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“Fantastic”
Review of Sufi

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Ranked #3,468 of 22,509 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We've eaten many times at Sufi, having discovered it on our first evening after moving to the area, and can't get enough of the friendly service and amazing food. Our most recent visit was last week, and was fantastic as always.

For me, the highlights are:

The bread - this goes without saying.
The assorted dips - you can make a whole meal out of these with the bread, if you like.
The meat skewers - these come in various forms and are all great. I particularly love the chicken, but it's ALL moist, tender and flavoursome!
The rice! I don't know what they do to it, but I love the rice that comes with the skewers
The little bowls of chilli. I got one once with something I ordered and now I always ask for some.

It's such a friendly place - the staff are always delightful. The food is brilliant. You will never leave hungry - the portions are very filling.

I honestly could not recommend Sufi more!

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Consistently terrific - food and value”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

As all your reviewers say, the bread - cooked to order in the traditional oven out front - is a great way to start - with the mixed starters. The aubergene puree was particularly good this week.
Next, we mostly all had skewers of meat: the marinanted chicken was superb, as was the lamb. The fillet of lamb seemed a little chewy and not as tasty (it lacked the flavour that the fat brings!).
One person had the chicken stew, which was okay but slightly sweet.

All in all, with wine/beer/service - we had happily full bellies when we left - all for @ £20 p/h.
Looking forward to returning.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank LOVE2EAT56
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantasic Food and Value for Money!”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Wonderful find in Askew Road W12 !! Wonderful food for both meat eaters and veggies, although choice on veggie mains is limited, the food is SO good it makes up for it. Lovely atmosphere, a real 'Tardis', it may look narrow and small from the street but the restaurant goes back giving plenty of dining space and space for diners! Fantasic value for money on the standard menu but they also offer specials and meal deals for several people to share. Cannot praise them enough, we enjoyed a fantastic meal, in an unhurried atmosphere! Oh yes and LADIES the loos are beautifully clean too!

  • Visited May 2013
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Huge portions of delicious food”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We regularly go to Sufi, sometimes it is busy, sometimes not, but the staff are always very welcoming. The food is delicious and portions are huge, we normally ask for half rice and half salad if we are ordering grilled meat.

This is a small restaurant, when you walk in you see them making the bread in the bread oven. The food is extremely good value.

Worth a visit if you are in the area - you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank CareySJC
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London
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122 reviews
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“so so Sufi !”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went to this resaurant on Iranian friend recommendation.We were the Only ones in the place for most of the evening though couple of people came after. As a result the atmosphere didn't grab us though the background music was good and better than expected . Venue is clean and nicely decorated the washrooms spotless the staff very polite and tidy.
Food; starters were ok but not special ,the hot fresh bread excellent and the seeds added nice flavour. I rated the food average since the Kebabs lacked the flavour a bit and rice was almost as cold as ice just managed to melt the butter but by the time started to eat was even colder. Ghormeh sabzi was ok, again not special, and the Paloodeh although had Rose water in it but lacked that ultimate taste and was heavy on the ''noodles'' and not much slush which reduced the refreshing feel .The Pot of tea was served nicely but again no arouma but ok .All in all had a good evening and certainly good value for money but I am sure they only need a little bit of an effort to push the restaurant to bounberies of excellence .

  • Visited March 2013
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