Satay House

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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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.3
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4.1
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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s
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavourful food highly recommend, service was excellent

d
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

JA
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

SA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and services were excellent. Food was a bit too spicy for us but it was not them, it was us.

3
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit to Satay House, the first being almost 6 years ago. We live in South Wales, our daughter now lives in London , therefore we have tried a variety of restaurants but always return to Satay House. The dishes never fail to please, the beef Rendang is absolutely delicious. Great customer service with very helpful staff. My only criticism would be that downstairs was rather chilly, however we did visit on a particularly cold January evening. Already looking forward to our next visit

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great rendang and laksa!!!

m
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, and great service. Highly recommended

W
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food always good, just the space is small, a bigger restaurant perhaps? 😊

Everything else is good

DG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We enjoyed the food tremendously and felt it was authentic Malaysian/Indonesian fare.

I
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Used to be better.

Satay portion tasty but small.
Beef Randang had good flavour but meat was a bit cold like it had been reheated (but not enough)
Nasi Goreng was ordered mild as our boy doesnt like his food too spicy, but it was just flavourless fried rice.
Roti Canai was a bit dull.
Kway teow and Chicken Main (a bit like butter chicken) was good, and our wings starter with chilli/garlic garnish was probably the highlight of the evening.

Used to come often a few years back but will not be going back in a hurry.

SH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Some of the food came out really late. Other than that it was fab.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Dining in The basement is 50% of experience so not that happy

s
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really good food for good value. Service was a little slow but it was a busy Saturday night so it can't be helped. Staff were lovely all the same.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was good but not outstanding. The service was pretty bad. I ended up stacking the main course dishes on the table myself and still they weren't cleared, I didn't pay the service charge. It was a special occasion meal out. But made not so special.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I’ve now been a customer for nearly over 10 years and the food quality, the taste and service is making me come back every time. That is not easy to maintain for a busy restaurant but this place has stood the test of time!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Flavorful food!

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OT
Leipzig
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing Satay, great Nasi Goreng!

CM
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and attentive staff. Really enjoyed the food, especially the dagin Satay. We have tried several Malaysian restaurants in London over the Years. This is in my, and my Malaysian wife's opinion, one of the best.

XL
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and great services! Staffs are friendly.

L
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very helpful staff who recommended excellent choices for a balanced menu for four people to share. A variety of very tasty dishes with hot ingredients served as optional extras. A pleasant ambience, though when full rather noisy.

YT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband missed the food in Singapore and was close to tears when he had kari laksa. We enjoyed the food. My favourite was kari laksa and ais kacang.

JW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great. Food fab - particularly the Nasi Goring - and very pleasantly staffed.. Close to Paddington - off Praid Street - where I normally travel to and from so a really discovery as far as I'm concerned. Played the 80's music I grew up with at just the right level. Sat upstairs but they have a downstairs as well... They were turning people away so need to book in advance.... Really good and I look forward to going there again...

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, the most authentic I’ve had in the UK by a country mile. Service was a bit slow. Would go again and happily recommend

N
London
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was so good. Everyone ordered something different and all were more than happy. We will be back for sure!

PH
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unpretentious and DELICIOUS. As a homesick Singaporean, I was very impressed and hope to come back more often. The service was also very attentive.

g
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Food is seriously tasty. More expensive than your average curry but definitely worth it.

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, the service speedy enough. The ambiance is a tat simple but nothing bad to say about it either... I had a terrible desire for true satay and they nailed it. Trumps everything else.

BM
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in both main meals - gado gado was pretty tasteless; vegetables were pre-cooked and bland - realise that potato needs to be cooked but rest really didn’t. Tofu also had no taste. Peanut sauce was very tasty, however. Kari ayam was a lot better, but it too could have been more flavoursome. Roti canai and accompanying sauce were great

RS
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A real good place to eat. Unfortunately due to the busiest time we were sat near the door and it was quite cold when people go in and out.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our favourite Malaysian in London, food is amazing

E
London
189 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A good range of malaysian dishes for a small place. Satay especially good. Murtabak recommended. Kwayteow fine, not exceptional. Currys okay, lack subtlety of flavour. Service friendly. Ais kachang taste is authentic, but would be better on a plate so that one can eat the different layers at the same time instead of later by layer

JR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We like going to the Satay House. Convenient for us as it is close to Paddington Station. Quite busy the evening we went this time so had to wait a while for our table (not sure if they could find our booking) and the noise levels were quite high. But good food as always and nice staff.

EY
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beautiful, restaurant is small but has a lovely atmosphere. Staff were very friendly, they gave us some great recommendations of what the order. We’ll definitely be returning!

DH
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Interesting to try Malaysian cuisine but it did not quite work for me - sorry.

d
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were very disappointed with both the service and quality of food.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food quality average; noise levels was extremely noisy and loud, manageress knew a noisy group of ladies but did nothing to tell them to reduce their levels; food service was slow, food standard dropped compared to our previous visit.

AK
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Malaysian restaurant
Lovely service
Had the nasi goreng , mee goreng and Murtabak. Rounded of with tea tarik and Roti canai

JP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food in a neighborhood cozy place.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small restaurant, but very nice. Tasty food and good atmosphere. Perfect for date night. Food too share, food to love.