Top 10 Ramadan Buffets for your Makan Feast in Singapore

By Aida Othman | 23, May, 2018
Top 10 Ramadan Buffets for your Makan Feast in Singapore

Once a year, the blessed month of Ramadan is observed by Muslims through the act of fasting from dawn to sunset. Iftar, or breaking fast begins with a couple of dates and water as per the sunnah of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The act of having Iftar with friends and family is an affair to celebrate the communal spirit of Ramadan, sharing food together and spending time together.

This year, we went down to try out some of the Ramadan buffets to give you the 10 Best Ramadan Buffets in Singapore. Spend this Ramadan with your family and friends at the ideal Ramadan Buffet that suits your own personal style!


1. Azur at Crowne Plaza

Satay-marinated Australian Beef Short Ribs: Never thought the traditional Malay cuisine could go perfectly with the all-raved about short ribs!

Whole Salmon with Laksa Gravy: To us, this was The Star of the Night! It was so packed with fat and the smooth Laksa gravy goes perfectly well with the tender salmon.

Sushi Time!: We thought Azur would focus on Malay and Western cuisines this year. Well, we thought wrong. If you are a Sushi lover like us, Azur definitely got you covered!

Dessert Station: The cheesecakes, the puddings, the ice creams, Azur has everything. If you think you're already filled to the brim with the main dishes and thinking about skipping dessert, think twice! The desserts at Azur are so light you'll never get jelak (bored) of it!

Azur is back once again this year with its Sedap-licious Ramadan buffet. The delectable spread includes seafood delights, and traditional cuisine with a Western twist such as the Lamb Slab Biryani, Satay-marinated Australian Beef Short Rib, and Salmon with Laksa Gravy. If you love dessert, don’t leave before sampling the artisanal dessert inspired by local flavours - Teh Tarik Tiramisu, Chendol Panna Cotta, Durian Pengat or maybe even try out their Chilli Crab Ice Cream!

With easy access on the second level of Terminal 3, this buffet is perfect for families that enjoy spending time at the Changi Airport. Azur will definitely not disappoint you with its wide spread of delicacies. Come in a group of 10 and claim the Ramadan special of 30%. Also, if you are a Gourmet Collection member or a Maybank credit card holder, enjoy a 25% discount!

Address: 75, Airport Boulevard, #01-01, Changi Airport, Terminal 3, Level 2, Singapore 819664

Buffet Period: 17th May 2018 to 14th June 2018

Price: $68++ per adult | $34++ per child

Opening Hours: 6pm to 10pm

Contact: +65-6823-5354, Whatsapp: +65-9336-3125 or email azur.cpca@ihg.com

Website: www.changiairport.crowneplaza.com

Prayer Room: A dedicated prayer room with prayer rugs is available.


2. Blue Jasmine at Park Hotel, Farrer Park 

Picture Credit: www.facebook.com/bluejasmine.sg/

We are absolutely in love with the ambience of Blue Jasmine! This traditional restaurant is beautiful inside and out!

Panna Cotta: This is our ultimate favourite! We had 3 servings! The Coconut flavour is thick and the cranberries on top are simply a burst of fresh flavour!

Roasted Duck and Steak: The perfectly glazed roasted duck makes all the calories worth it!

Beef Noodles: The beef is absolutely tender and the glass noodles tie everything together perfectly!

Kueh!: Blue Jasmine is the Queen of Traditional Desserts! Everything is so packed with flavour and they are all served in cute cups! We also LOVE the Ondeh-Ondeh, especially when the Gula Melaka oozes out.

Mango & Blue Jasmine Sticky Rice: The iconic Mango Sticky Rice is an absolute MUST TRY! If you are a mango lover, never leave Blue Jasmine without giving this a shot!

Take your time and dine at this casual-chic Thai restaurant, Blue Jasmine. Either choose to dine indoor to admire the award-winning design, or alfresco seating, overlooking the breathtaking skyline. The weekly rotating Thai and regional flavours menu of BBQ Seafood Night with a variety of grilled seafood, Pineapple and Crabmeat Fried Rice, Lobster Kao Soi – Northern Thai curry noodle. They also have the Thai Curry Night, highlighting the Singapore Style Crab Meat Laksa and curry station of Beef Rendang, Batang Fish Curry and Lamb Shank Assam Pedas.

Meat lovers would love the Grill & Roast Night, serving Premium Duck, Lamb, Ribeye and Thai satay. Indulge in traditional Thai dishes on Herbs & Spices Night, highlighting the Tom Kar Gai, Deep Fried Seabass with Lemongrass and Peanut.  Your evening will not complete without savouring the iconic Durian Sticky Rice and Thai Coconut Ice-cream.

