The best Japanese buffets in Singapore
If someone told me I could pick only one cuisine to stick to for the rest of my life, I’d go with Japanese cuisine in a heartbeat. I love how their dishes seem so simple, but are so delicious. The variety offered also means I’ll never get sick of it. Even sushi itself comes in a wide variety, with maki, nigiri and uramaki being the most commonly known. Because of my love for Japanese fare and especially sushi, I’ve come up with a list of Japanese buffets that serve up a stellar assortment of sushi and more Japanese dishes.
Table of Contents
- The best Japanese buffets in Singapore
- 1. Yakiniku Ohji
- 2. Irodori Japanese Restaurant
- 3. Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant
- 4. Kiseki
- 5. Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant
- 6. Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant
- 7. Mitsuba
- 8. Himawari Japanese Restaurant
- 9. Ikoi
- 10. Tajimaya Yakiniku
- 11. Rocku Yakiniku
- 12. SUKI-YA
- 13. Kushi
- 14. Tenkaichi
- 15. Yakiniku Heijoen
- 16. Shabu Sai
- 17. En Dining
- 18. Wagyu More
- 19. Syohachi Yakiniku
- 20. Gyu-Kaku
- 21. Kintan Buffet
- 22. Kumo Japanese Buffet
- Best Japanese buffets to try out
1. Yakiniku Ohji
On days you just feel like pigging out, head over to Yakiniku Ohji—a restaurant that offers a yakiniku charcoal barbecue and salmon-inspired menu to quell that growling stomach. There are four tiers of yakiniku Japanese buffets to choose from, with the cheapest being the first-tier ($24.80+). This alone comes with more than 35 items, including marinated chicken, pork, and veggies. The other tiers come with premium ingredients such as Angus beef and harami skirt steak. Note that the $24.80+ buffet is only available from Monday to Thursday, and dining times are limited to 90 minutes.
Check out our full review of Yakiniku Ohji!
Address: 321 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-01, Singapore 129905
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6258 2849
Yakiniku Ohji is not a halal-certified eatery.
2. Irodori Japanese Restaurant
It is no surprise why Irodori Japanese Restaurant often sports a queue for their a la carte buffet ($39.80++). Dig into their wide variety of agemono, or deep-fried dishes, and free-flow slices of fresh sashimi that don’t skimp on thickness. Do not leave without having tried their signature Irodori Maki, which comprises a maki roll stuffed with a creamy lobster filling and rolled in tobiko.
Address: 382 Havelock Road, #03-00, Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Singapore 169629
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6737 2002
Irodori is not a halal-certified eatery.
3. Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant
Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant is my go-to restaurant whenever the Japan feels hit me hard, and I’ll treat myself to their Omizu La Carte Buffet ($62.90++). Be sure to order Ebi Tempura in excess to save yourself from having to get more later, for its crispy batter and the succulent, meaty prawns are bound to make you want seconds. The restaurant also serves up a variety of grilled chicken innards such as Grilled Chicken Liver with Sweet Soy Sauce and Grilled Chicken Gizzard with Salt. Plus, their fuss-free ordering system via a tablet makes it incredibly easy and quick to order more food.
Image credit: Kiseki Japanese Buffet Restaurant’s Facebook page
One of the more popular Japanese buffet restaurants in town is Kiseki. Lunch costs $29.80++ on weekdays, and $42.80++ on weekends. If you want a wider variety of dishes, including rotational items such as robatayaki crayfish and saba shioyaki, check out this restaurant during dinner. It’s priced at $42.80++ every Monday to Thursday, and $52.80++ every Friday to Sunday.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, #08-01/02/03, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 9817 5259
Kiseki is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant
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Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant might be a little inaccessible by public transport, but their A La Carte Buffet ($41.90++ for lunch, $59.90++ for dinner) is worth the trip down. Specialising in maki rolls and sushi, this is where sushi lovers should head to. Be sure to have your fill of their signature Shin Yuu Special Aburi Sushi—torched salmon topped with a dollop of creamy mentaiko sauce. Tip: head down for dinner to enjoy Toro Sashimi, Taraba Kani, Zuwa Kani Tempura and ice-cream!
Address: 16 Greenwood Avenue, Hillcrest Road, Singapore 289209
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sun 11:45am to 3pm, 5:45pm to 7:45pm, 8pm to 10pm
Tel: 9688 2996
Shin Yuu is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant
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Located at M Hotel in Tanjong Pagar, Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant prides themselves in dishing out both classic and contemporary Japanese dishes. Prices start at $45++ for lunch, while the dinner buffet is priced at $52++ every Monday to Thursday, and $55++ every Friday to Sunday, on public holidays and the eve of public holidays. Some crowd-favourite sushi items are Garlic Miso Aburi Salmon and Mentai Aburi Ebi.
Address: 81 Anson Road, M Hotel Singapore, Level 9, Singapore 079908
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:45pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 2:30pm, 5:45pm to 10pm
Tel: 6221 3075 / 8180 5131
Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
The A La Carte Buffet at Mitsuba boasts over 150 dishes, including sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki, and agemono. For starters, go for one of their chef’s picks, the California Maki, before diving into their hot dishes. Katsu Don and Mentaiko Spaghetti are but a few popular choices. Priced at $56.90++ daily, for both lunch and dinner, this buffet gives big eaters a bang for your buck!
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-88, The Central, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6227 0388
Mitsuba is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Himawari Japanese Restaurant
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Himawari Japanese Restaurant serves up a solid variety of sashimi including salmon, swordfish, and yellowtail. Their a la carte buffet will set you back $52.80++ for a weekday lunch and $56.80++ for a weekday dinner, while lunch and dinner on weekends go at an additional $3 on top of their weekday prices. Himawari also offers a sukiyaki hotpot for each table, along with your choice of soup, thinly sliced marbled beef, and other meats.
Address: 991B Alexandra Road, #01-08/09, Singapore 119970
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6272 1110
Himawari is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Tucked deep inside Hotel Miramar, Ikoi is a hidden gem in the central part of Singapore. Their a la carte buffet ($45++) draws in both the lunch and dinner crowds, and has remained a constant favourite for its value-for-money grub over the years. The extensive menu features sashimi, sushi, handrolls, grilled dishes, deep-fried dishes, noodles, and rice options. I’m a fan of their sashimi, which is freshly prepared upon order and sliced into thick pieces.
Address: 401 Havelock Road, #01-01, Hotel Miramar, Singapore 169631
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6887 3788
Ikoi is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Tajimaya Yakiniku
Tajimaya Yakiniku serves up a tantalising yakiniku Wagyu feast that ought to satisfy any meat lover. Their Premium Buffet is priced at $59.90++ for lunch, while dinner buffet costs $69.90++, and includes a mouth-watering selection of well-marbled wagyu slices that you can cook to your preferred doneness. Also keep an eye out for their other Japanese side dishes such as chawanmushi, garlic fried rice, and sashimi. Take note that there’s a maximum time limit of 100 minutes for both lunch and dinner.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Buffet hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6377 0070
Tajimaya Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Rocku Yakiniku
Rocku Yakiniku offers a relatively affordable free-flow yakiniku experience, at $24.90++ for their lunch buffet, and $29.90++ for their dinner buffet, from Monday to Thursday. One of the few meat-heavy Japanese buffets in Singapore, the restaurant options such as beef chuck roll, beef short plate, and pork belly to choose from. Seafood options also include fresh squid and baby octopus, and you can dip them in a wide range of exciting sauces such as sweet miso, spicy miso, and ponzu. Add $3 if you’re dining there on a weekend, public holiday, or eve of a public holiday.
Address: 201 Victoria Street, #04-06, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6634 3313
Rocku Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
A popular choice among hotpot lovers, SUKI-YA is one of the few Japanese buffets that specialise in Japanese-inspired sukiyaki and shabu-shabu. There’s no need to be afraid of spending a bomb here as their lunch buffets are going at $19.90++ every Monday to Thursday. This meaty feast gives access to both beef and pork slices, and you get five different soups to choose from. Dinner is priced at $25.90++. Add an additional $3 to the fee if you’re dining over the weekend, on public holidays, or eve of.
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Serving up an impressive repertoire of Japanese fare, Kushi Japanese Dining has something for everyone. There are over six types of sashimi to choose from at their Classic Buffet ($45.80++ for lunch, $49.80++ for dinner), including snapper, tuna, salmon, white tuna, swordfish, and yellowtail. There’s also a wide selection of cooked dishes that are specially made to order. We’re particular fans of their broiled squid, which was fresh and charred nicely. A minimum of two people are required to dine.
Address: 526 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368216
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6285 6525
Kushi is not a halal-certified eatery.
At Tenkaichi might be slightly higher, expect to be greeted with a variety of meats and sashimi that are sliced to order. There are quite a few cuts of meat to choose from at their Deluxe Buffet, including thin-cut Wagyu shabu shabu, and Angus ribeye steak. Make sure to leave room in your tummy for the sashimi, of which you get to choose between salmon, tuna, and sea bream. Buffet prices are $59.80++ for lunch from Monday to Thursday, and $64.80++ from Friday to Saturday. Else, opt for dinner, priced at $64.80++ throughout the week.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-129, Marina Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am, to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tenkaichi is not a halal-certified eatery.
15. Yakiniku Heijoen
Housed in 100AM, Yakiniku Heijoen offers all-you-can-eat grilled meats for two of its buffet menus. The first is their Rich Buffet Course, priced at $55++. This gives you access to 49 items, including a slew of delicious beef cuts such as short rib, striploin steak, and harami steak, as well as side dishes, for 90 minutes. For those keen to splurge, try their Premium Wagyu Buffet Course, where 61 items on the menu include A5 Wagyu Kalbi and black pork belly for $70++ a person, for 90 minutes too.
