5 Best Halal Buffets in Singapore for All Occasions

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Image: StraitsKitchen

Welcome to the world of the best Halal buffets in Singapore, where diners with various dietary needs can enjoy delicious foods together.

If you are looking for an ideal restaurant to hang out with your group of multi-racial friends or planning an enjoyable meal for your overseas guests who may need Halal food, why don’t you arrange a gathering in one of the five best Halal buffets below? These places are the best because they can satisfy different needs of yours, regarding types of foods, budget, atmosphere, and occasions.

See also: The 5 Best Halal Restaurants In Singapore

1. StraitsKitchen

StraitsKitchen Image: StraitsKitchen
  • Best for
    Local hawker dishes
  • Price
    From $25
  • Address
    Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, S228211
  • Phone
    +65 6732 1234
  • Opening hours
    Weekdays: 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:30
    Weekends & PH: 12:30 – 15:00, 18:30 – 22:30
  • StraitsKitchen at Grand Hyatt Hotel is one of the top Halal buffet restaurants in Singapore. Its dining room with a contemporary marketplace setting adds charm to an extensive menu celebrating the best of local delights. There are approximately 50 main dishes and 20 dessert items for you to enjoy a true Singaporean cuisine.

    Highlights

    • A showcase of the best of local hawker favorites: For those, who firstly explore Singaporean cuisine, StraitsKitchen is a must-visit destination, as you will capture the whole picture of this lion city’s cuisine at a single location. There are plenty of must-try dishes to complete a trip to Singapore and StraitsKitchen offers most of them at restaurant standard. You can always taste the standouts from Chinese, Indian, and Malay food that make up Singaporean cuisine. Let explore what are called Hainanese chicken rice, laksa, satay, beef rendang, nasi goreng, tandoori chicken, roti prata many more.
    • A comfortable ambience for street food: Those hawker favorites served at StraitsKitchen are considered as Singapore street food. Do you think that the best place to enjoy street food is on the streets? Absolutely, the streets are where you can feel the pulses of the real local life. However, for those who cannot bear the sweltering weather in Singapore, StraitsKitchen with an air-conditioned dining room is a wise choice. This hotel restaurant has a posh and classy look with elegant furnishings, affording a high-class and relaxing ambience for hawker food.
    • Lively theatre kitchens: Having street food in this hotel restaurant won’t make you miss the sights and sounds of street food as you can get them on the streets. The theatre kitchens of StraitsKitchen enable dinners to view skillful chefs preparing foods behind the counters and hear various lively cooking sounds. This makes StraitsKitchen different from others.

    FOOD:

    • StraitsKitchen has six food counters featuring different sections of local cuisine. Among them, Indian and dessert counters are the standouts.
    • Foods are cooked on-the-spot at the open kitchens so they are always hot, fresh, and replenished promptly.
    • Delicious local dishes with top-notch ingredients

    MUST-TRY MAIN DISHES:

    • Satays
    • Chicken rice
    • Chili crab
    • Pippies in xo sauce
    • Laksa
    • Tandoori chicken
    • Smoked duck breast
    • Fish otah

    MUST-TRY DESSERTS:

    • Kaya cake
    • Durian ice cream
    • Malay kueh kuehs
    • Ice kachang

    SERVICE:

    • The staff is professional and attentive.
    • Plate clearing is done regularly and swiftly.

    PRICES:

    • Buffet lunch: SGD 45++ (adult) and SGD 25++ (child)
    • Buffet dinner: SGD 55++ (adult), SGD 30++ (child)

    DRESS CODE: Smart casual

    NOTES:

    • It is always worth calling ahead to make a booking.
    • Seafood dishes are limited.

    2. Asian Market Cafe

    Asian Market Cafe Image: Asian Market Cafe
  • Best for
    Chilli crab
    Desserts
  • Price
    From $26
  • Address
    Level 2, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, S189560
  • Phone
    +65 6431 6156
  • Opening hours
    Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30 (Mon - Fri)
    Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00 (Sun to Thu), 18:00 - 22:30 (Fri, Sat & PH)
  • Asian Market Cafe has had its Halal certification since 2010. Since then, Asian Market Cafe has become one of the most popular Halal hotel buffet restaurants in Singapore and established a loyal following for its pan-Asian buffet menu.

