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Satay Sarinah

Landmarks / Van Dorn
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512A S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304-4612
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Chantilly, Virginia
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177 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Satay Sarinah is one of the very few restaurants in DC Metro that enchants the clientele with fabulous Indonesian dishes, notable are Chicken satay and beef curry. After all, Indonesia is one of the most authentic places in the world for exotic spices. The bad news is that their restaurant in Alexandria is now closed and they are looking for... More 

Thank csserious
Alexandria, Virginia
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Having enjoyed this Indonesian restaurant over the years after it relocated from DC, I was sorry to see that it had closed. An Indian restaurant now inhabits the property.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I just returned to the DMV after living in Indonesia for three years and was craving some good Indonesian food. After reading other reviews I was excited to make the drive from MD to Alexandria. I invited an Indonesian citizen who was visiting the area who also was craving some home cooking. We did not enjoy anything that we ordered.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Had quite a few dishes and they were all excellent. Prices are cheap, quantities are generous, service is friendly. Located in a strip mall with lots of other international cuisines - Thai, Korean, Chinese, Ethopian, Vietnamese, Tex Mex

Thank Dman40
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Had excellent dish of beef rendang. Should have tried satay but will next time. Great service pleasant owner and chef. Great find for good Indonesian food in Alexandria and dc area. Will return

Thank jnunnink
Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Satay Sarinah is a nice reminder of the good food you can get in Indonesia -- The beef rendang and the ayam bumbu rujak are tasty and you can ask to have the "fire" adjusted to your taste. I like it spicy and that's what I got. The satay ayam and laksa are alone worth the visit. Friendly service in... More 

Thank DollysBaby
Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Learned about this little place which I had lost track of over the years as I was in and out of DC area and it moved from Georgetown to Alexandria. I'm in love. Ordered rendang and chicken satay as carry out for me and my family. Enjoyed a beer and a chat at the small bar and then headed home... More 

Thank DollysBaby
Littleton, United States
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have spent a lot of time in Indonesia and have tried many Indonesian restaurants in North America that claim to be "authentic". One in New York, for example, was just another undefinable, Asian eatery (good but not authentic) and a few others scattered around the country. Satay Sarinah is as close as anything I would have eaten in Jakarta,... More 

Thank Mark H
Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I found this place on Google, and I thought this was the closest Indonesian restaurant around Washington, D.C. area. It took 30 minutes driving from the Northwest area of Washington, D.C. However, the place was simple. The food was delicious. "Satay" is their signature dish as it is on their name. Their fried rice "nasi goreng" was excellent. The waiter... More 

Thank Kerry A
Ellicott City, MD
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We would never have discovered Satay Sarinah had not our daughter helpfully googled "restaurants van dorn" before our arrival at the Van Dorn Street Metro station in Alexandria. It was the first place that came up; and it was definitely a find! As it happens, the restaurant is in a sort of ethnic strip mall, with other appealing dining choices.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Indonesian, Halal
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512A S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304-4612
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Neighborhood: Landmarks / Van Dorn
  • Phone Number: 703-370-9672

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