Triple 3 : Is it Worth It?

Triple Three - Mussels

22nd July 2011. Written by Xin Li and Vinleon.
Triple 3 is rather well-known and is terribly notorious for its steep prices. Knowing that it has a marked emphasis on Japanese cuisine, I have always wanted to give it a try hence Vinleon and I decided to try their lunch buffet one day when we found out OCBC is offering a 1-for-1 offer.

Triple Three - Sashimi

The service is very good throughout the meal and there were plenty of choices to pick from with several stations to try such as an assorted Dim Sum station, an Okonomiyaki Station! and the usual Pasta Station.

Triple Three - Seafood

You have your usual cold seafood section serving some pretty fresh mussels with a myriad of condiments for you to consume your crab or mussels. We were pretty disappointed that oysters are missing.

Triple Three - Sushi

They even have a tempura station in addition to the usual sashimi and sushi station. The sashimi is decent for a buffet and their sushi is definitely better than the ones I had in other buffets.

Triple Three - Tempura

The tempura is soggy but surprisingly appetizing with the dipping sauce. The Ebi Tempura’s coating maybe soggy after being left out there for a while but the batter remains slightly crispy and the prawn meat was succulent.

Triple Three - Chawanmushi

Their Chawanmushi is quite delectable though slightly salty.

Triple Three - Smoked Trout with Condiments

There are some cold appetizers and salads too which we didn’t explore much except for the Smoked Trout with Condiments which was a refreshing item. Love how the juicy, fruity watermelon combines nicely with the savoury smoked trout.

Triple Three - Lobster Bisque

There were Miso Soup, Crabmeat Soup and Lobster Bisque available. I enjoyed the Lobster Bisque as it wasn’t too heavy and the soup was consistently smooth and flavorful. They also provided croutons for you to add to your soup.

Triple Three - Chicken with Cream Sauce

Hot items include Chinese classics like Roast Duck and Chicken which we didn’t tried. We went for the Beef Stew and Chicken in Cream Sauce.

Triple Three - Beef Stew

Both are nicely executed, not too heavy on the palate. The beef stew has very tender beef chunks.

Desserts include Pear Crumble (with Vanilla Sauce), usual cakes and min-desserts. From the looks of it, it is not as varied as Carousel.

Triple Three - Chilled Lychee with Aloe Vera

I had the Chilled Lychee with Aloe Vera. A cocktail-like dessert.

Triple Three - Desserts

The cakes are served in petite sizes which is something I liked. Found them to be rather nice, at least one is clearly different from the other. The Banana and Chocolate cake is rather decent.

The Lemon Panna Cotta/ Pineapple Panna Cotta tasted like a combination of fruits and whipped cream. However, I am not going to complain about that, as it works quite nicely.

Triple Three - Fruits

We rounded off our buffet with some fruits. Coffee or tea (free-flow) is included in the price.

Triple Three - Assortment of Cheese

Despite the 1-for-1 promotion, the buffet cost about 46 SGD for each of us which we found to be very costly even after the promotion. This is probably one buffet that I might not consider again due to the hefty price tag.

Triple Three

333 Orchard Road, Level 5
Meritus Mandarin Singapore

Tel: +65 6831 6271

Opening Hours
Breakfast: 6.30am – 10.30am
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10pm


  1. oh wow! That's pretty expensive if there's not 1-for-1. Love your pics and review as always :D

  2. yeap its expensive! =(

    I heard MELT the world cafe is much better.

    Thanks! =D

  3. Hi! Your pictures are sharp and nice.
    Anyway, do u happen to remember the price per pax for weekday dinner? I can't seem to find the most up to date price for it.



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