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“Fantastic Food and Experience”
Review of Zayna

Zayna
Ranked #766 of 22,659 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $49
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Bellevue, Washington
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6 reviews
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“Fantastic Food and Experience”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We were in London in late September and made a special trip to the Marble Arch area to visit Zayna after receiving a rave review from a relative here in Seattle. We found it to be well worth the effort! We shared their delicious mango salad as our attentive server (Mayur) patiently provided answers to our questions and added his menu recommendations for our first experience there. The Mukhun Murgh (chicken) and Ishtu (lamb) were spectacular, with sides of pilau rice and naan; and we couldn't resist finishing off our meal with two Eastern desserts, Falooda and Gujrayla. We truly enjoyed every bite; we've never experienced another Indian meal that equaled this. Zayna will definitely be on our short list if we visit London again.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Cathie W
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Over-priced average fare”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

The food at this restaurant is nothing better than average and the portions were also only of average size but because of their location they seem to think they can charge over the top prices. We had a meal for two that consisted of just a main course and rice each with a couple of vegetable dishes washed down with a couple of beers and the the bill was just over £90. I think that is exhorbatent.

  • Visited November 2013
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Westfield, New Jersey
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518 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Zayna is a small restaurant on New Quebec Street, which is a couple of blocks off of Oxford Street near the Marble Arch tube stop.

Because of the few number of tables in the place, I suggest you make a reservation. If you like Indian food, you will not be disappointed.

Perhaps because Zayna is a combination Indian-Pakastani restaurant, we found the food more interesting than typical Indian restaurants. We began with sharing a mango salad, which had shredded vegetables and mango. It was exceptional and something we never had in an Indian restaurant.

We followed with a mixed grill dish of lamb and chicken; plus a vegetarian dish with potato, peas, carrots, other vegetables in a fabulous sauce. Both dishes were just superb. We left nothing over.

London has a great number of Indian restaurants and I have not tried all of them, so I cannot state that this is the best of them. However, I can say that this is the best one I have been to in London over the past several years.

  • Visited November 2013
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Wembley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Always fantastic no matter when you visit, have been on a week day and weekend and its always busy!

The food is awesome, always cooked fresh and tasty, wouldn't go anywhere else in London for an Indian, I will always come back here

Good service, fast and no long waits between courses, good value as well, especially on Tastecard

  • Visited November 2013
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice authentic food”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We stayed at the Thistle Marble Arch and found this close Indian restaurant using Trip Advisor. The service was ok, and could have been better but it was a Friday night.The waiter's recommendation was good. We had a selection of dishes and they were all very nice. I'd happily eat here again when staying at the Thistle Marble Arch in London.

  • Visited October 2013
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