9 Halal-certified Buffets in Singapore to Suit All Budgets!
Pay a fixed amount and eat all you can? Count me in, please! In our buffet-crazy country, you can find a vast array of buffet selections to suit all preferences and budgets. If you’re looking to dine with your Muslim friends or planning a company retreat with Muslim colleagues, look no further! This list will definitely come in handy for you. We have consolidated 9 halal-certified buffets and classified them according to their price tags to suit different budgets, ranging from the very affordable ones (as low as $18++) to more luxurious ones (above $83++).
So, are you ready for an eye-feast? Let’s begin!
For those who are on a tighter budget
1. Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ
Possibly the only Halal Mongolian BBQ buffet restaurant in Singapore, Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ is nestled in The Central at Clarke Quay. The restaurant is very spacious, with a high ceiling and an excellent view of the Singapore River and the shop houses in Clarke Quay.
The highlight of the buffet is undoubtedly the Mongolian BBQ selection, where you can pick your desired meats (chicken, beef or lamb), vegetables and sauces. Hand your selection over to the chef and let him do his magic. The chef will artistically stir-fry the meats and accompaniments over the blazing hot iron griddle with his 3 foot-long chopsticks.
Apart from the Mongolian BBQ, Kublai Khan offers mainly Chinese cuisine, which we found to be a little bland. Hence, we found ourselves going back for the BBQ spread. Also, they do serve fresh seafood such as crayfish, prawns and scallops during dinner.
Lunch (Monday – Thursday)
Adult: S$18.00++, Child: S$12.00++, Student/Senior Citizen: S$17.00++
Dinner (Monday – Thursday)
Adult: S$29.00++, Child: S$16.80++, Student/Senior Citizen: S$24.80++
Lunch (Friday – Sunday & eve of/on Public Holiday)
Adult: S$20.00++, Child: S$14.00++, Student/Senior Citizen: S$19.00++
Dinner (Friday – Sunday & eve of/on Public Holiday)
Adult: S$30.80++, Child: S$17.80++, Student/Senior Citizen: S$26.80++
Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-01, Yellow Zone, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817
Situated at Punggol Ranch, Makan-Makan offers a hotpot-and-grill style of buffet. You can find marinated meats like tom yum chicken, black pepper beef and smoked duck. What surprised me was the assortment of seafood available – you can find crayfish, flower crabs, scallops, bamboo clams and more. That is really quite a spread considering its affordable price tag. There is also a sauce and condiment section where you can customize your own dips. Makan-Makan also has a cooked food section where they offer carbohydrate alternatives, as well as snacks like fried chicken wings and rojak.
Though it is situated at a location that may not be the most easily accessible, it is worth a try if you are looking for a very affordable halal buffet. Especially so, if you are a Punggol resident.
Weekday (Tuesday – Friday)
Adult: S$26.00 nett
Weekend (Saturday, Sunday)
Adult: S$29.00 nett
Address: 900 Punggol Road End, Singapore 829168
3.Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat Buffet
Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat buffet is an open-air concept buffet stall located at Satay by the Bay, where you can bond with your family and friends over food while enjoying the views of the waterfront. Its relaxed atmosphere and spacious setting makes it ideal for everyone to dine at – friends, families and even large groups! It is also perfect for those looking for a place to fuel up after exploring the Marina Bay area in the day.
Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat buffet also offers a hotpot-and-grill style of buffet with over 80 types of food items including marinated meats, yong tau foo and fresh seafood items. To top everything off, they offer free-flow drinks and complimentary ice cream for all diners. Did I also mention that with each paying adult, 1 child (below age 7) dines for free? Sounds too good to be true? It really is!
Adult: S$25.00 nett, Child: S$14.00 nett
Weekend (Weekend, eve of/on Public Holiday)
Adult: S$29.00 nett, Child: S$14.00 nett
Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat Buffet
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Satay by the Bay, #12/13/14, Marina Bay Singapore, Singapore 018953
For those who don’t mind spending a little more
4. 21 on Rajah
Up for some Mediterranean goodness? The themed buffet restaurant, 21 on Rajah, may just be the one for you! Located in Days Hotel, the blue and white furnishings certainly make you feel like you are really dining in the Mediterranean region! Offering Mediterr-Asian ‘Pasar’ street buffet for dinner daily, you will be able to find some classic Mediterranean and Asian dishes, as well as flavours from Spain, Morocco and Italy. You have to try the restaurant’s signature NZ Prime Beef Rib-Eye with 21 on Rajah Signature Homemade Sauces! Another highlight of the dinner spread would be the Churros Station! Yes, you heard it right. Red velvet, pandan and vanilla churros served with irresistible chocolate sauce!
21 on Rajah offers Rijsttafel Lunch Buffet on weekdays. Rijsttafel or ‘rice table’ in Dutch, consists of many side dishes, drawing inspiration from our local Nasi Padang culture. The mouth-watering roasted lamb leg with Arabic spices at the carving station is surely not to be missed! Apart from all things Rijsttafel, you will also be able to find seafood on ice and an assortment of sushi.
