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Where to Eat for Iftar: Guide to Ramadan Dining 2019

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Ramadan is on its way and food is on the mind… Here are some ideas on where to eat once the sun goes down!

A whole day of fasting deserves a satisfying meal, so herein lies the question: Where and what are we going to eat for iftar (the evening meal)? Lucky for us, there’s a variety of halal eats all over Singapore to tame the cravings you’ve suppressed all day (some even have designated prayer rooms!) – from scrumptious buffets to economical yet delicious set meals and even takeaway, check out our list of Ramadan dining spots to hit up this month!

Looking for even more inspo? Check out our guide to The Best Halal Dining in Singapore!

21 On Rajah at Days Hotel Singapore
Feast on an extensive lineup of Padang dishes at 21 On Rajah alongside all-time ‘Mediterr-Asian’ favourites like Moroccan Braised Lamb Shank specially marinated with Moroccan spice, Prime Beef Rib-Eye with Tunisian Rub Spice, Slow Cooked Baby Lamb cooked to perfection in Moroccan yoghurt spice over low heat for three hours and Chili Crab Style Crayfish. Fresh dates will also be served, along with popular Bubur Lambuk (Porridge), Lamb Moussaka, Beef Rendang, Lemon Harissa Chicken, Barramundi Shakshuka and Siput Sedut Masak Lemak (Sea Snail in Coconut Gravy) – sedap! There will be stations serving up Bakso Beef Noodle, Roti John and Kacang Phool, Seafood on Ice, DIY Rojak and outdoor Barbecue Grill and Satay (weekends only). Designated prayer rooms will be provided within the hotel.

When: 1 May to 4 June 2019
How much: 
Sunday to Thursday, $48++ per adult
Friday & Saturday, $58++ per adult
Children 12 years old and below dine free with every paying adult

21 On Rajah, Days Hotel Singapore, 1 Jalan Rajah, Singapore 329133, Tel: (+65) 6808 6847, [email protected], www.21onrajah.com

AquaMarine at Marina Mandarin Singapore
One of our favourite spots for gathering with friends and family over a hearty meal, the Halal-certified Ramadan buffet dinner presents specials like Deep-fried Crispy Prawn Vadai and 64°C Sous Vide Egg on Mutton Kacang Pool. On weekends, look forward to Oven-roasted Balinese Black Angus Prime Rib and a barbecue station serving a la minute Charcoal Grilled Lamb Spare Rib, Giant Squid, Scampi and Otah-otah. Jemput makan!

When: 6 May to 4 June 2019
How much:
Monday – Thursday: $73++ per adult / $36.50++ per child
Friday – Sunday: $83++ per adult / $41.50++ per child

Aquamarine, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) 6845 1111, [email protected], www.meritushotels.com/marina-mandarin-singapore

Azur at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
The Sedap-licious Ramadan Buffet at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport is back for its third year, and it does not disappoint! We got to try the amazing spread for ourselves, so trust us when we say this is a must-try. With a focus on local cuisine, you’ll find dishes like Briyani (with a variety of accompanying dishes), Roasted Chicken/Duck Rice, Chilli Crayfish, Black Pepper Crab, Satay, and a live station of Mee Siam/Vegetarian Noodles. Looking for a healthy option? Azur offers what could be the first ever DIY poké station in a buffet spread! In the Western section, there’s Salt Baked Salmon Fillet, Whole Roasted Lamb and pasta (great for kids!). We were also floored by the Seafood on Ice, sushi, and dessert sections, which offered everything from fresh clams and chilled prawns to a variety of sashimi and delectable kueh and cakes like Kueh Lopes, Putri Salat, Rose Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse Cake. With its close proximity to Jewel, spare some time to come early and check out the stunning new mall before dinner if you haven’t!
Prayer facilities available.

When: 6 May to 6 June 2019
How much:
Monday – Thursday: $68++ per adult / $34++ per child
Friday – Sunday: $78++ per adult / $39++ per child
Maybank and HSBC cardholders: 1 dines free with every 2 paying adults
Citibank cardholders: 25% off dinner buffet
CIMB Cardholders: 20% off dinner buffet

Azur, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664, Tel: (+65) 6823 5354, [email protected], changiairport.crowneplaza.com/ramadan-buffet-2019

Badoque Cafe
Famous for their incredibly juicy meats, Badoque Cafe’s Ramadan menu will feature their signature dishes along with Mediterranean and fusion house specials. This Ramadan, they’ll be offering an iftar spread free of charge to guests dining in. The spread will feature dates, savoury bites, assorted desserts and a fruit platter – perfect for munching on while waiting for your order! Badoque gets crazy packed during dinner, so make a reservation online or via telephone to avoid disappointment, mama!

