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Kara Lounge & Grill, Grays, Essex

Kara Lounge & Grill

4.5
4.5
99 reviews
£25 and under
Turkish
We are proud to serve you one of the healthiest and most well-balanced Turkish and Mediterranean food in Essex.

Our dishes are prepared freshly upon order, using authentic recipes, traditional cooking methods with finest ingredients.

Our focus is to provide the highest quality of service available.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Turkish

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01708 592326

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. SB

    ShaneB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Two of us went to eat at Kara Lounge and Grill. Offered a very small table for two. Which resulted in constant shuffling of a number of plates / glasses. Not ideal. Offered bread and two dips on entry which was lovely. Sucuk for starters, again faultless. Main was a mixed grill, which I should of asked to be well done. Chicken and Lamb Shish both had a cube of meat,that was, for me, inedible. It won't put me off going again, but need a bigger table ie for 4 and well cooked meat. Service wasn't great, but not too bad either. Hopefully, be able to give top marks on my next visit.
  2. AR

    AndreR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good experience Waiters where helpful and quick and the food was on another plant
  3. NW

    NikkiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, great food and service. Cocktails were lovely. Staff very friendly
  4. N

    Nicky

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant! Great service, great food and great atmosphere.
  5. KC

    KimC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    On arrival we were given the option of being seated inside the main dining area but we opted for the entrance section. The restaurant is tastefully decorated throughout. Our waitress was very attentive from start to finish which was great. The food we ordered was both delicious & plentiful & we were able to take home what we couldn’t finish. All in all a very nice dining experience
  6. SI

    SharonI

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, great service… would definitely go back
  7. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    The food was lovely The service although a little slow as they were busy was good. Staff very friendly and welcoming. The noise however was far too overbearing. The singer was far too loud and just ruined any conversation you tried to have. Even after being turned down, it was still too much. Would go back, but avoid any nights with entertainment!
  8. SP

    SharonP

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time dining at KaraGrill. Staff are still attentive happy and pleasant. We enjoyed plenty of delicious food and such a relaxing clean atmosphere
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant for a special occasion. Food & service very good.
  10. DE

    DonnaE

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Bar is very slow. Food is lovely and restaurant is beautiful. Need more bar staff, maybe just one doing cocktails so the other drinks can be served quicker.
  11. R

    Roxy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was gorgeous and the staff were so lovely. Can’t wait to come back
  12. M

    Mikestar

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100000/10 Benjamin was amazing and very attentive.
  13. EH

    EmmaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with friends, great food & cocktails
  14. OS

    OrnelaS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice , warm and modern place. Food very delicious and tasty. I recommend this restaurant , if you want to spend nice evening go to Kara 👌
  15. HR

    HannahR

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was average. Service was good until deserts which was forgotten about. Music was so loud from the Elvis singer we couldn’t have a conversation at the table.
  16. J

    Joey

    Essex

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Food very good. Over-eager service, we felt rushed. Sounded like an eighties club night, music far too loud for conversation and not particularly appropriate or conducive to the ambiance, it just makes everyone shout to be heard which is not relaxing. We thought that although the food was good, it was overpriced. I also really object to being filmed as I eat my dinner. I was not asked for permission and as I choose not to have my face on social media, especially the restaurant social media page, I was not happy about this.
  17. C

    Charlene

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, staff was so friendly and food was great!
  18. l

    lizc

    Essex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Really impressed with the restaurant overall. Very lively atmosphere with live singer... Great bar and selection of cocktails. It was extremely busy and our table wasn't ready at the time we booked the table... waited about 30 mins over so had to wait in the bar until our table was ready. It was extremely busy though but didn't expect to have to wait so long in the bar.
  19. s

    svitlanaz

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A nice addition at Chafford Hundred, nice atmosphere and good food with love music some days. Good service overall.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing, well cooked and well presented. Only thing we didn’t like was how close the tables were to each other and the live music was too loud to be able to continue having a conversation as we were sat in very close vicinity to the speakers.
  21. K

