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Straits - Houston - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
575 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
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!

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (713) 365-9922

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    DJ & Dancing starts at 10:30 on Fridays & SaturdaysBottle Service is available!

  • Additional

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

What 575 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2017

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    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.
  2. AH

    AH82

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    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.
  3. w

    wandl

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    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.
  4. M

    Marie58

    Houston

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    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..
  5. H

    Happyshopper

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio but green band were noisy so moved inside, oh an Texas hot. Food delicious, service very attentive, highly recommend
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    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.
  7. S

    Saheb

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and a great location. The service was very friendly as well.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    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.
  9. K

    Kumar

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always
  10. MB

    MonicaB

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  11. KS

    KatieS

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    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.
  12. J

    John

    Houston

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    The first thing I noticed were large holes in the booth benches. It went downhill from there.
  13. SL

    SandyL

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    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.
  14. JD

    JimD

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    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.
  15. F

    Firecracker

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    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.
  16. AM

    AMG13

    Houston

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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.
  17. a

    abntx

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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...
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was delicious but service was disappointing. the outdoor tables and chair are dirty/stained and in need of replacement.
  19. CH

    CarolH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We always have delicious food everytime! We had all lived in SIngapore and we needed a Tiger beer fix! Great satay and butter chicken!
  20. RW

    RomW

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    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
  21. ML

    MariaL

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and awesome environment, definitely my husband and are planning on returning again. Good Job!
  22. RR

    RRFoodie

    Houston

    42 reviews

    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    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.
  23. LG

    LaGo

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    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.
  24. WX

    WayneX

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are always very good, can't fault it. My second visit in one week.
  25. SK

    SunilK

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Every time I go I have praises for the place.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    straits was an excellent restaurant, that gave me and my date an amazing valentines day with the most friendly and informative staff.
  27. S

    Surfergirl

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    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.
  28. SV

    SashaV

    Las Vegas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered starters, steak, lobster, all food fantastic!!! Service really good. Will come back😊
  29. TM

    TM24

    Houston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Our server was wonderful and stayed on top of everything.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  31. F

    Foodie1

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  32. Y

    Yaya

    Houston

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Enjoyed the first time visit and hope the return soon
  33. n

    noble

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2017

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    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.
  34. AM

    AnnieM

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2017

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Very quant, our tapas came after our meal was delivered was the only issue
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good food. Nice change from PF Chang. Need to do a better job of cleaning the tables....ours was sticky. Wait staff was nice.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  37. A

    Angel

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Love the chicken lollipops and roti. Great deal on Thursday. Happy hour all night. Lychee martinis were on point!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brussel sprouts are LIFE CHANGING! Straits never dissapoints.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great service was fast only waiting maybe ten minutes for my appetizer then 5-10 later main entree was out
  40. A

    Archtonic

    Austin

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    we had a brilliant meal. Simple. Good service. Nice views into the courtyard. Parking...not soo much

FAQs

Straits - Houston - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 365-9922.

Straits - Houston - Permanently Closed is rated 3.9 stars by 575 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Westside

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Vegetarian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Sikhattana

  • Entertainment

    DJ & Dancing starts at 10:30 on Fridays & SaturdaysBottle Service is available!

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (713) 365-9922

  • 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

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