Satay House

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£25 and under
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Southeast Asian

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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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E
London
185 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A good range of malaysian dishes for a small place. Satay especially good. Murtabak recommended. Kwayteow fine, not exceptional. Currys okay, lack subtlety of flavour. Service friendly. Ais kachang taste is authentic, but would be better on a plate so that one can eat the different layers at the same time instead of later by layer

JR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We like going to the Satay House. Convenient for us as it is close to Paddington Station. Quite busy the evening we went this time so had to wait a while for our table (not sure if they could find our booking) and the noise levels were quite high. But good food as always and nice staff.

EY
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was beautiful, restaurant is small but has a lovely atmosphere. Staff were very friendly, they gave us some great recommendations of what the order. We’ll definitely be returning!

DH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Interesting to try Malaysian cuisine but it did not quite work for me - sorry.

d
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We were very disappointed with both the service and quality of food.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food quality average; noise levels was extremely noisy and loud, manageress knew a noisy group of ladies but did nothing to tell them to reduce their levels; food service was slow, food standard dropped compared to our previous visit.

AK
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent authentic Malaysian restaurant
Lovely service
Had the nasi goreng , mee goreng and Murtabak. Rounded of with tea tarik and Roti canai

JP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food in a neighborhood cozy place.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small restaurant, but very nice. Tasty food and good atmosphere. Perfect for date night. Food too share, food to love.

S
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious restaurant of you like both Chinese and Indian dishes. The Malaysian food there is fantastic, close as you can get to authenticity you find in Malaysia.

JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably my tenth visit because I love the food so much. I took two new people to lunch with me and they absolutely love the food. I always have the squid in sambal sauce which I love however, one of my friends had the lamb in curry sauce. That was absolutely amazing. I'm defo coming back to order that. Another friend had the sea bass. You should be warned, this is ideally for at least 2 people because it is quite a large fish for one. All in all, another great experience and I look forward to coming back soon.

MW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really excellent food and we thought for a very good price. Also a good selection of wines and beers (some of the other nearby Malaysian restaurants are alcohol free!)
The staff were attentive and friendly.
We were glad that the portions weren’t that big, just encouraged us to try lots of different things as with tapas.
We will definitely be going back

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was amazing, but no time to enjoy it! when I booked for 2pm the booking site or restaurant didn't till me they shut at 3pm so we were not happy when they stopped serving us drinks an hour into our meal and rushed us through dessert.
This should be made clear at time of booking.

EC
London
17 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I lived in Malaysia for a few years. The food here is excellent. Highly recommended venue.

j
London
49 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Absolutely delicious and authentic food. Wide choice on the menu, and excellent guidance from our server especially on allergens and spiciness. The only downside was that it's a bit noisy for my taste. Overall, highly recommended.

RL
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never had Malaysian food before and we loved it. Very small restaurant, great food, nice service. Only problem in one big table and screaming lady, probably in Spain staff would ask her to calm down, but...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

authentic Malaysian food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome, thank you.

S
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really excellent, authentic Malaysian food, and absolutely the best, friendliest welcome I've had anywhere in London for a very long time. An absolute gem, and we'll be back soon.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Could do without the music. Who is it for?

KS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food, could have eaten everything in the menu. Not very attentive waitresses, for example didn’t ask if you wanted more drinks.

AE
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I used to come here a lot but it has gone downhill recently. The last two times I have visited the food has been unpleasant. The chicken curry tasted too strongly of cloves and the rendang had way too much lemongrass. Always understaffed and the staff are always miserable. I won’t be coming back.

FS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentically Malay food, a diverse selection from the menu, curry sauce is well made, and so we're the other different sauces. The clientele was mostly Malaysian and Singaporean. They also cater to peanut allergy when you notify them.

g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great food. I can go again and again. If you have never tried Malaysian food...you should go here.

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Being born to Malaysian parents and visiting the country very often,I am pretty particular with Malaysian cuisine.It's been about 11 years since I last dined here, this time with Singaporean friends visiting. The food is as good as I remember it.Flavours were popping (as they should be!) and the taste/quality of ingredients were good.The Ikan Nasi Campur was fantastic even if the curry portion was a tad small and the was the bee hoon was equally delicious.We all found the chicken wings slightly too salty however it didn't take away the fact that it was a fantastic meal overall.We would go back for sure.

JG
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Service is friendly without being obsequious, food is genuinely delicious, and the bill is always a pleasant surprise

K
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I would recommend Satay House for the experience but rather pricey for what it is compared to other Malaysian restaurants

JC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant could do with some updating but the food is always excellent, service is very good and price is reasonable.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, as ever was delicious, the service was attentive & knowledgeable, so the overall experience was great. will be going back soon!

ML
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, pleasant ambiance and service and really good value for money. A group of 5 friends had dinner on a Thursday evening and we paid £26 each including starters, mains and wine. Really good experience!

MT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Not as good as it used to be.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was really disappointed with my recent visit to Satay House. I first visited the restaurant a year ago when I started working in the area and I thought it was a real hidden gem with delicious food and nice service. Unfortunately the experience I had with my friends the other day left me feeling really dissatisfied. A few of us ordered the beef rendang curry and although the beef was tender, the sauce was extremely salty and tasted of pure curry paste without a hint of coconut milk. The 'coconut' rice was also very tasteless. The service was poor and we were left unattended for a long time. I'm sad to say I won't be returning.

LD
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Disappointing Nasi Goreng- very dry with no egg on the top!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, great food. Good atmosphere.

JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food as always.

a
Frankfurt Area
105 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great satay with plenty of very tasty sauce. We enjoyed everything we tried.

E
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great, service is great and best of all it's not too pricey. I have been here several times and I would definitely recommend

M
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice food, great service. Very small and cosy and not bad on price for London I suppose. I recomend.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, exceptional service. Highly recommend this boutique eatery tucked away for a taste of authentic Malaysian cuisine!

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the service received was top notch. From someone who live din Malaysia this took me right back to being at home. Would recommend and will definitely be returning.