Nothing can whet your appetite quite like a buffet can – just imagine the incredible spread of food each with its tantalising aroma wafting through the air 🤤


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Our general perception of buffets (especially hotel ones!) are that they are expensive, but that need not be the case – not in JB, at least! Gather your makan buddies and dive in for the ultimate irresistible feast at these affordable halal buffets in JB 😍

RM50 And Below

1. Salt ‘n’ Pepper Café Restaurant, Berjaya Waterfront Hotel

Located on the beachfront property of Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, Salt ‘n’ Pepper Café Restaurant offers a gorgeous view of the Straits of Johor along with its scrumptious spread of steamboat and BBQ buffet!


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Featuring distinct local favourites and delectable international cuisine, seafood lovers are in for a real treat here 😋 And the whole concept of a steamboat makes for a truly memorable meal with your loved ones.


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Be sure to taste some of their desserts that have been so carefully, and beautifully curated. The variety here is wide so regardless of your preference, you’d be sure to find something that suits your fancy!


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Price: From RM50 for weekend dinner (12pm – 9pm)
Address: 88 Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia

2. Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

Seeking respite in a charming terrace enclave surrounded by a lush garden? Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace provides just that unrivalled ambiance! This alluring space serves an excellent combination of local and continental favourites with the occasional live cooking of Asian and local delicacies.


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Fresh seafood on ice is a crowd pleaser for sure and you’ll definitely be happy to munch on these beautifully cooked crab claws, mussels and shrimps!


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And as you gaze at the pool from your seats, warm your tummy by savouring their array of cooked food!


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Price: From RM50 for lunch and RM70 for dinner
Address: Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai Johor, Malaysia

Bonus: The Marcopolo Kitchen

Combining the best of Italian and Asian favourites, the Marcopolo Kitchen is a family-friendly restaurant that focuses on great value with a hearty menu. From now until 19th August, they are having a great all-you-can-eat promotion  featuring an Italian and Western food buffet from as low as RM35 😱


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Dreaming of unlimited pizzas, pastas and burgers? Then embark on a culinary adventure here and satisfy your growling stomachs!

The restaurant has a separate menu for their all-you-can-eat buffet and features, apart from pastas and pizzas, mains like grilled salmon, grilled chicken chop as well as soups, salads, appetizers and of course desserts like tiramisu and crème brulee!


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Freshly baked handmade pizzas with seasonal toppings lovingly selected for a bite that bursts with flavours… Bet you can’t wait to sink your teeth into this 😉


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P.S. Do note there are terms and conditions stipulated for this impressive promotional buffet available on their Facebook page. We also recommended making a reservation in advance!

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Price: From RM35 all-day
Address: No. 35, Jalan Indah 15/2,Taman Bukit Indah 81200, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

From RM51 to RM100

3. Café Para Para, Grand Paragon Hotel

Situated along the Tebrau Highway, Grand Paragon Hotel is a short drive from the causeway and here is where a buffet of local and international delights awaits you! At Café Para Para, get ready to be spoilt for choice as you will be presented with an irresistible spread of local and international food fare that includes roast meats, noodle stations, and even a live satay live station that will grilled the skewers fresh to order!


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With such comfortable indoor seating, it looks like you may be spending a while here savouring every option Café Para Para has on display! Don’t miss their beautifully crafted desserts too! They are more than enough to satisfy any sweet tooth cravings 😉


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Price: From RM45 for breakfast (5:30am – 10:30am); From RM62 for weekday lunch (12pm – 2:30pm) & weekend hi tea (12pm – 4pm)
Address: 18 Jalan Harimau, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

4. Palm Garden Coffee House, New York Hotel

If a convenient location is your top priority, look no further than Palm Garden Coffee House at the New York Hotel. It’s a mere 10-minute drive from the Johor Bahru-Singapore Causeway and this is where you get to enjoy a great gourmet experience at affordable prices!


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With a menu consisting of Asian and Western delicacies, there’s definitely something for everyone at Palm Garden Coffee House. Local flavours like stir-fried dishes along with fresh seafood line the buffet so you might want to take your time trying everything out 🤤


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If the Asian dishes and assortment of meats, grills and seafood weren’t enough to fill you up, head on over to their selection of gorgeous desserts that taste as good as they look 😍


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Price: From RM55 for weekday lunch (12pm – 2:30pm) and weekend hi tea (12pm – 4pm)
Address: 22 Jalan Dato’ Abdullah Tahir, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Above RM100

5. Amaya Food Gallery, Hotel Amari Johor Bahru

Constantly inspired by local street food culture, Amaya Food Gallery often features themed buffets that highlight Malaysia’s culinary melting pot.

From July until the end of September, the theme is “Flavours of Asia”! This exciting buffet spread is inspired from the fusion cuisines of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Take your pick of crowd favourites such as Thai green curry chicken, Penang assam laksa, Lorong Selamat char kway teow, Singapore black pepper crab and Chef Faiz’s lamb caramel 🤤


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Plus, specially for Saturday dinners, you will be served 500 grams of Sri Lankan Chili Crab for 2 persons right at your table! It’s time to dive deep into a crab feast 🦀


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And of course, there’s always room for pretty desserts, right? Don’t leave Amari Food Gallery without a sample of their picture perfect petite fours!


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Price: From RM105 for dinner on Thursdays and Fridays; RM148 for dinner on Saturdays which includes 500g of Sri Lankan Chili Crab for 2
Address: Level 6 of Hotel Amari Johor Bahru, 82C, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

6. Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton

For seafood fiends, here’s another awesome option for you! Makan Kitchen boasts of a great seafood buffet every Friday and Saturday with an amazing assortment of fresh and grilled seafood that you can definitely look forward too.


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Boiled shellfish on ice, masterfully crafted sashimi, fishes that are broiled, steamed, roasted and barbequed – there certainly are many ways you can enjoy the ocean’s freshest produce. And at the Indian cuisine station, try the fiery bursts of masala and dal maharani as well as seafood dishes seasoned with classically Indian spices like tandoori-marinated baby lobster and saffron salmon fish tikka!

On top of that, Makan Kitchen also features live cooking stations with local delights that are not to be missed like the laksa and satay stations.


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Along with the wide variety of seafood, the Kitchen’s perfect mix of traditional and modern desserts are also bound to entice you!


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Price: From RM130 for dinners Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30m to 10:30pm
Address: 12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, 80000, Malaysia

Bet we’ve stirred up a big appetite! The best part is that the long weekend is coming up, so grab your makan buddies and head to JB for a whirlwind of a feast 🤗

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