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Best Japanese Buffets Singapore

Best Japanese Buffets: Unlimited Sashimi & Wagyu Beef To Eat Your Money's Worth

profileXue Miao

Singaporeans are big fans of all things Japan.

From their anime and manga, hot springs to departmental stores like Daiso and Don Don Donki.

And the best of them all…

Japanese food.

Source: Giphy

And how do you get to have the best of everything?

Japanese buffets.

Well, I’ve always loved Japanese buffets.

Besides having a wide range of sushi, sashimi and handrolls to feast on, it is a cuisine where the price tag of buffets seemed justifiable.

Especially if you’re a sashimi or wagyu beef fan…

Those ala-carte plates of goodness DO NOT come cheap.

When it comes to buffets, the best way to eat your money’s worth is to whack the priciest dishes first.

And what better way than to go for buffets with a free-flow of sashimi or wagyu beef, or even better… both?

TL;DR: Best Japanese Buffet Restaurants Promotions in Singapore: Free Flow of Sashimi & Wagyu Beef Available

RestaurantIncludesBuffet TypePriceLocation
Gyu-KakuAustralian and Japanese Wagyu BeefWeekday Standard Buffet$58.80++ (Mon to Thurs, excluding PH)Multiple locations available, including CHIJMES, The Star Vista, UE Square and Marina Square
Australia Wagyu Buffet$66.80++
Japanese Wagyu Buffet$86.80++
Hokkaido SushiAssorted sashimi including salmon, mekajiki (swordfish), maguro (tuna), hamachi (yellowtail) and tako (octopus)Lunch$42++ (Adult), $21++ (Child) (Mon-Sun)M Hotel Singapore
Dinner$49++ (Adult) (Mon-Thu), $27++ (Child)

$53++ (Adult) (Fri-Sun, PH Eve & PH)
Ikoi Japanese RestaurantSalmon and swordfish sashimi-$45++ (Adult), $28++ (Child)Hotel Miramar
Irodori Japanese RestaurantSeafood flown from Australia, New Zealand, Norway & Europe-Adult: $38.80++, Child: $24.80++Four Points by Sheraton Singapore
Kiseki RestaurantMore than 200 items across 29 item categoriesLunch$23.80++ (Adult), $12.80++ (Child) (Mon-Fri), $31.80++ (Adult), $17.80++ (Child) (Sat-Sun, PH Eve & PH)Orchard Central
Dinner$35.80++ (Adult), $15.80++ (Child) (Mon-Fri), $42.80++ (Adult), $18.80++ (Child) (Sat-Sun, PH Eve & PH)
Kushi Japanese DiningIngredients imported freshly from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji MarketClassic Buffet (min. 2 pax)$41.80++/ $45.80++ (Adult), $23.80++ / $25.80++ (Child)526 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368216
Premium Buffet (min. 1 pax)$63.80++ / $69.80++ (Adult), $36.80++ / $39.80++ (Child)
MitsubaWide range including sashimi, teppanyaki and sushiRegular Buffet$51.90++ (Adult), $26.90++ (Child)The Central
Comes with free-flow beer and sakeBuffet Plus$76.90++
Shin Minori RestaurantOver 220 dishes, including fresh sashimi, sushi, appetizers, steamed dishes and more-$58.90++ (Adult), $48.90++ (Child)UE Square & Katong Square
Syohachi YakinikuPremium Japanese A5 Wagyu beef, and different beef cutsYakiniku Buffet$30++, 11:30am to 5pm, $50++, 5pm to 7pm (Sun-Thu, PH), $58++, 5pm to 7pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve), $68++, 7pm to 11pm (Sun-Thu, PH), $76++, 7pm to 11pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve), $62++, 10pm to 1am (Sun-Thu, PH), $70++, 10pm to 1am (Fri, Sat, PH Eve)

$30++ for child at all timeslots
Guoco Tower
Premium A5 Japanese Wagyu Buffet$70++, 11:30am to 5pm, $70++, 5pm to 7pm (Sun-Thu, PH), $78++, 5pm to 7pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve), $80++, 7pm to 11pm (Sun-Thu, PH), $88++, 7pm to 11pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve), $73++, 10pm to 1am (Sun-Thu, PH), $81++, 10pm to 1am (Fri, Sat, PH Eve)

$45++ for child at all timeslots
Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ RestaurantWagyu beef yakiniku, variety of sashimi including salmon sashimi, sea bream sashi and octopus sashimiDeluxe BuffetLunch (Adult): $59.80++ (Mon-Fri), $64.80++ (Sat, Sun, Eve & PH)

