A Turkish restaurant with some zing, Babaji Pide has a menu full of traditional Turkish dishes. This two floor restuarant welcomes meat eaters, vegetarians and those new to Middle Eastern food. Try Mezze platters which include artichoke, hava and halloumi, bread, soup, olives, ten different kinds of Pide, salads, grilled meats and vegetables and sweets

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Venue Details & Map


53 Shaftesbury
+44 20 3327 3888

Sample Menu

  • Karides Pide - prawns, tomato, pepper and kascar cheese
  • Hunkar Begendi - Lamb stew with eggplant puree
  • Birsen Alceler - Chargrilled courgette, walnut, goats cheese and tomato
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 24 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Babaji

4.0 out of 5 24 September 2016
by Eric M.

Very good "Authentic" Turkish food!!

Been to Turkey for business as a foreigner for going on a decade..... this food was spot on for taste and quality! The staff for a busy Sat night was very attentive and hospitable. The lighting and overall ambiance could use some work. It's not as relaxing as it could be in the seating arrangements, C+ comfortable inside. I'd come back no questions...more

3.0 out of 5 23 July 2016
by Nit S.

Had this place bookmarked for a while and as we were in the area it seemed rude not to dine here. I'm a fan of Turkish food so was looking forward to this. The service was a bit slow at first however once our order was taken the food arrived promptly and was really good value for money. The chicken kofta was superb and the lamb pide was nice although not as filling as I thought. I would...more

3.0 out of 5 23 July 2016
by Sheetal M.

So I'd read a lot about Babaji in various London based publications and seeing as I was in the area, I thought it would be a good idea to try it out.

We were seated promptly and given menus but it took AGES for any of the serving staff to come over to take our order. When someone did finally come over and take our order, we asked for recommendations and were told that they were famous for...more

4.0 out of 5 12 July 2016
by Milly Y.

Opened by Alan Yau, the man behind Wagamama, Yauatcha and Hakkasan, the concept of Babaji is pretty simple - offering quality Turkish Pide in central London, inspired by Yau's Turkish wife and his love for the country's cuisine. If you've never wrapped your lips round some Turkish Pide before, it's basically a pizza-like topped bread with cheese and lots of tasty bits.

The exterior of the...more

5.0 out of 5 4 July 2016
by Aby E.

Imagine the typical afternoon where you meet with your friends, walk around downtown, join up with more friends that come with their own friends. Suddenly, there's twelve of us and the dreaded "where are we having dinner?" question pops up. Yep, we're not big planners.

Someone suggested Babaji, as they had tried it before and they really enjoyed it. We tried our luck by going to the...more

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