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Satay House

13 Sale Place | Paddington, London W2 1PX, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
+44 20 7723 6763
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Ranked #1,395 of 17,147 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Cross street: Sussex Gardens
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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82% Recommend
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Malaysia for 15 years. My wife is Malaysian. I am a serious Malaysian food nut, so my expectations, even though this came from my daughter, were not high. Made worse when none of the staff seemed to be Malaysian. Well my concerns were soon reduced when I discovered the Eastern European staff all knew how to... More

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I are vegetarians and also like Malaysian food as we can typically find enough veggie options. We chose this restaurant after they informed us that it could make several dishes vegetarian (i.e. no meat or fish) and we placed our order for appetiser and main course. Our appetisers were average and the main course dish had a... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my Malaysian in laws. Food was delicious and some of the most authentic we've found in the UK. Portions were good size and price was reasonable. The aubergine vegetable dish was superb - must try. Staff were nice but service was a little poor. For example our desserts came over 15 mins apart (Pisang goreng with delicious... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I had dinner there yesterday so this is what I experienced: Service was okay, they were busy so took a while to take our order Starters - The Deep fried prawns - 6 in a portion, but very average taste - just deep fried in batter. They didn't put any Crackers on the table Main dish - The Malaysian chicken... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had lunch here. Good food. I had the satay and curry noodles. Price is reasonable. Service is reasonably quick. Would definitely go again to this place

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our first experience at Satay House was reasonably good. We did not book and were glad we got seats. We were early, seats filled up really fast as the lunch hour ticked away. Food was good. Prices were a bit on the high side - 4pounds for a Sambal Belacan - we ended up getting cut chillies instead, not because... More

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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been to Satay House many times. The food is consistently excellent. All of the dishes I have sampled have been delicious and well prepared. It is a casual and comfortable place to eat, not at all formal but with attractive interior decor and a welcoming feel. An excellent balance of quality and value. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Booked last minute but we were able to get a seat. The food was amazing, and there were a wide variety of dishes on offer. The starter of satay chicken was a little small, however. Service-wise, some of the waiters were on the ball and very attentive, topping up our water without us asking for it and checking to see... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For Malaysians wanting a taste of Malaysia in London (if you're a little homesick), this is the place.

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On the Road
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After pouring over trip advisor for way more time than our casual night out really merited, we settled on trying Satay House for a midweek dinner. Restaurant was atmospheric, with mainstream acoustic music and the buzz of other diners. Service was quite good until the end when it took a while to catch someone's attention for our bill. We thought... More

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