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Satay House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.satay-house.co.uk
  • Email: info@satay-house.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 723 6763
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, WLAN available
  • Catering: Please contact us and see if we can cater for you

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sussex Gardens
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking, single yellow after 6:30pm
A word from Satay House
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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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been going to satay house for the last 5 years. They serve good food for good value."
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "1st visit to Satay House and have to say wouldn't rush back. Restaurant billed as Thai and the recent reviews I read were generally good other than for the service. Nice restaurant upstairs when there's space (wasn't for us); with downstairs area feeling like you're sitting in corridor to kitchen. Food was a rather strange Indian fusion with Thai and the service was functional and slow. Given other reviews were better than our experience, maybe it was an off night, but unlikely to go back."
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "My favourite Malaysian restaurant in London. However, the waiter had no interest in explaining certain aspects of the menu... I have been visiting for over 10 years, and they have always been friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable staff. Please keep up the good food and friendly service, otherwise you lose your loyal customers."
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Friendly staff, good quality ingredients and an overall satisfying experience, but I personally thought the dishes were a little too sweet for my taste."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We don't live in the UK but visit every year, and every year Satay House is on our must do list. Food is delicious. We have tried a wide variety of dishes and have enjoyed them all."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Delicious meal. The chicken satay and lamb curry were terrific. Good size portions. Had a great evening with friends. Will definitely go back again."
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "We have been several times before and have never been disappointed."
    dined on 24/03/2014
  • "Attentive to my order and produced a delicious meal in good time and calmly. My colleagues meal was equally good and this little restaurant is a good find, being of sound value and clean. Thank you."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Have been here twice now and the food is consistently very good. The service however is abysmal and detracts from the experience somewhat. The staff were unable to give us the correct number of glasses of water despite several requests - it took half an hour for some members of our party to get a drink. The waiter was unhelpful and could not recommend the milder options on the menu."
    dined on 10/03/2014
  • "The particular dishes we ordered were great, starting with some satay of course - best Malaysian food we had had for many years. Prompt, polite and efficient service. What more could you want!"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Wen to Satay House in Paddington, for colleagues leaving lunch. After our order was taken, we sat waiting for 51mins before our order arrived, with no apology which would have been nice! Having said that, when the food did arrive it was absolutely AMAZING...."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "interior very good, food very tasty, with all ingredients, no substitute, very tranquill and calm inside, good for a serious date. i love, been sampling all malay restaurants, this sits on the top. proven."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Both my fiance and myself had decided on this restaurant at the last minute thinking we wanted something different. We arrived and shown to our seats and then were not seen to for 20 minutes which I was not impressed with, when we were served we gave both our drinks and food order, the drinks took a further 10 minutes to arrive at our table. Granted it was a busy Saturday night, waiting that long to even order a drink is unacceptable. Once the food had arrived, the frustration had eased as the food was very tasty...we both eat ate so much we could hardly move!! Despite the not so prompt service, would definitely make a return as the food was worth the wait."
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "My first time at Satay House was some years ago and it was excellent. This time, less so. Flavor just ok; heat poor; portions small; price not. ABC was a hit."
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "The best Malaysian food in town. Absolutely brilliant."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Always a pleasure to stop by Satay House and enjoy the wonderful malaysian food, new things to discover everytime and never disappointed !"
    dined on 24/02/2014
  • "We visited Kuala Lumpur last year and absolutely loved the food there. We left wanting more so we sought out Satay House and planned a trip up to London from Kent to get our Malaysian food-fix. The reviews were excellent and we were not disappointed! We found all of our favourite dishes on the menu like rojak, beef rendang and kway teow, the prices were very reasonable and the service was great, even though the restaurant was surprisingly busy for 6pm on a Sunday. We would definitely recommend a trip to Satay House and we will be going back for more!"
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "I sat downstairs, which was pretty much empty even after being informed they were heavily booked. The starters were good, definitely recommend the lamb satay. However after that the food wasn't up to what the reviews seem to state. We had the Nasi Goreng (something I had a lot in Bali) it was tasteless - that is actually very hard to achieve and the aromatic lamb curry was also tasteless and the coconut rice had no hint of coconut. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone...maybe I went on a off day."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Went here for valentine's day. perfect choice since the food was amazing, the meat here is halal (for those who eat halal only), and very nice and quiet atmosphere. very friendly staff too. Brilliant value for money."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Great service lovely staff, superb choice of food as always."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Lovely place, the staff were very pleasant and the food was tasty. Music playing in the background was very soothing Will visit again."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Owesome found, good quality and lovely personnel (always smiling)"
    dined on 03/02/2014
  • "Pretty small restaurant but good choice of different and interesting food, really enjoyed it and a change from usual Chinese or Indian menus. Great to see a table of Malaysians enjoying the food which I took as an sign of its authenticity. Loved the satay!"
    dined on 29/01/2014
  • "Had a really good meal. The food is very tasty and spicy. The restaurant is simple but the good service and food is what you go for. Deceptively small on the outside as it has a downstairs as well. The Nasi Goreng was a very large portion and the lamb curry and spicy chicken were delicious as was the roti. Desert was large enough to share and overall the meal was good value and we will be going back."
    dined on 26/01/2014
  • "Tastes like home. Had a variety of food - loved that their curries (mutton / fish) tasted different, unlike those restaurants who serve the same sauce with different meat! Enjoyed our mains and starts very much.Satay and rojak very authentic, with a good selection of malaysian dessert. Will definitely return! To top it off, extremely friendly waiters!"
