Permanently Closed - Abjad Hawaz restaurant

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3.9
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11 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Casual
  • Healthy
  • Authentic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Abjad Hawaz Cafe, Restaurant & Shisha Lounge is one of a kind Arabian restaurant in Cambridge UK, serving Middle Eastern food and fresh juices along with a list of the best wines and cocktails.
It's not only a restaurant, but also a venue to hire for your special occasions with capacity for 30-40 people.
Offering an amazing atmosphere, relaxing and calming, it surely is the best place to escape from life and work pressure, whilst savouring a taste of the Middle East without leaving Cambridge!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
01223 369696
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Public Transit
5 minutes walk from Cambridge station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
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3.5
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3.3
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L
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Tasty food and good portions. Nice to find fresh juices but they are a bit expensive (small glass almost £5). The price for the food is fair.

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C
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was ok once we passed the hurdle of ordering since they don't have many of the things present in the menu. In any case what we ordered was tasty without being exceptional. The service isn't great and they do not look after the customers much since they are more interested in chatting to each other that checking the customers.

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PF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Slightly lacking in atmosphere, but good food and friendly staff.

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F
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

the starters were outstanding, yet the main dishes are average particularly the meat was dry.

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HJ
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Pleasant small restaurant space which I was greatly looking forward to trying having read excellent reviews. We ordered a lamb dish and a vegetarian dish both were very small portions. The vegetarian dish was something I hadn't tried before but could only taste the garlic. The lamb was pleasant but nothing more. Nice rice. Nice mint tea.
We would have been keen to try a dessert of some kind but were not offered one, or coffee. Indeed we were totally neglected after the service of our main course and had to stand up to get the attention of the staff.
The other rather strange thing was that a group of young people came into the restaurant as we were eating and stood directly behind my chair talking loudly playing videos on their phones and hugging each other - they were so close that they bumped my chair several times and were so loud I couldn't hear what my friend opposite was saying. They were not unpleasant - just out of place.
so sadly not a positive experience and one I will not repeat.

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GM
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly and welcoming.
It's a pity the restaurant wasn't busier.
I had the lamb dish and the meat was very tender. It was accompanied by tasty sauces.
I had Laban, which is a yoghurt based drink, which is healthy and delicious

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great new restaurant in Cambridge, conveniently located in the vibrant CB1 area, convenient for the railway station. Attentive staff and great Persian style menu.

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DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, flavoursome, really interesting range of Middle Eastern dishes. It is a bright environment, but excellent food. Good cocktails and all at a reasonable price. Owner and staff are wonderful and very attentive. Highly recommend and will be going back.

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V
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very tasty freshly made food in a casual space- mixed take away restaurant

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A
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food simple but tasty, specially the starters. A bit chaotic service.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere excellent service. I highly recommend this restaurant. Ine of the best and high quality in Cambridge

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