Went on a Wednesday night
Went on a Wednesday night for the first time. Very pleasant outdoor seating under a pergola.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall, we enjoyed our meal
Overall, we enjoyed our meal and the service was very good.
A little too noisy for us. Hate when we have to talk so loud at the table to be heard.
We will return, but will request outside seating.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Dragon 5 course meal was
The Dragon 5 course meal was excellent!!! The attention to detail was great! I was truly impressed and I am hard to please. Keep up the good work!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Neve disappointed with the food or service! Great happy hour too.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistent & very good
Business lunch, including one "less adventruous" diner. Chic & stylish decor, chic young waitresses. Appetizers are always a hit - Chicken lollipops and Samosas. Ordered the Street Noodles - good, but not amazing. I've eaten here ~10 times so some of the novelty is starting to wear off, but it's still a reliably tasty meal.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Desserts,
Excellent food. Desserts, surprisingly, are not Asian, as one would expect. Good and friendly service. Not great seating or atmosphere.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must dine experience
The food, service & atmosphere was amazing! Took my boyfriend for his 30th birthday and ended staying out from 7pm dinner to 2am party was over. The neighborhood was amazing and the drink menu was one of a kind. It was moderately priced but worth every penny!! We will definitely visit again!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
All went well. First time
All went well. First time there...spent $900 and will definitely return.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my first visit to
This was my first visit to Strait's and I was pleased! The food had great presentation and was equally delicious! Our server was very friendly, attentive and helpful! I did find a piece of metal in my fried rice...which I'm glad that I saw and did not eat...not sure how it got there, but I do want the chefs to be aware that this happened. Otherwise, the experience was awesome and I will visit again. Thanks! :)
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
went with the tuna tower and
went with the tuna tower and chicken satay. was interested in the balck pepper lobster but a bit too pricey. food was good and service was very good. would go back and try different options as menu had a number of items that looked tasty
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Straits is superb!
The setting was well rounded with beautiful outside dining, romantic inside nooks that have closing curtains for more privacy, a stylish bar and tables for general dining. The noise level hit moderate, making it possible to blend in while conversing but also hear everyone at your table clearly. I hadnt known when choosing the restaurant that the food was singaporean, but upon reading the menu , excitement kicked in and it didnt matter, everything was interesting and delicious. Would definitely eat here again.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spotty service, good food.
Love the couches outside under the canopies. Always a breeze and it feels exclusive. Black Pepper Crab? Awesome,finger-licking good. Oysters on the half shell? Blah. Bring on the horseradish, baby. Waiter needs a little seasoning and an enthusiasm injection. The best thing of all? Wait for it......... the Cucumber Basil Gin Martini! Awesome summer evening libation! Worth the 12 smackers!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
will visit again
Almost disappointed when hostess said there was no indoor table available. ..then another staff found a table for us....
Food was good ..service was above avg.
Will visit again
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved Straights. The food was amazing and our server was very attentive.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sling into Singapore with Straits
Straits, like Singapore itself is a vibrant blend of cultures, food, and tastes. I went there for lunch and would love to go back at dinner. The food was excellent and my guest partook in the prix fixe menu which they enjoyed. Portion sizes were just right with the courses and the staff was friendly. Think of this place as white linen dining without the white linens and pretentious ness. Definitely a spot I'd add to my rotation.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Straits
This was our 1st time at Straits and I was very impressed.
The Samosa's and Flat bread were amazing. Black pepper lobster wasn't worth $50 though.
We ate outside in cabana and was great. We will definitely be back to Straits and to City Center.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is excellent but I for sure got my sugar for a week since most of the starters and main dishes are sugar braised.
