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“Very good Middle Eastern restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sufi

Sufi
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Ranked #3,492 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very good Middle Eastern restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very friendly, helpful and welcoming staff. I've never been to Tehran, so I don't know whether it is "authentic" but it certainly looked very much like a traditional "Shepherds Bush Persian" restaurant! They had no problem accommodating a group of 8 football supporters for our traditional end of season meal (sadly, this year, bemoaning relegation, rather than celebrating).
The food catered for the carnivores and the veggies amongst us and we all had plenty of variety in what we ate. The food was very well cooked, and enjoyed without complaint by everybody (quite an achievement on past experience with this gang!!).
The bill at the end of the night was also a pleasant surprise - not dirt-cheap, but not so high that anybody gulped; it meant we could divide it evenly without any assertions of "but I only had ....".
All in all, an excellent experience and I will certainly return to Sufi to repeat the pleasure.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AndrewAms
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London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Consistently terrific - food and value”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracey J
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London
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221 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Huge portions of delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CareySJC
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