this continues to be one of
this continues to be one of my favourite asian restaurants. although it is a happening spot in the evenings, the lunch scene was dead. there may have been 2 other occupied tables.
the roti/pratha and the crispy rice lettuce cups were awesome. the tuna tower was o.k.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The food, service and ambiance
The food, service and ambiance were all wonderful. What a great lunch spot during the week. The broth for the five-spice vermicelli soup was the most amazing broth I have EVER had.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Food was inventive, awesome. Great service, too. Really liked everything about the place, except for XXXXXX. WHAT?! I can't hear you. The techno music was way too loud.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and friendly service.
Good food and friendly service. Lemon grass beef is fantastic. Convenient location when shopping
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The reviews are mixed about
The reviews are mixed about Straits, but we've been here twice and had wonderful service and food both times! Singapore noodles, mixed vegies, coconut rice: all were delicious!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Although a bit noisy, the
Although a bit noisy, the food more than made up. Good innovative choices. Unique flavors of Asian fusion. Good wine selection, good price and good portions. We would go here again
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of our favorite restaurants! Can't say romantic since the noise level is too high, but great food!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
More than expected
Saturday May 11, 2013. Eating dinner in a shopping mall would not usually be considered an experience, but the Manager (Chris) and our waiter (Max) went way above and beyond our expectations. They were friendly without being overbearing, attentive without being intrusive, and timely in their service.
The food also exceeded our expectations (based on the location and the prices) in that the pairings of flavors and the inventiveness in presentation were what you would expect for twice the price.
The only downside is the volume... we did feel like we had to speak louder than usual to be heard clearly.
I would not hesitate to bring someone here that I wanted to impress.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Asian Fusion Restaurant
Quality of Food was excellent, very flavorful and the customer service was awesome!!!! I will highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice food, ok priced, but loud
The service was medium, had to wait a while to get my ordered beer.
Service happened in clusters, either no one took care or 3 waiters checked
within 1 minute on us, ...
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food; service not so good
We went on Saturday for dinner. They had lot of empty tables. We ordered food quickly but it took about 30 min. Roti Prata and Mee Goreng were excellent. Food in general was very good as we had expected.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal. Service
Always a great meal. Service staff very attentive (I was a waiter) and always check to see how meal is and keep drinks filled; clear plates promptly and make suggestions from menu. Hostess and waitress were friendly and made the dining experience great. Manager checked to see if everything was up to par. Chef is excellent.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made a last minute reservation and just loved Straits!
The food was fantastic and our server helped us make some great choices and never made us feel like he was pushing food or rushing us.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered WAY more food than we needed because everything on the menu was so irresistible! Almost everything we ordered was phenomenal. The only thing we didn't love was the Butter Chicken. It was nice, but we decided that traditional Indian restaurants just do it a little better.
Parata - AMAZING! we had to get a second order because it was gone so fast
Nasi Gonreng, Seafood Risotto, Eggplant, and Spare Ribs great
The only slight downside was that our waiter seemed to keep switching, so we didn't know who to ask for things like more water, or where our rice went. Overall they were good, but I felt like for the price of the food the service could have been a bit better (keep in mind this was 4:30pm on a Sunday so it wasn't very crowded).
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to be missed
The food was spectacular and the service was great!
Three of us had a selection of the small plates that we shared - Vietnamese beef carpaccio (melt in your mouth), crispy calamari (perfectly tender), Straits frites (crispy perfection). For a main we split the Singapore chili crab, it was excellent, crab and a medium spicy sauce . . . what's not to love. Only warning . . . this is not a first date dish, it's messy but like your fingers divine! To round things out we had the wok tossed eggplant and if you're an eggplant fan I've rarely had any that was so tender. An added bonus, Tuesday was half off your bottle of wine night. We had a great red, Oberon.
I would definitely put this on your list of must try restaurants!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Teriffic food, but service…
…was a bit off. I've been to Straits several times dating back to their location in the avenues. All the food was delicious. Especially the samosas and mueng kam salad (sp.), but the waitress forgot our order. She then embarrassingly asked for it again. That wouldn't have been so bad, but this was after at least 10 mins. Now we have to wait even longer for our meal. We specifically asked for the appetizer and salad first, but the salad came in after one of the entrees. The rice arrived 5 mins after that…you get the picture. I assume this was a fluke. I'd return for sure, but a nice place like this should have better service.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I met a friend for lunch as we have done before. We always start with the delicious Roti Prata because we love the dipping sauce. The service was friendly but not intrusive. The two entrees we split were very good and we were left to chat for an extended period of time as it was a slow day at the restaurant.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for gluten free
I was pleaseny surprised when we arrived and most things on the menu can be made gluten free it is still really hard to find Restaurants That cater to gluten-free
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
few comments 4 STRAITS
Server and service was very good providing dish recommendation with details. Especially liked the Glutin free and corkage options and high quality of food, not to mention the great taste(s) ! Ambiance especially nice, but not much room on the table with all those dishes (too much plate juggling here).
