Restaurant Review: Zaffron Kitchen, Singapore

Aside from Merlion, Sentosa and other tourist attractions, what else comes to mind when you think of Singapore? That’s right: food. Singapore’s cuisine is as varied as the number of cultures living peaceably in the Lion City. No matter what your taste bud desires, you can find the best of it in Singapore.


I had a very filling lunch in Zaffron Kitchen!

When I attended the Singapore Blog Awards together with 16 other international bloggers, I had a chance to see how good the restaurants in Singapore are. We went to Zaffron Kitchen in Oasia Hotel for lunch, and if there’s one word that could describe my experience there, it would be: excellent!

Zaffron—a name derived from one of the finest spices in the world, saffron—is an all-day buffet international restaurant located in the lobby of Oasia. There weren’t a lot of choices, especially for someone like me who’s a pescatarian, but what they had was really good quality.


Zaffron Kitchen is an international buffet-style restaurant.

There was a live carving station where you could order a selection of fresh sashimi. I had a slice each of salmon and tuna, and it was juicy and tasted really fresh!

I also loved their selection of cheeses, reminding me of my trip to Europe where I gorged on a variety of cheese that could never found in the Philippines.


Zaffron’s various cheeses…


…and platters of fresh fruit.

After checking out the buffet tables, I ended up with a plateful of fruits, nuts, oyster omelette, sashimi, tofu, kimchi, and other vegetables. There were actually a lot of other choices, from the delicious laksa to chicken and other meat dishes. However, I only noted the ones that I had been able to eat.

Dessert was another sinful experience! There was and a large number of choices, from fruits and jelly, to ice cream and cakes. I chose ice cream; Zaffron offered the super popular Cold Stone Premium brand, and even though I was trying to cut down on sweets, I just had to have a serving of it. My blogger friends had the time of their lives mixing and different flavors, but I stuck with my favorite: coffee, mixed with pistachio and sprinkled with candy and marshmallow.


Cold Stone ice cream is beyond compare!

All in all, Zaffron Kitchen exceeded expectations and confirmed my impression of Singapore restaurants in general. Not only were the food fresh and delicious and the place clean and roomy, the staff also exerted a lot of efforts to please their customers. You certainly can’t ask more than that!

Zaffron Kitchen
Oasia Hotel Lobby
8 Sinaran Drive
Singapore 307470

Buffet Pricing: (Subject to changes for monthly promotions)
Breakfast: S$26++
Lunch: S$35++
Dinner: S$45++
(Children between 6-12 years dine for half the price)

7 thoughts on “Restaurant Review: Zaffron Kitchen, Singapore

  1. August 31, 2012 at 11:13 am

    zaffron is considered as the most expensive spice . What a genuine way to have it as a name for a resto… from your description ,the food served in the resto are already popping on my mind . I bet they are excellent! thanks for sharing

  2. August 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Whoa. Too bad I missed this place when I was in Singapore last year. Darn. If there is anything I love more than buffets, it is international buffets

  3. August 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    @ LoveMindanao: Yeah, zaffron the spice is expensive. Fortunately, the buffet is not so much 🙂
    @ Aldous: Love international buffets too as you have a LOT of choices!

  4. August 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    So this is a store to go in SG.. I will definitely visit the place.. soon.. heheheeh

  5. September 2, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I’ve never been to Sinagpore. Not yet. So I’ll definitely keep this restaurant in mind! 😀

  6. September 2, 2012 at 8:02 am

    The photos looks very appetizing. Makes me crave for fruits and asian cuisine.

  7. September 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    @ Geemiz: Yep, it’s worth a visit!
    @ Aileen: Good to know you’re considering it 🙂
    @ Angel: They don’t only look appetizing, they tasted very delicious too!

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