Who says you can't get quality with quantity?

Welcome to the Promised Land of gourmet bottomless Japanese delicacies, where piling your table high with plates incurs no unnecessary judgement from restaurant-goers. Admit it: walking into a buffet and being able to pick any (or most) dishes with no care for the price tags triggers a sense of almost animalistic power in the best of us. If you’re looking to feast grandly on mounds of sushi, wagyu, or even pots of shabu shabu, look no further.
 

Irodori
 

This all-you-can-eat establishment has been around since 2008, and yet its quality still stands impressively against time. Rather than mass-producing food items in one go, skilled chefs await your orders and prepare your dish, ala-carte style. While you’re here, be sure to get the Ebi Mentai Mayo too, which feature smoky, grilled prawns bathed in mentaiko sauce.
 

Kiseki



 

With lunch prices that go as low as $22.80 for an extensive spread, buffet institution Kiseki truly lives up to its motto of being a “mega Japanese buffet at mini prices”. Unlike most buffet places, there's no time limit implemented (other than the closure of their lunch/dinner services) to rush you into scarfing down your last bowl of soba. Finish off the seemingly bottomless meal with a serving of fluffy waffles and a scoop of gelato.
 

Kuishin Bo
 

Walking into a restaurant literally named ‘glutton’ (and synonymous with the term ‘food connoisseur’), you’re going to expect a reason to justify the gluttony. Kuishin Bo hands you that reason, in the form of over 100 categories of wa-shoku that range from tempura to oden. Prepare to make several rounds at the fresh zuwaigani stand, as the acclaimed premium Hokkaido crab is free-flow for dinner service.
 

Shaburi and Kintan Buffet



 

Picture this: 90 minutes of pure, unadulterated marbled meat. It’s just you against time, and perhaps your stomach capacity. Four tiers of buffet packages await in increasing exorbitance, starting with the regular flow of chicken- and pork-focused cuts, and advancing to the buttery soft wagyu cuts with thin flecks of striped fats carved into each piece. You'll leave wearing the smell of grilled meat on your clothes like a badge of gastronomical honour.
 

Shabu Sai 
 

It’s an all-you-can-eat, shabu shabu affair at Shabu Sai, where seven soup bases including monthly specials, and trays of sliced beef, pork and chicken await. But you can get some ready-to-eat mini chirashi dons and sushi too; if you don’t mind the carb overload. 
 

Suki-ya
 

Suki-ya has made a name for itself in Singapore, being a franchise with 10 outlets spanning both heartland and town districts. The concept is a familiar one—a choice of two soup bases, your typical selection of hot pot ingredients (fishballs, mushroom, noodles, etc), trays of thinly sliced beef, chicken and pork, and a sauce bar. Still a reliable go-to spot for comforting shabu shabu.
 

Yakiniku Heijoen 
 


 

At Yakiniku Heijoen, cook fine cuts of meat on a charcoal grill non-stop for 90 minutes. For beef, find options like the lean rosu and kalbi, or the uber tender harami and steak if you choose a more premium buffet course. To accompany those meats, grill some seafood too. They’ve got squid, prawns, mackerel and more.