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About Straits Hawker Street
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.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Asian, Southeast Asian, Pan-Asian
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call the restaurant or visit our website for catering options.
Plenty of street parking and public lots are available within 2 blocks from the restaurant. All use meters.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Joanna Rae Tan, firstname.lastname@example.org: (415) 209-5577
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
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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Straits Hawker Street Ratings and Reviews
The food was very good, however there are negative comments on bar service and the lack of follow through on our Open Table reservation request. First we waited for 10 mintes trying to get the bar tender's attention as we waited for the rest of our party. We never were able to order. The dinner was a special occasion (birthday) for one of our party. I made the request via the online reservation and nothing was done during the dinner. By the time I realized this, it was too late to make a comment to our server.
Straits has consistently great food with an Asian bent. We were there on Mother's Day and the place was hopping with mothers and small children dancing to a high-volume two-person ensemble (electric guitar and singer). Service is always topnotch, even when they are at the peak of busyness. I've never had a meal at Straits that wasn't delicious. My husband, who doesn't eat Asian food usually, loved the lemongrass steak. The menu is diverse enough that there should be something for everyone.
I have been to Strait before, mostly Palo Alto location. This Friday night at the Burlingame location the food was very disappointing. The only item was still good was the Roti Prata. Curry Butter chicken, the chicken was so dry with no flavor it was like they threw some cooked chicken into a sauce and call it curry chicken. Eggplant vegetable, eggplant was not thoroughly cooked, eggplant needs to cooked otherwise it is chewy and tasted bitter, the sauce was way too sweet for a vegetable dish. Garlic noodle, the noodle was mushy and way over cooked, noodle is just like pasta, they have to be served aldante. Sea Bass, such a lovely fish that was totally destroyed, all the edges of the piece of fish was dried up, again was way too sweet.
We found Straits to be an excellent lunch spot. The food was superb and the service was excellent. We were disappointed alcohol could not be served outside (where we wanted to dine), but understand it is a rule in Burlingame that was recently enforced. It's too bad Burlingame isn't progressive enough to understand that it'd be good for business if they let restaurants serve alcohol outside - especially during this economic downturn. Anyway, we found Straits to be quite a neighborhood gem and plan to keep coming back.
The lighting was so low that it was difficult to read the menu and to see the food!
Also, when a guest requests no onions on the dish and the waiter writes it down clearly, it's ridiculous that the kitchen doesn't read it and follow through. This occurred at both the Straits in San Francisco and Burlingame on the Spicy Coconut rice.
The shrimp is tasteless and should be avoided.
I recommend the Lemongrass Beef and the Calamari.
The Lychee Martini was good and a nice twist.
I love the food at Straits. It may not be as spicy as some would like, but I am sure they can turn up the heat if you make a request. The diversity of menu choices permits you to tantalize your palette with the sumptous flavors of different cuisines. When I was last there the waiter went out of his way to accomodate every request I made. He was charming!
This has become one of my favorite restaurants in Burlingame. Though Straits is a small-sized chain, the food is consistently excellent, the drinks are always refreshing, and the bartenders and wait staff are always top-notch: friendly and there when you need them.
The service was great but a bit slow on the drinks. The greeter was nice enough to accommodate us with a big enough table, which was nice. I would not want to sit in the two people tables though. We enjoyed the nice ambiance, but the music was a bit too much for dinner time.
My husband and I went there for diner on a Friday. We had a 8:15pm reservation but were not sitted until 8:45pm since we waiting for a dinning room table instant of a bar table as we were told it will be more quiet since the speakers for the music were only in the bar area. The music got so lound in the dinner area that we couldn't talk without having to yell. I was like being in a club. As we left, happy with the food but very annoyed by the music we realised that there was a DJ in the bar area. I will never go back to this location. This DJ and lound music didn't make an sense to us.
I love Strait's food and am sorry they left their SF location. The tuna tower was great, as were the appetizer spare ribs. The mee goreng was very hot which is unusual compared to when I've ordered it before, which I could tolerate and even like, but my dining companion found it too hot to eat. My only complaint is the noise level. I asked them to turn the music down which they agreed to do ("a little"). I think they are trying to promote a lively, energetic atmosphere but they are going to alienate their clientele who like to hear what their dining companions are saying. It's not necessary to have night club level background music in a restaurant, which after all, is primarily for dining.
THis is our favorite restaurant in SF. It has THE best Asian food. It is a beautifully outfitted restaurant and the service is great. Just one comment, we went there on Friday night at 6.30 pm and it was busy (which is good) but the volume on the music could have been a notch lower. It didn't ruin it but it made conversation difficult at times.
Liked the decor. place recommended by friends from work. we went for lunch and arrived when it opened and had no problems finding a parking spot across the street. For lunch the portions were adequate and sufficent for sharing. Will go back to try out for dinner or drinks and appetizers.
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