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Straits Hawker Street

3.9
675 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Casual (5)
  • Good for Groups (4)
  • Spicy (4)
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. Straight Hawker Street 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Southeast Asian, Pan-Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Sunday 11:00AM-3:00PM;
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 3:00PM-10:00PM; Friday-Saturday 3:00PM-11:00PM.
Bar open until 12:00AM on Friday and Saturday.
OPEN ALL DAY.
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Phone number
(650) 373-7883
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Yeo
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Joanna Rae Tan, jtan@straitsrestaurants.com: (415) 209-5577
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Catering
Please call the restaurant or visit our website for catering options.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
California
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking and public lots are available within 2 blocks from the restaurant. All use meters.
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Public transit
CalTrain, SamsTrans.
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Special events & promotions
Straight Hawker Street is available for all your special events and off-site catering needs. Whether it's a business lunch, cocktail reception or full seated dinner, Straight Hawker Street can help create a fantastic and memorable event. Please call for more information.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 675 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.8
food
3.8
service
3.5
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined a day ago

Real singaporean tasting food in the bay area. Not Americanized taste.

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Amelia (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was not as good as last visit under alt ownership?

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vipChris (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Straits has changed to a more casual "tapas" format. The roti prata is by far the best - thin and puffy (typical roti that I've had are pancake thick). The garlic noodles were excellent. Honey walnut prawns and the BBQ chicken wings were good too. The lychee mule was yummy !
The bar area should be expanded which would be more conducive to the new casual format. The benches and lighting are a bit sterile in the dining area.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

Great spot!

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vipTempsPerdu (Austin)
4.0
Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was good, noise level very high. Food very good!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on November 6, 2017

My son has a severe nut allergy and our server did not seem to understand the severity of the situation so we lost confidence and as a result my son did not eat anything.
Also, they got our order wrong and gave us the wrong check.
Too many “wrongs” for a dining experience for us!

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Nododge (Central Coast)
4.0
Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food! Very good service. The char grilled brussel sprouts were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on October 17, 2017

Place has changed! Food not as good as it used to

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Conway (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on October 8, 2017

I always liked Straits but lately it’s looking run down. The restrooms are terrible. I thought I was at a dive bar. Trash all over the floor and dirty. They need to do something. I only go there when I can’t get reservations anywhere else, but after the restroom situation -I doubt I would come back

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bigyam (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on October 1, 2017

Caveat: My expectations were too high prior to my dining experience. The staff at the restaurant were friendly and welcoming and attentive, no complaints there.

The biggest expectation mismatch was in the actual food. The chicken wings were overly sauced and the wings were tiny...essentially you got a mouthful of sweet sauce and little more. The wok charred brussel sprouts were swimming in oil, the veggies themselves were overcooked to the extent there was no green left, only char and yellow, and it was again over sugared and syrupy.

I think the concept deserves a greater effort at execution because I think if the restaurant delivered better quality food, the menu is a good one and should get strong reception. I do hope my visit was an anomaly and perhaps it was also skewed because I only ordered two dishes and didn't try the many other offerings on the menu.

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