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Welcome to Khamsa

In 2009 myself and my wife we gave up our jobs to open khamsa , we thought it is the time for the Algerian cuisine to take its place amongst other cuisines , that’s why we strive to do our best to make our guests discover Algeria with our delicious authentic food.

It wasn’t hard for us to decide what shall be on our menu , thanks to our mothers and culture who gave us the important bases to how to cook the best dishes and cakes , to make them more striking we added our personal touches and twists to them . simplicity , freshness and love they are our main ingredients in everything we produce in our premises .some of the recipes belongs to Khamsa .

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140 Acre Lane, Brixton, London, SW2 5UT

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4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Khamsa

4.0 out of 5 2 April 2014
by Mark J.

My friend asked me what Algerian food would be like. Not knowing, I guessed 'a bit like Moroccan or Turkish'. It was a perfect blend of the two. A tagine of cous cous with 2 small chicken and lamb shish sticks on top, and a lovely spicy sauce to pour over.

We ordered some curious fruit drinks (freshly blended pear & basil), but the sound of the blender from the open kitchen means nobody...more

5.0 out of 5 25 July 2011
by Angie M.

Let's not kid ourselves: It's hard to have high expectations for food when living in London, especially when so many ethnic food restaurants dumb-down their flavors and serve up bland fare. Khamsa though is a huge exception. I came in here with some friends recently before checking out a show at Plan B and was just completely floored by this place. My chicken tajine had the perfect blend of...more

4.0 out of 5 17 June 2010
by Rich M.

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Cooked to order, with the minimum of prep, the food is simple, authentic and delicious.

Khamsa was set up in October 09 by Djamal and his wife. They've both given up professional careers (as a lawyer and a biologist respectively) to do it and listening to them talk passionately about the importance of freshly prepared, locally...more

4.0 out of 5 14 April 2010
by Guillaume F.

An excellent Algerian restaurant: great food, large portions, super friendly people and very affordable prices!

Everything is home made and it tastes like it!more

4.0 out of 5 7 April 2010
by Glen M.

Tucked away on Acre Lane in Brix-Clapham are potentially the two nicest resto-owners I've ever met.

Was heading to pick up friends to head to a show, and needed something in da belly beforehand, and popped in here.

Fabulous food, low prices, and super-friendly people. Not too many tables, but I was informed that they're opening the downstairs.

Standards, done well, with excellent...more