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Capitol Satay

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41 Lorong Bukit Cina, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
06-2835508
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very novel experience!

We arrived very late into malacca so this was the only place still open (~1am). It was still fairly busy at this time so I can only imagine what it would be like at peak times! The idea of cooking your own food in the satay is quite novel and the whole group thought it tasted pretty good. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We queued for 2 hours for the famous satay loklok in Malacca. The food serving (satay sticks) are small and peanut gravy are not so tasty (there is another review on recycling gravy which I'm not sure but they recycling satay sticks, hope they did well manage the sticks).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We arrived very late into malacca so this was the only place still open (~1am). It was still fairly busy at this time so I can only imagine what it would be like at peak times! The idea of cooking your own food in the satay is quite novel and the whole group thought it tasted pretty good. The restaurant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Before you start queuing just remember that The peanut sauce is getting reuse over and over again, something worth reminding. Overall food choices are limited.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

When we arrived at our home-stay we got this message: You need to experience the Capitol...and it was worth it. Fresh sea food, chicken and meat on a stick and to fry them yourself is great fun. Be aware there might be a line in front...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Long queue! Nevertheless, the service is fast. The restaurant is hot with big standing fan. It is crowded and tissue papers everywhere on the floor. The choices are limited. Not much of meat. RM1.10 per stick. The gravy is unique, mild spicy, thick and tasty (MFG). Overrall, I prefer the real satay.

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place was loads of fun. The long line to get in is part of the experience and should be enjoyed as well. Try to get advise from locals on what to get and how to cook it as the process can be a bit daunting. If you are skweemish this is not a good option.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Last weekend, we went to Capitol satay at 5pm. The queue was really long. As we have visitors from overseas, we decided to queue. It was a long 2 hours of wait. We were assigned to a table for 7. As we dipped our skewers in, one of the lady stopped us and rudely asked us to change table. Reason?... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is my second time visit. Last round was 2 years again. Totally not nice already. Not worth to try again. Food so so only..too overrated.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Heard so much about it. So, we joined the queue & patiently awaited our turn. Conclusion: so-so quality, not worth waiting & nothing fantastic. I am absolutely sure I am not coming back to Capitol Satay. if you have elderly & young children, you should not risk their safety queuing on the edge of the road.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Either you come early or be prepared to queue for a long time. Satay sauce is on the bitter side and God knows how many times it was recycled. Good to know what you want to eat, but variety is quite limited though.

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Additional Information about Capitol Satay

Address: 41 Lorong Bukit Cina, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
Phone Number: 06-2835508
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Lorong Bukit Cina, Melaka 75100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: 06-2835508

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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