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Kenza

4.5
4.5
3040 Reviews
£26 to £40
Lebanese
Oozing with rich fabrics, cushions, carved tables and exotic charm, Kenza fuses the distinct styles of the Middle East and passion of the Maghreb.

The food celebrates subtle scents, complex spicing and traditional ingredients used in innovative ways. Menus are ideal for sharing, brought to the table in a continuous flow which enables you and your guests to truly enjoy this dining experience in the most exotic and sumptuous surroundings.

Unique and adventurous cocktail menus and a specialist wine list will delight your senses.

Beautiful interiors combine effortlessly with heavenly music and seductive entertainment to provide an inspired venue to celebrate a special occasion. Why not reserve a private alcove, semi-private area (Dar Lazrak) or the intimate private dining room (Dar Cherifa), to ensure a memorable party for you and your guests.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Just Eat

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Moroccan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7929 5533

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available. Please contact the restaurant for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Choose from seductive private alcoves to the stylish private room or hire the entire venue for your next celebration. Whether you are looking for a more formal sit-down dinner or an elegant canape & cocktail party, we look forward to co-creating your party with you. Bespoke menus can be created for your event, sought-after wine vintage easily suggested and sourced whilst entertainment options are unlimited - from snake charmers to fire-eaters, traditional Berber bands and if required, male belly dancers. Our experienced event team promises a 5 star experience from your arrival to the theatrical pouring of steaming hot glassed of rose mint tea at the end of the evening.

  • Private party contact

    Dorota: 020 7929 5533

  • Neighborhood

    Aldgate

  • Parking details

    Public Car Park in Middlesex Street. Some street parking available in the area. Nearest NCP is at Aldgate Station, which is a 4 minute walk from Kenza.

  • Public transit

    Liverpool Street Station. Central, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines as well as National Rail Station. <br />Exit Liverpool St. Station on to Bishopsgate. Cross over the main road and walk down New Street or Devonshire Row which leads into Devonshire Square.

  • Entertainment

    As the night draws in, belly dancers hypnotise the hedonistic and get the party going. Ambient music creates an irresistible atmosphere enticing guests to stay into the early hours. With a long list of entertainers available for hire such as Henna Tattooists, Tarot Readers, Snake Charmers, Fire Dancers and traditional musicians; there is no end to the possibilities for your party.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,040 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    Good for Groups

  • London

    Lebanese

  • City of London

    Good for Groups

  • City of London

    Late Night Find

  • City of London

    Romantic

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  1. BK

    BrianK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought this restaurant was great. I loved that it was in a basement down a lovely curved staircase. Of course it didn’t feel like a basement since it had high ceiling and great decor although I didn’t love the fake flowers. The food was quite good especially the entree. It was family style and they gave a lot of entree. The chicken entree was great. A highlight was the belly dancer. I grew up with a lot of arabs and arab businesses including restaurants with belly dancers so it was so great that they had one. She was very good and fun with the guests. She also had a great body which was nice to look at. I would def go back.
  2. FR

    FR90

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food isnt value for money and was avergae, I think you pay for the ambience and the entertainment I wouldnt personally visit again but the service was great 2 soft drinks cost £8.50 Mixed grill around £27
  3. EE

    EnfieldEater

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid place to eat. Still a hidden gem. Wonderful food
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Hand dinner at 6pm and the loud music ruined the vibe of the restaurant from about 7:30pm
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautifully decorated restaurant with an Arabian feel Food was delicious and we were seated in a little cosy booth area with cushions and lamps it was very cosy Definitely a great place to impress someone or for a special occasion. Would definitely go back.
  6. KS

    KrisS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place to visit with a group who like great food and loads of character and atmosphere.
  7. M

    Marta

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the night on previous occasions. Good food but falafel was extremely dry. Music should have been turned down during the meal time in the restaurant area and loud on dance floor only. 1 of the dancers was brilliant the other 2 were not. Customer service was brilliant. Value for money was not there on the food. Overall venue is amazing and DJ was great. Thank you.
  8. GM

    GreedyMoo

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having been to Kenza with friends, experiencing an evening of belly dancing and the best Middle Eastern food I've had in London... I promptly made another reservation to take my better half back! Everything we ordered was so well made, flavoursome and just a delight! Not only that, it's welcoming and very attentive service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Hen party was there so loud but a good time as the show was on and food was great
  10. LO

    LifeOfLu

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Thank you for making the experience great! The food was good, the ambiance is nice and the belly dancer was a good touch
  11. KM

    KeithM

    Kent

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I was sitting at the table for 35 mins, early in a lunch sitting so not a busy restaurant, before I had to ask to order drinks. Those drinks then took 15 minutes to arrive and again, I had to prompt a waiter for them. Service was absolutely not up to standard for a restaurant of this stature and/or cost. Food was good.
  12. P

    Phoenix68

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Just a wonderful night. Fantastic seating. Lovely beautiful staff. Mouthwatering foods/desserts. Music was low but still such scenery/ atmosphere. Definitely return.
  13. B

    Bianca

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Really lovely experience and vibes at Kenza. Loved the decor, and the drinks and food were super delicious. Really impressed with the hummus-- very authentic and delicious. Note that the restaurant is down several flights of stairs under ground level, so for those who may suffer from vertigo or have mobility issues, would be worth calling the restaurant to see if they have another entrance to get into the space. Would definitely go back if I were in London-- seemed family run and the staff were all friendly to one another, felt good to eat there at a family run space :)
  14. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Kenza serves up tasty and generous portions of turkish food. Nice decor and ambience inside.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined with another couple who hadn’t visited before and they would definitely come back . Unfortunately we were tight on time as going to a game after dinner so we were rather rushed. However the waiter was very understanding and made sure our food was delivered quickly and everything was absolutely delicious as always. The other couple even took a doggie bag home. The decor is fabulous here and would recommend the booths . The atmosphere was relaxed and we even got to experience the belly dancer who was amazing. I have come here with work a few times but will definitely return with my friends when we have no other plans that evening to fully enjoy this beautiful restaurant when we can take our time to immerse ourselves in the wonderful food and atmosphere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely meal with excellent service. Great atmosphere and funky decor. Price was good and had a great night. Wine list was a little on the short side, but didn’t spoil the evening at all. Will definitely be going back!
  17. C

    Cassi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, amazing food, great atmosphere. One of the family's favourites ❤
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  19. AD

    AndrewD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Authentic decor and food, friendly staff and great atmosphere. Belly dancer was a pretty bonus.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Definitely recommend the food was outstanding!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Music was deafeningly high whilst a belly dancer performed, so there was no chance of having any conversation with my guest for quite some time. When I politely asked if it would be possible for the ear splitting music to be turned down a little, I was given a very rude and blunt response-I actually found it pretty aggressive. My guests good also was served incredibly late-I had finished she’s eating by the time it had arrived and we were also sitting in a cold area, with a constant draft. Food was OK. Service was very poor.
  22. RR

    RichardR

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service and an authentic ambience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Too noisy
  24. PM

    PinkMonster

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    This restaurant is more like a club, due to all this the service was terrible. We had a table booked for 9.15pm and was not seated until we got up to find a staff member to remind them we have not been seated yet, which was around 10pm. Once seated, again took a very long time to order food. Food came on time once ordered and tasted well. Overall ambience was very busy etc which made service difficult I guess as you couldn't be heard even if you shouted.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing evening. Food was delicious, service was good, entertainment was brilliant. Definitely a must!
  26. J

    Jazmin

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely decor, great music and even a belly dancer! Food was great, especially the mezze dishes, but I think it is a bit overpriced for what we had.
  27. l

    lukeh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked this restaurant at random and really glad we did. We booked for 7pm, there was live entertainment in the form or traditional belly dancing at 7.30 so we booked at the right time. Food come out super fast but was really fresh, we asked the manager he said they have a huge grill that can cater for 300 people. Tasted great. Staff were lovely. Would recommend and no doubt will be back again!
  28. H

