Fill your belly at these Japanese buffet restaurants
If someone told me I could pick only one cuisine to stick to for the rest of my life, I’d definitely 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 buffet restaurants that serve up a stellar assortment of sushi and more Japanese dishes.
1. Yakiniku Ohji
On days you just feel like pigging out, head over to Yakiniku Ohji – a restaurant that offers both yakiniku and sushi buffets to quell that growling stomach. There are four tiers of yakiniku buffet to choose from, with the cheapest being the first tier ($17.80+). This alone comes with more than 40 items, including marinated chicken, pork, and veggies. The other tiers come with premium ingredients such as Angus beef and harami skirt steak. Get the best of both worlds and top up $17.80+ to any tier of your choice for the sushi buffet. You’ll enjoy unlimited maki rolls, sushi and fresh sashimi!
Check out our full review of Yakiniku Ohji!
Address: 61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, #02-03, Jubilee Square, Singapore 569814
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun & PH 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6251 1736
2. Irodori Japanese Restaurant
It is no surprise why Irodori Japanese Restaurant often sports a queue for their à la carte buffet ($38.80++). Dig into their wide variety of agemono, or deep-fried dishes, and free-flow sashimi that is fresh and thicc. 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.
3. Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant
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Shin Minori Japanese Restaurant is my go-to restaurant whenever the Japan feels hit me hard, and I’ll treat myself to their Ala Carte Buffet ($41.90++). 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 prawn 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.
Address: 81 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-15/16, UE Square, Singapore 239917
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6733 2272
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One of the more popular Japanese buffet restaurants in town is Kiseki. Lunch costs $22.80++ on weekdays, and $29.90++ on weekends. If you want a wider variety of dishes, including rotational items such as robatayaki crayfish and saba shioyaki, opt for head down during dinner. Dinner is priced at $33.80++ every Monday to Thursday, and $39.80++ 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: 6736 1216
5. Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant
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Shin Yuu Japanese Restaurant might be a little inaccessible by public transport, but their Ala-Carte Buffet ($39.90++ for lunch, $52.90++ for dinner) is definitely 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: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6763 4939 / 9688 2996
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. Savour The Hokkaido Buffet Experience at $41.50++ for a weekday lunch and $44++ for a weekend lunch. The dinner buffet is priced at $47++ every Monday to Thursday, and $50.50++ 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.
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The new Ala-Carte Buffet at Mitsuba boasts over 150 dishes, including sushi, sashimi, teppanyaki and agemono. For starters, go for one of their chef’s picks – California Maki – before diving into their hot dishes. Katsu Don and Mentaiko Spaghetti are but a few popular choices. Priced at $41.90++ daily, for both lunch and dinner, this buffet definitely gives big eaters a bang for your buck!
Address: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #03-88, The Central, Singapore 059817
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri-Sun 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 7:55pm, 8pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6227 0388
8. Himawari Japanese Restaurant
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Himawari Japanese Restaurant serves up a banging’ variety of sashimi including salmon, swordfish and yellowtail. Their Ala Carte Buffet will set you back $45.80++ for a weekday lunch and $48.80++ 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: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6272 1110
Japanese buffets that will make even No-Face proud
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Chow down as much food and sushi rolls as you want at these Japanese buffet restaurants. 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.