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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

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  • 7
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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
One of the rare Singapore-style Restaurants in the Bay Area

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
BigDaddyAlan
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SF, California
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SF, California
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36 reviews
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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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Nome, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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Marina, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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?