Our personal favourite is the Panna Cotta dessert topped with cranberries and their mouth-watering Ondeh-Ondeh! Blue Jasmine is the ideal hang out place with your friends as you soak in the beautiful and chill ambience. Bonus! Enjoy a 20% discount when you quote 'HalalTrip'!

Address: 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Level 5, Singapore 217564

Buffet Period: 17th May 2018 to 13th June 2018

Price: $58++ per person

Opening Hours: 6.30pm to 10pm

Contact: +65 6824 8851

Website: www.parkhotelgroup.com

Prayer Room: Located on Level 14. Very close to Angullia mosque.


3. Iftar Buffet at Hilton Singapore 

Hilton's Iftar Buffet is all about dining with a view. Can you spot the iconic Ramly Burger? The chefs would personally whip up the Ramly Burger just for you!

Missing the old Bazaar Vibe? Hilton brings you back to the olden days where drinks scooped up from a whole big bucket!

Seafood: If you are a fan of fresh raw seafood, Hilton got you covered with handpicked mussels, oysters and of course many more!

Moroccan Food: The Hilton Iftar Buffet is one of the few buffets in Singapore that serves authentic Moroccan food. Don't forget to give this a try!

The Iftar Buffet is filled with chefs that will serve you their gourmet dishes right before your eyes!

Prayer Room

Break your Ramadan fast overlooking the stunning sunset at Hilton’s rooftop newly renovated space in its pop-up restaurant to savour over 90 dishes and 6 live stations (including the crowd puller Ramly Burger) at the heart of Orchard Road. From old time local classic, Bubur Lambok and Ayam Masak Merah, to newly introduced dishes such as the Kerabu and Grilled Otah, you will appreciate this hotel’s team of chefs who have combined their expertise and treasured family recipes.

The International spread also features Indian dishes (kurma, aloo gobi), Moroccan cuisines (various tagine), Japanese (various sushi) and Chinese (dim sum). Round out the evening with an assortment of dessert such as must have Hilton popular cheesecake or opt for soothing Pengat Pisang. Come in a group of 6 to 15 and save 20%! The Pop-up Ramadan Buffet is Halal-certified by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS).

Address: 581, Orchard Road, Hilton Singapore, Level 24 (Panorama Venue), Singapore 238883

Buffet Period: 16th May 2018 to 14th June 2018

Price: Mon -Thu: $68++ per adult | $34++ per child

          Fri - Sun: $78++ per adult | $39++ per child

Opening Hours: 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Contact: +65 6737 2233 or email sinhi.f&b@hilton.com

Website: www3.hilton.com

Prayer Room: Prayer rooms available on the Left side of Level 6, Al Falah is the closest mosque.


4. Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel 

This Indonesian restaurant not only located opposite Singapore’s largest shopping mall, Vivocity – it prides itself on serving herbs from their own garden. Highlights of the Ramadan buffet line are Lemak Gudeg (young jackfruit in spicy coconut broth), Ayam Woku Belanga, (Manado styled chicken - the cuisine of North Sulawesi Indonesia), and Bebek Cabai Ijo (braised duck in green chilli sauce).

The live stations from Sunday to Thursday showcase Laksa Asam and Roti John. Look out for BBQ live stations if you visit on Friday and Saturday for marinated squid, fresh tiger prawn, and assorted satay. Be tempted over a variety of dessert such as mung beans porridge or simply enjoy a healthy selection of tropical fruits.

You can also drop by for Suhoor – thanks to its early Ramadan morning hours. We also love the set Iftar takeaway option (Lemak Gudeg, Ayam Woku Belanga, Pedas Kakap, Rawon Sapi, rice and mixed fruit platter) at $80 nett for 4 people and $40 nett for 2 – subject to an order by 2.30PM on the same day. We think that Rumah Rasa is the perfect place to dine at if you are looking forward to a staycation at Bay Hotel during the month of Ramadan!

Address: 50, Telok Blangah Road, Level 1, Singapore 098828

Buffet Period: 16th May 2018 to 14th June 2018

Price: Sun -Thu: $35++ per adult | $20++ per child

          Fri - Sat, Eve of Public Holidays: $42++ per adult | $25++ per child

Opening Hours: 6.30PM to 9.30PM. Breakfast Buffet from 4:45am.

Contact: +65 6818 6681 or email dining@bayhotelsingapore.com

Website: www.bayhotelsingapore.com

Prayer Room: Very close to Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim mosque.


5. Straits Cafe at Hotel Rendezvous

Picture Credit: www.facebook.com/StraitsCafeSG

Straits Café invites Muslims customers to its first Iftar Ramadan buffet situated within Hotel Rendezvous in the most artistic district in Singapore. With few accolades under the belt such as The Asian Food Award’s Excellent Service Award and SPRING Singapore’s Excellent Service Award, this establishment is the newly Halal certified restaurant where you can try various cuisines from around the Straits such as Ipoh Chicken Rice, Curry Fish Cheek, Penang Fried Carrot Cake, Durian Pengat and Durian Crepe – available on rotational basis.

