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Satay House, London,

Satay House

4.7
4.7
1450 Reviews
£25 and under
Southeast Asian
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southeast Asian, Malaysian, Halal
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–16:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:30
  • Phone number
    020 7723 6763
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please contact us and see if we can cater for you
  • Private party facilities
    Separate seating on two floors. Basement (Whole floor private)
  • Private party contact
    Fatizah Shawal: 020 3589 7458
  • Area
    Paddington
  • Cross Street
    Sussex Gardens, Praed Street
  • Parking Details
    Meter parking, single yellow after 6:30pm
  • Public Transit
    Paddington Station, Edgware Road Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine

What 1,450 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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1,491 Reviews
  1. JonathanP

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The main dishes we had were pretty good, though they aren’t necessarily authentic enough but they are tasty for sure. The teh tarik was way too sweet and the ikan bili with the roasted peanuts were too salty.

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  2. TinaP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. All the dishes were great . Staff very nice & friendly

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  3. AllynL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was a bit disappointed at the portion size for the price :(

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  4. Columbus

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was authentic and tasty. However, the vegetables and starters were somewhat small. For a table of 6, we were squeezed around one small square table that made it quite uncomfortable. We could see that there was a larger table in a "cave" but could not be moved in there. Juggling over 15 plates of food on the table plus our own individual plates made it an issue. We would have preferred a larger table with more arm space to eat comfortably and not having to move the water jug around and glasses etc. With a bill of £204, we could have been better seated. The manager should have noticed the number of dishes and either moved us to a more spacious table or joined another table. One of the downsides of the occasion.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, as always. The portions are big and we over-ordered, but means we get to take the leftovers home.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ouf table had a very bad situation and it was difficult to obtain the change. We ask for smooth food, not hot, but we have had very hot and spicy dishes. It seems that we were not interesting people…it was n’t a good moment.

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  7. TCMC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, excellent service - would highly recommend!

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  8. RyrVoch

    Greater Boston

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We especially liked the chicken wings, roti and lamb.

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  9. SteveB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good menu. Background noise a bit difficult if you're hard of hearing.

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  10. juwo

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I don't know why I hadn't tried "Satay House" before: I'd clearly missed a jewel of a restaurant! The food was delicious, and the service as notable. My dining companion and I started with the Satay (very juicy chicken skewers, featuring one of the best peanut sauces either of us have ever tasted) and Roti Canai ('dalca'-accompaniment option; listed as a "side"); for mains had the Kway Teow Goreng (seafood stir-fried noodles) and the Kari Kambing (aromatic lamb curry) accompanied by coconut rice; and for dessert ordered a sorbet / ice cream combo of lychee and chocolate. Highly recommended -- am certain to spread the word, and return.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food gave me a bit of a bad stomach The service was amazing

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service and good food. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys oriental food 

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you like spice - Definitely try the ikan asam pedas The Ayam Bawang goreng is a must try and the mee goreng mamak accompanied with the teh Tarik :)

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  14. MikeE

    Bath

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice lunch meal with a friend. Service ok but a bit keen to get us out of the door once we had finished. Food ok value, beer rather expensive

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  15. PaulUSA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We received a very warm welcome and the food was delicious. Beautifully prepared, cooked and presented. Excellent service. Would highly recommend this hidden Paddington jewel.

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  16. YvonneL

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I chose this because it was close to Paddington, but didn't expect it to be so fabulous. Really delicious food and a lovely ambience, just the right level of busy but quiet so we could have a good chat, excellent attentive service. And so tasty. I'll be back.

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  17. UUUU

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and consistent Malaysian food always! Highly recommend

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, orders came quickly piping hot and very fresh Very tasty spicy and delicious Will definitely be returning Lovely little place

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  19. NasirM

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered came hot and tasted really delicious and fresh.

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  20. Sandrine

    Frankfurt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the service too. Nice people working there. It was rather hot downstairs at first, but got better over the time

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  21. HKfoodie

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance is good for friends’ gathering. Service was very good. Food choices are somewhat limited, but tasted well.

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  22. LoAp

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Will return. The food is lovely and the customer service is good

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  23. Traveller

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is very good. The drink range very poor and the wine heavily marked up in price. The service was slow and that is the front of house. I have been going to the Satay House for about 25 years because of quality of the food and will continue to do so.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable. Great good. Would love to have seen some non alcoholic beer options.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food and very helpful staff, despite us being late due to train delays

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  26. ROBINB

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We sat downstairs and were forgotten. Mains took over an hour to arrive. Everything arrived peacemeal.

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  27. JamesB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience at Satay House for Valentine's Day. Would fully recommend to anyone who likes Malaysian food - definitely try the satay skewers!

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  28. NaomiR

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, easy walk from paddington, service good

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  29. Addy

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and great service as always. Thank you.

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  30. SisterG

    London

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small restaurant with very friendly and efficient waiting team. Good food from a curated menu and a good place to meet friends mid-week. Would return.

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  31. Roelk

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A fantastic place to experience authentic Malesian food, served by very friendly staff.

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  32. SaraN

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Great winter warmer and friendly team!

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  33. Oliver

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant staff, incredible food in a small homely environment.

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  34. DermidM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldn’t fault the food or the service. Excellent.

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  35. FineDineMum

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and great service in a neighbourhood restaurant. Simply decorated main room, and a straight forward menu. Really enjoyed the evening.

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  36. IainJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food at good value, consistently over at least 10 years visiting this restaurant

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  37. EMYRE

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and great food. Good family friendly restaurant

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  38. SanaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty authentic food! Service was also great :) could have had a bit more chicken in the laksa

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  39. Happytummy

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great flavor. Nice service. Neighborhood gem.

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  40. islam25

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly staff, nice cuisine, excellent and very authentic tasting food, we had a large table and all the dishes fitted (ordered nine and also drinks). The only thing I would suggest is to get the decor better, put some nice Malaysian artefacts, plants, buy some excellent crockery/cutlerey...etc. Make it more classy then simply a great foodie place.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Satay House using the Order Online button. Satay House also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Satay House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7723 6763.

Satay House is rated 4.7 stars by 1450 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Satay House

13 Sale place, London, W2 1PX

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Sussex Gardens, Praed Street
  • Area
    Paddington
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–16:00 Mon–Thu, Sun 17:30–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:30–22:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southeast Asian, Malaysian, Halal
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Meter parking, single yellow after 6:30pm
  • Public Transit
    Paddington Station, Edgware Road Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeaway, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7723 6763
  • Catering
    Please contact us and see if we can cater for you
  • Private party facilities
    Separate seating on two floors. Basement (Whole floor private)
  • Private party contact
    Fatizah Shawal: 020 3589 7458
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