Best Halal Buffets Restaurants in Singapore: A Taste of Nostalgia and Love

“My mom and I sat there, enjoying our food and each other’s company, blissfully unaware of the looming pandemic that would soon change our lives. Looking back, I’m grateful for that memorable evening and the delicious meal we shared together”

Food brings people together, creating lifelong memories. In Singapore, halal buffets offer a communal experience with diverse cuisines. For me, the best halal buffets in Singapore hold nostalgia and love from shared moments with loved ones.

The atmosphere of a halal buffet is both comforting and exciting with aromatic spices and sizzling meats. The sounds of chatter and clinking plates fill the air with colourful displays creating anticipation. It takes me back to childhood family gatherings where stories were shared over shared plates.

The best halal buffets in Singapore offer unique experiences from international cuisines to local favourites. Let’s explore together and taste the nostalgia and love that make some of these restaurants so special.


1. Carousel

Carousel is one of the original halal buffet restaurants in Singapore and holds a special place in my heart. It’s not just because of the fantastic food or the chic decor, but because it’s a place that my late dad used to take me to. I still remember how excited I would get whenever he would tell me that we were going to Carousel for dinner.

The memories of those special moments shared with my dad at Carousel are still fresh in my mind. It’s a restaurant that has stood the test of time and continues to be one of the most popular halal buffet restaurants in Singapore.

Every time I visit Carousel, it’s like taking a trip down memory lane, and I am reminded of the wonderful times spent with my dad. Carousel will always hold a special place in my heart, and I know that it will continue to be a favourite for many families in Singapore for years to come.

Buffet TypeInternational Dishes
Contact+65 6219 3780
AddressRoyal Plaza on Scotts, Lobby Level, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
Open7–10 am, 12–2 pm, 6:30–9:30 pm

2. Seoul Garden

Seoul Garden is another restaurant that I will always hold dear to my heart. One outlet was the go-to spot for my teenage sweetheart and I, and we would often head there after school for a satisfying meal. I remember sitting for hours, savouring the delicious Korean BBQ while lost in conversation with my sweetheart. The cozy ambiance of the restaurant was perfect for our after-school dates and helped us create some of the fondest memories of our young love.

Even today, whenever I visit that Seoul Garden outlet, I am instantly transported back to those carefree days. The food is still as delicious as I remember, and the restaurant’s warm and inviting atmosphere remains unchanged. It’s no surprise that Seoul Garden continues to be a popular choice for couples and families looking for a scrumptious halal buffet experience. For me, Seoul Garden will always be a place of cherished memories and a restaurant that I will continue to visit and recommend to others.

Buffet TypeKorean Grill and Hotpot Buffet
ContactMultiple Outlets. Check Website.
AddressMultiple Outlets. Check Website.
Open11.30am – 10:30pm

3. Tiffany Cafe

credit: Furama City Centre, Singapore / facebook

When I first started my professional career, my colleagues and I would often head to Tiffany Café & Restaurant for dinner buffets. Located at Furama City Centre, this restaurant offered a diverse range of dishes, making it an ideal spot for our team dinners. The ambience of the restaurant was inviting, with comfortable seating arrangements and friendly staff who would always welcome us with a smile.

During our visits, we would spend hours catching up with each other over plates of delicious food. The spread was always impressive, with a variety of Halal Asian and Western dishes, including a carving station with succulent roasts. The dessert selection was the highlight of the meal, with an array of cakes, pastries, and fruits. Those team dinners at Tiffany Cafe not only satisfied our hunger but also allowed us to bond and create unforgettable memories.

Buffet TypeAsian and Western cuisine
Contact+65 6531 5366
Address60 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059804
Open12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10pm

4. Peppermint

It was a beautiful evening when I had my first date with my significant other at Peppermint, formerly known as AquaMarine. The ambience of the restaurant was perfect – dim lights, chill music, and the aroma of scrumptious food made our hearts flutter with excitement. As we indulged in the delicious halal buffet spread of Asian and International cuisines, we found ourselves deeply engrossed in conversation, laughing and sharing stories till late in the night.