    Highlights

    • Magnificent cold seafood station: If you are a cold seafood dish lover, this amazing counter is a place to die for. All you need to become a seafood king of the night is immersing yourself in an attractive selection of cold seafood dishes, including oysters, crayfish, mussels, clams, prawns, and many more. These regularly refilled items are superb fresh, juicy, and sweet. Asian Market Cafe is one of the hotel buffet restaurants that have the widest range of cold seafood.
    • Delicious chilli crab: Imagine that you will have a free flow of chilli crab. It is great because this crab dish is not only tasty but also Halal certified. The crabs’ legs are big, tantalizing with fleshy and succulent meat. The chilli sauce is yummy, jazzing up the crab meat and deep-fried mantous with its sweet and sour tastes.
    • A beautiful selection of desserts: Asian Market Cafe’s dessert station impresses with both hot and cold dessert items. It is the show of local sweets with the standout of chilled durian pudding. Besides this queue-making dish, Portuguese egg tart is another dessert item to lose yourself at Asian Market Cafe.

    FOOD:

    • Asian Market Cafe boasts a wonderful spread of Asian food with the main focus on Chinese, Malay, Indian, and Japanese delights.
    • Besides the outstanding cold seafood and dessert counters, sashimi and kebab stations also draw diners’ attention. There are several types of high-quality sushi and sashimi for you to have endless flow.
    • Fresh oysters are opened on the spot.
    • Teh-tarik section is another highlight at Asian Market Cafe. The teh-tarik (milk tea) has a perfect sweet level and is beautifully served by a skillful staff.

    MUST TRIES:

    • Oyster
    • Crayfish
    • Mussel
    • Clam
    • Prawn
    • Chilli crab
    • Lamb kebab
    • Satay
    • Laksa
    • Grilled stingray
    • BBQ squid
    • Mango salad
    • Peanut butter cake
    • Portuguese egg tart
    • Durian pudding
    • Teh-tarik (milk tea) 

    SERVICE:

    • Staff always welcome diners with warm smiles and work in a responsive manner.
    • Clearing of plates is promptly and regularly.

    ATMOSPHERE: Although Asian Market Cafe is a five-star hotel restaurant, it has a casual atmosphere. In its nicely decorated and cozy dining room, there are many flocks of buffet lovers that make the place happening and buzzing.

    PRICES:

    • Lunch buffet: Mon to Fri $55++ (adult), $28++ (child 6-12 yo)
    • High Tea buffet: Sat & Sun $48++ (adult), $26++ (child 6-12 yo)
    • Dinner buffet: Mon-Sun $65++ (adult), $33++ (child 6-12 yo)

    NOTES:

    • Reservations should be made in advance.
    • Casual etiquette

    3. Carousel Buffet Restaurant at Royal Plaza on Scotts

    Carousel Buffet Restaurant at Royal Plaza on Scotts Image: Carousel International Buffet
  • Best for
    Cold seafood
  • Price
    $20 - $88
  • Discount
    15% off for AMEX, CIMB, Citibank, Maybank, OCBC, DBS/POSB, UOB
  • Address
    25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
  • Phone
    +65 6589 7799
  • Opening hours
    Breakfast 06:30 - 10:00
    Lunch 12:00 - 14:00
    High Tea 15:30 - 17:30
    Dinner 18:30 - 21:30
  • Situated at Royal Plaza on Scotts, Carousel is an award-winning buffet restaurant offering one of the best Halal international buffets in Singapore. The restaurant is renowned for its sumptuous Asian and Mediterranean buffets in an elegant ambience.

    Highlights

    • Excellent customer service: A great journey of dining experience starts from your booking at Carousel. You will be warmly welcomed at your arrival and then directed to a table with a perfect setting. The staff will address you by name and respect every of your needs. Water is topped up regularly and plate clearing is done promptly.
    • An ideal place for celebrating birthday: With the wonderful service, Carousel is an ideal place for you to surprise your beloved on his or her birthday. A moment when all the staff make a circle, sing “happy birthday” song and perform a dance will make the birthday person heart-breaking, which adds a festive and heartwarming atmosphere to a memorable party.
    • Wide variety of foods: With its global-spanning menu, Carousel becomes one of the best international buffet restaurants serving a delectable selection of food. You can always find an amazing cold seafood counter as well as Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Mediterranean stations with plenty of dishes.

