12 great restaurants to visit for Iftar – including buffet and casual-dining options!

In the blink of an eye, Ramadan is once again here where reflection and repentance are observed along with a month of fasting. After a long day of fasting, we’re sure that you would want to indulge in a delicious meal, so here are our top picks for the best places to break fast at this Ramadan.

Ramadan hotel buffets

1. Carousel

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Satisfy your cravings for different cuisines when you dine at Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts! This year, Carousel is offering an ASEAN Flavours Menu that features local favourites, along with dishes from Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, and India.

There will also be Mediterranean fare at the buffet, so you’re definitely going to be able to sate your appetite for all the different kinds of food. Be sure to try the Singapore Chilli Crab, Fresh Sashimi, Live Canadian Oysters, and the Gula Melaka Crème Brulee!

Address: 25 Scotts Road, Royal Plaza on Scotts Singapore, Singapore 228220
Available from: 2 April to 2 May 2022
Price: From S$78++ per adult | From S$46++ per child

2. Ginger

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Celebrate Iftar this year with a feast when you reserve a table at Ginger. The festive menu features lots of local festive favourites such as Singapore Satay, BBQ Thai River Prawn with Lime Chilli, Chicken Wing Perchik, Black Pepper Lobster, and Crispy Ayam Goreng.

Eat to your heart’s content when you dine here, and also make sure you get your fill of Durian Pengat, Bubur Cha Cha, and Cempedak Cream Puff at the end of the meal!

Don’t feel like heading out for a meal? Don’t worry, because Ginger also offers set menu takeaways so that you can break fast in the comfort of your own home. Choose from the Grand Iftar Family Set (S$96.30) or the Premium Iftar Family Set (S$171.20), both of which are enough to feed five people.

Address: 7500 Beach Road, PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Available from: 1 April to 6 May 2022
Price: From S$72++ per adult | From S$36++ per child

3. Straits Kitchen

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Another buffet restaurant you can head to is StraitsKitchen where you’ll be treated to an indulgent spread of Malay dishes served with steamed organic Jasmine rice and Sambal Goreng.

Some of the highlights include Ayam Buah Keluak, Ikan Lemak, Betis Kambing Berempah, Rendang Daging, Udang Bakar, Kambing Bakar, and Otah Otah.

For local favourites, you can expect an array of dishes such as Char Kway Teow, Singapore-style Chilli Mud Crab, Black Pepper Tiger Prawns, Barbecued Meats, Biryani, Roti Prata, Murgh Makhani, and Singapore Laksa.

For desserts, Straits Kitchen offers Baklava, Basbousa, Kasih’s Halva, Coconut Ladida, and even banana fritters and fried durian balls!

Address: 10 Scotts Road, Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore, Singapore 228211
Available from: 3 April to 4 May 2022
Price: S$88++ per adult | S$48++ per child

4. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant

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Savour tasty Indonesian fare with dishes such as Kerang Masak Tauco, Udang Bijirin, Rendang Daging, Sapi, Ikan Bakar, and Peha Kaki Kambing at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant this Ramadan.

The all-you-can-eat restaurant will guarantee that you leave feeling full and satisfied. Those aged 60 and above get to enjoy 30% off buffets, while kids between the ages of six and 12 get 40% off. There is also a prayer room just outside Kintamani restaurant for you to perform your evening prayers, making it very convenient for you to break fast.

If you’re looking to break fast at home instead, opt for Furama Riverfront’s Iftar sharing sets and a la carte selections that are available for both delivery and self-collection.

Address: 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
Available from: 3 April to 8 May 2022
Price: From S$33.80++ per person

5. Window on the Park

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Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre’s Window on the Park is back with its popular Ramadan Iftar dinner buffet, and we’re sure excited about the scrumptious dishes provided here!

Crowned one of the best MUIS Halal-Certified hotel restaurant in town, you’re certainly in for a treat as it will serve crowd favourites such as Grilled Chicken Satay, Malay Spice Beef Rendang, Singapore Chilli Crab with Golden Mantao, Nyonya Chap Chai, and even Roasted Lamb with Black Pepper Sauce.

Conclude the evening with Ramadan treats like the Pengat Pisang with Red Bean Soup, Um Ali, Pandan Chiffon Cake, and assorted Kuehs.

A prayer room is also available within the premises of the hotel to accommodate praying sessions.

Address: 11 Cavenagh Road, #02-00, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Singapore 229616
Available from: 2 April to 8 May 2022
Price: From S$108++ for two adults | S$35++ per child

6. Atrium Restaurant

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Spend the evening with the Ramadan buffet spread at Atrium Restaurant located within Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium for Iftar this Ramadan.

The menu this year shines the spotlight on dishes such as Beef Rendang, Sambal French Bean, Fresh Oysters, Chicken and Mutton Satay, Salmon Sashimi, along with authentic Korean dishes including Kimchi Ramen, Tteokbokki, and Spicy Seafood Stew!

For desserts, go for the traditional ice cream with bread or waffles, or elevate your dining experience with melt-in-your-mouth Mango Bingsu and Injeolmi Rice Cake.

A prayer room is also available here.

Address: 317 Outram Road, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Singapore 169075
Available from:
 2 April to 31 May 2022
Price: From S$47++ per adult |  S$30++ per child

Restaurants with Ramadan menus

7. Permata Singapore

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Break fast at Permata Singapore located within the iconic Gedung Kuning building and enjoy a mouth-watering Nusantara Iftar menu specially curated by culinary director Mel Dean.

