5 BEST Places to eat in Bugis: From Buffets to Bars


By ashley

Hanging out at Bugis in groups? Studying in NLB when the hunger pangs strike? Fret not, for Bugis is loaded with places to save you from your cravings. From buffets to bars, this is your ultimate guide to dining in this vibrant and lively town. Read on to up your food game!

1. Captain K Seafood

Craving for a unique seafood experience? Check out Captain K for a decadent seafood extravaganza like no other! Just a 5-minute walk from Bugis MRT, Captain K Seafood Tower is a two-storey restaurant serving a whopping 9-tiered seafood tower with a customisable menu for events. Famous for its healthy cooking method, the ingredients are steamed and stacked up in towers before being served. The juices from the different seafoods will then drip down to the bottom layer, creating a tasty broth used as a base for other ingredients, including wagyu sliced beef, vegetables, assorted meatballs and many more! The soup bases offered include Korean seaweed soup, Kimchi soup and Ginseng Chicken Soup. The 4kg King Crab is a die-die must try dish that is NOT to be missed!

Captain K is currently having an army stew lunch promotion of $28.80++ !

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Opening hours: Monday (1730-2230), Tuesday-Thursday (1130-1500, 1730-2200), Friday (1130-1500, 1730-2300), Saturday (1130-1500, 1700-2300), Sunday (1130-1500, 1700-2230)

Address: 112 Middle Road, #01-00 Midland House Singapore 188970

2. Jiu Gong Ge Hotpot

Located near Bugis Cube, this cosy resaturant is famous for its seafood steamboat set for $118++ (2-3 pax) or $148++ (3-4 pax). It is a hotpot of fresh seafood ingredients- from crabs to mussels and prawns. We chose the mala soup base and we love how the seafood is soaked with the broth and becomes so flavourful. The most memorable part is how everything is cooked in a mega huge pot and everyone tucks in, highlighting the unique communal eating experience. Everything here is so fresh and you can even choose your own condiments to go along with the seafood. It is definitely a perfect buffet alternative for a rainy weather!

For more visuals, check out our video!

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday (11am-12pm)

AddressNorth Bridge Road Bugis Cube #01-02, 470, Singapore 188735

3.Rabbit Owl Depot

With Rabbit Owl Depot launching 3 new breakfast sets, you’ll be spoiled for choice when choosing what to feast on that day. New menu items include – Tuna Flaked Mayo Croffles set ($8.90), Classic Egg Mayo set ($7.90) and the Turkey Ham & Cheese set ($8.90). All sets come with black coffee or English breakfast tea. Definitely a great place to chill while having a catch-up sesh with friends.

Operating Hours:
Monday – Thursday (9am to 10pm)
Friday (9am to 11pm)
Saturday (12-11pm)
Sunday (1-6pm)

Address: 420 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188727

4. Kane Mochi

There is always space for dessert, am I right?

We first tried Kane Mochi at their Punggol branch and were instantly sold by their wide variety of flavours and delicious ice creams! Thankfully, they also have an outlet in Bugis so all you mochi enthusiasts can get your fix in town! Kane mochi has a wide range of flavours, from Thai Milk Tea to Taro and Mocha Chips. They are sold at $2.30 per piece, $5.90 for 3 pieces, $11.50 for 6 pieces and $17 for 9 pieces. The mochi skin is not too thick and filled with the creamy ice-cream. It is just the perfect snack after a nice meal.

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Monday- Sunday)

Address: #02-50, 201 Victoria St, Singapore 188067 (Level 2 Linkway of Bugis +)

5. Joo Bar

Well, how about heading to the bar after a good shopping therapy at Bugis? We took the road less traveled and discovered a quaint bar just opposite Bugis Junction! It is opened by a couple who brought in sticky and E!ght Korean Barbecue to Singapore. Joo Bar was their first non-franchise establishment. They wanted to incorporate the Korean culture into the local scene and hence, they decided to experiment making their own makgeolli, which refers to Korean Rice Wine.

Other than the interesting array of Makgeolli and Sojitu, they also serve bite-sized snacks such as its well-known Roasted Mangalitsa Pork Belly to go together with the liquor. It is definitely a bar worth visiting, especially if you have an adventurous taste in liquor!

To have a closer look of the concept of the bar, read our review here.

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 12pm to 2pm and 5.30pm to 12am, Saturday to Sunday – 5.30pm to 12am

Address: 5 Tan Quee Lan Street, Singapore 188094


So for the non-mainstream explorers, this is definitely a guide for you to try out!

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