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the cooks at straits cafe in palo alto never wash their hands they go to the restroom and walk out w/o washing their hands one cook has a vanerio disease the bald one he goes to the clinic often. don't eat @ straits cafe Palo alto.

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Great place for lunch or dinner

I was pleasantly surprised when my friends invited me to Straits Cafe last week. I haven't been there for a while now and the place has changed! ---for the better!!\r The deco is so much subdue the place has matured. I like the host, who was very polite and helpful. We went at Happy Hours and stayed until dinner. The drinks were only $5 unitl 6:00pm. Great value. The roti was still the best in town... view more

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Over-rated - avoid having any group event here

Unfortunately we were told by our management this place was superb and that our company celebration lunch had to be here. We arrived to no air-conditioning on a 100+ day and they didn't even have a fan turned on. Appetizers amounted to 1 small triangle shaped bread the size of an appetizer, and 1 other appetizer per person. Main dishes were served that could feed 4 people to tables of 11-12. My boss didn't even e... view more

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best place for a business dinner at Palo Alto Straits!

I first learned about Straits in Santana Row, which wasn't like a restaurant, but more of a nightclub. They told me that they have two more locations in the bay area. One in San Francisco, and one in Burlingame. I later found out that there is another one in Palo Alto but Santana Row insisted that Palo Alto was closed down. When I visited Palo Alto, they told me that they are an independent entity and not affiliated ... view more

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Good vegetarian choices, nice flavors, courteous service

The restaurant provides a good overall dining experience. The roti prata is a good appetizer to start with. Spicy noodles, coconut rice, crispy tofu and the cabbage dish are all very good. The fruit flavored lassi is excellent. However, the food really does not justify the high price tag. If you have money to throw around and want to try Singaporean flavors, this is not a bad place. But I've had similar food in much ... view more

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great place

My husband I dined at Straits in its old location on Geary while we were in San Francisco in May to look for an apartment. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and service. The appetizer salad was suberb with fresh mixed greens and tossed with just the right amount of dressing. We shared a entree fish special and a veggie dish and could not find one thing to complain about. We never order dessert but here we even order... view more

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Production line food

The Peninsula Straits is a step down from the San Francisco original. The space is bigger, which means you can get a table easier, but more generic. The food's good, but has a production line quality that causes a ""that was good"" rather than rapture. For those prices, I expect a little more rapture.

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Fantastic Food, Relaxing Ambience

I love this restaurant! The service is smooth, the ambience is relaxing and elegant, and the food, of course, is phenomenal. I prefer the Straits in Palo Alto to the one in Santana Row because I think this one is more service-friendly and more laid back. During busy hours, Santana Row can have some spotty service and pretentious clientle who are there to ""see and be seen."" I highly recommend the lamb satay, roti ... view more

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Sooooo.... Romantic!!!!

Straits Cafe Palo Alto is such a hidden treasure! Everything is perfect. The greetings from the host down to the prompt service from the bussboys. I have been to the other Straits locations but this one tops them all. The food is very authentic, the service is excellent. All the staff are eager to serve. Me and my date felt so good about the entire expeerience there. If you have not tried their patio-dining...... view more

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Highly Overrated

I went to Palo Alto Straits once and really enjoyed their Roti. Then came the rest of the meal. I was not impressed with my entree nor my friend's entree, and the $4.50 fruit juice I ordered was 75% ice. We both left hungry. A few months later I went back just to get some Roti, but it was sorely undercooked. It was literally just warm dough. I pointed this out to the waitress was extremely rude about it. We ended... view more

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3295 El Camino RealPalo AltoCA 94306

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