Straits Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 333 Santana Row 1100

    San Jose, CA 95128

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  • 408-246-6320

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  • $$$
  • Business Dining
  • Date Spot
  • Lunch Spot
  • Open 7 Days

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Has anyone noticed how small the plates are? I barely fit my food on and throughout the meal it was constantly spilling off of my plate. For what you are paying, you would think they could afford giving you larger plates. The food was just

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Has anyone noticed how small the plates are? I barely fit my food on and throughout the meal it was constantly spilling off of my plate. For what you are paying, you would think they could afford giving you larger plates. The food was just

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Yea, this place is pretty cool, great for large parties, they really do rock. Food comes out at the same time, always hot and fresh. Management does a great job with shaping the menu to fit a budget, then produces custom menu for the

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Yea, this place is pretty cool, great for large parties, they really do rock. Food comes out at the same time, always hot and fresh. Management does a great job with shaping the menu to fit a budget, then produces custom menu for the

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The dinners can get very expensive, so order accordingly - but the food is great. I've typically gone during the late evening when most of the dinner parties are done and it slowly transitions into open dance floor and bar. When a band is playing, the dance floor gets really tight. The bar can easily get crowded too, so have patience, but you'll definitely need to hold your ground when trying to order a drink from the bar.

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The dinners can get very expensive, so order accordingly - but the food is great. I've typically gone during the late evening when most of the dinner parties are done and it slowly transitions into open dance floor and bar. When a band is playing, the dance floor gets really tight. The bar can easily get crowded too, so have patience, but you'll definitely need to hold your ground when trying to order a drink from the bar.

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I have been to Straits at night when it is open as a big bar area. Strangely enough, they will still serve dinner so you might be drinking around small children. This makes me feel uncomfortable. As far as size concerns, this place is pretty big and the music can be good, but still weird about the dining situation.

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I have been to Straits at night when it is open as a big bar area. Strangely enough, they will still serve dinner so you might be drinking around small children. This makes me feel uncomfortable. As far as size concerns, this place is pretty big and the music can be good, but still weird about the dining situation.

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Food isn't bad but there are better places in Santana Row. \r
There is a lot of hype about Straights; truth is it's OK.\r
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There is ALWAYS a looong wait; regardless if they're busy or not. \r
Prices are pretty steep and portions are

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Food isn't bad but there are better places in Santana Row. \r
There is a lot of hype about Straights; truth is it's OK.\r
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There is ALWAYS a looong wait; regardless if they're busy or not. \r
Prices are pretty steep and portions are

Pros: Good Mojitos

Cons: Small Portions; Long Wait; High Prices

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The only down I can think of is dining at Straits with just one other person, for two people cannot possibly order enough dishes: the more you get to taste, the better the experience.\r
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There were six of us, so we tried, seriously, 12

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The only down I can think of is dining at Straits with just one other person, for two people cannot possibly order enough dishes: the more you get to taste, the better the experience.\r
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There were six of us, so we tried, seriously, 12

Cons: We were there to eat; why waste a good dining experience hoping to find a date?

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The food was okay I've had better at other pan Asian restaurants. The one thing that I really enjoy is that the live music is great, but very loud. I was barely able to hear the person next to me.

3
★★★★★

The food was okay I've had better at other pan Asian restaurants. The one thing that I really enjoy is that the live music is great, but very loud. I was barely able to hear the person next to me.

Pros: live music, full bar

Cons: very loud, pricey

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The food here is horrible and terribly overpriced, like a lot of the reviews say. I came here for lunch with 4 friends and all of us walked out with a stomach ache. The food was barely edible, there were pounds of sugar in a lot of the

3
★★★★★

The food here is horrible and terribly overpriced, like a lot of the reviews say. I came here for lunch with 4 friends and all of us walked out with a stomach ache. The food was barely edible, there were pounds of sugar in a lot of the

Pros: Getting seated right away

Cons: Unfortunately, there was a reason for that!!!! Nasty Food!!!!!!!

