12 Buffets To Satiate Your Need To Pig Out For S$20 And Below

4 September
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Very rarely do we find ourselves able to indulge in a full-on feast here in Singapore without a hefty price tag to come with it. Yet, unknown to many, there actually is quite a number of relatively cheaper options for one to eat to their heart’s content under a budget.

Sure, they may not be lavish, let alone the sort of places you would ideally bring a date, but when you’re on a budget, who are you to complain? Here we have compiled a list of 12 places in Singapore under S$20 for you to feast like a king without breaking the bank. We’ve even thrown in a prata buffet for good measure!

Daessikkin
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DAESSIKSIN KOREAN BBQ BUFFET


Daessiksin shouldn’t be unfamiliar to most of us. They are best known for their affordability—at just S$16.90++ per adult for weekday lunch, it is indeed rather difficult to resist stuffing yourself silly with Korean BBQ.

Although Daessiksin may not take the cake as the most premium buffet with the largest variety, at this price, we aren’t complaining!

Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet
277 Orchard Road, #03-17 Gateway
*Singapore 238858
Mon to Thu, Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Tel: 6702 7427
Nearest Station: Somerset
*Daessiksin has multiple outlets islandwide.

Im Kim Junior KBBQ
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I’M KIM JUNIOR KBBQ


If Daessikkin doesn’t appeal to you, then I’m KIM Junior KBBQ probably would when it comes to affordable Korean barbecues in Singapore.

Featuring a wide variety of food choices from raw meats to cooked food—such as truffle fries and chicken wings—S$14.90++ per adult for weekday lunches is a very reasonable price to pay. Did we also mention that they have army stew too?

I’m KIM Junior KBBQ
2 Orchard Link, *Scape, #03-01
Singapore 237978
Daily: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Tel: 6634 0420
Nearest Station: Somerset

Dookki
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DOOKKI


Those who frequent Suntec City would have probably witnessed the snaking long queues outside Dookki. Dookki has over 100 outlets worldwide and the outlet at Suntec City is home to Singapore’s first ever Tteokbokki buffet.

At S$18.80++ per adult, you can expect a myriad of rice cakes and sauces that are all imported from Korea, as well as ready-to-eat Korean snacks. Remember to cook some Korean fried rice with the remaining stew after your first round!

Dookki
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City #B1-107
*Singapore 038984
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Tel: 6266 2425
Nearest Station: Promenade
(*Dookki has an outlet at Clementi too)

Gorogoro
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GOROGORO STEAMBOAT & KOREAN BUFFET


At S$16.90++ for adults during weekday lunch, what diners can expect is up to 50 selections of fresh meats, veggies, drinks and Korean delicacies for weekday lunch, as well as 7 different soup bases to choose from.

The cooked food would be fantastic accompaniments to your meal—korean pancake, tteokbokki, fried glass noodles, mini wontons, nuggets and Korean fried chicken—you name it, they have it!

Gorogoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet
Orchard [email protected]
218 Orchard Road, #04-01
Singapore 238851
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10.30pm
Tel: 6385 7854
Nearest Station: Somerset

Sukiya
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SUKI-YA


If you are looking for cheap Japanese sukiyaki and shabu shabu, look no further than Suki-Ya. An 80-minute buffet at Suki-Ya will bring you a damage of S$18.90++ on weekday lunches, but what you get is unlimited servings of beef, pork and chicken slices.

With 8 outlets islandwide, there is no wonder why Suki-Ya remains as one of the hottest spots for Japanese shabu shabu.

Suki-Ya
6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-183B/C Marina Square
*Singapore 039594
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri to Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Tel: 6337 9969
*Suki-Ya has multiple outlets islandwide.

Shabu Sai
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SHABU SAI


Shabu Sai is undeniably one of the most competitively priced hotpot buffets around—it costs just S$14.99++ per adult for weekday lunch and S$19.99++ per adult for weekend lunch.

We heard that the Tonkotsu soup base is prepared using the same formula as the outlets in Japan and it is a must-try when at Shabu Sai. Otherwise, the Sukiyaki is one soup base that offers a flavourful stock for the ingredients to simmer in.

