Let the iftar feasting begin! Here’s our list of the best halal restaurants and hotel buffets to buka puasa at this Ramadan, plus where to order Hari Raya kuih and goodies!
A whole day of fasting deserves a satisfying meal, so what should we eat for iftar (the evening meal)? Ramadan falls on 3 April to 2 May 2022, so whether you’re looking for a spot to buka puasa (break your fast) with the fam or want to do a celebratory company dinner this Ramadan, look no further! There’s a variety of halal eats all over Singapore to tame the cravings you’ve suppressed all day, from Ramadan buffets to restaurant iftar menus.
Here’s our list of fab restaurants and hotel buffets to check out this Ramadan, plus the top bakeries to order Hari Raya goodies from! Think kuih tart, biskut suji, cornflakes madu, tapak kuda, kek lapis* and more…
*Pineapple tarts, suji cookies, honey cornflakes, ‘horseshoe’ nutella rolls, lapis cake
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Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant at Furama RiverFront
Tuck into authentic Indonesian cuisine this Ramadan at Kintamani, with menu highlights including Kerang Masak Tauco (mussels with fermented beans) and Udang Bijirin (cereal prawns), alongside all-time favourites of Rendang Daging Sapi (beef simmered in spices and coconut), Ayam Geprek (crispy fried chicken with homemade sambal), Paru Sambal Kentang (fried beef lungs with spicy potatoes), Sayur Lodeh (vegetables in rich coconut gravy) and more. Each table of diners will receive a complimentary serving of Chilli Crab during dinner. A prayer room is available outside the restaurant.
When: 3 April to 8 May 2022
How much: $38.80++/adult. 30% off for Senior Citizens (aged 60 and above) and 40% off for kids (aged 6 to 12)
Where: Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant at Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Road, Level 3, Singapore 169633
StraitsKitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Head to StraitsKitchen for live show kitchens and a traditional spread of food with Malay, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern influences. Expect a spread of specially-curated dishes with appetizers and mains which include the Rojak and Gado-Gado, Popiah, Sambal Goreng, Ikan Lemak, Ayam Buah Keluak and Rendang Daging. The BBQ section offers Udang Bakar, Kambing Bakar, Otah Otah and satay! Indian fare and quintessential local dishes are also available – indulge in Char Kway Teow, Singapore Laksa, Hainanese chicken rice, fried carrot cake, Singapore-style chilli mud crab, black pepper tiger prawns, crispy snapper, barbecued meats, and the comforting boiled chicken broth. For dessert there’s a selection of dates, Baklava, Basbousa, Kasih’s Halva, freshly made organic banana fritters and fried durian balls, local sweet treats such as Nonya Kueh, Pandan Kaya cake, Pulut Hitam, and icy creations including Ice Kachang, Chendol, durian and Milo ice cream.
When: 3 April to 4 May 2022
How much: $88++/adult, $48++/child (12 and under)
Where: StraitsKitchen at Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Halal-certified Atrium Restaurant has a little bit of everything to satisfy every craving. Top must-try Ramadan Highlights in the buffet spread this year include Beef Rendang, Sambal French Bean, Gado Gado and assorted kueh! The Korean menu is back by popular demand (don’t we always salivate seeing what the oppas and unnies eat on those K-dramas?!) with an extended selection of authentic Korean dishes such as Tteokbokki, Pajeon and Kimchi Ramen, Ginseng Chicken Soup, Spicy Seafood Stew, Beef Brisket Soybean Paste Stew, plus desserts like Mango Bingsu and Injeolmi Rice Cake. Perennial favourites will be served too, such as fresh oysters, salmon sashimi, freshly-made prata, chicken and mutton satay, Hainanese Chicken Rice, laksa and traditional ice cream complete with bread or waffles. A prayer room is available within the hotel.
