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333 Santana Row (Winchester Blvd.) Send to Phone
408-246-6320 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
An artful blend of Thai, Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines and one of the best mojitos in the South Bay.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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Straits, San Jose, CA

Straits Restaurant Review

: Straits is a hot-spot on Santana Row, with its celebrated bar and happy hour scene and plenty of outdoor tables. Chef Chris Yeo's menu is a delight of exotic tastes, melding a variety of Asian (and some Middle Eastern) cuisines in dishes such as the Vietnamese-style spring rolls with sausage and ground nuts. Other artful selections include Indian-spiced crab cakes with sweet mango salsa; ayam kalasan, crispy chicken in a warming chili sauce; and Indian butter chicken, braised in a creamy tomato sauce. Vegetarian items are well executed, notably the sayor lodeh, which delivers still-crisp vegetables and chunky tofu in a mild green curry sauce. The kick-in-the-pants Singapore Sling is the house's specialty drink, but the minty mojito is the real treasure. Don't miss the banana cocoons for dessert. Also located in Burlingame.


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