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With free flow of fresh sashimi and more, who can resist Japanese buffets? Though some restaurants at hotels charge exorbitant prices for a buffet, we’ve found 6 places where you don’t need to spend a bomb.

Here’s our list of affordable and good Japanese buffets to indulge in. At the same time, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pockets!

1. Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant

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Image credit: sethlui

Tucked away at a corner of UE Square’s Level 3, Shin Minori offers high quality Japanese buffet at an affordable price. Diners can enjoy their meal watching sushi chefs prepare sashimi and sushi while sitting at an open sushi bar. Alternatively, opt for a window seat with views to Robertson Quay area.

There’s a wide range of fresh sashimi, sushi, maki, yakitori, teppanyaki and many more. If you are looking for a private gathering with some privacy, call them to book their private rooms. They have 2 adjourning table sitting rooms which can accomodate 12 pax in each room and also a tatami room that can sit a total of 12 pax for a cosy setting.

Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant
Price: Lunch $37++ (Adult); $27++ (Child), Dinner $39++ (Adult); $29++
Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-15/16 UE Square, Singapore 239917
Contact: 65 6733 2272
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-10.30pm

2. Irodori Japanese Restaurant

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irodori jap restaurant
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With many positive reviews from customers, Irodori Japanese Restaurant in Riverview Hotel consistently draws crowd for their fresh seafood and selection of over 100 dishes. Prepared by skilful chefs, the restaurant only uses fresh seafood from Australia, New Zealand, Norway and Europe.  They serve appetisers, sashimi, sushi, teppanyaki, tempura and many more.

Three private rooms that sit 8, 10 and 12 are available for your business meetings or for some private family time. Be sure to make reservations as this restaurant may be packed even on a weekday!

Irodori Japanese Restaurant (Havelock Road)
Price: $36.80++ (Adult); $23++ (children under 10 years old)
Address: 382 Havelock Road, #03-01 Riverview Hotel, Singapore 169629
Contact: 65 6737 2002
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am-2.30pm; 6.00pm-10.30pm

Irodori Japanese Restaurant (Selegie Road)
Price: $36.80++ (Adult); $23++ (children under 10 years old)
Address: 1 Selegie Road, #01-14/15 POMO, Singapore 188306
Contact: 65 6337 7230 
Opening Hours: Daily 1130am-2.30pm; 6.00pm-10.30pm

3. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant

Ikoi Japanese Restaurant
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Ikoi Japanese Restaurant
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Located just opposite Riverview Hotel lies another affordable yet delightful Japanese buffet. Ikoi Japanese Restaurant is located in the lobby of Hotel Miramar. This small and cosy restaurant keeps diners happy with an extensive selection of fresh Japanese cuisine.

Simple, no-frills and usually full house, this restaurant is highly popular and recommended for its buffet. To keep customers happy while they wait for their food to be served, Ikoi serves complimentary side dishes from salmon sashimi to Japanese teapot soup. On their menu, the fresh cuts of sashimi and wide selection of tempura dishes are the most popular.

It’s best to make reservations at least 1 week in advance.

Ikoi Japanese Restaurant 
Price: Lunch/Dinner $38++ (Adult)
Address: 401 Havelock Rd, #01-01 Hotel Miramar Lobby Level Main Wing, Singapore 169631
Contact: 65 6887 3788
Opening Hours: Daily 11.30am-2pm; 6pm-11pm

4. Momiji

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Be spoilt with endless servings of snowcrabs, oysters, Häagen-Daz ice cream and free-flow Sapporo Beer at Momiji! With a wide range of quality Japanese cuisine, you probably won’t be able to try every item in a single visit. You can even make your own waffles at their DIY waffle stations!

The servers at Momiji are quick and attentive. Plates are cleared quickly to make room for more food. If you are looking for an intimate dining space, do book their private rooms available at their Revenue House outlet. Be sure to arrive at 6.30pm for their free-flow beer which lasts till 7.30pm!

Momiji (City Square Mall)
Price: Lunch $25.80++; Brunch (Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH) $40.80++; Dinner (Mon-Thu) $40.80++; Dinner (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH, PH) $42.80++
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #05-05/06 City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Contact: 65 6509 1193
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm (Lunch); Mon-Thu 6pm-10pm (Dinner); Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH 11.30am-3.30pm (Brunch); Fri-Sun, Eve of PH, PH 5.30pm-10pm (Dinner)

Momiji (Revenue House) 
Price: Lunch $25.80++; Brunch (Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH) $40.80++; Dinner (Mon-Thu) $40.80++; Dinner (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH, PH) $42.80++
Address: 55 Newton Road, #02-02, Singapore 307987
Contact: 65 6253 2469
Opening Hours: Daily 5.30pm-10pm (Dinner); Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, PH 11.30am-3.30pm (Brunch)

5. Senki Japanese Restaurant

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Located right in the heart of the city, yet away from the hustle and bustle, Senki serves up a wide range of dishes for its buffet menu. With many items available on their menu (138 items to be exact), it would be best to skip lunch if you are coming for dinner.

Priced reasonably, the service at Senki is efficent. This is the place to go if you are looking to unwind and have an unhurried meal in the city.

Senki Japanese Restaurant
Price: Lunch $32++, Dinner $39++
Address: 109 Killiney Road, Singapore 239548
Contact: 65 6734 5565
Opening Hours: Daily 10.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-10.30pm

6. Himawari Japanese Restaurant

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Hidden in a low-rise office complex in Alexandra, the restaurant is surprisingly crowded at 8pm on a weekday. Premium sashimi cuts including swordfish, yellowtail and tuna are fresh and melt in your mouth! Not only do they serve the usual sushi, maki and tempura, but diners are also able to have a shabu shabu or sukiyaki hotpot. There is also teppanyaki at their Alexandra outlet too! With such a wide variety of over 150 items, including appetizers to desserts, this is definitely a spot worth returning for more! Check out their menu here.

For residents living at Yishun, Himawari has an outlet at Orchid Country Club. The restaurant is open to public and free parking is available. If you are looking to hold private functions, they have 2 tatami rooms and 1 VIP dining room available.

Himawari Japanese Restaurant (Alexandra)
Price: Lunch $41.80++; Dinner $45.80 (Mon to Thu), Lunch $44.80++; Dinner $48.80 (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH), Lunch/Dinner $30.80 (Child), Lunch/Dinner $33.80 (Adult above 65 yrs old)
Address: 991B Alexandra Rd, #01-08/09, Singapore 119970
Contact: 65 6272 1110
Opening Hours:  11.30am-2.30pm; 6pm-10pm

Himawari Japanese Restaurant (Orchid Country Club)
Price: Lunch $41.80++; Dinner $45.80 (Mon to Thu), Lunch $44.80++; Dinner $48.80 (Fri-Sun, Eve of PH & PH), Lunch/Dinner $30.80 (Child), Lunch/Dinner $33.80 (Adult above 65 yrs old)
Address: 1 Orchid Club Road, #02-02 (Golf Driving Range), Singapore 769162
Contact: 65 6834 3313
Opening Hours: 11.45am-2.45pm; 5.45pm-10pm

Tempted to get your sashimi fix? Get ready for a massive feast of mouth-watering Japanese cuisine! Don’t forget to put on those stretchy pants and a loose top to hide those post buffet bellies.

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