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About Permanently Closed - Straits - Houston

This restaurant is permanently closed. Restaurant. Patio. Lounge. Nightclub.
Feast on the cuisine of Singapore and Southeast Asia with family and friends. Inspired by the crossroads of Southeast Asia where many cultures and nationalities live, work and more importantly, eat together - our food is designed for family style enjoyment!
Located on City Centre's Plaza, our 2 patios are perfect for people watching! As the temperatures drop, the Fire Pits will come on.
And, on Friday & Saturday - stay late into the night for a DJ and dancing!

800 Sorella Court
Suite 940
Houston, TX 77024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Vegetarian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant:
11:00AM - 10:00PM: Sunday - Thursday
11:00AM - 11:00PM: Friday & Saturday

Bar
11:00AM - 10:00PM: Sunday - Wednesday
11:00AM - 11:00PM: Thursday
11:00AM - 2:00AM: Friday & Saturday

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 365-9922

Website:
http://www.straitsrestaurants.com/index.php?section=69

Entertainment:
DJ & Dancing starts at 10:30 on Fridays & Saturdays
Bottle Service is available!

Executive Chef:
John Sikhattana

Private Party Facilities:
We have 3 semi-private rooms to accommodate your group of 10-28 & lots of patio space for groups of almost any size!
The entire restaurant is also available for large groups of 75 or more.

Private Party Contact:
jbuchanan@straitsrestaurants.com: (713) 365-9922

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Straits - Houston - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Casual (2)
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Good for a Date (2)
People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I made reservations without knowledge that the Straits located in CityCenter (Houston) was closing. My friends and I weren't left with many options to select from from dinner. Dinner was still tasteful but the energy and overall vibe of the restaurant that we were used to is gone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience2
service2
value2

 
·Dined on July 29, 2017

The restaurant and food were great!!!....but I specifically requested a private room for my birthday party, and they gave it away. Unfortunately they didn't do anything to take care of the situation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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food5
ambience4
service4
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Having lived in South East Asia for a number of years, I was excited at the prospect of eating at Straits. First of all, it is located at a very nice location at Houston CityCentre, close to many officers and shopping venues, overlooking a nice courtyard where kids can frolic and play. Nicely decorated, it had good ambiance and great views.

Unfortunately the food didn't necessarily meet the mark; missing from the menu were some staples like char kway teow, fried rice (they had emperor fried rice but it was more chinese than SE Asian), and only had 1 curry option if I recall. It missed the culture, flavor and options that were so vibrant of the community Straits tried to represent.

I'll certainly try Straits again, but don't hold out much hope - for those wanting a true Indonesian/Singaporean/Malaysian experience, try out Malay Malay in League City.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Very very bad service!!!! At lot of customers complaining about that poor service!!! If someone doesn't take seriously that restaurant,little bye little will go down!!! Never ever again I will go there..

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Lovely patio but green band were noisy so moved inside, oh an Texas hot.
Food delicious, service very attentive, highly recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Live Music
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Overall friendly, sophisticated, relaxed dining. Food selection OK, basically one page entrée selections. We lost our waitress for about 45 minutes, so we flagged other wait staff for drink re-fills. Large crowd for 4th of July weekend, restaurant was a nice reprieve from outside festivities. If I planned a City center outing, I would recommend Straits for dinner.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Fantastic food and a great location. The service was very friendly as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was delicious. We had the roti prata bread appetizer, the veggie pad thai, the kung pao calamari, schezuan green beans and wok seared brussel sprouts - all very good. The weather was nice, so we sat outside - it's right on the City Centre green, so lots of people walking by and kids playing on the green. The patio was full, but there were plenty of open tables inside on Saturday evening - the bar turns into a dance club at 10:30 on Saturdays, so if you are there late, I would avoid getting a table near the front, but we couldn't hear it on the patio.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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food4
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Awesome as always

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Dinner pick for my daughter's 14th Birthday dinner. Great food, great ambience. Not a place for small kids unless it's early and you sit in one of the cabana's outside.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I am not a harsh critic, but, this place was dirty, horrible service... the worst restaurant that I've ever been to. I wanted to leave the entire time. Like, laughable, and I have no idea how this place is even in business. Don't let the pictures on Yelp fool you - trust me, you do not want to ever go to this place - don't even take the chance.

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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The first thing I noticed were large holes in the booth benches. It went downhill from there.

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food3
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great food! Service can be more attentive. Found the attire of the hostesses to be too young for this restaurant - like they were young girls as hostesses in a young bar. Didn't seem to go quite well with the look and feel and age group of the guests here.

