Kookoo Restaurant has won the Best Middle Eastern Restaurant award. Beating off fierce competition from Middle Eastern restaurants in London and around the country at The Asian Restaurant awards ceremony held at the Manchester Hilton.
Kookoo impresario Kamran Abtahi was delighted at picking up the award.
“It’s only been six weeks since we launched our new menu and people really seem to love it.” adding; “We’re cooking the highest quality of food, using fresh ingredients and making every dish from scratch but mixed with street food prices. It seems to be a winning formula. Getting nominated for the award was an honour but to be named as a winner alongside Hakkasan and Darjeeling Express is amazing. Word of mouth spreads so quickly around Surbiton and Kingston about the award too. Offering a modern menu with gluten-free options has been a massive success and we’re booked up every weekend.” Kamran added.
Kookoo made the Awards’ shortlist thanks to the large number of votes from enthusiastic customers from Surbiton, Tolworth, Kingston and further afield. As a reward for their loyalty, Kamran is hosting a gourmet Persian feast on Monday 2nd April, to celebrate the Asian Restaurant Awards win. The special dinner will cost only £15 and includes a glass of prosecco, a beer or soft drink. Early booking is advised for what is expected to be a sell-out event.
“It’s a great honour to win such a prestigious national accolade which vindicates our decision to develop a health-conscious dining concept and is just reward our dedicated team who work hard to creating authentic flavours,” said Abtahi.
Karman Abtahi has previously spent a total of 9 years working as head chef at renowned Persian restaurants, The Piano in Chiswick and Doost, Persian Grill in Kennington.
The Asian Restaurant Awards judges were impressed, with their notes revealing: “Classic Persian dishes given a modern gourmet twist. Kookoo builds on a rich culinary tradition that absorbed influences from its neighbours, then exported them to northern Indian as the Mughal Empire expanded eastwards. Healthy eating at its best.”
Phone Mr Kamran on 020 3719 0498 to reserve your table for April 2nd or book online.