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Satay House

#1,383 of 17,867 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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13 Sale Place | Paddington, London W2 1PX, England (Sussex Gardens)
+44 20 7723 6763
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have no idea what happened to Satay House. At one time, it was THE place for Malaysian food. Maybe the old chef quit or something. Satay was ok, vegetable spring rolls weren't that nice and the lamb/potato cutlet was very bland. Grilled mackerel was cooked ok but very under seasoned. The "chilli sauce" with it tasted like some chillis... More 

1 Thank ArcticRoll
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Satay House in Sale Place is without doubt the best Malaysian I have had outside of Malaysia. The staff are great, all the dishes are very well cooked, spicy and refreshing. I'm told that the Malaysian royal family get take away from here when they visit the UK. Its awesome - go eat.

Thank Richard J
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The petite restaurant serve famous Malaysian cuisine, ranging from breakfast menu like Nasi lemak, lunch like Rendang, Nasi goreng, and light meal for afternoon tea like Sate and dinner like Laksa. I love the warm welcome by the staff, provide free iphone 6 charging facilities, and very cosy place to eat. Clean and comfortable. I will surely come again!

Thank Asrul A
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group of 9 people at 9pm on a Wednesday after a meeting. A table was available but although the kitchen closed at 10.30pm and the restaurant was open until 11pm, the manager kept trying to dissuade us from eating there! He said the food would take a long time as the kitchen was closing soon (1h30min... More 

Thank khilari
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years. It is always busy when I go, whatever day of the week, and the reason I keep coming back is because I really enjoy the food and everyone I have introduced to this restaurant has also loved it. I recommend booking in advance if there are more than two... More 

Thank Divya and Anoop S
Inkpen, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here to celebrate a very special anniversary – we had been married in Malaysia 50 years ago. We could have booked any restaurant in London to celebrate our anniversary but, having been to the Satay House before (recommended by Malaysian friends some years ago), we chose to return. The welcome was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. The food,... More 

Thank BarryNJane
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brithday meal for me and my mum, who a native to Malaysia, loved all the dishes, both starters and mains. Many of the meals reminded her of home, which goes to show how fresh and home cooked the food is in this restaurant! The beef rendang is a family favourite and this was fantastic! The staff were friendly and helpful,... More 

Thank ndorey
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is a lovely but very busy Malaysian restaurant in London. Have taken many friends here who've all loved the food and the ambience. Book a table in advance to guarantee entry. The staff are very friendly and service is very good. Favourite dish is Kuey Teow Goreng and can't enough of this dish. Try teh Tarik as well and... More 

Thank Happyfriends047
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Food was awesome! We enjoyed the food since it was in our must visit eating list. My kid enjoyed the food since they miss the Malay food. Excellent food and service!

Thank Ikram A
Melaka State, Malaysia
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We came down from Manchester to London booking in advance. This is our third visit to Satay House this year and each one has been perfect. The food is authentic and delicious. The staff are very friendly. If you like Malay cuisine then you won't be disappointed. We always have the Ayam Masak Merah (Chicken with Tomato and Chilli sauce)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7723 6763
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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