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.
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.
The staff are extremely efficient and polite.
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.
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.
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds