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Rebel Wilson famously said, “The way I was brought up, if you see a buffet, you take some home for later.”

We daresay that’s the way we feel about these cold tables. Especially when the price of the buffet is sky rocket high.

Are you sick of going through list after list of yummy buffets in Singapore, trying to find one that is pocket-friendly? Yeah, us too. But to paraphrase from Eames, it’s not impossible, it’s just bloody difficult. So, we’re here to help. After tireless sourcing, we’ve found these buffets that are below $30! They’re not just cheap, they’re delicious, to boot. Now you can buffet all day long – lunch, tea, dinner, desserts.

Tip: To avoid disappointment, email or give these restaurants a call to reserve a spot.

1. K.COOK (Korean)

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Korean BBQ buffet, one of the finest food hangout spots in Orchard Central. Image credit: K. Cook Korean

Apparently, you can eat and watch K-pop music videos at the same time. How’s that for entertainment? Many regular customers keep coming back for the mouth-watering food and efficient service. Some of the restaurant’s highlights include the marinated beef short rib, chicken wings, and Korean glass noodles. Mouseover to Facebook to reserve a spot.

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K.COOK Korean BBQ Buffet
Lunch buffet, S$14.90++; Dinner buffet, $24.90++, add $2 on weekends, PH eve, and PH
Buffet hours: Lunch, 11.30am to 3pm; Dinner, 5.30pm to 10pm
Address: 181 Orchard Road
Opening hours: Daily 11.30am to 10pm
Contact: 6884 7282

Also read: Korean Food ‘Seoul’ Good That You’ll Visit All Day Every Day! Here Are The Best 8 Spots!

2. Bar B Q Tonight (Pakistani & Afghani)

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Bar B Q Tonight, a Pakistani and Afghani restaurant that aims to keep their culture alive. Image credit: Bar B Q Tonight

Out of all the buffet restaurants in this list, Bar B Q Tonight has by far the highest number of positive reviews on the internet, and for good reason. The food is authentic and the dining experience is unforgettable. One Facebook user even shared, “Even after one year, I [can] still feel the taste of the lovely food.”

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Famous for its kebabs, this is the place to go if you have an unfathomable bottomless stomach.

E-book your spot at this page!

Bar B Q Tonight
Lunch $17++, Dinner $25++, and Sunday Brunch $25
Email: [email protected]
Stanley branch:
Address: 11 – 12 Stanley Street
Opening hours: Daily, 11am – 10.30pm
Contact: 6327 9280
Roberts Lane branch:
10 Roberts Lane
Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Contact: 6299 5210

3. Yum Cha Restaurant (Dim Sum)

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Yum Cha’s weekday dim sum high tea buffet kicks off at 3pm and lasts to 6pm. If you don’t mind having an early dinner, look no further. The food is delicious and thoughtfully made. Some of its highlights are the egg tarts and garlic soft shell crab.

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Yum Cha’s only downside is that the service tends to be on the slow side. No surprise there, the place is packed! Still, we’re willing to let this minor hiccup slide, because the food is glorious.

Yum Cha Restaurant
Opening hours: Weekdays 11am – 11pm, Weekends 9am – 11pm
Address: 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01 Chinatown
Contact: 6372 1717

Also read: 9 Best Dim Sum Places In Singapore That You Won’t Feel Guilty Splurging On!

4. Swensens Ice Cream & Dessert Buffet

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Let this sink in for a minute: 50 ice-cream flavours with more than 40 toppings.

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Can we get a hallelujah? Dessert, here we come!

Swensen’s Ice Cream & Dessert Buffet
Opening hours: Weekdays 10.30am – 10.30pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10.30am – 10.30pm
Address: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-31
Contact: 6884 5967

5. Kiseki (Japanese)

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Kiseki, a mega Japanese buffet at mini prices. Image credit: Kiseki

What’s that you say? You can’t afford a plane ticket to Japan to grab a bite of the delectable cuisine your friend has been raving about? Fret not, because Kiseki brings the Japanese dishes to you. The buffet restaurant has an impressive selection, such as salmon sashimi, ribeye steak, and tempura. Free-flow drinks are also included.

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To reserve a spot, either give the Japanese buffet restaurant a call, or fill in the reservation form. Itadakimasu, let’s eat!

Opening hours: Daily, 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #08-01/02/03
Contact: 6736 1216

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6. The RiceTable (Indonesian)

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The RiceTable, an Indonesia restaurant with a modern Dutch twist. Image credit: The RiceTable

Even though the buffet does not include drinks and dessert, the selection at The RiceTable make up for it. The dishes are pretty darn fantastic. The lunch menu, comprises of 15 exotic dishes like the daging rendang (beef simmered in coconut milk), and tahu telor (an Indonesian bean curd omelette).

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The dinner menu does not disappoint either. There’s the perkedel jagung (corn fritters), terong recap (eggplant) and sotong asa (squid) that will have your stomach grumbling for more.

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The RiceTable
Price: All-You-Can-Eat Set Lunch at $17.85, All-You-Can-Eat Set Dinner at $28.50
Opening hours: Daily, 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Address: 360 Orchard Road, International Building, #02-09/10
Contact: 6835 3782

After stuffing yourself silly, don’t forget to exercise and burn off all that extra energy! Don’t keep the good things to yourself! If you know of any great buffets, drop us a shout out on Facebook!

(Header credit: roy_lukito, words by writer)

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