Our brilliant guide to the best Halal-certified, all-you-can-eat buffets in Singapore for bottomless stomachs
Bring your appetites and stretchy pants! We’ve rounded up a smorgasbord of all-you-can-eat restaurants in Singapore that offer a dizzying array of unlimited, Halal-certified cuisine. From seafood and Japanese delights, to local dishes, steak, dim sum, and so much more, free-flow grub doesn’t get any better than this.
Arguably the most popular Halal buffet ($56++ for lunch, $76++ for dinner) around town, Carousel boasts an extensive, all-encompassing spread that has everything from Asian and Japanese to Mediterranean to Indian. Not only is the restaurant famous for variety, it’s also known for serving fresh, quality food. Top that with exceptional customer service, it’s no surprise that it’s often booked out on weekends and during festive seasons.
Carousel, 25 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, S228220, p. (+65) 6589 7799
Can’t get enough of local food? Nab a table at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Straits Kitchen, which serves a wide range of flavoursome homegrown eats like beef rendang, Hainanese chicken rice, laksa and satay. The price ($52++ for lunch, $62++ for dinner) is affordable, and the swanky ambience and authentic Singaporean dishes will keep you coming back for more.
Straits Kitchen, Lobby level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, S228211, p. 6732 1234.
Any foodie worth his or her salt will be impressed by the wide variety of Asian dishes at Katong Kitchen. Authentic Peranakan fare steals the show with mouthwatering dishes like kerabu salad aneka hidangan laut dan bihun (seafood and rice vermicelli “kerabu”) and sambal urap kelapa (steamed vegetables with chilli paste and desiccated coconut). Prices are $38++ for a weekday buffet lunch, $48++ for weekend lunch and $58++ for dinners on weekends and public holidays.
Katong Kitchen, Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade Road, Singapore 449536, p. 6551 2141.
Asian Market Café
The name says it all: this restaurant puts out a sumptuous spread ($58++ for lunch, $68++ for dinner) of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Japanese creations – including a cold seafood station, a kebab station (which has proven to be quite popular amongst diners) and – wait for it – a teh-tarik section that makes a perfectly sweet milk tea.
Asian Market Café, 80 Bras Basah Rd, Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, S189560, p. (+65) 6339 7777.
If you’re looking for the ultimate seafood binge, Aquamarine’s buffet ($60++ to $80++) can do no wrong. Tuck into endless selection of the freshest seafood, including juicy spanner crabs, steamed prawns, salmon sashimis, sweet clams and many more. They also serve decent non-seafood dishes like roast beef or lamb to punctuate your ocean feast.
AquaMarine, level 4 Marina Mandarin, 6 Raffles Boulevard, S039594, p. 6845 1111.
Asian Market Cafe
The name says it all: this restaurant puts out a sumptuous spread ($62++ for lunch, $72++ for dinner) of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Japanese creations from a cold seafood, a kebab station (which has proven to be quite popular amongst diners) and – wait for it – a teh-tarik section that makes a perfectly sweet milk tea.
21 on Rajah
Leave your skinny jeans at home for this one. Days Hotel’s buffet restaurant will set your hearts a-fluttering with its smorgasbord of Mediterranean and Asian cuisines, as well as flavours from Spain, Italy and Morocco on special themed nights. Swing by on a weekday for the Rijsttafel Lunch Buffet ($30++ on weekdays and eve of public holidays); inspired by Indonesian nasi padang culture, the spread includes barbecued chicken with sambal squid rings and braised lamb shank.
21 On Rajah, Days Hotel, 1 Jalan Rajah, S329133, p. 6808 6847.
Located in Furama City Centre, Tiffany Cafe is a quiet player on the Halal buffet scene. But don’t underestimate its spread; packed with international fare, live stations and traditional Malay delicacies, the buffet’s worth every penny (and calorie). Usually priced at $53.80++ and $63.80++ for dinner, regular discounts are available on weekdays, with 1-for-1 promotions for major credit and debit cards.
Tiffany Cafe, Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059804.
The tantalising spread ($55++) at Kintamani is nothing short of a feast. Tuck into Indonesian delights like tahu telur (fried tofu omelette served with a peanut sauce), ayam bakar (grilled chicken) and beef rendang. Don’t forget to stop by the dessert table – the saccharine sweet chendol and crispy banana fritters will have you coming back for seconds… and thirds.
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, 405 Havelock Road, Furama Riverfront, Singapore 169633.
Sakura International Buffet Restaurant
On a budget? This household name won’t burn a hole in your pocket. Priced between $22++ (weekday lunch) and $38 (weekend dinner), there’s something for everyone, from dim sum and American staples like meatballs to French food.
Sakura International Buffet Restaurant, various outlets islandwide.
Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ
You’re in for a gut-busting meal at Kublai Khan; the restaurant’s spread is massive! Expect more than just sumptuous Mongolian BBQ meats here; chow down on Japanese cuisine, the freshest seafood, teppanyaki, traditional claypots and mains like Singapore chilli crab.
Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-01, Yellow Zone, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817.