Whether you’re craving salmon sashimi or juicy A5 wagyu beef, feast on platter after platter of all the food you can stomach with the best Japanese buffets Singapore has to offer.
How to save money when eating at buffets
Buffets, especially Japanese ones, might be on a slightly pricier side for the average Singaporean. Save more money by not only using the best dining credit cards, but also taking advantage of lunch deals and birthday promotions. Pro tip: remember not to take more than you can eat as restaurants will charge you food wastage fees!
Last updated on 9 April 2021. Buffet prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.
Image source: Shin Minori
UE Square: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square, #03-16, Singapore 239917
Katong Square: 88 East Coast Road, Katong Square, #02-08, Singapore 423371
UE Square: 6733 2272
Katong Square: 6386 7337
Price: From $45.90++
One of the oldest Japanese a la carte buffets in Singapore, Shin Minori is located at UE Square and Katong Square. Their buffet menu features over 160 dishes that include sashimi, sushi of all types, teppanyaki, yakimono, tempura, ramen and more.
With so many food options, this is definitely the place to go if you have picky eaters in your group or can’t quite decide where to bring the family.
Shin Minori is most value-for-money during your birthday month, as you can get a free lunch buffet when you dine on Mondays to Fridays with a minimum of one paying adult.
That’s as good as a 1-for-1 buffet! But if you can’t make time for this promotion, there’s another birthday deal that’s valid during dinner on Mondays to Thursdays at Katong Square — birthday peeps will receive a free bottle of wine and sushi cake with a minimum of two paying adults.
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Marina Square: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-129, Singapore 039594
Cineleisure Orchard: 8 Grange Road, #02-11, Singapore 239695
Marina Square: 6250 8918
Cineleisure Orchard: 6365 8389
Price: From $14.90++
The cheapest buffet on this entire list is Tenkaichi, which costs a very affordable $14.90++ for its standard lunch buffet on Mondays to Fridays. The catch? You have to be either a student or senior citizen in order to be eligible for this deal.
However, the cost of the same buffet is pretty reasonable for adults too, going at only $16.90++ per person.
For those who are only available for dinner, you’ll be glad to know that the restaurant is also having a promotion where diners get 23% off the Deluxe Buffet and 38% off the Premium Buffet.
Here’s the full price list:
Image source: Tenkaichi
Image source: Syohachi Yakiniku
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-13, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883
Contact: 9431 8804
Price: From $30++
At Syohachi Yakiniku, one dines free for every four paying adults until 30 April 2021. For two hours, feast on true A5 Japanese Wagyu air-flown directly from Japan, as well as a variety of pork, chicken, lamb, seafood and vegetables.
Here are the details of the promotion and their prices:
Image source: Syohachi Yakiniku
Image source: Mitsuba
Thick cuts of fresh sashimi, sizzling sticks of yakimono, comforting seafood miso soup and jiggly chawanmushi topped with ikura are just some of the dishes you will find on Mitsuba’s extensive a la carte Japanese buffet menu.
Conveniently located at Clarke Quay Central and reasonably priced at $45.90++ (adult), $26.90++ (children below 1.4m tall) and free for kids in baby chairs, Mitsuba is a popular buffet spot so we strongly recommend making a reservation.
If you’re in the mood for some sake, opt for the Buffet Plus at $73.90++, which includes free flow of cold beer and hot sake.
The restaurant also has ongoing promotions such as the Lunch Special, where one person dines for free with every three paying adults. Every Monday, ladies enjoy 15% off on buffet dinner prices while NSMen enjoy 15% off on buffet dinner prices every Tuesday.
Do note that there are two seatings for weekend and public holiday dinners: the first one is from 5.30pm to 7.55pm and the second is from 8pm to 10.30pm.
Yes, timings are slightly too early or too late, but we assure you that the meal is definitely worth the slight inconvenience. Click here for more a la carte buffet deals!
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Suki-Ya, an affordable hotpot buffet chain ubiquitous in shopping malls in Singapore, needs no introduction. Its signature shabu-shabu is a must-try, and goes extremely well with their wide variety of free-flow side dishes, dipping sauces and soups.
If you’re a Citi card holder, you can enjoy 30% off your total bill on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 15% off on Wednesdays and Thursdays until 30 June 2021.
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Address: Orchard Central, #08-01/02/03, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Contact: 6736 1216
Price: From $12.80++
At this massive Japanese buffet spanning over three units at Orchard Central, $23.80++ per adult and $12.80++ per child get you all the Japanese fare your heart (and stomach) desires.
In addition to fresh sashimi, seafood and teppanyaki, you can also indulge in delectable desserts such as ice cream waffles, pudding and cake!
Image source: Gyu-Kaku
At $86.88++ per person, Gyu-Kaku offers yakiniku, or Japanese BBQ, at a considerably steeper price. However, you get what you pay for – quality cuts of Australia wagyu beef and four other types of Japanese wagyu beef.
If you’re on a smaller budget, opt for the weekday standard buffet at $58.80++ that includes Australia wagyu brisket and Australia wagyu cheek, along with over 70 other side dishes.
Image source: Hokkaido Sushi
Address: M Hotel Singapore, 81 Anson Rd, level 9 m Hotel, Singapore 079908
Contact: 6221 3075
Price: From $19++
Located in M Hotel Singapore, Hokkaido Sushi boasts a spacious dining area with a 14-seater sushi counter and four private rooms for diners to eat to their hearts’ content.
Expect to find traditional and modern Japanese cuisine, ranging from the usual suspects like ikura chawanmushi to sushi that contains white fish with truffle. Click here for the full buffet menu.
At only $40++ per adult for lunch and $47++ for dinner, this hotel restaurant buffet is very worth it.
This article was first published in SingSaver and republished on theAsianparent with permission.
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