We’ve written about dining deals in Singapore, from afternoon high tea, dim sum buffets and all-you-can-eat meals. Now, we present to you the best steamboat buffets and promotions you can find on our sunny island.
Every spending situation is unique. SingSaver assembles the ‘Best For‘ list, so you can decide what’s best for you.
Despite Singapore’s humid weather, hotpot and steamboat still remain a, um, hot favourite among Singaporeans, because it gives friends and families the opportunity to bond over good food. Besides, no self-respecting Asian would turn down a buffet filled with a wide variety of meat, fresh seafood, delicious broths and sauces!
So if you’re looking for your next hotpot buffet sesh, we’ve got you covered with this list of steamboat restaurants in Singapore.
How to save money when eating at buffets
Save more money by not only using the best dining credit cards, but also taking advantage of Eatigo discounts, lunch pricing 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 123 September 2021. Buffet prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.
Best Steamboat and Hotpot in Singapore
|Restaurant||Price (per pax)||What they serve|
|Suki-Ya||From S$18.90++||Japanese hotpot|
|COCA||From S$32++||Thai-Chinese hotpot|
|Shi Li Fang||From S$9.90++||Chinese hotpot|
|Suki-Suki Thai Hot Pot||From S$17.90++||Thai hotpot|
|Shi Ding Xuan||From S$18.90+||Chinese hotpot|
|GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet||From S$16.90++||Chinese hotpot and Korean buffet|
|King’s Laksa Steamboat||From S$26.80++||Chinese hotpot|
|City Hot Pot||From S$21.99++||Chinese hotpot|
|Guo Fu Hotpot Steamboat||From S$59++||Chinese hotpot|
|Shaburi Steamboat||From S$19.80++||Japanese hotpot|
|Little Sheep Hotpot Singapore||From S$20.90++||Chinese hotpot|
|Taikoo Lane Hotpot||Depends on what you order||Szechuan and Cantonese hotpot|
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. Click here for more a la carte buffet deals and here for more of the best Japanese buffet deals in Singapore.
If you are a Citi cardholder, enjoy up to 20% off your total bill, from Monday to Thursday, with a minimum spend of S$50. Offer is valid till 30 September 2021, at Suki-Ya Kallang Wave Mall, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Heartland Mall Kovan, and Marina Square outlets only.
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Originating from Bangkok, COCA is well-known among Singaporeans for its Thai-style ‘suki’ steamboat. Be spoilt for choice with their house specialties such as shrimp paste and handmade dumplings, along with an endless array of fresh vegetables, meat, and seafood offerings.
COCA Regular Hotpot
Treat yourself to their regular ala carte hotpot buffet that comes with a choice of their signature Double Boiled Treasure soup or Tantalizing Tom Yum soup.
With a selection of more than 65 menu items ranging from seasonal seafood to meat and vegetables, this buffet is bound to satisfy all of your hotpot cravings. Click here for lunch and dinner menu and prices.
COCA Premium Hotpot
At S$78++ per adult and S$30++ per child, devour everything and anything in the menu for 100 minutes when you opt for COCA’s Premium Seafood Weekend buffet that’s only available daily.
Kickstart your meal with a complimentary welcome drink of White Chardonnay or Red Shiraz before feasting on lobsters, scallops, black mussels, flower crabs and more. You’ll also get access to additional premium broths, complimentary appetiser of the day, a one-time order of lobster mala xiang guo and free-flow beverages and desserts!
- On your birthday month, dine free with a minimum of three paying adults. However, you must first be a member (it’s free to sign up!). This promotion is only available for regular buffets, and cannot be used on weekends, the eve of, and on Public Holidays. For more birthday promos, check out our article on Birthday Treats You Need To Take Advantage Of In Singapore.
- One child aged 11 and under dines for free with every two paying adults. Valid for regular buffets only.
Shi Li Fang
How can we miss out the most affordable – and dare I say, one of the most value-for-money – hotpot options in Singapore. From set meals starting at S$9.90, for both lunch and dinner, Shi Li Fang is one of the most affordable options if you are looking to satisfy your hotpot craving on the cheap.
Choose from eight types of soup, including beauty collagen (chicken) soup, tomato soup or a local favourite, mala soup. They also have a wide variety of dipping sauces that you can mix and match to make your perfect sauce. They also have a continued 50% discount off seafood and meat items to add to your set meal.
Suki-Suki Thai Hot Pot
Khatib: HomeTeamNS Khatib Club House, #01-01, 2 Yishun Walk, Singapore 767944
SAFRA Toa Payoh: 293 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, #01-04, Singapore 319387
Khatib: 6908 5616
SAFRA Toa Payoh: 6259 9106
Price: From S$17.90++
Missing Bangkok? This Halal Thai hotpot at Khatib might just be the quick fix you need without trudging all the way to Golden Mile, especially if you live in the north.
For S$17.90++ per adult during lunch and S$23.90++ per adult for dinner, choose between two refillable soup bases and fill your tummies with unlimited servings of over 38 different vegetables, meatballs, mushrooms, tofu, rice and noodles. Lastly, end your meal with delectable Thai desserts such as mango sticky rice, khanom chan (Thai pandan layered cake), khanom tako (Thai pudding with coconut) and cassava cake!
Thinking of bringing your boo to enjoy your hotpot? Enjoy the Thai hotpot buffet at S$35 nett for two pax, which includes free flow drink for both.
