9 Cheap Korean BBQ Buffets In Singapore Under $27/Person Even During Dinner Hours

Affordable KBBQ in Singapore

kbbq cover imageImage adapted from: @ssikekbbq

Riding the tides of the K-Pop wave that has awashed Singapore is the cuisine of Korea. And who among us can say no to Korean barbeque (KBBQ), where meat lovers get to savour the tender juiciness of marinated beef, pork, and chicken grilled on the spot. 

To top things off, there are also veg dishes served on the side, making sure you stay on track with your balanced diet while indulging in your love for meat.

And the best part? KBBQ is usually served buffet-style. This means that it’s usually pricey, but here are 10 affordable KBBQ restaurants in Singapore, promising to treat your tastebuds without nuking your wallet.

1. Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet – huge variety of meat (from $ 14.90)

daessiksin  bbqImage credit: @jack.tengtarto

If your meat cravings are not confined to any particular type of meat, then Daessiksin Korean BBQ Buffet is the place for you. With lunch prices beginning from just $ 14.90, Daessiksin serves up at least 10-12 varieties of meaty goodness, ranging from beef short ribs and pork collar to well-marinated spicy chicken and chicken bulgogi.

daessiksin meat selectionImage credit: @thevampireglenn

To further complement your meal, Daessiksin provides you with free flow soft drinks like Coca-Cola, Sprite and lemonade. Other types of drinks are also sold separately, including Korean alcohol like chamisul soju and mak gulli rice wine.

daessiksin chamisulImage credit: @janetleow

Check out Daessiksin’s full list of outlets here.

Prices

  • Lunch: $ 14.90 (adult) | $ 8.90 (child)
  • Dinner: $ 24.90 (adult) | $ 18.90 (child)
  • Weekend and PH (all day): $ 24.90 (adult) | $ 18.90 (child)

Opening hours: 11:30AM-3:30PM (lunch) | 5:30PM-10:30PM (dinner)

Website

2. Oppa BBQ – friendly rates for families with toddlers (from $ 14)

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Oppa BBQ offers the most extensive price range in this list, with rates beginning from just $ 5 for toddlers and going up to $ 14 for adults. 

To add on, Oppa BBQ also offers a wide range of meat options. Expect to find choice cuts of pork golbi and beef striploin, with their thick-cut pork belly and spicy chicken coming highly recommended.

oppa bbq side dishesImage credit: @essa11eff

And if you’re on the lookout for healthier options, you’ll be glad to know that Oppa BBQ has a salad bar that carries all the ingredients you’ll need to whip up a delicious ssambap (Korean lettuce wrap), including spring onions, green chilli, and sliced onions.

Prices

  • Lunch: $ 14 (adult) | $ 12 (youth) | $ 8 (child) | $ 5 (toddler)
  • Dinner: $ 24 (adult) | $ 20 (youth) |  $ 18 (child) | $ 10 (toddler)
  • Weekends and PH: $ 24 (adult) | $ 20 (youth) |  $ 9 (child) | $ 10 (toddler)

Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, JCube #03-10, S(609731)
Opening hours: 11:30AM-4:30PM (lunch) | 4:31PM-10:30PM (dinner)
Telephone: 6339 5851
Website

3. Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet – quality ingredients (from $ 12)

ssikkek bbqImage credit: @ssikekbbq

At Ssikkek Korean Grill BBQ Buffet, options are slightly limited as compared to your standard KBBQ, but from $ 12, it compensates for this by being stringent with the quality of its ingredients. 

ssikkek vegetable optionsImage credit: @goldenpistachio

Apart from the standard meat ensemble like seasoned soy sauce pork/chicken and pork belly, expect to find vegetables including bean sprouts, onions, and pickles. Grill these along with your meat, and you’ll give your meal that extra crunch and flavour.

Prices

  • Lunch: $ 12 (adult) | $ 9 (child)
  • Dinner: $ 22 (adult) | $ 16 (child)
  • Weekend/PH: $ 24 (adult) | $ 18 (child)

Addresses:

Chinatown Outlet
Address: 291 New Bridge Road, #01-01, Oriental Plaza, S(088756)
Telephone: 6225 6964

Tanjong Pagar outlet
Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, S(088467)
Telephone: 6227 6033

Opening hours: 

  • Weekdays: 11:30AM-2:30PM (lunch) | 5PM-10:30PM (dinner)
  • Weekends/PH: 11:30AM-10:30PM

Website

4. I’m KIM Korean BBQ – volcano chicken and fried chicken wings (from $ 14.90)

i'm kim bbqImage credit: @anneamg

A well-known name in Singapore’s KBBQ scene, I’m KIM Korean BBQ has affordable rates beginning from $ 14.90 with lots of variety in its food options. Amongst its list of BBQ staples are its signature volcano chicken -so named for its intense spicy flavour-, spicy pork collar, and fried chicken wings which are not readily available elsewhere.