Dinner (Adult): $64.80++ (Mon-Thu), $64.80++ (Fri-Sun, Eve & PH)

Lunch (Child):
FREE (Below 90cm)
$19.90++ (90cm to 120cm)
Marina Square
Premium BuffetLunch (Adult): $$109.80++ (Mon-Fri), $114.80++ (Sat, Sun, Eve & PH)

Dinner (Adult): $114.80++ (Mon-Thu), $119.80++ (Fri-Sun, Eve & PH)

Lunch (Child):
FREE (Below 90cm)
$29.90++ (90cm to 120cm)

How Much To Eat Then Worth It Ah?

Since we’re Seedly and we’re all about making smarter personal finance decisions and maximising our dollar, we might be wondering…

Then I eat how much then considered worth it ah? 🤔

Now, imagine you’re Tim.

Tim loves Japan. And he loves stretching his dollars as well.

Let’s try to estimate the costs of these dishes in a typical restaurant:

DishTypical Ala Carte Price at Restaurants
Sashimi (Salmon)~$1.50/slice
Sashimi (Others: Salmon Belly, Yellowtail etc.)~$2.50/slice
Japanese Wagyu (80g, approx. 5 slices)~$33.80
Australian Wagyu (80g, approx. 5 slices)~$24.80

Imagine Tim is at a buffet with both wagyu & sashimi, and he’s there to whack the expensive stuff.

Since the cost per slice of wagyu beef is higher, he might prioritise his beef intake first.

Given the average price of a buffet (with both wagyu & sashimi) is about $80

DishQuantityCost
Japanese Wagyu (80g, approx. 5 slices)2$67.60
Australian Wagyu (80g, approx. 5 slices)1$24.80
Sashimi (Others: Salmon Belly, Yellowtail etc.)4$10
Sashimi (Salmon)2$3
Total Cost$105.40

Given how expensive good quality wagyu beef is, a typical ala carte bill can easily hit $100 with just a few plates of wagyu beef.

So… whack your wagyu beef please.

How about places with just sashimi?

For such buffets, prices average at about $45.

DishQuantityCost
Sashimi (Others: Salmon Belly, Yellowtail etc.)15$37.50
Sashimi (Salmon)10$15
Total Cost$52.50

25 slices of sashimi might make your meal well worth it.

But at the risk of getting mercury poisoning…

We suggest mixing it up with some good handrolls, sushi and cooked dishes to make your money’s worth.


Gyu-Kaku

Source: Gyu-Kaku

I’ve personally been to Gyu-Kaku and daaaamn, the quality was *chef’s kiss*.

Gyu-Kaku states that they take pride in bringing their customers the authentic ‘yakiniku’ experience, and they are not kidding about it.

Its quality and variety do justify its price tag, and you can spam your favourite wagyu cuts during the 90-minute session as well.

Their prices start at $58.80 for a weekday standard buffet, and the fancy ones can go for either the Australian or Japanese-themed ones.

Price:

Weekday Standard Buffet: $58.80++ (Mon to Thurs, excluding PH)

Australia Wagyu Buffet: $66.80++

Japanese Wagyu Buffet: $86.80++

Locations:

CHIJMES

Address: 30 Victoria Street #01-01/02 Singapore 187996

Opening Hours:

Lunch 12.00pm – 2.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm – 11.00pm (Mon-Fri)

12.00pm – 11.00pm (Sat-Sun & PH)

Contact Details: 6333 4001

The Star Vista

Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-17, The Star Vista Singapore 138617

Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10.00pm (Sun-Thu), 11.30am  – 10.30pm (Fri-Sat)

Contact Details: 6735 4001

Find the rest of the locations here.

Hokkaido Sushi

Source: Fundamentally Flawed

Located at M Hotel at Tanjong Pagar, Hokkaido Sushi has seasonal fresh fish and ingredients flown in daily to ensure the quality of their dishes.

Get to enjoy an endless flow of sashimi including salmon, mekajiki (swordfish), maguro (tuna), hamachi (yellowtail) and tako (octopus).

They’re also known for their delicious maki rolls and also handrolls.

In addition, they are running promotions for their buffets, making it even more value-for-money.

