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“Yammy for my tummy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Reza Restaurant

Reza Restaurant
87 Westgate Road | Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4AE, England
019 1221 2500
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Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Jarrow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Yammy for my tummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

One of the best and fresh tasty food .I recomand to every one for fab and lovely dinner.Very clean and tidy.Nice and helpful staff.Another night that I have been there it was a persian event party so wonderful and friendly atmosfer with Persian music everything was fantastic.

  • Visited January 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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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“My favourite Persian food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I really enjoy eating at this place. The food is really nice and delicious. The kebabs have never disappointed me. All the varieties of kebabs are well done and nice. If you go there, try the matured olives and aubergine dip, both are really nice. The atmosphere is relax and comforting too. The service is satisfactory.
I'll recommend this place to all my friends.

  • Visited September 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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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“The other reviews made it sound so promising”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I am perplexed because the vast majority of the other reviews for this restaurant are so good. For me, the experience was mixed. It is an attractive restaurant but on a Thursday night, it was almost empty. Two men had a window seat. Two more men were at the back of the restaurant. Despite that, the waiter was less than enthusiastic. He did not even ask whether I had enjoyed my meal...

As I had only ever had home-cooked Persian cuisine, I wanted to try two of the starters. I had the potato supreme (£3), which I had enjoyed previously: potatoes and chicken in a mayonnaise sauce; and a fried aubergine dip (£3.50). I was asked if I wanted a side order of nan bread (£1), which was sensible to scoop up the various textures and tastes. Both starters were large portions, as was the flat bread. Unfortunately, flat bread soon turns to cardboard. For my main course, I tried a traditional Persian stew. It came with its own side order of nan - which I was beginning to feel stuffed by. It was more like a thin soup, with a tomato and cinnamon base flavour. One new potato, a few scrag ends of lamb and some assorted pulses were at the bottom of the bowl. It was just about passable. Perhaps I made a mistake in my choice. With a beer at £3.50, the total was £21 with service.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hexham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great restaurant!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Came across Reza by chance as our reservation at the other Persian restaurant in Newcastle on a Saturday night was cancelled an hour and a half before we were due to arrive. We hadn't read any reviews on Reza before eating there and were amazed on the night by its quality and value. Attentive service by a friendly waitress also. £35 for two starters two main courses and three drinks! We'll be back!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North East England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Why is it empty?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

My wife and I ate here about 8.30pm on a Friday and we were the only people in the restaurant. I see other tripadvisor reviewers have had a similar experience.
I don't understand why. The menu is interesting and reasonably priced. The one waitress was efficient and helpful. And the food was lovely.
We had exclusively vegetarian starters and mains. There wasn't much of a vegetarian choice but it was very tasty.

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