Service was excellent and so was the wine.
we had a wonderful evening there before moving on to dancing under the stars (every last Saturday in the month right in front of the restaurant.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful, Delicious & COOL breeze
I just went for the first time and loved it! My group of 4 adults chose to sit outside under one of the covered cabanas (there are several on the terrace facing the grassy area of City Centre). Not only was the food delicious and service exceptional, but because of the gentle wind tunnel created by the buildings, there was a very pleasant breeze in JULY in HOUSTON! I asked the waiter about it and he said the breeze is almost always present. Yes, this is a wonderful place!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having just returned from living in Singapore for 3 years I needed a fix of Asian food and Straits did not disappoint! We tried 5 dishes--great for sharing-- and they were all excellent! The service was spot on and we went on a Tuesday not knowing wine was 1/2 off! Will definitely go back!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, the staff was accommodating. Although the reservation was only for 6 people, we had over 10 show up. The staff kindly arranged for our seating unto a larger table. The samosas were delicious. The Indian Street Noodles were spicy and amazing!!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Authentic Singapore Food
Terrific food. Too loud to carry on a conversation
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a party of 8 and we were seated in a private area. We had a blast and the food was wonderful. Very exotic. We decided to share all our plates. That made it more fun. The service unfortunately was slow, but friendly.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great fusion menu
Went with kids, but not a normal oil place. The chef was awesome and made a dish that was off the menu. The kung pao shrimp and calamari was so good - sweet and tangy. I had the wide noodle with shrimp and sausage - also delicious. The chicken lollipops could be eaten as a meal - so good. It was pretty loud, so to me, not super romantic. My peeve is when they don't keep my water filled, and they did not, so that's why I gave 4 stars instead of 5 for service. Enjoy!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Asian fusion
Had the pleasure of eating here several times. Straits has the best Indian / Asian fusion food I've ever had.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food, Clueless Server
Overall, I really liked and enjoyed this restaurant a lot. The food was excellent & very tasty. As others suggested, the Roti Prata was great! The Singaporean Hokkien Noodles were awesome as well. I really liked the fusion dynamic of this restaurant. All of the dishes had an excellent combination of many flavors from many different cooking styles/cultures. Each influence was very distinct. It felt like a trip around the world. The ambiance and atmosphere was also great as well. My only complaint would be about our server. Our server was nice, polite, fairly attentive & gave us great recommendations when we asked. However, for some reason or another, when we asked to split the check, that seemed to be a very difficult task for her.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's nice to sit outside and not have traffic whizzing by (my experience with eating outside always involves lots of traffic because the area is on a major road). Great food; the small plates make for a great dinner and there is plenty to eat.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is good here!
My very all-time favorite is the chicken lollipops. However, it's really nice to take someone to a restaurant and be confident that anything they choose from the menu will be a hit.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First dinner experience
Food and ambience were fabulous! Straits has definitely become one of our favorite restaurants and we will be back again.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service says it all
We remained at our table from 7-11. Service was consistent n friendly. Food was fun n the drinks were potent. Only complaint was my tenderloin was like jerky. (I assume bc I delayed them serving it while I tended my baby.). Other appetizers n dishes were fab. If I weren't restricted by budget bc I'm in town for a charity I'd have gotten their Singapore lobster (which I had last time) a MUST TRY!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fabulous, our
The food was fabulous, our waiter was extremely attentive for our friend's special birthday dinner. However, special food needs need to be adhere to when advise prior and to the waiter at time of seating.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch menu and execution
Had a business lunch there last week. Great appetizers and entree's. Slightly pricey if you are out for something quick and easy but for a longer lunch with friends or business this is a great choice. Menu is imaginative and very well executed. Service first rate. It wasn't busy at all when I was there but it should be compared to its noisy neighbors. Only slight criticism was slightly loud funky fusion stuff playing but that's a very small negative.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner
made A Reservation For Seven People. i Submitted A special Request For The Guest Of Honor To Be Able To Take A Picture With The Head Chef Big John. He Greeted Us Upon Arrival And Continuously Checked On Us Throughout TheEvening. Our FooD Was Amazing
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want a small taste of what some if tag everyday foods of Singapore are like this is the place. Low end food made to a high end flare
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A taste of Singapore
My wife is Singaporean and we just moved to Houston from Singapore. We had low expectations for Straits Restaurant, but were pleasantly surprised. The location is good, however parking was a bit challenging so make sure to leave plenty of time for that. One waiter was very diligent. He paid attention to us and said to one table as soon as we set our menus down. The food we had was a decent representation of Singapore. We had a bottle of the German Riesling (excellent). The black pepper crab used a more liquid pepper sauce like found at a lot of hawker centers. We prefer the dry pepper coating style so we'll be trying chili crab next time. The popiah was not quite the same, but it tasted good and fresh. The lemongrass steak was delicious.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM