Ultimate Guide to Cheap Buffets in Singapore Under $16++
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Ultimate Guide to Cheap Buffets in Singapore Under $16++

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As much as I am very tempted by all the 1-for-1 buffet deals, I would admit that I’m not the biggest buffet fan as I often cannot eat enough to justify the cost/

For some big eaters, going for buffets is value for money, as they can eat their money’s worth and more.

Too full
Source: Giphy

As much as I would want to eat my money’s worth, my stomach disagrees.

I even had difficulty finishing my Yakun set for breakfast this morning, barely making it past half of my Kaya toast…

This makes going for buffet a total waste of money for me.

But I still want to enjoy the wide variety of food available at buffets.

This led me on the path to compiling this list of cheap buffet venues in Singapore.

Enjoy!

In case you were wondering, buffets are still allowed in phase 2 of Circuit Breaker — albeit with safe distancing restrictions and management. Buffet operators still can’t do a self-service buffet line, but many have switched to either an ala carte service for their buffet items or have resorted to other creative ways like covered trolleys to bring food and condiments to diners.


TL;DR: Cheap Buffets in Singapore Under $16++

Here are some cheap buffets under $16++ ($18.83) that we have compiled and categorised based on the different type of cuisines.

Buffet TypeRestaurant NamePrice/Pax (Adult)
Korean CuisineSsikkek Korean BBQ $14.90 nett
Maru Korean BBQ $14++
Daessiksin Korean BBQ $14.90++
I'm KIM Korean BBQ +
I'm KIM Junior
$14.90++
Danji Korean BBQ Buffet $15++
Oppa BBQ $16++
Japanese CuisineShabuSai$14.99++
Teowchew CuisineMANLE$12.90+
Indian CuisinePrata Corner/ Al Jasra$7.90 nett
Moghul Mahal$12 nett
Greenleaf Cafe$15 nett
Thai CuisineCharcoal Thai$13.90 nett
Pot Addiction$15.90++

Disclaimer: Prices indicated here are for weekday lunches. Information accurate as of 20 Aug 2020. But with the COVID-19 situation, things are a bit more uncertain. Be sure to call up the restaurant to check and make your reservations nice and early before heading down in order to avoid disappointment!


Cheap Korean Buffets Under $16++

Restaurant NameDayTimePrice/Pax (Adult)Price/Pax (Child)Location
Ssikkek Korean BBQMon - FriLunch$14.90 nett$10.90 nettBras Basah Complex #02-01
44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road
Oriental Plaza, #01-01
Sat - Sun + Public Holiday$24.90 nett$18.90 nett
Mon - ThuDinner$22.90 nett
Fri - Sun Night + Public Holiday$24.90 nett
Maru Korean BBQTue – FriLunch$14++$9++16 Cheong Chin Nam Rd
S599740
Sat – Sun$24++$18++
Tue – FriDinner$21++$15++
Sat – Sun:$24++$18++
Daessiksin Korean BBQMon - FriLunch$14.90++$8.90++Orchard Gateway #03-17
Bugis+
#04-05
Dinner$24.90++$18.90++
Sat - Sun + Public HolidayLunch + Dinner$24.90++
I'm KIM Korean BBQ +
I'm KIM Junior
Mon - FriLunch$14.90++$9.90++School Of The Arts Singapore #01-04/07 (I'm KIM)
Scape #03-01 (I'm KIM Junior)
Sat - Sun + Public Holiday$24.90++$16.90++
Mon - FriDinner$24.90++
Sat - Sun + Eve/Public Holiday$25.90++
Danji Korean BBQ BuffetMon – FriLunch$15++$8++188L Tanjong Katong Road
#01-01
S437156
Sat - Sun$24.80++ $16++
Mon – FriDinner$22++
Sat - Sun$24.80++
Oppa BBQMon - FriLunch$16++$9++JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1
#03-10
S609731
Dinner$26++$18++
Sat - Sun + Public HolidayLunch + Dinner$26++ $18++

When you think of Korean Cusine, Korean BBQ is probably the first thing that pops into your head.

It appears in most of the Korean dramas we watch. Paired with a glass of soju and the sizzling of the meat, the thought of it is enough to make you salivate.

If you have watched the Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, you would have known and mastered the 4 step BFN (Barbeque, Fried Rice and Naengmyeon) routine to make the most out of your Korean BBQ experience.

BFN stands for Barbeque. Fried Rice. Naengmyeon. 

korean BBQ
Source: DramaBeans

To know more details about each KBBQ outlet, you can check out a more comprehensive list at KBBQ Buffets You Can Get Below $25++.

Cheap Japanese Buffets Under $16++

Restaurant NameDay TimePrices/Pax
(Adult)
Prices/Pax
(Child)
Shabu SaiMon - FriLunch$14.99++$9.99++ (3 - 9 years old)
FREE (3 years & below)
Sat - Sun, Eve/Public Holiday$22.99++
Mon - ThurDinner$22.99++
Fri - Sun, Eve/Public Holiday$24.99++

Shabu Sai

Shabu Sai
Source: HungryGhost

At $14.99++, you can enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Hotpot Buffet at Shabu Sai.

They have different ranges of soup bases as well, from Sukiya to Tomyum. You can choose to top up $1.99 for free-flow drinks and ice cream!

