Feast on as many sushi rolls, sashimi and yakiniku as you want at these spots for the best all-you-can-eat Japanese buffets in Singapore.
Every spending situation is unique. SingSaver assembles the ‘Best For‘ list, so you can decide what’s best for you.
No one can deny that Singaporeans love good dining deals, whether it’s afternoon high tea, dim sum buffets or all-you-can-eat meals. Of the latter, Japanese cuisine is an exceedingly popular option. 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 28 September 2021. Buffet prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.
|Restaurant||Price (per pax)|
|Shin Minori||From S$55.90++|
|Syohachi Yakiniku||From S$50++|
|Hokkaido Sushi||From S$42++|
|Irodori Japanese Restaurant||From S$38.90++|
|Yakiniku Ohji||From S$19.80|
|Shaburi and Kintan Buffet||From S$19.90|
|Shabu Sai||From S$16.99++|
|Tsukada Nojo||From S$25|
|Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant||From S$39.90++|
Best Japanese hotpot buffet
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 S$14.90++
The cheapest buffet on this entire list is Tenkaichi, which costs a very affordable S$14.90++ for its standard Japanese 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 S$16.90++ per person. There are three types of buffet – standard, deluxe and premium. The deluxe menu features a wider range of sashimi, wagyu beef and black pork. The Cineleisure outlet also has a shabu shabu option for you to get your steamboat fix in.
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 24% off the Deluxe Buffet and 39% off the Premium Buffet.
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. S$16.90++ is their after-school promotion but regular pricing is still decent at S$18.90++ for lunch on weekdays.
Thinking about where to celebrate your birthday? Dine in at Suki-Ya to get a free meal with one paying customer! That’s essentially a one-for-one deal. Even if it’s not your birthday, Suki-Ya KIN Vivo is having a one-for-one deal from now till 3 October 2021. The deal is available Mondays to Thursdays, 3pm to 4pm.
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. Don’t have a Citi card yet? Sign up now to receive an Apple Watch SE worth $419 for free or $350 via PayNow.
Shaburi and Kintan Buffet
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #03-11/12 JEM, Singapore 608549
Contact: 6262 4329
Price: From S$19.90
Can’t decide between hotpot or yakiniku? At Shaburi and Kintan Buffet, you get to enjoy both in one seating! Choose from your buffet course – lunch, combo lunch, grand and combo grand – choose your soup, meat and enjoy your buffet! If you’re feeling boujee, top up S$13.90 to enjoy free flow salmon sashimi and sushi. Best Japanese buffet in my book if you ask me. If you’re a student on a budget, enjoy two plates of BBQ meat, all you can eat at the buffet bar and free flow soft drink for just S$9.80++. The student promotion is valid from Mondays to Thursdays, between 11.30am and 4pm.
As one of the original Japanese buffet steamboat places in Singapore, Shabu Sai has eight islandwide locations so you can be sure you’ll get your fix. A straight-to-the-point, no-frills type of Japanese buffet, it lets you simply pick your broth and meat to start swishing! Lunch prices on Mondays to Fridays start at S$16.99++ and S$20.99++ on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Dinner prices start at S$23.99++ and S$25.99++ on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Well-known for their Bijin Nabe – beauty collagen pot – this soup base uses certified organic vegetables, fresh seafood and premium chicken. Whether you pick tomato, pumpkin or spinach, Tsukada Nojo infuses chicken collagen soup into each soup base. With items such as fish cake mentaiko, chestnut pork and even premium wagyu beef, this buffet is one of luxury. They also have a selection of salas and deep fried dishes for you to choose from.
Best yakiniku buffet
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-13, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883
Contact: 9431 8804
Price: From S$50++
Depending on the time that you dine, you’ll enjoy different price points. Hot tip: dinner at 5pm is the most worthwhile as you save up to S$20++.
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. If you’re a sashimi lover, get free flow salmon, sweet shrimp, scallop and seasonal sashimi at just an additional S$10++. Top-up S$26++ to enjoy free flow beer that typically goes for S$6 per glass.
At S$86.80++ per person, Gyu-Kaku offers yakiniku (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 S$58.80++ that includes Australia wagyu brisket and Australia wagyu cheek, along with over 70 other side dishes.
Address: 321 Clementi Ave 3, #01-01, Singapore 129905
Contact: 6733 1248
Price: From S$19.80
Calling all westies and yakiniku lovers! Located conveniently a stone throw away from Clementi MRT, Yakiniku Ohji lets you enjoy Wagyu beef grilled to perfection over charcoal fire. Besides a wide range of quality meat, they also offer up an extensive array of side dishes for you to munch on. Do note that there is a charcoal charge of S$2.50 per diner and a maximum of 12 dishes on the table to discourage food waste.
Best all-you-can-eat buffet
Himawari Japanese Restaurant
Alexandra: 991B Alexandra Road, #01-08/09, Singapore 119970
Orchid Country Club: 1 Orchid Club Road, Driving Range, #02-02, Singapore 769162
Alexandra: 6272 1110
Orchid Country Club: 6834 3313
Price: From S$48.80++
With classics such as California makis, ebiko sushi and spider temakis, it’s no wonder that Himawari Japanese Restaurant is a long-time favourite for many Japanese a la carte buffet lovers. The Himawari buffet is not to be missed!
Himawari Japanese Restaurant is responsible for the salmon cake you must have seen floating around the internet. Called the Himawari Keki (sushi cake), it features layers of ‘cake’ made using fresh sashimi and Japanese rice.
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 S$55.90++
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.
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 S$51.90++ (adult), S$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 S$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!
Address: Orchard Central, #08-01/02/03, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
Contact: 6736 1216
Price: From S$23.80++
At this massive Japanese buffet spanning over three units at Orchard Central, S$23.80++ per adult and S$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!
Address: M Hotel Singapore, 81 Anson Rd, level 9 m Hotel, Singapore 079908
Contact: 6221 3075
Price: From S$42++
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.
Irodori Japanese Restaurant
Address: 382 Havelock Road, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview #03-01 Singapore 169629
Contact: 6737 2002
Price: From S$38.90++
With food prepared by experienced chefs and the freshest ingredients from Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Europe, you can be sure to be transported to Japan as you feast. Do try their signature green tea tofu and ebi mentai mayo when you’re there!
Enjoy 15% off your lunch a la carte buffet, valid daily. Or if dinner is more your jam, get 10% off your a la carte buffet dinner from Mondays to Thursdays.
Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant
Address: 16 Greenwood Avenue, Hillcrest Road Singapore, Singapore 289209
Contact: 6763 4939
Price: From S$39.90++
Serving up quality ingredients and freshly cooked dishes with each order, Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant is a popular a la carte buffet amongst many. Their sushi is perfectly bite-sized for you to pop into your mouth and savour the taste. Their chirashi don is served with thick, juicy slices of sashimi so you know you are getting your money’s worth.
Love pairing your sashimi with sake? You’re in luck. They are currently having a one-for-one sake promotion, allowing you to get more than you’d pay for!
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By Kendra Tan
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