Price:

Lunch: $42++ (Adult), $21++ (Child) (Mon-Sun)

Dinner: $49++ (Adult) (Mon-Thu), $27++ (Child)

$53++ (Adult) (Fri-Sun, PH Eve & PH)

Location:

81 Anson Road, M Hotel Singapore Singapore 079908

Opening Hours:

11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm (Mon-Fri)

12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 6pm to 10pm (Sat-Sun)

Contact Details:

6221 3075, Email

Ikoi Japanese Restaurant

Source: Miss Tam Chiak

Ikoi has been serving dishes for over 20 years and gets booked out really quickly, as patrons would frequently return for its fresh sashimi and dishes.

Serving thick sashimi slices including salmon and swordfish, customers would enjoy this fresh seafood with their teapot soup.

It is recommended to make reservations early at this restaurant due to its popularity.

Price:

$45++ (Adult), $28++ (Child)

Location:

401 Havelock Road, #01-01, Hotel Miramar, Singapore 169631

Opening Hours:

11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 11pm (Daily)

Contact Details:

6887 3788 (Call for Reservations), 9114 6463 (WhatsApp only)

Irodori Japanese Restaurant

Source: Irodori Restaurant | Facebook

Irodori has an extensive menu for its ala carte buffet, with the freshest seafood flown from Australia, New Zealand, Norway & Europe.

Get to enjoy the fresh plates of maguro sushi, hamachi sashimi and sashimi moriawase at their quaint and cosy space.

They are also known for their side dishes which include beef shogayaki and ebi mentai mayo!

Price:

Lunch & Dinner Adult: $38.80++, Child: $24.80++ (Below the age of 10)

Location:

382 Havelock Road, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview #03-01 Singapore 169629

Opening Hours:

Lunch: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Contact Details:

6737 2002

Kiseki Restaurant

Source: Kiseki Restaurant

If there’s one way to authenticate the legit-ness of a restaurant’s quality, it’ll be by the crowd at the restaurant.

I’ve walked by Kiseki restaurant a couple of times and it is ALWAYS filled with people.

Kiseki is a popular spot given its wide range of buffet items, with more than 200 items across 29 item categories.

There’s also a good selection of sashimi, including sake (salmon), salmon belly and maguro (tuna).

Price:

Lunch: $23.80++ (Adult), $12.80++ (Child) (Mon-Fri), $31.80++ (Adult), $17.80++ (Child)  (Sat-Sun, PH Eve & PH)

Dinner: $35.80++ (Adult), $15.80++ (Child) (Mon-Fri), $42.80++ (Adult), $18.80++ (Child)  (Sat-Sun, PH Eve & PH)

Location:

Orchard Central, #08-01/02/03, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896

Opening Hours:

11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10.00pm daily

Contact Details:

6736 1216

Kushi Japanese Dining

Source: HungryGoWhere

Kushi is part of Signature Food Concept Group, which is family-owned (run by siblings) with a passion to bring quality food to people.

Offering three different types of buffet alternatives – Classic Buffet, Premium Buffet and Japanese Brunch, there is an option for everyone.

(Do note that only Japanese Brunch and Premium Buffet is served for lunch during weekends) 

And get this – the majority of their ingredients are imported freshly from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji  Market!

Best way of stepping into Japan without stepping into Japan.

Price:

Classic Buffet (min. 2 pax): $41.80++/ $45.80++ (Adult), $23.80++ / $25.80++ (Child)

Premium Buffet (min. 1 pax): $63.80++ / $69.80++ (Adult), $36.80++ / $39.80++ (Child)

Location:

526 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368216

Opening Hours:

11.30am to 2:30pm (Mon-Sun)

Contact Details:

6285 6525

Mitsuba

Source: TripAdvisor

Mitsuba offers a wide range of Japanese dishes for its buffet selection, including sashimi, teppanyaki and sushi.

You can tell how much the founder takes pride in the quality of the food by browsing through their website.

There is a section dedicated to educating people on the freshness of sashimi, the proper way of eating sushi or the correct way to eat raw oysters.

To make your money’s worth, they have attractive ongoing promotions as well, including:

  • One dines free with 3 paying adults (lunch)
  • 15% off ladies night (every Monday)
  • 15% off NS Men night (every Tuesday)

Alcohol lovers also have the option of their Buffet Plus menu, which includes free-flow beer and sake.

Price:

$51.90++ (adult), $26.90++ (child), free for children in baby chair

Buffet Plus (with free-flow beer & sake): $76.90++

Location:

6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-88, The Central, Singapore 059817

Opening Hours:

11:30am-2:30pm, 6-10pm (Mon-Sun)

Contact Details:

6227 0388

Shin Minori Restaurant

Source: TripAdvisor

Another popular spot with lots of raving reviews, Shin Minori offers an extensive menu of over 220 dishes, including fresh sashimi, sushi, appetizers, steamed dishes and more.

