I’ve been asked to update the list of buffets priced at or below $10 so here it is. Since that previous post first appeared 2 years ago, some restaurants have closed, one has rebranded itself, while new ones have appeared. There are a lot of people who value quality over quantity, and probably would not find these places “acceptable”. But having grown up in poverty (I was on public assistance for school meals), I appreciate that there are still low-price choices for filling you up. The following list is in alphabetical order:
The $10 and Under Buffet List
1. GreenLeaf Cafe – 43 Cuff Road, S209753. This vegetarian Indian restaurant has a daily lunch buffet at just $9.90 nett. They don’t use MSG, preservatives, white sugar, artificial colours, or used cooking oil.
2. Hifumi – Marina Square #02-106A, S039594. This semi-buffet starts at just $9.99++ (weekday lunch menu). With every main ordered, you get free-flow side dishes, which rotate monthly (and updated on their Facebook page). If you order from their regular menu on weekends or during dinner, expect to pay around $15++, which is still not bad considering the free-flow side dishes often complete the meal with desserts and salad.
3. iSteamboat – Marina Square #04-102A, S039594. Formerly known as Hotpot Culture (please see this post), this restaurant rebranded itself after let’s just call it a food safety incident. They have a daily porridge lunch buffet with more than 24 dishes for only $8.80++. For an additional discount, you can also purchase vouchers for their lunch buffet on Qoo10, sometimes for as low as $6.50 nett (during sales/specials).
4. Krazy Salad Bar – Blk 190 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh #02-516, S310190. Their all-you-can-eat salad buffet has over 60 items and is priced at just $9.90++ during the off-peak (tea time) weekday afternoons (2.30pm – 5pm). The menu there has gone through a few revisions and price increases since I last wrote about them, but their salad bar buffet is still kept quite affordable.
5. Kwon Geun Sung Korean BBQ – Aperia Mall #01-29, S339509. The weekday lunch special at this Korean BBQ restaurant is just $7.90 nett, and includes free-flow cooked food (if you want to grill your own food, that’s extra). The buffet also includes drinks, soup, fruit, and some traditional Korean banchan.
6. Makan@Jen – Hotel Jen Level #10, S238858 – The weekday lunch semi-buffet starts at $12.90++ for one course, and $19.90++ for two courses. If you make a reservation through Eatigo, and choose 1.30pm as your arrival time, that will give you 50% off (making it so that even two courses will still qualify to be in this list). Since their weekday lunch buffet ends at 2.30pm, arriving at 1.30pm will still give you plenty of time to eat.
7. Talay Kata – Orchard Central #08-04/05. This Thai Mookata bbq and steamboat outlet is priced at $18.80++ (weekdays lunch) but you can get 50% through Eatigo (making it $9.40++). You can also opt for their “cooked food only” buffet at just $10.80++ (weekdays lunch) or $14.80++ at all other times.
Others Buffets Worth Mentioning
8. Moghul Mahal – Khalsa Association, Level #3. This restaurant used to be located at Clarke Quay but has since moved to the Khalsa Association. Their $12 nett (which in essence, is equivalent to $10.20++) weekday lunch buffet is great value-for-money, and the newly renovated venue is also impressive.
9. Vanabhojanam – 101 Syed Alwi Road, Level 2 (opposite Mustafa Centre). This restaurant just started a $12 nett daily lunch buffet with 15 items featuring both North and South Indian cuisine.
10. Al Jasra Restaurant – 459 Changi Road, S419882. This restaurant offers a prata buffet at $7.90. There are 16 types of pratas you can choose from. The shop is 24 hours so you don’t have to worry about going there at a specific day/time to enjoy the buffet.
11. Annalakshmi – Central Square #01-04, S059765. This restaurant has a motto: “Eat What You Want, Give What You Feel”. They serve Indian vegetarian food.
12. Singapore Buddhist Lodge – 17 Kim Yam Road, S239329. This is another pay-as-you-wish place which offers vegetarian meals daily.
13. Free Famous Food. Though this is not a buffet, I thought it would be worthwhile to mention it. It’s a voucher site that is 100% free. You can read more about it here. If you know of any other buffets in Singapore that cost $10 or less, please comment below.