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Imad's Syrian Kitchen, London, London

Imad's Syrian Kitchen

4.7
4.7
630 Reviews
£25 and under
Syrian
“In Syrian culture, we can’t make any journey without first planning the food. If you decide to go to the cinema, you plan what you’ll eat. If you plan to visit your mother, you know that you’re going to eat. There’s no going out without eating something.”

-Imad Alarnab



Imad Alarnab was a successful restaurateur in Damascus with three restaurants, plus several juice bars and cafes. In the war, Imad's restaurants were destroyed and he was forced to flee the country in search of safety for his family. Making his way from Lebanon through Europe, Imad shared his skills cooking for other refugees, up to 400 at a time, and found even in the most challenging times, his passion for food and bringing people together to celebrate life was strong.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 54 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Syrian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00–21:30 Thu–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–16:30
  • Phone number
    020 7434 2448
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Imad Alarnab

Experiences

  • Imad's Iftar

    £55.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Imad would like to welcome you to share ramadan iftar with him. We would like to celebrate and show the tradition of iftar, while supporting the great Syrian charity Molham. Iftar is the first meal at sunset after a long day fasting. We will have some iftar essentials, like kibbeh, borek and lentil soup and more, you will also have some Imad classic dishes to feast on. Imad invites you to fast from sunrise that day to have the full experience of ramadan. Please note this will be 1 sitting and the meal will begin promptly at sundown. Door will open 30 mins prior to sundown (Iftar on Monday 8th April will be 7:48pm ).
    Imad's Iftar photo

What 630 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Vegetarian-friendly

630 Reviews
  1. Elizabeth

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was busy and noisy, but that worked. One of the waiters who served us didn’t have the level of English he needed to cope with the background noise level though, which was tricky (as much for him as us). Basically though all was good until I went to the loo. As I was washing my hands, a lady dressed in black came out of one of the toilet cubicles (definitely a toilet cubicle, not the nearby staff area). She didn’t wash her hands - and left the toilet to go back to serving food……. Eu. Not a good look.

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  2. Veebee

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always fabulous! Always recommend. Superb service.

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  3. BeckyD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything excellent especially the service- such nice staff professional and smiley too

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff were friendly. Kitchen was not accommodating couldnt make basic scrambled eggs. Menu was very limiting. Kitchen refused to make any food adjustments. How can a place offering breakfast not have eggs on the menu. Food was below average.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food and cocktails. Great friendly and helpful staff and a fun buzzy atmosphere. Really good find. Will definitely be going back

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  6. AllisonE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit, enjoyed it as much as the first. Fantastic restaurant, highly recommend.

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  7. AnnaE

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is always excellent. The staff are lovely and it’s a great place to eat

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  8. JulietD

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional from start to finish. Tried 4 meze dishes plus pitta bread. Fantastic cannot fault. Staff didn't push us to order drinks and we settled for water. The pistachio ice cream with candy floss and caradom mini doughnuts were a match made in heaven. Whole experience was absolutely fab!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hi i am from tamilnadu - india recently i went here for my wedding anniversary. Food is so authentic and tasty. Ambience is a complete bliss. I suggest you to read the interesting and inspiring info about this restaurant in their website and go and enjoy the food. The owner had a great vision and values and all the employees are so friendly and helpful

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  10. NigelL

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Comfortable vibe - not too noisy even though the restaurant was full. Good recommendations and flavour full food. Service good although could have been a little warmer in approach.

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  11. RoisinC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening . The mezze dishes were delicious and catered for both vegans and meat eaters We loved the aubergine dishes and the cauliflower was on a different level. Gorgeous vibe to the place and friendly busy staff who clearly enjoy their work place. Service was on a few occasions a little slow but it was a busy eve and the wine arrived on time for us all to enjoy. The mains are good and the Syrian ice cream and doughnuts are definitely to be tasted again . We shall definitely be back to this lovely spot

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  12. Mukulu

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable birthday meal from start to finish. Thank you again. Compliments to the chef

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  13. RayaRay

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a wonderful place with delicious food and I loved the expanded interior, I hadn't been since the change. Would recommend happily!

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  14. melser

    London

    79 reviews

    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the fresh Middle Eastern flavours, especially a lovely salad and hummus with warm pitta bread. Our aubergine with fetta cheese disappointed a little as not as flavoursome as expected. Very good service and a great buzz at lunchtime.

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  15. SimonP

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and the express lunch deal is terrific value . Like the new location . Will continue to return

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a great ambience.

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  17. DeniseB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit and did not disappoint. Food was fantastic. Waiting staff attentive and very helpful. Will be going again..soon.