Shabu Sai
181 Orchard Rd
Orchard Central #08-09/10/11
*Singapore 238896
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
Tel: 6884 6760
Nearest Station: Somerset
*Shabu Sai has several outlets islandwide

Charcoal Thai
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CHARCOAL THAI


While Charcoal Thai offers delectable Mookata a la carte, the Mookata buffet will be the one that will leave you full and satisfied.

At S$15.95 for lunches during weekdays, diners will get to choose from a multitude of options, including the usual beef, pork, chicken and seafood—these you can either grill them as you like or boil in the flavourful soup!

Charcoal Thai
1 Harbourfront Walk
VivoCity #03-07
*Singapore 098585
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Tel: 6222 3880
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
*Charcoal Thai has several outlets islandwide

Bar B Q Tonight
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BAR.B.Q TONIGHT


Should you be looking for something different from the usual KBBQ or hot pot, Bar.B.Q Tonight offers free-flow authentic Pakistani food at S$17++ per adult for weekday lunches. Bar.B.Q Tonight originates from Pakistan, guaranteeing diners the most authentic taste of Pakistani cuisine.

Remember to give the Chicken Chapli Kebab and the Lamb Biryani a shot while you are there!

Bar.B.Q Tonight
10 Roberts Lane
*Singapore 218289
Daily: 11.30am – 11pm
Tel: 6299 5210
Nearest Station: Farrer Park
(*Bar.B.Q Tonight has another outlet at Stanley Road)

Al Jasra
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AL JASRA


Al Jasra will undoubtedly be a place carb-lovers will flock to. While S$7.90 may seem quite steep for prata, worry not for Al Jasra offers 16 different flavours of pratas to choose from. Savoury flavours include Cheese Prata and Egg & Onion Prata, while sweet options include Strawberry Prata and Honey Prata.

Think about it—a cheese prata at any other prata stall would already cost you S$2, so we reckon S$7.90 nett for a prata buffet is worth every penny! Do note that they do and will charge for any wasted or uneaten pratas so try not to go crazy with the orders.

Al Jasra Restaurant
459 Changi Road
Open 24-Hours
Tel: 6742 5786
Nearest Station: Kembangan

iSteamboat
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iSTEAMBOAT


iSteamboat is the place to go for endless comfort in one meal. Their porridge buffet is inclusive of 24 different varieties of dishes—they have noodles and fried rice if you want to load up on more carbs, as well as porridge must-haves such as salted egg, braised peanuts, omelette.

At S$8.80++ for both weekday and weekend lunch, the porridge buffet at iSteamboat is economical for the masses and it will be everyone’s favourite go-to on a rainy day.

iSteamboat
6 Raffles Boulevard #04-102
Marina Square
Singapore 039594
Daily: 11.45am – 10.30pm
Tel: 6338 7873
Nearest Station: Esplanade

Ban Heng
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BAN HENG


Most Singaporeans love dim sum, but what we love more is the free-flow dim sum. Ban Heng offers a splendid dim sum buffet featuring 15 different deep-fried dim sum items, xiao long bao, the crowd-favourite steamed Salted Egg Yolk bun and many more!

Each adult has to pay S$22.80++ for dim sum buffet lunch, but here’s the catch—1 adult dines free with 3 paying adults, so that means it costs around S$17++ per pax. What a steal!

Ban Heng @ HarbourFront Centre
1 Maritime Square
#04-01, HarbourFront Centre
*Singapore 099253
Tel: +65 6278 0288 / +65 6278 1354
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront
(*Ban Heng has several outlets islandwide)

Lao Beijing
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LAO BEIJING


Lao Beijing offers a hi-tea dim sum buffet from 3pm to 5pm exclusively on weekends and public holidays only. Diners get to choose from over 20 dishes on the menu, including noodles, soups, dumplings and of course, pastries such as siew mai and Steamed BBQ Buns!

The hi-tea dim sum buffet costs S$18.80++ per pax, and dining in a group of 4 or more will entitle you to a serving of Lao Beijing Popiah.

Lao Beijing
[email protected] Square #02-11/12
238 Thomson Road
Singapore 307683
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 5pm, 6pm – 10pm
Tel: 6358 4466
Nearest Station: Novena

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