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One of London's best-kept secrets, Zengi is a cosy, family-run hideaway nestled between the city and Spitalfields, deep in the heart of Shoreditch.

Drawing inspiration from the Turkish dynasty that ruled parts of northern Iraq, eastern Turkey and Syria in the twelfth century, Zengi's menu is a carefully-curated journey across the Middle East and the Mediterranean, bringing together the best dishes from each region.

The chefs have created an enticing offer of mezze, mixed grills and classic 'soul' dishes, blending traditional family recipes with more adventurous, contemporary flavours. An eclectic mix of Ottoman art and the family's personal effects adorn the space, mirroring the diverse menu.

The restaurant is split across two floors, leading from street level with open-plan kitchen and buzzy atmosphere, down to the sunken 'den' with private booths in softly-lit alcoves; perfect for a quick bite at lunchtime or an intimate dinner with friends. Outdoor seating means guests can enjoy shisha all year round and during the summer months, guests can dine al fresco.

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Ahmed said "Wow! Amazing Food!
Popped in for lunch and had the lamb chops! They are simply amazing! Thick, juicy and cooked..."
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"Yum
Good food, even better atmosphere"
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MIKE said "Great experience
Warm welcome, excellent service and good food & drink. Waitress was 1st class and so clean..."
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Karolina said "Lovely Food, Great Service
It is a very cosy place with good good selection of vegetarian options."
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Matt said "Nice little place
Two of us dined on a Sunday night. The place wasn't over busy but still a nice atmosphere...."
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Isa said "Great!
First time I had Lebanese wine, new developing wine countries of the world. Nice and good of the..."
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Laura said "Lovely Food Excellent Price
Came here for lunch and had loads of lovely Food and the bill came to £10.75 for two of us using..."
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Stephanie said "Would go there again.....
Nice, pleasant, easy going place. Portion size was adequate, staff friendly and polite."
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SPDC said "commercial street Gem
Fast, efficient service. Food was bland as you would expect from a Turkish restaurant. However,..."
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Amy said "Good value Middle Eastern food
Visited Zengi last week with my mum as we wanted to be close to Liverpool Street Station.
..."
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George said "Great food at bargain prices
We had a really enjoyable evening especially with the tastecard. Starters are around £4 and most..."
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Jasper said "Great restaurant
Lovely restaurant with great food.

Need to update as was told that tastecard is..."
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"A warm welcome when you arrive and then helpful staff help you choose a delicious meal. We..."
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  • Ahmed said: "Wow! Amazing Food!
    Popped in for lunch and had the lamb chops! They are simply amazing! Thick, juicy and cooked perfectly and a bargain with 50% off! I think I'm going to be here very often! "
    Posted 22 days ago...
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  • "Yum
    Good food, even better atmosphere "
    Posted 1 month, 22 days ago...
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  • MIKE said: "Great experience
    Warm welcome, excellent service and good food & drink. Waitress was 1st class and so clean with open kitchen! Wonderful choice. Will go back in warmer weather for shisha outside! Great value and experience. "
    Posted 1 month, 27 days ago...
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  • Karolina said: "Lovely Food, Great Service
    It is a very cosy place with good good selection of vegetarian options. "
    Posted 2 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Matt said: "Nice little place
    Two of us dined on a Sunday night. The place wasn't over busy but still a nice atmosphere. In fact it had a nice chilled vibe. The service was good as was all the food. We would certainly go again when in the area. "
    Posted 2 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Isa said: "Great!
    First time I had Lebanese wine, new developing wine countries of the world. Nice and good of the waitress to suggest.
    Amazing food, hummus and courgettes paste with peppers. Very fresh, I was concerned about the red sweet veggie but my boyfriend was right. Very good indeed!
    Lamb chops big and tasty and lamb tangine light with cous cous and again full of flavour.
    We'll be back. Come on people this place deserves more customers on a Tuesday afternoon "
    Posted 2 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Laura said: "Lovely Food Excellent Price
    Came here for lunch and had loads of lovely Food and the bill came to £10.75 for two of us using a taste card! Very happy! Really easy to use the card too! Will defiantly be coming back. "
    Posted 3 months ago...
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  • Stephanie said: "Would go there again.....
    Nice, pleasant, easy going place. Portion size was adequate, staff friendly and polite. "
    Posted 4 months, 4 days ago...
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  • SPDC said: "commercial street Gem
    Fast, efficient service. Food was bland as you would expect from a Turkish restaurant. However, the chilli sauce was sufficient to give it a wondrous kick "
    Posted 6 months, 4 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Amy said: "Good value Middle Eastern food
    Visited Zengi last week with my mum as we wanted to be close to Liverpool Street Station.

    We had two hot starters, falafel and one of the restaurant's speciality Kibbehs (with minced lamb).

    The starters would have benefited with a bit more sauce or salad but still we shouldn't fault them when we're enjoying 2-for-1.

    The main courses came in generous portions and were nicely presented.

    We had "Shish Alinazik" (lamb shish with smoked aubergine & yoghurt) and lamb tagine.

    The bill came to about £23 including everything, which is really good value, considering the quality of the food, portion sizes, service, ambience and the convenient location of the restaurant.

