5 Best Japanese Buffets in Singapore for That Sashimi Fix

Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant
Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant
Image: Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant

There are two situations that bring people to a buffet restaurant: some come to sample a wide variety of foods, while others would like to indulge in endless servings of their favorite dishes. It is the journey of flavor exploring or fulfilling a big craving.

If you love sashimi or wish to taste hundreds of delicious items in one visit, why not head to a Japanese buffet restaurant? With tasty and healthy dishes presented beautifully, Japanese cuisine satisfies both the body and soul.

In town, there are many Japanese buffet restaurants that make up a colorful culinary landscape with a wide range of options. Below are some highly recommended restaurants, each of which caters to the various needs of Japanese food lovers. Now it’s time to consider and choose your own favorite!

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1. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant

Ikoi Japanese Restaurant Image: Ikoi Japanese Restaurant
  • Loved for
    Top-quality sashimi
  • Prices
    S$50++ per adult
  • Address
    #01-01, Hotel Miramar
    401 Havelock Road
  • Phone
    +65 6887 3788
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Sun: 11:30 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:45
  • If you are looking for quality, Ikoi Japanese Restaurant nestled in the lobby of Hotel Miramar should be at the top of your list. The restaurant serves an extensive selection of Japanese food in an à la carte buffet style.

    For big sashimi lovers who wish to have a free flow of this delicious food, Ikoi is the place to be.


    • Sashimi of superb quality: Ikoi is famous for its fresh and hefty cuts of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, swordfish, cuttlefish, and octopus. Sashimi is definitely the main draw of this restaurant.
    • Complimentary special dishes to surprise diners: Ikoi often offers off-menu special dishes to surprise guests. Come and see what deliciousness they will specially prepare for you!
    • A la carte buffet with over 100 food items: The food selection is wide, with over 100 options across categories including sashimi, nigiri sushi, maki sushi, temaki sushi, grilled dishes, tempura, side dishes, noodles, and rice.

    AMBIENCE: Ikoi is a small-sized restaurant with a simple interior, exuding a cozy atmosphere that is often seen in typical traditional Japanese restaurants. The place is always packed with sashimi lovers, which also means that it is not suitable for a big group or a leisurely dining experience.


    • Adult: S$50++
    • Child (3 to 9 years old): S$30++


    • Reservation –  Customers are advised to make reservations in advance. Normally, it takes one to four weeks to get a table at Ikoi.
    • Ordering – It is quite hard to have the attention of staff frequently due to its overcrowding, so make your first order a big one.

    2. Irodori Japanese Restaurant

    Irodori Japanese Restaurant Image: Irodori Japanese Restaurant
  • Loved for
    • Sashimi
    • Complimentary dishes
  • Prices
    S$39.80++ per adult
  • Address
    382 Havelock Road
    Riverview Hotel #03-01
    Singapore 169629
  • Phone
    +65 6737 2002
  • Opening hours
    Daily lunch: 11:30 - 14:30
    Daily dinner: 18:00 - 22:30
  • Website
  • Irodori, a Japanese restaurant located in the Riverview Hotel, offers a delectable à la carte buffet menu for lunch and dinner that will surely tantalize your taste buds with a wide selection of Japanese favorites.


    • An abundant array of food choices: With almost 100 dishes available for unlimited orders, the restaurant’s menu enables us to balance our plate with both sashimi and cooked foods.
    • On-the-spot prepared foods: At Irodori, the buffet does not mean that food is cooked in advance. Dishes are only prepared upon ordering, ensuring that they arrive at your table piping hot.
    • Sashimi is highly regarded as a standout dish: At Irodori Restaurant’s buffet, sashimi steals the show with a variety of fresh, thick slices of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, swordfish, and octopus beautifully presented.
    • Yummy complimentary dishes: Irodori offers complimentary signature dishes such as Green Tea Tofu and Ebi Mentai Mayo to diners upon arrival, which are so delicious that guests may wish they were part of the restaurant’s buffet menu.


    • Sashimi
    • Maki
    • Tempura
    • Chawanmushi
    • Pork roll with golden mushroom
    • Crisp nasu miso itame


    • Adult: S$39.80++
    • Child: S$24.80++ (Below the age of 10)


    • Reservations should be made in advance as the restaurant is always packed with Japanese food lovers.
    • To avoid the crowd that causes slow service, you should arrive around 18:00 to get a better service.
    • As a busy restaurant with an à la carte buffet style where unlimited food can be ordered and dishes are brought to tables by waiters, the service may not be as fast as you expect. Be prepared for a longer wait time or remind the staff about your orders.

    3. Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant

    Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant Image: Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant
  • Loved for
    Hokkaido sashimi ingredients
  • Prices
    From S$48++ per pax
  • Address
    M Hotel Singapore Level 9
    81 Anson Road, S 079908
  • Phone
    +65 8180 5131
  • Opening hours
    Mon to Fri 11:30 - 14:00, 17:45 -  22:15
    Sat, Sun, PH 12:00 - 14:30, 17:45 - 22:15
  • Website
  • A relatively new player in Singapore’s Japanese dining scene, Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant has quickly become a favorite among Singaporeans and expats since its establishment in 2016.

    The restaurant prides itself on using fresh ingredients from Hokkaido and offers an a la carte buffet with free-flowing sashimi and much more.


    • Fresh seasonal fish, air-flown directly from Hokkaido: This Japanese restaurant sources its ingredients from Sapporo, Hokkaido, in Japan. As a result, their tuna, salmon, swordfish, yellowtail, and octopus are all fresh, making it a delightful sashimi meal for their customers.
    • Rare bluefin tuna is available for sashimi buffets: Bluefin tuna, one of the most highly prized and premium types of tuna in Japanese cuisine, is renowned for its rich flavor, fatty texture, and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. The good news is that this rare and exquisite ingredient is available in the buffet menu of Hokkaido Sushi for diners to enjoy.

