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.
Good as usual but staff weren’t wearing masks which made us uncomfortable especially when they were serving or clearing our table .
Very nice, thanks you!!
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
Delicious food and great service. Izgara is one of our favourite local restaurants. Will definitely be back soon!
Excellent food, great service and comfortable seating. Highly recommended.
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
Very busy for a Sunday night and full of large parties which slowed service slightly but noise levels ok and food good.
Great menu choices
Will absolutely be back
Wonderful 5 stars from me! X
Excellent as usual. Try the white aubergine paste and the iskender
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!
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.