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 feasts don’t get any better than this…
Now officially Halal certified, Straits Cafe (pictured top) pulls no punches with its buffet spread. Calling it a mere feast would be a severe understatement. Featuring the best of the Straits Settlement – including Klang chic kut teh, claypot curry fish cheek and Ipoh chicken rice – a more apt description would be a banquet table of untempered indulgence. And if you’re still not impressed, the sambal seafood station (available on Friday to Sunday dinners) is sure to knock your socks off. Be sure to leave some space for dessert: the signature pulut hitam and bubur cha cha. Durian fanatics you’re also in luck, go crazy with the durian dessert spread which includes durian pengat shooters, durian crepe, and durian puffs. Change into your stretchy pants if you must!
For Ramadan (till 15 June), there will be a special Ramadan buffet, dinner prices are $52++ (Mon-Thu) and $60++ (Fri-Sun), the eve of PH, and on PH.
Lunch on weekdays (Mon-Fri): Adults($42++), Child($21++) and weekends (Sat-Sun): Adults($48++), Child($24++); Dinner on weekdays (Mon-Thu): Adults($50++), Child($25++), and weekends (Fri-Sun), eve of PH, and PH: Adults($58++), Child($29++).
Straits Cafe, 9 Bras Basah Road, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, Level 1, 189559
Katong Kitchen is known as the halal buffet of choice in the East, and achieving that title was no fluke. The sumptuous spread of food showcases the best of Peranakan and international cuisine, and the restaurant’s cosy vibe makes it easy to linger here for one seriously long family lunch. It would be wise to make a beeline for their signatures such as ayam buah keluak and laksa. For those with a sweet tooth, satisfy that craving by indulging in the durian pengat or the cempedak creme brulee.
For Ramadan (till 15 June), there will be a special Ramadan buffet, dinner prices are $48++ (Mon-Thu) and $58++ (Fri-Sun), the eve of PH, and on PH.
Lunch on weekdays (Mon-Fri): Adults ($38++), Child ($19++) and weekends (Sat-Sun): Adults ($48++), Child ($24++); Dinner on weekdays (Mon-Thu): Adults ($48++), Child ($24++) weekends (Fri-Sun), eve of PH, and PH: Adults($58++), Child ($29++).
Katong Kitchen, 25 Marine Parade, Village Hotel Katong Level 4, 449536
Rumah Rasa is one of the only establishments to use herbs from its own rooftop garden, so we just know how amazing this Indonesian menu will taste. The variety here is enough to get us excited – from appetizers such as tahu telor and sate lilit, to mains such as beef rendang and ayam panggang berkakak, bring it on, we say. Come on by during dinner buffets to check out the live cooking stations featuring the chef’s daily specials. This buffet is only available on Friday nights, weekends and public holidays so be sure to reserve your spot…
Lunch buffet on Saturday, Sunday, and public holidays: 2 for $55 (adults), 2 for $28 (children)* Dinner buffet on Friday, Saturday and eve of public holiday: 2 for $69 (adults), 2 for $36(children). All prices are nett.
*Kids under six years old dine for free
Rumah Rasa, Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road, 098828
We might not want to let everyone in on this secret. Royal Palm at the Orchid Country Club offers a mighty array of food ranging from Local, Western, Mediterranean, Indian and even seafood on an ice bed. If that isn’t a compelling enough reason to seek it out, we have three words for you: nasi lemak station. Dessert lovers, they’ve got you covered as well. With more than 20 different types of desserts – sago gula melaka, bubur cha cha and cheesecakes – resistance might just be futile. Get you appetites ready, you now have one more reason to head North!
Buffet prices are $25++ to $35++ for adults, $15++ for children
Royal Palm, 1 Orchid Club Road, #01-21/22, Social Clubhouse, 769162
21 On Rajah
21 On Rajah offers Mediterranean delicacies coupled with South East Asian delights. The vibrant decorations throughout the restaurant and visual appeal of the food makes it practically impossible for you to resist stuffing yourself silly with various seafood paellas, creamy Nonya laksa and succulent slow roasted beef ribeye. Oh, and don’t skip the chocolate fondue, your happiness is more important than the calories.
Buffet prices for weekday lunch and dinner are $32++ and $40++ respectively. Weekend lunch and dinner is $40++ and $45++
21 On Rajah, 1 Jalan Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 329133
Arguably the most popular Halal buffet 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.
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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 ($56++ for lunch, $66++ 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.
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 an 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.
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 $65.80++ for dinner, regular discounts are available on weekdays.
Tiffany Cafe, Furama City Centre, 60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059804.
The tantalising spread ($60++) 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 $40 (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.