Bethnal Green, London
160 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 6DG
- Shoreditch High Street Station (0.5 km)
- Hoxton Station (0.8 km)
- Shoreditch High Street Rail Station (0.4 km)
- Contact us:
020 7729 6446
8 reviews of Tas Firin in English
I’ve been going there for years. It can get busy in the evenings, but thats a testiment to the tasty food. They will let you sit on the stools & wait, or even stand outside & bring you drinks there. Not the best for vegetarian friends, but us carnivores are well catered for. (They do have some veggie options, but a vegan friend struggled a bit).Chicken & the lamb shish are my favourite & we often get a take away pide. As ‘regulars’ they often give us a free dessert or a drink which is really nice. Some of the staff have changed over the past year, so may not be as friendly as the old days, but never had rude service here. Just wish they delivered.
Essential place for anyone hungry in the area, their takeaway lahmacun wrap is the best food you can get if you're broke, demanding and in a hurry! (for a mere £1.50, that beats any fast food chain!!! and it's healthy stuff...)
Usually when I get a chicken shish it's served to me in a polystyrene box at 4am so sitting down to one in this cute little restaurant makes a welcome change.
The interior is, ummm, different. There's quite a few random unexplained what I'm assuming are family portraits round the place and a decorative tiki hut as you come in (complete with a random shoe placed carefully on the roof).
As well as being easy on the pocket, the food is yummy with massive portions and served to you by worringly chirpy waiters.
Tas Firin is definitely a little gem in Bethnal Green and a much welcome change if you don't fancy taking on the dizzying amount of curry houses on Brick Lane.
Anywhere with the sheer class to serve up a Fox's Glacier Mint to freshen the post-lunch palate will always make a nostalgic impression on someone as old as me that remembers the polar bear-laden advertisements for this gentleman's minty delight. There was also an in-flight style hand towel (see photo) for a comprehensive.
Though it wouldn't have compensated for putrid food, my Turkish sausage pide (pronounced "pee-day", as in bidet) was a delicious pizza-style delight of sizzling, grease-tastic sausages atop some tomato-smothered bread. The service is friendly, though their mugs of coffee are unlikely to be winning any prizes.
Now my missus would be having Roman kittens if she heard me blasphemously alluding to this dish as even remotely sharing any qualities with the majestic pizza, but luckily she finds everything that i write moribund and somewhat trying.
This place was a welcome surprise. Having traipsed around the area all day, we were looking for somewhere comfortable to eat. Didn’t fancy a curry for a change.
I really enjoyed the unpretentiousness of this place. The food is lovely and the portions very generous. Starters really weren’t necessary, but who could resist home made houmous and tzatziki?!
The tables near the open oven are probably very popular in winter, but we were lucky to get a seat by the open window on a hot summer’s day.
It was easy to imagine you are on holiday in a Turkish village.
I like this place for its simple presentation, no frills service and the porky chef who makes amusing facial gestures whilst tossing meaty skewers on his giant Turkish grill (the meaning of Tas Firin).
You’ve got a slightly bizarre photo of a family relative above the door frame and a space-consuming tiki hut. For starters, the halloumi was rubbery and although not fresh, tasty nonetheless. The lamb livers were pretty good although again lacking that 'straight from the market’ texture. The chicken and lamb shish were more than edible, coming with rice and an inspiring salad of lettuce (which I like) and beetroot (that I don’t). With more local competition, this restaurant would shoot down the list but dominated by curry houses, it certainly gets my 'great value’ vote…for now!
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