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 (Heightened Alert), 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 6 a la carte restaurants the next time you head out with your family or friends.
Last updated on 2 July 2021. A la carte buffet prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice. Due to the ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, some restaurants listed in this article may not be serving a la carte buffets at the moment. Be sure to contact the restaurant directly to inquire.
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|Restaurant||Buffet type||Contact details||Address||Opening hours||Price (per adult)|
|Mitsuba||Japanese||6227 0388||6 Eu Tong Sen Street #03-88, The Central, Singapore 059817||Mondays to Thursdays|
11:30am to 2:30pm (last order at 1:50pm)
6:00pm to 10:00pm (last order at 9:20pm)
Fridays to Sundays, eve of public holidays and public holidays
11:30am to 2:30pm (last order at 1:50pm) 5:30pm to 7:55pm (last order at 7:20pm) 8:00pm to 10:30pm (last order at 9:50pm)
Buffet plus: S$73.90++ (includes unlimited servings of house beer and sake)
|Shin Minori||Japanese||6733 2272 or 6386 7337||81 Clemenceau Avenue #03-15/16, UE Square, Singapore 239917|
88 East Coast Road #02-08, Katong Square, Singapore 423371
|Lunch, Mondays to Saturdays and eve of public holidays|
12pm to 2:30pm (last order at 2:15pm)
Lunch, Sundays and public holidays
12:15pm to 2:45pm (last order at 2:30pm)
Dinner, Mondays to Sundays, eve of public holidays and public holidays
6:15pm to 10:15pm (last order at 9:45pm)
|Armoury Steak House||Western||8557 3866||36 Beach Road #01- 01, Singapore 189766||Tuesdays to Sundays|
11:30am to 10:30pm (last Order at 9:30pm)
Kitchen Break from 2:35pm to 5:00pm
|Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday: S$35 nett|
Saturday: S$37 nett
|Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria||Brazillian||6334 9332||30 Victoria Street, #01-32, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996||Mondays to Sundays|
6.00pm to 10.00pm (last order at 9.30pm)
|Sunday to Thursday: S$59++|
Fridays and Saturdays: S$69++
|Tung Lok Seafood||Japanese and Chinese||6262 6996, 6834 4888 or 6909 8933||Multiple outlets islandwide||Operating hours vary depending on outlet||Lunch: From S$29.80++|
Dinner: From S$39.80++
|Don Dae Bak||Korean||6226 1727||35 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089000||Mondays to Thursdays|
11:30am to 3pm
5pm to 5am
Fridays to Sundays
11:30am to 5am
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 from S$45.90 (S$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):
- Standard: S$45.90++
- Buffet plus: S$73.90++ (includes unlimited servings of house beer and sake)
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): S$55.90++
Contact number: 6733 2272 or 6386 7337
Promotion: Birthday girls and boys receive a free bottle of wine and sushi cake (worth S$85) 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.
Armoury Steak House
Calories don’t count when you’re dining at the Armoury Steak House. For just S$30, you get unlimited servings of beef (grilled ribeye, striploin and shabu shabu), 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): From S$35 nett
Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
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):
- Sunday to Thursday: S$59++
- Fridays and Saturdays: S$69++
Contact number: 6334 9332
Promotions: SAFRA members 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 or Father’s Day). Valid till 30 December 2021.
Tung Lok Seafood
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):
- Lunch: From S$29.80++
- Dinner: From S$39.80++
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.
Don Dae Bak
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):
- Weekdays: S$25.90++
- Weekends: S$27.90++
Contact number: 6226 1727
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By Geralyne Ong
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