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Zengi Restaurant.

#1,546 of 17,932 Restaurants in London
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44 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, England
+44 20 7426 0700
12:00 - 00:00
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had mese here recently, very good selection of food. The service was great and the prices reasonable. We'll be returning!

Thank Celtic Q
London, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second time at Zengi - this time after visiting Whitechapel Gallery. The restaurant was busy with early evening diners but service - just one main waitress - was efficient and calm. We had one veggie main with rice, and three veggie starters, and asked for them to come all together. Everything was really tasty and the whole meal was very... More 

1 Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go there regulaly as the food is super , every time we meet a friend we end up there as my friends love all kind of Libanese food .

Thank Galina B
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Galina Thank you for your review. We always like to have customers return to Zengi and enjoy the relaxed vibes that we provide. Really hope to see you soon Thanks again Ali More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Aldgate East for a Jack the Ripper tour when my girlfriend and I want to grab a bite to eat. We saw this restaurant which looks lovely. As we walked in we were greeted by the chef and the waiter. We sat down and spoke with the waiter, we were in a rush due to the tour start... More 

2 Thank James T
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear James Hope your Jack the Ripper tour was enjoyable? You must return, even if it is an hour away. Let us know if you are coming and we can prepare a few bespoke dishes for you guys to make your journey worth the time. We make sure that the meat we use is of great quality and that translates... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My second visit to Zengi was yesterday for lunch as I found myself in brick lane so I headed to Zengi . It wasn't very busy ,only four tables there and I was asked to choose my seat ,, I did then I ordered lamb chops which came with salad and cos cos as I requested ,, the food is... More 

1 Thank johnffodie
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear John Thank you for returning to Zengi. It's people like you that highlight unique finds in small independent restaurants like ours. Our chops have been personally selected for size and trimmed to provide what we think is the best meat to fat ratio. With our family marinade and the skills from Omi and Bari we are able to serve... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a pleasant restaurant in a busy part if East London. Food was decent, I enjoyed a mixed mezze starter, the main lacked the fresh flavours I expect of a Mediterranean meal. Would probably come back.

Thank Andrew D
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thank you for reviewing Zengi. Im glad that you enjoyed the food especially the mezze. If you could provide me on more details regarding what main you ordered then i will look in to this for you. Quality and flavours are important to us at Zengi so any feedback is important. You can email us on zengimer@gmail.com Hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, the lamb chops were truly amazing! A really lovely atmosphere - very authentic with the alcoves & beautiful turkish lamps. The staff were very attentive. Would definitely go again.

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Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Customer Thank you for taking the time to review Zengi. We are so happy that you enjoyed the cuisine and especially the lamb chops. On average we sell out from the lamb chops well before closing time. Please do return and we can enjoy some more great meat cuts and wine Many thanks Ali More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a friend's birthday as we were told it's quiet a nice place but upon arrival the setting isn't great and service is defo slow waitress can't speak English asked for water she just nodded her head. Poor quality food meat was really tough on mixed grill wouldbt recommend

Thank Aamayah
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Zengi is a small Turkish restaurant . I think there are some tables in the basement but at the floor level where I sat, the number of tables were limited and placed close to each other.. The food is excellent and service very good and quick. I would recommend the lamb chops which were succulent and moist. Served with rice... More 

Thank isaac24
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear isaac24 Many thanks for coming to Zengi and dining with us. Seating is upstairs and downstairs. Being a small restaurant, it is quite cosy with respect to seating but that gives it more charm, quite like a small osteria in Florence perhaps. Thank you so much for commenting on the food. We do take pride in serving healthy annd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

I had a great night out, the food was amazing, and the host was warm and attentive. Lots of atmosphere, warm and charming. They were superb at looking after our large group. I would go again, and thoroughly enjoyed the evening, I would recommend the restaurant and it also has a good location - 5 minute walk from the station.

Thank S S
Ali N, Owner at Zengi Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear SS Thank you for taking your time to review us I am glad you enjoyed the food and the setting. I do hope you come and visit once again and enjoy the food Thank you Ali More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7426 0700
A cosy hideaway in Shoreditch, fusing eclectic flavours from across the Middle East with unique dishes brought to you from our Arabian kitchen. What better way to continue your journey with us but by enjoying shisha in our outside heated area and indoor E-shisha basement.

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