I’m KIM Korean BBQ doesn’t scrimp on its side dishes either, letting you take breaks in between your BBQ sessions with delectables like kimchi fried rice, japchae, and tteokbokki.

i'm kim bbq flat layImage credit: @nicolechin_

If you don’t know how to BBQ your food, feel free to approach the friendly staff on hand and they’ll teach you how to grill your food.

Prices

  • Lunch
    • Mon-Fri: $ 14.90 (adult) | $ 12.90 (student/senior)* | $ 9.90 (child)
    • Sat-Sun/PH: $ 24.90 (adult) | $ 22.90 (student/senior)* | $ 16.90 (child)
  • Dinner
    • Mon-Thurs: $ 24.90 (adult) | $ 22.90 (student/senior)* | $ 16.90 (child)
    • Fri-Sun/PH Eve/PH: $ 25.90 (adult) | $ 23.90 (student/senior)* | $ 16.90 

*For students aged 26 & below and senior citizens aged 60 & above: To flash NRIC & valid student pass.

Address: School Of The Arts Singapore, 1 Zubir Said Drive, #01-04/07 S(227968)
Opening hours: 11:30AM-3:30PM (lunch) | 5:30PM-10:30PM (dinner)
Telephone: 6238 7218
Website

5. K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet – free flow soft drinks and ice cream (from $ 16.90)

k.cook bbqImage credit: @admiral_ongyt

KBBQ is definitely the way to satisfy your meat cravings, but this comes at the cost of burning your mouth from being too eager with lifting the meat from the grill. K.Cook Korean BBQ Buffet has a solution for this, providing free flow soft drinks and ice cream from $ 16.90.

Ice cream comes fully customisable, with a wide range of toppings to choose from – rainbow sparkles, cereal, and chocolate chip are among some choices.

k.cook ice creamImage credit: @kandycanecarinn

If soft drinks aren’t your kind of beverage, check out K.Cook’s selection of alcoholic drinks, with signature drinks including maehwasoo, a lovely blend of plum and apricot, and jinro het bokbunja, a berry wine.\

k.cook alcoholImage credit: @wwrj1314

K.Cook also offers both air-conditioned and open-air seating. If you’re able to withstand just a little more heat, find a place in the open-air section and you’ll be treated to K-Pop music video screenings as you dine.

k.cook kpop screeningImage credit: K.Cook on FB

Prices

  • Lunch
    • Mon-Fri: $ 16.90 (adult) | $ 14.90 (student/senior)* | $ 8.90 (child)
    • Sat-Sun/PH: $ 26.90 (adult) | $ 24.90 (student/senior)* | $ 14.90 (child)
  • Dinner
    • Mon-Thurs: $ 26.90 (adult) | $ 24.90 (student/senior)* | $ 14.90 (child)
    • Fri-Sun/PH Eve/PH: $ 28.90 (adult) | $ 26.90 (student/senior)* | $ 14.90 (child)

*10% discount offered for buffet food if meal is completed in 1 hour.

Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #07-01, Singapore 238896

Opening hours:

  • Lunch: 11:30AM-3PM (Mon-Fri) | 11:30AM-5PM (Sat-Sun/PH)
  • Dinner: 5:30PM-10PM (Mon-Thurs) | 5PM-10PM (Fri-Sun/PH Eve/PH)

Telephone: 6884 7282

Website

6. Goki Day Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant – free-flow side dishes (from $ 22.90)

goki day bbqImage credit: @kiokoangel

Goki Day Korean BBQ Buffet Restaurant wishes you a goki (good) day with its selection of meat, encompassing choice cuts of spicy pork belly, marinated beef ribs, and beef brisket. Although it’s pricier as compared to other KBBQs with prices from $ 22.90, you can expect the meat to be of a premium quality.

