Soulful food at Tabun Kitchen, Soho

I’ve never tried Palestinian food before, so understandably I was excited to try some for the first time at Tabun Kitchen.

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Front of Tabun Kitchen on Berwick Street, Soho, Oct 2017

Tucked away in vibrant Soho, Tabun Kitchen is an “authentic Jerusalem street food and Jerusalem home cooking with a modern twist” priding itself on fast, affordable and flavoursome dishes.

Owned by film producer Hanan Kattan, Tabun Kitchen takes its name from a biblical clay oven used to dish up spiritually nourishing Palestinian home cooked food.

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Basement decor

TheJerusalem taster menumight be a little on the pricey at £35 per head, but it gives you the best that Tabun Kitchen has to offer. As a 4-course dinner, it’s going to stuff you.

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Palestinian “pizza” – veggie friendly manaeesh with Akkawi Cheese & Za’atar
olives, sundried tomato, is’ha sesame toppings

Sharing is caring as they say, and that is certainly true in the Middle-East. Tabun Kitchen rings that ethos from Palestine to London. Dig in and help yourself to any of the mains that arrives in the middle of your table.

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From left to right: Musakhan Chicken, lamb makloubeh, Fatet Jaj chicken

Of the many stellar dishes on the Jerusalem menu, it’s the main that takes the limelight. For me, the Lamb Makloubeh that really steals the show. It’s explosive with flavour.

Tabun Kitchen 07Diners with a sweet tooth are well looked after with three selection of treat. Perhaps my favourite was the Knafeh made from akkawi cheese and kataifi pastry soaking up all that sweet orange blossom syrup.

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Interiors on the ground floor

Tabun Kitchen is not the largest but it is comfy and modern with white walls and clean lines. Some may say a bit clinical but that never bothered me.

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Further interiors

It’s refreshing to see a soulful little restaurant like Tabun Kitchen pop up in Soho among all the ubiquitous burger restaurants and pizzerias. For spiritually nourishing home-cooked Palestinian meals, Tabun Kitchen delivers  👍


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