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Zaza's Grill offers a variety of authentic Punjabi cuisine served within relaxed surroundings.

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MON

12:00 - 00:00

TUE

12:00 - 00:00

WED

12:00 - 00:00

THU

12:00 - 00:00

FRI

12:00 - 00:00

SAT

12:00 - 00:00

SUN

12:00 - 00:00

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By Sanam R.

I recently attended this restaurant with a few friends and can honestly say that it was one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. Unlike other Indian or pakistani restaurants I've been to the food was not overly heavy or swimming in oil. I particularly enjoyed my main and the combination of gulab jaman and rose ice cream for dessert was amazing. I would also recommend the mango lassi which was extemely refreshing. The staff were genuinely helpful and very polite and the food arrived quickly. The restaurant decor is warm and inviting and is set in a nice location. All in all a very positive experience It's rare to find a restuarant which ticks all the boxes. I can't wait to come back and neither can my friends.


By Aisha S.

i came from manchester to london with my family and i came across this resturent. without a doubt , the best pakistani food i ever tasted. i was not disappointed the variety of dishes were mouth watering especially the chicken jalfrezi, mixed grill and mango lassi. having traveled from manchester, i must say this place is a must visit, and highly recommended:-).the staff were very wellcoming, friendly and helpfull... the decor was elaborately immaculate. i cannot put fault on this place or da food:-)


By Arti S.

A Great,sophisticated,peaceful and enjoyable experience with great decor and a half view of the kitchen and chefs. Ambience is pleasant. I have enjoyed each meal here and wonder why I don't make more of an effort to get here more often. Not the same food other indian and pakistani restaurants serve but that isn't always a bad thing. Must say - very personal service and great menu :-)Aarti


By Toray B.

Visited for our chrismas party lunch , faultless service , atmosphere and excellent food , The staff were helpful, friendly and polite and clearly made a big effort to ensure everybody had a good experience , the £20 lunch menu was an absolute bargain , we will definatly visit again and would not hesitate to reccomend this resteraunt.


By Bill B.

We visited London last week and we were very much looking forward to eating pakistani food. We knew some one that had eaten there so we went there on his recommendation. It was even better than we had heard. Food was amazing and very reasonably priced. In fact we had lunch one day, then came back the next day for take out and then before our vacation ended, we went one more time. The manager was so nice that he bought us a round of drinks. We would highly recommend this restaurant to all that live or visit London.


By William S.

Ive been a few times now as it is local and I can use my taste card! The service and food is great! The restaurant is really busy but very good! I ate there with my taste card on a Monday. 2 mains, 2 rice, 2 naan, and 2 soft drinks and the bill was £15! The drinks are cheap so it makes the bill even cheaper! Would highly recomended if u have a taste card and on a budget! Will def go again!


By William S.

I live Local and had heard excellent things about this restaurant from neighbours and wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent, the food was amazing unlike the neighbouring curry houses. The variety of choices alongside the more traditional is great, something for all the traditional food lovers as well as the unique award winning dishes. The menu is not over priced unlike some of the neighbouring curry houses, and if your a regular diner go zazas, and best of all living locally I get a takeouts delivered free to my door which also as standared, the only curry house I have come across that gives a good food. I would recommend this to anyone. In my view zazas restaurant should be the only pakistani restaurant on whitechapel Road.always serve good food zazas.


By M R.

Service in zazza is very disappointed. I went with taste card. Before ordering my food they said I will get 2 for 1 offer but when the bill came in they said 2 for 1 meal doesn't work in zazza. This is completely a cheating with the customer. I was surprised and just paid the bill. Don't recommend anyone to go to zazza.


By Sudee A.

I tried to find a place in London which does nice authentic biriyani like I enjoy back in pakistan. We found zaza's and never ordered biriyani from any other place. The taste of the Chicken Tikka Biriyani is the best I have had in the UK. They have good options for takeways as in sizes for biriyanis and one thing worth mentioning is the packing for takeway. The way they pack it in a box makes it very easy to carry in the car or on foot


By Tony J.

Thank you zaza's team for the lovely birthday. My friend booked table for 25 people to celebrate my 30th birthday. We decided to go ahead with one of their set menu options priced at £22.00. On arrival they decorated the table with baloons, this was a great surprise as i have never any restuarant go out of their way to do this. In term of food, it was just fantastic. Each of their dish had different flavours which is very different to any other pakistani restuarants. most of my friends never tried the pakistani food before and to hear them boast about the food was good. at the end the manager brought a home made cake with team singing the happy birthday song. The entire guest in the restuarant joined in. it was very good experience indeed and made my day. All my friends cant wait to celebrate their birthday too. lol..... once again, thank you zaza's team


By John E.