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  18. wendyr

    County Durham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really delicious food and excellent service, we would love to return.

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  19. MicheleY

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were all delicious. We will definitely be visiting again

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  20. Melanie

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The waitress did not know the dishes or ingredients on the menu. The dishes all came at different times despite they were all starters. They had given our drinks to the wrong table. One main meal came at the same time as starters but not the other. Overall service was extremely poor

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  21. TRIT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent. Presented quickly and exactly as expected. Tastes wonderful. Service was generally efficient but not engaged. We ordered drinks on arrival to have before the food arrived. There was a delay in their preparation and they arrived just after the food. Did not have the chance to order some wine with the meal as we would have finished eating before it arrived. Overall food offering efficient and excellent - well worth the trip and we would return. The beverage service could be improved signifcantly.

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  22. Jeff

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Great food and an amazing atmosphere.

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  23. LesleyH

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and courteous, timely service. Thank you

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  24. CaroleCP

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time I’ve been since Imads expanded. It has lost its intimacy and excellent service which was provided by the great team when it was smaller. Food good - could have been a bit warmer. Waited very short time for food - felt like fast food, but tasted good ( we had all veggie). Staff didn’t really understand menu - previously staff have been enthusiastic about menu, sharing their favourites. We were given a 15 minute reminder that our time was up!! A good place to eat pre- theatre as it is quick and good food. However, I think it’s a bit expensive for what now feels like a fast food place. Food good, environment / decor good, clean. Just need staff who are good communicators and can provide service with a smile !

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We came here early on a Saturday night and were a bit disappointed given the rave reviews. The food was tasty, not the best Middle Eastern you can get in London but good. Portions are small for the price especially as pita is extra. The most disappointing part was the service. The welcome was lukewarm and we had been sitting down for no more than 2 minutes and had 4 different waiters ask to take our order before we had had a chance to read the menu. During our main we were asked were we finished when we clearly had half full plates. Again, More than one waiter tried to take the plates before we had finished and no sooner had we put our drink down that they were whisking away the empty glass. They didn’t ask if we wanted another either. The place was busy but not full so I don’t know why they were rushing. It always comes across as unprofessional and disorganised when there isn’t a dedicated waiter for your table and this was clearly evident on this occasion. The waiters were all a bit frosty and not overly friendly which was a shame and did impact on our enjoyment of the meal. Overall a bit underwhelming and I won’t be rushing back

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meze. Great service. An absolute joy and great for vegetarians too.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Relaxed atmosphere. Good service, attentive but not over bearing. Quality food, which you feel good on. Fresh ingredients are used and prepared without unhealthy methods of cooking.

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  28. RebeccaLW

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic place! Great atmosphere and service and deliciously fresh food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just absolutely love Imad’s, one of my favourite restaurants in London.

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  30. CiaraM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very tasty, great flavor. Great service. Lovely staff.

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  31. AllyD

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time dining here for dinner and it didn’t disappoint. Nice buzzy friendly spot to meet friends for a casual bite to eat. Yummy food and nice cocktails. It always seems to be busy at peak times so I would recommend booking so you’re not disappointed.

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  32. Sabry

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. I would maybe just broaden the list of desserts as I know Syria has incredible ones but the rest was top-notch.

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  33. Sophers

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super tasty lunch, we went for the express lunch, which has a bit of everything, it's all really fresh and delicious. Lovely atmosphere in there. Will be going back.

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  34. Marta

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Imad’s place - you cannot beat it! If you’ve never been, treat yourself.

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  35. NickG

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time at Imad's and I will need to come back. The meze plates are outstanding. Particularly the cauliflower and halloumi ones. They definitely outshine the meat options on the main menu (these are still great though).

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  36. GilesB

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great choices and all authentic tastes - couldn't be bettered. Superb Beirut beer, worth the visit alone. Highly recommended and good value.

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  37. Anna

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast at Imad’s was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed every single bite! Can’t wait to come again. Thank you!

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  38. AzizA

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice overall, but the whole experience felt rushed. The food came quickly and we were asked several times if we're done or ready to order dessert mid meal.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Syrian food, high quality and served very quickly

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  40. Carolyn

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All really fab - food was delicious and really any combination of dishes go together really well so perfect for sharing. Kingly court was packed so think I’d love it more away from that but as we have a reservation we are ok. Great service and would return

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Imad's Syrian Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 54 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Imad's Syrian Kitchen

Imad's Syrian Kitchen, Unit 2.5-2.9 Top Floor, Kingly Court, London, London W1B 5PW

Additional information

  • Area
    Soho
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 12:00–21:30 Thu–Sat 12:00–22:00 Sun 12:00–16:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Syrian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Imad Alarnab
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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