Watan, Afgani - Southall

Watan (Afghani) – Southall


This has an airy and modern feel about it.

With a wall-mounted water feature opposite the open kitchen, the inside is cosy and inviting.


The service is friendly and on point, and the place generally clean with a warm ambience.

Kabuli palaw( mycha )

Kabuli palaw (mycha)

The Watan house special, viz. Kabuli palaw (mycha), was awesome.

And though the priciest on the list at £12, well worth it.


Lamb Afghani – cooked in tomato thick gravy sauce with a capsicum, onion, hint of garlic ginger and black paper Paya Lamb trotters cooked in thick gravy sauce

The leg of lamb was cooked to perfection, practically melting off the bone.

Watan House Special Kabuli Palaw

House Special – Kabuli Palaw

The Watan house special tomato curry was powerfully aromatic, and so it went really well with the rice.

Very unique; something we’ve never tasted before.

Keema Nan - Watan

Keema Naan – Looks like the dog got to it first!

The keema naan (above) was poor to the point that it simply couldn’t be finished (despite it being Ramadan).

Additionally, the lamb biryani was as bad as they come! Bottom line: if it’s not a Watan special (on the menu), avoid.

3.5 FTL's Roar
2.3 Pride's Roar (4 Roars)
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Last Checked: 20/2/18
Some excellent dishes at this place.

Freshly cooked and full of flavour, particularly the mixed platter.

Thank you Watan for a great Southall alternative.
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183 The Broadway,
Southall UB1 1LX

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12:00-00:00

T: +44 (0)20 8571 0928


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  • Try zeyton, its great. I like afgani food, but its hard to find a nice one.

    10 Jul '14
  • I like the food and ambience and it’s clean but too pricey for what it is.

    14 Aug '14
  • I was pointed towards this establishment by one of the lions after I contacted him asking for a decent place to eat in the culturally diverse area of Southall. By the time I had walked down the entire Broadway in order to get to this place I was thirsty, famished and flipping tired.
    In we went, the three of us. Simba’s recommendation was the mixed grill and so that’s what we asked for. It didn’t disappoint. 4 lamb chops, 3 kebabs, lamb tikka and chicken tikka all came on an Afghan naan bedding. The meat was flavoursome; cooked and seasoned very well. All of us enjoyed the lamb chops the most. The chicken tikka was OK, but still nice, it just wasn’t as tasty as the lamb meat. We also ordered a Tandoori paratha laden with butter – it was crispy and chewy and buttery and flaky all at the same time. Two small portions of rice came on the side of the platter – the greenish coloured batch with vegetables in it was the tastiest out of the two. The white rice wasn’t bad either though not as buttery as the green rice.

    We only ordered two drinks, a diet Coke and also a plain lassi. The lassi, I was told, was good.
    All in all, a very good experience amounting to only £10 per head. And it was enough food for three people, we were stuffed and still had a little food left over.

    I’d recommend this place as well. I’d also give the place an 8/10.

    21 Jul '15

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