Half-priced wagyu buffet and more restaurant deals
With GSS and National Day promos having come and gone, September is a bit of a lull period for dining deals save for some Mid-Autumn mooncakes. Luckily for Maybank Cardmembers, there’ll be exclusive 1-for-1 deals lasting throughout the month, involving the likes of Japanese buffets and Australian outback-style grills. Bookmark this list and grab your makan kaki, as these seven restaurants will be offering value-for-money 1-for-1 deals from now until 30 September 2019.
Barossa is the name and hearty outback-style meat is the game. The Aussie-inspired bar-cum-restaurant is situated just outside Esplanade Mall, granting diners an unrivalled view of the vicinity no matter what time of day. Their 1-for-1 promo is valid on mains including burgers, meat platters, and more.
Sitting pretty is the Wild Wild West Burger ($24++), a simple chargrilled beef burger elevated with crisp bacon, juicy beetroot, house-made cheese sauce and a sunny side-up oozing with golden runny yolk.
If you’re in a group, the Barossa Meat Platter ($89++) cannot be beat, with its variety of cuts and portion sizes. Served on a wooden board are a grass-fed Australia Warrnambool rib-eye steak, barbecue ribs, chicken leg confit, and chorizo sausage, each substantial enough to make up its own individual portion.
Address: 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-11, Esplanade Mall, Singapore 039802
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm, Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 1am Sat 10.30am to 1am Sun 10:30am to 11pm
Tel: 6534 5188
2. KURO Izakaya
Situated at Suntec City and a massive hit among office workers in the region, KURO Izakaya is a Japanese gastrobar with an extensive menu that will please even the most finicky of eaters.
Maybank Cardmembers will enjoy 1-for-1 on their rice and noodle mains including their Truffle Kakuni Ramen ($22++) that’s infused with a dash of truffle that’s not too overpowering, delicately perfuming the broth and adding a nice depth.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-604/605, Suntec City Tower 3, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 11pm, Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 11:30pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6235 1066
3. Vineyard at HortPark
Vineyard at HortPark had me at hello with its beautiful garden-like entrance, and interior adorned with potted plants hanging from the ceiling. If being one with nature is your kind of thing, the alfresco dining area might interest you with their wood accent tables and chairs.
With Maybank’s 1-for-1 promotion on all mains, you’ll feel you’ve had value for money at Vineyard. Start off with a Warm Truffle Shoyu Mushroom Spinach Salad ($17++) that’s lavished with an earthy aroma. The Grilled Iberico Pork Chop ($26++) features a bed of roasted vegetables and a 250g bone-in pork chop that’s juicy at every bite. For a filling meal, order their Signature Farmed Poulet ($28++). The plump chicken is brined till tender with a citrus-flavoured herb, then completed with a creamy mushroom ragout.
Address: 33 Hyderabad Road, #02-02, Hort Park, Singapore 119578
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6479 7977
4. Tajimaya Yakiniku
For any true-blue beef lover, the word “wagyu” conjures up mouth-watering images of succulent, melt-in-your-mouth meat. With the Maybank deal, you’ll get to enjoy a 1-for-1 on their Weekday Lunch Wagyu Buffet ($$49.90++ per diner) at Tajimaya Yakiniku, which is great news for both your tummy and wallet.
The buffet lineup features exquisitely marbled wagyu slices as well as a variety of other meats and seafood to chuck onto the grill. Accompanying your meat feast are Japanese side dishes such as chilled tofu, chawanmushi, garlic fried rice, and even sashimi.
Address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Buffet hours: Mon-Thur 12pm to 3pm
Tel: 6377 0070
A fan favourite for fuss-free shabu shabu buffets, Suki-Ya has a buffet ($18.90++ per diner) that lasts 60 minutes, during which you can have your fill of unlimited pork, beef, and chicken slivers. Their Healthy Bar is also well-stocked with fresh veggies, various noodle types, and an assortment of meatballs and Japanese fishcakes.
