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“Disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Caspian

The Caspian
117 Burnt Ash Road | Lee, London SE12 8RA, England
020 8297 1170
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Ranked #2,027 of 17,041 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery
UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We were really hopeful that our local would turn out to be a gem but were disappointed.
Houmus and the Aubergine starters were ok, bread was extra.

Disappointing mains - ok if you like LOTS of rice but not very tasty.
Staff were fine.

We visit Haz in the city (ok, Turkish rather than Persian) quite a lot which, though only very slightly more expensive, is in a completely different class-worth the train

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Leigh on sea
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We go here regularly, mainly to eat Persian food as we are Persians.
The place is usually not busy so not much of an atmosphere, but it's nice & quiet. The staff are friendly & attentive.
The food is excellent although I really like the Kebabs & the fish. The mixed rice dishes are not as good.
I would recommend it for good food.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Downright honest and scrumptious Persian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

The decor and the location is not worth writing home about- it's functional! But the food is downright honest and finger-licking good!
We had dinner there last night with some friends and each an every dish was fantastic and distinctive! The kebabs are succulent, don't forget to try the Joojeh Makhsoos. Some of the other main dishes that we loved was Zereshk polo (a delightful mix of saffron & lovely berries with rice & chicken); gheymeh; fesenjan are definitely worth a try! If you like to try different cuisines, then this is definitely worth a try! We would definitely like to go back there!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Reasonable but not special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This restaurant is well appointed and tidy. It lacks atmosphere, the decoration is a bit stark - the food is reasonably good and the atmosphere ok.

We also had a long delay between first and second courses (50 minutes) that is too long and the service was very courteous but a bit laboured and slow.

The second course was somewhat spoiled by the wait although the food was well cooked and presented.

Overall good but not outstanding, not awesome and not special.

Good marks for the food which was good - with more attention to service and ambience this restaurant could be a lot better . . . .

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Persian: fresh and home made grilss and stews. Smart decor. Gentle service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

A gem in an unlikely area. Easy to park. Warm reserved service. Everything tastes home made. Food is generous though stews tend to be on the small side. Grills are generous as is the high quality rice with all dishes. Starters are very good mainly dips though unusual and excelllent. Superb home made saffron ice cream nd excellent baklava.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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