Assaha Restaurant


Assaha is simultaneously twee & enchanting, & very carefully promoted by a Lebanese parent company with a social conscience. The food follows a comfortingly familiar pattern, from a harvest festival of raw vegetables & pickles to start things off, through assorted mezze plates (moutabal, garlic-scented labneh & hoummos) to shawarma & grills, plus fruit & baklava to finish. After a dazzling start, readers reckon some dishes now ‘miss the mark’; service also engenders mixed reviews, from ‘amenable’ to ‘the worst’. Expect juices, coffees & hookahs, but no booze.


£25 and under

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Assaha Restaurant

29 Craven Road
W2 3BX
Public transport:
Lancaster Gate, Underground
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Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Assaha Restaurant

1.0 out of 5 31 January 2015
by G L.

Was staying nearby on business trip. Restaurant was nearly empty (not a good sign) but decided to eat here anyway.

Wait for food was terribly long. Manager came by to apologize that something was going on in kitchen but did not say what.

Finally got food after approximately 20-30 minutes.

Food was terrible and clearly not fresh.more

3.0 out of 5 24 October 2013
by Christian L.

Went on a Saturday evening, around 7pm. Place was empty when we arrived, some more people showed up by the time we left.

The first thing that you notice is the decor. It is a well done impression of a middle-eastern house/city/market alley. It's almost tacky, but still fits the intent and looks good. It's a fairly quiet place with some background elevator type music. It would have been...more

3.0 out of 5 12 August 2013
by Sally E.

Assaha is a good restaurant for its value. Located near Paddington station, it is definitely a place for tourists to pop in for a meal.

Pros: Waiters served food quickly and almost all at once. Generally speaking, all the dishes ordered were well cooked.

Cons: Later in the evening, the restaurant got packed and the wait staff couldn't keep up with the demand. Very disorganized management of...more

5.0 out of 5 16 July 2011
by Susan L.

We had dinner there one night last week and LOVED it. The ambiance was perfect, with a particularly lovely interior. Our server was very pleasant, although somewhat reserved. Everything was spotless and the food was really delicious & flavorful. My husband ordered the tabbouleh appetizer, and for his main course he ordered the shish tawouk (chicken with pastry and potatoes). I opted to...more

4.0 out of 5 29 April 2010
by Yassir N.

Some friends told me about this restaurant a while ago and they said it one of a kind in London. And they raised the expectation bar really really high. And I was surprised not to find it in yelp :S . But here you go dear yelppers.

I had a go in the restaurant last night and I was really amazed by the place. The decor of the place, is absolutely stunning! You'll forget that you are in London...more

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