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Straits Restaurant

800 W. Sam Houston Parkway N. Houston, TX 77024 | Outer Loop - NW | 713-365-9922

Location Description:

Straits serves modern Singaporean cuisine with Thai and Vietnamese influences in a lounge-like atmosphere in CityCentre near Memorial. Hip decor, a large outdoor dining area and swift, friendly servers make it an upscale hangout by night and a relaxing lunch spot by day. The San Francisco-based restaurant has adapted well to Houston thanks to chef John Sikhattana, who runs a tight ship and keeps the food hot, fresh and spicy — just as Singaporean dishes should be. Standouts include the whole fried striped bass, a creamy-sour laksa noodle soup, fragrant Hainan chicken and the flaky, addictive roti prata.


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  • Cuisine(s): Asian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Vietnamese
  • Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-10pm, Thu-Sat 11am-11pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Garage, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Chic
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout

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