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If you're looking for a halal buffet restaurant in Singapore, Permata is a great option. Located in the Kampong Glam area, this restaurant is led by local celebrity Chef Mel Dean and offers a modern twist on Nusantara cuisine. With a focus on showcasing the diverse and indigenous flavors of the region, Permata is a must-visit for foodies in Singapore.

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Permata Singapore

Permata Singapore was Nominated as
  • Best Halal Restaurant by Halal Awards Singapore 2022
  • ​Finalist for Best Halal Restaurant (Fine Dining) by Epicurian Star Award 2022 & 2023
  • Finalist for Best Bufet by Epicurean Star Award 2023
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Halal Buffet Restaurant in Singapore

Permata offers 1 for 1 halal buffet in SIngapore. Located in the historic Kampong Glam area. The restaurant's name, Permata means "jewel" in Malay, inspired by the gemstone trade that took place in the area in the 1920s.


Led by a local celebrity Chef, Mel Dean, Permata offers 1 for 1 halal buffet menu showcasing the diverse and indigenous flavours of the region from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand and Beyond. 

Permata's Buffet Menu includes a variety of dishes, from Kerabu salads and soups to small plates, mains, desserts and live stations. 


Permata is housed at the beautiful Palladian-style royal mansion, Gedung Kuning at 73 Sultan Gated, located next to the historical Istana Kampong Glam. 

Permata Singapore was nominated as Best Halal Restaurant by Halal Awards Singapore 2022, Finalist for Best Halal Restaurant (Fine Dining) by Epicurean Star Award 2022 & 2023 and Finalist for Best Buffet by Epicurean Star Award 2023.


  • Lunch $78++ for 2 Persons 12 - 3pm Daily

  • Early Dinner Buffet $80++ for 2 persons | Valid on Fri / Sat & Sun from 5 - 6.30 pm

  • Dinner $88++ for 2 Persons

    • Weekday Dinner Buffet | Monday to Thursday from 6 - 10 pm

    • Weekend Dinner Buffet | Friday, Saturday & SundayFirst Seating: 5-7pm | Second Seating: 7.30-9.30pm

  • Kids Buffet

    • 0-5 Years Old & below dine for free

    • 6-10 Years Old - $15++ per child

    • 11 Years Old & Above - $88++ for 2 persons

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Berita, Mediacorp

"SINGAPURA: Restoran Permata Singapore bakal menyajikan hidangan-hidangan baru berkonsep nusantara progresif apabila ia dibuka semula pada 8 Disember ini.

Ini bermakna, para pelanggan akan dapat menikmati makanan-makanan asli nusantara tetapi dihidangkan dengan penampilan serba unik lagi moden dan artistik. Salah satu daripadanya adalah makanan Singapura yang hanya boleh dijamu di negara ini saja; iaitu tidak lain dan tidak bukan Mee Wak Katok - mi yang dihidangkan dengan hirisan daging ‘Chateaubriand’ (bahagian batang pinang). 

Ini adalah konsep yang diperkenalkan oleh Pengarah Kulinari baru Permata Singapore, iaitu Cef Mel Dean, yang tidak asing lagi dalam kalangan masyarakat tempatan.

Beliau, yang turut terkenal dengan trademark 'Kapowww' itu, mencipta dan menyiapkan menu dengan lebih 40 pilihan makanan.

Semuanya makanan yang dekat dengan hati masyakarat nusantara dan dimartabatkan menerusi cara persembahannya yang lain daripada yang lain. Melihat nama setiap hidangan sahaja sudah boleh dibayangkan betapa ‘cantik’ hidangan yang akan disajikan di meja."

Yahoo News!

"Reopening to the public on 8 December this year, Permata Singapore offers classic Nusantara dishes with a progressive, contemporary twist. Situated in the historic Gedung Kuning (meaning ‘yellow mansion’), take in the grandeur of your surroundings while enjoying vibrant, ethnic flavours from dishes like Nasi Ulam Cakerawala, rice balls with spicy and fragrant sambal bajak, salted fish and rice crackers. You can also try Chef Mel Dean’s modern rendition of Nasi Rawon, the Rawon Risotto, or the Percik Lamb Ribs, made with braised New Zealand lamb ribs to recreate the traditional Ayam Percik.


End off your meal on a sweet note with Cek Mek Molek, a sweet potato dessert that you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere in Singapore! The sweet potatoes are fried till golden brown, dusted with icing sugar and crushed almonds, and then finally dipped in espresso caramel before being served with ice-cold vanilla ice cream."


"Hot on the heels of its opening, Permata has now moved on from its buffet spread to a progressive Nusantara menu. It’s led by culinary director chef Mel Dean, so you can expect the same lip-smacking Indonesian and Malay fare but with a modern approach. 

We started our meal with a trio of ulam rice ball, beef salad and the namesake ceviche. The latter is chef’s take on his late native Sarawakian grandmother’s Umai with an addition of blue pea gel and orange ginger gel. Up next, a plate of rawon, which originates from East Java, served a la risotto with stewed beef, ramen egg, coconut floss, strips of tempeh and a healthy dollop of sambal for some heat. Don’t miss out on the botok botok halibut that’s steamed with a medley of Nusantaran spices like curry paste, chilli, lemongrass and grated coconut. Another highlight? The percik lamb ribs braised for four hours. The result: fall-off-the-bone tender meat. Just take note that Permata officially opens its doors to the public on 8 Dec."

The Strait Times