Ishtah Restaurant

4.3
366 reviews
£25 and under
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.
What 366 People Are Saying
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ElleGee
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lucky I had phone number as the name outside is IZGARA !

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IvorEngine
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very acceptable set menu with good selections to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Sea bass was over cooked- otherwise fairly good.

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RachelL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

JB
JulieB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JB
JonathanB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You always know what you are getting- food is consistent and you never feel hungry at the end of a meal- highly recommended.

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RayW
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is an excellent local restaurant. Delicious food excellent service.

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Katy
London
19 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

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.

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rgoad
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food but service was a bit slow (took them a while to clear out table)

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vipkaty
London
39 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food is very good, nice & fresh
but was far too busy and very noisy. It was well over booked

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MissH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It had a great ambience and the staff was incredible!

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Aa1234
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipBazza10
Yorkshire
28 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as usual and friendly staff.

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vipRumpole
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cuisine staff and ambiance

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Tyler
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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Nats49
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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DebbieG
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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Katie8
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, always great quality meat ect, delicious calamari! Service always efficient friendly and helpful. Always enjoy eating here, highly recommend.

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vipJason
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was very basic and presentation was also poor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Glasgow
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s a relaxed all round good healthy Turkish restaurant.

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vipHowardC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As usual everything about this restaurant is good They have got the formula spot on

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vipBazza10
Yorkshire
28 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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 .

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Life2benjoyed
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 👍.

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vipSidSarangi
London
111 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.

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vipSidSarangi
London
111 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Kind service

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Casual and local

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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

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vipBazza10
Yorkshire
28 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!

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vipqueenjo
London
31 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!

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vipJackeee
London
4 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.

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Kes1
London
30 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

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vipSidSarangi
London
111 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food as always

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vipDrinkingVeggie
London
9 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
JonathanB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipqueenjo
London
31 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!

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Jack
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!

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ReviewerT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was nice - the moussaka was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipBazza10
Yorkshire
28 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.

FAQs

Ishtah Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ishtah Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8371 8282.

Ishtah Restaurant is rated 4.3 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.