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I've been a big fan of Straits for years...have been dining at their first location in the city (Geary/Parker, recently moved to SF Shopping Center) since the mid-90's. Though not necessarily the most authentic Singaporean cuisine (but

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★★★★★

I've been a big fan of Straits for years...have been dining at their first location in the city (Geary/Parker, recently moved to SF Shopping Center) since the mid-90's. Though not necessarily the most authentic Singaporean cuisine (but

Pros: nada

Cons: Overpriced, worst customer service

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The wait staff was argumentative and unfriendly. For these prices I should be allowed to order whatever my heart desires and not get a goofy eye-roll! The food was acceptable, but the attitude did not aid digestion!

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★★★★★

The wait staff was argumentative and unfriendly. For these prices I should be allowed to order whatever my heart desires and not get a goofy eye-roll! The food was acceptable, but the attitude did not aid digestion!

Pros: convenient location

Cons: poor service, BAD attitude

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I was a little skeptical at first about having dinner at straits since I'm not much of a fusion food fan. However, the menu proved me wrong especially their green curry and the lobster pad thai. It's one of the better that and indian food

3
★★★★★

I was a little skeptical at first about having dinner at straits since I'm not much of a fusion food fan. However, the menu proved me wrong especially their green curry and the lobster pad thai. It's one of the better that and indian food

Pros: great food, great atmosphere

Cons: very crowded on the weekends

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Looking to have a good time while you go out and enjoy a nice meal? Through friends and colleagues, I had heard about the poor dining experience at the Straights Cafe - and being a person who believes in experiencing things for myself, I

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★★★★★

Looking to have a good time while you go out and enjoy a nice meal? Through friends and colleagues, I had heard about the poor dining experience at the Straights Cafe - and being a person who believes in experiencing things for myself, I

Pros: Live music attracts crowd looking to just enjoy drink

Cons: Poor service, dining experience very poor

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The food is fairly good, but the service was poor. The reservation was not correct and they argued with us about it when we arrived., The music is too loud. The service was slow. They actually asked us to hurry so they could seat the

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★★★★★

The food is fairly good, but the service was poor. The reservation was not correct and they argued with us about it when we arrived., The music is too loud. The service was slow. They actually asked us to hurry so they could seat the

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The quality and price of the food at Straits was good, but my friends and I could not help but walk away in disgust. The hostess sat us next to the kitchen, where we got the pleasure of watching the cooks make our food. Throughout the

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The quality and price of the food at Straits was good, but my friends and I could not help but walk away in disgust. The hostess sat us next to the kitchen, where we got the pleasure of watching the cooks make our food. Throughout the

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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The music was a little loud for my taste, and the prices were on the slightly higher side. The atmosphere and surroundings were nice. The food was very good overall. Nothing was overcooked or bland. The service could use improvement,

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★★★★★

The music was a little loud for my taste, and the prices were on the slightly higher side. The atmosphere and surroundings were nice. The food was very good overall. Nothing was overcooked or bland. The service could use improvement,

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Though the atmosphere was good, the service was on the slower side. Prices were a little steep, but I guess the high rent there really doesn't give them much choice.

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★★★★★

Though the atmosphere was good, the service was on the slower side. Prices were a little steep, but I guess the high rent there really doesn't give them much choice.

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I'm very disappointed with my last experience at Straits. I called to order ahead of time and still had to wait 20 minutes when I arrived for my order. The part that was most frustrating was that the online menu was inconsistent with the

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★★★★★

I'm very disappointed with my last experience at Straits. I called to order ahead of time and still had to wait 20 minutes when I arrived for my order. The part that was most frustrating was that the online menu was inconsistent with the

Pros: interesting menu

Cons: overpriced, bad service

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I went to Straits with a little bit of skepticism after reading so many negative reviews, but I must admit I was very pleasantly surprised with my experience. I came in on a very busy Saturday night without reservations and waited 45

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★★★★★

I went to Straits with a little bit of skepticism after reading so many negative reviews, but I must admit I was very pleasantly surprised with my experience. I came in on a very busy Saturday night without reservations and waited 45

Pros: Food, Good crowd, Service

Cons: Crowded, Loud

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This was the noisiest restaurant I have ever been to. The noise level is similar to at a night club. You have to yell across the table to hear each other. The food is good, but definitely overpriced. I much prefer E&O Trader's over

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★★★★★

This was the noisiest restaurant I have ever been to. The noise level is similar to at a night club. You have to yell across the table to hear each other. The food is good, but definitely overpriced. I much prefer E&O Trader's over

