Sit back and relax at our pick of a la carte buffets where food hardly gets cold. More at

BiTES guide:

Price guide (nett)
$ wallet-friendly (below $50)
$$ just can’t resist a splurge ($50-100)
$$$ a special occasion ($100-150)
$$$$ indulgence galore (above $150)

Certified halal [Halal]
Does not serve pork or lard [NPNL]
Kid-friendly facilities [Kid]


Ban Heng Restaurant [$]

Dine at Ban Heng for appetisers, soups, seafood dishes such as their fried prawn with cereal and crispy fried squid ring and noodle and rice dishes. For lunch(from $22.80++ adult, from $13.80++ child below 1.2m),you can also choose from a variety of dim sum such as the steamed siew mai and steamed BBQ pork buns.For dinner (from $26.80++ adult, from $15.80++ child below 1.2m), pick some hearty meat dishes like the braised duck in Teochew style and venison with ginger and onion. Minimum four adults to dine. Daily 11.30am-
3pm, 6-10.30pm.  #11-01/02 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road.Tel: 6238 1516


Cherry Garden Chinese Restaurant [$]  

Best known for their best weekend dim sum brunch,Cherry Garden (Sat-Sun 11am-12.30pm, 1.30-3pm, $68++) offers luxed up dishes such as siew mai topped with a mini abalone. What’s a dim sum buffet without baos? Don’t forget the irresistible steamed sweetened custard bao filled with dark chocolate.  5F Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue.Tel: 6885 3538


Coffee Lounge [$]

Think piping hot Taiwan porridge with over 29 dishes to choose from. Comfort food favourites like braised pork belly with dark soy sauce, chilled bean curd in Japanese soy sauce and pork floss and steamed sea bass with crispy bean paste feature in this a la carte buffet ($39 adult, $19.50 child) a favourite haunt since its opening in 1977.  Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road. Tel: 6737 7411


Irodori Japanese Restaurant [$]

Their daily buffet ($36.80++, 11.30am-2.30pm,6-10.30pm) offers a wide range of dishes to pick from.Nosh on refreshing and healthy green tea tofu, to the decadent ebi mentai mayo, and also beef shogayaki delicately sliced beef served with a fiery ginger sauce.  #03-01 Riverview Hotel, 382 Havelock Road. Tel: 67372002


Jade [$]  

Select from a lavish assortment of appetisers, soups,signature dishes, desserts and enjoy a glass of wine at an additional $10 for a memorable gourmet experience.Try double-boiled soup braised bird’s nest with truffle egg white in superior broth; and golden mantou’ stuffed with spicy crab meat (both limited to a single portion per diner). Daily $58++, weekend dim sum brunch: 11.00am-12.45pm (last order 12.15pm), 2nd seating 1.15-3pm (last order 2.30pm).  The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square. Tel: 6877 8188


Patara Fine Thai Cuisine [$]

Standing strong for 18 years, Patara exudes class and elegance in a first-class restaurant. Noted for its classic Thai premium dishes and nestled in cozy Tanglin, give their luscious buffet a try at $44++ or $78++ with unlimited Prosecco, wines and beer.  #03-14 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road. Tel: 6737 0818


Peach Blossoms [$]

Take your pick on dim sum wheels from a medley of new creations such as poached shrimp dumpling in Sichuan sauce, deep fried squid ball with passion fruit sauce and pan fried foie gras with smoked duck served on mantou. Other delights include lobster congee and deep-fried prawns coated with wasabi mayo. Mon- Fri 12-3pm, $48++ (adult), $38++ (child); Sat-Sun & PH $58++ (adult), $38++ (child).  Level 5 Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6845 1118


Peony Jade Restaurant [$]  

Treat yourself to handcrafted Hong Kong dim sumat award-winning Peony Jade. There are more than 50 varieties of food items to choose from: har kau or steamed crystal prawns, char siew bao, prawn rice roll cheong fun, wok fried creamy egg yolk prawn and many more. Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, $33.80++; Sat-Sun two seatings 11am-12.45pm & 1.15-3pm, $32.80++.  10 Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club. Tel: 6276 9138


Senki Japanese Restaurant [$]