Badoque Cafe, 298 Bedok Road , Singapore 469454, Tel: (+65) 6446 6928, www.badoquecafe.com.sg

Blue Jasmine at Park Hotel Farrer Park

Nestled nearby to Little India, Park Hotel Farrer Park is not only known for its gorgeous loft-like rooms, but is also home to Halal-certified Thai restaurant Blue Jasmine. Blue Jasmine serves up the best of Southern Thai and Esarn cuisine, and for Ramadan they’ve curated exciting themed buffet spreads over two weeks. From 13 – 19 May, Seafood Night features a medley of grilled crayfish, prawns, crabs and squid, all grilled to perfection alongside dishes like Seafood Lemak Chilli Api, Ayam Masak Merah, and Seafood Tom Yum. Grill & Roast Night on 20 – 26 May will offer Gado Gado Salad, Devil Wings, grilled meat live stations and more. A variety of Thai desserts will end each night off perfectly!

When: 13 – 26 May 2019
How much:
$58++ per adult / $29++ per child

Blue Jasmine, Level 5, Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217564, Tel: (+65) 6824 8851, [email protected]www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/farrerpark/blue-jasmine

breez bistro at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
The annual Ramadan dinner buffet at Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy’s breez bistro will be showcasing favourites like Beef Rendang, Sayur Lodeh, Ayam Masak Kicap and freshly barbecued fare like Satay, Sambal Squid, Beef Striploin and more! Senior Citizens, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation guests enjoy special dine-in prices daily. Prayer rooms are available for all dine-in guests upon request.

When: 6 May to 4 June 2019
How much:
Sunday – Thursday: $40++ per adult/$20++ per child/$35 nett for Merdeka Generation and Pioneer Citizens
Friday & Saturday (with Live Barbeque station): $45++ per adult/$23++ per child/$40 nett for Merdeka Generation and Pioneer Citizens

breez bistro, Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy, Level 4, 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square Singapore 428769, Tel: (+65) 6340 5860, [email protected]www.grandmercureroxy.com.sg

Carousel at Royal Plaza on Scotts
Be brought back to the good ol’ days with Carousel’s spread of mouthwatering and nostalgia-inducing fare this Ramadan! Expect a lineup of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranakan cuisine, with highlights such as the classic Singapore Chilli Crab with Golden Mantous, Traditional Ayam Percik and Grilled Stingray with Sambal and Chincalok (drool…). Make space for some munchies, including an assortment of old-school Singaporean biscuits like the iced gem biscuits, chocolate wafers, spiral 5-spice biscuits and more!

When: 6 May to 4 June 2019
How much:
$80++ per adult and $46++ per child on weekdays
$88++ per adult and $49++ per child on weekends

Carousel, Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Road Singapore 228220, Tel: (+65) 6589 7799, [email protected]www.carouselbuffet.com.sg

Fatburger
Famous for their juicy burgers, hotdogs, chicken wings and milkshakes, Fatburger has curated a special menu for the fasting month. Specially for Ramadan, the 50 pieces Chicken Party Platter is great for feeding 5-6 pax! The chicken are delivered fresh daily and diners get a choice of the popular and classic Bone-in Wings ($42.50) or the juicy Boneless Chicken ($45), with up to 4 sauces to go with the chicken. There’s also an all-new, local-inspired Pandan Milkshake available for a limited time only!

Fatburger Velocity, #01-08/09, 238 Thomson Road, Singapore 307683
Fatburger Kinex, #01-70/71/72, 11 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437157
fatburgersg.com

The Halia
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 resto for date night! For Ramadan, they’re offering the ​Ramadan ​Communal Feast which serves 4-6 pax and features a total of 10 dishes! Highlights on the menu include the Blue Fin Tuna Tartare, Spiced Wagyu Beef, Paperbag Oven-baked Halibut Fillet and Blackmore Wagyu Spare Ribs. Accompanying the appetisers and mains will be the Halia’s Herbarium Sharing Jug (a delicious concoction of Rambutan, Star Anise and Cinnamon to quench your thirst), Sticky Toffee Pudding and Die-die Must Have Chocolate for dessert! ​If you’re dining in a larger group, simply add on any options from the all-day a la carte menu.

Looking to dine at home, mama? The Halia also caters their Communal Feast Menu for up to 10 pax. Quote FREEDELIVERY from 6 May – 4 June 2019 to enjoy free delivery with a minimum spend of $100! You can also can also enjoy 18% off their Buffet, Communal Feast and A la Carte Halia Catering orders until 31 December 2019 with the promo code HALIA18.

When: 6 May – 4 June 2019
How much: $240++ per feast for 4-6 guests (dinner only)

The Halia, 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden (enter via Tyersall Avenue), Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569, ​Tel: (+65) 8444 1148, thehalia.com
Early reservation for the Ramadan Communal Feast at Halia is highly recommended.

