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Straits Restaurant - San Francisco
Straits Restaurant - San Francisco
  • Address:
    845 Market Street Suite 597
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / Union Square
  • Cuisine:
    Asian
    Price: $30 and under

Straits Restaurant - San Francisco Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.straitsrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (415) 668-1783
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chris Yeo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Events
    120 people formal dining
    250 Cocktail Reception
  • Private Party Facilities: Straits Restaurant Private Dining Area
  • Private Party Contact: Crissy De Campo, (415) 668-1783
  • Entertainment: Join us every Tuesday for 50% off all bottles of wine! Daily Happy Hour from 4pm - 7pm All night Happy Hour every Wednesday
  • 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: Between 4th & 5th
  • Public Transit: Bart & Muni
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking garage at 5th and Mission.
A word from Straits Restaurant - San Francisco
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 Restaurant offers a menu that features the complexity of all these Singaporean cuisines in chef Chris Yeo's unique interpretation.Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Diner Reviews
  • "Visit this place at least once a month. Great food, nice happy hour and awesome customer service keeps me coming back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I've been a huge fan since long ago when this place was off the beaten path and called the Straits Cafe. I always come in for a meal when I am visiting SF. The roti prata is so good it's addictive. The Singaporean chili crab is a favorite--a wok-fried crab with sweet chili sauce. The lemongrass chicken is breaded, flash-fried and sliced thin and served with a lush peanut lemongrass sauce. Food is always outstanding."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "As always .....the staff did not disappoint!!!!! The food was delicious. The service was impeccable. I am definitely a return customer. The experience is incredible."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "But it's very noisy, if you want to have a meal and talk to your friends - forget about it! Go there alone or with a person you don't want to talk!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were with out-of-town guests and wanted to show off your restaurant and singapore cuisine. This dinner experience was disappointing and embarrassing. Service was really slow although our section is quite empty. We were not offerred finger bowl after crab dish; not even a packaged wet nap. When I asked for something to clean our fingers, the server told us to clean up in the restroom. That is really, really bad form for a "classy" restaurant that charges $30+ for the crab dish. Restaurant is supposed to close at 9:30 pm. By 9:30 pm, the restaurant staff were already cleaning up while we were ready for our dessert and coffee. We could not order dessert since the kitchen was closed. We felt "chased out" of the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Not amazing by any standards, but a fun place to get some noodles."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "There has been a big improvement over my last visit about 2 years ago. I would like to see more healthy options on the menu. Service is pretty good, though I did get one glass of flat bubbly!!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The menu is really, really good. I would like to see some specials, from time-to-time, since I eat here often."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This Asian fusion cuisine restaurant has a lot of potential but needs the right kind of staffing and management. It took the server more than 1 hour to get to taking our food order after the appetizers which was quick. The drinks were overly sweet without much taste. The food did not taste very good either. Tomato ketchup is NOT a substitute for the tomato sauce. Overall, a disappointment in terms of both food and service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Straits used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but it seem like the food quality (at least at the San Francisco location) was not as good as I remember. The food came out warm instead of hot, and the service was subpar. I felt some of the dishes were overpriced as well for the amount of food that you get."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The small plates are the reason to come here - order several for the group to share and you'll get a good variety of flavors and not overfill. The creme brulee is above average and worth trying at least once."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Having eaten a number of times at the original Straits on Geary Street some years ago; I ordered an old favorite, rendang. Unfortunately, the spices seem to have been "dumbed down" and the dish was a shadow of its former self. The cocktails remain top notch and the ambience of the restaurant dark and pleasant."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Great food and service. First time here, but will return."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I've been here several times and I love it...still love it now, great food, great service, good wine, good place to meet friends, affordable and clean👍👍"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My friend and I shared 4 small plates/appetizers- chicken wings, pork ribs, murtabak and frites, and shared one dessert- Strawberry ice cream pie. The food was very good, though a bit indulgent! We liked all the things we shared and left nothing on our plates. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Even though the server was very apologetic (numerous times) the food took forever to come out, portions very small and food not very flavorful heard good things about chicken pops, but they took them off the menu..would not recommend, would not go back..."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was outstanding with every dish (and we ended up ordering quite a few) bursting with flavor. Service was prompt but server lacked complete familiarity with menu and had to keep going back to the kitchen for information. Overall it was a great experience and would highly recommend to those that are looking for unique Asian flavors. The menu brings together several Asian cuisine influences seamlessly making for a great foodie experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food with nice selections . Nice veget selections "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Host failed to account for our Opentable res. instead our res was cancelled. When I called to address the issue. The woman was not helpful and mentioned several reasons why she could not he me. Dennis the manager came to the rescue. He fixed and called me back to update. Food was very good and our sever was very helpful."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I went to the Westfield restaurant's website, and remembered that I had attended a late night function at Straits before, so I decided to try it for the food. It was wonderful; the garlic noodles and shrimp tasted very fresh, and everyone at our table ate everything; there was no food left behind. It was also a nice place for us to talk to each other, since it was a work lunch. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This is one of the very best on offer in SF for good food at a moderate price, the location inside the mall just adds to the plus factor, try this once and you will come back."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Main complaint was with service- entrees brought to table (and refused) before the starter. Chopsticks removed (for some reason) and not replaced even when asked. Servers were pleasant enough but just terribly effective. The corn fritters were as expected and that was a good thing. The Mojitos were also well crafted. House steak specialty featured ample beef but wok must have been luke-warm since beef was steamed and sauce was tasteless glop. Even the sambal- requested to give SOME taste to the beef -was mostly sweet. Too many other good places in the Westfield so we will try another place next time. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We arrived for an early brunch reservation and were the only party in the restaurant. The server only brought two of the three entrees that our party ordered and never checked back with us. We sat there for twenty minutes waiting for the third entree (while our food was getting cold) before I flagged down our server and asked about the missing entree. When the server finally brought the third entree and all of the people at the table received their order, there was no apology. The food was good (albeit cold), but service ruined the dining experience. I have been a longtime Straits fan, but I'm not sure that I'll be back after this disappointing experience."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great for a pre-movie dinner. Good service and food. Nice vegetarian options."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I came to this resturant a year ago, and the food and ambience was great. I took my girlfriends there last week, dragged them from the south bay promising them it was worth the drive. It was a complete bust !! They had run out of the main fish dish I went there for by 8pm ??!! The food came out at different times, was cold and the quality had definately gone down. The server didn't seem to know what he was doing either, we had to ask for our drinks over and over, ask to him to remove our used plates. I honestly felt embrassed !!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were very happy with the food and the location was convenient for our evening plans. Music louder than we would have liked, but only strong negative was the very rude reservations agent. We made the reservation through Open Table. On the day of the dinner, we received a call from the restaurant announcing that we had to be there at exactly 5:45pm, and that all four of our party had to be present at that time, in order not to lose the table. My husband acknowledged this, whereupon the woman said "Do you understand that?" Offended, he replied: "Yes, English is my first language.""