Every time I visit Peppermint, I am reminded of that magical evening and the beginning of our beautiful love story. The halal buffet spread remains just as delicious as it was on that fateful night, and the restaurant continues to hold a special place in our hearts as the backdrop of our first date. It’s amazing how a simple restaurant can hold so many cherished memories and play such an important role in our lives.

Buffet Type Asian and International favourites
Contact+65 6845 1111
Address6 Raffles Blvd, Level 4 PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore 039594
OpenVarious timing. Check website.

5. The Landmark Restaurant

The Landmark Restaurant holds a bittersweet memory for me. It was the last time I took my Mum out for a buffet dinner just before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. We had heard great things about this halal restaurant and decided to give it a try. As we entered the restaurant, the warm ambience and the aroma of delicious food instantly captivated our senses. We were greeted with a warm welcome by the friendly staff, and they showed us to our table.

As we filled our plates with various international dishes, my mom was particularly impressed by the wide variety of seafood options available. She couldn’t stop raving about the freshness of the prawns and the succulent fish. My mom and I sat there, enjoying our food and each other’s company, blissfully unaware of the looming pandemic that would soon change our lives. Looking back, I’m grateful for that memorable evening and the delicious meal we shared together.

Buffet TypeInternational Delicacies
Contact+65 6299 7786
Address390 Victoria Street, #05-01 Singapore 188061
Open12pm – 12:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm

6. Sedap Thai BBQ Steamboat

sedap thai bbq
credit: Sedap Thai / facebook

Sedap Thai BBQ Steamboat is a well-known halal buffet restaurant in Singapore that offers a unique dining experience. It’s a self-cook BBQ steamboat buffet where you can select and cook your food right at your table. The restaurant has a cozy and casual ambiance, with a wide range of options from seafood to meats, vegetables, and sauces.

The restaurant staff is friendly and attentive, always making sure that the customers are satisfied with their dining experience. The buffet is affordably priced, making it an excellent option for those looking for a budget-friendly yet delicious meal. Sedap Thai BBQ Steamboat is an excellent choice for casual gatherings with family and friends, where you can indulge in a satisfying and enjoyable meal.

Buffet TypeThai barbeque
Contact+65 9680 4883
Address166 Jalan Besar, Food Centre #01-08 Singapore, Singapore 208877
OpenMon to Sat 4:30pm to 9:30pm

7. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant

credit: Furama Riverfront / facebook

During the early years of my marriage, my spouse and I would often venture out to try different cuisines and restaurants. It was during one of these culinary expeditions that we discovered Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant. Nestled in a corner of Furama Riverfront Hotel, the restaurant’s ambiance was warm and inviting, and the fragrant aroma of Indonesian spices wafting through the air made our mouths water in anticipation.

From the moment we walked in, we were greeted with friendly smiles and impeccable service. The menu boasted a wide range of Indonesian delicacies, from Nasi Goreng to Satay and Rendang. 

We decided to go for the buffet option, which allowed us to sample a variety of dishes to our heart’s content. Each bite was bursting with flavour, and we found ourselves going back for seconds and even thirds. Our experience at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant was so delightful that it became a go-to spot for us whenever we craved authentic Indonesian cuisine.

Buffet TypeIndonesian Cuisine
Contact+65 6333 8898
Address405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
Open12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm

8. Jinshangyipin Buffet Hot Pot

credit: JinshangYipin Halal Hotpot & BBQ Buffet / facebook

Jinshangyipin Buffet Hot Pot, located in Simei, has been a popular spot since its opening in 2018. This halal buffet restaurant offers an extensive range of Chinese hotpot ingredients, including various types of meat, seafood, vegetables, and sauces to cater to the diverse taste buds of its customers. The modern and spacious interior of the restaurant provides a comfortable and cozy atmosphere for families and groups to enjoy a delightful dining experience.

I still remember the first time I visited Jinshangyipin Buffet Hot Pot with my family. It was during the festive season, and we were looking for a halal restaurant to celebrate our special occasion. We stumbled upon this gem and were impressed with the quality and variety of food available. From the succulent slices of beef to the fresh seafood, we self-cooked them to perfection. The staff were friendly and accommodating, ensuring that our dining experience was enjoyable and memorable. We left the restaurant feeling satisfied and happy, with a promise to return soon.

Buffet TypeChinese hotpot with BBQ
Contact+65 6979 7332
AddressEastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, #01-20 528833
Open11:30am to 10pm

9. Window on the Park

Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre halal buffet
credit: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre / facebook

Window on the Park, located in Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, offers a diverse dining experience that caters to a wide range of tastes. The restaurant boasts a halal-certified local and Asian buffet as well as an à la carte menu of international delicacies.

One of the standout features of Window on the Park is its live cooking stations, where guests can watch as chefs prepare their dishes with skill and finesse. The seafood station, in particular, offers an impressive selection of freshly shucked oysters, succulent prawns, and other delicacies. The restaurant also offers a tempting range of desserts, including the popular durian pengat, a creamy and aromatic dessert made from the king of fruits. Overall, Window on the Park is an excellent choice for those seeking a quality halal buffet experience in the heart of Singapore.

Buffet TypeLocal and Asian Cuisine
Contact+65 67338333
Address11 Cavenagh Road, 229616
OpenVarious Timings. Check website.

10. Ginger at PARKROYAL

Located at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, Ginger is a halal-certified restaurant that offers a unique dining experience with its extensive buffet selection. The restaurant’s warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with its delectable dishes, makes it a popular choice for families and friends looking for a great dining experience.

One of Ginger’s standout dishes is the famous Singapore chili crab, which is part of the dinner buffet menu. This signature dish is a must-try for seafood lovers as it boasts a perfect balance of sweetness and spice. Apart from the chili crab, the restaurant offers a wide range of local and international cuisine. 

Ginger’s exceptional service, coupled with its delicious cuisine, makes it a go-to place for a night out with friends or a family gathering. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a great meal, Ginger is a fantastic choice for a halal buffet experience in Singapore.

Buffet TypeLocal and Western Cuisine
Contact+65 6505 5666
Address7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
OpenVarious Timings. Check website.

11. Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat

Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat
credit: Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat / facebook

Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat is a hidden gem located near the picturesque Gardens by the Bay. This halal-certified restaurant offers an affordable and tasty steamboat buffet experience.

The menu boasts an impressive selection of fresh seafood, vegetables, and noodles. Highlights include the succulent prawns and crabs. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of dipping sauces, allowing diners to customize their dishes to their liking. 

With its prime location and mouth-watering offerings, Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat is definitely worth a visit for anyone looking for a delicious and affordable dining experience.

Buffet TypeFresh seafood, meat, vegetables
Contact+65 8180 8112
Address12 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018952
Open5:00pm to 11:45pm

12. StraitsKitchen

StraitsKitchen has always been a go-to restaurant for me whenever I had out-of-town guests who wanted to experience the local cuisine. Located in the Grand Hyatt Singapore, the restaurant offers a range of authentic Malay, Chinese, Indian and Peranakan dishes that are sure to tantalize the taste buds of any food lover.


What I love about StraitsKitchen is the interactive kitchen stations that allow guests to watch their dishes being prepared fresh in front of them. It’s a great way to learn more about the ingredients and cooking techniques used in each dish. And of course, the highlight of any visit to StraitsKitchen is the dessert section, where a wide selection of local sweets and treats are available to satisfy any sweet tooth. It’s no wonder that StraitsKitchen has become one of the most popular halal buffet restaurants in Singapore for both locals and tourists alike.

Buffet TypeChinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan dishes
Contact+65 6732 1234
Address10 Scotts Rd, Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211
OpenTemporarily closed for renovations as of Feb 2023

13. Royal Palm @ OCC

Royal Palm at OCC doubles up as a halal buffet restaurant and a Malay wedding venue. I was once a wedding guest there and had a wonderful time dining there while watching the Bersanding ceremony. 


The buffet spread is a mix of international and local delicacies. They have plenty of options, such as salmon fish head curry, Singapore chilli crab, and oven-roasted herb chicken. And the dessert table also has a wide selection of cakes, pastries, and other sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Overall, my experience at Royal Palm at OCC was great, and I would recommend it as a halal buffet restaurant and halal wedding venue.

