12 à la carte buffets in Singapore you can check out for a scrumptious, socially-distanced feast

Remember all the condiments and fruits you can take all you want at Beauty In The Pot? It’s off-limits for customers for now, and can only be served by staff because of safety measures.

That said, there are a number of à la carte buffet restaurants that have since reopened post-Circuit Breaker which means we can still enjoy a feast with our friends and family (no more than five per group, of course), all while remaining in our seats!

Ahead, our top 12 à la carte buffet restaurants you can consider for your next outing to enjoy good food and catch up with your friends and loved ones. Thank us later.

12 à la carte buffets in Singapore to enjoy a feast while adhering to mandatory safety measures

1. Armoury Steak House

Don’t even bother with your calorie counter when you’re dining at the Armoury Steak House, because you can pig out on unlimited servings of beef (ribeye and striploin), pork (ribs and pork belly), chicken (winglet, sausage and satay), and baked dory fish – all for just a little over S$30.

If you think that’s all there is, you’re wrong – there’s also a selection of sides you can order from – think fries, spam fries, fried mantou (with condensed milk), corn, salad, and nacho chips.

To date, the restaurant has served more than 40,000 steak buffets so that should tell you just how much customers love the meaty spread.

Price: S$33 nett

Deals: Add additional quality cuts of beef like wagyu ribeye (200g), wagyu striploin (300g) or Black Angus bone-in ribeye (700g) to your buffet spread from just S$12.

Armoury Steak House
Address: 36 Beach Road, #01-01, Singapore 189766
Contact: 8557 3866 (click on the number to send a WhatsApp message)
Buffet dining hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 9.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)

Make a reservation for Armoury Steak House online.

2. Ban Heng

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Established in 1972, Ban Heng has been around serving up traditional Teochew and Cantonese cuisine, preparing them with only the freshest of premium ingredients. Their range of à la carte buffet stretches from lunch dim sum to dinner with an extensive menu of 50 dishes that you can try.

Price: from S$30.80++

Deals: One dines for free with every three paying adults for daily lunch and dinner buffet (valid until 31 December 2020).

Ban Heng
Address: See the full list of locations on the website
Contact: Find the full list of contact numbers on the website
Buffet dining hours: View the full list of dining hours on the website

Make a reservation for Ban Heng online.

3. Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria


Don’t bring your vegetarian friends here because it’s just grilled meat galore at Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria (the name says it all!).

There are about 15 different types of grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, fish, and seasonal meat cut but don’t expect to get a menu to order from though. Over here, the waiters will come around your table instead with large skewers of flame-grilled meats and slice them directly on your plate.

To balance out all that meat you’ll be having, the à la carte buffet also includes a selection of hot and cold salads, bread, Brazilian garlic rice, bean stew, beef goulash, and fresh fruits.

Price: S$52++


  • 10% off total bill for American Express cardholders (valid until 29 December 2020).
  • SAFRA members get 10% discount on buffet (valid until 30 December 2020).

Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria
Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-30, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Contact: 6334 9332
Buffet dining hours: 6pm – 10pm (Mon to Sun)

Make a reservation for Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria via Chope.

4. Don Dae Bak


Put on your stretchy pants and comfy T-shirt for this one, because Don Dae Bak’s à la carte buffet offers nothing but unlimited servings of beef, chicken, pork, and small plates of Korean appetisers.

While other dishes such as fresh vegetables, fluffy steamed egg, Korean pancake, and stews are not part of the buffet spread, you’d be delighted to know that dishes here are all freshly prepared (or approved) by the ajumma owner herself, so rest assured that you’ll only tuck in to quality-assured Korean food here.

Do note that there is a 90-minute time limit for the Korean BBQ buffet, so heed our advice: come hungry and ready to eat!

Price: S$25.90 (Mon to Thu) | $27.90++ (Fri to Sun & PH)

Don Dae Bak
Address: 35 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089000
Contact: 6226 1727
Buffet dining hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 1am (Mon to Sun)

Make a reservation for Don Dae Bak online.

