Heading out for a cheat meal this weekend? Check out one of these lip-smacking a la carte buffets that are also pocket-friendly!
Like most self-professed foodies in Singapore, the one thing that made everything feel better during Circuit Breaker was the fact that you could get your favourite food delivered from your preferred restaurant, cafe or hawker.
Great as that was and still is, sometimes all you really want is to dine out and have the option for unlimited servings of sashimi, grilled beef or sizzling pork belly.
Thankfully, with Phase 3, that can now be a reality.
International buffets may be back on the menu, but are usually more expensive than a la carte buffets, due to the its location and menu spread.
So, whatever your food cravings may be, satisfy them at one of these 8 a la carte restaurants the next time you head out with your family or friends.
Last updated on 13 April 2021. A la carte buffet prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.
To be eligible for this promotion, you’ll have to be a new Standard Chartered Bank cardholder and activate your new card within the first 30 days of card approval. Also, a min. spend of $200 is required. If you already have a Standard Chartered credit card, you’ll be rewarded with $30 cash via PayNow when you sign up. Promotion is valid till 18 April 2021, T&Cs apply.
Price (per adult)
22 Orange Grove Rd, Lower Lobby, Tower Wing, Singapore 258350
Lunch, Mondays to Sundays
6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-88, The Central, Singapore 059817
Mondays to Thursdays
6733 2272 or 6386 7337
81 Clemenceau Avenue #03-15/16, UE Square, Singapore 239917
Lunch, Mondays to Saturdays and eve of public holidays
6835 3782 or 6835 3783
360 Orchard Rd #02-09/10, International Building, Singapore 238869
Lunch, Mondays to Sundays
From $21.80 nett
36 Beach Road #01- 01, Singapore 189766
Tuesdays to Sundays
30 Victoria Street, #01-32, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Mondays to Sundays
Japanese and Chinese
6262 6996, 6834 4888 or 6909 8933
35 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089000
Mondays to Thursdays
Available from 15 March to 23 April 2021, The Line presents a special a la carte buffet lunch at $50++ per person, with unlimited servings of 50 delectable dishes.
This buffet lunch comprises premium seafood and prime roasts such as Snow Crab, Sashimi and Australian Angus Beef Sirloin. We may not be able to travel leisurely for now, but you can still take your tastebuds around the world with dishes such as Goan Fish Curry, Seafood Pad Thai and Lebanese Arayes Kafta. After that, bring it all back to Singapore with local delights including Salted Egg Crab, Prawn Paste Chicken and Lobster Laksa.
The Line’s signature Durian Cake is also available for dessert along with other crowd favourites such as Tiramisu and Crème Brulee.
Your little ones will also be in for a treat with Cheesy French Fries, Hong Kong Style Baked Rice, Crispy Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, as well as Mac and Cheese available in the kid’s selections.
Price (per adult): $50++
Contact number: 6213 4398
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 ($54.02 after GST), reservations for a meal here are strongly recommended.
Do note that for weekend and public holiday dinners, there are two seatings, the first one from 5.30pm to 7.55pm and the second from 8pm to 10.30pm. Yes, timings are slightly too early or too late, but we assure you that it is definitely worth the slight inconvenience.
Price (per adult): $45.90++
Contact number: 6227 0388
Lunch special, 1 dines for free with every 3 paying adults.
Every Monday, ladies enjoy 15% off on buffet dinner prices.
Every Tuesday, NSMen enjoy 15% off on buffet dinner prices.
One of the oldest Japanese a la carte buffets in Singapore, you can find Shin Minori 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’ve picky eaters in your group or can’t quite decide where to bring the family.
Price (per adult): $53.90++
Contact number: 6733 2272 or 6386 7337
Promotion: Birthday girls and boys receive a free bottle of wine and sushi cake when they dine at Shin Minori during their birthday month. Only valid at Katong Square and the e-coupon must be presented to service staff.
Bringing Nasi Padang dreams to life, The RiceTable’s lunch and dinner buffet menu offers over 15 traditional dishes that include beef rendang, curried vegetables, chicken curry, chicken satay, pickled vegetables and deep fried egg tofu. Prices here start at a comfortable $19.80 nett for lunch and $30.80 nett for dinner, which is really affordable considering that a standard plate of Nasi Padang at a food court can easily set you back by $15.
Price (per adult): From $19.80 nett
Contact number: 6835 3782 or 6835 3783
Calories don’t count when you’re dining at the Armoury Steak House. For just $30, you get unlimited servings of beef (ribeye and striploin), pork (ribs and pork belly), chicken (winglet, sausage and satay) and baked dory fish. But that’s not all — also included in the buffet are a selection of appetisers that include fries, spam fries, fried mantou (with condensed milk), corn, salad and nacho chips.
Pro-tip: Don’t forget to make a reservation at least a day before heading down because they are usually packed during the weekends.
Price (per adult): $33 nett
Get ready to eat your weight in grilled meat at Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria, which offers 15 different types of grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken and fish. The a la carte buffet here works a little differently from the rest on this list as there is no menu to order from. Instead, waiters come around to your table with large skewers of flame-grilled meats and slice them directly on your plate. To cleanse your palate after all that meat, included in the buffet is a selection of hot and cold salads, rice, beef goulash, breads and fresh fruits.
Price (per adult): From $59++
Contact number: 6334 9332
Promotions: SAFRA membered and credit card holders enjoy 10% off on buffet prices. Promotion is not valid on eve of public holidays, public holidays and special days (e.g. Mother’s Day and Father’s Day). Valid till 30 December 2021.
If you are looking for a value-for-money restaurant to bring your family or friends for a good seafood lunch or dinner, Tung Lok Seafood is the place to go. A mix of Japanese and Chinese cuisine, choose from over 30 dishes that include salmon sashimi, assorted sushi, assorted dim sum, fish maw soup, chilli prawns and more. For those who aren’t so keen on seafood or looking for variety, there are also beef, chicken and pork options on the menu.
Price (per adult): From $38++
Contact number: 6262 6996, 6834 4888 or 6909 8933
Promotions: Save up to 10% off on your total bill when you purchase cash vouchers on Chope.
Put on your stretchy pants and treat yourself to Don Dae Bak’s a la carte buffet that offers unlimited servings of beef, chicken and pork, fresh vegetables, Korean appetisers and fluffy steamed egg. Dishes here are all freshly prepared (or inspected) by the ajumma (a respectful Korean word for a married, or a middle-aged woman) herself, so rest assured that your Korean food needs will be well taken care of.
Do note that there is a time limit of 90 minutes for this Korean BBQ buffet, so come hungry and ready to eat.
Price (per adult): From $25.90++
Contact number: 6226 1727
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