    FOOD:

    • Cold seafood, Indian, Japanese and dessert stations are the standouts among various food counters at Carousel. There are three dessert counters, offering chocolate fountains, hot desserts, and Asian desserts.
    • Cold seafood station features many delicious dishes such as lobster, oyster, crab, scallop, and prawn. These high-quality dishes are beautifully presented on the ice bed and promptly replenished.
    • Japanese counter boasts an array of sushi, sashimi, tempura, and soba.
    • There are three impressive dessert stations carrying both Asian and Western items.

    BUFFET PRICES:

    • Weekday breakfast: S$32.00++ (adult) | S$20.00++ (child)
    • Weekend breakfast: S$32.00++ (adult) | S$20.00++ (child)
    • Weekday lunch: S$58.00++ (adult) | S$36.00++ (child)
    • Weekend lunch: S$68.00++ (adult) | S$43.00++ (child)
    • Weekday high tea: S$42.00++ (adult) | S$27.00++ (child)
    • Weekend high tea: S$48.00++ (adult) | S$32.00++ (child)
    • Weekday dinner: S$80.00++ (adult) | S$46.00++(child)
    • Weekend dinner: S$88.00++ (adult) | S$49.00++ (child)
      * 15% off total food bill for paying by credit cards of AMEX, CIMB, Citibank, Maybank, OCBC, DBS/POSB, UOB.

    PROMOTIONS: Follow this link to view their latest dining promotions.

    NOTES:

    • Free corkage for the first bottle of wine or champagne opened. From the second bottle onwards, an amount of S$40++ will be charged per bottle.
    • All prices are subject to service charge and GST.
    • Children between ages 4 -11 years old will be charged at child price.
    • It is worth calling ahead to make a booking.

    4. AquaMarine at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay

    AquaMarine at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay Image: AquaMarine
  • Best for
    Oyster
    Crab
    Egg tart
    Durian penyat
  • Price
    From $30
  • Address
    Level 4, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay
    6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
  • Phone
    +65 6845 1111
  • Opening hours
    Daily: 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:00
  • Halal-certified
    Yes
  • AquaMarine, a jewel of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, offers a dazzling buffet of Asian and Western cuisines. Its menu showcases the favorites from around the world that make you keep coming to its every food station for more helpings. No doubt, every food counter at AquaMarine is Halal- certified. This 260-seat international buffet restaurant is successful in delivering high-quality food and service consistently.

    Highlights

    • Seafood paradise for seafood lovers: It is another seafood paradise in the world of Halal buffet. AquaMarine is a true seafood place to fulfill your dream of having premium crabs, oysters, mussels, prawns, and salmons for endless flow. One good thing about this seafood counter is that nobody needs to compete with others for the favorites, as the quantity and space are more than enough for everyone to feel comfortable.
    • Super fresh sashimi: Sashimi is a star dish at the Japanese station. Just ask the chef for a plate of mixed sashimi, he will give you the fine cuts of salmon, tuna, and swordfish. They are so fresh and delicious that you will lose yourself in their wonderful flavors.
    • Special foods for special occasions: AquaMarine’s patrons won’t feel boring with the variety of foods there, as this sophisticated buffet restaurant always knows how to make it fresh. For special occasions, international guest chefs will be invited to showcase their best dishes to cheer up the events. Just check out the restaurant menu whenever a public holiday is coming to get updated about the special offers.

    FOOD:

    • The variety of foods is huge, its food stations cover Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Western cuisine.
    • Besides the star counters – cold seafood and Japanese, the dessert station is also a bright corner. There are wide selections of nonya kueh, ice cream, mousses, pastries, and cakes with just a nice level of sweetness. Egg tart and durian penyat are the highlights among the beautiful world of dessert at AquaMarine.

    AquaMarine RestaurantImage: AquaMarine

    ATMOSPHERE: AquaMarine has a modern look with glass decor and a warm yellow theme, creating a relaxing and cosy-feeling ambience for enjoying the premium buffet. This spacious hotel restaurant with generous seating is an ideal place for couple, family, and friend gathering. It is ideal because nobody needs to hurry for the food or is forced to run with time.

