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Straits Kitchen

51 Centreway | Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia
03 9803 4355
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Cuisines: Malaysian
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jun 17, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A well appointed restaurant, with a great menu and service. All of ours 5 meals were large sizes and almost authentic. I suspect that they were toned down slightly for western taste, so make sure you ask for authentic or spicy versions, with a smile. Enjoy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We booked this restaurant after the movies, and we were pleasantly surprised. We had a table of 11 and found the service to be prompt, informative and helpful. We decided on a banquet and the food was outstanding, especially the Chilli Prawns and the beef rendang . We will definitely be back and look forward to trying some of the... More

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Melbourne
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is one of our favourite restaurants to visit, but unfortunately on this occasion we were very disappointed. Firstly, the restaurant was very busy with 2 large tables of 20+ people making service quite poorly. There definitely was not enough staff on the night to serve the whole restaurant which was very full. Secondly, the food has always been of... More

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food at the Straits is sensational. My husband and I have travelled around Malaysia quite a bit and love the Baba Nonya (mixture of Chinese and Malay flavours) food that we have had in Malacca. The Straits chef Teik Ann Goh does it wonderfully. We were at the restaurant with a friend on Saturday night they would have had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were Looking for a light meal after a night at the Movies and stumbled across Straits. The current operation took over from what was a very good seafood restaurant about 3-4 years ago. The interior decor has changes little, but then it was always a comfortable place with a very peaceful ambiance. The Straits is a Malaysian restaurant. Initially... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

My family and I regularly go to this restaurant. The service is outstanding. The warm and friendly staff are always make it an enjoyable dining experience. The food is always delicious with a huge menu to choose from. We went to Straits kitchen after my daughters graduation and they made her feel special with a complimentary dessert. Thank you!! We... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Love the food the staff is quite attentive and the decor is great Casey is a very good hostess Try the Roti Rolls and the Beef Rendang with The Special hawker rice We have been 5 or 6 times and would recommend it

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went on a Tuesday night.... NOT a peak night. The restaurant was dangerously understaffed and service from the staff that were there was very poor. We had 7 people at our table and ordered 7 meals and 3 large serves of steamed rice. 4 of the meals came out and then we waited another TWENTY MINUTES for the other... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I just love the food at this restaurant and I also appreciate the wonderful staff who are always there to assist and guide. My favourite menu items include Roti Rolls, Hawker Rice, Kung Po Chicken, their calamari is heavenly and their curries are exquisite. The decor is very tasteful and the ambiance is quiet and elegant.

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Melbourne
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

By Upmarket Malaysian, I mean there is nice carpet on the floor (not grubby lino), cloth napkins/serviettes (not cheap, thin sheets of paper in a spring-loaded dispenser), white table cloths (not sticky or oily formica/laminex tables)...and of course, as my spouse tells me, clean toilets (not stinky, dirty ones tucked out in the back lane which need an access key... More

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