Izgara Restaurant - Whetstone

4.2
193 reviews
£25 and under
Turkish

Top tags:

Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Izgara is set within the vibrant restaurant quarter of Whetstone, North London and is within a couple of minutes walk from Totteridge and Whetstone Underground station.
The restaurant serves lunch and remains open for dinner untill 11.00pm, making it an ideal place for lunch, afternoon dining and dinner.
You’ll find yourself greated warmly as you ease into the comfortable, contemporary surrounds. It’s as much about great people as it is about great great Turkish Cuisine, as traditional dishes from mainland Turkey are served with a modern twist.

Pride and care is taken in the kitchen to prepare and cook using only the finest ingredients.
What 193 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClareR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Izgara Whetstone as a family. We spent Christmas Eve with them and regularly since. We have always been placed at the same table which we as parents and the 3 children love and the staff are attentive and remember us which is lovely.
5 star service and food, welcoming, accommodating staff and a pleasure to visit.

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ElleGee
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good, although the grilled onions delayed the main course by 30 mins. They should have told us when we ordered!

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Covidisreal
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

First time I've been - had lots of recommendations to go and the food was great and service good however I echo the comments from others on the lack of COVID measures that just made it uncomfortable. Up close to other tables and with delivery people in and out plus a good few waiting staff it was extremely busy.
I would go back again once things have calmed down or at a less busy time - the food was lovely and the service timely, good portions and decent prices but I really hope they listen to the reviews and take out a couple of tables until things settle before they get into trouble for it.

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SallyW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice dinner with a friend. Food was lovely and good social distancing within restaurant.

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Unhappycamper
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall1food5service4ambience2

Great food and service but....Far too many people in the restaurant and no social distancing. Too many tables crammed in.

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LoopyLou
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food in this restaurant and the staff are very welcoming.
My only gripe was the cost of my drinks...£5.70 for 2 small soda waters with a small jug of lime cordial!! Really..... will be sticking to tap water next time.

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OlaA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, good food and excellent service

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Torsie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great - a little noisy and smokey (from the kitchen) in the restaurant . Service was slow to start but picked up throughout the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was very slow, we waited over an hour for our main course and some of (not all) the staff were quite rude and dismissive.

They also did nothing to encourage people to leave by the newly introduced 10pm curfew. Desserts were still being served at 9:50pm

The food was tasty though.

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Ljb912
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food and cocktails were delicious.

There are far too many tables in the restaurant to be COVID-secure.

Therefore the noise levels make it impossible to hear the people on your own table on a Saturday night.

I will not be returning unless I hear they have removed some of their tables

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Willow2
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and service. The quality and portions are generous and the food is delicious and fresh. The staff are friendly and very attentive. It's a family favourite!

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LeanneO
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for 4pm and we got there and it was closed. Not happy

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MaxL
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good but I wouldn't be in a rush to go back there. If someone suggested it I would be happy to go bit wouldn't make a special effort.

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Enceegee
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

This restaurant is way too busy for these covid times. No spacing between tables, waiters practically climbing over you to get to other tables and one only if them was wearing a mask. If this is of concern to you don’t come!

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CathyH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Too many people. Very noisy. Tables too close together. Not enough ventilation. I and my sister were uncomfortable given current COVID concerns.
However, the service was very good and the food really delicious.
I have eaten at Izgara many many times but would now be reluctant to go back during this pandemic.

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HungryHippo
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice food but no social distancing or contact tracing in place.

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Shikha80
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our food came very late and the dish I had ordered was ridiculous and didn’t have the ingredients it said on the menu which they later agreed and changed. I don’t think so I will go back.

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BurcakT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always prefer Izgara as the food is amazing, service is excellent and the team is very friendly.
Highly recommended and we will definitely come back..

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient friendly service, food was very fresh.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was okay, the entire restaurant was overly packed. Disappointed that zero social distancing was in place or even the lack of ppe worn by the staff. Tables were placed so close together and for the current climate, no protection was provided what so ever. Won’t be visiting again as it made me feel extremely uncomfortable and unsafe. It’s a shame as we were out to support the eat out to help out scheme. I will be reporting this to higher up due to these measure being put into place by the government for the safety of everyone. Disappointed and appalled.

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Anee
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a birthday dinner.
Food was good as always and the service is spot on considering how busy they were.

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SimonB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Service was a bit slow but the restaurant was busy.

SG
SusanG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We love going here and the food was very good as usual. We were surprised when we got in there that non of the waiting staff were wearing masks or shields. I had to get up and go over to the bar and ask them to wear a mask when they served us. We were a group of seniors! They did this quite happily and they did have hand sanitiser by the door. It’s great to be able to go out again but we feel this needs addressing.

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JohnS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The set menu is expensive for what you get compared to a Greek meze !! Seemed quite expensive and why do you get 10 pieces of chicken and only 8 pieces of lamb ??

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SamK
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service and great atmosphere!

Highly recommend for a family meal or quiet date night!

Parking available on adjacent road too after 6.30pm

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SarS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The vegetarian meze plate was so tasty, would 100% recommend. All very generous portions.

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NickH
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food good as normal. Went on an Eat Out to Help Out night so very busy. Perhaps remove a couple more tables to assist on social distancing. Thanks

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Ladybird
London
31 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as ever! Gave us the table we’d particularly requested. Fast service,good food and we were 4 happy diners, spoilt just a little by a large table of noisy, inebriated ladies next to us which encouraged us to leave a little earlier than we might have done!

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charlotted
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

As usual, lovely food, great service....but the smoke from the kitchen completely spoiled it, and made half the meal unbearable as it was so bad it made our eyes itch & throats hurt, it was horrible. And I really felt for the chefs in the kitchen who couldn’t breathe either!

MJ
MJK43
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent value set lunch. Good salad with the shish. No need to have rice. Charms no service.

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Cathy65
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fab food
Fab staff
Everything fabulous!
We go once a week
so delicious and fresh

VC
VanessaC
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, I went with a group of 4 friends and they kindly let us sit on the round table for 6 as they weren’t busy.

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MARGARETR
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant meal with family, all the staff were helpful and the food was exceptional. We will book again at this restaurant in future. Also it is very near where we live and easy to get to. I have never been to a Turkish restaurant before in England and thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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AmandaQ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and a great atmosphere and the staff are always pleasant and friendly.

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Dani
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service took a while on a busy night, the food was nice though and portions sizeable

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VictorS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to visit this restaurant. The food and service are excellent and the tables are not too close together. The only drawback can be the lack of car-parking!

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MariosE
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and would go again. The waiters were lovely.

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sharony
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food, warm, relaxing atmosphere, staff were very efficient, highly recommend

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harryh999
Hertfordshire
20 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

nice food, good service, lunch menu great vslue

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Vegasman
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service.

FAQs

Izgara Restaurant - Whetstone does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Izgara Restaurant - Whetstone is rated 4.2 stars by 193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.