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "I've been to SH several times over the last 10 years with different groups of people, but I have to say my recent visit (19/1/2014) was simply the best. The dishes were truly delicious this time - much more so than on other occasions. I'm not sure why - perhaps the cook has changed ? Whatever the reason may be, don't change anything !! It's perfect. The dessert was only average, but the tastiness of the main course more than made up for it."
    dined on 19/01/2014
  • "great food! nice ambience, but the dinning room was a bit cold. overall, excellent place to eat! very recommended!"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Great food. Yummmm..... Best Malaysian (malay food) restaurant i've tried in london."
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Having tried many Malaysian restaurants in the UK (I'm Malaysian-Chinese), I've always been disappointed by the quality and pricing - not so at Satay House. Found only because I was staying at the Hilton Metropole for business, I enjoyed excellent satay, freshly made roti canai and rendang daging in a very friendly and relaxed environment. Authentic ingredients, wonderful flavours and all at a very decent price. I'll be coming back. Soon."
    dined on 14/01/2014
  • "Being very familiar with authentic Malaysian cuisine, we had high expectations based on comments and the fragrance that emanated from the kitchen. We ordered five items and four did not pass the test: Satay - flavour and sauce were not authentic which surprised us Kari Laksa - Overly creamy & heavy Roti Canai - Was supposed to come with dalcha but was served with an unappetizing, slightly sour, curry (tasted like leftover fish curry). Ayam Percik - Overly creamy and sweet. Looked like a take on the Kelantanese version of the recipe. Ais Kacang - OK Perhaps, some other items may have yielded better results but we left disappointed. We later found a hole-in-the-wall place that had more authentic food."
    dined on 27/12/2013
  • "for lovers of authentic Malaysian food - this is the PLACE to go. The 'sambal ikan bilis' is to die for."
    dined on 20/12/2013
  • "We have been to Satay House a number of times over the years, and always enjoyed the food, so decided to go there again for a reunion with some other Malaysian friends. The food, when it arrived, was very good: the problem was that it took a very long time to be served! We were also dismayed that one dish (a plate of chicken satay) arrived a long time before all the other dishes, despite the fact that we had specifically asked for all the dishes we had ordered to be delivered at the same time; and the waiter didn't seem to understand our concern."
    dined on 03/01/2014
  • "This restaurant has a small frontage on Sale Place, within reasonable walking distance of Paddigton Station or Edware Road. On the ground floor there were around 10 tables, though we saw another couple of guests taken down to a basement dining area. Good selection of Malaysian dishes. We shared a starter of chicken satay in peanut sauce, then chicken in coconut milk and curried fish. We shared a crushed ice dessert. Malbec wine was good. Our Portuguese waitress was efficient but she had all the tables to manage. Our bill at £67 was good value"
    dined on 03/01/2014
  • "Lovely place, the food was delicious. Highly recommend."
    dined on 21/12/2013
  • "Food here is of exceptional quality. Fresh, tasty and authentic. Thoughtful but not overbearing service. I come back again and again with friends and family"
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "Delicious food, there's a bigger downstairs bit but overall not a big restaurant so be sure to book a table! All food served is halal."
    dined on 28/10/2013
  • "Having lived in Malaysia when I was younger, I will forever have the smell and taste of the satay by the pool in Penang firmly in my head however until stumbling across The Satay House I have always been disappointed with other restaurants poor efforts. So first and foremost when we visit The Satay House we have to have a monster portion of Chicken Satay. Then on to the mains and the Udang Galah Goreng is simply delicious, Nasi Goreng again reminds me of days in Penang, Roti Canai of our most recent trip to the Tanjong Jara on honeymoon,if you are looking for authentic malaysian food that tastes just like you remember when you were there this is definitely the place to eat, be sure to book though as it is always busy."
    dined on 03/11/2013
  • "Went out for dinner to Satay house with friends and what a pleasant experience this was. We all went for one of the taster menus so that we could all try different things. The food wasn't as spicy as I thought it might be but all dishes were very flavorsome. The aromatic Malaysian lamb curry and Sambal Tumis Udangs were really nice but my favorite main meal was the Daging Goreng Kicap (Stir-fried beef in soy sauce with chillies). Service was really good too and not intrusive. We were left to enjoy our meal until we were ready to leave All in all a really enjoyable experience and will definitely recommend."
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "This was my first Malaysian food experience and it was a pleasant one. We were in a group of five and all had something different so we could share, plus some rice and bread (plain and egg & onion). The food wasn't as spicy as I thought but most dishes did have a chilli kick. The satay chicken and battered prawn starters were lovely and my favourite main meal was the aromatic lamb curry. Banana fritters and the black rice pudding was apparently very good. Coffee was only average. All in all a good experience and made a welcome change from Indian / Chinese. We'll be back."
    dined on 29/11/2013
  • "The decor is simple but effective, with a clean and fresh feel. We had a very helpful waiter and waitress who helped me avoid nut products and looked after us well. As a group of four, we chose two of the set menus. The variety of flavours, spices and meats/fish was very pleasing. Quantity was perfect for us, with plenty of rice. Superb dessert! Really enjoyed the occasion and would definitely go back again."
    dined on 30/11/2013