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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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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Glad We Tried Shiok!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Marina, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Marina, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Terni, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Austin TX
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Woodside, California
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61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 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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San Jose, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Brighton, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I had never had Singaporean food before, and I was a little disappointed with it. I ordered the sea bass in banana leaf, and it was not very flavorful and it didn't satisfy me. The sweet rolls were just OK. Service was very slow.

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7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

We ordered laksa, coconut shrimps and samosa. The laksa is good but im looking for a minty-spicy taste, im used to. The samosa is also.good but its more of potato than beef. My bf loved it so i guess we're coming back :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

Great little place. Kids like the lichee drink. I couldn't take it!

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Silicon Valley, CA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

My buddy and I just discovered this small gem, even though it has been on a side street off the main Santa Cruz Ave for 8 years. The food was creative and refreshing, which was even more noteworthy since it was a Monday night. Service was excellent and friendly. The interior is small but nicely decorated. But be forewarned, the... More 

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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: 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

Questions & Answers

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