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We had a great meal here on the 45th anniversary of our first date. The food was excellent. Only complaint is the noise level - quite hard to hear over the noise.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Service is disorganized (three times they tried to bring someone else's food to our table) and the place needs to be cleaner. Bathrooms really look dirty - kind of makes you wonder what the kitchen is like. The food was really pretty good, but, one dish was not as described. It was tasty so did not make an issue. I wish this place could be a little better. It has really good outside area and the style of food is great. I am rooting for them to get their act together.

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food4
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service2
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 (Houston)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food, service, and atmosphere was great. We had a great time on my husband's birthday. They did not rush us and everything came out timely and perfectly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Always liked this place to sit outside and watch people walk by, enjoying the live music, sipping a nice drink! We especially love the Singapore chili crab, but were disappointed this time that instead of 1 nice big blue crab (as promised on the menu!), we got 3 small crabs with very little meat... Other recommendations: roti prata, seafood red curry risotto, Laksa noodle soup...

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Tapas
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food3
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was delicious but service was disappointing. the outdoor tables and chair are dirty/stained and in need of replacement.

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 (Houston)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We always have delicious food everytime!
We had all lived in SIngapore and we needed a Tiger beer fix!
Great satay and butter chicken!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Not good...The menu has changed drastically...the very thing I looked forward to "Braised Short Ribs" were not on the menu while the menu listed in open table has it listed. My second choice was the ribeye....however the restaurant was out of ribeye at 6:30pm on a Saturday nights....who does that! ...my wife was also disappointed with the lemon drop martini she ordered as it spilled down the side of the glass causing a sticky mess.
Lastly I he manager who was close by and appeared to be aware of the mishaps of the evening .... never approached our table....lastly the restrooms were disappointing....I get the approach of trying to offer a chic restroom experience with the M/W shared sink area ...however one of the ladies toilets was out of order and the exposure of the restaurant cleaning supplies area only separated by a half drawn curtain was very distasteful.... Not returning

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 (Houston)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Good food and awesome environment, definitely my husband and are planning on returning again. Good Job!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Spicy
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 8, 2017

All of the dishes were great, except calamari which was a bit greasy.
Service was poor. Dishes came out 10-15 minutes apart and it wasn't busy at all. Server not attentive and had to be asked multiple times for things. Another server stepped in and was great although he threw away my leftovers after I asked for it to go. We complained and manager had appropriate reaction. He took a bit off the bill.
Would return to see if better service.

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service2
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Probably one of the best service I had in a while, waiters were knowledgeable, friendly and prompt. Food was excellent without being outstanding, some interesting cocktails like Lychee Martini are available. Will likely come back.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Spicy, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 18, 2017

The food and service are always very good, can't fault it. My second visit in one week.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Excellent. Every time I go I have praises for the place.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 14, 2017

straits was an excellent restaurant, that gave me and my date an amazing valentines day with the most friendly and informative staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 11, 2017

I would recommend others if the service were better. Either they did not have wait staff to meet the dinner demand on a Saturday night or our waiter was inattentive. Service was slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We ordered starters, steak, lobster, all food fantastic!!! Service really good. Will come back😊

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Our server was wonderful and stayed on top of everything.

Tags: Live Music, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Birthday with a group of friends. Food and service is the best that I've had in awhile. Can't rave enough about this place!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Really good food. Silly complaint, but they charge for rice! Some of the dishes have to have rice and it doesn't come with it. It's a nominal fee, but I thought that was strange. Had a great time. Will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Enjoyed the first time visit and hope the return soon

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2017

My date and I had the spicy noodles and the shrimp fried rice. They were both good but the spicy noodles were delicious. We plan on going back just to get it again next time.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Very quant, our tapas came after our meal was delivered was the only issue

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Good food. Nice change from PF Chang. Need to do a better job of cleaning the tables....ours was sticky. Wait staff was nice.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2016

First time back on New Year's Eve for family dinner. The menu had definitely changed. Our server Eric was absolutely wonderful. Providing great suggestions, what to mix with what, giving suggestions based on life palate. Very attentive without being obnoxious. Just another reason to love this place more. What a gem. A+ all the way around.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Food was amazing. Love the chicken lollipops and roti. Great deal on Thursday. Happy hour all night. Lychee martinis were on point!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The brussel sprouts are LIFE CHANGING! Straits never dissapoints.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Food was great service was fast only waiting maybe ten minutes for my appetizer then 5-10 later main entree was out

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2016

we had a brilliant meal. Simple. Good service. Nice views into the courtyard. Parking...not soo much

Tags: Great for Lunch
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