Satay House

4.5
1377 reviews
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Southeast Asian
Top tags:
  • Spicy
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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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1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy restaurant with good Malaysian food which is awesome! The satay is sweet and savoury, the rendang is spicy. Overall - I would recommend.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would prefer if they play calming traditional Malaysian instrumental music on the background instead of tacky pop/rock music. The music was really killing the good vibe.

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NB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous Malaysian food. Friendly, family run restaurant within walking distance of Paddington. The pendant beef was spectacular, great range of Malay starters and mains. We loved it. Thank you.

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VD
London
43 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always busy so booking is advised! Food is delicious and portions generous. I always try something different & I am never disappointed!

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VV
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food; limited vegetarian options. Would definitely recommend.

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, great service from all staff and the food is just amazing. We love this little gem and continue to visit from time to time. Best Malaysian food in London!!

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VN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice hangout for a relaxing lunch in an unassuming area just off the hustle and bustle of Edgware Road. Food was generally excellent although could have been a tad spicier for my liking but will ask for some hot sauce next time. The actual Satay [lamb and chicken] was nice but a little small but the rest of the starter platter we ordered was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their mains as did I with my Nasi Goreng.
Overall, good value for money, nice ambience and friendly staff.

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G
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food but service was a bit slow and haphazard.

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HL
London
160 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This was my third visit. The staff and atmosphere is nice, unfortunately this time I didn't care much for my dish, the rendang. It was okay but just very intense and the flavour became over-powering in the end. I might go back but it's slipped down my list a little bit. I'd recommend it to others, though, because I have had some lovely meals

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J
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable lunch at the satay house on Sunday. Meeting our daughters & needed something close to Paddington. Did not disappoint chicken & beef Satays very good. Will be back.

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HL
London
160 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It’s the second time I’ve visited and I really enjoyed it. The food is very tasty and there’s a good range of dishes.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place & food is good. Except portion size is ridiculously small for the price. Very spicy & authentic taste not sure it suits non Malaysian palates.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. The satay for starter and shrimps for main course and sea bass for my colleague were delicious

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Always hits the spot!

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MI
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good restaurant in central London, not annoyed by the surroundings. Variety of wine available.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant is small but nice. The food and service were great.

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H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service and accommodating

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AJ
London
104 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We chose Satay House because it is close to Paddington and there was a train to catch. Consequently we were delighted by the prompt service. I was even more delighted by my beef massaman which was delicious.

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B
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Incredibly delicious food! Regular high standards. Nice ambience. Not crazy expensive.

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JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great variety of Authentic Malaysian food. Good size portions and friendly service

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply amazing

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LM
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly tasty food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is very good. The service is exceptional and the food is delicious. Whenever we have a staff occasion we always book Satay house it never disappoints. Great place for lunch.

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CF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Authentic Malay cuisine - beautifully prepared and presented with
pleasant service in room with nice decor and happy murmur .

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PH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Authentic, delicious Malaysian food. Would highly recommend this restaurant .

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food! Good value with a good service. I would certainly come here again

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice overall but waiter wasn’t aware of vegan options, despite website claiming to have choice.

Great food and service though - would return.

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great family restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. Highly recommend...

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DK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good location but a little crowded when we arrived

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ZC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really delicious food and we waited less than 15 mins for it all. We thoroughly enjoyed all 8 dishes ordered to share between the five of us. The kari laksa & nasi goreng were the stars of the meal for sure and we'll definitely be returning for more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my brother’s birthday. As someone who is half Malay and grew up in Malaysia, can confirm the food is spot on. Would highly recommend.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good, authentic Malaysian food. Food preparation was quite fast (15 mins or less) and service was excellent. However despite a reservation, had to wait outside for 10-15 mins for the table to be ready so was a bit disappointed in that regard. Food could be a bit cheaper in truth, expect to spend around £25 in total per person. But all in all, enjoyable experience and good food. Liked the atmosphere a lot, especially downstairs.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was excellent. Staff assistance for table preferences was very helpful. Will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Will be back.

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TT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable meal at The Satay House and would certainly return when next in London. The only downside was, as it is near Christmas, a loud-ish party came in. Not the problem of The Satay House. The food was excellent and the setting is down a nice quiet road. The Restaurant is small and cosy so not noisy unless you go around Christmas as we did.

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TC
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

If you're after the best Malaysian food, come here. But be warned, it's a very small and honest place with authentic and very tasty food - not suitable for large parties.

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P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The food is expensive for the mean portions, they really need to increase the portion sizes - there is no excuse for greediness. There was a screaming baby the whole of our meal and the waitress did not talk to the parents at all- inconsiderate for the other diners. Reduce your prices or increase the portion size -there are similar quality places which has good value for money not trying to rip you off

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TR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Malaysian food with a good level of spicyness.
A tad pricey to have to pay £3 for sambal belacan though!

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OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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W
London
55 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to this small, buzzy, family run stalwart in W2 on a Sunday evening - post theatre. The owners couldn't have been more helpful in accommodating our late booking, and we were rewarded by freshly cooked, authentic Malaysian food. Piping hot and crisp vegetable spring rolls stood out, and Nasi Campur included a taste of everything Malaysian - just what we wanted.

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