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Straits Restaurant - Burlingame
Straits Restaurant - Burlingame

Straits Restaurant - Burlingame Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.straitsrestaurants.com
  • Email: alestari@straitsrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (650) 373-7883
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5:00PM-10:00PM; Friday-Saturday 3:00PM-11:00PM. Bar open until 1:30AM on Friday and Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Southeast Asian, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chris Yeo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please call the restaurant or visit our website for catering options.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Andini Lestari (650) 373-7883
  • Entertainment: Bay Area Hottest DJs spinning Top 40s, RnB, Mash-ups, Pop and House on Fridays 9:30PM-1:30AM. DJ Nicolo spinning 80's Hits on Saturdays 9:30PM-1:30AM.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Straits Restaurant is available for all your special event and off-site catering needs. Whether it's a business lunch, cocktail reception or full seated dinner, Straits can help create a fantastic and memorable event. Please call for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: California
  • Public Transit: CalTrain, SamsTrans.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of street parking and public lots are available within 2 blocks from the restaurant. All use meters.
A word from Straits Restaurant - Burlingame
Singapore for almost 200 years has been at the crossroads of Southeast Asia, where many cultures and nationalities live, work and more importantly, eat together. Singapore's cuisines logically reflect this cultural diversity. The four major culinary cultures -- Malaysian/Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and Nonya -- are in fact a blend of each other, creating a new cuisine that is unique and more complex in flavors and fragrances. Straits offers a menu that features the complexity of all these Singaporean cuisines in chef Chris Yeo's unique interpretation. This Asian-Zen inspired Burlingame location opened in August of 2004.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Diner Reviews
  • "I used to love the variety of this place. I used to like it as it was an adult focused place that would be good for date-night. I was disappointed once I sat down to see the place half full of people with kids at 7:30 p.m. The food was okay, but the Tuna Tower just didn't taste amazing, the corn frittas were a little too fried and the Roti Prata was not as fresh as I remembered. My husband's entree came a long time before my duck sliders and as it turned out, it had actually been meant for the table next door, so they, like us, got one entree way before another. So one service mix up led to two unhappy tables. It was okay, but the food and alcohol prices are not the cheapest and it made me think twice about going there again."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had dined here before and had good memories but was dissapointed. Food was not as good as the last time. Restaurant was very loud, we could not have a conversation across a four person table without almost shouting at each. Waiters kept coming to our table clearing plates even when we were not finished. Even the manager came to our table and rather then kindly asking us to leave and make room for the next reservation he was so unskilled that we felt almost shamed that we were there. I understand that they want to have another shift of guests after us but to be hurrying us out the door was really bad. I don't think I will be back or recommend this restaurant anymore. Not a real dining experience anymore."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I've dined at Straits in the past and loved it, but this time - a birthday dinner for a friend - the experience was a big disappointment. Of the dishes we ordered, only one was tasty. We were even disappointed with the dessert. The place was so loud this time that it made for a negative experience. Our server was particularly bad: surly and unattentive. Thumbs down."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This was a pot experience on all levels. Service was spotty and we sat on the patio and the music was way to loud. The appetizers were prepared terrible and the three main courses we shared all came at different times."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very good lunch spot. I had a wonderful seated tuna salad. Everyone enjoyed their meal."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great for fun and socializing (with good hearing), drinks are good but food only fair."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The moment we walked into Straits are ears got a blast of electronic techno music. If this was a club or just a bar - I could understand the music choice and the volume. We had to shout to the hostess just to have her hear our reservation name. We got seated at a table that was a bit quieter but still too loud for normal conversation. And again, the choice of music was just way off for the style and theme of the restaurant. Drinks were ordered from the bar. 3 came and the 4th one came about 5-7 minutes later.Small plates and dinner was delicious - everything! It's just too loud and a bad choice of music."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was the noisiest place I've been to. We can't even talk to each other without yelling or screaming across the table, even then we couldn't hear each other. People around were talking so loud. Our group gave up talking and just ate our dinner. The only time we were able to converse a little was when people started leaving later."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went their with my parents. The wait staff was so good with them! My parents wanted the most "current" drinks and food and the wait staff delivered! Highly enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Loved it and enjoyed the food drinks everything was great"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food is amazing (black pepper crab, whole crispy sea bass, and chicken rice are a MUST). Unfortunately the music is way too loud. It is like eating in a discotheque and it makes it impossible to have a decent discussion."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We went there for my daughter's 31st Birthday. The brunch menu was excellent, especially the skirt steak and eggs and crab cakes benedict. The bartender modified the bottomless mimosas and substituted a splash of pomengranate for the orange juice. I don't live in the area so I won't have as much opportunity for returning, buy my daughter and son in law are definitely returning to sample the dinner menu which as my daughter put it "has all my favorite foods." Our wait person was great; she took the time to explain the top dishes on the menu and was very attentive."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Acoustics are not very good in the building unfortunately, so we had to move. The food was great though! We had the spring rolls, hainan chicken, pad thai, and ikan pangang. Would recommend!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I have been to Straits in SF and have not been very adverturesome - but I went to the Burlingame location with friends who are very adverturesome - so I had some dishes that were very tasty - The Indian Street Noodles were outstanding. The Banana Blossum Salad - was OK but not to my liking - though my friends really liked it."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The server didn't give us any time to review the menu or catch-up; she seemed like she was rushing us at 5:30pm to turn over her table; once we did order, she forgot to put in the appetizer order. The entrees are sharable, but even if you dont want to eat "family style" you would need to order at least an app/salad and and entree, they were very small. Would definitely try other restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Service was lacking. We waited a long time for our garlic noodles to come out, it came out when we were almost done with our other two entrees. There was no reason or discount given when we inquired about our garlic noodles several times, just that it was coming. We saw our waiter carrying a bowl of garlic noodles earlier around us but he returned it to the kitchen, I think they made it incorrectly. But then he should come back and tell us and apologize but that it was going to be a longer wait for it or offer to take it off our bill. C'mon guys it's not rocket science, but waiting an obscene amount of time for garlic noodles when we're done with our other entrees isn't so good."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Not overly busy or extravagant, but you feel like you are at a really nice restaurant. Simple designs and good variety on the menu"
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Too loud, cold as they left the door open, seated with a reservation at a table too small for 5 of us. It was not a 6 place table they crowded us into a 4 place with bench seating on one side. Fine if we had a child but we had five adults. Food was fine but for the price there are more interesting places in Burlingame to eat"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "One of our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. We feel this is the best of the Straits location"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Granted, it was Friday night - but seriously you couldn't hear yourself think, never mind converse. There was a table of gals out for the tonight and no one begrudges them a good time, but must you scream at the top of your lungs and laugh like hyenas that have never been out in public before in your lives? Look around, there are other people trying to have dinner because we're in a restaurant! Our food was very good - great flavors. The julienne-sliced apple, carrot, and jicama salad with the lemongrass and mint dressing was out of this world! The bouillabasse broth was lovely but not enough seafood. Wouldn't return to this particular location of Strait's unless I was wearing my Bose noise-cancelling headphones."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "Exactly what I was looking for- not fancy, but a cut above the storefront restaurant."
    Dined on 9/22/2013