Dim sum buffets in Singapore
If, like me, you would die happy if you had all the dim sum you could eat, Singapore has plenty of dim sum buffets, starting from just $26.80++, that are perfect for any occasion. Here is a complete guide on where to get affordable dim sum buffets in Singapore.
1. Beng Hiang Restaurant
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Beng Hiang Family Restaurant has over 40 years of history preparing Singaporean-Hokkien fare. They have also made a shift towards offering a dim sum buffet menu as well, and this could very much be the cheapest option in Singapore. Starting at $26.80++ per adult━the lowest price on this list━from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and $30.80++ per adult from Fridays to Sundays, you can choose from over 30 varieties of dim sum, including highlights such as the classic Siew Mai, and Kong Ba Bao. One caveat is that the restaurant is located in Jurong East, but this is no issue for hungry, dim sum lovers.
Address: 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-337, Singapore 600135
Buffet hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm
Tel: 6221 6695
Beng Hiang Family Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Swatow Seafood
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One might think seafood would be the specialty of Swatow Seafood Restaurant, but they are more commonly known for dishing out affordable dim sum. Drop by for their Dim Sum High Tea Buffet that’s available daily, at $28.80++ for adults on weekdays, and $31.80++ on weekends. Over 30 types of dim sum items are wheeled around in a pushcart, so be quick and grab your favourite items before they get snatched up by others.
Address: 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #02-602, Singapore 310181
Buffet hours: Daily 3pm to 5pm
Tel: 6363 1717
Swatow Seafood Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
3 . Yum Cha
Located in Chinatown, Yum Cha offers traditional Cantonese dim sum. Order your favourite bite-sized delicacies off their dim sum menu during their Dim Sum Buffet, available on weekdays at $30.80++ per adult. If dim sum is not your thing, they offer other dishes such as Crispy Roast Pork and Prawn Wanton Crisp too, the latter being a fan favourite. If you’re in the mood to get dim sum for dinner, check out their Weekday Dinner Buffet ($32.80++) at the Changi outlet. Alongside their selection of dim sum, you can try their other dishes such as Claypot Herbal Prawn, Seafood Fried Rice and more.
Check out our Yum Cha review!
Website | Full list of outlets
Buffet hours: (Chinatown) Tue-Fri 3pm to 6pm, (Changi) Tue-Fri 5:30pm to 10pm
Yum Cha is not a halal-certified eatery.
4. TungLok Teahouse
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TungLok Teahouse is quite a popular option for a hearty dim sum buffet, given that they have over 40 items on the menu. It’s priced at $36.80++ for adults on Mondays to Thursdays, and $39.80++ on Fridays to Sundays.
What’s better is that they are one of the few options for unlimited dim sum during dinnertime, which puts them head and shoulders above those catering to just the lunch and teatime crowd. Do note that a minimum of two people are needed to book a table for the buffet. Outside of dim sum, diners are entitled to premium items such as their signature Seafood Treasure Bowl ($48.80++), as well as Braised Rice Vermicelli with Seafood ($26.80++).
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #01-73, Square 2, Singapore 307506
Buffet hours: (High Tea Buffet) Sat-Sun 3pm to 5pm, (Dinner Buffet) Mon-Fri 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6893 1123
TungLok Teahouse is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Ban Heng
As much as gorging on over 40 dim sum items during an All You Can Eat Dim Sum Buffet sounds like a good plan, Ban Heng charges extra for food wastage, so order only what you can stomach! Expect a wide range of dim sum items such as Steamed Salted Egg Yolk “Liu Sha” Bun and Deep-Fried Banana & Red Bean Roll.
Diners also get complimentary items, such as a slice of cheesecake and bubble tea, limited to one per diner. Prices start at $34.80++ per adult on weekdays at the Ban Heng Orchid Country Club outlet, and at $35.80++ per adult at their Ban Heng Boon Keng outlet.
Check out our Ban Heng review!
Website | Full list of locations
Buffet hours: (Orchird Country Club) Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9:30pm (Boon Keng) Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Ban Heng is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. The Buffet Restaurant
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Located in M Hotel Singapore City Centre, The Buffet Restaurant offers halal dim sum buffet for lunch. Indulge in more than 20 different items on the menu, priced at $38++ per adult on Thursdays and Fridays and $48++ per adult on weekends.
The Buffet Restaurant boasts a myriad of options from classics such as Chicken Siew Mai and Chicken Char Siew Pau to unique items such as Country-style Sweet Potato Prawns and Coriander Dumplings. Besides that, there’s also the live station which serves their Chef’s Singapore-style Laksa, Chilli Oil Dumplings, and other options including soups, porridge, and sides such as Prawn Paste Chicken Wing and more.
