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Straits Burlingame

1100 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4106
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Ranked #25 of 149 Restaurants in Burlingame
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Price range: $20 - $30
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: California
Transit: CalTrain, SamsTrans.
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39 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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English first
Santa Clara, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped by with a friend en route to SFO. We both ordered new but what turned out to be excellent glasses of wine (1 white, 1 red) recommended by our waiter, followed by a yummy steak and watermelon salad. The service was very good as well! Will definitely go back, and also try the Straits in Santana Row as well.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Good quality Asian food, found Roti Prata here which is quite rare outside Singapore. Sate, Nasi Goreng, Noodles etc all delicious

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The very name, “Straits”, evokes exotic South-East Asia. This was also the varied fusion cuisine we met on the "carte" of the namesake restaurant in Burlingame - Malay, Indonesian, Thai, Chinese, Indian in all its variety. It was a Saturday night... We were a party of three - my wife, my adult daughter, myself. The ambience was just right, not... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a business dinner there with a large group (20+ colleagues) with an pre-set menu. The restaurant is big enough to accommodate large groups, but the noisy environment made discussions difficult. The food was ok, but felt a bit boring as almost all dishes in the sampling menu were on the spicy side (even the Cesar salad!).

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San Francisco
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This restaurant has great atmosphere and a fairly large bar area. It is one of the few restaurants in the Bay Area that serves "black pepper crab" which is a common dish in Singapore. They have a variety of other things on the menu that are fairly unique.

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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This place is amazing and is always a go-to restaurant when in Burlingame. You have to try the Chicken Satay Skewers...the spicy peanut sauce is amazing! Any of the seafood items you can't really go wrong with. The vibe in this restaurant is really inviting and the service is on point.

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South San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

To night went to Straits with a friend for happy hour. It was Heaven, there are 3 or 4 Happy Hour cocktails at $6.00 and about 10 Items to eat. We had the Calamari and the Ahi Tuna on cucumber and one other dish that I cannot remember. The cocktails were very good and normal sized so you did not... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Good place to eat with good bar drinks. The service was friendly and though parking is not readily accessible, public parking is a short walk from there.

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The hostess was friendly and found us a quiet table that allowed for some great conversation, as the place gets loud in the main section. The waiter was very polite, attentive and quick. My drink was a bit delayed, b/c of the large party in the bar section, however, the food arrived on time. The drinks and the food were... More

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Westfield, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Definitely for the foodie -- everything was fresh and delicious. We enjoyed the Lemongrass Mojito, along with a nice selection of wines. The food was creative and delicious. From green curry chicken & veggies to whole fried fish - they take Asian Fusion to a whole new level. Definite "find" in Burlingame, highly recommend. A little pricey, but not over... More

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