Having a pay raise land right into your lap is a great cause for celebration, especially with your loved ones. With that extra dough in your bag, forget gathering at your neighbourhood family restaurant or eating a simple home-cooked meal. Instead, treat your fam to veritable feasts where they can fill their tums with all-they-can-eat.
From a slew of eateries offering Japanese cuisine to steamboat, check out these eight buffets in Singapore to feel extra boujee with your family.
Note: All these buffets cost less than $50++ per person on average, so you can still consider hitting them up even on a smaller pay raise or if your menage is large.
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Boasting over 200 Japanese buffet items, Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant is our one-way ticket to Japan in the pandemic climate. Satisfy your cravings for fresh sashimi or Yakitori skewers against the backdrop of Orchard Road when seated in the alfresco dining area.
Aside from classic Japanese fare, you can also find fusion Japanese-Western options like Salmon Pizza and Pasta with Wafu Sauce. Top off your meal with desserts like mochi and tofu cheesecakes – perfect if you have young ones with sweet tooths in tow. The convenient central location of Orchard Central also means you can walk off the food coma with some retail therapy after.
Price: $23.80++ – $42.80++
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #08-01/02/03, Singapore 238896
Telephone: 6736 1216
Opening hours: 11.30AM-2.30PM & 6.30PM-9.30PM, Daily
Japanese food is known to have pretty steep prices, but Mitsuba is another Japanese joint where you can munch on delicious food without breaking the bank. Satiate your hunger pangs with hearty udon meals or rice bowls like katsu dons, and end your meal on a sweet note with the restaurant’s Hokkaido crepe cakes.
The interior of the restaurant is decked out in traditional Japanese decor and furniture, but you can also treat yourself to outdoor views of the Singapore River and Clarke Quay.
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, 03-88, Singapore 059817
Telephone: 6227 0388
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Picture this: your tummy is growling but your family is craving different things, so they just can’t settle on something to eat. If you’re all too familiar with this sitch, check out The Square@Furama for a buffet that features a variety of cuisines, from local delights like char kway teow to classic Western food like fish and chips.
You can even find exotic seasonal options like kangaroo meat and turkey, as well as fresh seafood from scallops to snow crab legs.
Price: $33.80++ – $38.80++
Address: 405 Havelock Road, Level 2 Furama RiverFront, Singapore 169633
Telephone: 6739 6468
Opening hours: 6AM-10.30AM & 12PM-2.30PM & 6PM-11PM, Daily
There’s nothing quite like the smell of grilled meat wafting in the air, and at Shaburi & Kintan Buffet, you can get free-flow meat whether it’s wagyu beef or pork. The marbled cuts of meat are graded A4 to A5 – the top two grades for wagyu beef, as well as being air-flown from Japan – so you know you’re having the real deal.
This restaurant is also a 2-in-1 concept diner, with a BBQ option available for those who prefer something a little more indulgent. But if you would rather enjoy your meat boiled, your shabu shabu needs can be catered to as well.
Price: $24.80++ – $49.80++
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #03-11/12 JEM, Singapore 608549
Telephone: 6262 4329
Opening hours: 11.30AM-10PM, Daily
Most of us are familiar with, or have at least heard of COCA, a steamboat buffet that marries Thai and Chinese flavours. Have a go at their specialties like fish glue and shrimp paste while also gorging on classic hotpot essentials like meat and veggies.
Something to shout about is also their wide array of tasty broths, from the Hua Diao Phoenix broth featuring Chinese rice wine to the Merciless Mala.
Price: $32++ – $49++
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The buffet scene is already saturated with fresh seafood and BBQ options, so being able to enjoy Nyonya food free-flow can be a breath of fresh air – especially if there are members in your brood that simply can’t resist a good ‘ol piping bowl of laksa.
You can find popular dishes like Babi Pongteh a.k.a. braised pork with soy bean paste and gula melaka, as well as Kuih Pie Tee, a pastry filled with a mix of vegetables and prawns here at Sun’s Cafe. The variety also extends to more common dishes like Curry Chicken and Oyster Mee Sua.
Price: $38++ – $47++
Address: 101 Victoria Street, Hotel Grand Pacific, Singapore 188018
Telephone: 6431 1818
Opening hours: 12PM-2.30PM & 6.30PM-10.30PM, Daily
Perhaps you would have whisked your entire family straight off to Bali to celebrate your pay raise if you could. But while the pandemic-induced travel borders have not opened, you can still treat them to all-you-can-eat Indonesian food at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, also located in Furama hotel.
Some dishes you shouldn’t miss include the Tahu Telur, which is Indonesian tofu omelette, and the Sate Lilit Bali, which is minced seafood skewers prepared with lemongrass. There will also be favourites like the tasty Mee Soto Ayam, and Beef Rendang.
Price: $33.80++ – $38.80++
Address: 405 Havelock Road, Level 3 Furama RiverFront, Singapore 169633
Telephone: 6739 6463
Opening hours: 12PM-2.30PM & 6PM-10.30PM, Daily
The name Buffet Town is apt because just like an entire town, this halal-certified restaurant features a whole plethora of cuisines for your choosing. Make a beeline for their seafood on ice, where you can have a taste of succulent poached prawn and crayfish.
Japanese food also joins the motley crew with teppanyaki and robatayaki – a style of cooking where food is grilled over charcoal, prepared right in front of you.
You can also enjoy local and Western delights, before stopping at their dessert bar to stock up on crepes, mousse cakes, and even ice kachang. Make sure you jio the young ones at home too because Buffet Town has their own in-house playground.
Price: $26.80++ – $48.80++
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-44E, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 179103
Telephone: 6837 3793
Opening hours: 11.30AM-3PM & 6PM-10PM, Daily
Whether you’re feeling #blessed and want to express your gratitude for your family’s support in your career, or are simply feeling like a baller, trot down to one of these buffet places in Singapore to eat to your heart’s content.
Featuring unique cuisines like Indonesian and Peranakan, as well as value-for-money spreads, this list of buffet places will more than satisfy your cravings, whether you’re looking for quality or variety.
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