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Zengi Restaurant.

#1,356 of 17,938 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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a group of 7 wanting to enjoying a meal and catch up. The food was amazing we had a selection of starters for the table and would have liked to enjoy more of them before going onto the mains but the waiter was hurrying us to place our main meal order. I ordered the King Prawns with cous... More 

Thank beccyox
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Among the plethora of restaurants in the increasingly fashionable Spittalfields Quarter, Zengi is a real find. Smallish, intimate and very friendly, and the food is really great. WE sampled a mixed Mezze of starters; tabouleh, stuffed vegetables , Kofta and various salads...all so fresh and tasty, and the portions are generous enough for all three of us to enjoy. WE... More 

Thank Harlequin71
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting 3 recommended restaurant in the area who all said we had to wait 2 hours (yes, I realize it was a Friday night in London), some colleagues and I who are from out of town figured we'd have to settle for mediocrity. This place was a godsend. Not only did we end up paying a lot less than... More 

Thank sk4669
Witham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The aroma wafting through the door was fantastic. The ambience was very relaxed and welcoming. The staff were friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. The food was amazing, every dish that was served was delicious. We had a large selection of starters and mains, with vegetarian options, all of which were exquisite. The restaurant clearly caters for all dietary requirements... More 

2 Thank lornalaalaaG
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really fantastic meal served by Ali/ Sam who gave us the house specialities. Excellent service and wine

1 Thank Jake C
Rochester, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

1 Thank Celtic Q
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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 

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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Staying in Whitechapel

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Whether you're here for its dynamic street life, world class galleries or famed curry houses, you're bound to be wowed by the uniquely cosmopolitan flavor of Whitechapel. Long gone are the days when Jack the Ripper stalked its streets. And despite his mysterious legacy bringing throngs of curiosity driven tour groups to its back alleys and otherwise serene garden squares, these days you're more likely to catch a cutting edge fashionista scurrying through its age old lanes than criminals of any sort.
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