Let your taste buds go wild as you chow on ocean-fresh seafood sashimi or crisp tempura. For a Japanese buffet(lunch from $32++ adult, from $21++ child aged 5-10;dinner from $39++ adult, from $24++ child aged 5-10),head to this restaurant along Killiney Road. They offer sashimi, nigiri sushi, grilled dishes, pan-fried dishes and deep fried dishes like the tori katsu. Order their signature hand rolls while you’re there. We recommend the spider karashi hand rolla soft shell crab option with spicy sauce and the mango California handroll. Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10pm.  109 Killiney Road. Tel: 6734 5565


Shin Minori [$]  

Their highlights include an extensive selection of sake and sochu. Stuff yourself silly with 160 items including seven varieties of fresh sashimi, 21 nigiri sushi, 27 sumiyaki teriyaki dishes and over 60 cooked items.Lunch: Mon-Sun: $34++ (adult), $24++ (child); dinner:Mon-Thu $37++ (adult), $25++ (child) Fri-Sun & PH$39++ (adult), $27++ (child).  #03-15/16 UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue.Tel: 6733 2272


Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant [$]

Have a go at Shin Yuu’s house specials which feature oyster, salmon aburi, seared tuna, belly sushi and cheese-baked tiger prawn. Must-tries include chawanmushi, wafu steak and kuruma ebi teriyaki. Mon-Sun 12-3pm lunch: $36.90++ adult, $21.90++ child;6-10.30pm dinner $49.90++ adult, $29.90++ child.  16 Greenwood Avenue, Hillcrest Park. Tel: 6763 4939


Shinkei Japanese Restaurant [$]

With a spacious interior seating up to 168, Shinkei easily caters for big family gatherings and company events. Come here for fresh cuts of octopus and squid,the simple sweetly flavourful beancurd, and a broad selection of sushi. Over 100 items to choose from,including tempura, and teppanyaki as well. Lunch: 11am-2.30pm, Mon-Fri $33++ (adult) $25++ (child), Sat-Sun$37++ (adult), $29++ (child); dinner 6-10.30pm; Mon-Sun, $39++ (adult) $29++ (child).  #01-06/07/10, 600@Toa Payoh, 600 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh. Tel: 6255 5598


Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant [$]  

Check out the dim sum offerings at lunch (daily 11.30am-2.30pm, $38++) with over 60 dishes including sliced pork in garlic and chilli sauce and braised soon hock.  Level 3 PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, 7500 Beach Road. Tel: 6428 3170


Suanthai [$]

Suanthai, which means Thai Garden’ has a homely indoor setting. Requiring minimum two to dine, the buffet (Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, $19.90++ adult,$13++ child; Dinner: Mon-Thu $21.90++ adult, $15++child) totals 20 to 30 items, including tom yum soup with prawns, boneless stuffed chicken wings and Thai style chicken satay.  101 Killiney Road. Tel: 6235 4126


The Seafood International Market &Restaurant [$]  

There are 50 dishes to choose from (daily 11.30am-2.30pm) including braised mini whole abalone with oyster sauce, deep fried lobster with orange Portuguese salad dressing, stewed chicken with mustard mayo sauce and seafood tom yum soup. Mon-Fri $36.80++(adult), $20.80++ (child); Sat-Sun $39.90++ (adult),$22.80++ (child).  Block A #01-01, Big Splash, 902 East Coast Parkway.Tel: 6345 1211


The Thai Table [$]

Thinking of Thai food such as tom yum, pandan leaf chicken and pineapple rice? Fill up your table with specialty dishes like their homemade Thai fish cakes,stir-fried black pepper beef, pomelo salad, signature pineapple rice and lemongrass chicken. Mon-Sun 11.45am-2.30pm, $19.90++ adult, $13.90++ child; Mon-Sun 6-10pm, $22.90++ adult, $14.90++ child.  20 Jalan Pari Burong, Picardy Garden. Tel: 6443 3533


TungLok Seafood [$]  

Requiring a minimum of four persons to dine, this a la carte buffet has both lunch (from $26.80++adult, from $16.80++ child aged below 12) and dinner(from $38.80++ adult, from $28.80++ child aged below 12) options. Pick from their menu which includes Japanese cold cuts, delicacies such as the sauteed sliced beef with black bean sauce and sambal mussels.Also, enjoy their range of dim sum dishes during their lunch buffet. One of the best-kept secrets on this stretch, in our books.  #11-05 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road.Tel: 6834 4888