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Straits - Houston
Straits - Houston

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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.straitsrestaurants.com/index.php?section=69
  • Email: info@straitsrestaurants.com
  • Phone: (713) 365-9922
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am Lunch Hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm Happy Hours ar the Bar/Lounge: Monday - Friday 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Laney Tran, ltran@straitsrestaurants.com, (713) 365-9922
  • Entertainment: We have a live DJ who starts at 10:00pm on Thursday, Friday andSaturday nights. We also have bottle service available in our bar and lounge area.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great place for Hh we stayed after and dined some more. My reservation was for 5pm. We enjoyed enough happy hour treats and they kept our table until we were ready. Great service ñ great ambiance!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "So, we were two families trying to have a nice dinner on a Friday night. The Sangria was great and we all enjoyed our dinner. I don't think the food was outstanding but everything was tasty and well prepared. Our server was nice and did his best on a very busy night. Unfortunately, our friend had her wallet stolen out of her purse while we were at the table. The thieves were off and running with the credit cards while we continued to enjoy our conversations. The manager and waiter helped us look for the wallet and were very apologetic even though it wasn't their fault and there was clearly nothing they could do about it. It totally ruined the evening for us."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the experience, food was great, we enjoyed the Dragon menu very much. The waitress was extremely pleasant can;t wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Server was extremely knowledgable about the menu, offered suggestions, gave time to decide, great during meal. Great variety in menu, everything was fantastic. Pleasantly surprised, great find in City Centre. We met for a business dinner here and it was a little loud for that type setting, but if you were looking for a good night out, highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I've dined at Straits before and was very pleased. This event was on a Wednesday evening and it was horrible. The staff was unattentive or overattentive depending on the comments we made."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Chose Straits to celebrate my partner birthday. Since she lived in Asia I thought it would be nice for her to remember the food and flavors from that region. It was a winner. She told me she found the food very much like the food she used to eat in Singapore so I was very please with the election"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our meal was outstanding. Interesting presentation and comes flavors. However, the prices were excessive given the type of food provided. When they allowed a man dressed in a faded tee shirt, worn out shorts and flip flops to be served, I realized the restaurent is more about money than the food experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have been to Straits several times now and each time has been great. The varied Southeast Asia menu is fantastic and everything we have tried is excellent. I recommend sharing family style in order to enjoy more of the varied flavors. Some of our favorites are the chicken sate, eggplant, basil chicken, and spicy prawns. They also have Singapore favorites like Chili Crab and Black Pepper Lobster. Service is excellent too, as if you are in Southeast Asia."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Menu was too complicated with regard to "unique" food combinations. Tried to be too fancy. I like fusion food, but honestly couldn't get an idea from the menu what I might actually be served. Suggestion: take a photo of each entre like they do in Asian countries so that we know what we're getting when we order!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Visited Straits for brother's birthday dinner and it was GREAT! The appetizer sampler was AWESOME! Only complaint was that the veggie portion of appetizer was touching the meat, so my sister who is a vegetarian was completely turned off and didn't eat the veggie samososa, which of course was AMAZING. There are reviews that praise the cocktails, but my martini was just ok. The COCUNUT RICE was EVERYTHING! We had the seafood risotto, salt and pepper chicken, and veggie fried rice. All was wonderful and will be back soon. Oh yeah... some reviews said servers were snoody, but the guy we had was very patient and kind even though we took FOREVER to order."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I went in the resteraunt not really knowing to much about the food. The food was great and the server was very knowledgeble and helpful. He recommended the dishes to try based on our likes. Went in for Valentines and everything went well and in a timely fashion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Really good dining experience. Would recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Came here for lunch with work. Had booked a table, which turned out it was no reason for - the restaurant was almost empty. After our lunch it's very clear why this restaurant has so few guests compared to the other City Centre restaurants. Firstly, several they didn't have several dishes on the menu. Our waiter apologized by "we didn't have them yesterday either" which just confirmed the poor logistics. Secondly, 10 min after we've ordered the food, the waiter came back to confirm the order - it was obvious that he'd forgotten one of my co-workers order. When the food came, only three out of four got our dishes. Lastly, it took us close to 30 min to pay - in an empty restaurant! Will never come back."