Last night i was going to zazas restaurant with my family we are 12 people and they give nice sofa seats and waitor serve complimentry things nicely.and after 10 min we ordeer food the starter was very delicious and in and a main course the waitor sugest me special dish like nihari and daighi lamb and aloo keema is vrery nice .my whole family enjoy the meal and we definitely back zazas well done zaza serve good food.


By Rush R.

Organising a dinner for over 30 people could have failed miserably but within this amazing restaurant everything was done to ensure I had an amazing time and so did my guests. Pre visiting the manager , gave us good recommendations on the food we could share and a taster too. He recommended an option of meal platters that offered variety and taste to customers of all backgrounds in taste. On the night the table setting was perfect and the service was phenomenal to every little detail!fresh welcome juice for my party, all requests from my guests made possible, and perfect timings inbetween starters and mains. The service for my birthday cake was great too. I would love to recommend this restaurant for its quality and atmosphere and his team who went the extra mile to make it a memorable evening. It is definetly a place i would visit again whether it be for business, a date or even a big gathering. In terms of food being a pakistani speciality i would recommend authentic pakistani dishes such as dry meat for the taste. a Massive thank you to zazas!


By Albe A.

Amazing restaurant - looking forward to another visit soon! Food is reasonable and tasty - so tasty we had to take our leftovers home in a takeaway box, which the waiter whisked out as though it was a regular request. Despite it being a busy evening, staff were incredibly friendly and obliging and we didn't have to wait long for food. Try the dry meat curry, yum - and of course a mango lassi ; )


By Ben S.

A handily-located east london offshoot of the zazas grill ang restaurent' offering robust pakistani-inspired dishes in a somewhat basic contemporary-style bistro setting. The charming zazas is one of those 'ethnic' restaurateurs who’ve helped make that term pretty much redundant for savvy Londoners. Say ‘zazas grill ’ to anyone in the know, and the image that comes into their mind is as likely to be ‘bastion of the Establishment’ as it is ‘pakistani restaurant’. Having succeeded so well in helping to take pakistani cuisine ’, it’s perhaps some sort of joke that the menu of his is very good starter,main and in a starter we like lamb chops and malaye tikka was really very nice and very soft.– were all done very well on our visit, and the setting is well-spaced by east london standards, stylish. For a robust and reasonably-priced dinner in a handy location in the heart of the east london, then, you’re unlikely to do very much better than here. Two chaps on a night out, , spent a reasonable £35 a head,but overall is good.and highly recmended.


By Kip C.

My visit to this restaurant was prompted by the recommendation of a friend. I came on a Saturday night with my family, fully expecting a pleasant evening. The food was nice and for £60 for a party of 8, it represented good value for money. However my evening was ruined by the appalling behaviour of the staff. They pressured us to finish our meal quickly by asking when my family and I were leaving. This happened not once, not twice but three times! When I complained to the manager, he made no attempt at an explanation or apology. He simply walked away! I was absolutely furious and I will NEVER come to Zaza's again. Furthermore I will advise all my friends and others not to visit this place.


By Marry M.

Zaza's grill is such a let down, We made a booking for about 30 people last night and we agreed on the price and menu in downstairs hall, we were served the food after one hour of waiting and the food was served was not hot just felt that it has been in microwave, told the manager there and he replied sorry that is how we serve the food we cook it and freez it and then warm it up when its time to serve, so it means all those cookers and chefs up there are just to pretend that fresh food is being cooked here . And the staff they never leave you alone if you are there with yous family believe me they will be there to stare at them Even one of the guy he seemed to me like he was owner (shadi) that's Wat they were calling him , cant even tell you how perverted he was kept staring at my daughter and always coming to that table where most ladies were sitting . And when it was time to pay they over charged us for about £50. And starting arguing about it so we just wanted to get away with it so paid that extra money for nothing . Such a horrible exprience. I would never recommend it to any ine never .


By Isma N.

My family recently organised my birthday party here and booked out the downstairs area. The decor is beautiful and it was the perfect venue for a relaxed evening. The food was hot and tasty and the service was good too! All in all we had a wonderful evening and will definitely return!


By Halima A.

