Straits Restaurant - Santana Row
Delicious food and great atmosphereI planned my friends surprise birthday here and all of the staff were great. They were all accommodating to my plans and very helpful!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNo coffee? Huhn?Food was good - not the usual oriental taste at all, but less "good" than I have experienced at Straits in the past. The chicken basil that I had was not the best quality chicken frankly. The chicken satay appetizer was surprisingly so-so too.
Mostly, we were very taken aback by the fact that they did not have any coffee ... "we are out of coffee". They should have made an effort to get some from the shop literally 20 feet away for the one person in the group who wanted some!
Service was very good to excellent and the Santana Row ambience is excellent as always - we sat "outside" since it was a nice day. For a Friday lunch, we were a bit surprised that the restaurant was pretty empty.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Flavors, Active SpotFood was fantastic. Had a great outdoor table where there was noise, but it was quiet enough for 4 people to talk. Unique, tasty cocktails. Service was slow, but adequate. Parking was horrific. We would love to visit Straits again, but it took us 25 minutes to find a parking spot. Maybe we will try riding bikes next time.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMbest waitress everAngie was great, Professional, patient and energetic. Thank you5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the food and atmosphere,Love the food and atmosphere, but way too loud on a Friday night. Can hardly hold a conversation.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat VibeStraits is a great place to hang out with friends, take a date or socialize at the bar. I've been going there for years and its always a safe choice as they never disappoint. If you love lounges with upbeat background music then you'll have a good time here. Not super expensive either so you ca eat and drink plenty without going broke.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMsome tables were too closesome tables were too close to where the employees were stationed, i.e. soda or cash registers.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and serviceMy family came here to celebrate my daughter's 20th birthday & as food fanatics, I am sure they will definitely love this new experience. I am a regular to this place so I advised getting the small plates so that they can taste most of the food offered. THEY LOVED IT &we devoured every food brought faster than they can set in on the table. The taste varied from item to item and every plate provided an awesome experience. Though the restaurant was packed that night, the service was fast and quick. It was easy to find our server so we can have either some more water, refill of drinks, or whatever we needed. The server was also very pleasant and attentive. Going to back to this place is not a hard decision - will always win hands down!!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStill good after all these yearsFood was good. The menu needs to get an overhaul. After many visits, not many choices left. Service was not up to par even it was not crowded.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome placeGreat place to grab food. Appetizers and entrees are tasty and drinks are great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMit is very hard to hear becauseit is very hard to hear because of the crowd and music.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the most excellent cocktailI had the most excellent cocktail - mango w/tequila and red chile on the rim. YUM!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI was there with 6 other peopleI was there with 6 other people for business lunch. Food was great. Service was a bit slow. It took a while for the server to take our orders and also to get the check when we finished.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe curry sauce is to die..The curry sauce is to die.. Every dish has distinct and delicious flavor. In the evening, it can be too loud inside with the bar music but great atmosphere. We sat outside at a not so comfortable table with forgetful service but enjoyed the night life on Santana Row. We go for the food!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSpringBreak Night out w Hot MommasMoving on to our second venue of the evening with my girlfriends, Straits Café never fails to impress. The food and service both great. This is one of our fave hang-out places in Santana Row.
I might just note that both our cocktail drinks: Mint Citrus Vodka and the Pomegranate Lemon Drop were extremely SWEET! We had to request for extra cubes to tone it down. Our other girlfriends ordered wine.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWow, talk about great food!Wow, talk about great food! It had been several years since I've dined there, and it's excellent. The food and service are first rate. The music and conversations are quite loud so be prepared for an energetic atmosphere.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome fusion tastes! PerfectAwesome fusion tastes! Perfect small plate portions and great taste leaves you desiring for more!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM