Sufi Restaurant

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£25 and under
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Persian

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Sufi in Shepherd’s Bush has the recipe. Forget Indian, Chinese and Thai this is classical Persian cuisine. Sufi offers relaxed dining in a friendly, stylish atmosphere, the Middle Eastern flavour of the menu is reflected in the sandstorm pink of the walls and the classical styling of the furniture and artwork while professional staff make you feel at home and thousands of miles away all at the same time. When it comes to the food, Sufi offers a menu which has evolved over hundreds of years to bring a fusion of flavours to traditional dishes from the country we now know as Iran and a true taste sensation to our tastebuds.
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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our trip to Sufi. The food was outstanding and the service so friendly. I would highly recommend it.

O
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The waitress didn’t recognize our booking. Her wording for communicating with the guests and her colleagues is as if she was talking to her teenage friends in a high school. We ordered a vegetarian dish and was provided with a chicken one. When we reported the problem, the waitress asked, "so you don't want it?". The manager saw the situation and stayed at the counter. He neither said sorry nor offered any compensation for the disrespectful mistake.

The waiter said they will take the OpenTable dining cheques. However, they didn't at the end, even though the family style restaurant is not on the list of "Which restaurants in the United Kingdom have opted out of accepting OpenTable dining cheques?.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Small friendly restaurant, service good and food excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely family restaurant. My favourite place to eat in Shepherd’s Bush. The owner is so friendly and rightly proud of his food. Great Persian food and amazing value for money. Try the wine from Lebanon.

LM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal, we go back time and time again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best Persian food in London. Warm friendly and everything was delicious. Highly recommend!

BB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Sufi I don't know how many times and the food and service have always been exceptional. Fragrantly authentic Persian cuisine, modestly priced, as is the wine, make this a real gem of a local restaurant.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extremely nice service. Will go back!

JU
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sufi. It is a favourite with my family and we have been going there ever since it opened. It's just wonderful.

AK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Best of best, Faboulous Kebabs & Skewers. Nice Persian tea and Baklava.

C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were made very welcome from the time we arrived and the food and service were faultless.

VP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for Valentine&s Day, which was good, because just a bit festive without being in the least tacky. Would very much recommend the pomegranate stew

k
London
24 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sufi maintains its standards of tasty food, enormous portions and friendly atmosphered. I especially recommend the rice with nuts and barberries - not on the menu, you have to ask for it (£4 extra but well worth it).

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go at Sufi quite often and every time we enjoy it, I definitely recommend it to anyone, the food is great and the staff is warm and friendly. Excellent experience

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go to this local gem. Lovely owner and staff, tasty food, great value.

This is not a fancy venue. But it’s authentic, friendly and everything you want from a family run Persian restaurant

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I had a lovely dining experience at Sufi. Lovely environment/atmosphere. Great food and service. Not a bad word to say. We will definitely be back. A very pleasant surprise!

SJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, and accommodating staff who managed to squeeze in the extra people that joined our group, albeit we were a bit cramped on the table. The bread is served fresh from the oven made live in front of you and each of the dips had distinctive tastes and the kebabs were cooked to perfection.
definitely going to be one of my favourite locals!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious meal! This was some of the freshest, tastiest Persian food I've ever had; I can't wait to return.

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Persian restaurant in London

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here on a Friday evening - the food was delicious and authentic, especially the tahdeeq and the fresh bread made in front of you. The service was relaxed and welcoming - we weren't rushed at all. And the bill was very reasonable. We travelled out of our way to come here and would definitely do so again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Worth a visit for the freshly made bread and Persian tea alone! Delicious :)

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sufi is always our first choice for a Persian meal. The food is delicious, fragrant, beautifully tender, very generous portions. Duck fesenjan particularly good. And the bread divine! Very friendly prompt service, relaxed but quite lively atmosphere. Good value. Excellent all round and highly recommended.

NJ
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sufi was Ok... I chose this reservation based on good OT diner reviews, however we (4) struggled to see why they had such high ratings ?
The meals were good at best, certainly not memorable and none of us would return again.

The day of our visit was very warm, and Sufi has only one Aircon at the back of the restaurant and no fans !?
Suffice to say, we're not fans of Sufi either.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Persian food, a good varied menu and top quality ingredients make this a stand out restaurant amongst many in this area. Very acceptable house wine by the glass is an added bonus. The Saffron Ice Cream was a lovely surprise and finished off our meal perfectly.

k
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Good vegetarian options as well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and great service and an extremely reasonable bill!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was an amazing dinner with a group of friends. I have never been there before but was not disappointed. Very nice and friendly atmosphere and AMAZING food! Totally worth it. I am sure I will dine in there again soon. Thank you!

OT
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Intimate, clean restaurant. Staff were attentive without being pushy. Best of all the food was great.

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently took my parents here and they loved it. Flatbreads are a must, best I've had in a long time.

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Persian food

CK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a really good restaurant for small groups or couples. The food is spot on - authentic Persian cuisine using decent ingredients. Good value too - starters, mains, dessert and a couple of drinks each came to less than £30 per person. The front room is intimate, comfortable and authentically decorated whilst the back room seemed like it would be better for groups, but equally atmospheric. All in all this is one of the best restaurants in the Shepherds Bush area and worth going a bit further down the road from the heart of Shepherds Bush to get to.

M
Munich
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was really good, the service was also friendly. We ate the dinner for 3 and it was plenty for our party of 3.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I adored Sufi- I will definitely be coming back as soon as possible. The only criticism I could make is that there are only two veggie dishes on the whole menu- but when they taste as good as they do (the aubergine one is divine), I'm not sure that's really an issue. Definitely add this to your list of places to go.

n
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I found this restaurant to be nice and cosy,
service was a bit lacking, food was very good.
Price was good considering the quality of food.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went on Valentines day, and the place had a great ambiance. Real romantic setting.

The food was good, nothing outstanding in my opinion, though still good tasting food. Price maybe a little steep for what it is. The naan freshly made at the front is a really nice touch, and tasted great. Starters were nice, and authentic. Mains tasted great, though seemed very simple, desert menu wasn't anything special.

Overall, would recommend and go again.

a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have returned yet again for another evening meal with close friends and thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the evening as a whole. The food was delicious and cooked with flare. We particularly enjoyed the freshly baked bread made to order.

LG
London
30 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

little restaurant with impeccable service and very tasty food. I recommend the Mirza Ghasemi (grilled aubergine dip) starter and the Chello Joojeh Kebab (grilled chicken) for mains. Everything is excellent value.

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here, the food is great, the atmosphere is warm and relaxing, and everything is very well priced. And the naan bread might be the best I've had in london! Very happy customers!

GF
London
59 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was tasty, the ambience is much better in the front section of the restaurant. The back section is a bit sole less. Waitress was very friendly.
Decent neighborhood restaurant.