Start the meal off with the Kasih Ramadan Mocktail, a delicious glass of Bandung Rose Lychee that is not too sweet thanks to the soy milk that is used in place of condensed milk. The sweetness will whet your appetite and prepare you for the dishes to come.

You can look forward to trying the Opor Rice Cakerawala which is opor chicken rice ball served with sambal hijau and rice crackers, Lemang and Serundeng which is minangkabau traditional glutinous rice topped with coconut floss, Madura Chicken Satay, and Mee Maidin as starters.

For mains, you can delight your tastebuds in the Minangkabau Lamb Ribs Rendang, Chicken Bekakak and Lalapan, and Baked Prawns Lomak Nenas. Our favourite was certainly the Minangkabau Lamb Ribs Rendang, which features New Zealand lamb ribs that were so tender and savoury.

End the meal off with desserts such as Bubur Som Som, Banana Kolak, and Taman Sari.

Address: 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198497
Available from: Now until 1 May 2022
Price: S$78++ per person

8. Swensen’s

Nasi lemak with a twist? You’ve got it at Swensen’s and in two styles – sweet or savoury.

swensen's ramadan specials

This Ramadan, Swensen’s introduces two innovative creations: Nasi Lemak Burger (S$15.80) and Nasi Le Mak Ice Cream Cake (S$50.28).

Other new Ramadan specials include the King Prawn Pasta Goreng (S$15.80), Ramadan Family Platter (S$28.80), Ondeh Ondeh Ice Cream Cake (S$14.80 for one, dine-in only; S$29.80 for two, for takeaway), and Pisang Goreng Keju (S$12.80).

For us, the standout dish is definitely the  are definitely the new King Prawn Pasta Goreng. This features a savoury, moreish spicy sauce that goes perfectly with linguine, cooked till al dente.

Together with the flame-seared King Prawn, sliced chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, and zesty calamansi, this is a dish that we can’t get enough of.

The Nasi Lamak Ice Cream Cake is a natural conversation-starter. It comes decked out with a “fried chicken”, which is actually vanilla ice cream encased within a crust of feuilletine and crispy cornflakes, a fondant “sunny side-up egg”, and actual roasted peanuts.

The “rice” is made up of creamy coconut ice cream and kueh salat ice cream to give you the taste of fragrant coconut rice on banana leaves.

Address: All Swensen’s outlets, while stocks last
Available from: Now until 15 May 2022

9. The Halia

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If you’re looking to have Iftar at a romantic restaurant with your partner, we’d recommend heading to The Halia where you can dine under the orange glow illuminating from the chandeliers above you, and enjoy the cool night breeze.

The Communal Feast Menu is one to look forward to as you start your meal off with a Lemongrass and Ginger Prawn Salad and a Mala Spiced Goats Cheese Mousse, before digging into your mains with offerings including Halia’s Singapore-Style Chilli Crab Spaghettini, Paperbag Oven-Baked Halibut Fillet, and King Island Striploin.

For desserts, the restaurant serves up Sticky Toffee Pudding, Honeydew Sago, Yuzu Cheesecake, Die Die Must Have Chocolate, Saffron Panna Cotta, and Seasonal Ice Cream and Sorbet.

Address: 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569

10. PastaMania

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This Ramadan, PastaMania is proud to present its Ramadan menu where you can enjoy two new main courses – Sambal Prawn Pasta and Curry Seafood Baked Rice. Both items will be available a la carte and as part of a set meal.

For those who prefer to dine at home, you can look forward to the Ramadan Family Feast (S$55) that is sufficient for five pax. This is only available for delivery, and it comes with your choice for four pastas or baked rice, a choice of 10-inch pizza, two Nutty Cioccolato Brownies, and five beverages.

In celebration of the festive season, PastaMania will be giving back to the community by collaborating with non-profit social organisation Badan Agama dan Pelajaran Radin Mas (BAPA). You can also do your part when you dine at PastaMania by making donations in denominations of S$5, S$10, and S$20. The total amount raised will be matched by PastaMania and converted to PastaMania x BAPA Bundle Sets that will be distributed to beneficiaries at the outlets.

The PastaMania x BAPA Bundle Set (S$44) is enough for four pax, and it comes with a choice of four pastas or baked rice, four soups with garlic bread, and four beverages.

Address: Location varies for each outlet
Available from: Now till 8 May 2022

11. Piccante Pronto

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On days where you feel like ending a long day of fasting by sinking your teeth into slices of cheesy pizza topped with chicken strips and cherry tomatoes, Piccante Pronto is the place you should go to. This Halal-certified pizzeria offers 13 different pizzas for you to choose from, with crowd favourites such as the Suprema, Diavola, and Carne.

Other than pizzas, Piccante Pronto also serves baked pasta along with some sides like Chicken Wings, Truffle Parmesan Fries, and Garden Salad that will make this meal sinful yet delectable.

Address: 1J Cluny Road, Cluny Food Court, Singapore 259597

12. Ramadan Bazaar (bonus!)

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After a two-year hiatus, the beloved Ramadan bazaar is finally returning this year, though it will be scaled down with only 40 stalls instead of the usual more than 100 stalls.

Out of the 40 stalls, eight of them will be food stalls, and you can look forward to enjoying Hari Raya and Ramadan traditional food items at them. The Ramadan bazaar this year will be in a fairytale blossom garden theme, so while you fill your tummy with the delicious food, don’t forget to also take your fill of beautiful photos with your loved ones!

Address: 1 Engku Aman Turn, Wisma Geylang Serai, Singapore 408528
Available from: 2 April to 2 May 2022