Delicious lunch!!! Loved
Delicious lunch!!! Loved it! Amazing flavor in all the dishes.
2/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very trendy, chic, good food.
Very trendy, chic, good food. Super noisy on a Friday evening. We (3 people) had to shout to hear each other.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and very good
Excellent food and very good service. Service has improved since our last visit. Don't miss the seabass.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service. Only
Great food and service. Only issue - again - was the LOUD music. Very distracting.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Server was a young woman who was frankly a bit "ditzy" - one example: I asked her if a dish was spicy, she looked at the menu, cocked her head, and said "I don't think so." I vowed to send it right back if it was, fortunately it was just shy of too spicy for me. She was the only flaw in an otherwise WONDERFUL meal.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Straight A Straits!
Upon entering thecrestaurant, I knew we made a good choice coming here to celebrate a birthday. The mood was classy, without being snobbish. The hostess was very pleasant & professional. She even offered to keep our umbrella by the hostess stand. The waitstaff were all cheerful & prompt with our orders. Unfortunately, we were not able to get the name of the charming lady who attended to us -- but she was most gracious & very helpful throughout the course of the meal. The ribs were the bomb! Garlic noodles was great. The salmon wrapped in leaves was good & light. And they timed the arrival of the warm chocolate fondant cake (with candle) at the end of the meal -- as a surprise to the birthday boy. Will definitely be back.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good but pricey wine.
Our brunch was very good. However, their wine is really overpriced, My boyfriend ordered 2 glasses of local white wine and the 2 glasses cost more than our food.
$16.00 a glass is too much for local wine in my opinion.
When we go back, we will bring a bottle of something we like and pay for a corkage fee.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Sunday brunch/lunch,
Good Sunday brunch/lunch, nice decor. Kids had the pandan french toast while I had the beef hash from the brunch menu, and the hubby had the Singaporean chili crab. Beef hash and chili crab were great. Pandan french toast didn't have the pandan flavor and didn't seem as custardy as typical french toast versions. Otherwise we had a great dining experience and we'll be back to try out the family style lunch options.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food + superior service
Phenomenal service. Awesome food. Our waitress was very attentive, helpful and nice. Even the support staff and guys bringing food and filling water glasses were noticeably skillful. The manager was excellent. He was the one who seated us. He checked in with us multiple times in a non-intrusive way, made recommendations, and comped us a couple glasses of champagne when he heard that we were celebrating our new baby. He clearly wanted us to have a great experience and knew how to ensure it. He made our experience go from already great to awesome, memorable, and impressive. All the food was delicious. The roti prata appetizer is very good. This restaurant knows the value of a well managed and talented team and compliments it with great food.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Straits has consistently delicious
Straits has consistently delicious foods and beverages and wonderful service. This restaurant is great for small plates (satay, fries, corn fritters) or entrees to eat family style. I've never had a bad meal here.
4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took the waitress' recommendatio
We took the waitress' recommendation. And it was superb.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great - with a few service hiccups
Overall a great experience plus great food at reasonable prices.
Just about the only negative our group experienced was that when food was brought to our table, it was just set randomly and the server wouldn't even ask who ordered x - it was just dropped off the table left for the group to figure out what that dish was and who ordered it. You'd say, well, why don't you ask - sure, if only the server wouldn't move away in a flash. We're a patient bunch and the food was visually pleasing/appetizing so it didn't bother us much, or perhaps made up for it - others may not be so forgiving.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu has great choices of small plates. We ordered the ribs, pad thai, spinach salad, corn cakes, & chicken satay. They were delicious. I have family coming from out of town, I can't wait to take them there.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful early Mother's Day
Fantastic dining experience as usual. And very nice to have the manager come chat
with us and then send over some lovely deserts.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite dinner places. Food is unique. We have never had a dish we didn't enjoy. We bring visitors here often. Go early if you want to be able to talk--it can get VERY noisy. But, the food is worth it!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience
First time at this restaurant. Food and service was great! Would recommend to friends and family. Will go back there again!
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved Straits when it first opened on Spruce St in SF and always enjoy it when I'm in Burlingame. Corn fritters, calamari, prata were our favorites. Mee goring a bit too wet this time for my taste. Still wish they'd turn the music down.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service was great.
Food and service was great. Being going to Straits Café for over 20 years....starting at the Straits Café on Geary (small place). they have grown...and as they grow their portion size is getting smaller :) But food still tastes the same.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, many choices,
Excellent food, many choices, attentive service, speedy delivery of food to the table. Noise level is a factor. If you have more than a table of two or four, it is very difficult to hear people at either end of the table. Our table of six was located in the middle of the room, thus getting sound from all directions.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was really surprised at
I was really surprised at how good the food was! We had the tuna tower, spring rolls, corn croquettes, spicy basil chicken, sea bass, garlic noodles, and banana cocoons. A great place for sharing and trying different things.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food: very innovative
Always a great experience to eat here: food is different and very innovative. Please get the maitre D stop calling customers " Friends": it is silly and strange!!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a good place to have oriental American fusion food. It has good seafood selection ranging from fried fish to ahi tar tar. The meats is also very good it you like lots of sweet sauces. The atmosphere is fun and the staff is young. I would recommend this place to couples who are looking for a quick get away, or groups who are looking to drink.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance was disappointing after the Palo Alto Straits (now closed) This was fairly empty but would be very noisy if crowded, and has a colder feeling. probably considered more modern. The Palo Alto Straits seemed much more elegant and comfortable
food and service were the same, very good
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place. High energy vibe.
The food was delicious at this restaurant and our waitress was very helpful in recommending the right choices. The wooden table we sat at pinches your knees if you try to sit too close, and the noise level made it hard for my date and I to hear parts of our conversation clearly, so it could use some improvement on that side if it plans to be more friendly to the romantic/intimate diners. But for a large group I can see this place being a great hit. In addition to tasty, the dishes look unique and interesting, and the place is gorgeously decorated.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The hostesses are usually
The hostesses are usually good about checking me in but that night there seemed to be some confusion going on - not with our dinner party but maybe just among themselves.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a bit warm inside as
It was a bit warm inside as the ceiling fans weren't turned on but maybe I should have requested for it to be on. But the food was great especially the ribs. Kristyn(I hope I spelled it right) served as promptly and well but didn't know the name Noyan cuisine when asked as it was on the second page of the menu.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Happy Hour
Lots of choices for sharable food. $3 beer can't be beat.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exotic--I love it
The food here is always delicious, a southeast Asia mix of unusual flavors. They specialize in small plates but a regular dinner is available and a great way to go, The noise level is terrible if you want to talk with a tablemate.
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Authentic Singaporian food
Outstanding food, fresh flavors, perfect portions, accommodating service. Will absolutely make the 1.5 hour drive to enjoy the butter chicken with coconut rice again asap. Enjoyed my early evening dinner with a friend who lived in Singapore for several years and she was completely impressed with the authenticity of the menu, flavors, technique, and innovation. Absolutely delightful meal!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will be back!
I've eaten at Straits in Santana Row numerous times and have always loved it. This Burlingame location is much closer to home, so I brought my husband to try it. We both loved it - all the food is amazing. I've never had a bad dish. They blend so many different tastes and spices, and it all works!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite in Bay Area
One of our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. We feel this is the best of the Straits location
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent, but what will keep me coming back just as much was the excellent service, from the hosts to the wait staff, everyone was perfect. Many thanks.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM