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Zengi Restaurant.

#1,382 of 17,953 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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44 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, England
+44 20 7426 0700
12:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Place is pretty nicely decorated. Staff were polite. Food was delicious. Portions were good. Would defo go again

1 Thank Gurpreet T
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Second visit to Zengi last night didn't disappoint. Mixed platter is highly recommended. Brought 4 friends with me busting from overseas and all were also really impressed with the food and the service. Thanks once again to the staff for a great night and for treating everybody with the utmost respect. Jah Bless

2 Thank FiddyBoiBoi
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Seriously. I'll cut you if you get between me and the hummus. Jokes aside, the mezze platter was amazing, and with a side salad and some wings for the Mr, more than enough food for two. Hubs said it was the best meal he's had in a while, which is saying something. The food is fresh and SO tasty, and... More 

1 Thank Katie W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has got to be one of the best for high quality food and drinks. I have been to many restaurants with in the uk and abroad and this is truly up there with the best.

1 Thank Timothy T
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Poor service!!!! I ASK THE Waitress may I have a Amaretto and coke please, "Sorry we don't have that", oh really it's Disaronno, "no we don't have that", ok, do you have Malibu, she saying "What is Malibu", Rum in a white bottle??, "no sorry we don't have that", do you do cocktails?, "no", do you have rum? "emmm not... More 

Thank Kri2
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My mother and I had an amazing three course meal which was very affordable and delicious! The staff were very attentive and lovely, even bought me out a free dessert for my birthday which was very kind! We will return when we're back in London and would definitely recommend this restaurant!

2 Thank summerjoy2016
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Summerjoy Thank you for coming to Zengi and dinin with us. I am so glad that you and your mother enjoyed our cuisine and that we were able to provide you with a little birthday treat! Please do come back and enjoy more of our foods and vibes Happy belated birthday! Ali More 

Edmonton, Canada
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Walked by on the way home from a tour, smelled so good we decided to stop for supper.. Had the chicken shish, cigara, fried halloumi and the yogurt dip to share. Everything was great.. Would definitely go back. Also is nice to get service at the table after eating at mostly pubs !

1 Thank Jeanine H
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Jeanine Thank you very much for dropping a review for Zengi, it really does help build awareness for this small local restaurant. So glad that the food was up to your standard and if there is anything we can do to improve things then please email me directly. Hope to see you soon Many thanks Ali More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Located a stone's throw from Brick Lane, this place offers sumptuous cuisine at good value. The portions are big and meat is cooked really well. Try the wraps for quick takeaways. Friendly staff.

Thank ShaiSharma
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear ShaiSharma Many thanks for the review. Always good to hear positive feedback especially for this family run business. The sauces which you mention are all homemade with adds to the authenticity of the cuisine. We are currently trialling a few new sauces to add to the menu so keep an eye out for them Be sure to pick up... More 

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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Zenghi has brilliant food. Really delicious dishes and a good variety. If you like meat you will really enjoy all the kebab dishes, as the meat is very nicely marinated and is always very tender and tasty. The service, however, remains very disappointing. There is a new waitress but she seems to be worse than the previous one. Really no... More 

Thank sasha_kg
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Sasha Thank you for taking time to review Zengi and thank your points of view. We are trying to improve things which you found disappointing. The waitress is new and still training. We do find that working on the shop floor is the best way to learn. So please accept my apology for this. On a positive note, i... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Came on a Sunday afternoon with the wife, we shared a veggie mezze at £20 which we struggled to finish, house wine good, staff friendly, would recommend, great value...

Thank Ray O
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Ray Thank you for reviewing Zengi. We really appreciate all reviews and hearing positive things always gives this small family owned business a boost! Please be sure to come back and be part of the Zengi family Many thanks Ali More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7426 0700
A cosy hideaway in Shoreditch, fusing eclectic flavours from across the Middle East with unique dishes brought to you from our Arabian kitchen. What better way to continue your journey with us but by enjoying shisha in our outside heated area and indoor E-shisha basement.

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