Shi Ding Xuan
Address: 2 Venture Drive, #02-30, Singapore 608526
Contact: 6592 6095
Price: From S$18.90++
Westies, listen up! Located in Jurong East, the restaurant offers ingredients like Japanese scallops, handmade smashed shrimp and beef slice rolls for diners to feast on. If you’re feeling peckish, there’s also a variety of cooked dishes such as scallops with garlic and crispy golden mushrooms that you can munch on while waiting for your food to cook.
Currently, Shi Ding Xuan is offering up to 50% off on Eatigo, where you can eat for as cheap as S$22.33 per person when you dine at specific time slots.
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet
Address: 76 Orchard Rd, #03-43, Singapore 238843
Contact: 6385 7854
Price: From S$16.90++
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet is famous among hot pot lovers for its affordable prices and wide variety of soup and condiment choices.
From 1 April 2021, diners (minimum of two) can enjoy discounted buffets at both outlets:
- Lunch on weekdays: S$13.90++ (UP: S$16.90++)
- Lunch on weekends: S$19.90++ (UP: S$26.90++)
- Dinner on Mondays to Thursdays: S$19.90++ (UP: S$26.90++)
Do note that free-flow drinks will be charged at $1.50++ per person, with a time limit of 90 minutes. Cooked food and desserts are also not included in this package.
It gets even better during your birthday month, because birthday boys and girls will get to dine for free with three other paying adults instead of the regular four. One thing to note though, you’ll have to be a Kingdom Food Member (free sign-up) to be eligible for this promotion. Oh, and it is only applicable for lunch on Mondays to Sundays and dinners on Sundays to Thursdays.
King’s Laksa Steamboat
Address: 17 Teck Chye Terrace, Singapore 545724
Contact: 6287 8010
Price: From S$26.80++
Located just a stone’s throw away from Serangoon MRT station, King’s Laksa Steamboat specialises in, well, laksa steamboat. Diners here can enjoy the delicious coconut and curry broth along with premium ingredients like prawn paste chicken, fried tofu with Thai sauce and sliced pork belly.
They’re currently having a promotion on Eatigo, where you can get up to 50% off their buffet. This means you only have to pay S$24.12++ per head.
City Hot Pot
Address: Guoco Tower, #B1-04/05, Singapore 078884
Contact: 6721 9501
Price: From S$21.99++
With 12 different types of tantalising soup bases – think bak kut teh, tom yum and even kimchi – it’s no wonder City Hot Pot is a popular favorite among the CBD crew. Located in One Raffles Place, the restaurant has a unique bar counter design with individual hotpots, allowing you to feast by yourself or with pals. Can’t decide which soup base to get, opt for a singlet-flavour pot to keep everyone happy.
Guo Fu Hotpot Steamboat
Address: 20 Cross St, #01-31 Cross Street Exchange, Singapore 048422
Contact: 6557 0906
Price: From S$59++
Located in Chinatown and known for their affordable prices and great food, it’s no wonder that Guo Fu Hotpot Steamboat has many ardent fans.
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Rd, #03-11/12 JEM, Singapore 608549
Contact: 6262 4329
Price: From S$19.90++
All you can eat shabu-shabu? Sign us up! Simply 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 shabu. Pick from salmon sashimi, salmon shabu and even salmon cream udon. Yum. Soup choices include local favorites such as mala.
The buffet goes for 90 minutes, so you can be sure to eat till your heart’s content. They also have a Japanese BBQ that you can enjoy your hot soup with.
Little Sheep Hotpot Singapore
Fullerton: One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, #01-05, Singapore 049213
Orchard: 277 Orchard Rd, #B1-13 Orchard Gateway Singapore 238858
Fullerton: 6222 9959
Orchard: 6881 9959
Price: From S$20.90++
Little Sheep changes the hotpot game. Doing away with the typical hotpot and dipping sauce pairing, Little Sheep Hotpot strives to marry five flavours and seven spices to bring you a rich broth base.
As its name suggests, Little Sheep Hotpot specialises in lamb dishes and has a variety of lamb rolls and lamb platter for you to choose from. They also have other meats like kurobuta pork, wagyu marbled beef and unique dishes like pig’s brain and beef tripe.
Taikoo Lane Hotpot
Address: 133 New Bridge Rd, #B1-16 Chinatown Point, Singapore 059413
Contact: 6970 0966
Price: Varies, depending on what you order
Located a stone’s throw away from Hong Lim Food Market, Taikoo Lane Hotpot brings to Singapore’s shores traditional and modern Sichuan flavours. Serving up unique broth bases such as Chengdu green pepper soup and collagen nourishing pork bone soup, you can opt for either individual pots or share a large pot with your hotpot pals.
Their best selling dishes include, lala clams in spicy sauce, spicy marinated beef, spicy pickled baby lobster and sliced chicken with green peppers. Drooling? Me too.
How else can I save money on my hotpot meal?
If you are a regular promo code haggler such as myself, check out deals on Eatigo for as much as 50% off. Depending on the timeslot that you opt for, you can save on your meals. Simply select a time slot that works for you and pay for your meal on the page to reserve your spot.
If you eat out with your partner often, you should consider purchasing Burpple Beyond membership to maximise your savings! At S$99 a year, or S$16.25 per month, get access to one-for-one deals at over 600 restaurants. Know other couples? Split the total cost with them to save even more!
Not only does Chope allow you to reserve seats at restaurants, they also give you access to exclusive deals such as one-for-one promotions only available in the app. From now till 30 September 2021, they have an extra S$5 off buffet deals on their site.
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By Kendra Tan
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