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Buffet Town at Raffles City basement

Buffet Town is a chill open concept buffet dining establishment located in the basement of Raffles City. They are known for value for money dine-in with an international spread great for large groups. Let’s take a dine-in.

Buffet Town at Raffles City restaurant interior in the basement food street of the mall
Buffet Town at Raffles City restaurant interior in the basement food street of the mall.

Tucked in the first basement of Raffles City mall by City hall MRT. The establishment is notably crowded, with long queues on weekends. And for good reason too. For an affordable $45 per head, Price ranging from S$26.80 for weekday lunch to S$48.80 for weekend dinner.

Putting Buffet Town price point cheaper than the most affordable hotel buffet weekend buffet rates. Buffet Town offers a rather compelling buffet platter selection which would otherwise rival hotel offerings at a much higher price point.

An international selection

I found the queue system of the restaurant entrance rather confusing, despite having dined here a handful of times. And the overworked staff are often too busy to entertain any of your queries.

Sashimi and Tuna offerings are pleasant offerings for the sub $50/pax price range
Sashimi and Tuna offerings are pleasant offerings for the sub $50/pax price range.

The interior seating revolves about a central dining area, with seafood and Japanese Sashimi and Sushi at the entrance of the restaurant establishment. The European section with choices of roast, pizzas and fried foods are located centrally on a center island. The spread is large enough for a walkaround with access to the entire available food selections.

Crayfish as one of the premium offerings at the seafood section
Crayfish as one of the premium offerings at the seafood section.

Dishes to go for here be the Japanese Sashimi, western roast and Asian cooked food. The seafood selection is nothing to scream home about comprising of small crayfish, and clams. Do not expect premium seafood selections such as lobsters or Alaskan crab here at this price point.

Oysters are offered at the seafood section on selected days and weekends
Oysters are offered at the seafood section on selected days and weekends.

Occasionally on weekend dinners, you might have selection of oysters on offer. Also, a little-known conspicuous section in restaurant will be the chili crab section, which is only open during the dinners int. Cooks here will occasionally prepare batches of fried chili crab.

Japanese food section with lots of deep fried options including tempura
Japanese food section with lots of deep fried options including tempura.

Here, you can also find a Japanese section home to sushi, tempura and soba noodles. On the left aisle of the restaurant is where the dessert section is, known for their ice cream waffles as well as a nice section of pudding cups. The chicken rice served here is adequate beside the Japanese Tempura section.

You can find local delicacies like satay, though quality is tad varied but still satisfying
You can find local delicacies like satay, though quality is tad varied but still satisfying.

Local delicacies such as an Asian cooked food section as well as a Chicken rice stall stand dishing out plates of the Singapore hawker staple. There is also satay on the menu, though not the best and tad dry sitting out for long. Also, the local section served a mix of meat, vegetable Chinese dishes served from heated pots which is both familiar and easy to stomach.

The Asian food section, a staple offering in any Asian buffet
The Asian food section, a staple offering in any Asian buffet.

The Italian section comprises of a platter of Pizzas, Lasagne beside. Wrapping up food are dessert selections including a choice of cakes and ice cream.

Italian square pizzas and lasagna
Italian square pizzas and lasagna.

Great for groups

Quality is what you expect from the price, good, but not fantastic. One of the less impressive sections be the Japanese sashimi section, with the salmon often having an off-shade of freshness, though they do taste alright. Notably, there isn’t much competition in the casual self-help buffet market in Singapore.

Moreover, service is pretty food here at Buffet town. Your food plates are cleared regularly, but only when the cleaner does their rounds back at your sector, particularly if you table is overflowing with piled plates. Also, tables are moveable and can accommodate groups of 2 to even larger groups above 10. The restaurant also takes reservations and credit card payments.

All in all, buffet on a budget without breaking the bank. Just don’t be expecting too much in the quality department.

Verdict:

Must Go! | Actually pretty Good | Worth Trying | Shortlist Optionally | Should Avoid

Buffet Town Locality Map

Buffet Town at Raffles City
252 North Bridge Road,
#B1-44E, Raffles City Shopping Centre,
Singapore 179103
Opening Hours: 11:30am- 3pm and 6pm- 10pm

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