Azou

4.6
542 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Moroccan
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Cosy
Azou is an inviting restaurant on Chiswick’s busy King Street, winner of Ramsay's Best Restaurant, North African category, & awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand. Specialising in the cuisine of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, Azou’s menu contrasts sweet and spicy, bold and subtle, light and heavy with traditional dishes imbued with North African colour, flavour and texture. The restaurant is cosy and warm, decorated in a typically North African style, complete with lavishly embroidered upholstery and soft, colourful rugs, deep red painted arches and dimly glowing lanterns. Azou is full of character and charm.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Moroccan, North African
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 11pm (last orders)
Sunday - 6pm - 10 pm
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Phone number
020 8563 7266
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chris Benarab
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Private Party Contact
Chris Benarab: 020 8563 7266
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Catering
Specialising in the cuisine of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria, Azou’s menu includes traditional dishes and our own versions. Our dishes contrast sweet and spicy, bold and subtle, light and heavy, imbued with North African colour, flavour and texture.
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Parking Details
street parking available
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Public Transit
London underground: District Line, Stamford Brook stop

London transport buses: 267, 27, 391, 190, H91, N9 & N11 - alight at Goldhawk Road
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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542 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
63%
Very Good
32%
Good
5%
Fair
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Poor
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4.7
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4.6
service
4.5
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MA
London
4.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Great food with efficient and friendly service. Loved the tajine dishes and will return

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k
London
5.0
Dined on 25 May 2018

I used to come here when I was living in Hammersmith area. That was about 15 years ago and after long gap of visiting this place I was curious how it is now. Well it did not disappoint me the food is fantastic as ever. My friend loved it too. I have tried other Moroccan places but Azou still is the best. We will come back very soon.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

My friend recommended me the restaurant, it was a great time the food was so yummy and the service was good

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A
London
4.0
Dined on 28 April 2018

As ever, delicious food: the Tagines are particularly nice. Warm, welcoming and never disappoints.

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JP
London
4.0
Dined on 27 April 2018

Consistently good and generous portions - very friendly and attentive service.

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Washington DC
5.0
Dined on 23 April 2018

Amazing food! Every dish was perfection.

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K
London
5.0
Dined on 21 April 2018

Return visit after some years away - had forgotten just how good it is. Delicious Moroccan food - king prawn tagine was excellent, lamb shank delicious, kofta tagine very tasty. Grilled sardine starter, slightly spicy olives and home-made houmous all made appetising starters. Friendly and competent service, chef came personally to check that meal was to our liking. Won't leave it long before a return visit!

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SY
4.0
Dined on 16 April 2018

Really amazing food - we loved it! Good atmosphere & perfect for an intimate gathering.

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A
5.0
Dined on 14 April 2018

Overall we had a very good meal at Azou. I would highly recommend visiting for authentic Moroccan food.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 6 April 2018

I’ve only been twice but each time there was a warm welcome. The restaurant is cosy and relaxed. The staff are fun and friendly and the food hasn’t disappointed. Will definitely go again

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R
4.0
Dined on 31 March 2018

Lovely evening very relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious

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Atlanta
4.0
Dined on 26 March 2018

i had a business dinner for 6 people near Hammersmith and wanted something a little different from the usual routine. i'd read great reviews of Azou and decided to steer the group this way. everyone loved the food, appetizers thru to dessert. we will definitely go back.

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FL
London
4.0
Dined on 8 February 2018

Great food. Great service. Love Azou. But you can tell who is the chef, the man himself or someone else. The food changes!

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m
London
5.0
Dined on 3 February 2018

Really lovely as always we are big fans of Azou & do not visit often enough.

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 3 February 2018

Great tasty well made dishes.
Lovely service

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 28 January 2018

The food was amazing and the service was very good.

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m
San Francisco
4.0
Dined on 18 December 2017

My two friends and I had a great time. We all enjoyed the food. I had the lamb tagine el ain which was delicious. The restaurant was cosy and comfortable without being squashed. It is a bit of a distance for me to get to but I hope to be able to go again.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 9 December 2017

Lovely place. Great food. Not pretentious.atmospheric.

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U
London
5.0
Dined on 7 December 2017

We went as a group of 8 for dinner. A great menu with lots of variety, considering the relatively small size of the restaurant. Food was serviced all together, piping hot and people commented that they hadn't had better Moroccan food in London. Friendly and prompt service that happily took into consideration quite strict dietary requirements of two of the guests. Ambience is casual and comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 2 December 2017

Food was delicious and hearty. However, service was a bit slow and wasn't so welcoming. After being seated down, it took 30 mins for waitress to come to my table and take my order. Furthermore, waitress has also taken orders of customers that came in after me before she came to me. Service was a bit disfunctional. What a shame.

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f
London
3.0
Dined on 25 November 2017

Me and my wife were shown to a tiny table by a friendly waiter. I ordered humous which was distinctly average: quite watery and lacking in flavour. The lamb tagine was nice and fell off the bone. The bill came to £93 (£46.50 per head) for two courses and wine - a bit overpriced in my opinion. Overall, I would say it was ok; nothing to jump up and down about.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 25 November 2017

Great restaurant with tasteful and authentic food. Never been disappointed and will definitely go back again and again. Thank you for the birthday baklava cake! ;) We had a wonderful time there!

