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Satay Restaurant
Satay Restaurant

Satay Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.satayusa.com
  • Phone: (512) 467-6731
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Pan-Asian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Dr. Foo Swasdee
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: SATAY offers all size catering from graduation parties to weddings, up to 300 guests through our catering department "Passport-to-ASIA Catering" with arrays of cuisines from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, the Philippines, etc.. We offer full bar and full staff services in addition to special arranged cultural performance per guests’desire. We hope to make your experience with us "One to remember!"
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining from 15 to 50 guests in our "Baby Elephant Room" with a guaranteed deposit towards purchase. We can offer indoor-outdoor dining by combining the banquet room with patio to serve up to 80 guests. With special arrangement with Chef Dr. Foo, the main dining room can be reserved for a more formal private party with a minimum guaranty of 100 guests on Sunday-Thursday nights excluding New Year’s Eve, Valentine's and Mother's Days.
  • Private Party Contact: Dr. Foo Swasdee (512) 576-0820
  • Entertainment: Patio music during Spring and Summer. Soft music in dining room area few nights a week throughout the year. Thai music and cultural performance for special occasions such as Thai New Year, King’s and Queen's Birthday, etc.
  • Special Events & Promotions: SATAY celebrates both traditional Thai and American cultural events and important holidays throughout the year. Join us for New Year's Eve celebration, Valentine's specials, Mother's Day and Father's Day specials, Independent Day, as well as Thai New Year "Song Kran Water Blessing ceremony and Khan Thoke Dinner" on April 13th, our King's Royal Birthday (December 5th) and Queen's Rayal Birthday (August 12th) with Thai classical dancers, and special Thai Dinners for the ceremony. For special Holidays meals, we offer "Thai Turkey" for Thanksgiving and "Rijstaffel (Indonesian Rice Table)" for Christmas Holidays celebration. You can create special events for your favorite Non-Profit organizations at SATAY on any night of the week (except Friday and Saturday nights and major holidays)and SATAY will donate 15% of the sale to the organization. Think of SATAY as a place for your celebration of all occasions and enjoy fabulous meals at the same time.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Shoalcreek
  • Public Transit: SATAY is within walking distance a few blocks away from the Public transit station behind Northcross Mall.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of parking as it is shared by a few tenants and 40 parking spots are assigned to SATAY. Parking is very convenient as it's adjacent to SATAY with a handicap ramp right in front of our gate entering the restaurant.
A word from Satay Restaurant
SATAY has been an Austin tradition for 26 years with several Zagat -rated and local awards. We offer fine Thai cuisine and special menu items from countries surrounding the South China Seas with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menu options. Our MSG free cooking and great tasting food have made us a favorite and an Austin landmark.

SATAY Restaurant was founded in 1987 by renowned chef and food scientist, Dr Foo Swasdee. Our focuses are using fresh, homegrown organic herbs, sustainable/local ingredients for recipes created by Chef Dr. Foo with nutrition concepts in mind. Seasonal menus offer dishes specially designed to give the healthiest options for weather changes. Examples are slow-cooked dishes such as Star-War, Duo-Beef Panang, Thai Gumbo, or our famous GET WELL SOUPS. We offers a full bar, banquet room for private party and business meetings, a tropical patio and an experience of culture, music and cuisine all at once.
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was quiet since there were no more than 4 people in the restaurant at a time. The food was OK, but they still have the best Vietnamese Spring Rolls in town."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Satay serves up Thai Curry Roulette on Tuesday nights. Each Tuesday, Chef Foo prepares three different types of curry. Often it will be curries not found on the regular menu. Its an all you can eat feast! I highly recommend trying it out if you are a fan of curries. And leave room for dessertr! We had chocolate silk pie (amazing) and sticky rice with mango (very Thai!)."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Unfortunately the kitchen was unprepared for the Valentine's Day meal. We had a reservation for 6 people and were seated at 6:00pm. By 7:45, we had only gotten appetizers, and each person's arrived separately at about 15 minute intervals. Our waitress walked out of the restaurant at 6:30 (which we discovered an hour later) and no other server waited on our table. Finallly, with no hope of ever getting our meal, we left at 7:45. Other diners also left without being served."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have had food in Thailand and are very critical of Thai food and this place was very impressive. Very authentic from the decor to the food, we had a very enjoyable experience there. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Our first visit, and, as vegans, we were very pleased with the options available. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were so disappointed in our experience at Satay. I used to eat there all the time many years ago and assume the full menu is still fantastic. But the limited menu choices for Valentines day were disappointing. The service was friendly, but so slow. We got our meals first after a long wait in a full room of hungry food-less people and felt like we were in a fish bowl. On top of that, the food wasn't that great. It was expensive for the portion size we got and we were so worn out from waiting, we left before dessert (even though we paid for it)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the first experience I have had in a restaurant that I felt fleeced by the food prices. Average food at a very high price. I felt like a fool paying the bill."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Satay has been around for a long time, because they have figured out how to serve reliably good food with attentive service. There are plenty of choices, a reasonable wine list, and a good patio for the summer."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Had dinner here with another couple recently. Attentive waitstaff and fantastic food. Can't beat it. Love the authentic atmosphere...not just someone trying to make an experience happen."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "While we have enjoyed many items from the menu, my friend and I always order the Tom Kha Gai. It is delightful. The Mango Martinis are pretty good too!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Thai Gumbo with a rich, dark roux and green onions"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "went on a Monday evening and the restaurant was about 1/3 full. There were only 2 waiters so service was pretty slow and our server had to be reminded about several items. I heard a comment to another table that they were shorthanded that evening so I don't expect this is their normal level of service, just bad luck for my party that night. The food was awesome which made up for the slow service."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "lunch service was off, it was understaffed and slow."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "The food here is really outstanding - fascinating choices, all delicious. Our waitress was a little hard to find on occasion, but she was extremely knowledgable and very good at guiding our selections. Very quiet here, which we loved."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "I've lived and worked in several of the countries that Satay offers cusine from. The Satay culinary version of the dishes are excellent. The The spices are perfectly matched with no spice overcoming all the others. The flavor and aroma of the food is outstanding. It may take a couple of vists to find your favorite but the wait staff is more than helpful in explaining the dishes to you."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "This is my favorite item on the menu. It is so flavorful and comforting. My friend and I share the Fire-pot and i am still left wanting just a little bit more. Mango Martinis are also sublime!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Always reliable. Food is well prepared and nicely presented."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "This is the best soup of any kind i have ever eaten. My friend and I have it every time we visit Satay. We first would get cups, then graduated to bowls, and now we get the firepot."
    Dined on 9/18/2013