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Shiok Singapore Kitchen

4.2
105 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southeast Asian
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  • Casual
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Shiok! Singapore Kitchen offers a selection of authentic Singaporean food in a casual and friendly environment. We hope you will enjoy our home-cooked flavors and find it a Shiok experience too.

Singapore is a multi-ethnic society made up of Chinese, Malay, and Indian, whose immigrant forefathers brought with them rich food traditions from across Asia.

Typical Singaporean food is thus an exciting blend of culinary heritage based on some of Asia's greatest cuisine. This combination creates a unique and dynamic flavor more lively and far richer than the traditions from which they stem.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southeast Asian, Malaysian, Chinese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 838-9448
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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
Rosalind Tan
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Private party facilities
Our restaurant is available to be booked for private parties.
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Private party contact
Dennis: (650) 815-5148
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Catering
For hassle-free corporate or private catering, with free delivery, invite us to your next catered event. Our staff will be happy to create a customized menu to fit your taste and budget.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Cruz Ave.
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Parking details
We have ample street parking on weekends.
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Public transit
Menlo Park Train Station
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Special events & promotions
Impress your guests with a selection from our delicious menu for your next meeting, seminar, corporate or private function. Our staff will be happy to create a customized menu with you to fit your taste and budget.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
What 105 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Delicious food and friendly prompt service. We had a range of ages and tastes and everyone was pleased!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Delicious. I have been there four times and enjoyed different items each time. So far I have not been disappointed. It is quickly becoming a favorite place for me.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We went there for a special occasion and the service was horrible. It took over an hour to get our main dishes, one never showed up at all. No one came by to fill up our water, or inform us why our food was not out on a timely manner. I was so disappointed that we will never be back and we were a large group with many couples that said the same thing. Too bad because the food is good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service. On a Friday night, it was quiet enough that we could hear everyone at our table and enjoy conversation despite several other tables being filled!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Everything we ordered was outstanding, and for that reason, we'd love to return!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great and authentic

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Singaporean here. The entire basis of my recommendation is on the Hokkien Mee alone. 5 years in the Bay and this is the first time I have found authentic "Singapore-styled" Hokkien Mee - A mix of vermicelli and yellow noodles stir-fried in a thick savory seafood stock (reduction of seafood, pork belly & prawn shells I believe).

Other places serve Roti, Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) and Chicken Rice aplenty, but if you are craving for a different side of authenticity - This is it. 5 STARS. I have already made plans to return, and foresee many more visits to come (with friends in tow) to give them a taste of this Hokkien Mee.

Other dishes we tried:

Ngoh Hiang (Pork wrapped in beancurd skin fried)
4 stars.
I forget the name on the menu since they gave it another. Pretty authentic too, though the meat needs to be packed tighter for a more spongy bite. It also lacks the crunch (chestnuts etc.)that the best places in Singapore serve it with.

Sambal Kangkong
4 stars
Another one for authenticity. We have tried this dish in many places, this is the best one yet. Again, authentic, but not fantastic. Sambal is sweet but lacks the aroma of real sambal from South East Asia, bringing it down a notch. Still, a must order every time I go back.

BBQ Prawns in sambal
3.5 stars
Read above for sambal comment. They got the flavors down, but without the "Wok-Hei" and Aroma of real Sambal Belachan (google), this is the highest it can go. I'll try the squid or fish next time, this can go either way.

Chicken Rice
2.5 stars
Nothing wrong with it, just the usual low standards of Chicken Rice in the Bay

P.S: This place is expensive for Singapore food ($7 for iced coffee?). But the 5-star item (Hokkien Mee) is very reasonably priced at $12. Do yourself a favor, go in for the noodles and ngoh hiang. Everything else is up to your preference.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was awesome, well prepared.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The food here is delicious has been consistently good for the 4-5 times I have been here with my wife.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent and authentic Singaporean food. Friendly staff and reasonable prices.

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1.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The food had a stink to it and was not flavorful. We spent our Saturday night with an expectation to enjoy Singaporean cuisine but were highly disappointed. The food seemed stale and we were more than happy to leave our leftovers behind.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Very friendly, helpful staff gave great recommendations on amount of food for our party. Desserts were excellent as well. Quiet place even with lots of customers, which is nice when dining with my parents who are a bit sensitive to noise.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Our favorite restaurant to go to with friends and family. Dennis , the chef / owner is the nicest person and takes good care of all the customers.
The food is authentic and delicious.
I love the vegetarian options. The roti is the best, probably even better than in Singapore.

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2.0Dined on October 14, 2017

ingredients were less than fresh, eggplant was undercooked, chili crab was precooked and dry. upside: service was polite and accomodating.

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1.0Dined on September 10, 2017

I made a reservation in good faith that the place would be open on a Sunday evening.
Opentable allowed it to happen, but when we got there, the place was closed!
Not pleasant.. luckily there were many restaurants nearby to choose from..
Message to opentable - got to do a better job of connecting with your restaurants for updates! Even a google search (which I did not do) says they are closed on Sunday..

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Wonderful, hidden gem. Real value with great food, strong drinks, and lower than usual prices. I lived in Singapore for four years, and this place is very authentic...it can't get any better. +++ ample parking. Reservations recommended. Noise levels are pretty low, so perfect for a romantic evening.

