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The Rice Table

AsianHalalIndonesianMalayMalay / Indonesian
Named after the Dutch term rijsttafel, this restaurant serves a buffet spread of tantalising Indonesian fare, with up to 20 items available at dinner. The wait staff will bring you a little of everything and you can ask them to top up those items that you would like more of.

Daily: 12:00 - 15:00

Daily: 18:00 - 21:00

+65 68353782
$26 based on 24 submissions
Dinner (8 votes), Lunch (8 votes), Buffet (7 votes)
Celine Asril

Nasi Padang Buffet

While trendy at one time, eat-all-you-can Dutch-style rijsttafel (rice meal) can now only be found at the single outlet of The Rice Table. The price is right for 14 dishes at lunch and 20 dishes at dinner, where unlimited small plates of each dish, such as tahu telor (fried tofu) and sambal kangkong are served to your table. We love the chicken dishes, especially the satay, soto, and fried chicken on the dinner menu. Quick service, halal-certified ingredients and a pleasant dining room add to the no-frills experience. For more best buffet reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/52-best-buffets-in-singapore-*gid-fc280400/photos/#4ddf0700

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18 Oct 2013 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Nasi Padang Buffet

While trendy at one time, eat-all-you-can Dutch-style rijsttafel (rice meal) can now only be found at the single outlet of The Rice Table. The price is right for 14 dishes at lunch and 20 dishes at dinner, where unlimited small plates of each dish, such as tahu telor (fried tofu) and sambal kangkong are served to your table. We love the chicken dishes, especially the satay, soto, and fried chicken on the dinner menu. Quick service, halal-certified ingredients and a pleasant dining room add to the no-frills experience. For more best buffet reviews, read here http://www.hungrygowhere.com/gallery/52-best-buffets-in-singapore-*gid-fc280400/photos/#4ddf0700
05 Sep 2013 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Overrated

I'm an indonesian food lover and have often enjoyed my food while in the native land itself. Was excited to learn that there is a nasi padang buffet in Singapore. However the food was only average. The only thing worth mentioning is their beef rendang which is palatable. The rest of the dishes are just so average. Ambience of the place is good as you can dine in peace. Response time and attentiveness of the staff was very slow. Overall, I would not recommend the place. But it would be good to try, just that it is not a place I would go back again.
13 May 2013 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Fall short of expectation

I had tried the dinner set but unfortunately it falls short of my expectations. Some dishes are nice but some are not. The cuttlefish with that spicy sourish sauce is one of them. The tahu goreng is just so-so. Hence not worth the visit.
08 May 2013 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

great value for money

I finally had the chance to visit The Rice Table - a buffet nasi padang concept after meaning to try it for some time, and I must say I really enjoyed it.

14 items at $17.90 nett on Orchard Road is not something that you come across these days, and to top it up, much of the food was really good too. Must tries are the curry chicken wing, the beef rendang that was really tender, the kang kong which was crunchy and not soggy, the sayur lodeh and the sweet and sour fish. I had a couple of rounds of these items and boy did I leave satisfied.
16 May 2012 • 145 reviews • 29 followers

Quality meets quantity - The Rice Table just has it

To read the review in full with photos, please visit City Nomads - http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/indonesian/115/quality-meets-quantity-at-the-rice-table

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Since first moving to Singapore, I've been to The Rice Table now on several occasions and it never disappoints. Hidden on the second floor of one of the lesser visited malls on Orchard Rd, International Building, you might not know about this place unless a friend happened to tell you about it.

In a nutshell, it has all the ingredients required for a great dining experience. 1. The food is great, 2. Service is friendly and helpful, and the magic number 3. It's excellent value.

If you haven't had the chance to visit yet, I should explain briefly the concept. Ok, so you are sat down and given a menu. It's pretty simple - 'all-you-can-eat' makan and you are served everything to the table in small plates and as much rice as you can eat. If you like a particular dish, just order another one...or three. For lunch, there are up to 14 different dishes avaiable, and dinner is up to 20 dishes...free....flow...

And in case you're straining your eyes in disbelief at the image below, yes the price of this for lunch really is $17.88 nett, and $28.49 for dinner. Cue jaw dropping. The only downside is that tap water here is not free. HOWEVER, they only charge $1.00 for a 600ml Dasani so in this case I'm not going to make a fuss.

What is so remarkable about this is that for this price you are getting excellent food in frankly a nice place. This is no hawker or cheap eatery, the presentation and plating of the individual dishes are lovely and the decor is anything but cheap-feeling. It's simple yet elegant. In fact it's quite a cozy place. Personally I love coming here with a big group of friends and stuffing our faces!

As you can see from the picture above, portions are anything BUT stingy, and the service staff are quick to replace anything you've run out of.....including the fabulously fragrant jasmine rice.

Whilst there very few dishes (apart from the rojak - never been a fan) I didn't like. I defintely had a few favourites. One being the tauhu telor. I adore this dish! Crispy egg coating combined with the soft tofu underneath, all in a fabulous tamarind and sesame sauce. Love it! I may have eaten 2 whole plates of this for myself.

To continue reading the review in full with photos, please visit City Nomads - http://www.citynomads.com/reviews/indonesian/115/quality-meets-quantity-at-the-rice-table