After a day of fasting, break fast with good food: here are the best dinners and buffets during Ramadan for iftar in Singapore.
Ramadan holds important meaning for those who observe it. It’s a holy month of repentance, reflection and forgiveness. It’s also a time for Muslims to reconnect with family over a feast. There’s no better time to bond than over iftar – that’s the evening meal when Muslims end the daily fast at sunset. So, make your way to these halal restaurants for a spectacular variety of food during Ramadan for your iftar in Singapore.
Halal food guide: Ramadan in Singapore
1. The Buffet
15 March to 23 April 2023
A hot pot feast for your iftar? Say less. Nothing warms our souls more than sitting around decadent broths with seafood and tender cuts of meat. Pick from soup bases like the rich collagen broth, Singapore laksa or Sichuan mala. Besides all the fresh ingredients that you can add to your soup, order up some iftar faves. Signatures like oxtail asam pedas, fried cempedak, bubur lambuk and more will be on rotation. Medjoul dates are provided daily, and diners get half a rock lobster on weekends.
The Buffet, from $58 per person, 6pm to 10pm; M Hotel Singapore, 81 Anson Road, Singapore 079908
2. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant
23 March – 21 April 2023
Treat your family to a bottomless iftar feast of delish Indonesian food during Ramadan. From seafood to meat, there’s plenty to go around. Highlights include rendang daging sapi, ayam penyet, sayur lodeh and sop kambing. End off with pulut durian pengat and kueh nibbles for a memorable dining experience. Can’t make it for dinner at Kintamani? You can always get the Ramadan specials to go. Family servings of udang mentega and sayur lodah are just a click away.
Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, from $38 per person, Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
22 March to 21 April 2023
If buffets aren’t your thing, why not try the first halal omakase in Singapore for your iftar? Elfuego’s new eight-course menu is sure to impress. Savour appetisers like a Hokkaido scallop ceviche, crab croquette, Sakoshi bay oyster, and fine angel hair pasta tossed with lobster and konbu. For mains, tuck into the likes of a Texture of Mushroom dish that features a crispy portobello mushroom and porcini ragout with potato puree. For protein lovers, pan-roasted barramundi or slow-cooked beef short ribs will satiate your appetite. And to top it all off, a cassata ice cream with mascarpone, dates, fruit candy, chocolate chips, and nuts.
Elfuego, $98 per person, excluding eve of and public holidays; #02-216, Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
4. 21 on Rajah
22 March to 21 April 2023
The choice is yours at 21 on Rajah. It’s where you can enjoy a Ramadan buffet menu that’ll fill everyone’s tummies. The feast beckons you to tuck into sushi, sashimi, roasted beef ribeye, and more. Get local Malay starters like an assortment of crackers with dips or kampung kerabu with prawn or squid. There’s even a touch of Middle Eastern flare with servings of hummus, baba ganoush, pita, and lavosh. We’ve got our eyes on the DIY rojak station and live carving stations.
21 on Rajah, from $62 per adult, from $31 per child, daily 6pm – 10pm; Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park, 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133
23 March to 30 April 2023
Permata is known for its incredible Ramadan buffet with authentic Indonesian and Malay cuisine. Break your fast with its Iftar 2023 menu that sees a mouthwatering buffet spread. At the seafood on ice section, savour freshly-caught scallops, mussels, prawns and more with sambal and dips.
From the appetisers, don’t miss mee maidin, a must-try heritage noodle dish. There’s also a carving station with succulent roast beef cuts and the crowd-favourite botok botok barramundi. At the Sri Paduka station, the Rawon risotto is a signature, featuring rice cooked in delicious beef broth. End your meal with desserts for a satiating meal. Catch live music performances by local artists too on weekends! Psst: if you prefer a casual alfresco spot for your break fast meal, check out Bumi Cafe at Gedung Kuning’s courtyard, which offers delightful Asian tapas for a laidback dinner.
Perk alert: use the code “IFTAR2023” to redeem a one-for-one promotion at $88++ for two pax! Kids below 8 years old dine for free!
Permata, $88++ per person, 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497
22 March to 21 April 2023
How about celebrating this holy month the Persian way? Shabestan is situated in the heart of Robertson Quay and has been serving up Persian delights since 2013. It uses premium halal meats that are paired with ingredients like saffron, olive oil, pomegranates and more. The six-course menu starts you off with a watercress salad with cherry tomatoes and walnuts. After a traditional sparrow tongue soup and hummus, pick from mains like garlic yoghurt chicken, grilled fish, or halabi kebab. Be sure to save space for dessert which is a decadent combination of kunafa and ice cream.
Shabestan, $119 per person, available daily; #01-013, 80 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239013
7. Lagun Sari
23 March to 21 April 2023
Lagun Sari is a local wedding planner and caterer, so you know the food’s quite the highlight. You can go for the buffet experience at either its Joo Chiat or Bukit Timah locations. Sample over 20 different dishes all full of spice and flavour. For those that prefer getting meals delivered right to your doorstep, go for the Ramadan iftar tingkat option. The menu varies daily with dishes like beef rib soup, kambing biryani, fried fish, and nonya chap chye. Delivery is free and flexible, so order a feast for the whole family.
Lagun Sari, buffet available from $35 per person, multiple locations including Joo Chiat and Bukit Timah
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