Sufi is a family-run Persian restaurant at the top end of Askew Road in West Shepherd's Bush. It has been open since 2007, and since then has proven itself to be a friendly, well-run restaurant, serving appetising and inexpensive Iranian cuisine.
For starters, the freshly baked flat bread is highly recommended; it is baked there and then in a traditional clay oven at the front of the restaurant, and is soft, seeded and extremely tasty. Combine it with a range of dips or a mixed platter and your mouth will be watering for more, although try not to fill yourself up too much or you won't be able to enjoy your main.
A popular choice for mains are the lamb or chicken skewers, which are cooked over a charcoal grill, and served with basmati rice. The meat is tender and fresh, and the charred effect adds to the deliciousness. There are a range of stews too, including a couple of vegetarian options, and a selection of seafood dishes. There is also a dish-of-the-day, which varies depending on what evening you dine. On Saturdays and Sundays it is Baghali Polo ba Mahicheh (Lamb shanks and herbal rice).
Lamb Skewer and Basmati Rice
Price-wise, the starters range from around £3-3.50, and most mains are between £7.30 and £13.50. There is a wine list to choose from, or you can opt to bring your own bottle – the corkage fee is £5.
If you're looking for somewhere that's intimate and laid-back, whether for a romantic meal, or a night out with friends and family, then you won't be disappointed with Sufi. To find out more, see the menu or book a table, visit the website here. The food is available to takeaway too.
To reach the restaurant, the nearest tubes are Stamford Brook, Ravenscourt Park, or Shepherd's Bush, and there are also plenty of buses serving the area too.