Asian Market Cafe @ Fairmont Singapore

80 Bras Basah Road, Fairmont Hotel Singapore 189560

6431 6156

$62 · Halal Certified · Buffet · Asian · Beverages · Dessert · Chicken · Seafood · Vegetarian · Malay · Indian · Thai · Italian · American · Chinese · Japanese

Monday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Tuesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Wednesday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Thursday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Friday: 12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 – 3:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:00 PM

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Glenn Wong

Rated 4.0/5.0 8 months ago

Very wide selection of local food fare. Quality is generally good, especially the steamed cold prawns and crabs, which are very fresh and sweet tasting. There are a good selection of Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines. Also included the sweet desserts, ice creams and the teh tarik is pretty good. The price point is a little steep though for the types of food on offer, though made up for it for quality.

Sarah

Rated 4.0/5.0 7 months ago

Not much of a buffet person but the taste and variety of food here is decent, the desserts are great for second tummy. The view is nice. The service staff are prompt in clearing dishes and helping to serve (when the ladles fell).

Adam Arjuna

Rated 3.0/5.0 4 months ago

A great place to organised a special occasion with big no. of groups. Dining with big groups can be very time-consuming especially in a restaurant. So the best is having it in a buffet restaurant. Restaurant is at level 2 of Fairmont Hotel. Service was alright. Unfortunately, food quality wise is on the average side. In my opinion, for a buffet that cost you more than $50 above, you would expect a very good quality of dishes. So it’s best not to put high expectations on the food. Nevertheless, still a great place to hold a big special occasion with your love ones. Please be alarmed, it can be very noisy once it’s full house and expect long ques on the buffet line.

Richard Cheah

Rated 3.0/5.0 6 months ago

My family was on holiday in Fairtmont Hotel. Stopped in for our complimentary breakfast and had a decent great meal. The atmosphere is cozy and pleasant. The buffet style here offers local dishes from different races. I wouldn't gives a top notch rating for the fact that the normal coffee was simply diluted or perhaps one is drinking hot water. Immediately I get the waiter to clear off and asked for an Expresso specially brewed from the coffee machine. Everything about this restaurant was never really fantastic. The place though was clean and smelled good. The only setback was the restaurant needs to be more selective when comes to hiring good waiter. I have a waiter that was so desperate to clear off the leftover sugar packets, INCLUDING MY EXPRESSO COFFEE which I had bearly even taken a sip :-( Next, my wife caught the same waiter standing quietly staring at my son playing with his mobile phone for quite some time before she asked her to move away when I was away from the table. Overall, the atmosphere, food and most of the drinks were just slightly above average. The management may need to buck up on their service and food quality. To my family, it was not really a pleasant experience. Hopefully, the restaurant management after reading my review will re-look and improve on them.

kisshen singh

Rated 2.0/5.0 in the last week

Expected quite a bit from this buffet since its Fairmont however got an immediate reality check! After having entered the buffet, I realised that the food options were quite limited considering we were paying $80/pax! Most of food lacked taste or was completely misrepresented. The cold seafood was the only dish worth eating! Although there was a greater selection of desserts, taste wise they were pathetic. The only saviours for the desserts was the Durian and egg tart. For the price point there are definitely better options and it's safe to say I won't be returning.