When: 2 April – 31 May 2022
How much: $47++/adult, $30++/child (Sunday – Thursday); $49++/adult, $30++/child (Friday – Saturday)
Prices stated are for children of age 6 – 12 years old. Children 5 years old & below dine for free with every paying adult.
Where: Atrium Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road
The stunning tropical interiors of Ginger restaurant are probably enough to entice you – think pastel pink and green hues, huge tropical foliage arrangements, and ‘satay’ ceiling fans – but the food is what will really keep you coming back. The halal-certified all-day dining restaurant will offer some uniquely crafted dishes this Ramadan, including an in-house Ginger “Ramly” Burger, Beef Cheek Masak Merah, chef-recommended Crab Lemak Nenas (made with Indonesian Mud crab), Mango Kerabu, Rock Lobster Mee Siam, Classic Mutton Soup and more. Traditional dessert lovers will swoon over the Durian Pengat, Putu Piring and Bubur Cha Cha. Ginger also has a prayer room prepared just outside the restaurant.
When: 1 April – 6 May 2o22
How much: From $72++/adult, $36++/child (6-12 years); enjoy 30% off when you book by 31 March 2022
Where: Ginger at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts
Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts is one of the go-to halal buffets in Singapore, especially for Ramadan! This year they’re doing an ASEAN-themed menu featuring Singaporean, Indonesian, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine so you’ll be sure to find something that tickles your fancy. Notable menu items include Singapore Chilli Crab and mantou, fresh sashimi, live Canadian oysters and other premium seafood like snow crab leg.
When: 2 April – 2 May 2022
How much: From $78++/adult, $46++/child (4 – 11 years old)
Where: Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road, Singapore 228220
We’re huge fans of The Halia – by day it makes a beautiful brunch spot surrounded by the greenery of Botanic Gardens, and by night it’s a romantic halal resto for date night! Their Communal Feast Menu is perfect for your next group iftar. Start off with Soup of the Day served with baked baguette, a delightful Goats Cheese Mousse and the famous Lemongrass & Ginger Prawn Salad, before tucking into the mains. There’s Baked Tooth Fish with curry spiced greens, Organically Farmed Lacto Chicken Breast with garlic fine bean, broccolini, wholegrain mustard cream and 48hr Blackmore Wagyu Spare Rib (a must-try!). Side dishes such as Truffle & Parmesan Fries and salads will follow, then end it off with their signature desserts including Sticky Toffee Pudding, Honeydew Sago and and Chocolate Truffles.
The Halia, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, Tel: (+65) 8444 1148, thehalia.com
La Fez offers delicious Moroccan-inspired food in Siglap, perfect for your iftar plans this Ramadan! Their irresistible Ya Rouhi Platter is a celebratory feast of La Fez’s menu highlights and new dishes. Each set comes with their signature fragrant Mandi Rice, Smoky Homemade Mandi Sauce, and Crispy Cauliflower Salad. Plus, Sourdough, salsa, Harissa sauce and tartar sauce. You can also have this for takeaway and delivery, beautifully packed in a distinct gold gilded box that’s ideal for gifting!
La Fez Bakery & Cafe, #01-03A 907 East Coast Road, Singapore 459107, IG: @wearelafez
Want a taste of Malaysia for iftar? Penang Culture’s Ramadan offerings include a mouthwatering Nasi Ambeng Feast platter for 4 pax, available for dine-in and takeaway at 50% off the usual price! It’s also available for delivery. The Nasi Ambeng Feast features a variety of 9 dishes on a single platter with fragrant steamed white rice. The dishes include White Garlic Chicken Cutlet, Satay Chicken, Beef Rendang, BBQ Stingray, Sambal Prawns, French Bean with Tempeh, Sambal Eggs, shredded coconut and Vegetable Crackers.
