Straits Kitchen

Price guide: Mid-range

Grand Hyatt Singapore , 10 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228211

Price guide: Mid-range

Straits Kitchen

By Carmen Roberts, your Singapore expert

I write for BBC World TV. Read more
#12 of 19
expert-rated restaurants in Singapore
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Escaping the crowds, Shopping

Expert review of Straits Kitchen

An upmarket Singaporean-themed buffet.

Straits Kitchen is an uber trendy, high-class hawker-themed establishment. I must admit I’ve eaten here many times and there’s a wonderful array of good local food in a plush, modern setting. It’s perfect for tourists who aren’t brave enough to hit the outdoor hawker stalls just yet.

Recommended dishes: 

Straits Kitchen features a Singaporean-themed buffet, that has five different sections - locally-inspired appetisers, Malay cuisine, Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine and local desserts. There are glazed roast ducks and chickens hanging on display, paired perfectly with fragrant chicken rice, while a chef grills satay as you watch. The laksa was just spicy enough with a rich, creamy coconut gravy but I thought the sambal prawns could have been a bit spicier. (but maybe it’s catering for the tourist palate) It's also one of the very few Halal-certified hotel buffet venues in Singapore.

Ambience: 

There is a lot of wood paneling, comfortable, plush leather seats, and low lighting. Although the Straits Kitchen is a buffet restaurant, it has a certain upmarket feel about it.

Service: 

The staff are extremely efficient and polite.

Location: 

Situated on the ground floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Scotts Road, the Straits Kitchen is just minutes from Orchard Road and a stone’s throw from Orchard MRT station.

Price advice: 

This isn’t the cheapest place to get local food, but if you want comfort and variety, then this is a good bet. $41++ for lunch and $45++ for dinner.

More information on Straits Kitchen:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Asian, Chinese, Indonesian, Malaysian
Address:
Grand Hyatt Singapore , 10 Scotts Road, Singapore, 228211
Telephone:
+65 6732 1234
Website:
http://Singapore.grand.hyatt.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sun 6:30am–12am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

Have you been to Straits Kitchen? Would you recommended it?