For sashimi, there are already a wide variety of items available – Sashimi moriwase, Maguro sashimi, salmon sashimi, hamachi sashimi, tako sashimi, ika sashimi, karashi maguro tataki sashimi.

If you’re someone who loves to try a bit of everything… this is where you should head to.

Just their range of items is sufficient to get customers to return for more.

In addition, they would occasionally have credit card promotions, such as 1-for-1 deals with DBS/POSB credit cards.

Price:

$58.90++ (Adult), $48.90++ (Child)

Locations:

UE Square: 81 Clemenceau Avenue #03-15/16, UE Square Singapore 239917

Katong Square: 88 East Coast Road #02 – 08 Katong Square Singapore 423371

Opening Hours:

Lunch (Mon-Sat, Eve of PH): 12.00pm to 2.30pm (Last order 2.15pm)

Lunch (Sun, PH): 12.15pm to 2.45pm (Last order 2.30pm)

Dinner (Mon-Sun, Eve of PH, PH): 6.15pm to 10.15pm (Last order 9.45pm)

Contact Details:

Online reservation

Syohachi Yakiniku

Source: Mothership

Mega beef lovers, you’re in for a treat.

This restaurant offers three types of yakiniku buffets, with the atas one being the Premium Japanese A5 Wagyu Buffet.

For the uninitiated, A5 wagyu beef is regarded as the top grade of beef, with its amazing marbling and colour.

There are six different cuts that are available: Brisket, Chuck, Round, Knuckle, Tri-tip and Bite-sized.

The cherry on top?

Each customer would get to enjoy a free sashimi platter (which includes salmon and other seasonal seafood) as well.

Price:

Yakiniku Buffet (Adult)

11:30am to 5pm (Daily): $30++

5pm to 7pm (Sun-Thu, PH): $50++

5pm to 7pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve): $58++

7pm to 11pm (Sun-Thu, PH): $68++

7pm to 11pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve): $76++

10pm to 1am (Sun-Thu, PH): $62++

10pm to 1am (Fri, Sat, PH Eve): $70++

$30++ for child at all timeslots

Premium A5 Japanese Wagyu Buffet (Adult)

11:30am to 5pm (Daily): $70++

5pm to 7pm (Sun-Thu, PH): $70++

5pm to 7pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve): $78++

7pm to 11pm (Sun-Thu, PH): $80++

7pm to 11pm (Fri, Sat, PH Eve): $88++

10pm to 1am (Sun-Thu, PH): $73++

10pm to 1am (Fri, Sat, PH Eve): $81++

$45++ for child at all timeslots

Location:

5 Wallich Street, #01-13, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883

Opening Hours:

11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 1am (Daily)

Contact Details:

9431 8804

Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant

Source: Burpple

Beef lovers, rejoice!

Tenkaichi specialises in wagyu beef yakiniku, and also has a variety of sashimi including salmon sashimi, sea bream sashi and octopus sashimi.

True beef lovers might also want to give their wagyu yukke sashimi (Marinated wagyu beef with egg yolk) a try!

While a rather premium price tag does come along with their premium selection, they are currently running a promotion for their Deluxe Buffet (23% off) and Premium Buffet (38% off).

There’s no better time to try this.

Price: 

Deluxe Buffet

Adult:

Lunch: $59.80++ (Mon-Fri), $64.80++ (Sat, Sun, Eve & PH)

Dinner: $64.80++ (Mon-Thu), $64.80++ (Fri-Sun, Eve & PH)

Child:

Below 90cm: FREE

Between 90cm to 120cm: $19.90++

Premium Buffet

Lunch: $109.80+ (Mon-Fri), $114.80++ (Sat, Sun, Eve & PH)

Dinner: $114.80++ (Mon-Thu), $119.80++ (Fri-Sun, Eve & PH)

Child:

Below 90cm: FREE

Between 90cm to 120cm: $29.90++

Locations:

Marina Square

Address: #03-129 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594

Opening Hours:

11:30am – 02:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:00pm (Mon-Fri), 11:30am – 10:00pm (Sat-Sun, PH)

Contact Details:

6250 8918

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Source: Tenor

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Time to order some healthy meals for a change!

Feel free to check out these free online workouts or sign up for these budget-friendly gym memberships to work off those extra pounds after eating!

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