Permata will offer elevated Nusantara-inspired dishes spanning appetisers, noodles, mains, desserts and a mocktail this Ramadan. New dishes exclusively created for Ramadan include Nasi Opor Cakerawala, Satay Madura, Kuluban, Rendang Rusuk Minangkabau, Ayam Bekakak & Lalapan and Taman Sari, along with Mee Maidin (an iconic dish from Kampong Gelam created in the 1940s), plus classic festive dishes such as Lemang & Serundeng, Nasi Kuning Di Raja, Bubur Som Som and Kolak Pisang. Prices start at $78++/pax for the Ramadan menu. We love that there’s a prayer room located on site too.
Permata Singapore, 73 Sultan Gate, Gedung Kuning, Singapore 198497, gedungkuning.sg/permata
Enjoy a view of the beautiful indoor vortex at Jewel when you dine at Sama Sama! This Ramadan, savour the culinary Indonesian delights of Opor Ayam (chicken thigh curry cooked together with Indonesian spices), Gudeg Nangka (traditional Javanese dish made from young jack fruits), Sate Kambing Betawi (Jakarta-style lamb marinated overnight) and more.
Sama Sama, Jewel Changi Airport, #03-225/226, www.sama-sama.sg
Kuih Raya Singapore by Cik Fah’s
Love traditional Malay cookies and tarts? Cik Fah’s first started out as a small business baking treats for close family and friends, but is now an award-winning fourth-generation family business offering their bakes to kuih lovers islandwide and beyond! The Assorted Goodies Bundles are the most value for money, with the option to mix and match kuih such as Sunflower Pineapple Tarts, Nutella Tarts, Dahlia Cookies, Mini Makmur, Almond Brittle, Nyonya Kapet, Chocolate Butter Rainbow Cookies, Prune Lapis, Rainbow Lapis and more at a discounted bundle price. Order now on Kuih Raya Singapore and keep up with them on Instagram to be notified of the latest updates!
While they’re famous for their elaborate halal-certified birthday cakes and cupcakes, Butter Studio sure knows how to whip up some delicious festive cookies too. For Hari Raya, Butter Studio’s range of exclusive handcrafted cookies include Pandan Pineapple Cheese Tarts, Salted Egg cornflake cookies, Sea Salt Red Velvet cookies along with a special Kunafe cheesecake only available during this limited period!
Preorder in stores at Takashimaya B2, Tampines Mall B1, Bugis Junction Level 1, 147 Jalan Besar or online at order.thebutterstudio.com
Bisou Bake Shop Singapore
Bisou Bake Shop is famous for its super easy baking kits – we love doing these with the kids! For Hari Raya they’ve prepared a Pineapple White Chocolate Baking Kit, which is a modern take on the classic pineapple tarts. This easy bake is a chewy white chocolate chunk cookie with a pineapple tart jam centre. Yum! In the baking kit you’ll find all the dry ingredients you’ll need to bake a delicious batch of Pineapple White Chocolate Cookies (just add eggs and butter!), which will yield approximately 12 cookies so you can have fun making them and enjoy eating them as a family. They keep for up to 6 months in the pantry so you can always stock up at home whenever a cookie craving hits! These kits also make great gifts for relatives and friends.
Use code SASSY15 for 15% off all baking kits. Free islandwide delivery on orders of $60 and above. Valid from 26 March to 8 May 2022.
All Things Delicious
You’ll find a wide range of Hari Raya goodies and treats from All Things Delicious this year, including the classic pineapple tarts, sugee cookies, chocolate chip cookies and coconut gula melaka cookies, along with chocolate chip brookies, ondeh-ondeh cake, marble cake, and a number of pudding/crumble trays. Available for orders now with a lead time of just 3 days!
Swee Heng Bakery
Who doesn’t love Swee Heng’s super soft breads? They also make yummy Hari Raya goodies, which can be found easily in any of their over 30 outlets islandwide! In past years the Hari Raya goodies were even made available for ordering through online portals such as Redmart on Lazada, so keep your eyes peeled!
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Check back as we add more yummy Ramadan offers throughout the month!
Looking for even more inspo? Check out our guide to The Best Halal Dining in Singapore!