For dessert, opt for their Pandan Kueh Lapis, which is said to be fragrant with pandan, or their D24 Durian Mochi which is only available on weekends.
Address: 81 Anson Road, Level 2, M Hotel Singapore, Singapore 079908
Buffet hours: Thurs-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 1pm, 1:30pm to 3pm
Tel: 6500 6116
The Buffet Restaurant is a halal-certified restaurant.
7. TungLok Seafood
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TungLok Seafood, known for its variety of seafood options, includes seafood-based dim sum such as Royal Shrimp Dumplings and Salmon Sashimi on their menu in addition to the classic dim sum offerings. This A La Carte Dim Sum Lunch Buffet, priced at $39.80++ per adult, is available at three of their outlets: Orchard Central, Park Regis Singapore, and Paya Lebar Quarter. Other than just dim sum, there’s also a wide selection of side dishes included in the buffet. Options include Stir-fried Squid with Sambal Sauce, Prawn Paste Chicken Wing, Crispy Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk and more.
Website | Full list of outlets
Buffet hours: (Orchard Central) Mon-Sat 11:15am to 3pm, Sun 10:30am to 3pm (Park Regis) (Paya Lebar Quarter) Daily 11:15am to 12:45pm, 1pm to 2:30pm
TungLok Seafood is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Jia He Chinese Restaurant
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Jia He Chinese Restaurant occasionally offers dim sum buffet promotions for both weekdays and weekends, allowing you to feast to your heart’s content.
Here, the more friends you bring along, the more affordable it becomes! Their Weekend & Public Holiday Dim Sum Brunch buffet is priced from $36++ for a minimum of four people, or $45.80++ for a minimum of two people. With this buffet, you can enjoy unlimited servings of dim sum, including options such as Fried Carrot Cake with X.O. Sauce, and Deep-fried Beancurd Cube with Spices. Do note that some dishes are available in limited servings. Besides that, there’s also soup, and dessert included in the buffet too.
Important note: the current weekday promotion will only be available until 31 October 2023, and the weekend promotion, until 29 October 2023. For more updates, check out their Facebook page.
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #01-14/15/16, One Farrer Hotel Connexion, Singapore 217562
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri from 11am, Sat-Sun 10:45am to 12:45pm, 1pm to 3pm
Tel: 6694 8988
Jia He Chinese Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Sum Dim Sum
Sum Dim Sum, a contender comparable to Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant and Dim Sum Haus, has a dim sum buffet outlet in Punggol where the buffet is priced at $28.80++ a diner. Enjoy the sunset and music while having some freshly house-made dim sum classics that include Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf and stir-fried dishes such as Shrimp String Beans and Vegetable with Oyster Sauce. Other popular picks include Wolfberry with Mushroom Siew Mai, Pan Fried Carrot Cake, and Golden Custard Bun.
Not only do they serve dim sum, but they also have zi char options such as Hor Fun with Gravy Egg ($13.10++), Seafood White Bee Hoon ($13.10++) and more.
Check out our Sum Dim Sum review!
Address: 50 Punggol East, Punggol East Container Park, Singapore 828826
Buffet hours: Daily 4:30pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 9005 9381
Sum Dim Sum is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Man Fu Yuan
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If you’re looking for a lavish buffet to enjoy with your family, head over to Man Fu Yuan Restaurant, a Michelin-recommended restaurant in InterContinental Singapore during the weekends. While it may be on the pricier side, their all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet that’s priced at $73++ per adult will definitely make your stomach happy with their premium offerings.
Some must-tries on their menu include Crispy Prawn Bean Curd Roll with Wasabi Mayonnaise, Wok-fried Radish Cake with X.O. Chilli Sauce, and Honey-glazed Pork Belly. Those who prefer steamed dim sum can get Prawn and Pork Siew Mai with Tobiko, or Steamed Spare Ribs with Yam that’s drizzled in black bean sauce.
Alternatively, there are also mains and roasts to go for, such as Braised Corn-fed “Yuen” Chicken that’s stewed with rose dew wine and soya sauce.
Address: 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Level 2, Singapore 188966
Buffet hours: Sat-Sun 11:30am to 3pm
Tel: 6825 1008
Man Fu Yuan is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to get affordable dim sum buffets in Singapore
It’s time to put on those wide mom jeans or a forgiving flare dress and head down to one of the dim sum buffets mentioned above with your family or a group of pang yao (friends)!
For more dim sum-related goodness, visit Hong Ji Handmade Dim Sum Bao, where you get handmade bao and dim sum from $1. If you’re hungry for more buffets, read our guide to the best buffets in Singapore!
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