Ed Chung

Rated 4.0/5.0 2 months ago

It was weekend and we decided to revisit this cafe for it's buffet lunch since our last visit back in 2020 when it was during the Covid19 pandemic with ala carte buffet style with very limited food range. (I had also reviewed it then) It's good to be back here. The restaurant has a lovely and cosy ambience, is spacious and bright. And there is a nice street view. By the way, this is a halal restaurant. During the day of our visit, it was almost full house. The buffet spread was quite wide that includes Asian, International and local cuisines. The foods were generally nice and yummy. Some of the "outstanding" food included the satay, biryani and rendang, herbal chicken soup, fresh seafood like prawns, clams, salmon otak, stir fried pepper prawns, laksa, mee rebus, chilli crabs, rojak, durian pengat, a wide range of pastries and kuehs, desserts and fruits etc. In fact, they named their various buffet counters using the district names of Singapore which is quite interesting. Generally, no complaint on the food. Replenishment of the food was done quite promptly throughout though the refilling of satay was way too slow as the chef was very slow and taking a longer than expected time to slowly grill them despite of the long queue. (in fact, they can first grill them halfway and then regrill them for replenishment instead of grilling the raw ones which will take longer time) Coffee, tea and fruit juices are included in the buffet as well which was good. But for the juices, some were too sweet and others too diluted, in fact, if you take the drinks at different times, they would taste different as the staff was mixing the syrup on the spot when refilling. So it will be good if they can be more consistent in terms of taste. Service crew were friendly and efficient in clearing used plates and utensils. However, the tables were arranged too close to one another (as you can see from my pics) as they probably want to maximise the space. So you can clearly hear what others were conversing about next to you or the surrounding tables (likewise they can also hear what you are saying). At some point of time, it was extremely noisy! Also, if you are sitting in the center, you will have to pass through at least 2 rows of chairs to "go out" to the buffet counters. Luckily the food were spread across the vast area, think they are trying to space out the diners. Overall, we did enjoy our dinning here and have eaten to our heart's content.

Gabriel

Rated 4.0/5.0 6 months ago

Celebrated a brithday here. Food variety and quality is above average. Our favorites were the noodle self service station which had the option of laksa and fish soup. Had 3 rounds of the laksa myself. There is a range of dessert / cakes available too. Ambience was good, service was prompt too with service staff clearing our used plates efficiently. Replenishment of the food could be done better but it is still acceptable. Overall, is a nice place to hang out, chill over its buffet spread.

Stanley

Rated 3.0/5.0 6 months ago

The spread was average, seafood variety not many, dessert was limited too. Overall food quality was decent. Highlight of our meal was their durian pudding, which was really very good. Their Satay and Laksa were great as well. Staffs were friendly and they clear the used plates quickly.

Cindy Sim

Rated 2.0/5.0 3 months ago

If you ask me if I would ever repeat my dining experience here, nope, I will not and I will not recommend anyone to this hotel buffet. I have other hotel restaurants with about same pricing that offer a lot more variety with whole meat. Here at Asian Market Cafe, all I can see bony salmon fish with no replenishment. Food selection was so limited that I have to repeat my carbo intake instead of proteins to fill me up. For coffee, goodness, no latte, no flat white (they are chargeable) but a cannister of ready-brewed coffee and tea. Sad.

Benson Lee

Rated 3.0/5.0 a month ago

It's a very average buffet restaurant, only a few items were nice.. crayfish was not fresh, crabs were not fresh, prawns were alright, and there were NO lobsters... and the aircon in the restaurant is very weak... I don't mind top up a bit more to eat at better ones...

Wei Jie

Rated 4.0/5.0 3 weeks ago

Good variety of dishes including satay, chilli crab. The otah smoked salmon and durian pengat dessert were really nice as well.

Nathaniel Tan

Rated 2.0/5.0 4 months ago

The experience was quite a letdown. If you’ve experienced a buffet breakfast next door at the Clove, a comparison can’t really be made. Decor is alright with Asian-Peranakan flair inspired by road names across Singapore. Service was okay. Selection of food was abysmal. Coffee selection is laughable considering the Fairmont is a 5-star rated hotel. Would not recommend.

Trisha Lim

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

As the name says Asian Market Cafe, this restaurant offers a good spread of Asian food such as satay, laksa, durian pengat and lots more. The laksa broth is real good! Salmon fish and the seafoods are very fresh. Clams are pretty big, crabs a bit small but is ok. They also serve crayfish which is not bad. The wasabi tartare sauce is quite unique cos not everywhere serve this. Satay meats are soft and juicy. Overall they are a really good place for special occasion meal such as birthdays, events, anniversaries etc. The utensils are unique as its printed with peranakan patterns. Service is Ok for buffet standard as most of the foods and drinks are topped up in time 🙂 if you have a local credit card its best to go in pairs in order to enjoy the 1 for 1 promotion.