The only thing more tantalising than an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu session is TWO shabu shabu feasts for the price of one. Maybank Cardmembers can score 1-for-1 deals from Monday to Thursday at selected outlets:
- 11:30am to 4pm: Bukit Panjang Plaza, Heartland Mall Kovan, Kallang Wave Mall,, Tampines Mall, and SAFRA Toa Payoh
- 11:30am to 3pm: I12 Katong and Marina Square
- 12pm to 3pm: Suki-Ya KIN VivoCity
Address: 293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, #01-04, SAFRA, Singapore 319387
Buffet hours: Mon-Thur 11:30am to 4pm
Tel: 6884 5778
6. ROCKU Yakiniku
Apart from being able to grill a selection of quality meats to your desired doneness, setting foot into the edgy and too-cool-for-school confines of ROCKU Yakiniku is an experience in and of itself. The restaurant’s punk-rebel vibes make for a casual day out filled with good food, great conversation, and a few rounds of drinks.
For those who enjoy grooving to the beat while you eat, ROCKU Yakiniku has a live band every Thursday through Sunday, between 7pm and 10pm!
Maybank Cardmembers get to enjoy 1-for-1 on their 80-minute Yakiniku Buffet ($29.90++ per diner) sessions in September, from Monday to Thursday, 11:30am to 3pm. The selection of meats sizzling in their own fats and juices will bring you straight to Flavour Town. You can also pair them with refreshing salads from the free-flow appetisers bar.
Address: 201 Victoria Street, #04-06, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Buffet hours: Mon-Thur 12pm to 3pm
Tel: 6634 3313
7. Flaming Don
As its name suggests, Flaming Don serves up sumptuous rice bowls crowned with succulent heaps of meat, torched to smokey goodness. There are 25 different types of donburi in their newly revamped menu to choose from, including beef, chicken, pork, seafood and vegetarian options.
Our personal picks include Signature Flaming Beef Don ($17.90++) and the Miso Buta Yaki Don ($9.90++) that features grilled pork slices marinated in aromatic miso beautifully fanned out like glorious meat-petals. Aside from these Signature items, their new rice bowls, such as the Salmon Mentaiko Don ($15.90++), feature their first ever squid-ink-Infused sushi rice. For generous portions of sashimi, one can order the Tekka Don ($14.90++) or Kaisen Bara Chirashi Don ($15.90++)!
Prices for their donburi range from $9.90++ to $19.90++, and Maybank Cardmembers will get to scarf down one donburi and get a second one on the house, thanks to the ongoing 1-for-1 deal.
Address: 201 Victoria Street, #05-02/03, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tucked away in Capri by Fraser, China Square, JÙN is a quiet yet glitzy restaurant. Located on the second level of this new hotel, the spacious restaurant will impress with their swanky ambience and walls splashed with red and blue illustrations of modern-day Chinatown.
Variety is the name of the game here with over 70 dishes on the menu. Head here for their level-up zi char classics such as Golden Roast Chicken ($20++ for half/$24++ for whole) and Crab Bee Hoon Soup (seasonal price). Order a main course to enjoy a complimentary starter such as their Crispy Shrimp Paste Mid-wing Chicken ($12++) or Chilli Crab Rillette Kueh Pie Tee ($14++ for six pieces).
Address: 181 South Bridge Road, #02-01, Capri by Fraser, China Square, Singapore 058743
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6437 0823
Enjoy 1-for-1 dining deals at these restaurants!
Buffets and meat platters often remain a mere fantasy for those of us with tighter dining budgets. Good thing Maybank has a wide range of dining deals for their members to seize.
If you’re not already a proud Maybank Credit or Debit Cardmember, apply now to start enjoying a bevy of food and lifestyle discounts throughout the year and receive a complimentary American Tourister Linex 66/24 Luggage TSA worth $260** too!
Alternatively, SMS “MBAPPLY EBA <Name> <NRIC>” to 79898 or visit maybank.sg/applycards for details.
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Photos taken by Koh Hui Qing, Lim An, Maverick Chua, Pichan Cruz, and Tan Wen Lin.
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