Satay Kingdom Cafe
(Shop 212, Left Bank, Cuba Mall)
Wellington City 04 381 3730
- Mon – Thu 11am – 9.30pm
- Fri 11am – 10pm
- Sat 11am – 9.30pm
- Price Range: Cheap, Under $15
- Takeaways: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
Satay Kingdom Cafe is situated at Shop 212, Left Bank, Cuba Mall, Wellington
Dine in and Takeaways
19 Reviews for Satay Kingdom Cafe
It was a favourite of mine when I lived there, and is a must do whenever I’m back in the best city in the world.
The stand out for me are the roti’s. They are the best I have ever eaten outside of Asia. Choose anything from their menu and I guarantee you will wonder why food that tastes so great, and is served so fast, doesn’t cost more to buy?
If you’re not a hob nob snob type then you can look past the decor and pigeons flapping about in the outdoor seating area and just enjoy the fabulous flavours your taste buds are going nuts over.
Popular with the student crowd (so you know you must be getting a great deal) as much as the locals – if you haven’t been here yet, go there ASAP!
Visited June 2013
Everything we have here is great – my favourite is the seafood laksa.
We have had guests from all over the world eat here and the last visitors from New York absolutely loved the food after being a bit worried about the tables outside.
The plus side – great food, cheap and fast
The minus side – seating inside is very limited and outside is bit hit and miss with the tables, weather and pigeons.
We keep going back – week after week, year after year and the food is consistently great.
Visited August 2012
Satay Kingdom’s greatest strangth is their delicious food, including the delectable Roti Chenai and mouthwatering, huge bowls of curry or seafood laksa. That said, their swift service is also a plus, as the staff at this very casual eatery will have your food whisked out promptly, even when they’re busy – which is most of the time – showing the experience of the staff, and the lonstanding-ness the place has. Food portions can also be quite generous (i mentioned the huge bowls of laksa) and of course the prices are very, very cheap. Roti for $6 or a massive noodle, seafood laksa for $8 for example.
Anyway, Kingdom also has its downsides – the pokiness of this tiny restaurant doesn’t make for a very pleasant setting, and the outdoor seating, situated in the horrible, pigeon-ridden Left Bank isn’t exactly conducive to the appetite. As i mentioned earlier – the place is always busy too, which means the seating options aren’t always optimal. The place is popular among students and teenagers, and is rather cramped, so if you’d rather not bumb shoulders with these types, you might want to get your order takeout – a quick, hassle free option that is recommended – especially if you live nearby and have a hankering for their delectable Roti soup. As per the norm with many asian restaurants – the staff aren’t overly polite or friendly, but they sure know who to churn out quality meals by the truckload to a packed cafe.
Anyway, cheap, delicious, no frills dining, Satay KMoreingdom is a popular Wellington institution with good cause, just not the most comfortable eatery to dine in. That being said, many of the other Malay places in town are similarly cramped, or laking in decor.
However best Roti in wgtn and cheapest option around. Their Roti Chenai is awesome!
Pick your times wisely as it can often be very busy. Sometimes the meals are variable probably due to different cooks but I have only been disappointed once or twice with my expectations.
Mee Goring and the Chicken Curry with roti are personal favourites.