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2017

Disappointing. Everything about the food and service was very low energy. Menlo Park is so quiet this restaurant needs to step up it's game to survive. I really enjoy Singaporean food and this place was by far the worst I've ever had. We ordered 4 dishes and everything was just okay. I will not be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

We loved our dinner at Shiok. Every plate we ordered was delicious. My husband and I split one of the Prix Fixe menus, which was fabulous -- and an amazing deal (only $59/couple including a glass of sangria for each of us). We had enough food to take home leftovers. Our kids also each ordered a dish and loved their choices. Wonderful to eat family style so that we all tasted a variety of foods. I especially loved the chicken satay and the noodle dish.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Our first discovery of a Singaporean restaurant in the Bay Area! definitely worth it.
Tried the chili prawns and roti paratha .. they were both excellent (the chili sauce was pretty authentic, imo as good as Jumbo Seafood in Clarke Quay). will definitely go back to try the chili crab!
Wine selection seemed limited but the chocolate wontons were excellent!
The host/owner did come over to check on us on the way out. Seemed pretty friendly.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2017

Like a quick trip to Singapore! We tried the prix fix menu for two. Nice combination of selections. Duck noodle dish was terrific. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2017

Really authentic Singaporean food! Roti Prata, Kang Kong, Laksa are our favorites.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food!

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Restaurant was cold and food was served on ice cold plates. Consequently the food, although served warm enough, was cooled very quickly. This is one of my pet peeves. I also felt the food was either not spiced or seasoned enough. Wait staff was helpful and pleasant and menu is extensive and interesting.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2016

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2016

We ordered four dishes. Chicken rice and chili crab were very delicious. We will try garlic crab next time. oyster egg omelette was so so.

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2016

It was a quiet night so we had our pick of tables. The menu was conveniently marked for vegetarian and vegan choices which was appreciated. We'll come back another night to sample some other items on the menu.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

I came for the Singapore chili crab but they are out of crab. Make sure to pre order if this or any crab dish is what you are yearning for.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Great food and friendly for kids and family meals. Reminded us of some Malaysian cuisine that we loved - although with Singaporean style cooking almost the same. The biggest thing is that its kid friendly so no one is giving us that odd look when our little one was fussy. We sat in the back so we had some privacy.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Excellent food, great service, good ambience, small portions

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Authentic food. Every dish, Singapore chicken rice, rendang beef, mee goreng, roti pratha, all excellent

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2016

We brought three friends who had not dined here before. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner of Roti, Satay skewers, Sambal string beans, Sayor Lodeh, Beef Rendang, Coconut Prawns, and Claypot Rice. If you like lychee, I highly recommend the lychee drink (non-alcoholic). The ambiance is great, staff is friendly, and service is attentive. A very reasonable bill for 6 of us. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2016

Went there for our anniversary and had some outstanding and unusual dishes like ribs marinaded in coffee. The only thing that didn't stand out was their fried banana w/ice cream. The bananas weren't hot at all--should've been really hot & sweet & cooked...which was a let down from the wonderful meal.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2016

The restaurant has a very cheap setup - you have to walk all the way through the kitchen to get to the bathrooms; there are cups pre-filled with water sitting in the kitchen, fully exposed. $7 gave us 2 chicken satay skewers, and the rest of the dishes were all tiny for the big sticker price. We paid over $90 for something we expected to pay $70 max. Food tasted good, but just not worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2016

The choices were good for both meat lovers and vegetarians. The meal of the day, for two, was more than enough. The nan was delicious as was the chicken satay. We also enjoyed the fried tofu. Our beef dish was devoured by our growing teenager who also loved the chicken and rice and another meat dish.

There was something for everyone, me, my husband, teenage son and pre-teen daughter. We'll definitely be back. We wish we had discovered the restaurant a long time ago. It's been there 12 years. I would advise more advertising!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2016

Their Five Spiced Rolls are exceptional. The Beef Rendang remains our favorite always.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2016

The chicken rice was good and have flavor, however the chicken itself was a little too dry when served otherwise not too bad.
Laksa taste was also not too bad and had nice taste.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2016

Love Shiok. It's our go-to spot anytime - for special occasions, dinner with friends and just family night out.

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2.0Dined on September 26, 2015

The service was spotty. The food disappointing. The house Sangria is served with lits of ice so it's quite overpried. Will not return.
Do not recommend.

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4.0Dined on September 26, 2015

Having lived in the region (grew up there) I can spot a place that is not too authentic. Also I travel to the regions several times a year so my taste buds are calibrated pretty well. I would say of the dishes I had during my visit to Shiok, the Roti Canai (Prata on the menu) was extremely authentic. Nice and think and has the layers you look for in the Roti Canai. Most places are thin and crispy but you will not find that in Malaysia/Singapore. The Char Kuey Teow was also very nice. Give this place a try and you won't go wrong.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2015

On a quite street, off the "main" downtown street; quiet, unassuming decor; can be a bit noisy, especially for those of us who'd prefer a bit of peace and quiet after a long "noisy" day! Authentic food makes up for that, as well as smiling, friendly staff. Already told local friends as well as non-local friends to try it on their next visit!

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