Muhib Restaurant

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Indian
It can be difficult to stand out when you’re surrounded by others offering something very similar indeed but Muhib Restaurant manages to do just that - making itself a must try on the restaurant heavy Brick Lane in East London. Like many other restaurants on this infamous street, Muhib Restaurant has its roots in Bangladesh, specifically the northern region close to Assam. But although Muhib’s menu might have began in Bangladesh, it certainly doesn’t end there. In fact, the comprehensive selection ranges from excellent biryanis to masalas and beyond, taking in the best of flavours from the Subcontinent. Clean and classically decorated, Muhib’s dining room is comfortable and unfussy, painted in yellow and cream and featuring simple furnishings. Service meanwhile is efficient and polite, the staff knowledgeable about the menu and happy to make recommendations. Booking in advance is essential, especially at weekends as Muhib is extremely popular both with locals.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. I had forgotten what a great curry tastes like. The service impeccable. But the booths are so uncomfortable. It could do with a refit.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food well enjoyed by all, especially the Canadians who had not had Indian style food before. Great hosts and a great variety of dishes.

C
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great! It’s in an Indian part to London, so lots of restaurants to choose from along the road.

J
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with attentive service. One of our favorite London restaurants.

OT
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

DK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for self and wife during recent visit to London. Decided had to 'do' a Brick Lane Curry House. Muhib came highly recommended and did not, in any way, disappoint. An excellent King Prawn Bhuna (nice dry sauce, full of flavour, could taste every spice individually) was the highlight for me. Being 7-8 on a Saturday night a noisy crowd was to be expected, the place was full, but did in no way detract from the experience. The boss was super attentive and seemed genuinely pleased that we had come all the way from Glasgow and had decided on his place. Price for two, starters, mains, poppadoms, spices, naan, plenty beers was less that £80 so pretty good for London I would say. We will definitely be back.

P
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a nice meal and the food was good !

AR
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I chose this from reviews - never having been before, I am form out of town and needed a decent curry for a large group. Took a bit long for the food to arrive but it was very good... Well worth the wait and he service was efficient once the food arrived

GD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Indian on Brick Lane by far.

JC
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A busy restaurant which is a good sign .The food was faultless , 7 of us all had different dishes and all were superb , being from Birmingham I have high standards with Asian food and this food was amongst the best I’ve had . Excellent attentive service too .

M
North Scotland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best Indian meals we have had.
Very attentive staff.
Two in our group of four are vegetarian and found loads of choices.

PP
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We ate here as a group of 12, the food and the service were really good, everyone of us enjoyed our meals

KT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super tasty food and friendly, personal service! An evening to remember.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Its a decent curry house. Food was pretty good but some things like poppadoms and drinks very overpriced.

DW
London
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good, the staff were excellent being helpful, friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. The furniture was comfortable and clean and the atmosphere welcoming, and quiet when we were there. This was our first visit but we will be there again!

GW
London
54 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Muhib stands out as at the upper end of the traditional 'curry houses' in Brick Lane.
You will receive a warm welcome from the manager. Clean and pleasant surroundings and food as authentic as it can be If you have 150 things on the menu (as is typical in Brick Lane).
Good quality overall and a meal for 3 came to less than £80 and we ate a lot! Recommended.

KW
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

On the whole the food was great however the onion Bhajis were a bit greasy for me. The ambience & service was excellent.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice tasty good value meal. All dishes tasted individually different which was lovely. Service attentive. Would definitely go again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good food and value for money.

LR
Kent
115 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We booked this on the strength of customer reviews for a group after-work meal . We were really well looked after and the menu choices were almost bewilderingly extensive. Very pleased we chose here as opposed to relying on a "come-hither" choice on the night.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Muhib is a fantastic restaurant that is great every time. My family have been going for 30 years and it's never disappointed. I recommend this place to everyone and have heard nothing but great things. Staff are fantastic along with the food. Best place in Brick Lane!

ML
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great the first time I came here and great again!

I organised to revisit this restaurant after the last time I came (a few months ago) because of the great experience we had. It was quite quiet because it was a Monday evening (perfect). The staff were attentive, the food was great and came in a timely fashion. Just how dining should be - simple and pleasant.

E
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and value and really attentive and friendly staff. We had a great evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, service was a bit slow. We ordered a bunch of stuff and everyone liked everything.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nothing fancy just good tasty Indian grub with nice friendly service. Party of 5 and all had different starters and mains and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Decor exactly as you would expect for a restaurant in Brick Lane. Been to Muhib on a number of occasions over the years and always been good.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

No complaints. Everything was fine and we all had a good time. Good service from attentive waiters.

H
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had a great family feel and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. The food was very good and good portions too. I've already started recommending it to my family and friends. Decent price too!

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent food, attentive service, our friends from overseas said best meal in Europe!! We will go again!

NH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Service was good but the food was lackluster. The spicy dishes, Vindaloo, lacked any pop and the Dansak was overly sweet.

U
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There was a group of 40 dining the day we went yet the "lone" waiter here went out his way to look after us and he did a great job. He organised two special dishes that were not on the menu..the paneer was great!
This is probably the best Indian on brick lane if you can see beyond the dated decor.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were a little worried about the quality of the food as we managed to get evening reservation few hours before. We were all wrong as the food was fantastic. The only thing what the place is lacking a bit is not a huge choice of drinks. But either way would recommend!!!

E
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's so hard to know where to pick when you fancy a curry in Brick Lane - everyone wants your business! The food here was really excellent, great service and friendly, professional staff. Big thumbs up.

ML
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

- The food was brought out in a timely fashion (my party and myself were in a hurry for another engagement)
- The quality of the food was great.
- The staff were helpful and courteous
- It was a shame we were in a such a hurry! Would love to go back again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my team for a meal to Muhib. The menu had loads of choice, service was good, didn't feel rushed or like we were waiting too long, and food was really superb. We had a lovely meal.

JF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went with our 20 something daughters to this small restaurant in the Brick Lane neighborhood. The food was great - we are big fans of the Peshari Naan. Service was friendly. Good to get there early as it fills up past 7 pm on a Sunday night.

DF
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place for a casual meal with friends. This is a great value restaurant and the food arrived promptly.

g
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Classic Brick Lane experience. The daal, naan and veggie options were phenomenal! Friendly service too.

P
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very friendly and welcoming. Food was served fairly quickly and the atmosphere was good. Huge menu selection to suit all tastes!. I'd definitely visit again!

MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole family (parents + 12 yr and 9yr old) enjoyed our visit to the Muhib. Went on a Saturday evening at around 7:30, nice relaxed atmosphere and no hint of rushing us so they could maximise the covers on I guess a busy weekend evening service. Waiters very attentive and overall the service was excellent. Four of us eating, poppadoms, starters, mains and a couple of drinks each and the bill was still under £85 so a real surprise. I had the Hyderabadi Lamb, never seen this before at restaurants up our way ...excellent dish, will be going back for that on our next visit to London

OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Typical Brick Lane Restaurant. Probably not better than any other. They all have Tripadvisor 'Best restaurant of some year' at the entrance. The food is good. Service is quick. Ambiance is typical for a Brick Lane restaurant. No space to move. Very quick service. 65 Pound for simple diner for four.