10 Korean BBQ Buffets in Singapore: The Ultimate Restaurant List

10 Korean BBQ Buffets in Singapore: The Ultimate Restaurant List

Time to enjoy the ultimate communal dining experience!

When it comes to any KBBQ restaurant in Singapore, the usual concern is leaving smelling like grease: The smell lingers on our hair and all over our clothes, and we long for the hour when we  get home and shower. Be that as it may, this (slightly) unpleasant feeling certainly pales in comparison to the enjoyment of what I’d like to call “the ultimate KBBQ buffet experience”: Ordering as many meat as our stomachs can handle, tapping on our MasterChef skills of grilling and cutting up the meat, and dipping them in condiments before getting struck with an umami flavour bomb. 

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We even have the creative freedom to personalise our meal – my favourite way is what’s known as ssam, which is the process of wrapping up the cooked, charred meat in a piece of fresh lettuce, and topping it up with ssamjang and kimchi. It’s such a unique and flavourful bite compact into one little pocket that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. 

As a Singaporean who loves to keep an eye out for any kind of food deal, buffets are one of my most preferred ways to get my money’s worth as I try to order as much as my stomach can handle (It definitely also helps if I don’t eat during the previous meal so I can eat more in the buffet, but I wouldn’t recommend this to become a habit). Since not every KBBQ restaurant is free flow, we’ve created a list of KBBQ buffet restaurants in Singapore. We’ve categorised the restaurants by location, so that you’ll know which restaurants closest to you you should look out for! 

Disclaimer: Most KBBQ restaurants in Singapore have a dining duration limit, so do be sure to check the restaurants’ website for further details. 

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Korean BBQ Buffets in Singapore

Within Tanjong Pagar aka Singapore’s KoreaTown

1. Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ

Not to be confused with 2D1N Soju Bang, Ssikkek’s outlet at Tanjong Pagar is located on the second floor, right above the former. While 2D1N Soju Bang offers KBBQ as well, its menu is a la carte with authentic Korean stews (or jjigae) and more premium cuts of meat (and thus, more expensive); Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ is the more wallet-friendly option with access to free flow marinated meat and cooked dishes. 

Don’t fret if you think this lower price tag means that quality is overlooked – the meat is still tender and delectably marinated. Do try the pork galbi and bulgogi. Thanks to its flavourful marinade, it requires little to no condiments. 

Fun fact: There’s even soju promotion that’ll give you free bulgogi fries! 

Ssikkek is also conveniently located in Tanjong Pagar – dubbed “KoreaTown” – amidst a whole host of Korean restaurants along its road. There are two Ssikkek outlets, both of which are located five minutes apart from each other. 

For more information, check out their Facebook page


Tanjong Pagar outlet: 44 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088465

Chinatown outlet: 291 New Bridge Rd, #01-01 Oriental plaza, Singapore 088756

2. Don Dae Bak

Also located in the vicinity of “KoreaTown” is Don Dae Bak, which uses a charcoal grill instead of a gas burner. With a concise KBBQ buffet, it certainly does not skimp on quality as it remains highly reviewed among patrons. You even have the option to add on a few extra bucks for a free-flow cheese ring

Fun fact: This restaurant is open until 5am, so it’s definitely an option for you if you’re prone to late-night munchies!

For more information, check out their website

Address: 35 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 089000

3. Hongdae Korean BBQ

If you’re one of many who dream of travelling to Korea, why not visit this restaurant for the authentic Korean experience in the meantime? Reviewers praise this establishment not only for the homemade quality of its dishes, but for the service and atmosphere of the restaurant as well. 

If you are able to speak Korean, you can try your hand at ordering in the language — most of the staff are natively Korean. Not only will waiting staff bring you your food (as is the norm during buffets nowadays), but they even cook the meat for you at your table. Be sure to make a reservation first as it’s a smaller and cosier restaurant, which means that you can expect to wait up to an hour on weekends if you’re planning on walking in. 

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Address: 118 Neil Road, Singapore 088854

Within central Singapore

4. Korean Fusion BBQ

Located in the Jalan Besar area is Korean Fusion BBQ, which is located on the second floor above a sister restaurant, ONEPOT. This restaurant is available for promotions throughout the day on Eatigo, with discounts of up to 50% off

This joint is praised for its speedy and friendly service, as well as its unique flavour of meat marinades, such as lychee and herbal! We guarantee this will be a wallet-friendly, yummy option the next time you have a KBBQ craving. 

