The popular Malaysian restaurant, Malay Satay Hut on SE 82nd Avenue is closing. According to a commenter, their last day was Sunday the 26th (yesterday). He says the owner told him the rent was too high for them to continue in business.
They also have branches in Seattle and Redmond WA.
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Color me shocked that another tenant is leaving the FuBonn shopping center. Those landlords sure are peaches!
It’s true, and yesterday (Sunday the 26th) was their last day open. The gentleman there told me that the rent is just too high for them to stay there. A real shame, I loved that place! Are there any other Malaysian places in Portland? Kinta was OK, but it’s gone, too.
They’ve been for sale for almost two years. Lease was probably up finally and they decided to jump. No tenants have been happy there. It’s not just the rent being too high, but also the places have been poorly maintained.
There are now no Malay or Indonesian restaurants in PDX that I know of. Perhaps some carts, but none that I’ve tried have ever been good. The best of this type of food was at Taste of Jakarta which closed earlier this year.
What we need is these places to be replaced by a pub or perhaps a burger joint or Thai restaurant or cheap sushi. You know, something GOOD.
Food Dude says
I think part of the problem, is that much of this cuisine is an acquired taste. I’ve eaten at quite a few Indonesian restaurants in Southern California, but they never did that much for me. I know much of that is my palate, but I have a feeling that many people feel the same way.
Stuart Harms says
I completely disagree. There’s so much variety to Malaysian/Indonesian cuisine that there’s something to fit every palate, no matter how bland.
This is too bad because I enjoyed their food. The durian smoothie was really good! Hopefully the owners will find another suitable location in town.
From talking with who I believe was an owner or manager, they aren’t even looking to reopen a space in Portland, just falling back onto their Seattle and Redmond locations.
Is there anywhere else in town that has Durian shakes? Or durian anything? They were on the menu at Pho Dalat, but I don’t think they actually had them when I was there…
This is a bummer. Not a big fan of all their food but loved
their roti canai… anywhere else in PDX have that on the
As a Malaysian living across the river (WA) I am very bummed MSH is closed. I just figured that out today when I tried to call for a nasi lemak take out. And last month I was disappointed that Adem Ayeh Cafe (Indonesian) closed.
Yes, the food is different from the American Chinese, and Thai style of cuisine. Surely someone can keep this unique and distinct cuisine going! Is there a hidden gem somewhere in Portland?!