    Hoops

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Interesting Souk still fit out made the experience different. Food really nice, different and plentiful. Loved the lamb kofta and aromatic rice. Service good and attentive.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Expensive for what the food is and the quality showed no reason to over charge. Service was horrendous, but acknowledge it was busy. We ordered halloumi and didn’t turn up at all and had to remind the waiter we ordered drinks and starters. The manager apologised unprovoked and said it’s not normally as bad. I wouldn’t go again for those reasons. The place is nice and would be nice for a date night.
  30. I

    Iram

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Busy night but no entertainment provided, so the ambience was not great Food was ok preferred the starters over the main. Please have proper lighting in the toilets atleast, it was very dark and couldn't see properly. The service was good and all were very friendly.
  31. SV

    SimV

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    We went to Kenza as a group and ordered a mix of vegetarian and chicken. The starters were very tasty and the atmosphere energetic. It did get noisy during the belly dancing and again later on they had a violin performance, but we were told it will get noisy, so we were prepared. The mains were not edible. The chicken was dry and seemed reheated, the rice was cold and the vegetarian tagine was just rice with some sauce with aubergine and some chickpeas. Very little flavour and again uncooked rice. The place was very warm, although we were told the aircon was on. The staff were friendly and the service was good, but because of the food we would not go again any time soon. One of my friends went three times in the past and was very excited about the food, but we were very dissappointed.
  32. DL

    DeeL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent time. Good food. Good entertainment. Excellent service.
  33. K

    Kiara

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The service level has dropped a lot since 2 years ago. Food was good but they looked short staffed as we had to wait ages for our order and even to pay the bill. The floor staff seemed they were rushing around a lot. DJ was playing a lot of Indian songs. Felt strange given it is a Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant.
  34. KZ

    KateZ

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great dancers. Staff were lovely.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience !! Will go again !
  36. IB

    IBK1964

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food and ambiance as always not forgetting the entertaining belly dancers so much fun
  37. R

    Runa

    London

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service and fantastic atmosphere. The entertainment was great. Lovely food.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Food quality and portion was poor. The set menu didn’t make sense per head.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Good Atmosphere, Good Food and Entertainment was Good
  40. S

    Sunnytee

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience, great staff and delicious food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kenza does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Kenza is rated 4.5 stars by 3040 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Just Eat
Google Map for Kenza

10 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YP

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Aldgate

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Moroccan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Car Park in Middlesex Street. Some street parking available in the area. Nearest NCP is at Aldgate Station, which is a 4 minute walk from Kenza.

  • Public transit

    Liverpool Street Station. Central, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines as well as National Rail Station. Exit Liverpool St. Station on to Bishopsgate. Cross over the main road and walk down New Street or Devonshire Row which leads into Devonshire Square.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    As the night draws in, belly dancers hypnotise the hedonistic and get the party going. Ambient music creates an irresistible atmosphere enticing guests to stay into the early hours. With a long list of entertainers available for hire such as Henna Tattooists, Tarot Readers, Snake Charmers, Fire Dancers and traditional musicians; there is no end to the possibilities for your party.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7929 5533

  • Catering

    Off-site catering is available. Please contact the restaurant for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Choose from seductive private alcoves to the stylish private room or hire the entire venue for your next celebration. Whether you are looking for a more formal sit-down dinner or an elegant canape & cocktail party, we look forward to co-creating your party with you. Bespoke menus can be created for your event, sought-after wine vintage easily suggested and sourced whilst entertainment options are unlimited - from snake charmers to fire-eaters, traditional Berber bands and if required, male belly dancers. Our experienced event team promises a 5 star experience from your arrival to the theatrical pouring of steaming hot glassed of rose mint tea at the end of the evening.

  • Private party contact

    Dorota: 020 7929 5533

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