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delightful experience
Having eaten here before, we knew the food was going to be good. We brought some out of-town friends, and Straits did not disappoint. Everything - food (corn fritters, frites, garlic noodles, beef & chicken dishes, about twelve in all), service (friendly, helpful, attentive to allergies), ambience (lively, but quiet enough for gentle conversation, lovely presentation) - was excellent. It made for a delightful experience for ourselves and our guests. We ate our fill (maybe a little more), drank good wine, and paid a very reasonable amount for the quality, quantity, and overall experience.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never miss Straits when in San Fran
After discovering Straits many years ago with a friend, we always make a point of coming here and reserving in advance when in San Fran. It is one of our all time favorite restaurants! We have yet to find this combination of flavours elsewhere.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
New experience, new tastes
If this wasn't in a mall, it would be taken more seriously by foodies. But, the location doesn't take away from the food experience. Singaporean cuisine, a melange of Indian, Chinese and Malalysian is a new cuisine for me so I don't have anything to compare it to, but taken at face value, I'm excited at the new tastes and dishes presented at Straits.
The coconut fried rice was a standout for me. Reviewers raved about the Roti Prata, a flat bread with a delicious curry dipping sauce. I have to say, the raves were justified.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to this restaurant not knowing quite what to expect and were overwhelmed by how fantastic the food was. Our server was courteous, pleasant and helpful. One after one, our dishes were brought to us to thoroughly enjoy. We began with a carrot and apple salad that was light and delicious. The mussels were exceptionally good. Neither of us could resist licking the shells! The duck sliders were very yummy and the grand finale of eggplant, peppers and onions was spectacular. Very reasonably priced and conveniently located near the BART station. Reasonable corkage fee for the wonderful Merlot wine that we brought along which complemented the meal perfectly Very highly recommended!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Times at Straits!!!
We took our friend here for his June birthday in August, lol. In short our group loved this place, the ambiance is fun & elegant without being overbearing, the food was fabulous hi-lites were the Lemongrass Chicken, Garlic Noodles and the Samosa's & Crispy Calamari were fabulous!!! ...........and the Lychee Martini's were amazing if somewhat addicting, sigh.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was surprised to see how much
Was surprised to see how much the menu has changed...missed a lot of old favorites that I have enjoyed for years. Still wonderfully prepared, attractive and tasty dishes.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service. A bit noisy - but some people will like this as it's energetic.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for good food & convo!
I had never been to Straits, the location is a bit random but the ambiance and food was great. We ordered slowly and enjoyed conversation and champagne. I feel like this could be a fun place for a larger gathering or a place for a date night because of the ambient lighting!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Asian Food in the Neighborhood
I LOVE Straits restaurant! The food is a notch up, compared to other Asian cuisines. So, if you want to try something outside of the now standard Chinese or Japanese, come here. Provocative flavors in every dish. My recommendations? The pork ribs appetizer is THE best in the city (trust me), and the flat bread with peanut sauce is fantastic. Also, this place makes my favorite dessert in the Bay Area, a mango pudding with coconut!
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was very good, service excellent. Will definitely go back for lunch.
Not sure about doing dinner there, unless I happened to be shopping late in the afternoon with my wife and daughter.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Straits definitely contributes to the varied cuisines of San Francisco with its Singaporean fusion. Food and service was excellent. Ambience was energetic. I will certainly return to this gem of a restaurant.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oasis in the Westfield Mall
Located in a central, easy-to-access spot on Market Street, Straits has a diverse, tasty menu and a wait staff that is eager to recommend meals that suit your fancy. Lunch was quiet, pleasant, and pleasantly filling.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Gluten-free and
Great for Gluten-free and vegetarian diners. Many choices. Delicious sauces and coconut rice. Will do spicey if you like that.
Fresh vegie, GF spring rolls are very good. Rice noodle dishes were great too!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a very good dinner even though a bit pricey for what you got. we shall go again
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
One companion ordered a dish
One companion ordered a dish when server told her it wasn't very hot. She could hardly eat it due to the spice! My other companion and I enjoyed our meal, the service (other than spicy mistake) and ambience.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful vegetarian options.
Wonderful vegetarian options. Spring rolls, curried vegetables, and singapore street noodles were excellent.
Great waiter and service: very responsive to our need to make a concert on time.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy to book through Open Table this great restaurant at the Westfield Mall for a catch up visit with a friend. Food, service and environment lovely. Disliked that 2 hours before I was called and asked to reconfirm the reservation which I did but resent. Waste of my time but voice mail I received made me think my reservation would not be held without a call back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM