Awesome fusion tastes! Perfect
Awesome fusion tastes! Perfect small plate portions and great taste leaves you desiring for more!
2/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow, talk about great food!
Wow, talk about great food! It had been several years since I've dined there, and it's excellent. The food and service are first rate. The music and conversations are quite loud so be prepared for an energetic atmosphere.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, loud music.
Great food! Vibrant bar scene, and loud music. So, you can't hear the people next to you. You also have a hard time hearing the people across from you. So, it is good for the young bar scene, but not so much for couples.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
SpringBreak Night out w Hot Mommas
Moving on to our second venue of the evening with my girlfriends, Straits Café never fails to impress. The food and service both great. This is one of our fave hang-out places in Santana Row.
I might just note that both our cocktail drinks: Mint Citrus Vodka and the Pomegranate Lemon Drop were extremely SWEET! We had to request for extra cubes to tone it down. Our other girlfriends ordered wine.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was there with 6 other people
I was there with 6 other people for business lunch. Food was great. Service was a bit slow. It took a while for the server to take our orders and also to get the check when we finished.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The curry sauce is to die..
The curry sauce is to die.. Every dish has distinct and delicious flavor. In the evening, it can be too loud inside with the bar music but great atmosphere. We sat outside at a not so comfortable table with forgetful service but enjoyed the night life on Santana Row. We go for the food!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the most excellent cocktail
I had the most excellent cocktail - mango w/tequila and red chile on the rim. YUM!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
it is very hard to hear because
it is very hard to hear because of the crowd and music.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to grab food. Appetizers and entrees are tasty and drinks are great.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still good after all these years
Food was good. The menu needs to get an overhaul. After many visits, not many choices left. Service was not up to par even it was not crowded.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and service
My family came here to celebrate my daughter's 20th birthday & as food fanatics, I am sure they will definitely love this new experience. I am a regular to this place so I advised getting the small plates so that they can taste most of the food offered. THEY LOVED IT &we devoured every food brought faster than they can set in on the table. The taste varied from item to item and every plate provided an awesome experience. Though the restaurant was packed that night, the service was fast and quick. It was easy to find our server so we can have either some more water, refill of drinks, or whatever we needed. The server was also very pleasant and attentive. Going to back to this place is not a hard decision - will always win hands down!!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
some tables were too close
some tables were too close to where the employees were stationed, i.e. soda or cash registers.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Straits is a great place to hang out with friends, take a date or socialize at the bar. I've been going there for years and its always a safe choice as they never disappoint. If you love lounges with upbeat background music then you'll have a good time here. Not super expensive either so you ca eat and drink plenty without going broke.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the food and atmosphere,
Love the food and atmosphere, but way too loud on a Friday night. Can hardly hold a conversation.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
best waitress ever
Angie was great, Professional, patient and energetic. Thank you
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Flavors, Active Spot
Food was fantastic. Had a great outdoor table where there was noise, but it was quiet enough for 4 people to talk. Unique, tasty cocktails. Service was slow, but adequate. Parking was horrific. We would love to visit Straits again, but it took us 25 minutes to find a parking spot. Maybe we will try riding bikes next time.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
No coffee? Huhn?
Food was good - not the usual oriental taste at all, but less "good" than I have experienced at Straits in the past. The chicken basil that I had was not the best quality chicken frankly. The chicken satay appetizer was surprisingly so-so too.
Mostly, we were very taken aback by the fact that they did not have any coffee ... "we are out of coffee". They should have made an effort to get some from the shop literally 20 feet away for the one person in the group who wanted some!
Service was very good to excellent and the Santana Row ambience is excellent as always - we sat "outside" since it was a nice day. For a Friday lunch, we were a bit surprised that the restaurant was pretty empty.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and great atmosphere
I planned my friends surprise birthday here and all of the staff were great. They were all accommodating to my plans and very helpful!
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
WIshed I dined here earlier
I went to SCU back in 2006 and never once set foot in this restaurant. I came back for a short visit and decided to try it because the menu looked very interesting. Glad I did. The food was very good. It was so good, we decided to come back the next night for an encore. I ordered the banana leaf salmon. It had a nice appeal and was full of flavor. It was topped with a very mild curry flavor that gave the salmon some pop. I also ordered the straights strip steak along with the coconut rice on the side. The steak was very flavorful and was laid over thin taro crisps which brought out an almost potato type mixture. Overall, very good and would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Vibe, Fair Veg Food.
We had great service - our waitress was extremely helpful in matching our dietary restrictions. We also liked the ambiance. On the other hand, it was little too loud for a small group. Do ask for the separate gluten free menu. However, there are limited vegetarian options.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great place!
This is a great place to go after work for a drink with colleague or a special night out with friends. I went to celebrate my birthday - and it was fabulous! I love the little outdoor patio and watching all the Santana shoppers walking by!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent selection and flavors
We had a couple's lunch. None of us had been to Straits to dine before. The food can be served "family style" which gives everyone an opportunity to try different dishes. We were all pleasantly surprised by the fusion of flavors in all of the dishes. It was a fantastic choice. We were seated outside, which was very enjoyable for a Saturday afternoon. The waiter was attentive but no intrusive. The food was simply delicious.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasure, time and time again!
I've been going here since they opened. Love the remodel1q I enjoy the quiet location at the seafood bar. When I was younger, loved the dancing and bar scene. The ambiance is great for the younger hip and energetic crowd to mingle with other singles or enjoy a romantic date to dine and dance. Still a solid hot spot! The food is consistently good. I've never met a hostess, waiter or bus person who wasn't nice. Sophia is our fave. As for wine, they were out of my 2 selected tastings. The restaurant manager (John) personally offered 2 wonderful alternatives. The roti prata was fresh and my seafood green curry as good as ever. If you're coming for drinks, try the lychee martini, you won't be disappointed.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going to Strait's for many years even before they opened in Santana Row. The menu is broad and unique offering dishes from india, Indonesia, Singapore, China, etc. All the food is well prepared and flavorful. This time around we had the Butter Chicken with Tikka Masala sauce and the Cioppino. Even though Cioppino is SF Italian, Strait's version is Asian influenced with a mild sweetness reminiscent of a Thai curry. Simply delicious. The Butter Chicken was tender and superbly complemented by the slightly spicy Tikka Masala every bit as great as the sauces you find in the Indian restaurants in London. Our favorite dish of all though was the appetizer called Murtabak a bread stuffed with chopped meat and served with a yellow curry.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the ahi tuna salad, beef rice bowl and garlic noodle shrimp plate with a lemongrass/mint drink. All were very well made, delicious and filling for two people sharing all three plates. Would come back again and trying the other dishes.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took a friend here for dinner and couldn't be happier. Amazing food and a great hip atmosphere! We were seated early and the service was great. Will definitely be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
a birthday wish
me and my wife were looking forward to a great night out @ the row but due to other parties that were going on we were a little disappointed with are seating arrangements since we had called/email for reservations we were told the wait would be 40 minutes
we could not wait that long so we took the next seating (wished we did'nt) we were seated outside next to the entrance to get in people were loud and we were seating in plastic chairs outside :< but the food and the service was great. the next time we come
back I would like to dine inside that would have made my birthday special and romantic
THx .. C
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at Straits Santana Row
Saturday brunch was wonderful. The food was all delicious, everyone in our group had a different dish and enjoyed. The open walls make indoor/outdoor dining special when the weather is great (August). Straits is a special occasion destination for us. Every visit has been excellent.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fun and Tastey dinner at Staits.
Liked the menu and selections. We will go back.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food - too loud inside
The food at Straits is SOO good. We had samosas, coconut rice, curry chicken, eggplant. All delicious as always. The waiter suggested a yummy non-alcoholic drink to me and he was spot-on in how refreshing it was.
The problem with this Straits though is the music is TOO LOUD. We sat outside - that made it bearable.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Missing my ~song~
That was my first time visited and dining at Strait! As a first time customer, i think they did a very well job! I did reserved online and they will call u on the next day to confirmed your reservation as a reminder which is very professional! I did requested a "Birthday Song" to celebrated my friend's birthday which ended up they never did! I'm not sure if they forgot or shot of staffs to do so! That was the thing that i kinda little disappointed! The food served on time and taste fairly. The ambience was okay but the lighting was little too dark which is a little challenging when taking photos! Overall is a fun and good place to diner with!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Get the Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio!
Get the Vietnamese Beef Carpaccio! Absolutely the most flavor per oz money can buy
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Brunch-day Spot!
Great brunch spot. Bottom-less mimeosa's were great. Awesome servers. This place was dead empty around 11am, as we were the only people in there, by three on sunday it was packed. Get there early and take full advantage of their bottomless drinks!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Straits on Santana Row
Excellent restaurant. We had a large group and restaurant gave us excellent seats in a quiet section of the restaurant where we could talk.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice
This restaurant has it all. Nice atmosphere in Santana Row, very good food and service.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had gone there for lunch during the week. The food was very delicious -- we ordered garlic noodles and green curry w/vegetables. I'm gluten free and I found there were several options for gluten free. My garlic noodles were GF. The green curry was amazing. It had the right amount of spices, flavors and the veggies were very good!
I'd go back again!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Accommodations made-thank you!
I am on a restricted diet and the waiter and chef made certain that the item I ordered was modified to fit my dietary needs. I was very impressed and appreciative. Thank you, Straits, for the individual attention. I loved my meal, there was no sacrifice of taste. It was delicious!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & Service, but loud
Inside is way too loud and a lot of that is music that seems more like a dance club than a restaurant. The decor is ok, but nothing remarkable. The food is delicious though, and service has always been great. The staff is attentive, but not in the way of conversation.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I went here for drinks on a Friday - it was very loud in the bar so I asked for a seat outside where it was warm and relatively quiet. The ambiance was lovely - the curtains created privacy and the lamps (I think they were gas?) created great lighting. It was still a little loud outside so we did have to sort of speak up however overall, it was a great experience. A couple of friends joined us half way through and the waitress was very pleasant. We did have to send our drinks back several times though; the bartender kept giving me a Mojito that tasted like Sprite.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visiting this restaurant. Received a gift card and decided to give it a try. Food very good, service was great, atmosphere was nice. Will definitely visit again sometime.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Straits for lunch
Had a good business meeting. Great day sat outside. Straits is pretty quiet for lunch during the week so easy for communication and service was excellent. Food came out promptly and was good.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good black pepper crab
We went specifically for the Singapore black pepper crab and we were not disappointed. It is quite messy to eat this dish but the restaurant provided a hot towel at the end of the meal to clean up our hands. That was nice.
The cocktails are way overpriced ($12) but the quality was good.
This place is very noisy and busy - not a place for a quiet romantic dinner.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love to share
Great to share plates between a group of people and sample lots of different flavors
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not very good at titles HOWEVER
... my date was extremely pleasant. I enjoyed the neighborhood the restaurant was in, there were multiple parking garages, the restaurant was very nice, our server Lydia was great, and I had a spectacular time with that special someone. The ambiance was awesome, the music was just what we liked, and overall, the night was fabulous. I would definitely go back to Straits.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM