Originally a forested area with swamps and sand quarries, today Tampines is a bustling commercial centre and one of the most populous neighbourhoods in Singapore. Known for its wide range of amenities, Tampines draws the crowds with its shopping malls, lifestyle destinations and eateries. Of course, this also means that for those who are looking to eat to their heart’s content, you have several buffet options to pick from. From free-flow wagyu to BBQ seafood, sukiyaki and Korean hotpot, here are seven buffets in Tampines to check out!
Miss the days of BBQ at Marina South? Head over to 777 BBQ Steamboat Buffet Live Seafood at Tampines, where they not only have seafood on ice, marinated meat but also ala carte live seafood cooked upon order. Prices are also incredibly reasonable for what they offer – it starts from just $23.80++ per pax on weekdays! Seafood items include scallops, bamboo clams, lala, mussels, flower crabs, sotong, slipper lobster and prawns. They are incredibly fresh and taste of a natural oceanic sweetness after kissing the grill!
Halal-certified Jin Shang Yi Pin at Eastpoint Mall has six different soup bases to choose from, brewed using a mix of herbs and spices. If you prefer your hotpot buffet to also be a barbeque, the restaurant comes through with a barbeque grill add-on. With a large variety of meats, vegetables, and other hotpot goodies, you can eat to your heart’s content from just $35 – no GST or service charge!
Craving for a buffet but can't decide between if you want to go for KBBQ or hotpot? Why not both! Halal-certified Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot at NTUC Income@Tampines Junction is here to whet your appetite. Take your pick from a wide variety of items such as bulgogi beef, Mongolian beef, marinated chicken along with seafood, mushrooms, and greens. Prices start from just 18.90++ for weekday lunch and $28.90++ for dinner!
Suki-Ya provides a hearty hotpot buffet experience at an affordable price, starting from $22.90++. Its unique shabu-shabu is a must-try for all hotpot lovers, and it complements the high quality meats that they provide. For soup bases, sukiyaki and Tokyo miso broth are some of the most popular. Alongside unlimited servings of meat, health-conscious diners will also be glad to know that Suki-Ya has a vegetables bar that's decked out in a wide selection of veggies!
Chances are you might have come across this famous yakiniku chain somewhere in Japan and in Singapore. Visit their outlet at Tampines 1 and be impressed by a large selection of Wagyu at reasonable prices! You have the option of the Australian Wagyu buffet at $69.80++, which offers four different cuts like karubi and brisket, along with various other meats and side dishes. Or, go all out for the famed Japanese Wagyu buffet at $89.90++ that includes five other choices like steak, tomosankaku, and chuck cuts!
An authentic Japanese buffet that serves all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu and sukiyaki, Shabu Sai at Tampines 1 serves up to seven tasty soup bases and a splendid array of more than 40 items on the buffet table. The must-try specialities include the Tonkotsu soup, which is prepared using the same recipe as the restaurant’s outlets in Japan, as well as the Sukiyaki soup that offers a sweet-and-savoury Shoyu-based stock for the fresh ingredients to simmer in.
Founded in 1983, Seoul Garden has become a household name, owing to their affordable buffet-style Korean fare. For many of us, the restaurant brings back fond memories of family dinners together whilst growing up. From just $21.90++, grill up some of their signature Korean marinated meats such as the bulgogi chicken, beef slices, or kimchi dory. The menu also features a variety of Korean side dishes such as fried chicken, kimchi and steamed eggs. Feeling indulgent? Top up for the Premium or Supreme Tier buffet, which grants you access to unlimited Wagyu beef, lamb leg, smoked duck, salmon fillet and more!