Feast on endless amounts if sushi, sashimi, yakitori and other Japanese favourites at these Japanese buffets.Â
Wish you had a reliable buffet guide to the best all-you-can-eat spots? Buffet Bounty is your go-to resource on buffets for all budgets, tastes and locations. With the glut of Japanese buffet options, we pare it down to the essential 15 for every price range so you can feast like a prince even while on a budget.
#01-102/103 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk. Tel: 6377 0070
Their weekend buffet brunch (Sat-Sun, 11.30am-4pm; $49.90++) offers unlimited servings of Wagyu and Angus beef cuts, Kurobuta pork, tiger prawns, salmon and sashimi. There is a time limit of 100 minutes, so feast fast.
KUI SHIN BO [Kid-Friendly]
#03-334 Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6341 9200
It’s dining for the whole family with a wide selection, kids’ buffet counter and daily specials at this distinctively Japanese-themed restaurant (11.30am-3pm, Mon-Fri; $36.90++, Sat-Sun; $38.90++, 5.30-10pm, Mon-Thu; $54.90++, Fri-Sun; $58.90++). Indulge in perennial Japanese favourites like tempura, grilled shishamo and of course, sashimi. Less commonly found items include oden and a live noodle station.
All Sakae Sushi outlets including #01-133 Heartland Mall, 205 Hougang Street 21. Tel: 6383 6127
It’s all you can eat for 60 mins (Mon-Fri, 3-6pm; $18++) at this ubiquitous sushi chain. Stuff yourself silly with sushi and small plates from their conveyer belt or order full dishes like tempura udon separately off their menu if sushi isn’t enough to fill you up. The buffet includes a free drink and you can top up $15 for free-flowing beer.
All Suki-Ya outlets including #02-183B/C Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6337 9969
Japanese hotpot buffet (Mon-Thu 11.30am-3pm; $18.90++, Fri-Sat 11.30am-4pm; $20.90++, Mon-Thu 5-10pm; $24.90++, Fri-Sun 4-10.30pm; $26.90) doesn’t get any more value-for-money than this! Choose from kombu, sukiyaki, miso, pork broth and kimchi soup bases, then dunk your meat, seafood and vegetables to your heart’s content. They also offer condiments for you to concoct your own sauce to dip your thinly sliced meat in. Top up $5.90 for free-flow Wagyu beef cuts.
IRODORI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
#03-01 Riverview Hotel, 382 Havelock Road. Tel: 6737 2002
With only one price (daily: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm; $36.80++), there’s no reason not to pop by when the craving strikes. Think a range of well-executed Japanese dishes like tempura, sushi, handrolls and grilled dishes, including a lip-smacking ebi mentaiyaki.
16 Jalan Pari Burong. Tel: 6245 3303
Besides sushi, yakitori and sashimi, this a la carte buffet (daily: 11.45am-2.30pm; $35++, 6-10pm; $39++) also offers yoshoku dishes like baked pasta and curry rice. Fan of Japanese-Italian cuisine? Don’t forget to check out their mentaiko spaghetti showcasing al dente noodles and a moreish mentaiko sauce.
MOMIJI JAPANESE BUFFET
#05-05/06 City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road. Tel: 6509 1193
There’s something for everyone here with their wide selection of Japanese and Chinese dishes. Hidden in Revenue House, Momiji (Mon- Fri 12nn-3pm; $25.80++, Sat-Sun 11.30am-3.30pm; $40.80++, Mon-Thu 6-10pm; $40.80++ Fri-Sun; $42.80++) offers cold seafood like mussels and whelk, in addition to sashimi. Be sure to check out their impressive dessert selection which includes a DI Y waffle station.
#01-25/26 Golden Shoe Carpark, 50 Market Street. Tel: 6227 0331
The fact that this restaurant has been around for over 20 years is testament to its consistent quality. Their a la carte buffet (Sat, 6-9pm; $45++) offers around 60 items that are rotated frequently, including ikura sushi, grilled unagi and very well-made gyozas. The menu doesn’t have agemono (deep-fried dishes), which won’t be missed given the variety of the other items available.
