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Straits Cafe - Santana Row

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333 Santana Row, Suite 1110, San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 246-6320
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great ambience Asian fusion

We love Asian fusion food and really enjoyed everything that our local friends had ordered. A great ambience!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Nirvanacpt
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Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Large groups
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El Dorado Hills
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126 reviews 126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Singapore benefits from 3 different cuisines, and this place does justice to all of them. Service was very attentive (the chairs could be a bit more comfortable, but we chose to sit in the side patio - the inside tables have better chairs). We ordered a very authentic roti prata to start, and the chicken satay was also quite good.... More 

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New City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We got the serving where they outline the course and you just eat away. Everything was very good in this place. We had all kinds of food coming, and I especially liked the thai themed foods with the peanut sauce. It was all very well done. It is kind of chilly at night, and we ate outside, but you can... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We love Asian fusion food and really enjoyed everything that our local friends had ordered. A great ambience!

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amsterdam
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102 reviews 102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Nice location, great menu....Asian fusion. Quite large setup but still charming ambiance. Conveniantly located, parking nearby.

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Espoo, Southern Finland, Finland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Had some spare time at lunch time. Stopped at Santa Row with intention to find something asian fusion for lunch. Just after admiring the Tesla shop nearby, passed Straits Cafe. First impression of the door gave idea the place is closed and opened only for happy hour at 3:00 pm. But luckily the door was open and we got a... More 

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Tracy, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Discovered this restaurant doing research on the internet. It peeked my interest and I have never tried Singaporean cuisine before. We arrived around 5:00 PM. Good thing we came early since we didn't have reservations. The waiter explained that the food is served family style and each dish is brought to the table as soon as it's ready. We each... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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163 reviews 163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I was here on Saturday for brunch as this place was very highly recommended by a friend. We ordered the spicy chicken basil rice bowl and garlic noodles. The chicken has not cooked properly, the garlic noodles were awful. Huge chunks of tomatoes and mushrooms and no real flavor. I would give this restaurant a pass.

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been eating at Straits Cafe for over 12 years now first in Palo Alto and then in SFO and at Santana Row. The quality of food has steadily dropped at Santana Row. The flavours aren't vibrant and the food isn't very well presented. I had a veggie noodle and asked them not to include seafood-- when the dish was... More 

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California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It's hard to beat the $3.50 beers and $5.00 appetizers during the happy hours. We usually try to sit at the bar and just relax with the great service from the tenders. The chicken lollipops are great, as is the Roti Prata. The one we were disappointed with was the crab cakes...rather dry and could use some good sauce. If... More 

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San Jose, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice location, OK service, good food , and way too expensive for what you get. The presentations are interesting and the food is carefully prepared. I have been to Singapore many times and the food is fairly authentic, but the small quantity for these prices is not justified.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 333 Santana Row, Suite 1110, San Jose, CA 95128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 246-6320

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?