About Sarab Restaurant
Founded in 1999, Sarab Persian restaurant has been attracting customers for many years and is proud of its status as one of London’s finest Persian restaurant.
Let the flavours and aromas of Persia whisk you away to another state of mind at Sarab Restaurant. With its stylish reclaimed interior and friendly service, Sarab is a perfect place to enjoy traditional Persian food with dishes full of colour, texture and superb flavour. This bustling eatery located at Surbiton, South West London.
Rashid Khan•a month ago
This restaurant is now known as KoKo previously it was known as Sarab. It is a Persian restaurant with a very delicate touch. It's ambiance is classy but also oriental. Lit with beautiful large glass chandeliers and really nice & luxurious wallpaper, just it's ambiance will fill your appetite let alone is delicious cuisine. Serving Authentic Persian meals, this restaurant also has a wine bar.
Chrissyo•a month ago
It’s recently changed name and ownership unbeknownst to me before arrival, it’s now called Kokoo. The wild garlic yogurt was a really small portion and watery, not how it’s meant to be. Also the waiter (possibly manager) was hell bent on trying to upsell sharing platters and other things on the menu which was annoying as we didn’t ask for any help or advice on what to choose. It made it uncomfortable and he came across as very pushy rather than helpful. All in all not bad and my guests enjoyed their first taste of Persian food but it was definitely better before.
Chris Clayton•2 months ago
Hmmm. Slow service and waiting staff who know so much more than you they will tell you how you should drink tea... ie add sugar if you find it bitter, and stir the sugar to dissolve it. Seems a bit pricey for tea, kebab and rice.
Vida Mohsenpour•4 months ago
Nice kebab. My daughter loved her food. I give you 5 star as she ate her full dish after long time.only £23 for two people. Good price.
Jay Jay•6 months ago
I started going to Sarab 6 years ago when it was run by the old man and his son. Sometimes 2-3 times a week. (I'm a creature of habit). It was great, authentic food and atmosphere. They were really friendly and welcoming. One of the best for Lebanese/Persian in south west London. When it was closed a few years ago, I was gutted. Then it reopened again and I went back. Not quite the same. The atmosphere was very different. Almost trying too hard and the food just wasn't up to standard. These things happen sadly so I don't go as often. However, I still went occasionally and had the odd takeaway when I really fancied some favourites (cravings). Two very bad experiences have put me off completely recently. One was a homophobic incident. I went in with my girlfriend. While this is London, and as a gay couple we should be free to behave as a couple, we are in fact mindful in certain establishments in deference to their culture or religion. We shouldn't have to be but it makes for an easier life. Even so, our waiter was rude and dismissive and barely acknowledged us. It took ages to both place an order and wave him over to get the bill. Anything else we asked for in between was not available. Never mind. We never went back so we would order a takeaway instead occasionally to pick up. This last time it was chicken, when I opened it, it wasn't cooked inside. I had to put everything under the grill again and hope to god that I didn't accidentally eat any of the raw bits. I called them to inform them and they couldn't have been more defensive. The woman on the phone insisted that they wouldn't send out food like under any circumstances. I agreed as that had never happened to be fair, but this time it did. Then she changed tack and wanted some photographic evidence or for me to take it all the way back to them. WHAT?! I just wanted my dinner. I didn't ask for a refund or replacement as I was already re-cooking. However, it's not unreasonable to inform them. As someone who runs my own business, this is never how I would treat a customer. A simple apology would've sufficed. Perhaps an offer to pick it up at the most. Which I wouldn't have accepted as I didn't have the time to go through all that but I also shouldn't have been treated with such suspicion and almost disdain. I never bother to leave reviews. People can have a bad day and mistakes get made so I like to give the benefit of the doubt. If a product or service is shoddy, I would stop using it or alter the way I consume it. In this case, none of that was enough. Sarab had failed on every level.