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Satay House

#1,420 of 17,934 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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13 Sale Place | Paddington, London W2 1PX, England (Sussex Gardens)
+44 20 7723 6763
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were really looking forward to our meal with friends tonight! I was the only vegetarian in the group. Upon entering the restaurant seemed busy .. all looked promising. We were then taken downstairs to another seating area which had a tv on the wall?!?! The rugby was on! We ordered lots of foods and I was really disappointed- apart... More 

Thank seemabeema
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beef Rendang, chicken satays and some rice which should not have been so sticky. Beef was cooked to perfection, not enough sauce though, so we asked for some more. Satays we're pretty nice too. Small inside, So book before. Seems to be a hit with local malays, always a good sign.

Thank grafiq50
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost full but still with attentive and helpful staff. A wide range of different dishes incl many vegetarian and with seafood/fish. Tasty and moderately spicy.

Thank Steffen T
London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I have no idea what happened to Satay House. At one time, it was THE place for Malaysian food. Maybe the old chef quit or something. Satay was ok, vegetable spring rolls weren't that nice and the lamb/potato cutlet was very bland. Grilled mackerel was cooked ok but very under seasoned. The "chilli sauce" with it tasted like some chillis... More 

1 Thank ArcticRoll
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Satay House in Sale Place is without doubt the best Malaysian I have had outside of Malaysia. The staff are great, all the dishes are very well cooked, spicy and refreshing. I'm told that the Malaysian royal family get take away from here when they visit the UK. Its awesome - go eat.

Thank Richard J
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The petite restaurant serve famous Malaysian cuisine, ranging from breakfast menu like Nasi lemak, lunch like Rendang, Nasi goreng, and light meal for afternoon tea like Sate and dinner like Laksa. I love the warm welcome by the staff, provide free iphone 6 charging facilities, and very cosy place to eat. Clean and comfortable. I will surely come again!

Thank Asrul A
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went as a group of 9 people at 9pm on a Wednesday after a meeting. A table was available but although the kitchen closed at 10.30pm and the restaurant was open until 11pm, the manager kept trying to dissuade us from eating there! He said the food would take a long time as the kitchen was closing soon (1h30min... More 

Thank khilari
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years. It is always busy when I go, whatever day of the week, and the reason I keep coming back is because I really enjoy the food and everyone I have introduced to this restaurant has also loved it. I recommend booking in advance if there are more than two... More 

Thank Divya and Anoop S
Inkpen, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We came here to celebrate a very special anniversary – we had been married in Malaysia 50 years ago. We could have booked any restaurant in London to celebrate our anniversary but, having been to the Satay House before (recommended by Malaysian friends some years ago), we chose to return. The welcome was wonderful. Very friendly and helpful. The food,... More 

Thank BarryNJane
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Brithday meal for me and my mum, who a native to Malaysia, loved all the dishes, both starters and mains. Many of the meals reminded her of home, which goes to show how fresh and home cooked the food is in this restaurant! The beef rendang is a family favourite and this was fantastic! The staff were friendly and helpful,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?