PRN: SINO Recognized as a Top Hot Spot, with OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award

SINO Recognized as a Top Hot Spot, with OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award

SAN FRANCISCO, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — OpenTable, the leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations has honored SINO Restaurant and Lounge, with a 2012 Diners’ Choice Hot Spot Award. The award recognizes hip new restaurants, celebrity chefs and avant-garde restaurateurs; and winners are selected from nearly five million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 12,000 restaurants nationwide.

SINO offers a unique array of new experience Chinese cuisine that uses traditional cooking techniques of the Cantonese origin, and is part of the Straits Restaurant Group, founded by creative director and culinary visionary, Chris Yeo. SINO’s guests enjoy dining and lounging in the contemporary environment that pairs well with the exotic nature of the cuisine, which includes elevated interpretations of Chinese classics, Dim Sum, which means “a little something from the heart,” and innovative small plates. The restaurant’s striking elegant design evokes a sultry Shanghai and features a chic lounge, subtle lighting, multiple patios, and oversized intimate booths, all in a welcoming and energizing atmosphere.

“We are thrilled to be recognized with this award,” says Chris Yeo. “It’s rewarding to know that so many of our guests have acknowledged the unforgettably unique flavors and distinctive environment we have created, to share warm hospitality with the best flavors of China and Singapore, in a way that no other restaurant does.”

The Straits Restaurant Group is a collection of artistically designed venues and is home to Pan-Asian cuisine that pushes the boundaries of traditional Asian-fusion. Yeo incorporates his personal love of culinary techniques and traditions from his native Singapore, and draws from unique flavors of China and other regions of the world where he has lived, studied and absorbed the best of Asian culture and cuisine.

Make a SINO or Straits reservation online at or And, connect on twitter @straitsR and facebook.

About Straits Restaurant Group
The Straits Restaurant Group, including SINO and Straits, founded by renowned restaurateur Chris Yeo, delivers a new-experience Pan-Asian cuisine to discriminating clientele in the San Francisco Bay area, and Houston. Straits and SINO create unexpected culinary surprises that absolutely delight! Yeo and his executive chefs present exotic interpretations of traditional cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients, crafted with techniques unique to the Pacific Rim. Yeo’s restaurants deliver an experience like no other.

About OpenTable
OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. The OpenTable network delivers the convenience of online restaurant reservations to diners and the operational benefits of a computerized reservation book to restaurants. OpenTable has more than 25,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 280 million diners around the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and the OpenTable service is available throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. OpenTable also owns and operates, a leading r estaurant reservation site in the United Kingdom.

Media Contact:
Jackie Volovich, Warner Communications, jackie, (917) 362-8088

SOURCE Straits Restaurant Group


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