StraitsKitchen is one of the signature restaurants at the Grand Hyatt on Scotts Road, just off Orchard Road. This is a place that you want to go to after working up a large appetite. This restaurant offers cuisine from all the Singapore communities and is a must-visit for anyone who wants to sample local cuisine in style.
Ambience, Service and the Staff
Being part of the Grand Hyatt, StraitsKitchen is a thoroughly professionally run establishment.
I had made my booking on Chope. We were swiftly seated and directed to the buffet.
The restaurant has been well maintained.
The main dining hall can get busy, but there is a section on the far side meant for parties of 5 or fewer that is quieter and great for catching up with close friends and family.
The staff are courteous and helpful, and take great care of the patrons.
In one word – AMAZING!
There is no lack of quantity or quality at StraitsKitchen. The restaurant serves cuisine from all the communities of Singapore – Indian, Chinese, Malay and Peranakan.
The Indian section has a large selection of breads and curries. There is a poppiah station for something very traditional to the region. The seafood station is amply stocked with shellfish.
If you are in the mood for a good laksa, there is a station where you can put one together to your own liking. The Chinese station has a large selection of rice, noodles, meat and vegetables.
Set aside from this area is the Halal section which has traditional Malay food, and some excellent beef rendang among other dishes.
The satay station keeps the stockpile of skewers fresh, as the chefs continue to churn out batch after batch.
Of course, no Singapore buffet would be complete without crab – both chilli crab, and pepper crab.
There is a large selection of fruit juices and hot beverages on offer.
With such a large savoury selection, it is easy to forget the best part – the dessert section, which offers a selection of Indian, Chinese, Malay and Peranakan desserts, coconut ice cream and a selection of cookies.
The Price Point
StraitsKitchen is not cheap. For a party of 5, with a bottle of wine for good measure, our meal came up $500. However, we all said that the experience was thoroughly worth it.
The Final Verdict
StraitsKitchen is not the place that one comes to every day, but is a great place to celebrate special occasions. The buffet is expensive, and is a place that one goes to with a healthy appetite.
If you’re keen to try a wide selection of local cuisine, StraitsKitchen will definitely give you an awesome introduction.
10 Scotts Road Grand Hyatt, Singapore 228211.
Phone: +65 6732 1234.