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Satay House

#1,908 of 17,931 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Paddington / Maida Vale
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13 Sale Place | Paddington, London W2 1PX, England (Sussex Gardens)
+44 20 7723 6763
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for the lunch. Simple intérieur, fast service. Big portions. The lamb was very soft and juicy! I like Malaysian food and I was surprised how similar the taste was to the food that I had in Malaysia many years ago. Is sounds funny, but I was grateful for this amazing rice and lamb! I felt like I went... More 

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Thank Iris F
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to the Saturday house last month, having not visited this restaurant since the 1980s! I used to work just around the corner when I first moved to London as a young woman, so I frequently came here with my boss and my colleagues for lunches. In those days it was very unassuming little restaurant, family run; Malaysian cuisine... More 

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Thank Ghawdex
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked this small family run malaysian restaurant very much, even though the service was a little chaotic due to it beeing on two floors ... We loved it however, the food was very good and not overprice. We are sorry, that we only ate here on our very last evening ... If only we had discovered it earlier we... More 

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Thank Netteanni
United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Revisited after Nearly 10 yrs I left london, I and my good friends was there yesterday 09/04/17) to celebrate my ahermm birthday. At first we been seated on the main floor which I request to the basement bcoz I know the level of noise then i ask to change our table, no question asked we r at the right corner... More 

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Thank Dato' Edward R
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is in a nice area, the atmosphere is nice but not too formal. Perfect for a solo dinner - quiet, casual, relaxed. The food was amazing - honestly the best curry I've ever had. Prices are very good, too. Would go back anytime I'm back in London.

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Thank Petit P
San Jose, Costa Rica
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There used to be a wonderful Malaysian restaurant in Dering Street called The Satay Stick. It was so authentic they would warn you not to eat certain assam dishes as they were generally too hot for the uninitiated. It closed about twenty five years ago and it was impossible to get a good laksa lemak or rendang until the satay... More 

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Thank Nick S
San Francisco, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend and shared the Roti, Laksa Mee, and Sambal Bass. We were beyond full and had leftovers. The food was flavorful, balanced, perfectly spiced and entirely reasonable. Absolutely loved and can't wait to enjoy again :)

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London
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having just returned from Malaysia I wanted to eat out with a friend to show her how lovely the food is. Bad choice! We ordered battered prawn and squid as a starter - disgusting doughy heavy batter completely weighing down the lovely seafood accompanied by a sauce I can only describe as corrosive. My main was the over fried sea... More 

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Thank Nickcavedoll
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of Malaysian who were craving for Malaysian food after having the routine English breakfast day in day out (no pun intended). We frequented Satay House during dinner and find the food to be very good. The only issue is that the waitresses are generally non-Malaysian and thus, are not very familiar with the menu or pronunciation.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrible experience. From the tv showing sky sports to the screwed up laminated A5 wine list, we should have run for the hills. Stayed to see if looks are deceiving and in this case they are not!! The satay was greasy and chewy, sea bass dry and tasteless, noodles greasy and rice cheap and tasteless. I'm not sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Cuisine
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Sale Place | Paddington, London W2 1PX, England
    (Sussex Gardens)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Neighbourhood: Paddington / Maida Vale
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7723 6763
Description
For more than 30 years, Satay House restaurant in London���s Paddington has been attracting lovers of Malaysian cuisine from all over the capital and across the globe. Satay House Malaysian restaurant was given a rejuvenating makeover in 2006 by the designers of Wagamama so it now sports cheerful orange feature walls with hibiscus flower stencils, sleek leather upholstery and pools of warm light. Despite the name, the food isn���t just about ���meat on sticks���, though Satay House���s satay is likely to be the best in the city. Certainly the restaurant is a home-away-from-home for ex-pat Malaysians and there are regular visits from the Malaysian royal family. Large portions of fiery sambal and traditional rending curries offer the perfect opportunity to eat ���Hidangan style���, or sharing with the rest of your table as in traditional Malay culture. All food served at Satay House is certified Halal and the soft beverages include several intriguing Malay offerings.

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