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“Constistently a top London restaurant.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Satay House

Satay House
13 Sale Place | Paddington, London W2 1PX, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
+44 20 7723 6763
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Ranked #1,681 of 17,929 Restaurants in London
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.
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Constistently a top London restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I've been going here for years and would definitely say it's one of the best restaurants in London and *the* best Malaysian restaurant I know (including my experiences in Malaysia.) Every dish I've tried here has been excellent and every person I've taken here has also really enjoyed it. Versatile (I often see couples but also business dinners here), affordable, good service, decent ambiance, convenient location to transport links and top food quality.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“great meal at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Four of us went to the Satay House on Friday the 14th of June and had a great meal. We have all had Thai food before and as we were staying 2 minutes from the Satay House we decided to give it a go. The food was excellent as was the service and for 35 pounds each we thought it was very reasonable for London.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Malaysian food for homesick Mary's doctors!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Being a stone's throw away from St Mary's, this is a popular eating joint for homesick Malaysian Mary's doctors , which in itself speaks volumes of the authencity of the food served there! Tiger and Singha's beers available too!. Beware though the kuey teow goreng (fried flat noodles) come standard as being served spicy hot, even for my Malaysian standards!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“best Malaysian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The food was very good, but the service need to be improved during the busy night, overall was fantastic, will go back soon and recommended

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Had a GREAT dinner here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Me and my wife and three of her former graduate students went for dinner here. WE could not get a reservation online so we just showed up. We were told that if we order quickly they could accommodate us. "No worries," we all said but were puzzled by the request. Turns out they were waiting for a group of 40 executives (turns out all from Malaysia) and the kitchen would be slammed when they arrived.
I quickly ordered laksa and a bottle of Singha beer; no worries there. The rest of the party took about five minutes to decide on several diverse dishes. My wife and her former student went for a half carafe (very generous pour) of white wine which they judged to be excellent.
All the dishes were judged excellent except for one which was deemed only 4 stars by our friend from Singapore. So I entered 4 stars above but it should really be 4 and a half stars.
Bottom line: very authentic and tasty food at reasonable prices, especially for London. The total bill including a 10 pound sterling charge for service was 90 pounds for 5 of us. My wife and I decided that a repeat visit is in order before we leave London for Turkiye this weekend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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