SG’s Very Best Buffets
While these restaurants may offer all-you-can-eats, they still cater to those with discriminating tastes. What are you in the mood for?
For its affordable price tag, you’ll hardly believe the jaw-dropping quality of tapas dishes you’ll find at this tapas buffet, from deep-fried oysters to grilled tuna steak to gazpacho. But pick your jaw up from the floor for your feast and finish with their signature churros.
Bonus: Kids get a free-flow of cotton candy!
Sabio By The Sea, #01-02 Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way 098373
NEXT: All three daily meals: Beach Road Kitchen →
Get your fill of all three daily meals – all day, every day: This resto located in JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach serves a buffet menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a brunch special for Sundays. Offering a range of international and local fare as well as desserts, expect to find SG faves such as chicken and duck rice, wood-fired pizzas, lots of seafood variety and a vertical salad bar. Check their website for buffet timings and prices.
Beach Road Kitchen, 30 Beach Rd, JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Level 1 189763
NEXT: Xiao long bao buffet: Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao →
If you do the math, a reasonable number of soul-satisfying xiao long bao – steamed Shanghai dumplings with a savoury broth waiting to ooze out the springy skin – would earn you your money’s worth at this Chinese buffet that only sets by back by about $30. Add in the quality steamboat, and it’s possibly one of the best value-for-money buffets in town.
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao, 241 Holland Ave 278976
NEXT: Fried chicken buffet: Chicken Up →
Love fried chicken? (Who doesn’t, really?) Then, hit this Korean-style specialist pronto. Available at all three outlets – Buangkok, Centrepoint and Tanjong Pagar – the unlimited fried chicken wings (from $15 for women; $20 for men) happen Sunday to Thursday.
Just a few things to note before savaging the table: All members of your dining party must order this chicken wings special to enjoy the free-flow offer; all diners have two hours to finish up; and check in with the individual outlets for valid timings.
Chicken Up, various locations
NEXT: Japanese “buffet”: Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei →
The Japanese-style hamburgs (hamburger patties) are the mains, but it’s not the main attraction. Instead, it’s the bar of free-flow Japanese side dishes (think sides like momotaro tomatoes, ramen salad and more) and live egg station that gets the attention of hungry diners, even the hardcore carnivores. And hear this: A set costs only $18.80! Be prepared to queue, but that only means people love this concept.
Teppanyaki Hamburg Nihonbashi Keisuke Bettei, 72 Peck Seah St 079329
NEXT: Taiwan street food buffet: Lee’s Taiwanese →
NYC isn’t the only city that doesn’t sleep – we’re talking Taiwan and its ever-so-popular night markets. Lee’s Taiwanese brings the city’s street food culture to a restaurant setting, with over 20 classic Taiwanese dishes, from minced pork rice to Taiwan mini sausages and more from less than $2!
Lee’s Taiwanese, 112 Faber Dr 129424
NEXT: Stacked Buffet: Ellenborough Market Cafe →
Behold, this Swissôtel Merchant Court Singapore’s restaurant weekday One-Plate Lunch Buffet (from $18; 12 to 2:30 p.m.)! Stack your food high with kueh pie tie (Peranakan vegetable and prawn tarts), ayam buak keluak (Peranakan chicken braised in tamarind gravy) and more. For $4 more, raid the dessert spread, too.
Ellenborough Market Cafe, 20 Merchant Rd, Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, Level 1 058281
NEXT: Dutch Rijsttafel-style buffet: The Rice Table →
Savour authentic Indonesian fare rijsttafel-style – Dutch for “rice table”, where a sumptuous spread of dishes occupy the table for a fortune of flavours. What to expect: beef rendang, ayam goreng (fried chicken), sayur lodeh (vegetables in a coconut gravy) and more.
The Rice Table, #02-09/10 International Building, 360 Orchard Rd 238869
NEXT: Ice cream buffet: Little Ice Cream Kafe →
You’ll like LICK for its more than 30 homemade ice cream flavours, such as salted peanut butter, wild strawberry and kaya toast (it’s a coconut-jam-on-bread flavour). But you’ll lurv it for its all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet ($15; Fridays, 2 to 4, and 6 to 8 p.m.), including free-flow waffles and toppings!
Little Ice Cream Kafe, 258 Tanjong Katong Rd 437046
NEXT: Tapas buffet: Sabio by the Sea →
By Pinky Chng, May 2017 / Additional reporting by Muneerah Bee + Yeoh Wee Teck, Updated April 2019