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Straits Cafe - Santana Row

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333 Santana Row, Suite 1110, San Jose, CA 95128-2000
+1 408-246-6320
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were 8 of us for dinner on a Saturday night. The vibe feels like a night club with mostly low/dim lights that occasionally strobe and trendy pulsing music. The food is apparently classified as family style but many dishes come prepared in a bazaar way and difficult to share ( e.g. the rib eye steak came as a full... More 

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Thank laketahoelove
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109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Expensive given the quality of food and mediocre service. Nothing special about this spot. Too many other good places.

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Thank Valary M
San Jose, California
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219 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Finding authentic Malaysian and Indonesian food is always a challenge but Straits Cafe does a remarkable job...from the Sayur Lodeh to the Beef Rendang to the Nasi Goreng. These dishes not familiar? Time to come and try them... Clearly, my favorite was the Nasi Lemak...it was done perfectly and reminiscent of time in Malaysia (except Straits provides napkins instead of... More 

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Thank HikingLee
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We made a reservation for a small group online, when we reached we were told that sorry is xmas time, and there are no seats available inside, so we have to seat you outside, in the Covered area. The covered area, was cordoned off by heavy curtains. This place is highly rated, but the service is terrible.. if food is... More 

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Thank Mamabear949
Bengaluru, India
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Delicious Roti Prata, and great choice of cocktails. Perfect place if you are in the weekend shop and dine mood

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Thank Bipasha M
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1,643 reviews
1,016 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I really like they they sell the foods of Singapore in a classy and uplifting way. A great change of pace from most Asian.

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Thank Alzor S
London, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place looks trendy as you walk in, but that's the only good thing I can say about this place. We waited 30min. for a table, at the bar area. We thought they had forgotten about us, so we went to remind them at the front desk, and we were right to think this, they had forgotten, and we were... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I've been to Straits a few times and most recently yesterday. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is modern and casual. Yesterday we started with the fried calamari. Not very Singaporean but my husband loves fried calamari and Straits' version is the same as everywhere else. The batter is light and the calamari isn't chewy and overcooked. Personally... More 

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Thank SeeTheW0rld62
Orlando
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The location of this restaurant is amazing, if you search a friendly place to spend the night this is the one; the food is good with fair price. I suggest this place for couple and even for group of friends.

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Thank Marella A
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a drink and an appetizer followed by lite fare. Sat at the bar and had amazing friendly sevice. The bartenders were informative, friendly, and engaging. Turned out to be happy hour. The light menu and appetizer options that the staff suggested were great (chicken satay and duck sliders) and full size. Great happy hour good serves and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Asian, Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Santana Row, Suite 1110, San Jose, CA 95128-2000
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-246-6320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?