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Shiok! A Taste of Singapore

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1137 Chestnut St, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Santa Cruz Ave.)
(650) 838-9448
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Singaporean flare

Always have a good experience at Shiok. It is small but not cramped. The service is good and food is delicious. I'm not good with spicy foood but their Laksa Noodles are so delicious that I have to keep eating them, even with my mouth tingling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
meg20022015
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Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always have a good experience at Shiok. It is small but not cramped. The service is good and food is delicious. I'm not good with spicy foood but their Laksa Noodles are so delicious that I have to keep eating them, even with my mouth tingling.

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Thank meg20022015
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

They serve excellent food at this restaurant. My favorite is the SIngapore chili crab with the sweet bread rolls. It's a bit of a trek to get to, as they are about 1 hour away from San Francisco or Oakland, but definitely worth the trip.

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Thank anjelloe9
SF, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went here a few times when they first opened and offered discounted vouchers through restaurant.com and we were glad to try this then new place in town. It can get crowded on a weekend and if so the wait can be long. The food is hard to describe and a few of the dishes were unique to the country of... More 

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Thank BigDaddyAlan
Nome, Alaska
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174 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Two of us had one of the two set menus as an introduction to the restaurant. It had been 12 years since our last visit and we regret wasting those years! The dinner was excellent from the first course to the last. The flavors were authentic and delicious; the ingredients were fresh and tasty; the food was served nice and... More 

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Thank Magellan008
Redding, California
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I've walked by this place many times. Now I am so glad we stopped in for a light dinner! I enjoyed this tasty Veggie Stiry Fry: "Select Bok Choy, mushroom, carrot, tofu – Stir fried in Shiok’s vegetarian sauce" and also vegetarian Lettuce wraps. Everything was very good; the veggies were tender and the sauce was delicious. And I liked... More 

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Thank SBunny
Terni, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I really enjoyed my dinner at Shiok. It was my first time at a Singaporean restaurant so I really don't have comparison terms, but I liked the food a lot, especially the desert and the sweet coconut milk directly from the coconut shell! The restaurant is also very nice, soft light, dark forniture and walls, colorful textiles. Quite a intimate... More 

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Thank AliceSnowdrop
Austin TX
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

First time here and it was very interesting as we went with an expert on this style of food as he was born in Malaysia and he knew his cooking. But the owner who was kind of very helpful was also a bit annoying as he kept making recommendations in a pushy kind of way that drove the bill through... More 

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Thank PeterPakChong
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Wow, this place must have changed owners. I remember it being so much better. The roti prata was okay, but the veggie stir fry was tasteless. I think I'll skip it next time, although they still get some good reviews so maybe it's just highly dependent on what you order.

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Thank worldtour2000
Woodside, California
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I love the atmosphere - it's family, it's groups, and it's couples. The menu is pretty comprehensive, covering a variety of flavors from Singapore. It seems that if this place were better known, it would be packed. I've gone for lunch, dinner and take out. It's hard to order gluten free, due to the sauces.

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Thank american_foxhound
San Jose, California
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110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

The food is pretty authentic, yummy noodles and great clay pot. We came at the end of lunch, and missed out on the laksa, but I am told it is something you have to try! Well next time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1137 Chestnut St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (Santa Cruz Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: (650) 838-9448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 80
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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