Craving for some seafood? We scope out the best seafood buffet spreads so that you can indulge in the fruits of the ocean.
We don’t know about you, but a good buffet spread to us means a wide selection of fresh and cooked seafood. Seriously, tell us of a restaurant that serves all-you-can-eat chilli crab, or better yet, Boston lobsters, and we will be there. Free-flowing oysters are also great too–it is delicious and takes a ton to fill you up. Sate your seafood with us and hit up these snazzy hotel buffet spreads in Singapore.
AROY JING JING
#01-05 ORTO, 81 Lorong Chencharu. Tel: 6257 2328
Grilled over an open flame barbecue is an indulgent Thai seafood spread ($29.90, Tue-Thu 6pm-12mn; $32.90, Fri-Sat 6pm-1am and Sun 6pm-12mn) filled with fresh scallops, flower crab, slipper lobster, clams and mussels. Feeling guilty for feasting so late? Just walk off the calories after and take a leisurely stroll along beautiful ORTO Park where the restaurant is located.
ALKAFF MANSION RISTORANTE
10 Telok Blangah Green, Tel: 6510 3068
Popular wedding destination Alkaff Mansion Ristorante has launched a new gourmet Italian buffet ($98++) with popular dishes from their Sunday Prosecco brunch and the Italian Grigliata Grill+Bar. While a selection of antipasti, pastas and desserts are available, the grilled seafood items are the highlight here, with smoky, tender Sardinian octopus and fresh tiger prawns. The buffet runs only on the third Thursday of each month so plan ahead for it
Main Lobby, Four Seasons Hotel, 190 Orchard Boulevard. Tel: 6734 1110
The restaurant uses an apple wood-fired grill and oven to cook up smoky treats for its Mezze dinner buffet (daily 6.30-10pm, $64++). Pick a grilled main courseâ‚¬”a choice of seafood or meat which includes onglet steak, sea bass fillet and king prawns with calamari to go along with unlimited appetisers as well as a selection of desserts.
Level 3 Pan Pacific, 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 6336 8111
Edge’s seafood themed night; Hooked @ Edge happens every Wednesday and Thursday evenings ($88++, 6.30-10.30pm), where you can find less common offerings like ceviche, seafood paella and Korean seafood pancakes in addition to fresh seafood on ice. The restaurant also does their seafood baked or grilled at their live cooking stations.
Level 3 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa, 101 Siloso Road Sentosa. Tel: 6371 1966
Another buffet with themed nights (6-10pm; Fri $88++, Sat $68++), Fridays are when you get seafood while Saturdays are focused on barbecue. Silver Shell has a wood-fired oven that they use to serve up baked whole fish and the more common roast beef. They also have a rarely-found spread of smoked seafood including gravlax and smoked squid.
Lower Lobby Tower Wing, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road. Tel: 6213 4275
With freshly shucked oysters and succulent lobsters, The Line’s seafood counter is as impressive as its venue. Their Seafood Marine Harvest happens on Thursdays (6-10pm $108++ with wines, beers and soft drinks), where you can find a saffron-tinged seafood bouillabaisse as the centrepiece.
Level 5 Mandarin Orchard, 333 Orchard Road. Tel: 6831 6271
There are two different seafood-themed nights here; Thursdays (6.30-10pm, Thu-Sat $108++) are Tsukiji Market-themed, with premium Japanese seafood on offer. Fridays and Saturdays are Lobster Nights, where a scrumptious lobster mentaiyaki makes an appearance.
IKOI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
#01-01 Hotel Miramar, 401 Havelock Road. Tel: 6887 3788
One of the most popular Japanese buffets in Singapore, Ikoi makes the list by offering an a la carte buffet at an extremely reasonable price (daily 11.30am-2pm, 6-11pm $38++). The sashimi is sliced and served to you upon order, so you can rest assured that they have not been lying out in the open for long.
Concorde Hotel Singapore, 100 Orchard Road. Tel: 6733 8855
Be spoilt for choice at their Harvest of the Sea buffet (Mon-Thu 6.30-10pm $52++, Fri-Sun 6.30pm-10.30pm $58++) with six different crab dishes, from salted egg to sauteed saffron, all cooked to orderâ‚¬”great value if you love your meaty crustaceans. The dishes offered here are largely Chinese-inspired, with plenty of wok dishes, including a braised sea cucumber with mushrooms and broccoli. If that isn’t enough, the buffet also comes with a complimentary serving of baked half lobster and braised baby abalone.
VIENNA INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD AND TEPPANYAKI RESTAURANT
#B1-01 United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road. Tel: 6254 6686
Since 2002, Vienna is the go-to place for a consistent buffet experience (11.30am- 3pm Mon-Fri $37.80++; Sat-Sun $39.80++; 5.30-10.30pm Mon-Fri $47.80++; Sat-Sun $49.80++) with crowd pleasers like sashimi and oysters that are refilled quickly due to the high turnover.
