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Buffets aren’t just about eating our favourite food, it’s also about getting our money’s worth – and so many of us swarm to the seafood section the moment we grab our plates.
Given how pricey fresh seafood can be, expansive seafood spreads are more frequently found in atas hotels. But we’ve sussed out a list of affordable, non-hotel seafood buffets for you seafood lovers. Free-flow crabs, lobsters, prawns, and oysters, all under $50? Count me in.
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No doubt that Tunglok Seafood is well-established, but their ala carte buffets come at a surprisingly non-exorbitant price tag.
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From just $26.80, you can order as many seafood delights off their ala carte buffet menu, such as black pepper crab, chilli crab, and deep-fried sugarcane prawns.
You’ll also need at least 4 people for a table, so do call along your fellow seafood-lovers. After all, sharing your dishes gives you more stomach space to enjoy a wider variety!
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #11-05, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Telephone: 6834 4888
Mon-Sat: Lunch: 1130AM-3PM | Dinner: 6PM-1030PM
Sun & PH: Lunch: 10AM – 3PM | Dinner: 6PM-1030PM
Ala carte Lunch Buffet:
Mon-Fri: Adult: $26.80 | Child: $16.70
Sat, Sun and PH: Adult: $28.80 | Child: $18.80
Ala Carte Dinner Buffet
Daily: Adult: $38.80 | Child: $28.80
Address: 511 Upper Jurong Road, The Arena Country Club, Singapore 638366
Telephone: 6262 6996
Mon-Sat: Lunch: 1130AM-3PM | Dinner: 530PM-1030PM
Sun & PH: Lunch: 10AM-3PM | Dinner: 530PM-1030PM
Ala carte Buffet
Daily: Adult: $35.80 | Child: $25.80
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You’ll be leaving Aroy Jing Jing smelling like BBQ, but also with a satisfied belly full from all sorts of fresh seafood – including slipper lobsters, half-shell scallops, flower crabs and bamboo clams. I’ve got no complaints about that.
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Their “all-you-can-eat” seafood buffet is largely in DIY-style – you’ll be BBQ-ing your favourite seafood over charcoal flames. And it’s not just seafood here – Aroy Jing Jing also has yakitori wings, bacon strips and cheese tofu, along with free-flow ice cream and drinks to complete the experience.
Note: The seafood BBQ has a time limit of 90 minutes.
Address: 81 Lorong Chencharu, #01-05, ORTO, Singapore 769198
Telephone: 6257 2328
Mon – Fri & PH Eve: 5PM-12AM
Sat, Sun, & PH: 3PM-1AM
Price: Mon-Thurs: $29.90 | Fri, Sat, Sun, PH & PH Eve: $32.90
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Scrumptious food can be found all around Chinatown, and here’s one restaurant there to pamper yourself with some mouthwatering seafood.
For those who love all things fishy, check out the Grilled Fish Buffet (from $18.80) at Orchard Roast Fish, where you can enjoy unlimited servings of freshly grilled seabass in 9 different flavours.
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The 9 different flavours are:
Besides unlimited seabass, the buffet also comes with a free-flow of over 40 different sides – including lobster ball, baby cuttlefish, pork belly and homemade dumplings.
Note: Buffet dining is limited to 2 hours.
Address: 68 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059221
Telephone: 6221 6369
Opening hours: 1130AM-11PM, Daily
Mon-Thurs & PH Eve: $18.80
Fri-Sun & PH: $22.80
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Vienna International Seafood and Teppanyaki Restaurant is a bit of a mouthful, but it sure lives up to its name with its wide variety of cuisines, from Chinese spicy crabs and oat prawns, to Western-style oysters, and Japanese sashimi.
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On top of their already affordable buffet prices (from $39.80), they’ve also got regular discounts for you to enjoy. Check out their lobangs on their facebook page here!
Address: 101 Thomson Road, #B1-01, United Square, Singapore 307591
Telephone: 6254 6686
Opening hours: Lunch: 1130AM-3PM | Dinner: 530PM-10PM
Mon-Fri: $39.80 (Adult) | $22.80 (Child)
Sat, Sun, PH Eve & PH: $41.80 (Adult) | Child: $23.80
Mon-Thurs: $48.80 (Adult) | $24.80 (Child)
Fri, Sat, Sun, PH Eve & PH: $51.80 (Adult) | $25.80 (Child)
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Buffet Town is situated right in the CBD area, so you can stuff your face with fresh marine fare right after a stressful day at work.
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At reasonable prices from just $26.80, the spread at Buffet Town is extensive – apart from fresh seafood like shucked oysters and thick sashimi slices, they’ve also got sushi, local delights like rojak, and Western dishes like Aglio Olio.
With a seating capacity of 500, Buffet Town also makes a good place for large group gatherings. It still gets pretty crowded though, so do make a reservation to secure your seats!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-44E, Raffles City, Singapore 179103
Telephone: 6837 3793
Opening hours: Daily: 1130AM-3PM | 6PM-10PM
Mon-Fri: Adult: $26.80 | Child: $18.80
Sat, Sun, PH Eve & PH: Adult: $35.80++ | Child: $19.80++
Mon-Thurs: Adult: $38.80++ | Child: $21.80++
Fri, Sat, Sun, PH Eve & PH: Adult: $48.80++ | Child: $22.80++
Boston Lobster Ee Mian
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Cantonese restaurant Dragon Tooth Gate has an Ala Carte Seafood Buffet menu serving prawns, bamboo clams and crayfish at a flat price of $42.
Chilli Crab with Chinese Mantou
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Aside from the standard buffet menu, you can also top up $10/pax for a live seafood steamboat. The steamboat add-on serves up Waygu beef, mud crabs, and live oysters. Mmm.
Unfortunately, Dragon Tooth Gate is currently closed for renovation, but we’ll be looking forward to their re-opening soon! Stay updated via their facebook page here.
Address: 8 Port Road, Singapore 117540
Telephone: 9138 5079
Mon-Thurs & Sun: 1130AM-2PM | 530PM-10PM
Fri-Sat: 1130AM-2PM | 530PM-11PM
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If you’re soaking in nature around the Southern Ridges and all that walking is making your tummy grumble a little, get your seafood fix at The Three Peacocks, tucked away at the corner of Port Road.
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Their seafood BBQ buffet (U.P. $50) lets you pick out your own live seafood, from baby lobsters and crayfish to crabs and prawns. If you’d like some meat on the side, there’s also a BBQ grill with chicken, pork, and beef.
Psst…they’ve also got free-flow cheese dips!
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Plus, the seating is alfresco, and there’s no time limit – so you can take your time to savour the spread, while chilling in a relaxed outdoor setting.
Address: 8 Port Road, Labrador Park, Singapore 117540
Telephone: 9851 1802
Opening hours: 530PM-1AM, Daily
For promotions, check out their Facebook page here.
Seafood is pricey, and so are buffets. But hey, there are seafood buffets around that are rather wallet-friendly, so you don’t have to feel guilty when indulging. No more holding back – jio your friends and family for a hearty seafood feast!
If you know of any other places with affordable seafood buffets, let us know in the comments below!
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