Halal buffets now include dishes from all over the world. These 10 trusty choices are where we head to when the craving strikes.
1) 1 Market
#04-45/49 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road. Tel: 6341 9159
This budget-friendly Halal buffet choice (from $37.45 nett for adult; $22.15 nett child aged 6-12 for Mon-Thu lunch) is a favourite at Plaza Singapura. More commonly known as the restaurant opened by chef Wan, the buffet spread includes their signature beef rendang, fresh seafood on ice, a roast meat section and a noodles station.
For an all-you-can-eat meal away from the heart of town, this affordable option (from $29++ adult; $15++ child aged 5-12 for weekday lunch) delights with Mediterranean and local favourites. Expect seafood on ice and live cooking stations.
Level 4 Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6845 1112
Find a mouth-watering variety of local, Asian and international delights at AquaMarine’s spread (from $60++ adult; $30++ child aged 5-12 for lunch daily). Be spoilt for choice with seafood offerings like the stone crabs and steamed live prawns. For meats, feast on roast beef and lamb from their live stations. Complement the decadent meal with their signature durian pengat and yummy kuehs.
Their Halal-certified central kitchen will whet your appetite with offerings (from $55++ adult; $28++ child aged 6-12 for lunch daily) encompassing both Pan-Asian cuisine and local Malay favourites. Tuck into food from live stations, along with new additions like assorted satay, sushi and sashimi.
5) Buffet City
#01-04 Tanjong Pagar Community Centre, 101 Cantonment Road. Tel: 6410 9084
Tucked away at Tanjong Pagar Community Centre, this international buffet offers an impressive spread (from $26.80+ adult; $17.80+ child aged 4-12 and below 1.4m for weekday lunch) of Japanese, Thai, Asian and Western cuisines. Pay through their website and get a 10% discount.
One of the most popular Halal hotel buffets in Singapore aims to please with their extensive food offerings (from $52++ adult; $32++ child aged 4-11 for weekday lunch). Pick from a range of cuisines—Mediterranean, Asian and Japanese—and food from their French rotisserie. Their seafood spread will also impress crustacean fans. Those craving for desserts will be pleased with their three dessert stations.
7) Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ
#04-01 Park Mall, 9 Penang Road. Tel: 63344888
The most unusual pick on our list comes in the form of a unique smokeless and odourless Mongolian BBQ (from $29++ adult; $16.80++ child between 1.1-1.4m for Mon-Thu dinner). The restaurant, modelled after a Mongolian state, also impresses with its variety of over 150 dishes.
8) Penang Street Buffet
#05-11/12 Causeway Point, 1 Woodlands Square. Tel: 6894 7872
Chow down on unlimited servings of Hokkien prawn noodles, dim sum and rendang at this 90-minute buffet (from $16.90++ adult; $9.90 child below 12 or 1.4m for weekday lunch) of Penang delights. Top up $10++ for the premium buffet spread and enjoy a range of seafood which includes lobsters and fresh sashimi.
9) Seoul Garden
#05-10 Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Road. Tel: 6836 1339
Enjoy a Korean-style BBQ and steamboat buffet (from $21.99++ adult, $8.99++ child between 1-1.3m for Mon-Thu lunch) at this chain restaurant—which is also a popular after-school hangout.
10) The Landmark
#05-01 Village Hotel Bugis, 390 Victoria Street. Tel: 6299 1512
This affordable option (from $20++ adult; $13++ child aged 4-8 for lunch daily) features international cuisines—such as Asian, Indian and Mediterranean—and vegetarian food. Popular dishes include the butter chicken and mutton rogan josh.