9 reviews of Kimos Cafe in English
Love the ambience of this place.
I just adore their lamb mandy (an arab dish).
I come here again, and again for their chicken and lamb mandy and chicken wings. Never try their tapas so can't comment (I prefer tapas in proper Spanish place...I am quite fussy about aunthenticity).
I have eaten here for many years and have fallen in love with their sandwiches, especially the chicken and sweetcorn with their special salad….mmmm!
The prices are completely affordable and it was in a very convenient place right outside of my old college. The also make freshly squeezed orange juice which is (excuse the pun) a refreshing change;)
Student institution pure and simple. It’s convenient to the university and to the city centre, and serves a fantastic range of good quality food that’s as healthy as you want it to be.
The pizzas are made to order and are good. Greasy, but that’s how I like pizza. The various middle eastern dishes are offered a variety of ways and are almost always fantastic.
One thing to note is that the owners are Muslim and so the place is alcohol-free and pork-free. If you’re gagging for a beer with your dinner, go somewhere else. If you’re happy to chill out in comfortable surroundings with good food for little money, this is the place to go.
great range of food, taps, kababs, sandwichs (with about 5 differnet breads to choise from),
Kimos is the number one student eatery! the menu is great and provides a lot more than any of the on campus food joints that Liverpool Uni has to offer! after three years at kimos, the food has been consistently good! the club sandwiches are without a doubt the best in town!
but even if your not a poor student this fab eatery is a must visit for anyone as the food is fab.
the mertle street cafe gets super busy and youll be lucky to get a table between 12-1.. but after that its ok.
a fab location for breakfast as they serve the best med breakfast is town.. all day as well =)
food was good, as was the setting, but the staff were a bit strange, and I had a lot of trouble making myself understood to the man behind the counter. I thought this was because I was a southerner, but my Liverpudlian friend couldn’t understand him either. Good value though
Kimos Cafe on Myrtle Sreet in Liverpool has a lot to learn in the way of serving food. As they seem incapable of listening to customers face-to-face I thought I would take the time to spell it out.
Food should be hot - not like the baked potatoes, which come half-cooked from the microwave with dry stone-cold fillings and a clump of mayo to help you choke it down.
Service should be friendly - not reminiscent of a bull-dog chewing a wasp, which is how they respond to customers who send inedible food back.
Chef’s should listen to complaints - not ignore feedback from customers. The two chefs would do well to taste the poor quality of their kitchen to remind them of how much they have to learn, should they care enough.
Me and my girlfriend were refused replacement meals or a refund, and therefore had to leave without eating our meals. I am amazed that anyone continues to put up with the awful fare and snarling service this cafe dishes up.
i really enjoy eating at kimos as it offers a wide variety of food and is always fairly cheap. It offers very middle eastern food but you can still get burgers and sandwiches. Sometimes the service is a bit dodgy and slow but this has only happened on two occasions. All in all its a good place for lunch or dinner but its not somewhere that i would return to on too many occasions as i think there is more to offer at other places.
This is something of a student institution in Liverpool, and I really wanted this to be a great review, but my feelings were very mixed after a recent dinner there.
Kimos is a large cafe-style eatery, which focuses on a combination of breakfasts, burgers and pizzas for the unadventurous and North African / Middle eastern food for the rest. This part of the menu features dishes such as cous-cous, tagines, tabouleh, dips, feta salads and so on. They also serve generous sandwiches to take away. If eating in, you order your food at the counter and give a table number; the food comes to your table, but you have to collect cutlery yourself. It caters well both for veggies and meat lovers.
The interior is spacious and decorated in an updated middle-eastern style, with mosaic top tables (though these didn’t feel fantastically clean - a facet of the rough surface).
We ordered a selection of dips - oddly styled as ‘tapas’, even though they were entirely Middle-eastern, some North African stews, and garlic/cheese bread. The starters were very good, with nice houmous and heavenly babaganoush (smoked aubergine and peanut dip). The mains were OK, and very generously portioned with rice or cous-cous and salad, but a little less tasty than we expected, especially after the starters.
The one problem was that the garlic bread my other half ordered did not appear despite asking for it three times - and then it arrived when we had finished eating. Not good - and the bread itself (a pitta, folded and stuffed with what seemed like garlic pesto) was horribly oily. The staff were very friendly, but in an odd way this made the experience more irritating - when someone smiles and says ‘I’ll look into it’, but then plainly doesn’t, you feel more cheated somehow. The good part was the price - it came to just over £10 a head - but that was just with tap water - they don’t serve alcohol.
So, I can see why it would be popular with students (at least, teetotal ones), but it definitely has more of a large cafe ambience than a proper restaurant. Interestingly, everyone around us had opted for the burgers and chips, rather than middle-eastern fare. And, although the price is excellent by London standards, you can eat well for around £10-15 elsewhere in Liverpool centre, (in Chinatown, for example) so it’s not quite the value it appears to be.
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