Best Iftar Buffets for Ramadan 2018

By Allisa Noraini 30 May, 2018
Iftar Buffets

Break your fast with halal buffets offering seafood, BBQ, live carving stations and international Islamic cuisine

Fact: more and more dining establishments offering quality, halal-certified grub in the city have popped up over the years. Take 665°F for instance – a new-ish steakhouse at Andaz Singapore that offers halal-certified meats with panoramic views of the Bugis precinct. However, during Ramadan, only a handful of restaurants actually serve halal buffets for iftar. This is the meal eaten by Muslims after sunset to break their fast. From seafood and BBQ cuisine to speciality carved meats and authentic Indonesian fare, we pick five of the best halal buffets for a memorable iftar with friends and family.

The Sedap-Licious Ramadan Buffet at Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

The Sedap-Licious Ramadan Buffet at Azur returns this year by popular demand, but with a more enticing selection of Asian and Western dishes. The Seafood on Ice will have you indulging in flower crabs, mussels, prawns and clams. Meanwhile, live stations offer Salmon with Laksa Gravy, Seafood Paella, Barbecued Spring Chicken and Lamb Slab Biryani. But don’t pile your plate just yet. The signature Satay-marinated Australian Beef Short Ribs is a speciality dish that shouldn’t be missed.

Date: Now till 30 June
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Prices: $68++ per adult, $34++ per child;  Enjoy 30 per cent off with every group of 10 adult diners
Tel: +65 6823 5354

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
75 Airport Boulevard
Singapore 819664

Halia at Botanic Gardens Singapore

Ramadan Buffet at The Villa
Halia is the place to head to if you wish to dine in a calm ambience amid lush greenery. Its Ramadan Buffet at The Villa is nothing less than a tantalising feast. You get to indulge in Celeriac and Apple Soup, Halia-style Gado-Gado, Chilli Crab Spaghettini, Spiced Wagyu Beef Ragout and Black Olive Fried Rice, among others. Desserts include Lemon Meringue Tartlet, Chocolate Brownie with Caramel Ganache, Tiramisu, Raspberry Opera and Tropical Fruit Platters.

Available on Fridays & weekends of Ramadan month
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: $50++ per adult, $20++ per child (five – 10 years old)
Tel” +65 8444 1148

The Halia Ramadan Communal Menu
For a more intimate gathering, Halia’s Ramadan Communal Menu is worth considering. Meant to be shared with a group of four, the menu includes delectable dishes such as Freshly Shucked Irish Oysters, Bluefin Tuna Tartare, Goat Cheese Mousse, Blackmore Wagyu Masala Beef, Slow Cooked Chicken Breast, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Die Die Must Have Chocolate (a chocolate and raspberry treat).

Date: 16 May – 14 June 2018
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Price: $220++ for four guests
Tel: +65 8444 1148; Early reservation is highly recommended

The Halia
1 Cluny Road
Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue)
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Singapore 259569

Iftar Buffet Pop-Up Restaurant at Hilton Singapore

A pop-up rooftop restaurant on the 24th level of Hilton Singapore will serve over 90 dishes and host six live stations for Ramadan this year. As if this isn’t enticing enough, you’ll get to relish the offerings while soaking in stunning sunset views of Orchard Road. Spend the evening feasting on the Seafood and Oyster Bar, Kerabu and Salad Bar. Live carved meats include beef sirloin and baby lamb. International cuisines such as Indian, Moroccan, Chinese and Japanese are another highlight.

Date: 16 May – 14 June 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Price: S$68++ per adult, S$34++ per child (Mon – Thu); S$78++ per adult, S$39++ per child (Fri – Sun)
Tel: +65 6737 2233

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

AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin Singapore

AquaMarine has teamed up with Garuda Indonesia to offer an exclusive Ramadan Dinner Buffet this year. It features popular Indonesian dishes (think Rendang Padang, Gado Gado, Ayam Betutu, Sate Lilit and Nasi Goreng Kampung) perfected by Chef Vindex Tengker. The buffet will also display a Kampung-style Slow Braised Leg of Lamb. This is a tender lamb gigot simmered for 16 hours. It is subsequently roasted and served with peanut gravy, spicy coconut, crushed peanut and warm glutinous rice in banana leaf. The Middle Eastern Roasted Whole Baby Lamb with Mint Yoghurt, Spicy Tomato Salsa and Chilli Dip is another highlight. It’s only available on Fridays and Saturdays, however.

Guests will also be treated to cultural performances on selected days, and stand to win a trip to Bali and Belitung on Garuda Indonesia.

Date: 16 May – 14 June 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 10pm
Price: S$72++ per adult, S$36++ per child (six -12 years old) (Sun – Thu); S$82++ per adult, S$41++ per child (six -12 years old) (Fri and Sat)
Tel6845 1111

Marina Mandarin Singapore
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square
Singapore 039594

Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts

The Ramadan buffet at Carousel is famous for its Mediterranean and Asian counters. There you’ll find mouth-watering dishes such as the Applewood Smoked Barbecue Beef Ribs and Chinese Grilled Stingray with Sambal and Chincalok. There’s also Thai Barbecue Stuffed Squid with Spicy Dipping Sauce and Traditional Malay Boneless Ayam Percik (Spiced Chicken) marinated in Turmeric and Coriander. An array of Turkish treats also awaits. Guests may delve into traditional sweets such as Sutlac (Rice Pudding), Asure (Noah Pudding), Künefe (Cheese Pastry), Zerde (Saffron Rice Cake), Revani (Semolina Cake) and Baklava (Pistachio Puff).

Date: 16 May – 14 June 2018
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Price: S$78++ per adult,  S$46++ per child (Weekdays); S$83++ per adult, S$49++ per child (Weekends)
Tel: +65 6589 7799

Royal Plaza on Scotts
25 Scotts Road
Singapore 228220