Ishtah Restaurant

4.3
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343 reviews
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£25 and under
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Turkish
Ishtah restaurant provides modern Turkish cuisine featuring combination of gracious service, inventive cuisine and our new stylish décor ensure that the restaurant is a hit with both guests and locals alike.
Our chefs have a simple mantra: minimum fuss, maximum flavour. It's the little things that matter most; Istah presents to you authentic Turkish food and drink, from morning through to night.
Ishtah Restaurant offers contemporary and traditional regional Turkish / Mediterranean cuisine brought to your plate in a honest and opulent way. With its comfortable warm service, this casually elegant restaurant sets the scene for an unique dining experience in a North London Restaurant where we can seat up to 110 diners in total, 60 of which is available in the private area.
We believe great food is best shared, we can cater for the lone diner but also any event or function, please Contact us for any enquiries you might have.

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Sun - Wed 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Thu 6:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri 6:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:30PM - 6:45PM 9:30PM - 11:00PM

What 343 People Are Saying
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L
London
15 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Turkish restaurant in north London.
Good menu selection and variety.
Quality is great and service was top 👍.

SS
London
107 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic service. Very kind waitress for my son. Good starters. Try the prawns and the chicken iskender. Good vegetarian options as well.

SS
London
107 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Kind service

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Casual and local

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service at this restaurant used fantastic. Last two visit really poor.

B
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok as always but not outstanding. Prices seem to be creeping up but otherwise no complaints . Service better than recently but staff do tend to disappear when busy!

q
London
28 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is always excellent but it has become a very pricey night out compared to the other Turkish restaurants in the area. 4 adults 3 kids no alcohol and only 5 main courses and 150 pounds... would go regularly if it was a bit more reasonable!

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My family enjoyed their meal but unfortunately, my grilled tuna looked and smelled very odd. I couldn’t finish it. it made me think I was eating some kind of foreign meat and I would hate to imagine what that could be. But there was nothing resembling tuna on my plate. I have had better tuna steak from tesco made at home. My advice: stick to chicken or lamb.

K
London
28 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff who worked hard as the restaurant was very busy. The food was very good with all dishes enjoyed. Will return for sure

SS
London
107 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food as always

DV
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and stylish modern decor, excellent service and amazing food. Highly recommend the Imam biyaldi(aubergine) and vegetable grill.
Will be returning very soon.

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and good value - can't wait to go again !

q
London
28 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal with 5 kids. The waiter was wonderful and patient and the food was fabulous as always - best local ever!

J
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time dining here. The ambience was great, with clean and contemporary design. The food was excellent, we all enjoyed our food!

Will be dining there again for sure!

RT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was nice - the moussaka was incredible.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lovely meal in this restaurant whilst staying in London. Friendly staff. Good food. A little pricey but then it is London

B
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Been there quite regularly. Didn’t have reservation despite booking through open table but had table so no problem. Slow service though and food just average . Not as good as usual.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We weren’t offered tea coffee desserts

EP
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a lovely relaxed meal here with friends. Food was served promptly and very tasty. Service was average.

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Turkish in town

B
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We are regulars and although the quality can vary, this time the food and service was very good . Definitely recommend the lamb steak.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place great food

IJ
London
70 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is local to us and we enjoy meeting up with friends and having a great meal with good service. This is a great go-to restaurant that we love going to.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really nice meal here with family. Excellent service, lovely food, great portion sizes. Great tasty food for vegetarians. Staff are also very accommodating. Would recommend anyone to come here.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I’ve been here six or seven times in total. The first time was really great. And we usually bring friends who come to visit here. But this last time wasn’t so good. I found my dish to be very salty. The service wasn’t as good as previous visits either - I had to ask for my drink three times. The restaurant itself is very nice - open and spacious and modern decor -and the food and service usually good. But this last visit was a bit disappointing overall.

m
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the food the atmosphere lovely for meeting friends birthdays etc etc

m
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always e joy the food and the ambience go there all the time

B
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We are regulars and restaurant offers reasonable food at reasonable prices. Service ok but waiters can be a bit surly .

h
London
163 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Have said too many good things about my local and after 20 years don't have more words

B
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We are regulars and have previously had a good experience each time but on our last visit we were very disappointed by both the service and quality of the food. The restaurant was half empty as it was early but nobody took our drinks order and when they finally did get round to the food they managed to get this wrong. The lamb shish portion was on the small side and instead of the salad which is on the menu I got rice . Having ordered a rice side dish I was at a loss to see why I should want them to substitute the Salad for more rice! Although we usually have a dessert the service was so slow we decided to get the bill and leave. Not sure what was the problem but I doubt if we will return soon.

BF
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It's our second visit to this restaurant. The food is nice and fresh. The staff are not overly interactive, but pleasant.

It's a nice place to for casual dining and catch ups with friends. It does get very busy so it's noise level is relatively high.

SM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The staff were very slow, our order did not all come out together. The main dish came out with out the side dish so people had to wait in order to eat so the food got cold. Staff were not helpful and as we asked for a extra plate which they did not deliver I had to get up and get it myself. This place was not value for money at all as we paid a fair bit for a very bad service and the portion sizes were ridiculously small.

IE
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Consistently good here. A bit slow this time, because of a large party! Really shouldn’t happen. However will not stop us going back to this favourite of ours!

S
London
36 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As per usual delicious food and fun atmosphere. Very busy tonight but service was good. We’ll be back.

B
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Consistently good. We are regulars.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing but sadly opentable messed up and they had no record of our booking . We showed them the confirmation from open table and they ran around moving tables and fitted us in . Food service all amazing

t
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined with 3 friends and we all enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Perfect midweek venue!

PB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been here several times, and every time they never fail to deliver, superb food, and excellent service.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Booked at the last minute for party of 9. Food and service was excellent, everyone had a delicious meal and would definitely go again.

q
London
28 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always great local dining, fresh food and good service - will be back!