I have been here on 2 ocassions. The food is good, but most of it tastes the same and a bit bland. The manager is a good guy, he gave us a 10% discount given that I had been there on an earlier ocassion and he remembered me as had struck up a chat on the earlier ocassion. Further he gave us free Baklawa and some other turkish sweets and tea absolutely free after we finished. Overall I am happy with the service despite what others have said but can I suggest to the restaurant owner to bring the taste and quality up one notch as the food could be a slightly more tastier.
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Posted: Wed Jan 27 2010
Fieldgate Street is famous around these parts for the presence of Tayyabs, an outlandishly busy Pakistani eaterie that always seems to have a queue of 20-plus people trailing out its front door. But it’s not the only restaurant on this scruffy, interesting road. Parked rather unexpectedly in the middle of what is largely Asian terrain is the Maedah Grill, a roomy Turkish establishment. Compared to other restaurants of a similar bent in east and north-east London, this is a slick-looking place, all shiny furniture and ersatz-futuristic menu typography. Unfortunately, it is let down by the kitchen, which in our experience delivers pretty indifferent renditions of Turkish staples. The list of mains is split roughly down the middle between grills and pide; from the former list, our chicken beyti was generous though rather wan. Muska böregi also lacked verve. Redemption of sorts arrived with a beautifully creamy sütlaç, but only after an extended wait for one of the bustling yet not overly attentive waiters. Customers are a rich racial mix, with plenty of kids in evidence on our recent evening visit.
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We used to go lots of Turkish restaurant specially north London ! Yesterday I went to east London with friend who come from USA . I offer him to try Turkish food ! This is my 2nd time visit in maedah ! First of all waiter showing they are so busy while restaurant was quite ! No smile in the face ! Food was over cooked ! Tasteless ! Before finish food , waiter send bill & I said we did not ask for bill ! He back , we tought wrong table but after few second he return & send bill again , said we are closing !that time even not 11pm ! I said ok ! Paid bill . Now they are hurry to clean our table while we still eating with others few table . Another 2 more waiter come. & say we are closing !!! ...... Result is it's 5:15am morning I'm writing this comment while I'm suffering tummy hurting ! Went toilet few time on night ! Please go & see some famous Turkish reastaurant in North London like Kervan shofari, Devran , vadi, selesa & see how is there service , food ! Learn something from them !
As with any type of food...opinions will always be split. I've worked in Turkey, so have experienced the cuisine first hand. I also lived a few doors down from this restaurant for over a year and ate here many times. The food at Maedah Grill is excellent. I've tried most things on the menu and it's all good. My personal recommendation would be the Special Sarma Kebab, although it very rich and I'm yet to finish one portion to myself. The Lamb Chops are very tasty as well. I would also like to note the service is very friendly as well. Try for yourself.
We go here a lot and I think the food is very fresh and of a really high standard. The service is always excellent too. I recommend the vegetable kebabs.
I normally do not like turkish food (do to the lack of spice) but this place is amazing. Full of flavour and good quality meat. cooked to perfection. Some reviews seem to be about the wrong place. Going back on Sunday. Gonna try the 'lamb balls'.
I liked the restaurant, but whatever I ordered (i forget - they were lamb balls) was described as 'spicy', which it wasn't. It was bland. Too bad. I love turkish food. However, liked the restaurant well enough so will return and try something else
I completely disagree with the review. The food is a lot tastier than other Turkish restaurants I have eaten at. The service is always great too, the waiters are really friendly. One of my favourites!