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Dining & Buffet Credit Card Promotions and 1-for-1 Deals (May 2023)

Embark on a culinary adventure this May 2023 with Asian, Western and International buffets. Use our recommended credit cards and get savings on your dining experiences!
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There is nothing quite as Singaporean as hunting down the best local gastronomic joints. That is, until you combine that with finding the best deals for these mouth watering dining experiences!

For the month of May, no matter whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate Mother's day or simply wants to have a good meal at a steal, we have scoured Singapore just to find the best dining promotions for you.

From Asian, western to international hotel buffets, here are the best 1-for-1 dining buffets happening in Singapore this May 2023.

Element (Amara Hotel Singapore)

Use any of your UOB credit cards to be eligible for the 1-for-1 seafood buffet. Make a reservation here to try out their sumptuous international seafood feast.

Element amara hotel seafodd buffet 1 for 1
Source: Amara Hotel

The Place

Situated at the heart of Tanjong Pagar, Element is a restaurant-bar that offers a robust international spread. The cozy restaurant atmosphere combined with the wide selection of seafood, prepared in both appetising European styles as well as well-loved Asian flavours make for an enjoyable buffet dining experience for the whole family.

Food Highlights

Alaska Crab Leg, Oyster, Half Shell Scallop, Slipper Lobster, Salmon and Tuna Sashimi, Sambal Squid, Wok-fried Prawns, Desert Bar

Each adult diner is also entitled to two complimentary glasses of alcoholic beverage. You are able to chose between beer or their house pour red or white wine.


Available from now till 31 May 2023, the 1-for-1 promotions for UOB cardholders means that this seafood extravageza is affordably priced at only S$44++ per person. The lunch buffest is available on Monday to Friday from 12 - 2.30 pm and their dinner buffest is available on Tuesday to Saturday from 6 - 9 pm.

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UOB One Credit Card: UOB One Credit Card: Highest Flat Rate Cashback Card

UOB One Credit Card offers one of the highest cashback rates at up to 15% for everyday spend on categories such as groceries, online shopping, food deliveries, transport, utilities and more.
  • Pros
    • Good fit for budgets of at least S$2,000 per month
    • Easy cashback on daily spend
    • Gives rebates for paying bills
    • Cons
      • Doesn't fit high budgets or low/inconsistent budgets
      • Annual fee

      Korean Fusion BBQ (Dunlop Street)

      Book through Chope using your cashback credit card for Korean Fusion BBQ’s buffet in Singapore. Food highlights include a wide variety of meat and seafood selections available to barbecue.

      korean fusion bbq dunlop late night
      Source: Burpple

      The Place

      Are you a fan of all-you-can-eat Korean fusion barbeque? Look no further. Korean Fusion BBQ at Dunlop Street is a fan-favourite hotspot with a wide variety of meats and seafood for you to choose from. What's even better is that they are open until 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays to cater to your late-night cravings after a night out on the town!

      Food Highlights

      A wide variety of seafood and marinated meats including the classics like pork belly and char siew as well as their special marinades such as bak kwa pork belly and lychee pork.


      Book through Chope’s app or website through Chopedeals to enjoy this 1-for-1 buffet promotion.

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      Citi Cash Back Card: Global Rebates on Food

      Citi Cash Back Card offers highest available cashback on petrol (20.88%), followed by groceries (8%) and dining (6%). Another benefit is cashback rates apply both at home and abroad.
      • Pros
        • Great dining and groceries rewards
        • High petrol discounts
        • Cons
          • Lacks shopping and entertainment rewards
          • Not suitable for lower budgets

          Shin Minori

          Use any of your HSBC credit cards to be eligible for the 1-for-1 Omizu lunch buffet or bento set promotion. Make a reservation via phone call with Shin Minori and quote Entertainer with HSBC to enjoy a quality Japanese lunch.

