Returning to Todai for another round of the International, Seafood & Sushi Buffet!

Visiting Todai at Marina Bay Sands for their International, Seafood and Sushi buffet during their Grand Opening left me impressed. Be it from the large variety of sushi to the seafoods, grilled meats, pasta, korean, local cuisine and dessert, a significant number of the dishes were creative in their own way be it presentation or even flavour. And I knew I was set to bring my family there for a visit. A round two. Back to the buffet line!

As with the dinner buffets at Todai, there will be servings of the Snow Crab Claw. Sweet and juicy, these were definitely a crowd teaser. But strangely enough, regardless of how popular the Snow Crab Claws are, the main attractions of the show that night were the Freshly Shucked Oysters and the Chilli Crab, both which hailed long queues (partly due to the prying time needed for the oysters and the cooking time for the chilli crab). I didn’t manage to get a picture of the Chilli Crab as each time I get to the station, it would be quickly emptied. Tried a little of the sauce, and I personally found it an excellent rendition! (If you are really hungry for a picture, I managed to grab a shot the previous time. Check it out here)

The buffet range is quite similar this season, so most of the dishes I tried this time round were the memorables and the creations I missed out the previous time.

Sushi is an integral part of the buffet with over tens of varieties. One thing for sure is that the sushi is by large prepared fresh, so not too many is on display at a time on the platter. Nice food for thought.

The sashimi section is decently fresh though I would have loved more variety.

Salads are also a supreme part of the range at Todai.

I know its a sinful carbo-overload, but don’t these Trio Potatoes look decadently heavenly.

A must try the next time I visit Todai again would be the Satay. I found myself visiting back over and over again for more sticks of skewered meat which was so thoughtfully well marinated in deep savoury flavours with a touch of sweetness cascading about it. Each stick was juicy and great on its own.

I noticed a new dish of Italian Style Chicken Cutlets.

And how could the escargots be forgotten =)

Both Mushroom and Margheritta pizzas are on the menu again. Its a nice touch but I would have fancied more and perhaps different varieties every other time its served.


Oodles and oodles of sliced Braised pork belly

Beef and Pork Bulgogi

More Kimchi on the table this time round. I tried everything and particularly fancied the preserved fish roe.


Desserts are largely similar with the usual tantalizing and tart Strawberry mousse, to the baby Madelines, Yoghurt Cheesecakes, Strawberry shortcake, Ice Cream and Fruits. A satisfying and light (in terms of flavour) way to end the entire buffet experience.

My visit on a beautiful Saturday night a fortnight ago to Todai was very nice roundup to what I first experienced. Bringing my grandma and family there was a great way to catch the ambience of the city. It was my grandma’s first time visiting Marina Bay Sands and Todai, and from the way she happily sampled portions here and there from the buffet line, its nice to see that she enjoyed it. My fingers are crossed for a refreshed lineup for more varieties. After all we all love a good buffet =)


The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
2 Bayfront Avenue, B2-001 Singapore 018972

Reservations : 6688 7771
Website :

Opens from :

Lunch: 11.30am to 4.30pm (last order at 4.00pm)
Dinner: 5.30pm to 11.00pm (last order at 10.30pm)

Mondays to Thursdays – S$42++ (adult), S$22++ (child)
Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, Eve of Public Holidays – S$58++ (adult), S$26++ (child)

Mondays to Thursdays – S$54++ (adult), S$26++  (child)
Fridays to Sundays, Public Holidays, Eve of Public Holidays – S$58++ (adult), S$26++ (child)

  • It seems like Todai’s PR quickly caught attention of this article and they would like to share with all the April Promotion’s at the restaurant.

    a) Todai Opening Promotion (until 30th April 2011)

    10% discount and free flow of Korean Strawberries

    b) Todai Lucky Draw (1st April 2011 – 30th April 2011)

    1 chance for every $50 spent where lucky winners will be announced on 10th May 2011, 7pm.

    1st Prize – Weekday – $9999 (2 winners); Weekend – $8888 (2 winners)
    2nd Prize – Flight + Hotel Accommodation at Korea (4 winners)
    3rd Prize – 1 Night Stay at Marina Bay Sands Hotel (4 winners)
    4th Prize – 1 Pair of Dinner Vouchers (40 winners)
    5th Prize – 1 Pair of Lunch Vouchers (40 winners)

    c) 3 + 1 Free Lunch Promotion (15th April 2011 – 30th June 2011)

    For every 4 patrons who dine at Todai Singapore, 1 person dines for free. This promotion is valid on both weekdays and weekends lunch and is exclusive to UOB card members.

    Sounds like a good deal.


  • Hi Jacob,

    Yes I’ve been to Shangri-La The Line recently for my birthday last January.
    I would say that both buffet lines have their strengths with The Line giving
    slightly more attention
    to European, Indian, Local and Middle Eastern cuisine. And not forgetting
    their spread of seafood.

    Todai has the locality of Marina Bay Sands as a strong starter with The
    Shoppes just down the wing.
    In terms of spread, the emphasis is really more on Sushi, International
    spread and highlights of
    Korean cuisine (Ginseng Roots!). And they also have the Snow King Crab claws
    during dinners.
    Oh yeah, I highlight the Chilli Crab as well.

    You can check out my recent visit to The Line article here :

    Do share your experience when you visit the buffets!