Pondok Satay – Excellent Satay @ USJ, Subang Jaya

It is quite difficult to find a satay restaurant in Klang Valley which is able to rival Haji Samuri’s Sate Kajang. So when a close friend mentioned of a very good satay restaurant called Pondok Satay in USJ, I went to try it immediately the next day. With a GPS in hand (thankfully), I managed to find the place with relative ease.


My first thought when I saw Pondok Satay was “why is it so hidden??” Because the shop itself is not visible from the main road, and you actually have to go behind the shop lots to find it.
With such limited exposure no wonder the place rarely receive any mention. Another question mark for me is the price of the satay – 62 cents for a stick of chicken satay? Why the two cents lol.


After placing our orders, the guy went to prepare our satay.


Since we were only there to try instead of having a full meal, we ordered only 5 chicken (sate ayam) and 5 mutton satay (sate kambing). Unlucky for us, beef satay (sate daging) was not available on that particular day.


Similar to Haji Samuri, peanut sauce and sambal are served separately at Pondok Satay. This is different from the normal satay stalls where only 1 type of sauce is served, and it’s usually sweet too.
Although the sambal given looked little, it was actually more than enough because of its spiciness. We didn’t have to mix a lot of sambal into the peanut sauce, a mere spoonful was enough to provide the kick.


These are the 62-cents-a-stick chicken satay – meaty with little fat yet wonderfully juicy and tender. Simply delicious, no doubt able to give Haji Samuri a run for their money.


Each stick of mutton satay is RM0.90 and it packed more flavor if compared to chicken satay. But being more flavorful doesn’t necessarily means it would taste better, it’s just that mutton naturally does have a stronger smell and taste if compared to chicken meat. So it’s really up to your own preference of meat.


If you are a satay lover and want to try something new instead of always going back to Haji Samuri, which by the way has already dominated the satay business in Klang Valley, do give Pondok Satay a try. Based on my own experience I am sure you won’t be disappointed. If you are unable to visit USJ, another alternative I would recommend is Sen Kee’s Duck Satay @ Kepong (not halal though!)

Pondok Satay
9 USJ 8/2 B (behind 7 Eleven)
Subang Jaya
Tel: 012-393 5590, 012-311 5590
Opens daily from 3.30pm to 2am.

GPS Coordinates: N3 02.622 E101 35.406
Wikimapia location: Satay Pondok

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Comments 25

  1. Jean

    My favorite satay restaurant is the Restaurant Malaysia (Nyok Lan Kajang Satay)..
    They use traditional way to wrap the Ketupat and I love their sauce!
    dun like the normal satay sauce which already mixed with sambal because I dun like spicy sauce.

  2. JD

    I missed the days when I can just eat satay with the peanut sauce, but now I can only eat satay without it. Its like eating nasi lemak without the sambal.

  3. Eric

    Hi there, Went to try out the satay last night. It was superb especially the “satay kuah” is so thick. BUT my advise to all that is going there is to count the satay when its served. We ordered 60 but after we have finished we counted the sticks and found we were only served 49 sticks. Told the satayman and they immediately grill another 11 sticks for us. Other than that, I’ll rate it one of the BEST satay available. Beats Hj Samuri anytime.

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  4. Ah Soon

    Wrong Jee Pee Ass liao…it brought me to Bukit mertajam wan?

    The kolek one is N3 02.622 E101 35.406 liao

    trust me..i no wrong wan. Can searching it in Usj 8/2b in Jee Pee Ass Mapsos.

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  5. Sezretz

    Its not really that nice. I went there just now and the price has increased and the meat.. eg : chicken , its smaller and the sauce of the Satay isn’t nice. Its just an average satay stall. The portion of the Satay is not the same as in one stick’s meat may be so much smaller than another stick’s meat if you get what i mean.

    Above all the sauce of the Satay is not nice. For me… Satay sauce must be nice. It completes it..but this place….erm.. just soso.

    Btw , I dont know how they count.

    10 chicken
    15 kambing
    5 daging


    3 ice limau

    Total : RM 27.85


  6. bloke

    Got a chance to try..soso laaa, normal one, even same level as pasar ramadhan stall satay. Cant beat Satay Kajang, Haji Samuri lah…
    Kuah Kacang ok, nice..however after eating 10 sticks, so muak one…
    Not that great..only 2 star rating!

  7. wut2du

    u should try satay at keramat the best satay i’ve tried big chunk of meat for 0.60 per stick, situated at medan selera keramat au5 i think

  8. patricia

    ya, once the standard dropped but now the taste and quality came back. perhaps changed of manager.
    i can go there once a week to eat.
    best is the beef. extremely tender.
    but their nasi is not compared enough.
    also they serve too little cucumber and onions when you dine in. better tapau that they give you more.

  9. Anonymous

    pondok sate ha.. the satay there good but the worker got attitude problem loh…. specially the the cashier …she so rude + wearing tudong somore…and they all illegal…

  10. Just

    I tried satay at pondok satay for abt 10 years back and it is indeed very different and way much better compared to samuri (I agree with u Vkeong). I really enjoy this satay

  11. liketoeat

    came to visit my sister in USJ whom has never heard of this place although it is just 15 minutes away. i was really impressed by the KUAH : thick, full of flavour with just enough of sweetness. it is one of the best KUAH i have tasted. the KETUPAT was nice too. unfortunately, the satay was not too good. as the business was good, the chicken came charred. . the beef and mutton were not spicy enough ( my taste standard). i would try again and would go when there is less crowded. tried kajang satay last year but it did not give me a good impression (would say i am not used to the taste of kajang satay).

  12. liketoeat

    went back to this place in Nov 2011. had mutton , beef and chicken satay…….. glad to say the standard was still maintained…… looks like it is one of the regular places i will visit whenever i visit my sis.

  13. giko

    Bought 40 sticks of chicken (70sen/stick), 10 sticks of beef (95sen/stick) & a roll of “nasi hempit” (RM4/roll) yesterday.

    The chicken’s nice but not as good as Samuri’s chicken which has more tender meat, NO fat & minimal charring of the meat. My mother-in-law normally doesn’t eat satay but she likes Samuri’s.

    Pondok’s beef’s as good as Samuri’s while the nasi hempit’s soft.

    The real winner is the sauce/kuah which is much better than Samuri’s.

    Overall, Samuri Kajang still leads!

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