          Shin Minori Buffet bento set singapore
          Source: Open Rice

          The Place

          Shin Minori aims to bring authentic Japanese cuisine to diners at an affordable price. They boast an extensive ala-carte Japanese buffet menu of more than 220 dishes, comprising of a variety of fresh sashimi, various sushi types, teppanyaki, grilled and deep fried dishes and many more.

          If you are not looking for a lunch buffet, their HSBC 1-for-1 dining promotion is also available for their bento sets. With a careful curation of quality meats, salad, miso soup and desert, the bento sets are truly a bang for their buck.

          Furthermore, with a choice of two outlets, one at Katong Square on East Coast Road and the other at UE Square on Clemenceau Avenue, it is extra convenient to dine at this authentic Japanese establishment.

          Food Highlights

          Omizu Lunch Buffet - Sashimi, Tamaki, Japanese Oyster, Yakimono (grilled skewers), Japanese Style Taco Shells, a selection of Udon, Soba and Ramen dishes

          Bento Set - Premium Raw Fish, Soft Shell Crab, Hokkaido Snow Pork, Grilled Black Cod, Pan-Fried Pork Belly


          From now until 30 December 2023, the Omizo buffet is priced at S$S$62.90++ for adults and S$49.90++ for children while the Bento sets range from S$27.90 to S$36.90 before promotion. HSBC cardholders will get to enjoy great savings with the 1-for-1 dining promotion.

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          HSBC Visa Platinum Credit Card: Accumulate cashback on local dining with no Fees

          PROMO: Qualified customers can get a Samsonite Prestige 69cm Spinner Exp or up to S$150 cash back
          HSBC Visa Platinum Credit Card offers a respectable 5% cash rebate on local dining and grocery spending. The low requirement of just S$12,500 in annual spend to waive the card's annual fee makes the HSBC Visa Platinum Credit Card particularly attractive.
          • Pros
            • Great local dining & groceries rewards
            • Suitable for moderate budgets (S$1,600+/month)
            • Cashback & miles rewards
            • Cons
              • Limited miles & travel perks
              • Not suitable for frequent online shoppers

              Blue Jasmine (Holiday Inn Singapore Little India)

              Use any of your DBS/POSB credit cards to be eligible for the 1-for-1 three-course set menu. Make a reservation via phone call with Blue Jasmine to enjoy your next traditional Thai meal with a classy dining experience.

              Blue Jasmine Singapore Buffet Holiday Inn
              Source: Burpple

              The Place

              Blue Jasmine offers a causal yet elegant dining experience with their beautiful Asian-inspired interior design. Their mosaic flooring and wood furnishing provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your three course meal, where you will be served the best of Southern Thai cuisine.

              Food Highlights

              Deep-fried Thai fish cake, Devil wings, Vegetable spring roll, Green Mango Salad, Papaya salad, Chicken massaman curry, Beef red curry, Lemongrass seabass, Vegetable green curry with tofu, Red ruby, Mango sticky rice


              Available from now till 30 June 2023, the three-course dining experience is a steal at only S$65++ per adult for DBS/POSB cardholders.

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              DBS Altitude Visa: Affordable Miles & Luxury Perks

              PROMO: New DBS/POSB Cardmembers can get up to S$150 with a min. spend of $800
              DBS Altitude Visa Card is an excellent credit card for average spenders who prioritise travel perks. Ultimately, if you want to enjoy top privileges with respectable rewards rates, all without paying a fee, DBS Altitude Card is the best option for you.
              • Pros
                • Great for online travel bookings
                • Cons
                  • Those willing to pay an annual fee for more bonus miles
                  • Affluent travellers who are willing to pay a high fee for luxury travel perks

                  Sun's Cafe (Hotel Grand Pacific)

                  Use any of your Maybank, UOB, DBS/POSB or HSBC credit cards to be eligible for the 1-for-1 Peranakan lunch and dinner buffet in Singapore. Food highlights include Peranakan, Asian and Western dishes.

                  asian peranakan buffet suns cafe in a hotel restaurant
                  Sun's Cafe Buffet

                  The Place

                  Craving for scrumptious Nyonya cuisine? Also located in the vicinity of Bugis MRT, Sun’s Cafe at Hotel Grand Pacific is home to one of the largest Peranakan buffets around.