Zaza's grill, what a real let down. We booked the downstairs area for a charity event and although the surrounding was nice, the men in there are not. Perverted staff and horrible manager who is very rude with women. We arranged a price and time for the event, and one made it very clear to the manager and staff that there will be women downstairs who do not want to be bothered so I kindly asked them to leave us to it, and I would go upstairs for anything we needed. Little did I know that the dirty perverted staff had a huge urge to want to come downstairs on many occasions for no reason, but one had the nerve to ask to of the women who went up, what's going on downstairs!! I was totally disgusted when the manager was verybally abusing me and charged me £260 on top of what we had agreed and didn't have any remorse for the fact that we are a charity organisation. He was rude and oppresive and called me a 'non Muslim' and asked me to go home while he settles the bill with my husband. Little did he know my husband was NOT going to let his ignorant behaviour go, but told him to apologize and calmed the matter down. Bad communication, sneaky and coniving people in there. Would not reccomend to anybody. I am still very shocked at how they all treated me. Zaza's does not deserve any star ratings. May look beautiful, but I've seen the look of the men in the kitchen, and let's just say I won't be going any where near that place again!


By Halima A.

Zaza's grill, what a real let down. We booked the downstairs area for a charity event and although the surrounding was nice, the men in there are not. Perverted staff and horrible manager who is very rude with women. We arranged a price and time for the event, and one made it very clear to the manager and staff that there will be women downstairs who do not want to be bothered so I kindly asked them to leave us to it, and I would go upstairs for anything we needed. Little did I know that the dirty perverted staff had a huge urge to want to come downstairs on many occasions for no reason, but one had the nerve to ask to of the women who went up, what's going on downstairs!! I was totally disgusted when the manager was verybally abusing me and charged me £260 on top of what we had agreed and didn't have any remorse for the fact that we are a charity organisation. He was rude and oppresive and called me a 'non Muslim' and asked me to go home while he settles the bill with my husband. Little did he know my husband was NOT going to let his ignorant behaviour go, but told him to apologize and calmed the matter down. Bad communication, sneaky and coniving people in there. Would not reccomend to anybody. I am still very shocked at how they all treated me. I feel sorry for their wives. Zaza's does not deserve any star ratings. May look beautiful, but I've seen the look of the men in the kitchen, and let's just say I won't be going any where near that place again!


By Lucianne L.

A buzzing modern restaurant serving traditional Punjabi cuisine from Gujranwala with quiet confidence and utter pride in its fare.

The Venue
On Whitechapel High Street, this restaurant would hardly seem a novel concept but Zazas stands out, carving its unique place thanks to authentic regional food and a charming manner. Widely known as the ‘City of Wrestlers’, and having borne some impressive bodybuilders over the years, Gujranwala favours a somewhat healthier style of food than its counterparts. And with a dining room up and downstairs full of engrossed diners, it seems east London agrees.

The Atmosphere
Zaza's Grill is run by three passionate foodie brothers which, refreshingly, really does show. Some thought has been put into the décor with exposed brickwork, aubergine boothed seating around the outside and a glass-fronted kitchen which always pleases if you’re interested in watching the chefs at work. Service is attentive and for quite a large restaurant there is a very comforting social bustle about it.

The Food
The grilled lamb chops (£6) come highly recommended and are beautifully marinated and sizzling on a hot plate. They could be a touch more blush but chewy and dry they are not. Accompanied by an equally moist and seared tandoori chicken on the bone (£4) loaded with fried onions, these great starters really showcase the grilled food for which Gujranwala is famous.

A Karahi chicken jalfrezi (£7) is relatively - and surprisingly - milder than its contemporaries but remains a well-rounded dish, while the Karahi king prawn (£13) is spicier and richer, with plump prawns bathed in a smokey, umami tomato and ginger based sauce. The white korma (£6.50), featuring on the daily specials, is a must-try despite its characterless reputation; it's far from the insipid creamy non-entity we are so accustomed to, instead boasting complex flavours and fragrance (thanks to cinnamon and coconut), and enriched with yoghurt which proves a much lighter alternative. It's the outstanding dish of the night. It has to be said that all three dishes are inundated with gorgeous but lethal fried garlic shards so for those on a date or not in a 10-year relationship, push them aside. Mushroom rice (£3.50) and garlic (as if you need more) naan (£2) are competently executed and perfect soaker-uppers. It’s just a shame the saag paneer is overcooked so the spinach resembles algae.

The Drink
Only soft drinks, fruit juices and lassi (a traditional yoghurt-based drink which originates in the Punjab regions of India and Pakistan) are on offer (£1.50-£3) but feel free to bring your own alcohol if a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine for you.

The Last Word
All in all, a wonderfully warm and friendly place to eat some fine food and at incredibly reasonable prices.

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