Singapore is a food paradise for gourmands from all religions, cultures and walks of life. For Muslim visitors coming to our sunny island, here’s a list of restaurants serving up a variety of sumptuous halal buffets.

For Mediterranean and Asian fare—21 On Rajah
Buffet spread served at 21 On Rajah

Craving Mediterranean flavours and Asian dishes? You’ll want to check out 21 On Rajah, an all-day restaurant that boasts two distinct buffets that are so nice you should visit twice.

To discover the flavours of Asia, drop by for lunch on a weekday. The restaurant’s Weekday Lunch Buffet is famous for its 21 Spiced Basmati Rice and a savoury combination of accompanying dishes, including ikan gulai (fish served in a spicy red curry), prime beef ribeye from New Zealand and barbequed chicken.

If you’d like to embark on a Mediterranean culinary adventure, visit the restaurant during dinner, and partake in seafood, salads and Spanish staples like paella and churros.

S$35++ and above. Prices subject to change, please contact restaurant for details.

Days Hotel by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park. 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133. +65 6808 6847.
Daily 6-10.30am, noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm.


For meat lovers—Kublai Khan

You can’t conquer half the world without getting your fill of protein… or at least, that seems to be the reasoning behind this charmingly-named establishment.

Meat lovers are bound to have a field day at this buffet—the highlight is undoubtedly its ‘Mongolian’-styled barbeque, which boasts assorted cuts of beef, chicken and lamb.

Besides a smorgasbord of meat, the restaurant also serves up Japanese and Chinese fare, ranging from fresh sashimi to spicy Sze Chuan Chicken.

S$18++ and above. Prices subject to change, please contact restaurant for details.

Clarke Quay Central. 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-01 Yellow Zone, Singapore 059817. +65 6334 4888.
Daily 11.30am-3pm, 6-10pm.


For local and regional seafood dishes—Asian Market Café
Wide interior shot of Asian Market Café

Depending on the region of Asia that you visit, you’re bound to come across a novel method of preparing seafood, from spice-laden Southeast Asian dishes to traditional Chinese techniques, which foregrounds the freshness of the produce.

These varied methods of seafood preparation come together in the Lion City, with its Indian, Chinese, Malaysian and Peranakan food cultures. Taste what each culture has to offer at the Asian Market Café, in Fairmont Singapore Hotel.

It’s hard to pick a favourite from the extensive spread here, but do remember to save space for a portion of chilli crab, arguably Singapore’s most iconic seafood dish. Eat it like a local by using a mantou (Chinese steamed bun) to sop up the spicy gravy. Other Asian staples to whet your appetite include Assam Fish Head and Hong Kong-style steamed seabass.

Other seafood classics to try include marinated sotong (squid) in fiery sambal (chilli paste), seafood fried rice, steamed seabass and Penang prawn noodles.

S$65++ and above. Prices subject to change, please contact restaurant for details.

Fairmont Singapore. 80 Bras Basah Road Level 2, Singapore 189560. +65 6339 7777.
Mon-Thu noon-2.30pm, 6-10pm; Fri noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm; Sat noon-4pm, 6-10.30pm; Sun noon-4pm, 6-10pm.


For local cuisine—StraitsKitchen
Wide shot of entrance of StraitsKitchen

Singaporean cuisine is a delicious mix of multicultural flavours that hearken from all across Asia. To experience this unique tapestry of different tastes for yourself, have a meal at StraitsKitchen.

Foodies who’re interested in the intricacies of food preparation will be able to witness a feast being whipped up before their eyes, as the establishment’s brigade of veteran hawkers display their chops from live theatre kitchens.

Noted as one of Singapore’s most popular buffets, this eatery boasts a medley of traditional staples and beloved hawker fare, which means that you’ll be able to taste a wide variety of flavours from different ethnicities, without worrying about dietary restrictions.

Tuck in to a plate of Hainanese chicken rice, sop up an assortment of curries with roti prata (South Indian flatbread) and end your meal on a sweet note with Malay desserts like kueh lapis (layered cake) and pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge).

S$56++ and above. Prices subject to change, please contact restaurant for details.

Grand Hyatt Singapore. 10 Scotts Road Lobby Level, Singapore 228211. +65 6738 1234.
Mon-Fri 6.30-10.30am, noon-2.30pm, 6-10.30pm; Sat & Sun 6.30-11am, 12.30-3pm, 6-10.30pm.


For Peranakan fare—Katong Kitchen
An array of food served at Katong Kitchen

If you’d like to learn more about a food culture that’s unique to Southeast Asia, be sure to sample Peranakan* fare at Katong Kitchen, the establishment that serves up myriad nonya delicacies alongside Western, Japanese and Macanese dishes.

Mix and match flavours at the rojak petis (the Chinese version of a sweet and savoury salad, consisting of fruits, vegetables and dough fritters) station to create your own interpretation of this popular local dish. Next, try a flavourful portion of ayam buah keluak (chicken in spicy tamarind gravy, made with seeds from the kepayang tree). For dessert, partake in an assortment of traditional nonya kueh (bite-sized snacks or dessert).

S$40++ and above. Prices subject to change, please contact restaurant for details.

*The term is an Indonesian/Malay word that means “local born”, which generally refers to people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage.

Village Hotel Katong. 25 Marine Parade Road Level 4, Singapore 449536. +65 6551 2141.
Mon-Fri 6.30-10.30am, noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10pm; Sat & Sun 6.30-10.30am, noon-3pm, 6.30-10pm.


For local desserts and international seafood—AquaMarine
Wide shot of chef grilling satay at AquaMarine

Experience flavours from all across the globe at AquaMarine, an international buffet that’s ideal for travellers who love diverse tastes.

There’s a plethora of different dishes to choose from, but seafood’s the name of the game at this restaurant. The spread here includes Alaskan king crab legs, black mussels from France and a range of Japanese sushi and sashimi.

Dessert lovers can indulge in an assortment of pastries, ice creams and other sweet treats—we recommend sampling the durian pengat (durian cooked in a concoction of coconut milk and sugar), made from what Singaporeans dub ‘the king of fruits’. Visitors who find durians overly pungent for their palette could well be won over by this lusciously decadent treat.

S$60++ and above. Prices subject to change, please contact restaurant for details.

Marina Mandarin Singapore. 6 Raffles Boulevard Level 4, Singapore 039594. +65 6845 1111.
Mon-Fri 6.30-10.30am, noon-2.30pm, 6.30-10pm; Sat & Sun 6.30-10.30am, noon-3pm, 6.30-10pm.