Satay House
Satay House

Satay House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.satay-house.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02077236763
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, WLAN available
  • Catering: Please contact us and see if we can cater for you

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sussex Gardens
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking, single yellow after 6:30pm
A word from Satay House
Satay House, London's most established Malaysian restaurant effortlessly combines traditional recipes and family-run affability with modern culinary techniques and sleek contemporary design.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutstanding Value
Satay House reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since 20 May 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambience3.7
    Value3.9
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)group bookings (47)special occasions (45)good vegetarian options (41)outstanding value (38)business meals (34)romance (24)sunday lunch (18)pre/post theatre (16)child friendly (14)brunch (11)outdoor eating (1)disabled access (1)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Fantastic food!
    Brandyboy
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The venue is small upstairs but perfectly formed and the food was a delight. I have to say it was one of the best lunches that I've had in London so would highly recommend it.
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    business meals
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  • Delicious
    3xsfoodies
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to the satay house and it just gets better each time. So many lovely dishes it's hard to make a choice
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliance @ its best !!!
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Service was great as usual, food was brilliant , I visit this restaurant 3 to 4 times a year and honestly the food quality is always great. Service level is also great, I hope this restaurant expands so more people and bigger groups can be accommodated ... booking a table here is highly recommended. Food is so tasty I just want to go back there again and again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best malaysian food in London
    enayzee
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Always look forward to coming here. Excellent food, great service and great location. Always pleases the taste buds to enjoy authentic malay cuisine. Been coming here for years and it just gets better and better!
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MMORI
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Great restaurant with friendly staff and amazing food - all the dishes we ordered were of outstanding quality.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Simply great food. Superb soup, good satay. Main courses tasty
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    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Malaysian
    Enjoy2dineVIP
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    A place worth checking out to dine. The food is good a place to keep going back if one likes Malaysian food. Food is authentic and the best Malaysian in Central London. Service is friendly.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Malay food fix
    Malaynut
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    This is probably the 15th time I have been to Satay House and it didnt disappoint. I took 3 friends there who have never been. The only issue is 2 of them cannot take food that is too spicy and at Satay House that is a bit difficult to find. Hence i gave it 4 stars overall as : 1. will be good to have more dishes that we can customise the 'heat', without resorting to taking the non-spicy dishes. 2. this isnt really a complaint but i wish they can do the dishes in smaller portions as this is probably the 10th time I failed to find room for dessert.
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  • Ambience place to dine in
    Foodluver
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Nice place, nice food especially fried kuey teow. But hard to find nearest car park
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    I had the taster menu and it was delicious. I had some questions about the spice level of dishes and the waitress answered my questions carefully and helpfully. Each of the dishes was introduced and the presentation was excellent. I'm in no position to comment on the food's authenticity, but it's certainly delicious food delivered with care and style.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food, smiling service
    McEnallay
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    We were longing for an authentic Malaysian meal with dishes that my husband would recognise from his Singapore childhood. This restaurant didn't disappoint. The waiter and waitress were friendly and efficient. The food arrived swiftly and was fresh and delicious. We'll definitely be back.
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    child friendly, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Malaysian Food
    Enjoy2dineVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    The food is good and at Satay House. Sevice is good. Place to return for Malaysians who want to dine on food from home. Menu is not large and the food carefully prepared.
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    brunch, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Malaysian Fare
    Enjoy2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food is good at Satay House and some of the dishes are authentic. Good to try is the Nasi Lemak, Nasi Goreng Kampung, Curry Laksa, Ice Kacang, Ayam Cili Api. Being away from the West End the location is a plus being in a quiet side street behind Edgware Road. A good place to dine on some authentic dishes with friendly service and unpretentious surroundings. Recommended.
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    brunch, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    ST2012
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Visited this restaurant with my girlfriend. Simply a great restaurant all round. The food was brilliant and the service was very attentive and efficient. Would definitely be coming back here, and will be recommending this restaurant to my friends and family. 5 Stars!
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Malaysian food
    Foodfans
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    Excellent food and service and good value..we will be returning for more!