5. Jade

Jade at The Fullerton Hotel is many people’s go-to restaurant for flavourful Cantonese dishes but on weekends, it also offers a special Yum Cha menu where you pay a flat fee to order 15 dishes from a wide range of signature dim sum, appetisers, soups, mains (meat, vegetable, rice, noodles, and porridge), and desserts per table.

Nobody asked, but we’re definitely getting second servings of the Red Wine, Pear and Wine Dumplings, Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, and Sweet & Sour Pork with Pineapple – already drooling just by thinking about them!

Price: S$50++ (minimum two pax to dine)

Address: ​1 Fullerton Square, Level 1, The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore 049178
Contact: 6877 8911/8912
Buffet dining hours: 11.30am – 3pm (Sat, Sun & PH) for Weekend Yum Cha

Make a reservation for Jade here.

6. Oscar’s


Get ready to go on a gastronomic adventure at Oscar’s à la carte buffet, where you can savour a myriad of international and local dishes like tender Pulled Pork with Slow-Braised Onions, creamy Macaroni & Cheese as well as Laksa, Beef Bulgogi Egg Don and Muar Otah-Otah Pocket Bun.

Not only that, you’ll get to dig into succulent oysters, sweet snow crabs, premium salmon cuts, juicy mussels, and so much more too. For the more health-conscious, there’s also a variety of plant-based dishes to nibble on.

Price: S$59++ (Mon to Thu) | S$69++ (Fri to Sun) | additional S$20++ for unlimited soft drinks, house wine and beer

Address: ​2 Temasek Boulevard, Level 1, Conrad Centennial, Singapore 038982
Contact: 6334 8888
Buffet dining hours: 

  • Lunch: 12pm – 2,30pm (Sat only)
  • Dinner: 6pm – 10.30pm (Mon to Sun)

Make a reservation for Oscar’s via Chope here.

7. Mitsuba


Japanese food lovers, trust us when we say you won’t want to pass up the chance to dine at Mitsuba because here are some of the things you can expect in its extensive à la carte buffet menu: thick cuts of fresh sashimi, comforting miso soup, fried-to-perfection agemono plates, sizzling yakimono dishes, and smooth, jiggly chawanmushi topped with ikura (salmon roe).

Only gripe you might have is the two somewhat odd timings that the restaurant has allocated for weekend and public holiday dinners – they’re either slightly too early or too late, but if you’re willing to overlook the inconvenience, you’ll be rewarded with an overflowing selection of yummy Japanese food.

Price: S$45.90++ | S$73.90++ (inclusive of free-flow beer and sake)

Deals (all valid until 31 December 2020):

  • One dines for free with every three paying adults for daily lunch.
  • Ladies enjoy 15% off buffet dinner every Monday.
  • NSMen get 15% off buffet dinner every Tuesday.

Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-88, Clarke Quay The Central, Singapore 059817
Contact: 6227 0388
Buffet dining hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon to Thu) | 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 7.55pm [first seating], 8pm – 10.30pm [second seating] (Fri to Sun & PH)

Make a reservation for Mitsuba via Chope here.

8. Shin Minori


One of the oldest Japanese à la carte buffets in town, Shin Minori’s buffet menu features over 220 dishes that include sashimi, sushi of all types, hand rolls, ramen, yakimono, teppanyaki, tempura, and more.

While not the cheapest option compared to other Japanese à la carte buffet restaurants, the smorgasbord of Japanese food here will surely have something for each and everyone in your group or family.

Price: S$53.90++

Deals: Birthday girls and boys receive a free bottle of wine and a sushi cake (worth over S$85) when dining at the Katong Square outlet during their birthday month. The complimentary birthday gift is only redeemable during weekday dinners, and the e-coupon is presented to the restaurant staff.

Shin Minori
Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-15/16, UE Square, Singapore 239917 | 88 East Coast Road, #02-08, Katong Square, Singapore 423371
Contact: 6733 2272 (UE Square), 6386 7337 (Katong Square)
Buffet dining hours:

  • Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm (Mon to Sat), 12.15pm – 2.45pm (Sun & PH)
  • Dinner: 6.15pm – 10.15pm (Mon to Sun)

Save 20% off when you pre-purchase Chope vouchers to Shin Minori (UE Square) and Shin Minori (Katong Square) on Chope.

9. Tenkaichi


Tenkaichi is an award-winning Japanese BBQ restaurant that specialises in Wagyu beef BBQ prepared by their chefs who have a combined experience of almost 50 years.

With Tenkaichi’s à la carte buffet, you can enjoy various Japanese cuisine such as grilled octopus balls, chawanmushi, sushi rolls, and seasoned jellyfish. There’s also free-flow beef, pork collar, pork loin, and chicken you can dig into with their standard shabu shabu-style buffet.

Price: from S$16.90++ | from S$45.90++ (deluxe buffet)

Address: #03-129, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 039594 | 8 Grange Road, #02-11, Cineleisure Orchard, Singapore 239695
Contact: 6250 8918 (Marina Square), 6365 8389 (Cineleisure)
Dining hours: Varies for each location, please view the full list of dining hours on the website

Save 45% off your total bill when you purchase cash vouchers for Tenkaichi (Marina Square) on Chope. You can also make a reservation for Tenkaichi (Cineleisure) via Chope as well.

10. The Garden Kitchen


The Garden Kitchen serves a huge variety of cuisine, namely Western, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean delights, while keeping prices fairly affordable so you can definitely enjoy whatever you fancy that day without breaking the bank.

Starting from S$19.90, you can select from a menu of more than 50 dishes and if you’re willing to top up a little bit more, there is a premium selection available where you can enjoy either a serving or free-flow of selected seafood dishes.

Price: from S$19.90 nett (lunch) | from S$23.90 nett (dinner)

The Garden Kitchen
Address: 10 Raeburn Park, #01-28, Singapore 088702
Contact: 8125 8827
Buffet dining hours: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 9.30pm (Mon to Sun)

Call The Garden Kitchen to make a reservation for à la carte buffet.

11. The Rice Table Restaurant


Fulfill your nasi padang dreams with The Rice Table’s lunch and dinner buffet menu, which offers over 15 (20 for dinner) traditional dishes that include Javanese chicken soup, beef rendang, curried or pickles vegetables, chicken satay, assam squid, and deep fried egg tofu.

Considering a standard plate of nasi padang at a food court in a shopping mall can easily set you back about S$12 to S$15, this Indonesian eatery’s price is definitely one of the most affordable ones out there.

Price: $19.80 nett (lunch) | S$30.80 nett (dinner)

The Rice Table Restaurant
Address: 360 Orchard Road, #02-09/10, International Building, Singapore 238869
Contact: 6835 3782
Buffet dining hours:

  • Lunch: 12pm – 2.45pm (Mon to Sun)
  • Dinner: 6pm – 10pm (Mon to Sat) | Closed on Sundays

Make a reservation for The Rice Table Restaurant online.

12. TungLok Seafood


If you are looking for a value-for-money restaurant to bring your family or friends for a good seafood lunch or dinner buffet, 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.

On top of a wide variety of seafood dishes, there are also beef, chicken and pork options on the menu.

Price: From $28.80++

TungLok Seafood
Address: 511 Upper Jurong Road, The Arena Country Club, Singapore 638366 | 181 Orchard Road, #11-05, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896 | 10 Paya Lebar Road, #03-09/10, Paya Lebar Quarter, Singapore 409057
Contact: 6262 6996 (Jurong), 6834 4888 (Orchard), 6909 8933 (Paya Lebar)
Buffet dining hours: Varies for each location, please see the full list of dining hours on the website

Save up to 10% off your total bill when you purchase cash vouchers for TungLok Seafood (Jurong), TungLok Seafood (Orchard), and TungLok Seafood (Paya Lebar) on Chope.

Psst… If you’re feeling a little extra fancy, you can also check out Singapore’s first-ever brunch tower with your best mates! It’s available on Saturdays from noon to 2pm only at SO/ Sofitel Singapore. Read all about it here.