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“Lots of flavor!!”

Straits Cafe - Santana Row
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Ranked #97 of 2,154 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
San Jose, Costa Rica
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Lots of flavor!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Went to Straits with a big group from the office. The dishes were pre-ordered, but this didn't stop us from having a great time and a great meal.
To start, the place is truly nice, great decoration and has a very vibrant enviorment. Food was absolutely delicious!!! I can't even remember the name of the dishes, but had some shrimps, chicken with some peanut sauce and some other dishes to die for...lots of spice, flavor and great service! Would definitely come back!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food, and great ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Very good food, excellent selection, and there are chess players outside on Santana Row. I had a nice game of chess with one of the regulars on Santana Row, before tucking into the great fare at Straits.

  • Visited January 2013
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KUTZTOWN
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143 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Wierd mix of cuisine!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is a swinging hip place to hang out. Unfortunately, the food was simply average. For appetizers, the chicken and beef satay were good. But the meat stuffed bread consisted of more bread than filling. It left a lot to be desired. Butter Indian chicken was skimpy and if you didn't order rice, you got none. Husbands pad Thai had good heat but there was more tofu in it and hardly any chicken. The only dish that had more than one flavor were the filet tips sautéed with onions and Brussels sprouts. Not cheap for the uneven portions.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Staff/Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Went to Straits for my sister's birthday dinner. We sat on the patio. The server was knowledgeable, gave good suggestions on food and drink. The coconut rice is yummy and I would go back for the prawns (they have a nice chili pepper, onion, red pepper mix). I found the prices reasonable even though it is on Santana Row. It is totally worth it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cupertino, California, United States
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61 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Love the food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have been here many times and keep coming back, I started going to straits before the one in Satana Row opened (the one in Palo Alto). On Thursday evening the place turns into some kind of a disco if you are up for it. Very vibrant place.

  • Visited October 2012
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