    Can't be too greedy sometimes! The tastecard use was very easy too (no problem at booking or when paying).

    I recommend this place if you want a good-value cosy dinner in the area. "
    Posted 3 years, 7 months, 17 days ago...
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  • George said: "Great food at bargain prices
    We had a really enjoyable evening especially with the tastecard. Starters are around £4 and most mains under £11, so with 241 the prices could not be beaten though of course the food is more important than the price.
    The food is good and seemed authentic. We had a starter of Heleb Kibbeh, a dish from Baghdad of fried rice and saffron shell filled with spiced mincemeat and grilled Halumi, followed by a special of three different shish and also a whole grilled fish, these were the two most expensive items on the menu.
    The service was fast, friendly and efficient.
    Well worth a visit and the bill was under £30 for two and this included a bottle of wine. "
    Posted 3 years, 9 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Jasper said: "Great restaurant
    Lovely restaurant with great food.

    Need to update as was told that tastecard is not available on Sunday too. "
    Posted 4 years, 6 months, 28 days ago...
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  • "A warm welcome when you arrive and then helpful staff help you choose a delicious meal. We particularly enjoyed the Kuzu Güvec. Margaret "
    Posted 4 years, 8 months, 28 days ago...
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  • Ahmed said: "Wow! Amazing Food!
    Popped in for lunch and had the lamb chops! They are simply amazing! Thick, juicy and cooked perfectly and a bargain with 50% off! I think I'm going to be here very often! "
    Posted 22 days ago...
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  • "Yum
    Good food, even better atmosphere "
    Posted 1 month, 22 days ago...
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  • MIKE said: "Great experience
    Warm welcome, excellent service and good food & drink. Waitress was 1st class and so clean with open kitchen! Wonderful choice. Will go back in warmer weather for shisha outside! Great value and experience. "
    Posted 1 month, 27 days ago...
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  • Karolina said: "Lovely Food, Great Service
    It is a very cosy place with good good selection of vegetarian options. "
    Posted 2 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Matt said: "Nice little place
    Two of us dined on a Sunday night. The place wasn't over busy but still a nice atmosphere. In fact it had a nice chilled vibe. The service was good as was all the food. We would certainly go again when in the area. "
    Posted 2 months, 14 days ago...
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  • Isa said: "Great!
    First time I had Lebanese wine, new developing wine countries of the world. Nice and good of the waitress to suggest.
    Amazing food, hummus and courgettes paste with peppers. Very fresh, I was concerned about the red sweet veggie but my boyfriend was right. Very good indeed!
    Lamb chops big and tasty and lamb tangine light with cous cous and again full of flavour.
    We'll be back. Come on people this place deserves more customers on a Tuesday afternoon "
    Posted 2 months, 28 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Laura said: "Lovely Food Excellent Price
    Came here for lunch and had loads of lovely Food and the bill came to £10.75 for two of us using a taste card! Very happy! Really easy to use the card too! Will defiantly be coming back. "
    Posted 3 months ago...
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  • Stephanie said: "Would go there again.....
    Nice, pleasant, easy going place. Portion size was adequate, staff friendly and polite. "
    Posted 4 months, 4 days ago...
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  • SPDC said: "commercial street Gem
    Fast, efficient service. Food was bland as you would expect from a Turkish restaurant. However, the chilli sauce was sufficient to give it a wondrous kick "
    Posted 6 months, 4 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Amy said: "Good value Middle Eastern food
    Visited Zengi last week with my mum as we wanted to be close to Liverpool Street Station.

    We had two hot starters, falafel and one of the restaurant's speciality Kibbehs (with minced lamb).

    The starters would have benefited with a bit more sauce or salad but still we shouldn't fault them when we're enjoying 2-for-1.

    The main courses came in generous portions and were nicely presented.

    We had "Shish Alinazik" (lamb shish with smoked aubergine & yoghurt) and lamb tagine.

    The bill came to about £23 including everything, which is really good value, considering the quality of the food, portion sizes, service, ambience and the convenient location of the restaurant.

    Can't be too greedy sometimes! The tastecard use was very easy too (no problem at booking or when paying).

    I recommend this place if you want a good-value cosy dinner in the area. "
    Posted 3 years, 7 months, 17 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • George said: "Great food at bargain prices
    We had a really enjoyable evening especially with the tastecard. Starters are around £4 and most mains under £11, so with 241 the prices could not be beaten though of course the food is more important than the price.
    The food is good and seemed authentic. We had a starter of Heleb Kibbeh, a dish from Baghdad of fried rice and saffron shell filled with spiced mincemeat and grilled Halumi, followed by a special of three different shish and also a whole grilled fish, these were the two most expensive items on the menu.
    The service was fast, friendly and efficient.
    Well worth a visit and the bill was under £30 for two and this included a bottle of wine. "
    Posted 3 years, 9 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Jasper said: "Great restaurant
    Lovely restaurant with great food.

    Need to update as was told that tastecard is not available on Sunday too. "
    Posted 4 years, 6 months, 28 days ago...
    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • "A warm welcome when you arrive and then helpful staff help you choose a delicious meal. We particularly enjoyed the Kuzu Güvec. Margaret "
    Posted 4 years, 8 months, 28 days ago...
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