Affordable Halal Buffets in Singapore

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Singaporeans love buffets! Who doesn’t? But many buffets here serve pork dishes; what if you’re looking for buffet that is halal-certified AND affordable? Fret not! We have compiled here six places that serve affordable halal buffets.

1. Chickata Makan Place

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Located in Jurong East, the Chickata Makan Place is a halal-certified restaurant that serves a hearty Thai style BBQ & steamboat, complete with marinated meats, seafoods, and homemade chili sauces. Following a change in restaurant concept since March this year, they now offer full self-serve halal buffets. If you’ve visited them in the past, do note that ala-carte and combo platters are no longer served here anymore.

From Tuesdays to Thursdays, Chickata serves 90-minute buffets at a price of $19.90 per adult. You can also opt for their 150-minute buffet at a price of $34.90 per adult.

From Fridays to Sundays, Chikata serves 90-minute buffets at a price of $25.90 per pax, including 1 premium dish for each paying adult. If 90 minutes is too short for you, their 150-minute buffet is priced at $39.90 per adult.

The price for all children aged 6 to 12 is a flat $9 regardless of the day of the week. Children below the age of 5, or 120 cm in height, dine for free.

All prices listed above include white rice and drinks. They serve freeflow chicken soup base, but you can top up an extra $5 for tom yum instead. Furthermore, the weekend menu has more items than the weekday menu. But don’t take bite off more than you can chew! The restaurant charges food wastage at $10 per 100g.

Address: 326 Jurong East Street 31 #01-118 Singapore 600326

Tel: +65 8440 4938

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Friday : 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Saturday to Sunday : 1:00pm – 11:00pm

Closed on Mondays

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ChickataMakanPlace/

2. The Rice Table

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Who says having an all-you-can-eat buffet at Orchard for less than $20 is impossible? At the Rice Table, you can have an authentic Rijsttafel meal—Indonesian cuisine served in a banquet-style that was invented by the Dutch in colonial-era Indonesia—for just $18.95.

You can get a 15-dish (excluding drinks and dessert) all-you-can-eat lunch buffet for just $18.95 per pax. The 15-course buffet includes ayam kolio, daging rendang, ayam panggang and more.

For $29.55, you get an expanded 20-dish all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, excluding drinks and dessert. Beef, chicken seafood, vegetables, tofu and satay are served in various flavours of sweet, sour, salty and spicy.

What makes the buffet special is that rather than queuing up for your food, all dishes are served directly to your table, Rijsttafel-style. This lets diners have a quick sampling of all the available dishes, after which you can order more of whichever dish you like.

Although the Rice Table restaurant itself is not halal-certified, as they serve alcoholic drinks, you can be assured that all food there is prepared with halal meat and ingredients.

Address: 360 Orchard Rd #02-09/10 International Building Singapore 238869

Tel: +65 6835 3782

Website: http://ricetable.com.sg/

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 12 – 3 pm (last order 2.15 pm); 6 – 10 pm (last order 9.15 pm)

Closed on Sundays

3. Aroma Kampung

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Do you love spicy food? If your answer is yes, you must try the food at Aroma Kampung Nasi Padang Buffet. The buffet is priced at $27.90 for adults and $15.90 for children aged 7 to 12.

This Muslim-owned restaurant serves some of the best kampung dishes in Singapore. With their unique traditional Malay recipes, they offer 45 authentic Malay dishes and a salad bar with 13 types of sambal. Definitely a MUST for kampung foodies.

Address: 2 Joo Chiat Complex, #03-1111 Singapore 420002

Tel: +65 8750 0089

Opening Hours:

Daily 10am to 3pm (for buffet)

Website: https://aroma-kampung-restaurant.business.site/

4. Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ

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Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ Restaurant is a halal-certified eatery that serves some of the best Mongolian and Japanese cuisines in Singapore.

At the buffet served here, you get a variety of meat including chicken, lamb, and beef cooked and barbequed Mongolian-style. There’s also Japanese cuisine such as sushi and sashimi, Chinese cuisine, Western cuisine and seafood too.

To add to their wide range of food, they also have a Teppanyaki station where you can ask the chef to cook a choice of Chicken, Cream Dory, Shishamo or Tempura Prawn for you. Another nice touch we found is that the restaurant provides prayers rooms for their Muslim guests. That’s great customer service!

Buffet prices are as follow:

Monday to Thursday (Lunch):  $18 for adults, $12 for children, $17 for students/senior citizens

Monday to Thursday (Dinner): $29 for adults, $16.80 for children, $24.80 for students/senior citizens

Friday to Sunday  (Lunch): $20 for adults, $14 for children, $18 for students/senior citizens

Friday to Sunday  (Dinner): $30.80 for adults, $17.80 for children, $26.80 for students/senior citizens

Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-01, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817 (Yellow Zone)

Tel: 6334 4888

Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm (lunch buffet), 6pm to 10pm (dinner buffet)

Website: http://kublaikhanbbq.com/

5. Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat Buffet

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With an alfresco concept, Marina Bay BBQ Steamboat is a halal-certified stall located at Satay By The Bay that offers superb buffets ranging from seafood to meat and vegetables.

The relaxing atmosphere makes it an ideal gathering place to bond with your family and friends.

They use fresh, quality seafood items, including crayfish, crabs, scallops, prawns, and bamboo clams. All ingredients and vegetables are prepared daily. Free-flow drinks and complimentary ice cream are available to all diners as well.

The buffet is priced at $25.00 nett per pax from Mondays to Thursdays, and $29 nett on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays, and the eve of Public Holidays. Children aged 7 to 12 years old dine for $14.00 nett on all days.

Very importantly, do note that only cash payments are accepted here.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Satay By The Bay, #12/13/14 Marina Bay Singapore 018953

Tel: +65 8180 8112

Opening Hours: 5pm – 12pm daily (last order at 11pm)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/marinabaysteamboat/

6. Flame Cafe

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Since receiving their halal certification in 2017, Flame Cafe has won over the hearts of many Singaporeans with their novel take on steamboats. Instead of a classic steamboat hot pot, Flame Cafe offers 4-Tier Cheesy BBQ Pagoda Steamboat which includes a steamer, cheese dip, grill, and soup.

There are three different options to choose from: Deluxe Buffet, Premium Buffet and Supreme Buffet. Although seafood is not included, their Deluxe Buffet offers a selection of 70+ items including sliced beef, specialty marinated meats, sliced lamb, vegetables, and premium ice creams.

If you’re looking for seafood, upgrade your meal to a Premium Buffet to enjoy more items such as salmon fillet, chowder clams, crayfish and DIY pizza. If this isn’t enough for you, go for their Supreme Buffet for the ultimate seafood experience, including crawfish (mini lobsters), half shell scallops, king prawns, flower crabs and lobster.

Do note that there is a dining duration of 120 minutes. View their full menu here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/flamecafesingapore/menu/?p_ref=pa

Buffet Prices are as follows:

Weekday: Lunch Buffet (Deluxe: $19.90 | Premium: $25.90 | Supreme: $35.90)

Dinner Buffet (Deluxe: $21.90 | Premium: $29.90 | Supreme: $38.90)

Weekday: All Day Buffet (Deluxe: $23.90 | Premium: $32.90 | Supreme: $40.90)

Address: 73 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Level 1, Singapore 534818

Tel: +65 6282 0251

Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 11.30am – 4.59pm (lunch buffet) ; 5pm – 11pm (dinner buffet)

Weekends: 11.30am – 11pm (all day)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/flamecafesingapore/

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