Joy Lim

Rated 3.0/5.0 3 weeks ago

Wide range of asian spread to choose from. Zichar style, Malay stays etc.. The cold seafood : Fresh juicy prawns! The crab is just way too small. Sashimi is good as well You can cook your own noodles as well! Was there on a weekday lunch and they serve DIY rojak! The sauce paste is good! The satay taste not too bad. Wish that the dessert had more options to choose from. As it's a buffet , there is not much to expectations on the service here.

Donald-Eric Lim

Rated 5.0/5.0 3 months ago

Came here for a staff lunch and enjoyed the lunch buffet. The Asian Market Cafe really lives up to its name. They have a wide variety of food from local to South-east Asian and even Japan. You’ll be hard pressed to sample every dish on offer but every dish I tried was delicious and tasted authentic. They even have a make-it-yourself rojak and laksa station. One dish that stood out for me was the red curry oxtail stew. The oxtail was flavourful and fall-apart-tender. They also have a wide range of desserts from make-it-yourself chendol to durian pengat to Peranakan kueh to cakes. Do come with an empty stomach so you can sample everything on offer.

Juro

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

Wide selection of food available, staff are prompt in refilling when the food runs out. Foos is decent tasting but not amazing, but it's to be expected for buffet places. Fan favourites are the durian puree and the teh tarik.

Elizabeth Chew

Rated 5.0/5.0 2 months ago

One of the best buffets in Singapore - with international fare and local delicacies. The quality has improved since we last came. The oxtail was tender; the chilli crab was spicy and meaty; the seafood and sashimi were fresh. Great variety of local specialities - nonya kueh, laksa, satay and rojak. I was surprised at how good the Indonesian cuisine was. Of course, I ended my meal with the durian pengat, a must-try at the Asian Market Cafe. Highly recommended buffet for Singaporeans and foreigners alike.

Wendy Gee

Rated 5.0/5.0 a month ago

The food was so good that we went here every day for brekkie. Hot menu changed daily and there was also a chef to custom make egg dishes to your specifications. Wonderful mix of Asian (Muslim) and Euro dishes. Fruit was wonderfully ripe and tasty. Restaurant was super busy on Saturday morning but weekdays were easy.

Syirah Abdullah

Rated 4.0/5.0 a month ago

overall great dining in terms of food quality and service. we went on a sat night for dinner was almost full house. and was so rowdy? ahahah but the staff were quick and apt in replenishing the displayed food 👍🏻 only for me personally, i don’t like the rush and the “kiasu-ness”. and didn’t really take ALOT at one go (unlike most of them there, the laksa bowl was overloaded?… like relaaax guys)… and unfortunately missed out on trying some dishes. other than that the seafood on ice was fresh and delightful! also the nian gao (lucky i took 2 pieces to try at first), by 9pm it’s GONE 🥲 perhaps next time i should visit on a weekday to avoid the ravening crowd 😮‍💨

Roc Koh

Rated 5.0/5.0 a week ago

We had the opportunity to hold our humble company appreciation dinner for the staffs here for a simple buffet dinner. Personally, the buffet spread as expected revolves around Asian food in particular many local delights, worthy of mentioning are the chilli crab, durian mousse and laksa! They have live seafood station with sashimi. And unlike many places they offer crayfish! Above mentioned are definitely my personal favourites. And I love how they labelled each station as different locality of Singapore. For example Geylang road was the dessert station. No pun intended. Something that truly amazed me, was the working attitude and diligence of the servers and chefs. Our table was almost cleared promptly whenever we finished our food. Water being top up constantly. And this was despite the restaurant being fully packed! Although the workload is tough i must say the crew are professional and put on the warmest smile when serving :) really appreciate the service! Our experience at Asian Market Cafe was definitely a pleasant one! We look forward to more sessions here :)

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