In addition to the grilling, Goki Day offers unlimited side dishes to complement your meal. Must-tries include their steamed egg and kimchi soup, which are also available buffet-style.

Prices

  • Lunch: $ 22.90 (adult) | $ 15.90 (child)
  • Dinner: $ 26.90 (adult) | $ 15.90 (child)

Address: 19 Teck Chye Terrace, Singapore 545725
Telephone: 6289 4104
Opening hours: 12PM-3PM (lunch) | 5:30PM-10:30PM (dinner)
Website

8. 2D1N Soju Bang Korean Restaurant – ala carte options available (from $ 22)

2dn1 bbqImage credit: @pillowbagzzz

2D1N Soju Bang Korean Restaurant offers you the standard KBBQ fare from $ 22. Free side dishes accompany your KBBQ, including steamed egg, seafood and chives pancake, and ban chan.

But if you’re dining alone or aren’t too hungry, 2D1N Soju Bang also has ala carte dishes, including grilled Bulgogi beef, seafood & chive pancakes, and Yangponi Bibimbap.

2dn1 side dishes spreadGrilled Bulgogi beef, spicy grilled chicken, seafood & chives pancake, and Yangponi Bibimbap.
Image credit: @sabbywong

Prices: $ 22 (adult) | $ 16 (child)

Address: 44/46 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01, S(088465)
Telephone: 6227 6033
Opening hours: 5:30PM-4AM (Mon-Sat) | 5:30PM-12AM (Sun)
Website

8. Don Dae Bak Korean BBQ – charcoal grills for a smokey flavour (from $ 23.90)

don dae bak bbqImage credit: @meimei_0703

At Don Dae Bak Korean BBQ (from $ 23.90), charcoal is used instead of gasoline to grill your meat – you’ll find that it turns out more tender. On top of this, every grill comes outfitted with a groove on the outer ring: this is where beaten egg is poured into, so you’ll have some comforting warm steamed egg to enjoy with your meat.

don dae bak interiorImage credit: @the.random.lab

And as with every other KBBQ place, Don Dae Bak comes with a huge selection of meat options, covering the bases with marinated beef, pork belly, and chicken. 

Prices: 

  • Mon-Thurs: $ 23.90
  • Fri-Sat: $ 23.90 (lunch) | $ 25.90 (dinner)

*Promo: 15% discount for advance reservations

Address: 35 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089000
Opening hours: 11:30AM-2:30PM (lunch) | 5:30PM-10:30PM (dinner) | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 6226 1727
Website

9. I’m KIM Junior – comes with army stew and DIY chicken galbi (from $ 14.90)

i'm kim junior bbqImage credit: @cassakating

You might think I’m KIM Junior is the mini version of I’m KIM Korean BBQ, but don’t be fooled: from $ 14.90, I’m KIM Junior is every bit as, if not more, outstanding as its parent. Here, it offers you 2 dishes absent in its parent: army stew and DIY chicken & seafood galbi.

i'm kim junior galbiImage credit: *SCAPE

The chicken & seafood galbi is entirely DIY, and you’re given a round hot plate where you can select your own ingredients like cheese, vermicelli, kimchi, and mushrooms to create your own dish. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, fret not, as the ingredients are well-marinated. So if you’re not good in the kitchen, all you need to do is stir.

Prices

  • Lunch
    • Mon-Fri: $ 14.90 (adult) | $ 12.90 (student/senior)* | $ 9.90 (child)
    • Sat-Sun/PH: $ 24.90 (adult) | $ 22.90 (student/senior)* | $ 16.90 (child)
  • Dinner
    • Mon-Thurs: $ 24.90 (adult) | $ 22.90 (student/senior)* | $ 16.90 (child)
    • Fri-Sun/PH Eve/PH: $ 25.90 (adult) | $ 23.90 (student/senior)* | $ 16.90 (child)

*For students aged 26 & below and senior citizens aged 60 & above: To flash NRIC & valid student pass

Address: *SCAPE, #03-01
Opening hours: 11:30AM-3:30PM (Lunch) | 5:30PM-10:30PM (Dinner)
Telephone: 6634 0420
Website

Budget Korean barbeque in Singapore

KBBQ is definitely a must-try for any meat lover – whether you’re a diehard fan of K-Pop or not. But satisfying your meat cravings doesn’t mean you must spend excessively, and these restaurants will help you keep within your food budget.

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