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“At a push, average.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Guanabana

Guanabana
85 Kentish Town Road | Camden, London NW1 8NY, England
020 7485 1166
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Ranked #8,275 of 16,890 restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $86
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Type of Food Caribbean & Latin Cuisine.Special Feature Al Fresco DinningSisha GardenHalal Steaks, Caribbean & Latin Cuisine
england
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“At a push, average.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Been Guanabana 3 times in the past year. The first time we went most of the food we ordered was really nice, on the second visit the meal was okay, on my most recent visit it twas downright poor. I won't be going back.

I would add that the service has always been fine and particularly if you only eat halal meat the menu is varied and interesting......it just a shame the food/menu sounds a whole lot better than it tastes.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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shaduk, Manager at Guanabana, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
We are sorry that you are disappointed, we appreciate your comments please help us to improve if
can tell us exactly what did you order so that we can improve, your feed back will be extremely appreciated. Thanks
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“a blast of fresh air”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

excellent atmosphere, very busy , attentive staff and now the best bit THE FOOD WAS THE BEST WEVE HAD IN A LONG TIME.
AND
you get to take your own wine.

fabulous night

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Minor disaster”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Where do I start?
Despite booking a table we were rudely sent to the back of the restaurant, which was effectively a shed and perhaps representative of Fritzl's basement where we spent over 20 minutes waiting for a table. We were then seated near the toilets which seemed to have been cleaned in 1946 and were served below average food. The waiters had an appalling attitude.
Peace out.
God bless.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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shaduk, Manager at Guanabana, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
All seating’s are on ground floor level, toilet is in basement and there is no seating next or near the toilet, the description do not add up. Perhaps you had this experience in different restaurant, I find this suspicious.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

i had my 30th birthday dinner here, and i asked the resturant to book a table for 26 people!! when you have a dinner party that large you know it can be annoying with people asking a mill questions!! but the lady who serve us was amazing!!! she didnt stress nor forget anyones food, she was very calm and sweet!!!
even when more people turned up she manage to cater to them so that no one was left out!!! when it came to paying the bill she was totally calm which in turned calmed me as i was dreading that part, i truely enjoyed myself even though i didnt eat all my food as i was busy entaining my guests everyone said the food was amazing!! got great feedback from everyone!!!! totally would go back!!!

Thank you Guanabana for making my 30th birthday the best day!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota USA
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“Very Good Caribbean Food at an Unexpected Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. We happened to find ourselves in one of the less desirable parts of London around lunchtime. This place looked intriguing—the atmosphere was nice but unassuming. We ordered a couple appetizers and a couple different entrees among the three of us. We were not expecting the food to be as fantastic as it was, and at reasonable prices. The servers were attentive to our every needs and could not have been nicer. Should you find yourself in London in this area, I venture to say you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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