Pros: good food

Cons: overpriced, extremely noisy, long wait

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Straits used to be one of my favorite place to dine at on a friday night after work (can't do it anymore b/c I moved). Their lychee martini, the banana blossom salad and their lamb dish are delicious. I was disappointed when they took

3
★★★★★

Straits used to be one of my favorite place to dine at on a friday night after work (can't do it anymore b/c I moved). Their lychee martini, the banana blossom salad and their lamb dish are delicious. I was disappointed when they took

Pros: Ambience

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The quality of food is never the same. For example: the Rendang Beef is sometimes tender and mildly spicy and other times it is dry and flavorless. That spoils the fun in ordering what you thought was one of favorites! Make a

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★★★★★

The quality of food is never the same. For example: the Rendang Beef is sometimes tender and mildly spicy and other times it is dry and flavorless. That spoils the fun in ordering what you thought was one of favorites! Make a

Pros: Trendy

Cons: Poor service

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we ordered Banana Blossom Salad, Grilled Beef in Grape Leaf , Spicy Basil Chicken, and garlic noodle..they are all pretty good and reasonable priced. One problem is that the salad came last, which i thought should be come first. The

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we ordered Banana Blossom Salad, Grilled Beef in Grape Leaf , Spicy Basil Chicken, and garlic noodle..they are all pretty good and reasonable priced. One problem is that the salad came last, which i thought should be come first. The

Pros: Food, Crowded, Good parking

Cons: Jazz not play on time, plates arrive random

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The music is so loud in the main dining area, you can't hear your partner. The pepper lobster is divine. The rest--awful. The drinks, for $9, completely lack taste and any sense of alcohol. The service is hit or miss. I ordered Poh Pia

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★★★★★

The music is so loud in the main dining area, you can't hear your partner. The pepper lobster is divine. The rest--awful. The drinks, for $9, completely lack taste and any sense of alcohol. The service is hit or miss. I ordered Poh Pia

Pros: Free parking nearby

Cons: Expensive, Too noisy, Food not good

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I went for lunch and the food and service were impeccable! The banana dessert was superb!

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I went for lunch and the food and service were impeccable! The banana dessert was superb!

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With so many pan asian out there, it's hard to decide which I would go back to. Straights is classy, fun, and offers a dynamic menu. But I think it's becomming too corporate and therefore, the food does'nt have the personal touch of the

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★★★★★

With so many pan asian out there, it's hard to decide which I would go back to. Straights is classy, fun, and offers a dynamic menu. But I think it's becomming too corporate and therefore, the food does'nt have the personal touch of the

Pros: stylish, dynamic menu, fun

Cons: lacking substance, too sweet

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and the service wasn't great but the atmosphere was great for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Not my favorite place but I'd definitely go back.

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★★★★★

and the service wasn't great but the atmosphere was great for a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Not my favorite place but I'd definitely go back.

Pros: Outside seating, Shopping nearby, Easy to locate

Cons: Not enough parking

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I went to find what the hype was about. Not much. The bar is great but the dining was awful. The only thing my waitor brought me quick was my bill while I was still chewing and a fork in my hand. I went for brunch, the meat came half raw

3
★★★★★

I went to find what the hype was about. Not much. The bar is great but the dining was awful. The only thing my waitor brought me quick was my bill while I was still chewing and a fork in my hand. I went for brunch, the meat came half raw

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We were seated promptly, but the restaurant was very busy--I think we got lucky.
Everything we ordered had great flavors; Banana Flower salad--awesome, Green Curry vegatables and Sashimi were very good. The service was outstanding despite

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★★★★★

We were seated promptly, but the restaurant was very busy--I think we got lucky.
Everything we ordered had great flavors; Banana Flower salad--awesome, Green Curry vegatables and Sashimi were very good. The service was outstanding despite

Cons: parking

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The food here is only okay- a little contrived. Ambiance is great- the place is always packed and crawling with young singles. In the evenings, there's a live DJ.

My bad experience here was when I was having dinner and forgot my i.d. I

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★★★★★

The food here is only okay- a little contrived. Ambiance is great- the place is always packed and crawling with young singles. In the evenings, there's a live DJ.

