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Kazan is located near to Westminster and offers a wide selection of Middle Eastern dishes. At Kazan they use the finest ingredients and import herbs for that truly authentic taste.

Ranked #1092 of 5241 restaurants in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
MON

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

TUE

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

WED

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

THU

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

FRI

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

SAT

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

SUN

12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30

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Kazan reviews



By G.

Kazan is amazingly handy – only five minutes walk from Victoria station. They’re also happy for you to bring your kids in, which is nice, and the food at Kazan is amazing.


By Halil Y.

After conference, I would like to take my colleague to a Turkish Restaurant as I am a Turk. The environment was fine. However, I just put my spoon on table and they gave me the bill although I did not ask them. Very very rude. The staff was also interesting. I understand they are doing their job, but they should at least smile! They rushed me a lot to pay and go out asap. About the food, it was very expensive, not worthy for the quality and I thought that foods gonna be really Turkish but actually not exactly! If you are thinking of Turkish food then there are a lot better and cheaper restaurants in London. Never going there again!


By Liz J.

Average I’m not sure what all the amazing reviews are for. This place is super busy and tables really close together so they can cram in as many people as possible I found it really hard to hear. Had the dip/falafel platter to start, which was really nice. But the main was a bit disappointing, the lamb was quite tough and came with chips, plain rice and a small salad, which I thought was a bit substandard for the price. I felt it was something I could easily make at home. Service was a bit slow and thought £90 for an average dinner for 2 was a bit steep.


By SHAH S.

i think Kazan is my favourite restaurant , the food is always so fresh and the lamb just melts in the mouth and whats wrong with chunky chips , i love chunky chips with my kebab and if you don't there rice ,couscous or Bulgar to choose from .. my husband and the kids and in-laws all love this place ,, service is faultless , price is spot on and atmosphere is perfect -- the only down side ----- its too busy -- unless u book be prepared to wait for a table ,, but the also have a lovely waiting area . please open one in closer to me in fulham as we travel here just to eat keep up the good work


By Susan W.

I will agree 100% on the poor service! I was very shocked and had higher expectations due to its excellent reviews. I would never return or recommend as the rudeness from management aswell was unbelievable. Clearly inexperienced in real Turkish food which ruins the experience you expect from a cuisine restaurant.


By Tabif O.

Im sorry everybody who says Kazan Is great does not know what Turkish food is! To get served a leaf and rocket salad with Italian dressing with your kebab is a joke! This is not what Turkish food is and chunky chips on the side is defiantly not Turkish food! To nearly break your teath eating there lamb koftes because of small bone pieces is not nice! Service. Don't even go there! To long to explain on here! Avoid!


By Hayriye S.

Went here with my daughters on 13/04/2010. Was a Tuesday and we went around 5 and stayted till 7. It was quite busy for a week day. The staff were very friendly and helpful, excellent service. The restaurant is very stylishly decorated and the toilets were amazing. The food arrived quickly and was delicious. My eldest daughter had guvec (like a casserole), my youngest had fistik kebab (kebab made with mincemeat and nuts) and I had the mixed grill (variety of kebabs and garlic sausage). We were all very pleased with our food. Had Turkish wine which was very good too. I felt the food was reasonably priced, though the wine was a bit expensive. The waiters were attentive but not in your face. Will definitely go there again.


By Bb B.

kazan is really busy all the time now it seems - and i know why - cause its amazing food - nice and buzzy atmospher too - just try and book in advance aotherwise its a 20 mins wait - not so bad as the have a sofa and bar area where u can have a cocktail --


By E.

If you consider Turkish food to be primarily a post-drinking or low-funds option then here’s a place that’ll make you think again. It’s one of Victoria’s most popular restaurants, and booking is advisable.

The Venue
With a low-key black frontage, you know immediately you’re not in for a pile-it-high, pide-kebab-meze place. Check out the prices, too. Everything is a few quid more than you might expect. But for those who eat Turkish regularly, this might simply be a reminder of how much you’ve underpaid in the past. The flavours of Turkish cuisine more than hold their own when served in the framework of a relatively fancy set-up. But Kazan does a few things that those other places don’t, not least in the wine list.

The décor isn’t exciting but it’s tasteful, with a chocolate-brown hue. A nod has been made towards design-led stylishness, with tear-shaped light shades dangling at different heights from the ceiling. You might not take a date to a typical Turkish ocakbasi, but this would be a suitable choice if you did.

The Atmosphere
Busy but slick. The buzz of Wilton Road outside leaks in. But then Kazan has become a neighbourhood favourite, so it’s nice that you still get a sense of the comings and goings outside. Plenty of people arrive on spec, and some have to be turned away. When you’ve already got your feet under the table, that spectacle can give you a pleasantly smug feeling. Try and get a table on the ground floor, as the basement space is, understandably, less atmospheric.

The Food
There’s a helpfully marked section of starters marked ‘special’ (ranging £6.95-£9.95) that features shell-on king prawns, quail and a racy ‘harem’ salad of cheese, figs and walnut. Alongside these there are the more familiar dishes like arnavut cigeri (fried liver with a sumac and parsley-sprinkled onion salad), zataar chicken wings and börek. Hot meze (all £5.95) include lamb and pine nut-topped humus, falafel, sis and köfte, plus the more unusual tempura sage and prawns, and vodka-marinated calamari. Cold meze (£4.95) takes in the usual suspects. While a mixed selection (£13.95) isn’t the usual plate-busting mound, each component packs sufficient punch to leave you satisfied.

The section marked ‘Kazan fire grill’ (£12.95-£18.95) sounds rather grand, and isn’t the usual line-up of kebabs. There’s lamb fillet, steaks, poussin and chicken, all simply grilled, served alongside their take on a yoghurt topped kebab – the ‘Kazan special’. Most can be served with rice or chunky chips, though it does seem a little bit of a shame that chips have ousted generous portions of crunchy salad as the side of choice (though some salad is served, too). However, perhaps surprisingly, it’s an oven dish (£11.95-£15.95) that steals the show. Hünkar begendi (£14.95) is fabulous; stewed, spiced lamb on a bed of smoked aubergine mash. Rarely has a ‘bed’ been so inviting. Based on this, the slow cooking outshines the coals, where the ‘Ottoman grill’ (£15.95) mixed kebab selection is fine, but by no means stunning. ‘Kazan’ refers to a cooking pot, after all.

The inventiveness (though hardly ‘Ottoman fusion’ as the restaurant claims) dries up in the veggie section (£11.95-£13.95), which offers just moussaka, the classic Imam bayildi (stuffed and roasted aubergine) and a vegetable and hellimi cheese kebab. Four fish/seafood dishes are markedly more expensive (£17.50-£21.00). The £9.95 meze lunch looks to be good value, as do the £14.95 pre-theatre menus.

The Drink
The Turkish wine is worth trying, particularly the Çankaya red (£17). There are cocktails too, and a fine non-alcoholic selection that includes what they call Turkish lemonade (£3.95). It's a shame, though, that the beer selection is limited to Efes (£3.25).

The Last Word
The tradition of Turkish cuisine is a noble one, but its cheap-and-cheerful reputation in the UK means that asking diners to pay a little more for their dinner is a brave step. Kazan shows, however, that posh Turkish food is most certainly not a case of dressing mutton as lamb.

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