                  Enjoy a plethora of Peranakan, Asian, and Western plates and desserts in a sleek and classy setting. An ala-carte menu is also available if you are craving dishes like Hainanese chicken rice, pasta and steak.

                  Food Highlights

                  Sambal Prawns, Itik Siok, Beef Rendang, Babi Pongteh, Nyonya Laksa, Nasi Lemak, Kueh Pie Tee, Nyonya Kuehs.


                  Available from now till 31 December 2023, make sure to use one of your Maybank, UOB, DBS/POSB or HSBC credit cards to get the most value out of your Peranakan feast.

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                  Maybank Family & Friends MasterCard: Cashback in SG & MY

                  Maybank Family & Friends is one of the most flexible cashback cards on the market, allowing customers to self-select 5 cashback categories on which they earn 8% cashback.
                  • Pros
                    • Good for budgets of S$800/month
                    • Awards 8% cashback on 5 categories of your choice
                    • 3 year annual fee waiver
                    • Great to use in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines
                    • Cons
                      • Merchant restrictions
                      • Lacks miles & travel perks

                      Plate (Carlton City Hotel Singapore)

                      Use any of your OCBC, DBS/POSB or Citibank credit cards to be eligible for the 1-for-1 Sea & Grill Dinner Buffet promotion. Make a reservation via phone call with Plate, Carlton City Hotel Singapore to enjoy a chic and modern lunch. When you’re there, you'll be sure to make a beeline towards the different food stations to pick up anything you fancy.

                      plate carlton city buffet
                      Plate, Carlton City

                      The Place

                      Surrounded by lush greenery and bathed in natural sunlight, Plate is a vibrant and contemporary restaurant that offers some of the finest culinary creations. Showcasing a specially curated menu of international cuisines, with the highlight being their char-grilled meats and fresh seafood, Plate provides a relaxing dining experience that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.

                      Food Highlights

                      Plate offers an exquisite range of local dishes, including an enticing selection of tempura, chilled soba noodles and more.

                      Their true highlights would be their seafood-on-ice selection which includes dishes like half-shell scallops, snow crab legs, fresh oysters and even Boston lobster.

                      There is also a carving station with slow-roasted beef rib-eye and slow-baked whole salmon. Not to mention, a wide selection of cheeses and bread, hot mains and desserts.


                      Available from now till 30 December 2023 the buffet costs S$118 per adult and S$59 per child before the promotion. With the 1-for-1 dining promotion available to OCBC, DBS/POSB and Citibank cardholders, you have many card options to get the most bang for your buck.

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                      OCBC 365 Card: Rebates for Essentials

                      OCBC 365 Card is an excellent credit card for average spenders. If you want to enjoy rewards no-fee rebates on daily essential spending, OCBC 365 Card is good option for you.
                      • Pros
                        • 6% rebate on dining, 3% on groceries, transport, utilities, online travel
                        • Fee waiver with S$10,000 annual spend
                        • Up to 22.1% fuel savings at Caltex, 20.2% at Esso
                        • Cons
                          • 0.3% rebate on general spend
                          • High S$800 minimum spend requirement

                          Now you have a handy list of 1-for-1 buffets promotions in January 2023 in Singapore. Combine these delectable offers with cashback credit cards and dining credit cards to save more on great food!

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                          Fiona Ling

                          Fiona is a full-stack marketer working in the digital sphere for more than six years.
                          A self-proclaimed foodie and bargain hunter, she wants to bring the best deals and value to the community around the world. When not working on her pet projects, Fiona can be found sipping a coffee while reading a paperbacks or watching mystery thrillers on Netflix and Disney+.

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