Especially for this Ramadan buffet, you can enjoy Gado Gado (salad mix made up of fried tempeh, hard boiled eggs, bean sprouts - served in peanut sauce), Chicken Tikka Pitta Pockets (tender and tangy chicken in flatbread) and Ayam Percik (roasted chicken marinated in flavourful spices). For sweet tooth fan, you will not disappoint with Ondeh-Ondeh Cake, Bandung and Lychee Cake, Semolina Pudding, and Assorted Nonya Kueh. Check out the Dine 4 Pay 3 deal if you pay with Mastercard (from Monday to Thursday only).

Address: 9, Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189559

Buffet Period: 14 May 2018 to 15 June 2018

Price: Mon -Thu: $52++ per adult | $26++ per child

Fri - Sun, Eve of and On Public Holidays: $60++ per adult | $30++ per child

Opening Hours: 6:30pm to 10pm

Contact: +65- 6708 7745 or email straitscafe@kitchenlanguage.com.sg

Website: www.facebook.com/StraitsCafeSG/

Prayer Room: Separate prayer rooms for all female and male Muslim diners are available. Very close to Bencoolen mosque.


6. The Halia and The Villa at Singapore Botanic Garden

The Halia Restaurant

Picture Credit: thehalia.com

The Villa 

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For gastronomical Iftar in a tranquil setting this Ramadan, visit The Halia which nestled in Singapore Botanic Garden. Its International menu for Ramadan Buffet and Communal Feast are simply irresistible. For the buffet, some of the highlights are Shaved Wagyu Beef, Chilli Crab Spaghettini, Spiced Wagyu Beef Ragout, and Australian Grain-fed Beef Ribeye. Wash down well with The Halia Calamansi Quencher or the classic Bandung drink. Don’t rush to leave without sampling the sumptuous dessert, such as Lemon Botanics Meringue Tartlet and Chocolate Brownie with Caramel Ganache.

As for the Communal Feast, savour delightful quality dishes such as Bluefin Tuna Tartare, Wagyu Masala Beef, Pan-fried Barramundi, and Roast Rangers Valley Wagyu. Finish off with Sticky Date Pudding and Die Die Must Have Chocolate. Depending on which gate you access from, it’s surely a wonderful pre and post-Iftar stroll (do check the website). Do note that the Ramadan buffet is held at The Villa while the Ramadan Communal Feast is held at The Halia Restaurant.

Address: 1, Cluny Road, via Tyersall Avenue, Ginger Gardens, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 259569 Singapore

Buffet Period: 17th May 2018 to 14th June 2018

Price: Ramadan Buffet (The Villa) – Fri to Sun: $50++ (Adults) |$20++ (Children)

Ramadan Communal Feast: $220++ for 4 people

Opening Hours: 7:00pm - 10.00pm

Contact: +65- 8444 1148

Website:  www.thehalia.com

Prayer Room: A prayer room is available to use


7. Royal Plaza on Scotts (Carousel)

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This sought after Carousel is a local favourite – voted the Best Buffet Restaurant in Singapore at AsiaOne People's Choice Awards for the 7th consecutive year and the only restaurant that received Hall of Fame award. The Ramadan buffet serves International fare including special highlights such as Turkish spread, Steamboat Corner, BBQ main courses (Mexican Barbeque Chicken, Moussaka, Oven Baked Beef Dumpling with Couscous and Yogurt Dip, Braised Lamb with Eggplant Puree), Shawarma Station, Catch Of The Day, and Tandoori Oven.

Delight your evening with the sweetness of Turkish inspired desserts such as semolina cake, saffron rice cake, and pistachio puff. Various major credit card promotion available – do check website accordingly. The Suhoor menu is worth mentioning here if you fancy some local delights, Asian inspired menu and noodle live station. Do check out their special discounts for selected cardholders!

Address: 25, Scotts Road, Level 1, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Singapore 22822

Buffet Period: 17 May 2018 to 14 June 2018

Price: Sun - Thur: $78++ per adult | $46++ per child

Fri - Sat, and Eve of Public Holiday: $83++ per adult | $49++ per child

Opening Hours: 6.30 - 9.30pm for Iftar, 4am to 5:30am for Suhoor

Contact: +65 6589 7799, book online or email carousel@royalplaza.com.sg

Website: www.carouselbuffet.com.sg

Prayer Room: Prayer facilities are available at the hotel. Al Falah is the closest mosque


8. Days Hotel (21 on Rajah)

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This modern restaurant is located in the heart of foodie haven, Balestier. For its Ramadan Special Iftar and Special Supper, 21 On Rajah offers Lauk Padang alongside the in-house fusion of Mediterranean and Asian signature dishes. Seafood lovers can relish on the seafood on ice. Feast on the old-time favourite Slow-Roasted New Zealand Beef Rib-Eye with Asian Spice-Rub, Ayam Bakar Berempah (Roasted Chicken), Slow-Baked Salted Salmon with Tamarind Glazed Sauce and more.

