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
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.
We weren’t offered tea coffee desserts
We had a lovely relaxed meal here with friends. Food was served promptly and very tasty. Service was average.
Best Turkish in town
We are regulars and although the quality can vary, this time the food and service was very good . Definitely recommend the lamb steak.
Great place great food
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.
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.
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.
Always enjoy the food the atmosphere lovely for meeting friends birthdays etc etc
Always e joy the food and the ambience go there all the time
We are regulars and restaurant offers reasonable food at reasonable prices. Service ok but waiters can be a bit surly .
Have said too many good things about my local and after 20 years don't have more words
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.
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.
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.
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!
As per usual delicious food and fun atmosphere. Very busy tonight but service was good. We’ll be back.
Consistently good. We are regulars.
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
We dined with 3 friends and we all enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Perfect midweek venue!
My family and I have been here several times, and every time they never fail to deliver, superb food, and excellent service.
Booked at the last minute for party of 9. Food and service was excellent, everyone had a delicious meal and would definitely go again.
As always great local dining, fresh food and good service - will be back!
Love this restaurant and never once had a bad meal there! Helim with mushroom is a must!!
Great mixed grill and service - £55 per couple and great starters
Our booking was not found on their system however they accommodated us nicely. We have been here many times before and really enjoy the tasty food. The waiters are friendly and very attentive. We all enjoyed our meals.
Too many times at my local to write an other review
The number of my attendances there says it all
Just try it
As consistent as always. Tasty food, generous portions and comfortable seating, all fairly priced.
Will keep returning!
Big portions. Good food
Good service, good food, reasonably priced but quite small portions on the platter not really enough for sharing. Good decor and plenty of parking.
My local for the last 20 years and can't complain
Always fresh and healthy
Always good value
We had a lovely birthday dinner with impeccable service and fantastic food, well presented and really tasty. The kids found good choices and we shall be back. Prices were a little high but it was a birthday trip and so maybe not an everyday venue.
As good as it get after a hard working day
Good grilled meat and fresh salad