The month of Ramadan is starting in a couple of days, and we’re pretty positive that you will be scouting for halal eateries to assemble your friends and family for an evening of scrumptious food and bonding. Break your fast and enjoy dinner at these five restaurants that range from hotel buffets and Indonesian food to contemporary Thai fare.

StraitsKitchen

StraitsKitchen certainly doesn’t fool around when it comes to putting up a good spread. Their extensive line up features the exciting flavours of Arabic, Malay, Indian, and Chinese cuisines. On top of buffet classics such as sustainable Southeast Asian seafood on ice and the mixed seafood grill, one dish to look out for is the traditional Ouzi, a dish of slow cooked Arabic spiced lamb shank with oriental nut rice. Don’t miss their signature Date Bazaar, either. Across the month, they’ll be spotlighting a variety of soft, moist and fully-ripened dates like ajwa and sukkary al qasim from Saudi Arabia as well as pressed fig from Syria, and dried apricot from Turkey.

Price: $78++ per adult, $38++ per child (5-12 years old) from 6 May – 4 June 2019, $78++ per adult, $38++ per child on Hari Raya Puasa, 5 June.

StraitsKitchen is located at Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228211, p. +65 6732 1234. Opens daily 6.30am – 10.30am, 12pm – 2.30pm and 6pm – 10.30pm. 

The Halia

During this holy month, surround yourself with greenery at a UNESCO World Heritage Site as you dine on Halia’s Communal Feast, a 12-course meal featuring their modern European dishes with Asian influences. Suited for a group of four to six, highlights of the 12-course meal includes Blue Fin Tuna Tartare with Thai basil and ponzu jelly, Blackmore Wagyu Spare Ribs with puffed rice and jerked spiced barbecue sauce, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. Wash it all down with Halia’s Herbarium mocktail made with fresh rambutan, star anise, and cinnamon.  

Price: $240++ per feast, feeds four to six pax, available 6 May 2019 to 4 June 2019

The Halia is located at Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569, p. +65 8444 1148. Open Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-10pm.

Carousel

Boasting one of the largest spreads for an international buffet in Singapore, Carousel is a well-loved instituition in the Orchard neighbourhood. Featuring both local and Peranakan cuisines, diners could make a beeline for the ever-classic Singapore Chilli Crab with Golden Mantous and Grilled Stingray with Sambal and Chincalok, or the Ayam Buah Keluak. Satiate your sweet tooth with an array of traditional Nonya Kueh, and evoke your childhood memories with old-school snacks like the Chocolate Wafers.

Price: $80++ per adult, $46++ per child for weekday dinner; $88++ per adult, $49++ per child for weekend dinner. Available 6 May to 4 June 2019.

Carousel is located at Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228220, p. +65 6219 3780. Open 12pm-2pm, 6.30pm-9.30pm daily.

Blue Jasmine

Who says you can’t have your fill of Thai food during Ramadan? To welcome this holy season, Blue Jasmine merges the familiar flavours of various Southeast Asian cuisines, and offers not just one but two menus. Seafood lovers will be in for a treat with the Seafood Night Buffet, which includes dishes such as the Tom Yum Red with Seafood. For those who revel in charred goodness, the Grill & Roast Night buffet is set to warm you up with the zesty Devil Wings. Be sure to make room for the Coconut Pudding with Berry Compotes, though!

Price: $58++ per adult, $29++ per child (6-12 years old).

The Seafood Night Buffet takes place from 13 May 2019 to 19 May 2019, and Grill & Roast Night Buffet from 20 May 2019 to 26 May 2019. Blue Jasmine is located at Park Hotel Farrer Park, 10 Farrer Park St Rd, Singapore 217564, p. +65 6824 8851. Dinner is available from 6.30pm – 10pm.

Kintamani

Established in 1985 and the first halal restaurant to be situated in a hotel, Kintamani leads the halal dining scene without a doubt. The revived menu, curated by Chef I Gusti Nyoman Kaler, showcases a new dish that will further enhance the authentic Balinese dining experience. With a combination of spices such as yellow ginger and fresh chilli, the Wok-Fried Spicy Prawn with Wild Petai delivers a punch of tangy heat.

Price: one-for-one buffet dinner at $65++ per adult, $15++ per child, available now till 4 June 2019

Kintamani is located at Furama RiverFront, 405 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169633, p. +65 6739 6463. Open 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm daily.