Pop-Up Ramadan Buffet at Hilton Singapore

Back for the third consecutive year, Hilton Singapore’s MUIS halal-certified buffet is back in the hotel’s Panorama Room overlooking stunning sunset views this Ramadan. Featuring Moroccan, Indian, Chinese and Japanese cuisine with 4 carving and live action stations, the spread’s highlights include traditional lamb ouzi, whole roasted beef sirloin, seafood-on-ice brimming with ocean-fresh Canadian oysters, tiger prawns and mussels, a variety of international cuisines from a sushi and sashimi counter and Moroccan specialties to freshly steamed piping hot dim sum selections.

When: 9 May to 2 June 2019
How much:
Sundays – Thursdays: $72++ per person / $36++ per child
Fridays – Saturdays: $80++ per person, $40++ per child.
Children below 5 years old dine free! Book by 30 April and enjoy 25% off with a minimum of 4 diners! Full prepayment required.

Hilton Singapore, Level 24, 581 Orchard Road, Singapore 238883, Tel: (+65) 6737 2233, sinhi.f&[email protected]www3.hilton.com

Katong Kitchen at Village Hotel Katong
Enjoy an extensive range of local and Asian fare at Village Hotel Katong’s Katong Kitchen, alongside Ramadan Specials such as Rendang Roasted Ribeye, Satay Marinated Oven Roasted Lamb Leg, Soup Kambing, Ayam Masak Merah and Oxtail Rendang.

When: 5 May – 5 June 2019
How much: From $50++ for weekdays (Monday to Thursday) and $60++ for weekends (Friday to Sunday)
Children aged 6 – 12 dine at 50% and children aged 5 and under dine free with every paying guest.

Katong Kitchen, 25 Marine Parade, Village Hotel Katong, Level 4, 449536, www.katongkitchen.com.sg/en/news-and-promotions/ramadan-2019

Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel Singapore

Bay Hotel’s halal Indonesian restaurant Rumah Rasa will be serving everything from Jakarta’s Sup Domba to Java’s Ayam Bumby Rujak, Surabaya’s Tongseng Sapi, Sunda’s Nasi Lewet and many other Indo delights! On weekends, the live BBQ station will feature Balinese Ayam Panggang Betutu, assorted Satays, marinated sotong and more. Love a fiery kick? Accompany your picks with Grandpa’s Sambal, one of 5 different types of sambals available (up to 8 different types on select days!).

When: 6 May to 4 June 2019
How much:
Sundays to Thursdays: $38++ per adult / $22++ per child (age 6 to 12)
Fridays, Saturdays, Eve of Public Holidays: $45++ per adult / $28++ per child
Kids below 6 years old dine free and the hotel offers complimentary parking for all dine-in patrons, subject to lots’ availability.

Rumah Rasa, Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098828, www.bayhotelsingapore.com/dining

Saltwater at Village Hotel Changi
Enjoy an extensive spread of Asian and Singaporean local fare alongside delightful treats at Saltwater! Ramadan Specials to look out for include Hummus with Pita Bread, Kambing Soup, Beef Rendang, Ayam Panggang, and the sweet dessert pastry Baklava. At the Chill & Grill station, feast on a variety of fresh seafood and juicy meats cooked a la minute by chefs, available daily during Ramadan (station usually available only during Fridays, weekends and public holidays). Classic must-trys include Saltwater’s award-winning Nonya Laksa, Oxtail Stew, DIY Rojak and Durian Pengat Shooters.

When: 5 May – 5 June 2019
How much: $50++ for weekdays (Monday to Thursday) and $60++ for weekends (Friday to Sunday)
Children aged 6 – 12 dine at 50% and children aged 5 and under dine free with every paying guest.

Saltwater, 1 Netheravon Rd, level 1 Village Hotel Changi, Singapore 508502, www.saltwater.com.sg/en/news-and-promotions/ramadan-dinner-2019

Straits Café at Rendezvous Hotel
Savour a scrumptious buffet spread of regional fare at the halal-certified Straits Café, which features the Favourites of the Straits, drawing flavours from Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. In addition to straits favourites such as KL Prawn Noodles, Klang Chic Kut Teh, Ipoh Chicken Rice, you can look forward to Ramadan Specials like Daging Masak Kicap (Beef with Sweet Soya Sauce), Ayam Goreng Berempah, and Oxtail Soup. Sweeten the meal with desserts like the Ondeh Ondeh cake!

When: 5 May – 5 June 2019
How much: $54++ for weekdays (Monday to Thursday) and $62++ for weekends (Friday to Sunday).
Children aged 6 – 12 dine at 50% and children aged 5 and under dine free with every paying guest.

Straits Café, 9 Bras Basah Rd, level 1 Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 189559, www.straitscafe.com.sg/en/news-and-promotions/ramadan-dinner-2019

Check back as we add more yummy Ramadan offers throughout the month, mama!

Read more:
Ultimate SG Halal Dining Guide
Guide to the 2019 Geylang Serai Bazaar

Lead image by Rumah Rasa at Bay Hotel Singapore

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