 for children below 12, (Dinner, Second Seating) $68 for adults, $35 for children below 12
One of Singapore’s longest-running halal buffets, Sakura International Buffet started in 2003, with a speciality in catering to the Muslim community with halal-certified Japanese cuisine. Over the years, their stations have evolved to include Thai, local, and Western fare.
Get your hands on fresh king prawns, mussels, snow crabs, oysters and assorted sashimi. They even have DIY stations, so you’ll get an immersive dining experience that’ll allow you to customise your plates.
Prices: (Lunch, Monday to Friday) $22 for adults and senior citizens, $14.90 for kids below 12, (Dinner, Monday to Thursday) $33.90 for adults, $29.90 for senior citizens, $15.90 for kids below 12, (Brunch, Saturday & Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays) $33.90 for adults, $29.90 for senior citizens, $15.90 for children below 12, (Dinner, Friday to Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays and Public Holidays) $38 for adults, $32.90 for senior citizens, $16.90 for children below 12
Sakura International Buffet: 210 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9, #01-208, Yio Chu Kang Stadium Singapore 569 777 | Tel: 6754 8197 | Opening hours: (Monday to Friday) 12pm – 10pm, (Saturday, Sunday, Eve of Public Holidays & Public Holidays) 11.30am – 10pm | Website | Facebook
With so many places to choose from, the only worry you’ll have is to figure how to maximise your appetite!