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passionfoodie Nov 9, 2009 10:20 AM

I am curious as to whether Malay Satay Hut is open. Hours on the website say they open at 11:30, but the past few times I have been there (around noon) they have been closed. Did they shut their doors? I am hoping to go there for lunch today and don't want to make the trip if the are out of business.

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Malay Satay Hut
212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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    not the bad Steve Nov 9, 2009 10:31 AM

    Last I heard the Seattle one is open only for dinner, and only a few nights a week.

    1. JillO Nov 9, 2009 10:33 AM

      As far as I know, the one in Portland is still open.

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        passionfoodie Nov 9, 2009 10:38 AM

        i should have specified I am asking about the location in Seattle

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          passionfoodie Nov 9, 2009 11:08 AM

          And just for future reference........ I called the Redmond location and it turns out that the location in the ID does not open until 4:30. Bummer for me.......

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            equinoise Nov 9, 2009 01:10 PM

            MSH's months of failure to have predicatable hours, update their website, or even have a voicemail recording explaining their actual Seattle hours is ridiculous. I'd boycott them if they weren't the only good (only) Malay place in town. The fact that we have to speak of what we've "heard" about their being open is asinine.

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              equinoise Jan 7, 2010 08:27 AM

              I called last night and found them open. When I arrived, I saw a handwritten sign posted in the door setting their business hours as 11:30-2:30 lunch, 5:30-9:30 dinner, closed Tuesdays.

              I sampled the dry curry crab after many months of anticipation, and it was marvelous, the inclusion of fresh curry leaves really taking it to the next level. I spooned the oily gravy over rice and licked the shells, it was so succulent. Reviewing the menu after months away, it really is an utterly unique place.

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                dagrassroots Jan 7, 2010 12:34 PM

                I went there the other day and had the Chow Kueh Teow which is one of the dishes I always order. I had not tried the dry curry lamb before so I ordered that. Gamey, spicey and tender. Delicious.

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                  Billy Bob Jan 8, 2010 01:14 PM

                  Char Kway Teow was my favorite dish from the Hawker stands in Penang. Looks like I am going to have to navigate the hours and try MSH.

                  Billy Bob

                  www.taoofchow.wordpress.com

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                equinoise Aug 25, 2010 01:42 PM

                Drove by last week in the middle of their supposed dinner hours and they were closed, with no sign posting their hours. SO. FRUSTRATING.

                This did give us a reason to check out Phnom Penh Noodle House, and discovered they have a newer, more comprehensive and explicative menu. Nice.

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                Phnom Penh Noodle House
                660 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

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                  dagrassroots Aug 25, 2010 03:16 PM

                  Is this in addition to the normal menu?

                  Does one have to ask for this menu?

                  I really like Phnom Penh Noodle House and thinks it's one of the most under-talked about treasures in seattle.

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                  Phnom Penh Noodle House
                  660 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

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                    equinoise Aug 25, 2010 03:58 PM

                    I think it's just the regular menu, but it's new since I last visited. The content is the same as the PDF menu currently on their website.

                    I too like this place. I really enjoyed the "pra-hok ktiss".

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                      dagrassroots Aug 25, 2010 07:49 PM

                      The chicken rice there is my favorite in Seattle.

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            CookingwithMochi Nov 29, 2010 07:06 AM

            My family and I wanted to get away and after seeing many pleasing reviews here on Chowhound, we were extremely excited! The hours for the store said that it opened at 12 noon on Saturday, and when we got there at 12:15, there were 2 workers standing outside waiting for the boss to open the store. When she finally arrived, we went inside and were appalled at what we saw. There were several tables that were full of food, plates, etc. from the night before. Instead of cleaning up the night before, they just left everything there. We were thinking about waiting for them, but after seeing the state of the restaurant, decided that this was not the cleanest, nor most sanitary of environments and we left.

            We are from Malaysia and are very familiar with hawker food and "unsterile" environments. After seeing their lack of discipline in opening and prepping on time, and their laziness at cleaning, we vetoed eating here.

            We did happen about Phnom Penh Noodle House and were SO overjoyed. We had some sort of crispy noodles (shaped like a boat/basket) with combination meat, the chicken wing appetizer (I could eat these for a lifetime), their red curry mussels, and the papaya salad. We ate every single thing on the table, and I have to say it is one of the most satisfying meals in the past year. Don't miss this place!!!!

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            Malay Satay Hut
            212 12th Ave S, Seattle, WA

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              forkit Nov 29, 2010 07:21 AM

              Thanks for the reminder about the Phnom Penh Noodle House. I havn't seen a posting about it recently.

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              Phnom Penh Noodle House
              660 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

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