Izgara Finchley

4.6
343 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 343 People Are Saying
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vipBazza10
London
35 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good as usual but staff weren’t wearing masks which made us uncomfortable especially when they were serving or clearing our table .

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice, thanks you!!

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Paul
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lively atmosphere, very busy, but service still attentive and friendly. The pitta bread and dips served initially, free were great, and the sautéed lamb and chicken were large and exceptionally tasty

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vipcaroline666
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. Izgara is one of our favourite local restaurants. Will definitely be back soon!

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RenataS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and comfortable seating. Highly recommended.

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vipsimonm
Yorkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice to see them busy which generated a good atmosphere. The menu is now much more comprehensive and it would be a good idea for them to update their website to reflect this. A good meal in a good restaurant

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vipBazza10
London
36 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very busy for a Sunday night and full of large parties which slowed service slightly but noise levels ok and food good.

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Mike
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant
Outstanding restaurant
Great menu choices
Food delicious
Will absolutely be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 5 stars from me! X

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vipSidSarangi
London
118 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Try the white aubergine paste and the iskender

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ElleGee
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipIvorEngine
Tampa
13 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
4 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.

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JulieB
London
3 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.

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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
21 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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katy
London
45 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
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipBazza10
London
36 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as usual and friendly staff.

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vipRumpole
London
4 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
4 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
12 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
12 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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HowardC
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
London
36 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
118 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
118 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
London
36 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
34 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!

FAQs

Izgara Finchley does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Izgara Finchley also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8371 8282.

Izgara Finchley is rated 4.6 stars by 343 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.