    BUFFET MENU: Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant is best known for its a la carte buffet menu, featuring

    • appetizers
    • sashimi
    • sushi
    • maki
    • temaki
    • fried dishes 
    • stir-fried
    • yakimono grill
    • noodles
    • and rice


    • Adult (Lunch): S$48+ per person
    • Adult (Dinner Mon to Thu): S$55+ per person
    • Adult (Dinner Fri to Sun and Public Holidays): S$58+ per person
    • Child (Lunch): S$27+ per person
    • Child (Dinner): S$30+ per person
    • Child in a baby chair: Free

    LOOK & FEEL: Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant, located on the 9th floor of M Hotel Singapore, boasts a modern and simple interior design. Its shiny tiled floor and comfortable seating give it a slightly more casual atmosphere than the average high-end Japanese restaurant. However, this is precisely what makes it so appealing, as customers can relax and enjoy the restaurant’s fresh sashimi without feeling too formal or stuffy.


    • All guests at one table must choose a buffet or order off the menu.
    • Leftovers will be charged at a la carte prices.
    • No takeaway for leftovers.
    • The restaurant can be busy, so making an advanced reservation is recommended.

    4. Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant

    Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant Image: Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant
  • Loved for
    • Sashimi
    • Complimentary dishes
  • Prices
    From S$39.90++ per adult
  • Address
    16 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289209
  • Phone
    +65 6763 4939
  • Opening hours
    Daily lunch: 12:00 to 15:00
    Daily dinner: 18:00 to 22:30
  • Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Shin Yuu is another interesting venue to try out for a Japanese buffet. It is the perfect place for those who enjoy sashimi and cooked seafood and prefer quality over quantity.


    • Excellent complimentary dishes: Shin Yuu’s house specials, which are so fabulous that you will want to repeat them endlessly, include oyster, salmon aburi, seared tuna belly sushi, sliced smoked duck, fried silver fish, and cheese-baked tiger prawn. These complimentary dishes are served almost immediately after being seated.
    • High-quality sashimi: Including tuna, salmon, swordfish, kingfish, and octopus, the colorful sashimi moriawase at Shin Yuu satisfies the cravings of sashimi lovers with the deliciousness of each thick slice of seafood.
    • Premium ingredients are available on the buffet menu: At dinner, the buffet menu boasts exclusive dishes that are not available during lunch, including oysters, king crab, and tuna belly.


    • Chawamushi
    • Makimono
    • Wafu steak
    • Shishamo
    • Kuruma ebi teriyaki
    • Soft shell crab
    • Beef short-rib


    • Lunch: S$39.90++ (Adult) | S$23.90++ (Child)
    • Dinner: S$55.90++ (Adult) | S$31.90++ (Child)

    AMBIENCE: This restaurant with its clean and modern setting and cozy ambiance is suitable for a leisurely meal with friends.

    5. Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant

    Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant Image: Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant
  • Good for
    Variety lovers
  • Prices
    From S$29.80++ per adult
  • Address
    181 Orchard Road
    #08-01/02/03 Orchard Central
    Singapore 238896
  • Phone
    +65 6736 1216
  • Opening hours
    Daily Lunch: 11:30 - 15:00
    Daily Dinner: 18:00 – 22:30
  • Website
  • KISEKI has been providing affordable and diverse Japanese buffet options since its establishment in 2012. Featuring a delightful mix of classic Japanese dishes and seasonal specialties, the restaurant satisfies diners with an abundance of choices.


    • More than 200 buffet items over 10 food categories: Kiseki boasts a mega spread of Japanese delicacies. Whether you prefer Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Chawanmushi (steamed egg), Robatayaki (Japanese grill), Yakitori (skewers), Teppanyaki, Nabemono (hot pot items), or Cold Seafood, you are sure to find your favorite at one of their many stations.
    • Good selection of fresh sashimi: Indulge in the melt-in-your-mouth flavors of Salmon, Salmon Belly, Tuna, Squid, and Surf Clam, all of which are expertly prepared and served fresh.
    • An abundance of fresh, succulent cold seafood: This restaurant features a cold seafood station with a range of sweet fleshy items such as Prawns, Scallops, Mussels, Crayfish, Gong Gong, and Blue Swimmer Crabs that will make you spoiled for choice.

    MENU: Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant offers an extensive range of Japanese and Japanese fusion dishes such as

    • cold seafood
    • sashimi
    • sushi
    • teppanyaki
    • hot pot items
    • tempura
    • grilled foods
    • steamed foods
    • pasta
    • and pizzas. 


    • Salmon Belly Sashimi
    • Chawanmushi
    • Teppanyaki Pork
    • Grilled Teriyaki Chicken
    • Rosti
    • Yakitori
    • Curry Ebi Tempura
    • Pasta with Wafu Sauce
    • Hot Pot
    • Wasabi Ice Cream
    • Tofu Cheesecake


    • Lunch: $29.80++ (Adult), $16.80++ (Child) from Mon to Fri
    • Lunch: $42.80++ (Adult), $19.80++ (Child) on Sat, Sun, Eve PH & PH
    • Dinner: $42.80++ (Adult), $19.80++ (Child) from Mon to Thu
    • Dinner: $52.80++ (Adult), $22.80++ (Child) on Sat, Sun, Eve PH & PH

    AMBIENCE: With the seating capacity of 300 guests, this spacious and welcoming restaurant is an ideal buffet spot for big groups or large family gatherings. A dazzling view over bustling Orchard Road adds more charm to the venue.

    NOTE: Reservations are highly recommended.

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