Fun fact: This is another outlet that is open till late. As it closes at 2am, this is a great place to go if you’re craving some midnight KBBQ! 

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Address: 5 Dunlop St, #02-00, Singapore 209335

5. Hello Korean BBQ 

Located in the heart of Clarke Quay, this restaurant is a paradise for pork lovers as they specialise in pork belly or samgyeopsal. You can order either the thick cut, soya sauce, or spicy version. Its kimchi pancake and ban chan, or side dishes, is highly praised by patrons. You can also order the cold noodles for a delectable palate cleanser if the fatty meat gets too cloying (or jelak). 

As it’s situated amidst a throng of bars, why not enjoy a meal of KBBQ after a drinking session with your friends? No one says the partying has to stop. 

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Address: 45 Circular Rd, Singapore 049400

6. K.COOK Korean BBQ Buffet

Have you ever wished you could watch your favourite Korean drama and bask in picturesque views, all while enjoying a mouth-watering, hearty meal of KBBQ? With K.COOK, you can now do all that. After all, it’s a rooftop dining concept with an outdoor sitting area where  a big projector streams Korean dramas non stop. You’ll certainly feel like you’ve been transported to Korea as you dine here.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #07-01, Singapore 238896

For the easties

7. Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot

Precisely in its name is what’s so special about this restaurant – not only do they offer the usual KBBQ buffet with free flow meat, there’s also a free Korean army stew, or budaejjigae that comes with the meal! This joint is also one of the few KBBQ restaurants in Singapore that’s halal-friendly!  

With special offers for students and senior citizens, it’s no surprise why this restaurant is popular among nearby school students. Also, patrons get to dine cheaper during lunch hours – so you can keep this as an option if you’re studying or working in the vicinity! 

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Address: 300 Tampines Ave 5, #01-06 NTUC Income Tampines Junction, Singapore 529653

8. Danji Korean BBQ

A simple, no-frills, homely option, Danji is a KBBQ restaurant that’s certainly familiar to residents in the area. It remains one of the higher rated KBBQ restaurants on Google, and we think this is attributed to its consistently well-marinated meat and that it even carries fresh seafood options as well, such as squid, fish, and shrimp! With both indoor and outdoor seating, this is an ideal eatery if you want to reduce the likelihood of smelling like grease when you leave (though we can’t promise that it still won’t happen). 

Image credit: Danji Korean BBQ

If you’re thinking about touring the Katong area soon for its cafe gems, don’t forget to add this food place to your list! It’s located near the very well-known Old Airport Road Food Centre, making it one of the area’s food gems. A worthy addition to your KBBQ buffet list! 

For more information, check out their website.

Address: 188L Tanjong Katong Rd, #01-01, Singapore 437156

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For the westies

9. Oppa Korean BBQ Buffet

As probably the only KBBQ buffet restaurant in Singapore that offers toddler-friendly prices (at just $5!), this is the most agreeable option for families looking to enjoy the KBBQ experience together. With an extensive menu of different types of meat and marinades available, this restaurant can assure you that you won’t be bored when you dine here. 

There’s even a salad bar available if you need those veggies to cleanse your palate – allowing you to eat even more without getting jelak! 

For more information, check out their website.

Address: #03-10 JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1, 609731

10. MARU Korean BBQ Buffet

If you want the satisfaction and experience of KBBQ without risking the guilt of consuming too many calories, this restaurant can be an option for you as their hotplates are equipped with a drainage system to get rid of excess oil. This makes the whole grilling experience less dangerous. Not to mention, you won’t have to worry as much about oil splatters. 

This restaurant also offers free flow sides of tteokbokki and japchae, among many others. Situated along a street that’s popular among Bukit Timah residents for its late night supper spots, MARU is ideal if you’re craving KBBQ and want some of that night life! 

For more information, check out their Facebook page.

Address: 16 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599740

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Regardless of where you live and what your budget is, we hope this list has helped you plan your next KBBQ buffet outing to satiate your cravings! Be sure to share this with your friends and family. KBBQ, after all, is all about the experience of dining together. 

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Cassandra seeks comfort in warm blankets, period dramas, and all things hazelnut. If she's not getting carried away with a wartime novel or decorating her house with plants & fairy lights, she's uncovering hidden gems around her as she continues to embrace her keen sense of adventure.


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