Ready for free-flow food? Hit up these buffet restaurants in Singapore for a massive feast.
Can’t decide if you want Chinese, Japanese, Indian or Spanish cuisine? Easy. Hop on the buffet train so you can eat all you want. We all know that buffets are the place to be if you want to have seafood, steak, and everything in between. Not sure where to go? We’ve rounded up the best buffets in Singapore for you to get a hearty lunch or dinner – sans the stress and headache. Go wild!
The best buffets in Singapore
1. Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal Collection Pickering
Ask anyone where’s the best buffet in Singapore and many will point to Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal Collection Pickering. For years, the establishment has been synonymous with great lunch and dinner buffet offerings, and with good reason. Step inside the sprightly restaurant for an international spread with local and Southeast Asian delicacies in the mix, too. Walk through the open kitchen concept dining hall and watch as chefs show off their culinary skills at live stations, serving up signature dish after dish. Satiate your appetite with gourmet sandwiches and salads, fresh seafood, and Chef’s special tasting dishes that are prepared a la minute and served fresh to your table.
During dinner and weekend brunch, feast your eyes on a seafood, sushi and sashimi showcase, prawn cocktail, lobster pasta, tender roast beef sirloin at the carving station, Lime’s signature lobster laksa and more. Don’t forget to save room for delish desserts like durian pengat, chocolate heaven, and matcha opera, alongside fresh fruits, ice creams and sorbets. With floor-to-ceiling windows, comfy seating and vast spaces for communal dining, the restaurant is great for big family dinners or a cosy date night.
Lime Restaurant, Parkroyal Collection Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
2. Shin Minori
Can’t get enough of absolutely delish Japanese food? Shin Minori’s got one of the most affordable buffets in our opinion. Stuff yourself silly with omizu, premium, or the buffet with oyster options. Choose from a range of sashimi, various styles of sushi, and grilled, deep-fried, and simmered dishes. There’s also free-flow Asahi beer that goes perfectly with all the seafood goodness.
Shin Minori, multiple locations including UE Square and Katong Square
All-you-can-eat brunch? Yes, please. The weekend colapranzo menu at Monti will satisfy all your cravings. You’ve got brunch faves like eggs benedict with your choice of mortadella or smoked salmon, or roasted avocado. For something more indulgent, try handmade pasta like ricotta and mushroom ravioli or truffle risotto. Not forgetting desserts like Monti’s tiramisu and the coconut panna cotta. Add on some free-flow drinks and that’s your Italian feast sorted.
Monti, 82 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049327
4. Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
For one of the most unique buffets in Singapore, pop by Carnivore. You’ll be treated to both dinner and a show. This haven for meat lovers serves up juicy cuts of meat in skewers that are sliced directly at your table. Complement them with an array of hot or cold sides, salads, and desserts. Dine alfresco with one of the tables outside and enjoy cuts like beef brisket, chicken thighs, and roasted pork belly. Anyone on a keto diet, bookmark this page.
Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria, #01-32, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
This all-day dining resto is set within lush greenery and offers healthful farm-to-table cuisine. Its myriad Asian and international dishes are prepared in an open kitchen, using plenty of locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients. You’ve got to try the pot-roasted angus beef oyster blade infused with fresh herbs from the urban farm at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay. Did we mention everything’s halal-certified?
Peppermint, Level 4, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
6. Hai Tien Lo
Oh yes, we love a dim sum buffet. Head to Hai Tien Lo for stellar Cantonese cuisine and all-you-can-eat dim sum. We can’t get enough of the crispy deep-fried spring rolls and pork buns with black truffle. The double-boiled fish bone broth with dried fish maw is also a must-have, especially on a rainy day. Plus, as an added perk, you can swap out regular rice for healthier brown rice. Or mix the two up! Just approach the service associates and let them know.
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
7. Atrium Restaurant
This halal-certified buffet at Holiday Inn serves an array of international and local favourites. Think tender beef rendang, freshly-made prata and Hainanese chicken rice. We love that it even has an ice cream corner serving scoops of cold, creamy goodness in rainbow bread or wafer slices. Talk about nostalgia! With over 40 different items in the buffet lineup, we’re sure you’ll find something you love.
Atrium Restaurant, Holiday Inn, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
8. Beach Road Kitchen
Looking for a buffet that’s chock full of scrumptious local and international bites? Arrive hungry at Beach Road Kitchen for its chefs-on-show buffet. Located within the swanky JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, the restaurant boasts a smorgasbord of fresh seafood, charcoal-grilled meats, Asian soups and noodles, and desserts. Those craving local food can be satisfied with delicious faves like butter chicken, chilli crab, roasted pork and more.