    MUST TRIES:

    • Chilli crab
    • Oyster
    • Prawn
    • Sushi
    • Prawn tempura
    • Durian penyat

    PRICES:

    • Daily buffet lunch: S$60++ adult | S$30++ child (6 – 12 years)
    • Weekday buffet dinner (Mon to Thur): S$73++ adult | S$36++ child (6 – 12 years)
    • Weekend buffet dinner (Fri to Sun): S$83++ adult | S$41++ child (6 – 12 years)

    NOTES:

    • AquaMarine also offers an a la carte menu with local signatures like Jumbo Laksa, or Hainanese Chicken Rice.
    • Reservations are highly recommended.

    5. Sakura International Buffet Restaurant

    Sakura International Buffet Restaurant Image: Sakura International Buffet Restaurant
  • Best for
    Japanese food
    Durian desserts
  • Prices
    $12.90-$23.90
  • Address
    Yio Chu Kang Stadium, 210 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 #01-208
  • Phone
    +65 6754 8197
  • Opening hours
    Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 22:00
    Sats & Suns: 11:30 -22:00
  • Sakura International Buffet Restaurant is one of the Halal buffet restaurants serving a wide range of international food at competitive prices. With 7 outlets spreading nationwide and more than 100 different varieties of food, this budget buffet restaurant is a convenient choice for multi-culture group gatherings.

    Highlights

    • Reasonable prices for all-you-can-eat Halal food: If you are looking for an affordable international buffet with a good selection of food for a multicultural group gathering, Sakura International Buffet Restaurant is a good one to pick up. This restaurant offers lunch buffet at S$23++ on weekdays and S$26++ on weekends. From Monday to Thursday, you can have dinner buffets at S$28++ and an amount of S$31++ is charged or Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dinner buffets.
    • Durian world: There are a lot of yummy durian desserts for you to complete your meal. You can find durian penyet, durian rolls, durian crepes, durian puffs, and durian buns at the restaurant’s eye-catching dessert station. And have you ever tasted durian tempura anywhere? Its hot durian filling and crispy exterior will make you melt. Sure, you can get this impressive dish at Sakura.

    FOOD:

    • Sakura serves international buffet with a focus on Japanese, Western, and Oriental food.
    • The variety of food is huge that leaves you spoilt for choice with various options of appetizers, main, and desserts.
    • There are seafood dishes aplenty such as crabs, oysters, scallops, mussels, and prawns.
    • Japanese counter boasts sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, chawanmushi, tempura, and many more.
    • Vegetarian dishes are available as well.

    MUST TRIES:

    • Mussel
    • Prawn
    • Teppanyaki
    • Beef bulgogi
    • Chawanmushi
    • Fried chicken wing
    • Yam paste with ginko nut
    • Durian penyet
    • Durian puff
    • Ben&Jerry ice cream
    • Tiramisu

    SERVICE: Clearing of plates is quite prompt

    PRICES:
    Lunch buffet

    • Mon to Fri: $23++ (Adult) |$19.90++ (Senior citizen) | $12.90++ (Child)
    • Sat, Sun & PH:  $26++ (Adult) | $20.90++ (Senior citizen) | 13.90++ (Child)

    Dinner buffet

    • Mon to Thu: $28++ (Adult) | $20.90++ (Senior citizen) | $13.90++ (Child)
    • Fri, Sat, Sun & PH: $31++ (Adult) | $23.90++ (Senior citizen) | $14.90++ (Child)

    NOTES:

    • Prices are subjected to 7% GST and 10% service charge.
    • Reservations are recommended.

    OUTLETS
    @ Woodland
    Admiralty Park, 31 Riverside Road, (S) 739087
    Tel: (65) 6368 8197

    @ Clementi
    Clementi Woods Park, 93A Clementi Road, (S) 129781
    Tel: (65) 6474 8197

     @ Downtown East
    Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close #02-02, (S) 519599
    Tel: (65) 6755 8197

    @ SAFRA Jurong Club
    SAFRA Jurong Club, 333 Boon Lay Way #2B-01, (S) 649848
    Tel: (65) 6760 8197

    @ SAFRA Tampines
    1A Tampines Street 92 #01-00, (S) 528882
    Tel: (65) 6784 8197

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