You can’t be wrong dining at this comfortable and nicely decorated restaurant with fresh ambiance. Enjoy further discounts when you book in advance via their website!

Address: 1, Jalan Rajah, 329133, Singapore

Buffet Period: 17th May 2018 to 14th June 2018

Price: Mon - Thur: $46++ per adult | $22.50++ per child

          Fri - Sat (BBQ): $59++ per adult | $29.50++ per child

          Fri – Sat (Supper): $39++ per adult | $19.50++ per child

          Sun: $56++ per adult | $27.50++ per child

Opening Hours: 6:30pm to 9:30pm for Iftar, 9:30pm to 11:30pm for Supper

Contact: +65 6808 6847 or email 21@dayshotelsingapore.com

Website: www.21onrajah.com

Prayer Room: Closest mosque is Masjid Hajjah Rahimabi Kebun Limau, but prayer rooms are available at the hotel too.


9. Fairmont Singapore (Asian Market Cafe)

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Fairmont Singapore has been awarded the 5-star Crescent Rating as a Halal-friendly hotel. Asian Market Café offers Halal-certified authentic pan-Asian cuisine. Choices of Medjool, Ajwa or Safawi dates are provided for breaking the fast. The delicious buffet features local favourites and contemporary regional delicacies (from the state of Penang, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, and Malacca) alongside Middle Eastern, Japanese and Indian favourites.

The Middle Eastern live station showcases Whole Lamb Quozi, Mediterranean Baked Whole Fish, and Turkish Roast Beef Brisket. Here you will discover a wide array of dishes to choose from old Asian corner (Hong Kong Chilli Crab, Thai Style Fried Seafood) to Modern Asian corner (Baked Seafood Biryani, Penang Style Sweet & Spicy Mutton).

The final fitting of mouthwatering dessert proves to be hard to choose from Arabian delights of Umm Ali and Rose Scented Baklava to local specialities Fairmont signature’s Egg Tart and Durian Pudding.

Address: 80, Bras Basah Road, Level 2, Singapore 189560

Buffet Period: 15th May 2018 to 1st July 2018

Price: Sun - Thur: $73++ per adult | $37++ per child

Fri - Sat (1st seating): $75++ per adult | $38++ per child

Fri – Sat (2nd seating): $68++ per adult | $36++ per child

Opening Hours: 6pm to 8.15pm. 2nd seating Friday and Saturday 8.30pm to 10.30pm

Contact: +65 6431 6156 or email dining.singapore@fairmont.com

Website:  www.fairmont.com

Prayer Room: Located on Level 2, at the left side of the corridor passage outside of the Asian Market Café. Or a short walk to Bencoolen mosque.


10. Marina Mandarin (AquaMarine)

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Nestled in the heart of the city, Aquamarine celebrates the diversity of food from around the world. Book yourself for Ramadan Dinner buffet and stand a chance to win a trip to Bali or Belitung – thanks to the collaboration with Garuda Indonesia. Enjoy Iftar over delicious spread which includes dishes like succulent Kampung-style Slow Braised Leg of Lamb, tangy Oven-baked Fish with Assam Curry and mouth-watering Ayam Penyet.

If you fancy succulent Middle Eastern Roasted Baby Lamb, drop by on Friday or Saturday – where you will enjoy the tender meat with mint yogurt, spicy tomato salsa, and chilli dip. Also, from 17th to 30th May 2018, every child aged 12 and below dines for free with every paying adult.

Address: 6, Raffles Boulevard, Level 4, Marina Mandarin, Singapore 039594

Buffet Period: 16th May 2018 to 14th June 2018

Price: Sun - Thur: $72++ per adult | $36++ per child

          Fri – Sat, Eve of Public Holiday: $82++ per adult | $41++ per child

Opening Hours: 6.30pm - 10.00pm

Contact: +65 6845 1111 or email aquamarine.marina@meritushotels.com

Website:  www.meritushotels.com

Prayer Room: Located on Level 4, just behind Aquamarine

If you and your loved ones are looking for somewhere fancy to make your dining experience worth every penny, simply whip out this list and dine at one of these buffets that will suit your own personal preference! Make this Ramadan a memorable one as you strengthen the bond as a family over a feast.

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