Are you itching to sink your teeth into a juicy slab or meat, or barbecued delights? Here’s our quintessential list for the best meat buffets under $80 for all you meat lovers out there.
I’m Kim BBQ
A popular buffet haunt amongst students is I’m Kim Korean BBQ, nestled in the heart of Dhoby Ghaut at School of the Arts. The affordable Korean barbecue joint serves up to 50 selections of meat, seafood, vegetables, drinks, as well as local and korean delicacies. Gather your k-pop crew and grill up some pork belly, marinated rib eye cuts, black pepper chicken and some tender beef rolls, before indulging in some Japanese sushi. The restaurant’s crispy Korean Chicken Wings are a must-try; wash it all down with the quintessential korean seaweed soup. If you’re there for dinner on a weekend, have some Japanese Mochi to round off your meal.
Lunch: Mon-Fri $14.90++/adult, 12.90++ student/senior citizen, $9.90++ child; Sat-Sun $24.90++ adult, $22.90++ student/senior citizen, $16.90++ child.
Dinner: Mon-Thur $24.90++ adult, $22.90++ student/senior citizen, $16.90++ child; Fri-Sun/PH and Eve $25.90++ adult, $23.90 student/senior citizen, $16.90 child.
#01-04/05/06/07 School of The Arts, 1 Zubir Said Drive. Tel: 6238 7218
Tajimaya has beefed up their meat buffet game with a Charcoal Grill Wagyu Buffet. Grill up free-flow servings of the coveted premium beef over hot charcoal for a smokey, indulgent Wagyu feast. The buffet spread also features fresh tiger prawns, kurobuta pork slices, and seafood. You can even order sashimi for you to round off your Japanese buffet experience, all at an affordable price of $49.90++/adult, $24.90++/child. Available for lunch and dinner on Mondays to Thursdays (excluding PH, eve of PH & special occasions), and only lunch on Fridays, Weekend, P.H., Eve of P.H. & special occasions.
#01-102/103 Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk. Tel: 6377 0070
The Armoury Craft Beer Bar
Can’t get enough of smokey, grilled hunks of meat? The Armoury Craft Beer Bar is definitely the place to be on the weekends, for their affordably awesome steak and ribs buffet at only $29.90 ++/adult for a timed two hours; children below 12 get to dine at half-off. Tuck into their Balinese Pork Ribs, but don’t leave without trying the Ribeye and Striploin – the tender steaks are charcoal-grilled-to-order. Pair the meats with their sauces – black pepper, mushroom, blue cheese and red wine jus- and you have yourself a meal fit for a (carnivorous) king. If you ever reach your saturation point for grilled meats, dig into their Grilled Squid and Beer-battered fish.
36 Beach Road.
You’ll never be without dinner ideas on Thursday evenings again, as Marina Bay Sands’ international buffet restaurant RISE presents Backyard Barbecue. Featuring delights from different cuisines, the buffet boasts an open-fire grill selection of premium meat cuts and fresh seafood the outdoor Herb Garden. Be blown away by the Honey Lavender- glazed T-bone lamb, and Barbeque Smoked Pork Ribs. If red meat isn’t your thing, sink your teeth into a tender Grilled Mahi-mahi. Don’t leave without savouring dishes from different cuisines – American, European, and Asian – all prepared with fresh herbs grown (over 50 types) at Marina Bay Sands’ own herb garden. Wrap up your dinner with warm bread and butter pudding, house-made ice creams and sorbets, rich chocolate fondue tower with fresh fruits, marshmallows and cookies that will bring out the kid in everyone.
10 Bayfront Avenue. Tel: 6688 5525.
Experience the true Brazilian Churrascaria buffet experience at Carnivore, and savour fire-grilled meats expertly served by traditional knife-wielding Passadors at your table. It’s meat galore here, when diners can savour free-flow Alcatra (Beef Rump), Cupim (Beef Hump), Boneless Leg of Lamb, Roast Pork, and Butterfish. Enjoy seasonal cuts when you come for dinner, like the Picanha (Beef Rump Cap), Short Ribs, and for the more adventurous – Chicken Heart. Take a break between the different meats dishes at the salad bar, and try some of their 15 over hot and cold salads, appetizers and Brazilian specialties. Try the Brazilian national dish, Feijoada, as well as the Arroz Brasileiro (Brazilian Garlic Rice) and Beef Goulash. While you’re at it, try the Pão de Queijo (Brazilian cheese buns) too. The Churrasco menu varies from day to day, so you’re always in for a surprise with every visit!
Dinner: $49++/adult; $12++/child between five and 11.
#01-30, CHIJMES, 30 Victoria Street. Tel: 6334 9332
The Carvery’s European meat buffet boasts a coveted cut of dry-aged USA Beef Prime Rib that is gently slow roasted for eight hours till medium doneness with a rosy pink centre; try some of this signature dish at the carving station, along with rotational cuts like tenderloin, striploin and ribeye. For mutton-lovers, try the rosemary and white wine-marinated New Zealand Roasted Leg of Lamb, or lamb shoulder and rack of lamb. To amp up the flavours, Pair beef with Maldon sea salt, red wine jus, and anchovy butter, and the lamb with their homemade mint sauce, Dijon mustard and sea salt. For white meat, the 10-hour mire poix-marinated Rotisserie Chicken is also available, and goes well with chilli sea salt, chicken gravy, and truffle butter. If you’re there for dinner, be sure to try their fluffy Yorkshire Pudding drizzled in veal jus or red wine sauce, and end off with the classic English Trifle – creamy custard layered with Kirsch soaked sponge cake, and adorned wiht fresh fruits and berries.
From now till 30 June, Lunch: $38++/adult, $19++/child; Mon-Thu Dinner: $56++/adult, $28++/child; Fri-Sun.
Dinner: $62++/adult, $31++/child.
With effect from 1st July, Lunch: $42++/adult, $21++/child; Mon-Thu.
Dinner: $58++/adult, $29++/child; Fri-Sun Dinner: $62++/adult, $31++/child.
Level 7, Park Hotel Alexandra, 323 Alexandra Road. Tel: 6828 8880
The Three Peacocks
Itching for something a little out-of-the-norm? Shake things up, and gather your friends to the unassuming Labrador Park for an outdoor seafood barbecue buffet at The Three Peacocks! Fire up the grill (choose between charcoal-grill or mookata-style hot pot), and throw on fresh seafood like crayfish, oysters, clams, and mussels and live crabs! Catch your own live prawns – they’re tricky to get ahold of but well worth the effort for their sweetness off the grill. For more seafood goodness, order live Boston lobsters for an extra charge. There’s also a meat selection with Wagyu Beef, and an array of cooked food like yakiniku squid sticks and tortilla wraps with Korean bulgogi. There’s no time limit, so get grilling and munching for as long as you can between 5.30pm-1am. With beer promotions like five-bottle Asahi buckets for $25 and beer towers at $58, you know it’s going to be a good, good night.
8 Port Road. Tel: 9851 1802