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Authentic food
    expatkl
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    I normally live in KL and took my daughter here as she is studying inthe the UK and is missing Malay food. The food is quite authentic, perhaps a bit milder than in Malaysia, and is reasonable value for London. Service was good and would go there again
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    Lovely food with delicious pieces of meat. Spices are well balanced but it is not for faint hearted! It is very hot!!! Would go again that is for sure
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    Sultan2G
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    Booked a table for two,food was served promptly, and the service was excellent,it was hot,and tasted simply delicious, we will god willing definitely be coming back!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Malaysian food in London
    AMartian
    Dined on 16/6/2014
    Very authentic and extremely tasty Malaysian food. Even our Malaysian friends are impressed as the food is so great. Great little restaurant and a nice change when your palate is after something with a little bit of spice and beautiful flavours.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Malay food
    MsMM
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    The service was very good,I was running late and called ahead. The staff were able to accommodate us with no problems. We sat in the downstairs section, nice environment and very attentive staff. I have already recommended the restaurant, I look forward to my next meal. It's a nice intimate location with good public transport access.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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  • nice place for tasty food
    SRSR
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Food was nice, a tiny bit oily, we had a prawn coconut curry and spicy beef with peppers but other dishes may have been less so. Chicken satay was lovely, wish portions were bigger. Cozy place.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Malaysian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 20/5/2014
    I have been looking for a great Malaysian restaurant for ages in London and Satay House is it! Great food, large portions and good prices and we were happy.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delicious
    Mary
    Dined on 16/5/2014
    If you want to try some authentic Malaysian food, this is a good place to go! The rendang is especially tasty!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Decent food
    ykloke
    Dined on 15/5/2014
    There's a good selection of dishes on the menu, so it can cater to a wide range of tastes. Some of the Malaysian dishes are more successfully cooked than others, so a bit hit and miss.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Authentic Malay Food in London
    FussyMalay
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    As a native Malay I am naturally fussy about my food as Penang, where I come from, is the food capital of the world. Satay House food is authentically Malay and the service is excellent. That's why I always introduce my non-Malaysian friends to Satay House. They have been around for over 30 years and the quality of food is consistently good. When I have a birthday celebration I choose the alcove downstairs where you feel like you are the only ones there. The restaurant is also great for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice!
    Jyakki
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Scored a little less for ambience due to the presence of toilet smell on the ground floor.
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    brunch, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    The food was very tasty, however the service was poor. Although the portion sizes were generally good, the sauce served with the roti was very small in quantity and when we requested for more, we were told that they would charge extra just for the sauce. The service was extremely slow and unfriendly. It was a busy Saturday evening and all the tables were full, with only two staff to serve. The ambience was OK, a small and cosy restaurant.
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    good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rendang to die for
    CloveR
    Dined on 22/4/2014
    This small well-established restaurant serves great Malaysian food at reasonable prices. A small, somewhat noisy place, tables on the ground floor provide patrons a great atmosphere in which to dine, although as with many London restaurants, the basement level feels a little closed in. Don't miss their chicken satays, with a generous serve of peanut sauce, although the beef rendang is what brings me back to this place time and time again. It is seriously good!
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  • Good Malaysian food
    vani
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    I have been going to satay house for the last 5 years. They serve good food for good value.
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trex says
    trexVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Very authentic Malaysian food. Everyone whom we have introduced this cuisine to and this restaurant to, have loved it. Almost a weekly event for us now.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satay House-generally disappointing
    NickPVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    1st visit to Satay House and have to say wouldn't rush back. Restaurant billed as Thai and the recent reviews I read were generally good other than for the service. Nice restaurant upstairs when there's space (wasn't for us); with downstairs area feeling like you're sitting in corridor to kitchen. Food was a rather strange Indian fusion with Thai and the service was functional and slow. Given other reviews were better than our experience, maybe it was an off night, but unlikely to go back.
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  • Good quality Malaysian food
    VEGA
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Friendly staff, good quality ingredients and an overall satisfying experience, but I personally thought the dishes were a little too sweet for my taste.
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  • Another great meal
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Delicious meal. The chicken satay and lamb curry were terrific. Good size portions. Had a great evening with friends. Will definitely go back again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 of us enjoyed every dish
    SamOVIP
    Dined on 24/3/2014
    We have been several times before and have never been disappointed.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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  • Delicious as always.
    ViewOfThePark
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    We don't live in the UK but visit every year, and every year Satay House is on our must do list. Food is delicious. We have tried a wide variety of dishes and have enjoyed them all.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better..
    amiraeats
    Dined on 19/3/2014
    My favourite Malaysian restaurant in London. However, the waiter had no interest in explaining certain aspects of the menu... I have been visiting for over 10 years, and they have always been friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable staff. Please keep up the good food and friendly service, otherwise you lose your loyal customers.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Frankie
    Dined on 13/3/2014
    Attentive to my order and produced a delicious meal in good time and calmly. My colleagues meal was equally good and this little restaurant is a good find, being of sound value and clean. Thank you.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, average service
    AE13
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Have been here twice now and the food is consistently very good. The service however is abysmal and detracts from the experience somewhat. The staff were unable to give us the correct number of glasses of water despite several requests - it took half an hour for some members of our party to get a drink. The waiter was unhelpful and could not recommend the milder options on the menu.
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  • the best of malay
    dankayd
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    interior very good, food very tasty, with all ingredients, no substitute, very tranquill and calm inside, good for a serious date. i love, been sampling all malay restaurants, this sits on the top. proven.
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    business meals, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Small but food was great!
    MacVert
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The particular dishes we ordered were great, starting with some satay of course - best Malaysian food we had had for many years. Prompt, polite and efficient service. What more could you want!
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