Dim sum buffets from $23.80++
The sweet and savoury morsels at a dim sum feast make it way too easy to wipe out everything without feeling overly full until you’re down to the last bite. Singapore has plenty of dim sum buffets, starting from just $23.80++, perfect for special occasions or just when you want to sort out your dim sum craving.
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. This year, they have made a shift towards offering a weekday dim sum buffet menu as well, and this could well be the cheapest option in Singapore. Starting at $23.80++ per adult, choose from over 30 varieties of dim sum, including highlights like 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 loving Westies.
Find out more about Beng Hiang Dim Sum Buffet.
Address: 135 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-337, Singapore 600135
Buffet hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm
Tel: 6221 6695
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 $25.80++ for adults on weekdays, and $28.80++ on weekends. Over 30 types of dim sum items are wheeled around in a push-cart, so be quick and grab your favourite items before they get snatched up by others.
Address: Blk 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #02-602, Singapore 310181
Buffet hours: Daily 3pm to 5pm
Tel: 6363 1717
3 . Yum Cha
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Tucked within 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 $26.80++ 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 one of our favourites. Note that this is not available on public holidays.
Address: 20 Trengganu Street, #02-01, Singapore 058479
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 3pm to 6pm (last order 5:30pm)
Tel: 6372 1717
4. TungLok Teahouse
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TungLok Teahouse is quite a popular option for an affordable dim sum buffet, given that they charge just $27.80++ for adults on weekdays, and $29.80++ on weekends for over 40 menu items. What’s better is that they are one of the few options for unlimited dim sum during dinnertime, standing out from the lunch and teatime crowd. Outside of dim sum, diners are entitled to premium items such as Braised Whole Abalone with Pork Soft Bone, as well as Crisp-Fried Soft Shell Crab, though each table can only order one serving. A minimum of two people are needed to book a table for the buffet too.
Find out more about the TungLok Teahouse Dim Sum Buffet.
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #01-73, Square 2, Singapore 307506
Buffet hours: Daily 5:30pm to 10pm
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 Double Joy Baked Char Siew Buns, as well as unique items like Deep-Fried Banana Tempura and Bacon Siew Mai. Diners also get complimentary items, such as a slice of cheesecake and bubble tea, limited to one per diner. Prices start at $27.80++ per adult on weekdays at the Ban Heng Harbourfront Centre outlet, but prices increase at the other Ban Heng restaurants, up to $31.80++ per adult.
Check out our full review of Ban Heng!
Buffet hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6278 0288
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6. Peony Jade Restaurant
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Peony Jade Restaurant serves a dim sum lunch buffet for an affordable price of $33.80++ for a minimum of three people. Try their Pandan Liu Sha Bao, which is said to be fragrant with pandan, or their Deep Fried Prawns in Creamy Yolk. Aside from the dim sum buffet, they also serve Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine.
Address: 10 Bukit Chermin Rd, Main Club Lobby, Singapore 109918
Buffet hours: Tue-Fri 11am to 2:30pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 3pm
Tel: 6276 9138
7. TungLok Seafood
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TungLok Seafood, known for its variety of seafood options, included seafood-based dim sum such as Royal Shrimp Dumplings and Salmon Sashimi on their menu in addition to the classic dim sum offerings. The traditional dim sum lunch buffet costs $29.80++. The seafood-based dim sum lunch buffet, on the other hand, is slightly more expensive at $39.80++.
Address: 511 Upper Jurong Road, The Arena Country Club, Singapore 638366
Buffet hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm
Tel: 6262 6996
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. To celebrate the new year, the buffet is priced at $24.80++ per person for a minimum of four diners on weekdays, and $28++ on weekends. If you’re in a group of two or three, it’s $29.80++ on weekdays, and $33++ on weekends. Look out for their Steamed Assorted Mushroom Dumpling with Butterfly Pea Flower, which is lightly coloured with butterfly pea flower extract.
Take note that the weekday promotion will only be available until 21 January 2022, and the weekend promotion will be available until 23 January 2022. 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: Daily 11am to 3pm
Tel: 6696 8988
9. Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant
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Gardens by the Bay is surrounded by a plethora of eateries and restaurants that serve a wide range of cuisines. Majestic Bay Seafood Restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet that will make your stomach happy. The buffet, priced at $32++ per person on weekdays and $39++ on weekends, offers not only dim sum, but also a variety of sides and main courses.
Popular picks include Hot and Sour Soup, Poached Pork Dumplings, and Crispy Spring Rolls. Do also keep in mind that Majestic Bay will charge up to $20++ per dish for any food waste.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Below Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
Buffet hours: Daily 11:30am to 1pm, 1:30pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 7pm
Tel: 6604 6604
Dim sum buffet in Singapore on a budget
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)!
This article was originally published on 1 December 2020.