It’s ages since I was last at Jaffa. Walked past it loads of times, but not at the right time for eating. It was one of the first Middle Eastern places to open on the Curry Mile - with the changing nature of the strip, I suppose the Kebab Kilometre will be a better name soon. For Londoners perhaps not familiar with the area, think of Brick Lane – but bigger and better.
OK, there’s little to distinguish it from the growing number of kebab shops fitted out with a few tables for “eat in”. But there’s good lamb shawarma (not the oddly coloured doner stuff) but chips of real meat. A fiver gets you a generous helping - along with some crisp fresh salad, a dollop of houmous and another of a seriously hot chilli sauce, together with a soft flatbread. It was really good.
Along with the kebabs, there’s always a couple of “specials”. I noted today that there was a stuffed chicken (which looked really nice) and a lamb/white bean stew, both with rice.