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“One of the best Arabian restaurants I tried.” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Chef Masgouf
41 Connaught St, London W2 2BB, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
020 7262 5919
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Ranked #8,545 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of the best Arabian restaurants I tried.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

It was recommended by a friend who lives in London for about seven months by the time i arrived.
We started with some Arabian traditional appetizers (homos and motabel) and some green salad, with the fresh bread, and ordered grilled fish and mixed grilled meat and chicken.
The name masgouf (pronounced Maskoof) is a grilled fish meal cocked the Iraqi way, it is really delicious, kebab was fresh and most delicious.
After that came the Iraqi tea and a dish of dates and baklava, it was a mind blowing experience.
The waiters and waitresses were professional, yes they don't smile much but if you take the initiative they will respond well, but the food was amazing.
In a total of 7 visits i didn't counter a single thing to complain about (except one time which the order took longer than it should be but i was told that they were preparing a huge takeaway order, which was the case).

One thing i regret about this place, once i tasted there food, i didn't have the courage to try another restaurants (which wasn't my plan).

Bottom line, if you want some decent Arabian food in London, look no further.

PS: i didn't try other Arabian restaurants in London, but I've been to a lot of them back home (more than i can count actually), and i can tell you for sure this one is excellent.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
“Good... :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

I ordered "teshreeb la7am" the taste was excellent but they didn't use proper Iraqi style (7'obooz) but used the disappointing 3eesh like bread.
I wish the make it clear to the customer which type of bread they use in teshreeb.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“awful service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

excellent food but unfortunately terrible service,they will never smile or apologise if any order wrong.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This was truly one of the worst restaurant service experiences or my life. After ordering the brought the warm bread but forgot the mezzo for 15 minutes by which time the bread was not warm. They forgot the salad all together and basically forgot about me entirely. After complaining the manager grunted but failed to acknowledge any issue even though the waitress understood the issue. Then when it got time to pay another waitress was agressively rude. I'll never go back.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012 via mobile

We have found this place by a chance.It was our first time in London, we were looking for smth normal to eat and have seen this place and decided to try it. Oh!!! It was the most amazing food we have EVER tried!!! The rise, thr lamb, everything!!! Next time we'll visit London we know where to eat, for sure!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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