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Satay House

#2,033 of 18,348 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Malaysian
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13 Sale Place | Paddington, London W2 1PX, England (Sussex Gardens)
+44 20 7723 6763
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: For more than 30 years, Satay House restaurant in London���s Paddington...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I hoped something more

I was disappointed after having read so good reviews of this restaurant. We had dinner to celebrate one Malaysian friend, he chose the restaurant and the fixed menu, so I was sure it would be a great dinner! On the opposite, I found the food not so good and the service a little lazy. I suppose this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was disappointed after having read so good reviews of this restaurant. We had dinner to celebrate one Malaysian friend, he chose the restaurant and the fixed menu, so I was sure it would be a great dinner! On the opposite, I found the food not so good and the service a little lazy. I suppose this was also because... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Chose this place due to its good reviews and close location to my hotel. I know Malaysian soups are good and was not disappointed this time either: noodle, king praws, tofu and sweet-spicy soup. Super good but also a bit spicy, if you do not like spicy food. Meat portions are not very large compared to soup. Very popular place... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

On approach Satay House looked very busy and as a lone diner I didn't know if I could be accommodated. However, disappointed I was not! I was shown to a large table on the lower ground floor where I sat discreetly and was attended to immediately. The service was first class and really could not have been better. I only... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited for hubby's birthday lunch as he really wanted a Rendang. He duly had his request and rated it as one of the best he had experienced. Basic surroundings made up for by the food and service. I had king prawns and they were fresh, thick and juicy, perfectly cooked to retain the flavour. Always pleasing when the resteraunt is... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

This is such a great little place tucked away and set back off bustling Edgeware Road. Have had many meals here and it never disappoints! Delish aubergine curry, steak with sou sauce fresh chillie and peppers and lamb satay accompanied by a carafe of Aussie Chardonay. Good service, nice vibe - like being in someone's front room - very relaxed!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have eaten several times before at this normally busy little restaurant not far from Paddington Station in London. We had reserved a table for four in advance knowing that it was likely to be packed on a Friday evening - and it was. However, the service on this occasion was quite appalling - it took nearly 90 minutes for... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Went here on 31/01 food was amazing and comparable to what I have tasted in malaysia. This was backed up by the fact my Malaysian boyfriend said it was very authentic and he is extremely hard to impress where malaysian food is concerned. Had satay, murtabak, beriani, roti canai, laksa followed by pisang goreng and tapioca gula melaka all very... More 

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London
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24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a small restaurant but the food here is very good - simple Malaysian home cooked food. The standout dishes are the rendang beef (slow cooked beef) which melts in your mouth, the curry laksa. For starters, the chicken satay is good. I would imagine this restaurant serves the best Malaysian cusine in London as the others I have... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Have been here twice in the past 2 months after not visiting for a few years. The first visit was on a weekday night and I must say the quality of the food was outstanding (chicken satay, kuay teow, kari kambing, prawns in turmeric/coconut) apart from the beef rendang not being as tender as I would have liked it. Service... More 

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London
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48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

We were in Paddington on a Sunday, and we found a table without booking. Plenty of space on the ground floor and similar down below. Staff were really polite and friendly, service was reasonably quick. We ordered fried king prawns (6 fantastic, light and fluffy batter, not v oily) and fried chicken wings (6, a bit oily, tasty, not too... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?