#03-15 UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue. Tel: 6733 2272
With wallet-friendly prices (daily: 11.30am-2.30pm; $37.90++, 6-10.30pm; $39.90++), freshly sliced sashimi and yakitori, this hidden gem is often packed, so book early. They’re also known for their fancy makis, including the Rainbow Maki; shrimp tempura with four types of raw fish crowning the rice.
SHIN YUU JAPANESE RESTAURANT
16 Greenwood Ave. Tel: 6763 4939
While the variety of dishes may not be as large as other Japanese buffets, the quality is incredible for its price (daily: 12nn-3pm; $39.90++, 6-10.30pm; $52.90++).Expect popular pickings like aburi sushi, crisp tempura and scallop mentaiko. Dinner includes a complimentary serving of premium items like tuna belly, boiled abalone and Japanese ice cream.
#B2-01 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue. Tel: 6688 7771
Although Todai offers an international selection (11.30am to 3pm, Mon-Fri; $42++ Fri-Sun $64++, 5.30-10pm, Mon-Thu; $58++, Fri-Sun; $68++) with dishes like caprese salad and a roast station, they are known for their Japanese dishes like innovative makis, yakitori and seafood, which includes Alaskan king crab legs that get snapped up quickly.
HIMAWARI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
#01-08/09, 991B Alexandra Road. Tel: 6272 1110
This a la carte buffet (11.30am-2.30pm, Mon-Thu;$45.80++, Fri-Sun; $49.80 ++, 5.45-10pm; $48.80++, Fri-Sun; $52.80++) offers a plentiful selection of appetisers, fried dishes and sushi. The main draw is their shabu shabu featuring juicy, well marbled beef and accompaniments like tofu and enoki mushrooms. The sashimi is also noteworthy as they offer slightly more premium items like amaebi (sweet shrimp) and tai (sea bream). Top up $1.50 for freshly grated wasabi.
#01-12/13 Riverside Village, 30 Robertson Quay. Tel: 6737 6863
Situated along the riverfront, the restaurant offers an extensive a la carte menu, but it’s the Wagyu beef and pork shabu shabu buffet (daily: 5pm-1am; $90++) that you want to head straight for. For two hours, you get unlimited servings of pork belly and collar, A5 Wagyu beef, and fixings like vegetables and rice. Choices for the soup base include kombu, chicken and soy milk.
KUSHI JAPANESE DI NING BAR
526 MacPherson Rd. Tel: 6285 6525
Their premium buffet (11.30am-2.30pm, Mon-Thu; $61.90++, Fri-Sun; $64.90++, 5.30-9.30pm, Mon-Thu; $69.90++, Fri-Sun; $72.90++) features fresh Japanese oysters, king prawn tempura, and one serving each of otoro and Wagyu beef. They also offer the option of upgrading your shabu shabu to a collagen soup base made with chicken and shark cartilage ($10 for 2 pax, $20 for 3-4 pax).
TENKAICHI JAPANESE BBQ RESTAURANT
#03-129 Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6250 8918
Revel in their Premium Wagyu Beef BBQ buffet (daily: 11.30am-2pm; $64.80++, 6.30-9.30pm; $69.80++), which offers various Australian Wagyu beef cuts with a marbling score of 7+. There is also a small selection of sashimi, and seafood like scallops and prawns to throw on the grill. Top up $10 for free-flow HÃ¤agen-Dazs ice cream.
IKOI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
G/F Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road. Tel: 6887 3788
With high quality food for an extremely reasonable price, it’s no wonder their a la carte buffet (daily: 11.30am- 2pm, 6-11pm; $38++) usually requires an advance booking. The restaurant offers a wide range of authentic Japanese dishes, from unctuous grilled saba and oden to fresh, thickly sliced sashimi.