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Shiok! A Taste of Singapore

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1137 Chestnut St, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4311 (Santa Cruz Ave.)
+1 650-838-9448
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hamburg, Germany
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Have a Teh Tarik - a drink that is a favorite of Malaysians and Singaporeans. When going to the bathroom, you can see what is going on in the kitchen!

Thank Echologist
Burlingame, California
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We heard from a friend about this restaurant and gave a try. It is very closed to Menlo Park downtown on a side street. The place is not very big but feel very comfortable with bench/pillow style sitting in combination with chairs. We ordered the Today's Special dish Crab Cake Otak which is good and new for us. We also... More 

Thank LakeviewMan
San Francisco Bay Area
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

The spicy tofu is not to be missed. Flavorful food, great-cold Sinaporian food brought me back to my trips to Singapore. Great for lunch, nice for dinner. Haven't had one thing there I didn't like.

Thank Elizabeth247
Menlo Park, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

Always have a good experience at Shiok. It is small but not cramped. The service is good and food is delicious. I'm not good with spicy foood but their Laksa Noodles are so delicious that I have to keep eating them, even with my mouth tingling.

1 Thank meg20022015
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

They serve excellent food at this restaurant. My favorite is the SIngapore chili crab with the sweet bread rolls. It's a bit of a trek to get to, as they are about 1 hour away from San Francisco or Oakland, but definitely worth the trip.

1 Thank anjelloe9
SF, California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank BigDaddyAlan
Nome, Alaska
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182 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Magellan008
Redding, California
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank SBunny
Terni, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank AliceSnowdrop
Austin TX
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank PeterPakChong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $80
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1137 Chestnut St, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4311
    (Santa Cruz Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-838-9448

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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?