Lobby Conrad Centennial, 2 Temasek Boulevard. Tel: 6432 7481
The Sunday brunch (Sun 12.30-3.30pm, $98++, $158++ for free flow champagne, house wines and selected cocktails) at Oscar’s is a meal fit for a king with Boston lobsters, freshly shucked oysters and king crab gracing the spread. Non-seafood offerings include organic pastas and pan-seared foie gras. Don’t forget to check out their liquid nitrogen ice cream, which promises a smoother and creamier consistency.
G/F, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, 2 Bukit Manis Road. Tel: 6708 8310
The standout feature of this Magnifique Sunday Champagne brunch (12.30-3.30pm $138++, $168++ for additional free-flow Taittinger champagne, wine
and non-alcoholic drinks) is definitely their varied crab selection. Other than the usual Sri Lankan and flower crabs, they also serve brown, rock and Dungeness crabs; the latter of which is prized for its sweet and tender flesh.
G/F PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road. Tel: 6688 7771
As part of their ongoing Ultimate Crab Feast (daily 6-10pm, $75++), Plaza Brasserie has added six new locally inspired flavours of crab to their existing selection including assam, wasabi salted egg yolk and petai crabs. The buffet will also offer Canadian snow crab legs for the month of July. All that crabby goodness doesn’t end there; crab meat chawanmushi and crab curry kueh pie tee are also available. The Ultimate Crab Feast ends on 30 September.
G/F PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Tel: 6809 8899
Until 19 December, Lime will be hosting Lobsterfest (daily 6.30-10.00pm, $99++), where you can enjoy an abundant harvest of Maine lobsters cooked in a variety of ways. The buffet features classic favourites like lobster Thermidor and a decadent Maine lobster with truffled hollandaise sauce. For more local palates, lobsters wok-fried in black pepper sauce or salted egg yolks are also available.
#11-05 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road. Tel: 6834 4888
With their a la carte deluxe buffet (daily 6-10.15pm, $58++) you can be sure that the food is freshly cooked. While each diner only gets one serving of white pepper crab and shark’s fin soup, there are other Chinese-style seafood dishes such as cereal prawn, steamed tilapia and crispy baby squid to fill you up.
Level 3 The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue. Tel: 6434 5288
This one is for the oyster lovers. Besides the usual suspects of seafood on ice, Colony’s Champagne Brunch buffet (Sun 12.00nn-3.30pm $188++) features a collection of seasonal fresh oysters sourced from around the world including medium-sized, sweet Fin De Claires and the nuttier, more fleshy ones from Normandy. Should you decide to subsist on more than oysters, there are eight different kitchen stations, each showcasing different cuisines and cooking methods.
G/F W Hotel, 21 Ocean Way Sentosa. Tel: 6808 7288
With a rotating menu created by celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita (Flying Fish Sydney), the restaurant’s Seafood from the Heart buffet (Fri-Sun 6-10.30pm, $88++) is where oceanic delights take centre stage. Expect Asian-inspired dishes like betel leaf mirissa fish salad and Jaffana black prawn curry. Chef Peter changes the menu every time he visits, so be sure to look out for when he is next in Singapore!
#01-01 Blk A, Big Splash, 902 E Coast Parkway. Tel: 6345 1211
A departure from the ubiquitous hotel seafood buffets, this destination offers a more affordable option with their a la carte Thai-style buffet lunch (Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; $29.80++ Mon-Fri, $32.80++ Sat-Sun). While you are limited to only one serving for premium dishes like braised mini abalone and baked scallops, there are plenty of other options on the menu such as stir fried beef, steamed fish filet and pad thai.
Lobby Central, Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road. Tel: 6831 6686
Till 31 July, 10 at Claymore will be hosting Oyster Occasions during their dinner buffet (daily 6-10.30pm, $68++). Work your way through an international selection of plump, juicy oysters flown in from New Zealand, Ireland, U.S., Canada and France. This is in addition to the Boston lobsters and razor clams, which are rarely found in seafood buffets. Go on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays to also enjoy food from their popular Penang Fiesta.
#B1-44E Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road. Tel: 6837 3793
With more than 300 items, you’ll be hard-pressed to try everything at this international buffet (Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm $26.80++; Sat-Sun $33.80++; 6-10pm Mon-Fri $36.80++ weekends, Sat-Sun $42.80++). Look out for their wide array of freshly sliced sashimi, which includes salmon, tako, snapper and tuna. There are also robatayaki counters where you can get grilled mackerel, shishamo and scallops.