10 restaurants with festive meals to try this Ramadan
From Italian to Persian food, here are some special meals to try!
Ramadan holds a special place in the hearts of Muslims as a time for them to get closer to Allah, reflect and seek forgiveness for any wrongdoings.
It is also an opportunity to scrumptious meals while breaking their fasts, or look forward to the feasts during the festive Hari Raya Puasa period.
With Ramadan starting on Thursday (Mar 23), many restaurants are running special promotions and meals for the fasting month and Hari Raya Puasa.
Here are 10 restaurants with festive meals to try this Ramadan.
Between Mar 20 and Apr 23, the homegrown fast food chain is offering innovative dishes specially curated for the fasting month.
These new dishes are also featured in special packages like the Sedap Ramadan Combo ($18) and the Ramadan Family Feast ($60).
Aside from the dishes, PastaMania will also give back to the community through its partnership with Badan Agama dan Pelajaran Radin Mas (BAPA), a non-profit social organisation helping Muslim families in need.
Customers can also donate $5, $10 or $20 when they dine in-store, and PastaMania will match donation amounts.
The new dishes and packages are available for both dine in and home delivery, excluding the Sedap Ramadan combo. Different delivery charges will also apply, based on the selected dishes or packages.
Aside from the usual Hari Raya furniture and decoration deals, IKEA also features a new menu with Ramadan-themed dishes at the Swedish food market.
This includes the Nasi kerabu and chicken leg with sweet spicy sauce ($8.90) and the six piece chicken wings with sweet spicy sauce ($8.90), which are both available from now to Apr 30. Other items include the lamb shank with mixed vegetables ($15.90) and the mini ondeh cake ($4).
The promotion is applicable to all three IKEA outlets in Alexandra, Tampines and Jurong while stocks last.
3. Window on the Park at Holiday Inn Singapore (Orchard City Centre)
If you’re looking to dine in somewhere more classy, Holiday Inn Singapore is hosting a Ramadan buffet at its halal-certified restaurant, Window on the Park.
The buffet boasts a delectable selection of dishes from the Malay and Mediterranean cuisines. This includes the ayam bakar sambal kicap, soto ayam soup, lamb chop rendang with kerisik sauce and Turkish lamb stew with okra.
Other dishes include those from various Asian and local cuisines, such as Korean kimchi fried rice, Singapore chilli crab and black pepper crab. Desserts include hot pengat pisang (banana and coconut soup) with sago and a variety of Malay kueh.
Complimentary dates are also available at every table, along with free-flow iced bandung and iced lemon tea.
The buffet runs from Mar 22 to Apr 22. Those interested to dine in at Window on the Park can also enjoy 10 per cent off for reservations. This promotion is limited to 30 reservations per day.
4. Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant at Furama RiverFront
Kintamani offers authentic Indonesian cuisine, with its Ramadan menu featuring kerang masak tauco (mussels with fermented beans) and udang bijirin (cereal prawns).
The restaurant’s Ramadan buffet runs from Mar 23 to Apr 21.
The buffet costs $42 for adults, with 30 per cent off for senior citizens aged 60 and above and 40 per cent off for kids aged between 6 to 12. Each table of diners will also receive a free serving of chilli crab during dinner.
Those interested to dine in at Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant can book their reservations here.
5. Butter Bean
Halal-certified creative Nanyang coffee concept Butter Bean has prepared a festive Butter Together promotion this Ramadan.
Available till Apr 23, the promotion includes an exclusive menu that is a showcase of distinctly-nostalgic flavours, updated with a modern twist.
The Lontong Sedap includes deep-fried crinkle cut ketupat fries, which adds a crunch to the savoury stew prepared with rempah (spice), vegetables and coconut cream.
The Butter Milk Chick features deep-fried pandan-marinated chicken bites tossed in a rich béchamel sauce infused with fragrant curry leaves. It is also served in omu-rice style with Butter Bean’s signature omelette and steamed white rice.
Festive cookies are also available, with the addition of the new pineapple golden cheese tart and onde-onde cookie. These cookies cost $14.80 per bottle.
The Butter Together promotion also includes various in-store offers and celebratory delivery deals, which can be found further in detail via Butter Bean’s website.
6. 21 on Rajah
The Ramadan buffet special at 21 on Rajah, which is available from Mar 23 to Apr 21, features a huge mix of Mediterranean cuisine coupled with local favourites and other South East Asian delights.
It is available from Mondays to Thursdays, between 6pm and 10pm.
The buffet costs $62 for adults and $31 for children aged between 5 and 12 years old. Those interested can book a reservation via the restaurant’s website.
Nandos, known for its juicy, grilled PERi PERi chicken, is offering its Ramadan Classics platter that caters up to four people.
The Ramadan Classics platter costs a total of $74, at $18.50 per person. The promotion is available at all Nandos outlets islandwide and is only applicable for dine-ins.
Named Best Halal Restaurant at the Halal Awards in 2020, Elfuego is presenting an eight course Omakase menu as its Ramadan exclusive.
From Mar 22 to Apr 21, diners can expect dishes from a fusion of Italian and Western cuisine. This includes appetisers like the lobster pasta and crab croquette, along with main courses such as pan-roasted barramundi and slow-cooked US beef short ribs.
Those interested to dine in at Elfuego are encouraged to book before Mar 31 to enjoy a 10 per cent early bird discount.
The Omakase menu is available for dine-in from Mar 22 till Apr 21, excluding the eve of and public holidays. Diners are also required to pre-order at least one day in advance.
Shabestan is celebrating Ramadan with its six course Sham-e-Bahaar menu that boasts the best flavours from the Persian and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Shabestan’s Ramadan menu is available every day between Mar 22 and Apr 21 and starts from $119 per person.
Those interested can book dinner reservations at Shabestan here.
10. Bumi Cafe
If you’re looking for a place to eat around Kampong Glam, you might want to check out Gedung Kuning’s Bumi Café.
The new open-air concept cafe features small bites from a good mix of Asian cuisines, including fusion dishes from Indian, Malay and Indonesian cuisines.
The cafe also has live music performances on the weekends.
Reservations cost $88 for adults and $48 for children aged between 5 and 11 years old. Those who are keen to dine in at Bumi Cafe can book their reservations from its website.