Lunch (Weekday & eve of Public Holiday)
Adult: $30.00++, Child: $15.00++
Adult: $40.00++, Child: $20.00++
Dinner (Weekend & eve of/& Public Holiday)
Adult: $45.00++, Child: $22.50++
21 on Rajah
Address: Days Hotel Singapore, Zhongshan Park, 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133
5. Katong Kitchen
Known for its scrumptious buffet spread, Katong Kitchen lives up to its name by being the go-to buffet place in the East of Singapore. Its extensive spread includes local, Peranakan, Asian and Western dishes. The Asian dishes were my favourite, with their Ayam Buah Keluak and Boston Lobsters standing out. The former had a taste and aroma that will leave you craving for more, and the latter was simply delightful and sinful!
A strong presence of Peranakan-infused style could be felt even before stepping into the restaurant – the hotel’s interior is furnished with Peranakan artefacts. That being said, the restaurant was aptly designed with Asian and Peranakan influences, which adds to the entire dining experience. However, the restaurant is relatively small in size – it could get congested during peak hours. So do make your reservations early!
Lunch (Monday – Sunday)
Adult: S$38.00++, Child: S$19.00++
Adult: S$48.00++, Child: S$24.00++
Dinner (Weekend & Public Holiday)
Adult: S$58.00++, Child: S$29.00++
Address: Level 4 Village Hotel Katong, 25 Marine Parade, Singapore 449536
Can’t get enough of our local food? StraitsKitchen is where you want to be! Located at Grand Hyatt Singapore, you can expect quality food and service. As its name suggest, StraitsKitchen features delectable dishes from the different cultures of the straits of Singapore – Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan. It’s a truly Singaporean buffet, which offers all the uniquely Singaporean delicacies – Hainanese chicken rice, chilli crabs, laksa, popiah, malay kuih, beef rendang, roti prata, you name it, they probably have it! This is definitely the place to bring your friends from overseas!
Adult: S$52.00++, Child: S$28.00++
Adult: S$62.00++, Child: S$35.00++
Address: Lobby level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
For those who are ready to splurge
7. Asian Market Café
Reflecting the colourful and diverse flavours and cultures within the region, Asian Market Café offers a broad selection of Asian cuisines. Something unique to Asian Market Café is the live prata station where you will get to witness the skilful flipping of prata right in front of your eyes.
From now till 27 March, Asian Market Café is having a seafood extravaganza buffet, where you can indulge in your favourite crustaceans! They are not limited to just chilled seafood on ice but cooked versions too. Just to name a few, they have black pepper crabs, cereal prawns and grilled squid! So all the seafood lovers, what are you waiting for?
Adult: S$62.00++, Child: S$32.00++
Adult: S$72.00++, Child: S$37.00++
Asian Market Café
Address: Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
Located at Marina Mandarin, AquaMarine is another well-known halal international buffet restaurant. Be wowed by the sophisticated outlook of the restaurant coupled with the warm hospitality provided by the staff. Also, the restaurant features an al-fresco dining area, which opens up to a complete view of the skyline.
At AquaMarine, you will be pleasantly surprised by the lavish spread of the highest food quality. Some of the signatures that you shouldn’t miss include fresh chilled seafood, chilli crabs, asam fish head curry and cooked wagyu beef short ribs! There is also a plethora of dessert choices to spoil those with a sweet tooth!
Adult: S$60.00++, Child: S$30.00++
Adult: S$70.00++, Child: S$35.00++
Adult: S$80.00++, Child: S$40.00++
Address: Level 4, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
When we talk about halal-certified buffet, how can we miss out on the most highly raved halal buffets of all time – Carousel. Voted the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore at AsiaOne People’s Choice Awards for the 7th consecutive year, the international buffet lives up to expectations by offering a sumptuous selection. Think delectable fresh cold seafood which comprises Alaskan king crab, lobsters, oysters, and scallops.
What better way to end your meal than to dive into an assortment of luscious desserts! From gourmet chocolates and macarons to chocolate fondue and frozen yogurt, you will be spoilt for choice. The bread and butter pudding and crème brulee had me reeling for more. They were so delicious that it momentarily elevated me to cloud nine! Despite its heftier price tag as compared to the other buffet options featured in this post, it is definitely worth every penny.
Adult: S$56.00++ (Weekday), S$65.00++ (Weekend), Child: S$36.00++ (Weekday), S$43.00++ (Weekend)
Adult: S$42.00++ (Weekday), S$48.00++ (Weekend), Child: S$27.00++ (Weekday), S$32.00++ (Weekend)
Adult: S$76.00++ (Weekday), S$83.00++ (Weekend), Child: S$46.00++ (Weekday), S$49.00++ (Weekend)
Address: Lobby level, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
Now, are you feeling hungry yet? These buffets certainly showcase the breadth and depth of halal food in Singapore. There are so many different cuisines that these buffet places serve – ranging from the familiar local, Asian cuisines to more exotic Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisines. I am certain that at least one of these 9 places will fit the bill for you and your friends. Till then, enjoy feasting!!