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Straits Kitchen

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51 Centreway | Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia
03 9803 4355
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Closed now
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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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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasant surprise in quiet shopping centre

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
Bob L
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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28 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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111 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The service and quality of the food was excellent. First time I had been to this restaurant and will definitely return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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?