Buffet TypeInternational Cuisine
Contact+65 6555 2165
Address1 Orchid Club Road, #01-21/22, Social Clubhouse, 769162
Open12:00pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:00pm

14. Atrium Restaurant

credit: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium / facebook

Located in the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, The Atrium Restaurant, is a popular halal buffet spot in the city. The restaurant is modern and stylish and the menu has a wide range of options to cater to different tastes. 


The restaurant offers a mix of local and international food on the buffet, such as seafood, meat dishes, salads, and desserts. Notable food include the Singapore chili crab and the fresh seafood. The Atrium Restaurant also has an à la carte menu for people who want to choose their own meals. 

Buffet TypeInternational Cuisine
Contact+65 3138 2530 
Address317 Outram Road Singapore 169075
Open6am to 10am, 12:00pm to 3:00pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm

15. Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot Buffet

Before the Covid-19 pandemic when I holidayed in Seoul, I was introduced to the world of Korean cuisine. From Korean BBQ to hotpot to Dakgalbi, I was hooked on the unique blend of flavours and spices. When I returned to Singapore, I found myself not only having post-vacation blues but also craving Korean food. And that’s when a friend introduced me to Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot Buffet.


This restaurant has become my go-to spot whenever I’m craving Korean food. With plenty of buffet options such as marinated meats, seafood, vegetables, and other Korean treats, I always feel ‘kenyang’ and happy when I leave. The staff is friendly and willing to help set up the grill or hotpot, which adds to the overall feel of the restaurant. 

If you’re looking for an authentic Korean dining experience in Singapore, Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot Buffet is a must-visit.

Buffet TypeKorean BBQ and Hotpot
Contact+65 62604247
Address300 Tampines Avenue 5 #01-06 Singapore 529653
OpenVarious timings. Check website.

16. Asian Market Cafe

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Located at Fairmont Singapore, Asian Market Cafe offers a nice experience for diners with its vibrant decor and live cooking stations. The restaurant prides itself on serving up Southeast Asian cuisine with a modern twist, making it a popular choice for both locals and tourists.


The menu features a wide selection of dishes from various Southeast Asian countries, Diners can expect to indulge in local favourites as well as dishes that are lesser-known but equally delicious. With its extensive variety of dishes and impeccable service, Asian Market Cafe is a must-visit for those looking to sample the best of Southeast Asian cuisine.

Buffet TypeSoutheast Asia Cuisine
Contact+65 6431 6156
Address80 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189560
OpenVarious timings. Check website.

17. 21 on Rajah

Located in the heart of Balestier, 21 on Rajah is a popular halal buffet restaurant that offers a wide variety of hearty Mediterranean cuisine, local favourites, and Southeast Asian delights at affordable prices. The restaurant boasts a cozy and inviting atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for casual dining with family and friends.


With an extensive menu, 21 on Rajah has something for everyone. Diners can indulge in mouth-watering dishes such as roasted lamb and grilled chicken, all of which are cooked to perfection and bursting with flavour. Local favourites like seafood fried rice and oyster omelets are also available, as are a selection of fresh salads, soups, and desserts to round out the meal. The restaurant’s friendly staff and efficient service ensure that diners have a pleasant and satisfying dining experience from start to finish.

Buffet TypeMediterranean, local, Southeast Asian cuisine
Contact+65 6808 6847
Address1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133
OpenVarious timings. Check website.

A Taste of Nostalgia and Love

As I reflect on the best halal buffet restaurants in Singapore, a rush of memories floods my mind. Some of these restaurants hold a special place in my heart, as they remind me of cherished moments spent with my loved ones.


Carousel brings back memories of my late dad, who loved the restaurant’s wide range of international dishes. I remember how he would always fill his plate with his favourite dishes and enjoy them with a stupid grin on his face. 

And Peppermint reminds me of my first date with my wife. The warm ambiance and delicious food made the evening unforgettable and planted the seed of our beautiful union later on.

And just before the pandemic, I treated my mother to a buffet at the Landmark Restaurant to celebrate her birthday. The delightful spread and good service made it a memorable experience for both of us.

To sum up, these halal buffet restaurants not only serve delicious food but also hold a special place in our hearts. They are a reminder of the people we love and the moments we shared with them.


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