    Kerry

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was really nice, but a little over priced. Servers were friendly but a little over worked. It was so busy and they couldn't quite keep up. We were there for a while but only had two drinks as it was hard to get served.
  22. D

    Dawn1605

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch at Kara lounge & Grill Service with a smile as always , lovely presentation of food and delicious. We had the £14.99 lunch and it was such good value This is my new go-to Turkish restaurant without a doubt. 👍
  23. CS

    ClaireS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so impressed by our night out at Kara. The food was delicious, the staff were brilliant. We were a little apprehensive before going as the prices seemed a bit high , but after going we’d be more than happy to pay that again. The whole night was great
  24. S

    Sparky

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has been refurbed to a high standard. There are plenty of staff and they are all very helpful and friendly. The food quality and presentation is first class.
  25. k

    kevin

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely outstanding service, food was amazing and price was great will be coming back again
  26. SN

    StuartN

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    One wrong main meal was brought out but that was quickly rectified. The food was very good and good sized main dish portions. The dessert portions were enormous. The decor is a bit blingy, but the seating comfortable.
  27. SB

    SamanthaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great staff, will be back again soon 🙂
  28. AF

    AlisonF

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food great service great ambiance should have been great but the very old fashioned singer ruined it singing cliff Richard and beegees didn’t fit the £80. per head price tag for Chafford!
  29. SW

    SarahW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyable evening. The food was lovely, generous portions. Service was very good with friendly staff, very attentive but not annoying. Had a live singer who was very good and not too loud. Will defintely return.
  30. L

    Lovetodine

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant night with friends and great food and drinks
  31. D

    Diana

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, lovely, personable staff. Everything was 5 stars and nothing was too much, the expectation and experience was 110%. We had a beautiful day, a memorable one. I am looking forward to dine there again soon.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great experience, our waiter Ben was amazing. He was polite, fast and very accommodating. Fatima, the manager made us feel so welcome!! :) Drinks were served to us promptly and food came at a great time. Music was soft chill house type vibes and wasn’t too loud when we went at lunch today.
  33. P

    Peace

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hi I took my wife there for a birthday lunch the food was amazing and that only off the lunchtime menu . We will be differently returning to sample the rest of menu , We had calamari to start then sea bass and salmon with mash and vegetables and a couple of mock tails I must say we really enjoyed it , really friendly staff 5 stars,can’t wait to go back Thank you
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we walked in the restaurant the staff looked after us impeccably, never without a drink, food was amazing! Couldn’t fault anything, we will be back!
  35. CW

    ClaireW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a great meal for my husbands 50th, the live singer was great too
  36. BH

    BettyH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our first visit to the Kara was just as expected. Very good food attentive waiters and good service. Everything was of good quality and will definitely be visiting again. I would recommend this restaurant it is not cheap but the drinks are what can push the bill up plus there is a service charge.
  37. SP

    StevenP

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time there and I can honestly say it won’t be the last time, food was amazing and worth every penny
  38. JE

    JackyE

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely ambience and decor is beautiful. Bit pricey but can’t fault the service or the food 👍
  39. LM

    LMcxxx

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Location and decor all very good. Had bread at start but was taken away too quick when starter came up … should have left side plates. Main course had 4 pieces of chicken and 1 was very chewy and grissely.
  40. T

    Tyler

    Essex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sat down at our table at 650pm. Had multiple staff walking round serving. 730pm we got up and left because not one member of staff acknowledged us or asked us what we want to eat or drink... Not even coming over to say bare with them because they was busy they will take our order shortly. Completely ignored us for 40 mins. So we got out and walked out. Upon leaving the owner came over and asked us to come back in and we can have a free drink and he will serve us personally. Like that would make up for the ignorance of his employees. Was buzzing to eat here and as soon as we walked in we said 10/10 we gonna bring our family down and everything. But within 40 mins it become the worst resturant ive stepped foot in. Never been treated like that before.

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Kara Lounge & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 30 times today
Google Map for Kara Lounge & Grill

Flemming Road, Grays, Essex RM16 6HH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Grays

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Turkish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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