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“Very Good but They Need to Lable Things A Bit Better”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of StraitsKitchen

StraitsKitchen
Ranked #91 of 10,496 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Singaporean, Malaysian
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ashburn, Virginia
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“Very Good but They Need to Lable Things A Bit Better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

I am writting this as an American visiting Singapore. First off a very popular place. Doors open at 18:30 and they place filled in quickly with very large tables of peope; a mix of seemingly visitors and locals.

Though very good food they could make a single, vast improvement by individually labling the foods on the buffet stations. They have a list at each station but you have to guess whats what on a very big table/counter. Having said that I am not sure I will be doing dinner here again as once was enough for me but I see why its near the top of the list for Singapore. The service was a bit slow BUT the place was crowded.

Let me review breakfast while I am here. The hotel caters to Asian travelers way more than westerners from my observation so I understand and enjoy the various Asian breakfast specialties BUT the only western breakfast offerings is a substandard egg station. I am not asking for the breakfast buffet at an american Four Seasons BUT more could be done. The breakfast at the Marriott next door is much much better albiet more expensive.

For the Asian traveler I think this might be an above avaerage breakfast but for an American below average BUT I cant rate it based on that and I give it a 'Very Good'..

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Asia in one restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

fantastic spread of food and a great one price concept. Downside is is encourages overeating every time :-(.
The staff at Hyatt generally are very good so service is great.
The desert spread is a bit limited if you are craving for some wester deserts. I would want to see a soft drink also included in the price of the buffet.
All in all a great asian experience.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Frankview
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Male
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“great atmosphere. good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2012

one of the best buffet spreads in the orchard area. especially enjoyed the ramdhan buffet breakfast.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank mshahdy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

We all loved the Straits Kitchen, especially the kids. They loved being able to wander around choosing from the large display of different local Singaporean dishes on offer, not having to worry so much if they would like what they chose or not as it is buffet style. The food was very god quality and the price was reasonable for what you get. Worth hunting this place out when in town.

  • Visited August 2012
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“One stop shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

You can find almost all the favourite local Singapore hawker food in this place but you will probably not find too many locals (or none) here. The quality of food is acceptable for a 5* hotel standard and the ambience is great... at a price. That said, it is an ideal place to bring visitors to if you don't have the time to bring them to a hawker center to try a variety of local dishes at one go, if you don't like the hot/not-so-clean hawker center environment, if you want to impress and if you are willing to pay.

  • Visited June 2012
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