You are not a true Wellingtonian until you have tried the roti canai at Satay Kingdom. It has been a staple for students and lunching business people for decades now.

Satay Kingdom offer quick, easy, delicious Malaysian cuisine for an incredibly reasonable price.


Price Range Cheap & cheerful
Ambience Lively
Accepts credit cards Yes
Noise level Bustling
Licence This venue is licenced, This venue has BYO
Food Options Vegetarian


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Satay Kingdom my regular stop to pickup cheap and tasty lunch and sometimes dinner. Favourite dishes are Mee Goreng, Roti Chani, Nasi Kampong and Char Kueh Teaw Definitely recommend!!

Well known restaurant famous for its great food and low cost

The mee goreng here is excellent - the noodles are just the right texture, and it comes packed with veges and tofu (or meat, if that’s what you’re after). Try also: Oriental Kingdom, just up the way.

Keep coming back for roti chanai, although other food is good too.

You can’t go past Satay Kingdom (or Oriental Kingdom, run by the same folks and just metres away - and with beer!) for cheap Malaysian. The roti chanai and mee goreng are both cult menu items - and both are delicious, for under $10.

Satay Kingdom delivers exactly what it promises: yummy food without dipping into your rent money. Go for the Roti Chanai-- for $6.50 you'll get a bowl filled with veggies and enough broth to dip your tall stack of roti to your heart's content. The location on Cuba St.'s Left Bank makes Satay Kingdom a great stop to refuel during a day of op shopping or before catching a show at Mighty Mighty.

This place has all the character and charm you expect from a little restaurant tucked away in Wellington's backstreets. The Nasi Kampung is a must try for anyone who loves a traditional Thai dish.

Satay Kingdom has been open for ever and ever and ever. It’s a hangout for the uni students who need a decent meal on their last ten bucks, because – seriously – you can get dishes for $6-­8 here. For something a little more ornate the prices rise, but everything stays below $15. This place isn't licensed, you site on plastic chairs outside and eat out of slightly chipped bowls, but for basic ­ yet fantastic Malaysian food, nothing tops the Kingdom. Their laksa soup and roti chenai.

World's cheapest roti chanai!