Wagyu buffets that aren’t out of reach
Wagyu beef is proof that fat isn’t always a bad thing. With its intense marbling, wagyu comes with a melt-in-your-mouth texture, and it makes our mouths water just thinking about it. Because of its limited quantity, wagyu beef has a reputation for being priced out of the reach of us common folk. Except the cattle has seen its price drop dramatically over the years.
We rounded up 10 buffet spots with free-flow wagyu beef that you can relish to your heart’s content. No need to order only one plate because it’s too expensive, or let bae know you sayang him or her by giving up the last piece.
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Gyu-Kaku’s UE Square outlet offers free-flow wagyu in an assortment of cuts in their Australian Wagyu Course ($64.90++). The 90-minute buffet is done BBQ-style, complete with appetisers and a substantial seafood collection, featuring butter scallops and aburi prawns. By cooking on a charcoal grill attached to your table, you’ll get to choose the doneness of your beef, and enjoy that smoky aroma that escalates the red meat to a whole new level.
If you are feeling extra indulgent, upgrade your buffet to their Kagoshima Wagyu Course ($84.90++), which has everything in the Australian Wagyu Course, with additional premium cuts.
Address: 81A Clemenceau Avenue, #01-18, UE Square, Singapore 239918
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 5:30pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun & PH 12pm to 2:30pm
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 11pm
Tel: 6733 4001
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Our second Japanese charcoal grill place is also one of the more pocket-friendly buffet options. Tajimaya offers an Eat All You Can Weekend Brunch ($49.90++), featuring kurobuta pork, tiger prawns and sashimi, on top of beef. At such a price, just going for the wagyu and sashimi is enough to make your money’s worth.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102, Vivocity, Singapore 098585
Buffet hours: Sat-Sun & PH 11:30am to 4pm
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat to Sun 11:30am to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6377 0070
3. Tenkaichi Yakiniku Restaurant
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Tenkaichi Yakiniku Restaurant offers two choices of buffet: premium and deluxe. The premium version is the one with wagyu. It features an assortment including Wagyu Beef Yukke, Wagyu Tataki, Wagyu Beef Sashimi, Wagyu Beef Ox Tongue, and more. Don’t skip their Wagyu Karubi (short ribs), which comes from Hokkaido and Australia, and packs a marbling score of 7+.
Their current promotion features lunch at $69.80++ (U.P. $99.80++) and dinner at $74.80++ (U.P. $114.80++) with free-flow drinks and Häagen-Dazs ice-cream for their Facebook and Instagram fans. The promotion is valid till 31 July 2017. There is an additional charge of $5 on Fridays, weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays.
4. Shaburi & Kintan Buffet
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Shaburi & Kintan is made up of two separate restaurants under one roof. Shaburi features shabu-shabu and Kintan offers Japanese BBQ. Shaburi has a 90-minute ‘All You Can Meat’ buffet with vegetables and sides. Meat options for the buffet include Shaburi Wagyu ($34.80++ for lunch, $39.80++ for dinner) and Special Wagyu ($49.80++ for lunch, $56.80++ for dinner), with soup choices such as chicken collagen and beef pepper.
Meanwhile, Kintan has a Special Wagyu Buffet featuring more than 31 items, priced at $54.80++ for lunch and $59.80++ for dinner.
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Azmaya closes after midnight, which makes it a great hangout for supper. They’re offering loads of promotions this July, so be sure to head down ASAP! For a shabu shabu sesh, their A5 Grade Premium Japanese Wagyu Buffet go at $74.80++. Save some money by settling for their A4 Grade Japanese Wagyu Buffet ($49.80++) or Aussie Wagyu Buffet ($29.90++). They also offer BBQ, with their A5 Grade Premium Japanese Wagyu Buffet ($69.80++) and Aussie Wagyu Buffet (49.80++). Be sure to make a reservation before heading down!
6. Tokyo Yakiniku Haijoen
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Yakiniku Heijoen is famous for their A5 Japanese Kuroge Wagyu beef, which is flown in from Japan. They offer three buffet options, but Wagyu Premium Buffet ($49.90++ for lunch, $59.90++ for dinner) is the one to go for. With wagyu beef skirt steak and short ribs, along with various other cuts, seafood, and sides, this is a buffet you’ll be happy to pay for.
7. Triple Three
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Triple Three features themed dinners on different days of the week, and every midweek, Kumamoto Wagyu Wednesdays takes place. The buffet is top-notch, and features A4 Kumamoto wagyu. The price tag is massive at $88++, but you can expect wagyu prepared in different ways – grilled, stewed, steamed, and more – so you can savour it to the fullest. The wagyu selection is on top of the original buffet spread, so you’ll get all their regular selection of seafood as well!
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Singapore 238867
Buffet hours: Wed 6:30pm to 10pm
Opening hours: Daily 6:30am to 10am, 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6831 6288
8. Kushi Japanese Dining Bar
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This a la carte buffet has an exquisite selection of Japanese food, from sashimi to kushiyaki and shabu shabu. Kushi Dining Bar offers three tiers of buffet – classic, premium, and gourmet. Both the premium and gourmet options offer wagyu that is served grilled and shabu shabu-style. The premium buffet is priced at $61.90++ for lunch and $69.90++ for dinner from Monday to Thursday, and $3 more respectively on all other days. The gourmet buffet costs $118++ for lunch and $128++ for dinner daily.
9. Shiu Yakiniku
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Shiu Yakiniku’s BBQ buffet comes in three options: normal, premium and deluxe. The normal buffet is priced at $28.90+ with meats such as pork collar and beef ribeye. Top up $10+ to get the premium buffet, which gives you access to a wider variety that includes salmon sushi, lamb, and kurobuta pork. For wagyu beef, top up to the deluxe buffet for another $10+, and you can feast on unlimited wagyu, half-shell scallops, and tiger prawns!
10. Shabuya and Shochu Bar
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Right next to Tajimaya is another wagyu fest – Shabuya and Shochu Bar. The restaurant’s Premium Shabu-Shabu Buffet ($49.90++) features premium wagyu beef, U.S. black angus, kurobuta pork, seafood, and sashimi. The buffet is worth every penny with their large prawns, quality beef, and savoury tonkotsu soup base.
Free-flow wagyu that’s worth the splurge
Bookmark this list for date night, your next birthday celebration, or days you feel like you need to pamper yourself. The unlimited meaty goodness at these restaurants definitely lets you get your money’s worth. For more buffets in Singapore, check out these durian buffets, dim sum buffets, and porridge buffets!