Address: 100 Tras Street, #03-11, 100AM, Singapore 079027
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6538 2981
Yakiniku Heijoen is not a halal-certified eatery.
16. Shabu Sai
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Expect unlimited shabu shabu goodness at Shabu Sai’s nine outlets around Singapore. Their lunch buffet prices start at just $16.99++ from Monday to Friday, and $20.99++ on weekends, while dinner buffet prices start at $23.99++ from Monday to Thursday, and $25.99++ from Friday to Sunday. All-you-can-eat meat and vegetables accompany their menu of seven different broths, and every month, a new seasonal special soup debuts for you to try. Dining times are limited to 70 minutes.
17. En Dining
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As one of the more popular Japanese buffets in Singapore, En Dining is finally back after its hiatus. Now located in Capital Tower, the all-you-can-eat Japanese-themed buffet spans free-flow sashimi, agemono, hotpot fare, sushi, shabu shabu and more. What differentiates En Dining from the pack is that its buffet selection has an Okinawa menu, featuring culinary gems from the region that rarely gets as much attention as other Japanese dishes. These include champuru, a type of Okinawan stir-fry, and Okinawa-style Braised Cha Shu, featuring tender pork slices that melt in the mouth. Prices start at $58++ for dinner from Monday to Saturday between 5:30pm to 10pm, and lunch only on Saturday, between 11am to 3pm.
Address: 168 Robinson Road, #01-10, Capital Tower, Singapore 068912
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 4pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sat 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6423 0110
En Dining is not a halal-certified eatery.
18. Wagyu More
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One of the more recent all-you-can-eat Japanese buffets to arrive in Singapore is Wagyu More, which hails from Hong Kong. The shabu shabu buffet destination opened in Bugis, and has a Standard Buffet price of just $23.90++. If you want to get really decadent, then opt for the free-flow Wagyu Buffet option, which costs $46.90++ a person.
Check out the news on the Wagyu More opening.
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #02-47/48, Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 8029 2868
Wagyu More is not a halal-certified eatery.
19. Syohachi Yakiniku
While Syohachi Wagyu Hamburg is known for their affordable Japanese Wagyu sandwiches, Syohachi Yakiniku instead offers a premium yet budget-friendly yakiniku lunch buffet at just $22.50++ per person. Their unlimited rice, noodles, pork, chicken, seafood, and vegetables will keep you and your friends satisfied. The A5 Wagyu beef tasting platter, on the other hand, costs $30++ and is limited to one platter per diner.
Check out our full review on Syohachi Yakiniku!
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-13, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 11:30pm
Tel: 9431 8804
Syohachi Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
At $69.80++ per person on weekdays, Gyu-Kaku offers an Australian Wagyu buffet that entitles you to unlimited marbled cuts of beef. Besides the meat assortment, you’ll also find appetisers such as Spicy Cold Tofu, vegetables, and seafood. If you’re feeling fancy, go for the Japanese Wagyu Buffet, which is priced at $89.80++ per person.
21. Kintan Buffet
Kintan Buffet in JEM offers all-you-can-eat Japanese yakiniku, with differing prices depending on the types of meat you want to have. Prices start at $27.80++ for lunch on weekdays, and $36.80++ for dinner on weekdays and all day on weekends. For the price, you get 21 different items to pick from, including shabu shabu beef air-flown from Australia and the US, as well as pork shoulder and belly from the Netherlands. Also on the menu are hot dishes such as Beef Nika Udon, Tonkotsu Ramen, Bibimbap and more, to round off the meal.
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #03-11/12, JEM, Singapore 608549
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Kintan Buffet is not a halal-certified eatery.
22. Kumo Japanese Buffet
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Kumo Japanese Buffet in Queenstown is always crowded, and for good reason. They’ve got an ala carte buffet, priced at $43.90++ per adult, which entitles you to an assortment of unlimited sushi, thick-cut sashimi, and hot dishes, spanning tempura to curry udon, and even Japanese porridge! Prices are the same no matter lunch or dinner. Just be sure to make reservations ahead of time, as the restaurant is often at full capacity.
Read more about Kumo Japanese Buffet.
Address: 321 Alexandra Road, #01-08/09/10, Alexandra Central, Singapore 159971
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 8pm to 10pm
Tel: 8344 1278
Kumo Japanese Buffet is not a halal-certified eatery.
Best Japanese buffets to try out
Chow down as much food and sushi rolls as you want at these Japanese buffets in Singapore. If you have an upcoming Japanese buffet sesh, remember to strap on those forgiving grandma pants! For those who want some cooking fun at your buffets, check out these BBQ seafood buffets or Korean BBQ buffets instead.
Featured image adapted from @hokkaidosushi_sg‘s post.
This article was originally written on 21 August 2018.