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Straits Kitchen

Asian, Malaysian
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51 Centreway | Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia
03 9803 4355
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11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Malaysian food in classy surroundings

We've been to this restaurant several times, as a couple for lunch and dinner, and as a family for lunch. The food is always excellent and the staff are quietly attentive. The space between tables here means that you can have a good conversation over the great meal you've been served and I love... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
dashworth27
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We've been to this restaurant several times, as a couple for lunch and dinner, and as a family for lunch. The food is always excellent and the staff are quietly attentive. The space between tables here means that you can have a good conversation over the great meal you've been served and I love that about this restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice atmosphere, White cloth napkins, good service & great food. Excellent value for money. The best Hainanese chicken in the SE suburbs of Melbourne.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The menu here is refreshing and serving size is modern. The food is worth waiting for even if the service is a little slo

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nice and quiet for a lunch time catchup with friends ...... Good sized meals for sharing ; well presented and tasty. Just as great for dinner but more crowded and busy, so need to book.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Have reviewed this restaurant before and now, it is with regret that I give it another review which is of great disappointment. Obviously there has been a change of management as is clearly visible with window signage, change of staff, new menues and very unpleasant food. Although the décor is still the same inside, the same cannot be said of... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were visiting family and it was decided that it was easier to eat out than cook with a house full of babies and a mixed collection of adults. So my daughter suggested we try this place behind the supermarket. It was good. There were 8 of us and two prams. It was 6.30pm so we could get out before... More 

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Tullamarine, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A group of us recently visited Straits Kitchen for lunch just prior to Christmas. They have two menus - one for lunch and the other ala carte presumably for dinner. We opted for mixed starters and a selection of dishes to share banquet style. The staff were friendly and the restaurant full but the service was slow, waiting one hour... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We ate here on a Sunday for lunch. There was no one see just our family. The waiter was friendly, but the food was average. The curry laksa was average not as coconutty as some other Malaysian restaurants. There was a lot of chicken pieces with fat and noodles, but not much of the other ingredients that make up this... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had been told wonderful things about this restaurant by Malaysian friends so i was really looking forward to going with my husband. My meal was lovely, everything i had imagined but unfortunately i can't say the same of his. Disappointing and really overpriced for what he got . When we complained there was no response at all. We won't... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Have been to Straits Kitchen few times, this time was very DISAPPOINTING .. portions were very small, Beef Randang was very tough (six girls and not even six pieces of meat ).. salt and pepper calamari TASTELESS.. not sure if different chef, but overall I was very Disappointed and a little embarrassed as I recommended the restaurant. Will not be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Centreway | Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Mount Waverley
  • Phone Number: 03 9803 4355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 am

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