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 18 October 2017

Really tasty food. Relaxed atmosphere in a tiny authentic setting

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J
London
5.0
Dined on 6 October 2017

Excellent food and setting.

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Toronto
4.0
Dined on 1 October 2017

The food was really delicious, great if you are looking to experience great tagine.

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N
London
5.0
Dined on 16 September 2017

Delicious food and lovely ambiance, as usual.
The Constantine Tajine is absolutely amazing.

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e
London
5.0
Dined on 22 August 2017

Excelente experiencia

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N
London
5.0
Dined on 15 August 2017

Amazingly good food as usual. The service is very good and the place is cozy.
The costantine tajine is simply glorious

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TS
London
5.0
Dined on 22 July 2017

Really enjoyed the meal. The staff were fantastic and the food increadibly tasty. It was my first time at Azou, but definitely not my last!

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Phoenix
5.0
Dined on 29 May 2017

We were so happy to visit Azou! We don't have any Moroccan food where we are from so we looked up where to go in London and found great feedback and made a reservation!! The owner and staff were terrific and we wish we could visit again soon!!! Next time we are in London we will return!!! Everything we ordered was delicious

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TB
London
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2017

We have been to the Azou due to the excellent ratings on Open Table. The restaurant is rather small. However differentially sized tables are available for small and large parties. Some of tables are in a Marrokan style. Portions are rather big. Waiter is very friendly but non-native.
We had Baba-Ganoush and olives as starters and two Tanjines (Romanne and Berber) as mains. Unfortunately the pita bread was not self-made. Otherwise olives were very spicy and the Baba Ganoush tasted very interesting. The Tanjine Romanne had a very interestingly spiced brown sauce containing pomegranate, walnuts, roasted almonds, raisins and onions. I liked it a lot but some may be feel irritated by the sweetness and the christmas-like taste of the sauce. The chicken breast was very juicy and tender. I ordered some couscous as a side. Excellent dish. The Berber Tanjine is a vegetarian style Tanjine and was also very nice. The rice, which came along with that dish was overcooked. That is however the only criticism we had. As desert we had some Baklava (very sweet and full of almonds) and some marokkan style coffee (with cinnamon and orange blossom water). The cinnamon is perfect as it is a insulin mimetic and thus perfect for preventing the blood sugar levels to shoot over the roof. Drinks were two beers (they serve Marokkan beer (Casablanca, 'Here's looking at you kid'). The dinner came at £60 (service included), which I think is quite reasonable for the food quality. Overall a very nice restaurant, which is perfect to relax after a busy week.

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OT
London
4.0
Dined on 6 May 2017

Excellent food. Would go back to try more dishes from the menu!

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London
5.0
Dined on 2 May 2017

The food and service at Azou were top class
Add to that its magically decorated interior. Best Restaurant in Hammersmith? Yes!!!

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C
London
5.0
Dined on 21 April 2017

Excellent food and service - the Calamari was the best I've ever eaten and the tagine was extremely flavoursome.

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A
London
5.0
Dined on 24 February 2017

What can I say? It takes a lot for me to leave a review. My dining usually consists of something special when visiting London, and opting away from Michelin Starred restaurants this time proved to be a great idea.

The staff are friendly (most notably the owner) and comfortable. Attentive, welcoming and there to help you make that important decision. The service was fast, immaculate and well served.

The food... wow. Words usually flow out of my mouth when I talk about food, but for this I was speechless. Like a warm summers day by the sea, a cosy winter up by the fire, the first day of spring... bliss. The feel, I have to admit, is not of a Michelin restaurant. There is no waiter hanging around waiting for you to finish your wine, desperately making sure you drink that last drop, or the business of making sure everything is perfect. But listen here, this, this lack of business, is what makes it perfect.

Forget your plans, forget the world. Come gather at Azou for an evening, let your taste buds be wowed and your palette be wet. Let the staff treat you like family, welcoming with their arms, and above all realise that life, in some places, can infact be perfect.

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C
London
5.0
Dined on 18 February 2017

Great food with great atmosphere. We come here regularly and we are never disappointed by the yummy tagines and couscous and friendly service.

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G
London
4.0
Dined on 8 February 2017

Nice place to visit I would like more vegetable in my couscous and the tagine (NOT with lamb shank).
But I will come back in this restaurant for decor & ambiance .
The food need a bit more Arab spices !

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 20 January 2017

Authentic ambience, great food with large portions. Excellent service and very friendly owner. Thank you

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 31 December 2016

Excellent restaurant, accueil chaleureux, un bon service, une bonne ambiance, personnel aimable et très sympathique, repas délicieux, à refaire, merci Open table d'avoir proposé ce resto, je regrette rien.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 30 December 2016

An outstanding meal. Food was exquisite, service couldn't have been better and the overall ambiance was relaxed and intimate - perfect. Very well priced. We cannot wait to return.

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