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Cheap Buffets in Singapore: Eat All You Can for Under $17++

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As much as I am very tempted by all the 1-for-1 buffet deals, I’m not the biggest fan as they are often too expensive.

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

Source: Giphy

But as much as I want to eat my money’s worth, my wallet disagrees.

Being a big eater, I want to enjoy the variety of food available at buffets.

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

Enjoy!

During phase 2 of Circuit Breaker, many buffet operators have switched to either an ala carte service for their buffet items or have resorted to creative ways like covered trolleys to bring food and condiments to diners.

As a result, I couldn’t get my money’s worth as I couldn’t get the items I wanted without having to order them multiple times, and it’s sooo tedious to do so.

That’s why I was relieved when I heard self-service buffet lines are resuming on April 30!

Time to go nuts on my favourite buffet items!


TL;DR: Cheap Buffets in Singapore Under $17++

Here are some cheap buffets under $17++ ($20) that we have compiled and categorised based on the different types of cuisines.

Buffet TypeRestaurant NamePrice/Pax (Adult)
Korean CuisineK.Cook Korean BBQfrom $16.90++
I'm KIM Korean BBQ +
I'm KIM Junior
from $16.90++
Oppa BBQ from $16++
Dooki Korean Topokki Buffetfrom $15.80++
90 Minutes from $15.90++
Japanese CuisineShabu Saifrom $16.99++
Indian CuisinePrata Corner/ Al Jasra$7.90 nett
Moghul Mahal$12 nett
AnnalakshmiPay what you want
Chinese CuisineCrystal Caféfrom $16.80++

Disclaimer: Prices indicated here are for weekday lunches. Information is accurate as of 2 May 2022. 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 to avoid disappointment!

If you wanna save even more, make sure that you pay for your meal with a cashback credit card in order to get some cash back!

A dollar saved here.

And a dollar saved there.

Could just pay for your next buffet meal…


Cheap Korean Buffets Under $17++

Restaurant NameDayTimePrice/Pax (Adult)Price/Pax (Child)Location
K.Cook Korean BBQMon - FriLunch$16.90++$8.90++181 Orchard Rd, #07-01, Singapore 238896
Sat - Sun + Public Holiday$26.90++$14.90++
Mon - ThuDinner$26.90++$14.90++
Fri - Sun Night + Public Holiday$28.90++
I'm KIM Korean BBQ +
I'm KIM Junior
Mon - FriLunch$16.90++$9.90++School Of The Arts Singapore #01-04/07 (I'm KIM)
Scape #03-01 (I'm KIM Junior)
Sat - Sun + Public Holiday$26.90++$15.90++
Mon - FriDinner$26.90++$15.90++
Sat - Sun + Eve/Public Holiday$27.90++
Oppa BBQMon - FriLunch$16++$9++JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1
#03-10
S609731
Dinner$26++$18++
Sat - Sun + Public HolidayLunch + Dinner$26++ $18++
Dooki Korean Topokki BuffetMon - FriLunch$15.80++$10.80++Suntec City East Wing, 3 Temasek Blvd
#B1-107
S038984

JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1
#B1-11
S609731
Sat - Sun + Public Holiday$18.80++
Mon - FriDinner$18.80++
Sat - Sun + Eve/Public Holiday
90 Minutes Mon - FriLunch$15.90++$9.90++9 Bras Basah Rd
#01-01
S189559
Sat - Sun + Public Holiday$23.90++$12.90++
Mon - FriDinner$24.90++$12.90++
Sat - Sun + Eve/Public Holiday

When you think of Korean cuisine, 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. 

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 $17++

Restaurant NameDay TimePrices/Pax
(Adult)
Prices/Pax
(Child)
Shabu SaiMon - FriLunch$16.99++$9.99++ (3 - 9 years old)
FREE (3 years & below)
Sat - Sun, Eve/Public Holiday$20.99++
Mon - ThurDinner$23.99++
Fri - Sun, Eve/Public Holiday$25.99++

Shabu Sai

Source: HungryGhost

At $16.99++, you can enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Hotpot Buffet at Shabu Sai.

They have different ranges of soup bases as well, from Sukiyaki to Tomyum.

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 $17++

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
AnnalakshmiPay what you wantClarke Quay

Al Jasra (Halal)

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

For that price, you get to feast on up to 16 different varieties of Prata to your 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!

Source: SethLui

If you’re looking for more Halal buffet options and not restricted to a $17 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

Source: Singapore Khalsa Association

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)

Annalakshmi

Source: Timeout

Paying what you want after eating that much food in a buffet? Annalakshmi does exactly that.

Diners get to eat as much as they want without worrying about how much they need to pay. Keep in mind they are doing this for charity, so try to pay a reasonable price for what you eat.

AddressOpening Hours
20 Havelock Rd, #01-04 Central Square, Singapore 05976511:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Daily)

Cheap Chinese Buffet Under $17++

Restaurant NameDayTimePrice/Pax (Adult)Price/Pax (Child)Location
Crystal CaféMon - FriLunch
12pm - 2:30pm
$16.80++$12.80++Orchard Grand Court
Sat - Sun + Public HolidayLunch
12pm - 4pm
$18.80++$14.80++
Mon - ThuDinner
(6pm - 10pm)
$16.80++$12.80++
Fri - Sun + Public Holiday$18.80++$14.80++

Crystal Café

Source: Orchard Grand Court

Available daily for lunch and dinner, you can enjoy the Taiwan Porridge Buffet at Orchard Grand Court with a scrumptious spread of traditional and homely dishes.

Furthermore, the spacious dining area is perfect for gatherings with your friends and families!

Best part? Their prices start at $16.80++ for the weekday lunches, which is pretty affordable for what you are getting!

OutletAddressOpening Hours
Orchard Grand CourtOrchard Grand Court
131 Killiney Road, Singapore 239571 
Lunch:
12.00pm to 2.30pm (Weekday)
12.00pm to 4.00pm (Weekend and public holidays)

Dinner:
5.30pm to 9.00pm

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Busy undergrad by day, an aspiring entrepreneur by night. Fuelled by floorball and doodling, I chomp on bite-size pieces of finance to prep for an adventure that won’t make me yawn.
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