Satay House

4.6
1504 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1504 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AMartian
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Malaysian food. Family run business with amazing friendly service.

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DavidW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely superb as always, staff lovely. Support the marvellous restaurant.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, the staff were very friendly, great food and very nice quiet ambience! Will definitely be coming back

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Jolene
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic nasi lemak and chicken curry! Love that the restaurant has Malay words dotted around - feels like home

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Aspicynoodle
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place is quite small, but there is also a downstairs area. The servers were very nice and polite. The satay was great and I would definitely recommend the Mee Goreng.

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harleyi
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good if you want malaysian food.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Sukh
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Authentic Malaysian food. Owners Fatiza & Aishah were friendly and warm, and went out of their way to offer off menu items that I was longing for.

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vipSiobainR
London
16 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, good prices, lovely staff. It was quiet due to Covid but we so enjoyed our food etc. we stayed 4 hours! Highly recommend it and would definitely return!

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Ashley
London
9 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been here many times. food is always good. And prices fair.

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Gunesh
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and tasty food!! I highly recommend the curry mee!

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AlbertA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very helpful and made me a dish from old menu . Delicious food

JM
JorgeM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive and polite. The food was great apart from one of the dishes that i tried, but i suppose that is personal preference. The food came in a timely manner and would definitely recommend the Roti Channai.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to treat myself to Satay House once a month. On my most recent visit the food was outstandingly well cooked. I had a mixed satay and bagadil for starters and Kari Laksa for my main course. For my drink I always like to have a sirup limu - find it refreshes me! The service is delivered by experienced staff who know the menu very well and mood and atmosphere is always relaxing and quite pleasant!

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KKin
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A satisfactory evening meal for a taste of Malaysian food. Portion of food is small including the fried kway teow which was much more appetisingly presented some years ago at the same restaurant. Overall, it was average but the staff was attentive and the service was good.

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Hamzah
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, a bit pricey but excellent service. Very friendly staff.

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vipStevenF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food

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Sylvie
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

What a find! My friends and I had a delicious meal served by delightful staff

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EnricoT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent, authentic Malaysian food! The staff here are really friendly and helpful! It's a small, casual dining place that I'm sure would be normally buzzing pre-covid. The atmosphere suffers a little bit die to social distancing requirement but don't let that put you off! Highly recommend the braised beef, was absolutely amazing!!

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RadanaP
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, service, value for money 👍🏻

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LaurenY
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my colleagues from at Mary’s live this restaurant:-) all the staff are amazing.

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AbbyB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the waiter was wonderful and friendly, couldn't have asked for more.

JB
JamesB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a lovely - family run restaurant. Had a wonderful time, with fantastic food.

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GarethAB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant as always. Best curry laksa in London and the staff always lovely. One of my favourites.

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joshp
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was of good quality but portion size for the price was very poor. £16.80 for a mixed starter for two people which consisted of 2 skinny chicken satay, 2 skinny lamb satay, 2 spring rolls and 2 lamb and potato cutlets.

astonished with the price, nice food but overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Top food as normal.

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Rochelle
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty food, amazing service and good value for money. I would definitely eat here again

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SimonW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my brothers 60th Birthday and his best friend and I had a brilliant lunch in perfect surroundings.

Kane, the waiter, was faultless and a credit to the restaurant, thank-you all for making this occasion memorable and special...

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vipHelenS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the food and make it a point to stop by each time we’re in London

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StevenT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Every time I'm in London I always make a point of visiting the Satay House. If you want Malaysian food well cooked and served this place is worth a visit.

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Naomi
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.
Only disappointment was that I requested quiet corner and was given a table in middle next to gangway.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!

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Arthur
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed the food very much and it was such good value. The service was pleasant, too. We would rather not have had to listen to the beat music which seems to be obligatory in all restaurants these days. Why do restaurant owners think that all their customers want to hear music whilst they are dining?

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vipCharl
London
28 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new find having worked in the area years. Absolute find, delicious food and great service!

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vipCharl
London
28 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good, will be back!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service. I wasn't familiar with the items on the menu but the waitress very kindly took me through it and made some recommendations. I had the vegetable spring roles and a chicken curry with rice which was very tasty.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the Satay House did not disappoint. We were tired and hungry and enjoyed the downstairs warm ambience. I have been going to the Satay House since the 80's. I love the food and the friendly atmosphere.

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simonr
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavourful food highly recommend, service was excellent

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dpk1
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely tasty food and a friendly and helpful staff. The dining space is not especially comfortable, and while we were lucky, a very loud table left shortly after we arrived, and it's clear that at times the noise level could be a problem here. All in all, however, very satisfied and I would gladly return.

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JaquiA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never fail to have a really great meal at this restaurant. It is one of my favourite.

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MAMA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner. Warm and welcoming service, fantastic food, cosy ambiance. This is a little gem and I’ll be back as soon as possible to try the rest of the fab dishes on the menu. Really special.

FAQs

Satay House does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Satay House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7723 6763.

Satay House is rated 4.6 stars by 1504 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.