Since 1953, Straits Chinese Restaurant has been serving up their brand of Peranakan cuisine to the people of Singapore. The Chinatown Plaza location – you’ll find the other branch in Keck Seng Tower – in Tanjong Pagar is known all over town for its commitment to great service, amazing food and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. A magnet for foodies of all types, Straits Chinese Restaurant prides itself on its authentic dishes and welcoming atmosphere, the perfect place to bring the whole family for a taste of real nyonya cuisine.
At Chinatown Plaza on Tanjong Pagar’s Craig Road, Straits Chinese Restaurant offers a welcoming setting for dining on some of Singapore’s most authentic Peranakan and Chinese dishes. Whether it’s your first or your thirty-first time at this Singapore hotspot, you’ll be treated with the utmost respect when dining at Straits – feel free to ask your friendly server for recommendations if you’re not sure what to order!
Straits Chinese Restaurant in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar features a wide range of specialties and two separate menus to keep diners satisfied. For classic Chinese, there are plenty of delicious dishes ranging from Hainanese pork chops and roast duck to black pepper beef and mutton curry. If you’re in the mood for classic nyonya food, choose from Peranakan dishes including the udang chilli (chilli prawns), the nasi goreng, beef rendang and the fragrant ikan chuan chuan, fish cooked with a zesty garlic sauce. There’s much more to discover – booking ahead guarantees your place at the table!
A very nice Peranakan restaurant with very beautiful deco and good food! Most importantly food was served fast and very good service which lacked in most restaurants nowadays for a Saturday dinner🤗
High quality food! Staff are friendly and helpful, and reservation is smooth and easy. We celebrated my mum's birthday with a dinner for 8 and it was a very good experience.
Very good ambiance. The Ayam buah keluak was the kick! Didn’t expect such good food t h o. The coffee was robust and had g o o d k i c k.
Tried their ala carte buffet. Great, friendly service n nice peranakan food. Their sambal used in their sambal dishes are really nice. Good value too. Highly recommended!
Located just 10 minutes walking distance away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, this place is easily accessible for some decent Nyonya dishes. Greeted by their humble yet one-of-a-kind décor, it offers a welcoming setting for diners. We ordered some of their signatures, i.e. Ayam Buah Keluak, Babi Assam Pedas, Chap Chye and Ngoh Hiang for 3 pax. Food was served warm, satisfying for its strong flavourful and savoury taste but it doesn’t cover the fact that the Chap Chye was a little over salty for my own preference. Ideal place for a quiet dinner (made my reservation at 7pm), while you might also notice that the restaurant caters to buses of tourists dropping off at intervals. Would likely drop by again for my Peranakan food cravings.
Food is slightly above average with a few exceptions. The Ayam Buah Keluak, Cap Chye, Otah and Sayur Lodeh were great. However, the shells used in Kuih Pie Tee did not taste fresh and was a big let down. The Dry Laksa was forgettable as well. The problem with the place is its service. The lady waitress took 15 - 20 mins to inform us that a dish we ordered was unavailable. Also, when I walked over to get the attention of the wait staff, I saw the same server putting her nose to a cut watermelon. The other wait staff had no initiative as well. We requested the menu after eating our dinner to look their desserts but got the main menu instead. I was vague but any staff with initiative will know that we were done with dinner and looked to order desserts. We spent around $210 for 8 pax. So so food and bad service. Will not visit again.
Slightly pricey but the food was great! It can get a little noisy so not so great for a sit-down get together dinner, more like a quick dinner and that’s it. They don’t have parking in the building, so have to drive to the next building.
Most importantly the food was good and I felt rather on point. The seasonings were a big step away from the usual Chinese seasonings of soy/oyster sauce with salt. I was especially impressed by their appetizers which were all tasteful and visit-worthy bites.
Food is good but price is on the higher side especially if you order ala carte, despite the 15% on some credit cards. They used to have an ala carte buffet (bring that back!) Crowded with tourists in the afternoon
Quite a good experience dining at this restaurant. Felt cosy in the peranakan-meets-minimalist decor even though the restaurant is quite big. Not crowded on a Sunday evening. Food was not bad, some dishes better than others.