Redmond >Malay Satay Hut
Disappoints again and again.
I have to admit we are picky eaters. We eat all around the world and try to sample the best Asian food there is. Taiwan, HK, Tokyo, Indonesia, and the chinatowns of various major cities, etc. etc.
We live close by Malay so every so often we forget our previous commitment to never come again and this Saturday we forgot again. We got coconot fried rice, which had no shred of coconot in it. The curry seafood hot put looked like curry, but tasted very blank. We also suspected the hot put had been standing there for hours as everything was mushy and spongy. The Indonesian chicken was so-so. The only highlight was the $2.95 roti. I almost forgot to tell that we received the desert at the start of our meal, and when we sent it away we found later that we received a half thawed (shaved ice) desert. Amazing. The waiter was surprised and looked annoyed that we did not want to eat it at the start at our dinner. How rude. It was still eatable, so the appetizer and desert were the highlights. Everything in between was not.
We never go there again. We will not forget this time.
Unique and delicious flavors. Last weekend I returned to the Malay Satay Hut several years after my initial meal there. I can say wholeheartedly that never again will I go so long between visits! The service was very good, with our group of six seated promptly for Sunday lunch. Dishes arrived after ordering in amazing time, and every morsel was enjoyed. Highest marks go to the green beans cooked with shrimp paste, roasted eggplant in sambal sauce, and Hokkien Mee noodles with seafood. Also good were the pineapple fried rice and mango chicken. The beef curry was perhaps a bit tough, but still with excellent flavor. Entrees were shared family-style and at $6 8 per plate for generous servings, the meal was economical and resulted in plenty of leftovers.
Good food but service can be improved. Having recently moved to this area from San Fran, we are constantly looking for Asian restaurants in the Seattle-area that would prevent us from driving up to Vancouver for our fix. We have finally found our spot to quench our craving for Malaysian food. The food here is very tasty, from roti canai and satays to their curry beef (beef rendang). Overall, the prices are a bit higher than what we were used to in SF, but it sure beats driving. Our only complaint is the service. Once our server took our order he was GONE! Never did he check on us to see if we were doing ok or see that our water glasses were filled. He was quite cocky too, not having to write any of our order down. Take out next time.
Inconsistent quality. I have been going to the restaurant for close to 8-9 years now and have noticed that the quality has degraded since the expansion. It seems that when the owner is at one of his restaurants, the quality seems to be better probably because of his oversight. Some days, the quality of same dishes that I order frequently have been widely inconsistent, ranging from excellent to mediocre. I'm hoping that the owner reads these reviews and take them as constructive criticism to improve and standardize the quality of his menu. The wait staff aren't very customer friendly overall. I will still continue going to the restaurant, but sometimes it's hit and miss on the quality.
FANTASTIC. I work right down the street from the location in Redmond and decided to give it try since it appeared to always be busy. The food is amazing and the menu choices are incredible with a mixture of Thai, Chinese and Indidan dishes. I would agree with previous reviewers that the service isn't the best but this is certainly one of those places where you can forgive the bad service for the great food. Lunch specials are a great value at $6.45 to $6.95 and portions are huge. This really is one of the better Asian rest. on the eastside!
Myriad Asian flavors combined with funky tiki decor and budget prices keep the Hut packed night after night..
The restaurant looks like a cross between a Southeast Asian nightclub and a tiki lounge, complete with bamboo overhangs and paintings of the solar system. Servers can be forgetful, but it's hard to blame them--they're in a hurry, yet they still make time to help diners traverse the more than 100-item photo menu. Ultra-congenial owner Sam Yoo buzzes between tables, speaking different languages with ease.
Malaysian food is a mix of Chinese, Thai and Indian fare. So, for every fish-head-in-a-clay-pot or plate of crispy pork intestines, there's a dish like mango chicken, sweetly glazed meat with slices of cool fruit, or Chinese-style barbecue pork with a tangy tomato sauce. Nearly everyone starts with an order of the flaky grilled Indian flat bread, served with a kicky curry sauce and the tender beef or chicken satay. End the meal with a sweet and frothy avocado shake.
Inconsistency. Agree with JoeBrandon. Serving is getting smaller. Been there a few things and there are no consistency as well. Service is really bad too. Server kept trying to take our food away. I TRIED real hard not to go there. Hope someone opens up another Malaysian Restaurant around here. We NEED competition bad here.
Great food, CRAPPY service!. The food is always good at the MSH, but the servers treated us (4 UW college students) as though we were going to walk out without paying. The management was hesitant to let us sit far from the registers, watched over us as we put money out to pay and then quickly counted the money before we even left. Nobody deserves that type of distrustful treatment!
unique. my favorite local spot. stay away so i can sit faster.
Never Disappointed!. The quality of their food is always consistent, so is the service. Love the new location...much better then the previous Chinatown location, much cleaner too. You have to try their Indian style bread, mango salad, hot pots...and everything else on their menu!
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