OutletAddressOpening Hours (Lunch)Opening Hours (Dinner)
Last Order: 9.30pm
Causeway Point1 Woodlands Square
#05-14/15
Singapore 738099
11am - 5pm (daily)5pm - 10pm (daily)
Orchard Central181 Orchard Road
#08-09/11
Singapore 238896
Mon - Fri:
11.30am - 3pm
Last Order: 2.45pm

Sat - Sun + Eve/Public Holiday: 11:30am - 5pm
Mon - Fri: 6pm - 10pm

Sat - Sun + Eve/Public Holiday: 5pm - 10pm
Westgate3 Gateway Dr
#B1-12
Singapore 608532
11am - 5pm (daily)5pm - 10pm (daily)
Northpoint City (South Wing)930 Yishun Ave 2
#B1-198/199
Singapore 769098
NEX23 Serangoon Central,
#03-07
Singapore 556083
11:30am - 5pm (daily)5pm - 10pm (daily)
Suntec City Mall 3 Temasek Boulevard (Fountain of Wealth) Temasek Boulevard (Fountain of Wealth)
#B1-133
Singapore 038983
Tampines 1Tampines Central 1
#02-04
Singapore 529536
Changi City Point5 Changi Business Park Central 1,
#B1-28/29
Singapore 486038

Cheap Indian Buffets Under $16++

When I think of Indian Cuisine, Prata would be my go-to meal! 

All-you-can-eat Prata? Wonder if I can stack it up like crepes.

Restaurant NamePrices/Pax FromLocation
Prata Corner/ Al Jasra$7.90 nettKembangan
Moghul Mahal$12 nettClarke Quay
Greenleaf Cafe$15 nettLittle India

Al Jasra (Halal)

Charging just $7.90 nett, the Halal Muslim-owned Al Jasra offers up the cheapest buffet in town — period.

For that price, you get to feast on up to 16 different varieties of Prata to you heart’s content. 

The buffet covers the classics and more unusual flavours like strawberry prata.

The best part? The place is open 24/7, which means you can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or supper! Or all meals if you like as well!

Prata Buffet in Singapore
Source: SethLui

If you’re looking for more Halal buffet options and not restricted to a $15 budget, we’ve also compiled a list of restaurants and their Halal buffet promotions for you to check out as well.

AddressOpening Hours
459 Changi Rd, Singapore 41988224 Hours (Daily)

Moghul Mahal Restaurant

For just $12 nett, you get to enjoy a traditional North Indian food buffet during lunchtime from Mondays to Fridays, 11.30am to 2.30pm.

AddressOpening Hours
Singapore Khalsa Association
2 Tessensohn Road Singapore 217646
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm (Daily)

GreenLeaf Café

For just $15 nett, indulge in a healthy vegetarian feast from 11am to 4.30pm.

Do note that the buffet is only available for lunch and the menu changes often. So exciting!

GreenLeaf
Source: HungryGoWhere

AddressOpening Hours
43 Cuff Rd
Singapore 209753
11 am – 4:30 pm
5 pm – 10:30 pm
(Closed on Tuesday)

Cheap Asian Buffet Under $16++

Restaurant NameDayTimePrice/Pax (Adult)Price/Pax (Child)Location
MANLEMon - FriLunch
11:30am - 4pm
$12.90+$8.90+City Square Mall
Sat - Sun + Public Holiday$16.90+$12.90+
DailyDinner
(5pm - 10pm)
$16.90+$12.90+

MANLE

Available daily from 11:30am – 3pm (last order at 2:30pm), you can enjoy the Teochew Porridge Lunch Buffet at City Square Mall with a scrumptious spread of traditional and modern Teochew dishes.

Best part? It will only cost you $12.90+, charging only 7 per cent GST.

OutletAddressOpening Hours
City Square Mall180 Kitchener Road
#B1-01/-02
Singapore 208539   
11:30 am - 4 pm
5 pm – 10 pm

Cheap Thai Buffets Under $16++

Restaurant NameDayTimePrice/Pax (Adult)Price/Pax (Child)
Price/Pax (Students)Price/Pax (Senior Citizen >60 years old)
Location
Charcoal Thai MookataMon - FriLunch$15.95 nett$7.95 nett (Children between 1m - 1.3m)

Children under 1m eat free!
$7.95 nett
(Promo ends 31 Dec 2020)
$13.95 nett Clementi
Dinner$20.95 nett$18.95 nett
Sat - Sun + Public HolidayLunch$20.95 nett-
Dinner$23.95 nett
Pot AddictionMon - FriLunch$15.90++ $8.90++$13.90++$13.90++Sembawang
Dinner$23.90++ $8.90++$21.90++$21.90++
Sat - Sun + Eve/Public HolidayLunch
$25.90++$11.90++
(Below 1.2m)
$23.90++ $23.90++
Dinner$25.90++$25.90++

Charcoal Thai

For just $15.95 nett, you get to have a sumptuous Mookata Buffet, with a wide variety of meat and seafood of your choice. 

Charcoal Thai
Source: Burpple Singapore

AddressOpening Hours
321 Clementi Ave 3,
#02-08
Singapore 129905
11 am - 10:30 pm (Daily)

Pot Addiction SG

At $14.90++ per person, you get to enjoy a shiok Mookata session with up to 4 of your friends.

For steamboat soup bases, there is a variety of flavours to choose from – Tonkotsu, Chicken and everyone’s favourite Mala. There is also an extensive range of seafood, meat and other dishes that are provided.

If your child is below 1.2m in height, he or she gets to dine for free as well!

Pot Addiction's
Source: Pot Addiction’s

AddressOpening Hours
Sun Plaza, 30 Sembawang Drive #02-14
Singapore 737718
11am - 3:30 pm
5pm -10:30 pm
(Daily)

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