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Food was delicious, but we were given a table close to the bar, and music was so loud it was really hard to have a conversation."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Upon night in question. The waited who wait on me and my wife was very rude and unknowable of what he was doing. Not attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I think this is a great place for having drinks, but not for dinning. It is to loud to have a conversation. The food is ok"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "It was our first time here and got a free appetizer from the restaurant. Food was good with excellent service."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "some friends recommended Straits, and it was great. Great food and service."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Food was great, service a bit lax - but tolerable."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "My friends and I came to Straits for brunch as we were really missing Singapore and all the fantastic food we enjoyed overseas. This restaurant does not disappoint. The curry bowls are delicious, as are many of the small plates. Our group order quite a few different things and every dish was great! I was a little sad to notice that the restaurant was quite empty compared to Ruggles and Yardhouse but I hope others will be willing to try this place."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Music was on point for a young crowd. The ambiance was excellent. I love this place."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Very average which is not what you expect for a restaurant in this area"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I'm such a fan of Asian fusion type restaurants and this one is top notch. Broad menu with plenty of choices for all tastes. I was especially impressed with the number of seafood dishes included crab and lobster. I had the jalapeño seafood curry which was outstanding. A bit noisy/energetic on weekends and good for people watching. If dining with kids, come early. We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Server was new and thus drink order was tough for her, 7 cocktails and food did not come out correctly. BUt she was nice and fixed everything. Menu seems interesting enough for a second try."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had a great time for my boyfriends birthday dinner"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I love this place. It has a swanky modern international decor that should be appealing to plenty of young hip crowd. The bar was up front with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant portion also had plenty of seating. The atmosphere was lively with music and light chatter. The crowd was various age, races/ethnicities, and compositions. I loved this aspect. The food was very good pan Asian cuisine that was innovative. The foo d was both delicious, and the portionsere large. My only criticism would be the white white sangria...fora restaurant trying to have international flair it was very weak. Real sangria has a bit of liquor in it. They should consider using pineapple infused rum or vodka to spice up the "cocktail ".."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We have been to straits multiple times before. We took 4 visiting family members and the place was really disappointing. I had to return my fish as it was hard as a rock (I have ordered that many time). We also ordered 2 dishes as side, the garlic noodles and the eggplant. They never made it to the table. We were finished with dinner and finally asked our waitress, she had no idea. The manager did visit our table and asked what we wanted for dessert. We order 3 and only comped 2. I don't think I'll be back."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "The waiter we had the last time was very rude. He spilled 2 drinks on my husband, and then barely apologized. Then we had to even wipe down our table on our own. The waiter told us he would comp the drinks since they were spilled. When the bill came, we had been double charged for the spilled drinks, and only one was voided. The waiter was trying to "comp us" the drinks that had been spilled. Earlier this year, also had an experience at Straits where there were a few drinks on the bill that we hadn't ordered. When the waiter noticed that we were actually checking the bill, he came over and said there was a mistake on the bill before we even said anything. Pretty shady! Just recommend checking your bill - especially when in a bigger group."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Food did not make the grade. Never zinged my pallet. Just ok. Too bad, I expected more. Our waiter gave us good service until the end when it took forever to get the credit card back. Turns out there was a problem. Someone had charged our dinner on someone else's card and vice versa. They had to back everything out and recharge everything. No one bothered to come to us right away and tell us there was a problem. I was embarrassed that I had suggested this restaurant to my friend."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Food and ambience were fabulous! Straits has definitely become one of our favorite restaurants and we will be back again."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "I was thoroughly disappointed in my lunch at Straits. The "curry bowl" for $12 was such a paltry portion that it was served in a soup bowl!!! I asked how they considered this an entree and the waitress was so dingy and inexperienced that she just said "oh that's a single serving" - and never offered to mitigate my discontent. Won't be back. A place is only as good as their staff and their ability to please customers."
    Dined on 10/2/2013