Kish

4.7
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52 reviews
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£25 and under
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Persian
The Kilburn High Road is a hive of activity and is filled with bustling cafés, restaurants and bars in north London. Kish is a favourite with locals for its fresh Persian/Iranian food and cosy, neighbourhood atmosphere, and the restaurant stands out slong the strip with its huge clay oven and chef’s work bench in the shopfront window. Step inside and the walls are a deep magenta giving the space a friendly glow. The floors are tiled and the vibe here is informal – but Kish is suitable for business dining or fun celebrations. The menu is filled with classic kebabs and grills and we recommend the charcoal grilled lamb chops with saffron steamed basmati rice and a grilled tomato for main course.
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4.6
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4.3
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the price, it's the best Iranian food in London.

r
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food , not bad price

E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been here once before and enjoyed our meal again. The food quality is very good, service polite and attentive, and the prices offer excellent value.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food. The best Persian restaurant in London. We have been coming here for about 7 years now and never disappointed.

E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal-large quantities(maybe too much), good quality food, nicely prepared. We had lamb
and it was cooked very well. Enjoyed the pomengranate juice and their baklawa is excellent for dessert. Service was very good and found that the restaurant offered excellent value for the meal. We will definitely return.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food and great value for money!

r
London
31 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was ok. Food was nice but no ambience. I guess it’s a place to go eat and go home

TM
London
22 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Persian in London! Excellent appetizers (strongly recommend the salad oliviye) and amazing koobideh. Love the doogh as well.

DA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This is home cooking at its best!
The food is fresh and simply wonderful.
The portions are way too big and we always end up with half the dinner boxed for the freezer.
We love all the dishes and I think we tried most of them.
The bread is prepared in front of you, the rice is out of this world (there must be about 3 or 4 different rice dishes) and the skewered meat is a safe choice for all.
I prefer the stewed dishes, especially the Lamb with Okra but everything I tried was superb.
But most of all I like the fact the food is fresh and feels like hone cooking.

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, generous portions,and very friendly staff. A real gem

TW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good ambience, great food including starters and freshly cooked bread.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, authentic food at reasonable price, great for celebrating the end of the week. Service was friendly and not pushy. I'd go again anytime.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Be brave and order one of the chef's specials! I've tried the Tahchin Morgh and am happy I have! Also, tea is a must and desserts are highly recommended.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service. I'm a regular here.

LS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and pleasant service.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good service and the food was tasty too! We went in on a Friday night and it was busy and good atmosphere.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

its normal iranian food,but it is expensive. space so tidy

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I've been to kish a few times in the last couple of months, the staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is consistently very good and there's more than enough to fill even the biggest appetites

A
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was good overall but I didn't get the drinks I had asked for. I asked twice but didn't get them.

VK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kish offers an authentic take on Persian cuisine, with plenty to pick from the menu, but the koobideh rightfully being the main star. The starters are overpriced for what they offer, but the main courses justify their prices. I recommend to anyone that's In town for an authentic experience.

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Oven baked bread and kashke bademjoon was amazing. Freshly made. The mix grill was okay but not the best because it had 3 tons of butter melted over it which made it extremely greasy and oily. I had to use napkins to take off some of the excess butter oil. Service was great.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Friendly Staff! Good value for money! Highly recommendable!

K
London
49 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Some of the waiters need to be trained better. The Persian waiters do their best to please the customers, but not the other ones.
Very good food however. Highly recommend the Kebabs. The yoghurt portions are small compared to other Persian restaurants.

A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2016
Overall2food5service1ambience5

After being at the restaurant for a few times in a evening time, it's the first time that the service was awful. Make me wait 30min after ordering.

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Was satisfied with food and services. Very busy on the Friday night.

LN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always fabulous, my wife and I go at least once a month great food great value. The Pollo Geresht is the best in town.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2016
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal for n Saturday night. Great variety of mixed starters and mixed Kebab. The food was seved fresh and hor. As had such a good time and we will be back!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tea and dessert! Kebab was good as well

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality Persian food,service was efficient and staff were very friendly friendly!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great reasonable value dinner with our party of 7. Fresh bread, range of hot and cold starters and lamb chops were all delicious. Our waitress accommodated all our requests. Good portion size, so doggy bag kept us fed for another night. Very busy and sociable atmosphere. Limited size of restaurant meant a little squashed up. Decor could do with a refit. Picked up a bottle of wine from next door for our non-halal guests.

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food lived up to the promise of authentic Persian cuisine, was very flavourful and generous portion sizes. The wait for a glass of wine was very long and service felt slightly impersonal. The restaurant is small, cosy but I felt I needed to keep moving my chair in to let people pass. Prices not totally unreasonable but higher end for an over all average experience.

S
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Portions are big, but the two of us shared one meal and took the other meal as a takeaway for later. I want to go back again soon.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant has great service and amazing food which is why I keep coming back. My favourite is the lamb shank with the dill/broad bean rice which you melt the butter onto - the meal is so tasty. The food is prepared quickly so you can tuck in within 10 minutes of ordering. Will definitely come back to this hidden gem.

SS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2015
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice big portions. Great meat and fish options. Good service

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommended for those that want a healthy meal of grilled meat or those who want to indulge with the large Persian portions.

Good for a casual Dinner with friends or your loved one.

You have to have the starter mezze platter with some freshly baked bread!

JB
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The ambiance was pleasant.
There was authenticity to the food.
The waitress was charming, and helpful.
Shame the coffe machine was broken, only downside. And in no way spoilt our enjoable evening.
Will 100% return. Especially as additionally, convenient and close to where we live.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

With the exception of a contrived vegetarian dish all other meals from the Persian menu were good to very good

i
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Masses of lamb, done different ways , masses of bread cooked in the restaurant, cheap but good red wine, masses of tasty rice , including crispy rice, etc. You get the idea.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good Persian cuisine and personal attention & service

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience3

What a pleasant surprise and find! Absolutely lovely food and service. Can't wait to go back again.