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was great! Too noisy for our liking. Ambience is more in tune for a younger crowd. Dark."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were so happy to find a "happy hour" at Straits before the MetLive movie on Wednesday. We enjoyed sitting at the "Big Table", enjoyed the $5 appetizers (we ordered 6 plates for 4 people) and the reduced price beer and wines. Would definitely repeat in the future!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Came here for dinner when it first opened. It was amazing. The ginger chicken, rice, roti, soup, salads, drinks. Service was friendly and prompt. This time I went with a coworker for my birthday. Service was slow, I was the first one there, no one said anything to me for 10 minutes until the rest of the party arrived. Then, it took another 10 minutes for them to get our order and food was not as yummy as the last time. The servers didn’t even provide their names. I’d go again, but I would tell people to not expect much."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Roti and accompanying curry sauce was very good. Stir fried beef was excellent. Cioppino was good. A very good venue for an after work drink and either a professional or personal engagement afterwards; one of those restaurant/bars which merge these worlds well."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We went on a Sunday late afternoon. The service was friendly. There were hardly any people, may be because it was a Sunday, may be because it was late, may be because people don't know Singaporean food. We enjoyed our meal of roti parata, chicken wings, Nasi goreng, mee goreng, sambas prawns and Singaporean style chicken curry. They were all good, but didn't quite hit the spot for the dishes we were craving since our last visit to Singapore. We were a little disappointed as we were comparing."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have been going to Straits before movies for a few years. This last visit will be our last. The food has become more and more bland over the past couple of years and now it's just boring and not worth it. I sat to watch the open kitchen for a short while and the cooks were joking, talking with the wait staff and not focused on the food. Two glasses of wine, one appetizer, one salad and a couple of curries and we dropped $75 plus tip. Too bad, because it should be better than this."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been eating frequently at Straits Café when it was a small neighborhood restaurant on Geary Blvd. and continue enjoying it after it moved into such a great location as Westfield Mall! Not only the food is good here - it is consistently good! Origami Seabass is one of my favorites as well as Roti Prata, Rendang or Tamarind Beef, Seafood Green Curry, etc. - pretty much anything here is delicious. Don't forget to order Fresh Mango Pudding - one of the tastiest deserts you can get in San Francisco!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The food was not great by standards of SF. The menu read well but the execution was mediocre. The service, however, was HORRIBLE. It was over 20 minutes before we were even asked if we wanted a drink and a full hour before we hand the chance to order a second drink. We were watching time since we had movie tickets so these times are accurate. Seriously the waiter was a no-show and it ruined the experience. It wasn't even crowded. The ambiance is the only real selling point (it's really nice) and the bar is fine. If you aren't in for dinner and just want to have a drink at the bar this place is great."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We arrived on Sunday night - maybe it was because of the Oscars, the restaurant was not busy at all. Ordered the roti, satay (chicken n beef), hainanese chicken & mee goreng. The roti was pretty good; satay - the chicken was better than the beef coz the need was too dry. Hainanese chicken - the portion was good and tasted okay; the mee goreng was too tomato-y and very small portion - not worth ordering again."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Very good place to meet, convenient to public transportation, lively ambiance. Food was delicious with options for GF as well as vegetarian and "meat" eaters. Very accommodating hostess who seated five of us where we could have a conversation without shouting! Would recommend it as a place to meet friends."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The food was ok. I really like the Roti but the pork belly dish was a bit greasy and the satay chicken was a bit dry and it could use a better sauce."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food is still amazing. The menu changed a bit from our last visit. Some of the items we wanted had been substituted, which was a bit of a disappointment. The lollipop chicken was replaced with chicken wings, which were not as good. I recommend the garlic noodles and seafood risotto. Our server was great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "the timing of the food was all wrong and ruined our meal. i will never come back to this restaurant and would much rather go to My China which seemed to be bustling with happy eaters."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "second time there and was not disappointed. it was a little late for dinner so the restaurant was quiet which was nice. the food and service were both great. would definitely recommend straits and will be visiting there again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014