Satay House

4.4
1405 reviews
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£25 and under
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Southeast Asian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Spicy
  • 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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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.

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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!

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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!

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

Not as good as it used to be.

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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.

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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!

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

Excellent service, great food. Good atmosphere.

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

Excellent food as always.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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SJ
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Fantastic food and great value for money, marred only by very slow service.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great and service very friendly. Will come back. Thanks for a wonderful meal.

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

As usual the food was amazing. One of my favourite restaurants and have never been disappointed.

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so impressed. We asked the waitress to recommend dishes and she took time to ask about what we liked . What she recommended was perfect, really beautifully prepared food.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Every time we stay in London we come here. The food is excellent and great value for money. Reserve a table as it gets very busy.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have eaten here five times and the food has been excellent. The chicken satay has been solid - juicy and sweet every time. I’ve been trying the different beef and chicken dishes and they all have had good flavor.

One minor complaint is that sometimes the service can be a little slow but this should not dissuade you from dining here. Great food at a good price.

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OT
London
30 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Favourite malaysian in London

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reasonably priced quality Malaysian food! Satay and curries are a must on your visit!

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A
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Meat worse than chewing gum. Didn't enjoy eating underground. Light insufficient. TV is just disturbing.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Nice choice! I would definitely go again

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Small portions of food. We didn't enjoy eating in an underground room.

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A
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and great service. I would definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super dîner ! Nous avons très bien mangé.

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NL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Way out of expectations! Especially we are very picky Malaysians. Everything was almost perfect except the roti canai that feels more like murtabak. Need the flakiness or roti canai otherwise it’s perfect.

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P
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to return here. My father is originally from KL and lives in the US. Whenever he visits us, we try to make a visit to Satay House. The food has never disappointed. The ambiance is nice and the staff friendly. Dishes we ordered: tofu omelette, mee goreng, chilli sea bass, satay, roasted chicken, ais kachan. Delicious!

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A
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
44 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
162 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
162 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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