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Penang Satay House

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9 Turnpike Lane, London N8 0EP, England
+44 20 8340 8707
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants , and stars one of our favourite Dishes , Tamarind chicken . We love the freshness n the Flavours of the food here . Lovely atmosphere n very authentic n homely Decor.

Thank EleniTiri
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I've come here several times now, with both family and friends. The food is always delicious and the staff are generally very nice. The food consistently tastes fresh, light and flavoursome. Don't be fooled by the exterior or slightly dated interior. The place has lots of character which explains why it's been so successful for about 20 years!

Thank Traveller_Sights123
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Having studied archaeology it's fascinating to find a place that lives so much in the past. Turnpike lane itself is an undistinguished area where the shops are so dated that it feels that the place was never on the up and up. We came into a spacious and very colourful restaurant that was adorned by clippings of newspapers and colourful... More 

Thank Cyrus P
1 review
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

First went to this restaurant when it opened in the mid 1980's. Still super food. I have been loads of times. Hadn't been for several years. Went again a couple years ago. The same chef is still there, cooking their unique food. You will not be disappointed. ( I am going tonight for my birthday) :)

2 Thank Mike L
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

My family have celebrated so many different events here over the years and the one thing that has never changed is the quality of the food. From the sublime Peanut sauce to the awesome Rendang beef a real taste of Malaysia in Turnpike Lane.

1 Thank xblutopia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This was a recomendation ..... which i have to say was the worst!! Rude moody customer service put us off straight away. Ordered prwan toast seriously it was disgusting you can see the oil it was drowned in. Same with spring rolls, chicken wontons was only thing looked ok. Chicken curry was sinked in coconut think gravy. Noodles oily..... please... More 

Thank soraya b
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Just fancied something quick and reasonable to eat on a Sunday evening. I have been going to this gem in Turnpike Lane for over 30 years. It never disappoints. The staff are delightful and the satay I reckon is the best in North London. Highly recommend the rendang beef as well. Try it! You really won't be disappointed

1 Thank MasonRed
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I'm very surprised to see the last reviewer found this place to have bad customer service and to be expensive. It's pretty cheap! (A huge bowl of vegetarian Laksa was £7). Also, I go here fairly regularly and always see the same waiters working, who are all really lovely and polite. I really like the food here and think the... More 

1 Thank 20s0methingLondon
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Horrible customer service, took ages to food arrives. Food was ok but still expensive compare to the service. No recommended

Thank Ardi H
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Myself and my family have been going to this restaurant for nearly 20 years. The food is consistently excellent, the House Satays being the best you will ever have and the service is always good. Very highly recommended!

1 Thank Tracy M

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Asian, Malaysian, Indonesian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Turnpike Lane, London N8 0EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8340 8707

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