1. Satay Station
Satay Station is one of the most famous satay chains around KL. With 8 branches under them, Satay Station might probably be a restaurant with the most branches and this one here is the Kampung Pandan branch. One good thing about Satay Station is their juicy and big portions. If you don’t mind some fat in your satay, then you will love this place!
How to get there: 55, Jalan Pandan Kemajuan A (Kampung Pandan), 55100, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 05:00PM—12:00AM (Daily)
2. Satay Ismail
Located at a regular one-storey house that’s made of aluminium and zinc panels, Satay Ismail provides the true authenticity of these sweet, succulent skewers. Satay Ismail offers only two types of meats; beef and chicken. However, chicken liver and beef tripe are also available for those who appreciate the insides of these meats. The satay are quite sweet in taste but if eaten together with the sweet and spicy peanut sauce, it has done its justice.
How to get there: 437, Jalan Keramat, Dato Keramat, 54000, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 06:00PM—12:00AM (Daily)
3. Warong Aji-Don Alley
Waron Aji at Don Alley in Sri Hartamas serves scrumptious Malay delicacies in a nice and clean hawker environment. The environment looks quite premier for a hawker centre. Double thumbs up for the casual environment and various types of delicious local food! The satay here is also sought after by both locals and expatriates. Pair your satay with char kuay teow, mee rebus, tauhu bakar, popiah and waffles to name a few! The plus side of this all is that everything is halal!
How to get there: E-0-16 Block E, Plaza Damas (Jalan Sri Hartamas 17), 50480, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10:00AM—05:00AM (Daily)
4. Restoran Rose Masakan Minang/Padang
Only a stone’s throw away from Chow Kit, Restoran Rose is a food fare – day and night! Believe it or not, the satay here is served together with the peanut sauce and topped off with crunchy fried shallots! It’s just a plate of good overwhelming mixes altogether! It’s unique, isn’t it? But, that’s not all. There are a few sets available for order; Sate Minang Biasa, Sate Kacang Special and Sate Kacang Biasa. For example, the Sate Minang Special comprises of 5 sticks of chicken satay, 5 sticks of beef satay and some nasi impit at the bottom of all that goodness!
How to get there: No. 49A Jalan Raja Alang, 50300, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 11:00AM—12:00PM (Daily)
5. JP Teres
Fancy something a little more elegant than just the road side stalls? JP Teres serves a la carte and buffets throughout the day, even for breakfast! This all-day buffet serves plenty of cuisines to date; Chinese, Japanese, Western, Malay, etc. The satay here is freshly grilled and delicately skewered. Fans of lean protein, take note! Unlike the satays outside, these satay sticks are very lean and there are no fats on them. The peanut sauce is also not too flammable on the tongue, favouring the taste buds of those who can’t take anything too spicy.
How to get there: Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Pinang), 50450, City Center, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 07:30AM—11:00PM (Daily)
6. Satay Sri Melaka
If you’re craving for a fat and juicy piece of skewered meat, Satay Sri Melaka will not disappoint! The satay sticks here are fat and not just literally, the each piece of meat that’s individually stuck onto every stick is really huge. It is safe to say that it is much distinctively huger than the rest! Although there’s quantity, quality is not far off from this little hawker stall too. Everything here is full of flavour!
How to get there: Jalan AU5, Lembah Keramat, 54200, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 05:00PM—12:00AM (Daily)
7. Ole-Ole Bali
With 5 branches under their belt, Ole Ole Bali is burnin’ in the local food scene! With a comfortable, air-conditioned environment and a variety of fried and spicy local treats, why not? Their satay here is different from the regular satay outside because instead of using the conventional chicken or beef meat, seafood paste is used for Ole Ole Bali’s satay. Yes, seafood paste. It may sound unappealing to some but it’s actually really good! Lemongrass is used as a stick for their satay and it’s fragrant together with the smokey and savoury seafood paste.
How to get there: Lot OB-1C, Ground Floor, Main Entrance Oasis, Sunway Pyramid, No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 11:30AM—09:00PM (Daily)
8. Satay Kajang Haji Samuri
Everybody knows that Kajang is famed for their satay and Sate Kajang Haji Samuri has a few branches including Kajang. Its most famous for its chicken and beef satay. The meat is quite on the lean side and not too fatty. Its thick and chunky peanut sauce is mixed with a little bit of sambal lada, which is peppered chili paste on top. Besides satay, there are also a variety of food such as mee goreng, nasi goreng, bihun sup, and many more!
How to get there: 7G & 7LG, Jalan Melati Utama 4 (Taman Melati), 53100, Taman Melati, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 01:00PM—10:00PM (Daily)
9. Suzi’s Corner
Suzi’s Corner is like another Murni Discovery (writer’s opinion), just in a bigger, open-air concept instead of a stuffy restaurant. Suzi’s Corner is great to go if you like late night suppers with your friends! They have a lot of types of cuisines there with local foods topping the charts. The satay is pretty good, chunky with lots of meat, grilled and caramelized until it’s tender.
How to get there: Lorong Ampang Ulu, 55000, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 06:00PM—04:00AM (Daily)
10. Sakura Kristal
Sakura Kristal’s chicken and beef satay. This is definitely a must order when in Sakura Kristal. Both the chicken and beef satay were marinated beautifully, where the flavours really came through when they’re grilled. Served with a rich and flavour-packed peanut sauce, that coats the satay gracefully. Not forgetting the ketupat rice and cucumber as well.
How to get there: Lot 4-02, Quill City Mall Jalan, Sultan Ismail,, 52520, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Perseketuan
Operating Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (10:00AM—10:00PM)