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.
Lightly pan fried king prawns tossed in a garlic and butter sauce
A choice of lamb, chicken or adana kofte. Prepared with yoghurt, bread and topped with a fresh authentic tomato and butter sauce
Marinated fresh squid, served with tartar sauce and mixed leaf salad
Lucky I had phone number as the name outside is IZGARA !
Very acceptable set menu with good selections to choose from.
Sea bass was over cooked- otherwise fairly good.
Nice local Turkish food with friendly staff. I am vegan and they had 1 or 2 things I could eat but would have preferred more choice. Great that they are doing the eat out initiative still I hadn’t realised that before we went.
Staff met each client at the door (they were all wearing masks) and ensured we had a mask on while walking to our table. The tables were discreetly screened.
The staff and food were brilliant.
You always know what you are getting- food is consistent and you never feel hungry at the end of a meal- highly recommended.
This is an excellent local restaurant. Delicious food excellent service.
BH family lunch, taking advantage of the EOTHO discount. Great food as always but the service could do with some tweaks. It’s rude to say the least to be asked immediately, first thing as soon as we walked through the door with a reservation, when we will be free to give up the table. When I answered ‘it depends on how fast you serve the food’ I got a very cold and unfriendly reaction from the manageress. The waiter was very distracted and it also took a while to get any table attention or for someone to take our order.
Good food but service was a bit slow (took them a while to clear out table)
The food is very good, nice & fresh
but was far too busy and very noisy. It was well over booked
It had a great ambience and the staff was incredible!
Great food and service
Good as usual and friendly staff.
Wonderful cuisine staff and ambiance
Have been there quite a few times. This time I went with a few friends on a Friday evening. Totally packed so a bit noisy. But the food was very tasty, as always. Good hearty portions. Good service despite it being so busy. Always enjoy it there. Would highly recommend to friends.
Very pleasant evening. Staff extremely attentive. In fact overly so. Food very good - portions not huge but all very tasty. Excellent choice of restaurant for my vegetarian family. Value for money is much better at lunchtime with the 2 course meal offer. Food was fresher then too. The lighting was a little too bright for me. I would have preferred it dimmed so a little more atmospheric
There was a big party in the night we went, so the service wasn’t as good as usual because they were concentrating mainly on the large party, but it was still good & food always good here
Went for lunch with elderly parents. Starters of calamari and cigari were lovely and fresh. Ordered 2 lamb sote, one with no spices, the other with. The first was delicious, the second was full of chilli overpowering all the other flavours. When we told the waiter it was too hot to eat his comment was that we'd asked for it spicy! No apology, no offer to have something else. We won't be going back.
Great food, always great quality meat ect, delicious calamari! Service always efficient friendly and helpful. Always enjoy eating here, highly recommend.
Food was very basic and presentation was also poor.
It’s a relaxed all round good healthy Turkish restaurant.
As usual everything about this restaurant is good They have got the formula spot on
Didn’t have our open table booking despite it being confirmed. Food ok but service was slow as they were quite busy . Apologised and gave us complimentary coffee so overall satisfied .
Great Turkish restaurant in north London.
Good menu selection and variety.
Quality is great and service was top 👍.
fantastic service. Very kind waitress for my son. Good starters. Try the prawns and the chicken iskender. Good vegetarian options as well.
Great food. Kind service
Lovely restaurant. Casual and local
Service at this restaurant used fantastic. Last two visit really poor.
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!
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!
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.
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
Good food as always
Beautiful and stylish modern decor, excellent service and amazing food. Highly recommend the Imam biyaldi(aubergine) and vegetable grill.
Will be returning very soon.
Always excellent food and good value - can't wait to go again !
Birthday meal with 5 kids. The waiter was wonderful and patient and the food was fabulous as always - best local ever!
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!
Everything was nice - the moussaka was incredible.
We had lovely meal in this restaurant whilst staying in London. Friendly staff. Good food. A little pricey but then it is London
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.
Ishtah Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Ishtah Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8371 8282.
Ishtah Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 366 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.