Beach Road Kitchen, Level 1, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, 30 Beach Road, Singapore 189763
9. Melt Cafe
Chow down on a great mix of cuisines at Melt Cafe. Menu highlights include the seafood colosseum (Boston lobster, tiger prawns, mud crab and seasonal oysters), Asian delights (double-boiled chicken soup and assam fish curry) and roasted meat (crackling pork belly and char siew). Also, fill up on lamb chops, cajun-spiced chicken and slow-cooked beef stew for a carnivorous meal.
Melt Cafe, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
10. The Line
The Line draws a steady crowd with plenty of delicious dishes. Spanning the globe, the menu spotlights Arabic, Japanese, Western and Asian cuisines. Tuck into delights like chicken and beef satay, babi pong teh, lamb ouzi and salmon aburi maki. End your feast on a sweet note with a grand array of desserts. Think durian cake, pandan kaya gateau, waffles, assorted ice creams and more. There’s a reason why The Line is a popular buffet spot – the proof is in the spread!
The Line, Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
When you’re at Ginger, you can’t miss out on its spectacular spread of local faves. From satay, barbecue squid, prata, and prawn noodles, this is one buffet spot not to be missed. After the indulgent feast, we suggest walking off the calories by exploring the nearby cultural enclave of Kampong Glam.
Ginger, 1/F, Parkroyal on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
12. Permata Singapore
Housed in the majestic palace of Gedung Kuning (right next to the Malay Heritage Centre), Permata specialises in all-you-can-eat Nusantara plates. Pile your plates with Malay and Indonesian dishes including satay, mackarel pate and sambal prawns. For dessert, you’ve got unique desserts that include buah keluak brownies, green bean mousse, and fried sweet potatoes.
Permata Singapore, 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497
Arguably the most popular halal buffet in Singapore, Carousel boasts an extensive, all-encompassing spread. Seriously, it has everything from Japanese to Mediterranean and Indian. Not only is the restaurant famous for its variety, but it’s also known for serving fresh, quality seafood. Top that with exceptional customer service, and it’s no surprise the place is often booked out on weekends and festive seasons.
Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
Edge has seven different kitchens that put on a culinary show, featuring well-renowned cuisines like Indian, Japanese, Peranakan and Cantonese. So expect to feast on the likes of beef rendang, fish curry and baba ghanoush. Don’t miss out on the seafood! You’ll enjoy oysters, Boston lobster and crab meat. The restaurant also offers a decent selection of vegetarian eats such as roasted eggplant or spiced chickpeas and potato curry.
Edge, 3/F, Pan Pacific Singapore, Marina Square, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
15. Ellenborough Market Cafe
Ellenborough Market Cafe stands out for its Peranakan spread. Yes, we’re talking about an endless flow of babi pongteh (braised pork in fermented soybean sauce), ayam buah keluak (braised chicken in black nut gravy), kueh pie tee and chap chye. If you can’t resist durian, make sure to try the ever-popular durian pengat – that’s decadent durian pulp with coconut milk for you.
Ellenborough Market Cafe, Paradox Singapore Merchant Court, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore 058281
This fancy buffet spread will make your jaw drop. Highlights include a cold seafood station serving fresh oysters and crab legs, as well as a live station that dishes out delectable barbecued meats. The vegetarian options aren’t too shabby either. You can browse the huge array of salads with different toppings. Or get meat-free dishes like palak paneer or tofu with impossible meat mushroom sauce.
Oscar’s, Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982
Traditional Chinese food in a swish contemporary setting? Sign us right up! This snazzy riverside restaurant in Singapore offers an affordable all-you-can-eat weekend dim sum buffet brunch you can’t miss. As part of the buffet brunch, you’ll get a single serving of soup, three mains (per table) and dessert. The unlimited dim sum buffet features must-tries like siew mai and decadent steamed molten egg custard buns.
Empress, #01-03, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
If you’re feeling bougie, Ritz Carlton is calling your name. Boasting seven live conservatory kitchens, the dining experience is quite a treat. Start with a treasure trove of seafood on ice at The Ice Bar. Next, pad your stomach with pan-seared salmon and grilled chicken from The Grill & Rotisserie station. Other noteworthy dishes include the local roast meats, butter chicken and Mafaldine bolognese.
Colony, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
19. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant
All-you-can-eat Japanese dishes make your heart flutter? Ikoi should be your go-to buffet restaurant in Singapore. Expect the likes of sashimi, sushi, tempura and yakitori. It’s one of our top picks when we need a full-on feast, but be warned: you need to book early to avoid disappointment.
Ikoi Japanese Restaurant, #01-01, Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road, Singapore 169631
20. Straits Kitchen
Nab a table at Straits Kitchen for a spectacular spread of local food. We’re talking about unlimited servings of beef rendang, Singaporean chilli crab, Nyonya otak-otak, satay, biryani and the like. Dessert lovers, you’re all covered too. Enjoy iconic sweets like chendol, pandan kaya cake, kueh lapis and sago gula melaka. Really, resistance is futile.
Straits Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
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