My bad experience here was when I was having dinner and forgot my i.d. I

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the vegetables are great & fresh, love the sea bass packet :) and garlic noodles. the pepper crab was too salty. service was slow, we waited almost 50 mins. for a party of 6. that ambience is great, nice place to unwind or to get a

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★★★★★

the vegetables are great & fresh, love the sea bass packet :) and garlic noodles. the pepper crab was too salty. service was slow, we waited almost 50 mins. for a party of 6. that ambience is great, nice place to unwind or to get a

Pros: decor, ambience , food

Cons: , loud

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Really, there is zero bang for buck. There is utter confusion at the hostess desk, no one has a clue about wait time. We were told on the phone, that usually walk-ins are seated in 20 mins ...longest 20 mins of our lives ! All dishes and

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★★★★★

Really, there is zero bang for buck. There is utter confusion at the hostess desk, no one has a clue about wait time. We were told on the phone, that usually walk-ins are seated in 20 mins ...longest 20 mins of our lives ! All dishes and

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I have tried this place twice. The food is really good but overpriced for the small amount you get. The service is pretty bad. Went once on my friend's bday. Drinks took a really long time and when they finally did arrive, the server

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★★★★★

I have tried this place twice. The food is really good but overpriced for the small amount you get. The service is pretty bad. Went once on my friend's bday. Drinks took a really long time and when they finally did arrive, the server

Pros: Food

Cons: , Prices

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It seems to me that everyone who is anyone is going to Straits. Its a place that is totally unexpected of San Jose. The food is really great, there are always beautiful people everywhere, the staff is extremely friendly. Great place to

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★★★★★

It seems to me that everyone who is anyone is going to Straits. Its a place that is totally unexpected of San Jose. The food is really great, there are always beautiful people everywhere, the staff is extremely friendly. Great place to

Pros: People, Service, Food

Cons: none at all

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I went on a Monday night with a party of 6 adults & 2 kids. We had no waiting for a convenient table outside where the antics of my little grandchildren caused no problems. We ate a variety of small and large dishes--each a winner in terms

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I went on a Monday night with a party of 6 adults & 2 kids. We had no waiting for a convenient table outside where the antics of my little grandchildren caused no problems. We ate a variety of small and large dishes--each a winner in terms

Pros: great food, good service, nice atmosphere

Cons: expensive

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Finally a unique dining experience without the drive to S.F.
SEATING: Hosts were very nice.
DRINKS: Shark Martini (this cool blue concoction) is my fav.
FOOD: Definitely not a good steak place but if you like fresh seafood you'll be in

3
★★★★★

Finally a unique dining experience without the drive to S.F.
SEATING: Hosts were very nice.
DRINKS: Shark Martini (this cool blue concoction) is my fav.
FOOD: Definitely not a good steak place but if you like fresh seafood you'll be in

Pros: seafood/drinks, location/environment, service

Cons: lack of red meat, crowded

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The decor is fabulous! Attractive tableware. The food is good but nothing to flip over. The service is definelty something that needs major improvement. I received my food before my cocktail. Perhaps they should have just been a home

3
★★★★★

The decor is fabulous! Attractive tableware. The food is good but nothing to flip over. The service is definelty something that needs major improvement. I received my food before my cocktail. Perhaps they should have just been a home

Pros: Decor

Cons: Service

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The food was pretty tasty and delicious. I definitely would suggest the black pepper crab ($28); it was worth every penny. The oysters were a bit small, but the dipping sauces were good. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The place has

3
★★★★★

The food was pretty tasty and delicious. I definitely would suggest the black pepper crab ($28); it was worth every penny. The oysters were a bit small, but the dipping sauces were good. Our waiter was attentive and helpful. The place has

Pros: Food, Good Parking, Atmosphere

Cons: A Bit Pricey

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Well, the place looks pretty nice, and thats about it. We sat down, and it took about 15 minutes before anyone came to talk to us. Then we ordered, and I got the chicken wings that are un-cooked in the middle... Then when we got the

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★★★★★

Well, the place looks pretty nice, and thats about it. We sat down, and it took about 15 minutes before anyone came to talk to us. Then we ordered, and I got the chicken wings that are un-cooked in the middle... Then when we got the

Pros: good ambiance

Cons: slow service, uncooked food, bad public relations

 

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