Pasha - Islington

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After opening in the late 1960s as an authentic kebab house, Pasha has gone from strength to strength to become one of Islington’s most popular Turkish restaurants. Located on trendy Upper Street, it’s perfect for a lazy breakfast with friends, lunch with colleagues, or a full-on weekend feast with the family. Inside, bold colours, opulent fabrics and flickering candles add some exotic Middle Eastern flair to the clean and contemporary interior. For a light meal, diners can share meze dishes like sucuk (spicy Turkish sausage), crispy courgette fritters, hummus and tabbouleh. For something more substantial, the menu includes grilled chicken shish; slow cooked shoulder of lamb with oregano jus; and borek – filo pastry parcels of spinach and feta with rocket salad.

Specials

50% Off food

50% off food only. £5 surcharge for lamb Chops, lamb Shish and Steaks.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: July 11, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM
Mon-Thu 12:00PM-11:00PM

What 740 People Are Saying
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PJ
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food. The staff were great, nothing was too much effort and it was very reasonably priced.

N
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We took a small group for lunch at Pasha to celebrate the 83rd birthday of family friend. The service was super friendly from the moment we entered the restaurant until we left. The small front of house team (manager and one waiter) were efficient, friendly and attentive. The food was very nice and the portions a good size. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food as always, great vibe and the best Sultan Delight cocktails ever! Highly recommend.

JG
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a pleasure to eat here. Had the hummus to start followed by the sea bass for main course. Both were wonderful. Will definitely be returning soon. As always the service was great. Relaxing atmosphere

AC
London
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great service and the food was amazing ! Definitely worth going to!

JP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and nice atmosphere. Food was good too!

MK
London
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent though we did go on Monday night so it was quiet. Food was decent and really enjoyed it.

t
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had the set menu at Pascha so didn’t use the 50% off food in the end The service was nice and the ambiance is nice too. The menus we got given had an old price on and the waiter didn’t offer to give it is for that price which was a shame. I thought he should have honoured that. Or at least offer us a free drink/baklava. Apart from that it was a nice dining experience.

CB
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Pasha. We booked again because we enjoyed it so much the first time and we weren’t disappointed. We couldn’t fault it. Lovely feel to the place, very attentive staff, delicious food and good wine. I need to stop now because everyone will want to go and we won’t be able to get a booking!

J
London
46 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant in North London. A warm, welcoming atmosphere and excellent food, whether you eat meat or prefer one of the vegetarian/vegan options. I took my goddaughter here for a late birthday dinner and we both thoroughly enjoyed it - the manager and waiter even sang "Happy birthday" to her! Thank you to Pasha for making her evening extra-special.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a very pleasant evening and the service was good but the food was a little disappointing, particularly the babaganoush which did not have that lovely smokey aubergine taste, also the halloumi was rather hard and dry but we enjoyed the rest washed down with some very good Turkish red wine

ED
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Small portions and bad value.Offered advertised on the website were not available at the restaurant.Big disappointment

DB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with very good food and service. Would definitely recommend

l
London
24 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really delicious Turkish food at this Islington establishment, nicely presented with reasonable portion size. The only complaint is I had a g&t and another in our party wanted one but couldn’t have one as they had run out! Quite taken aback that a restaurant would run out of something as obvious as that.

L
London
72 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've never had anything but a wonderful experience at Pasha. Charming staff, a great selection of delicious food, excellent value, lovely decor. I wouldn't eat dinner else on Upper Street (but Whisk Dessert Bar afterwards was amazing dessert!)

G
London
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent evening at this lovely local restaurant. Service was great - my friend and I were left to chat but caught the waiters eye easily when we were ready to order. Food bought out quickly, and was delicious. Would definitely go again and recommend.

M
London
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service made for a really enjoyable evening!

KH
London
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and lovely service. We went on a Monday evening and used the deal which is incredible value.

CB
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Saturday evening meal at Pasha. The food was delicious and the wine really good. The staff were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back.

c
London
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Pasha is a long established and professionally run restaurant in Islington which can normally be relied on to turn out a good meal at a reasonable price but something went a little wrong when we dined there recently. There was the usual warm welcome, efficient service and warm ambience and the first course of mixed meze was well up to the usual good standard. However, the main course of Iskender was a disappointment. Described on the menu as layers of chargrilled chicken, lamb shish and kofte served on pita bread with a yoghurt and tomato sauce, it consisted almost entirely of chicken with yoghurt and tomato sauce with no discernible lamb shish or kofte and no pita bread.

JB
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasha is always a great choice! Wonderful staff and food. Couldn’t ask for more to be honest..

G
London
121 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never fails to deliver. The awesome lamb chops are my total favourite. The service is lovely and friendly. Prices are extremely reasonable. This is one of the best options on Upper Street in my opinion.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty food and with a 50% off it's an amazing deal!

C
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delcious Turkish traditional cuisine, very comfortable staying, excellent service.
I suggest everybody to test it when in London

K
London
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was fantastic - and even better value with the 50% off deal. All the dishes were delicious, fresh and tasty. We had lots of cold and hot meze dishes and with a decent bottle of wine it was £25 each. Not bad!
The ambience is what lets it down. The styling feels a bit jaded and the lighting is quite bright - so it's not a place for a romantic dinner, unless were just unlucky and they had all the lights on to encourage people to be quick! Though important to say that we weren't rushed at all - despite the booking having been at 9pm and with only a couple of other tables occupied when we walked in. We were certainly the last to leave.
The service was impeccable with the waiter being attentive when we needed him and absent when we didn't.
Overall food great and it was perfect for my friend and I to have a personal and proper conversation where we didn't have to shout to be heard. Would go again for the food.

OT
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and service was just as great!

A
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic, good value local restaurant. Ideal for groups or just 2 of you. Excellent service too, nothing’s too much trouble.
And as for the food.... chicken shish is delicious, the warm bread that comes with the dips is a firm fave too.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were at the table in the middle of the restaurant with bench seating and plenty of lights. Staffs were attentive and very nice. The lamb shank I had was delicious with meat off the bone. We had 50% off food which is great value for money! Will definitely go back!

v
London
42 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great dinner with 50% off. Real quality ingredients and friendly efficient staff.

d
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Such a lovely place, visit here almost bi-monthly. It has never disappointed.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always excellent at Pasha! We have been frequent customers for many years - the food & service are faultless.

C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu looked good, the waiter service was excellent, couldn't do enough, but the food let it down! Iskender had hard, rock hard croutons and not soft pitta as it should have. If you are going to serve croutons, then say that, the menu clearly says pita, i attach a copy of the menu below! The dish was lukewarm and went cold very very quickly.

House red wine was quite good, but the main let it down terribly, and for that reason, I will not be returning!

Plus if you want a real authentic Iskender then I suggest you go to Green Lanes and try one of the many Turkish restaurants there. Plus they are miles cheaper with much larger plates!!

Iskender
£13.50
Layers of marinated char grilled chicken,lamb shish and kofte served on pita bread with streined yoghurt and tomato sauce.

KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Awesome food, very quiet at lunch time, good service and most importantly clothes still smell nice and fresh after leaving the place. ;-)

N
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent friendly service. Great settings

SM
Angus
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious mezze and mains as always! Recommend the lamb Pasha special...delicious!
Excellent and friendly service!

G
London
121 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lamb chops in London! I ask for them to be cooked a little over for me and they are still succulent and SO tasty. I’ve been here dozens of times over the years and never had a bad meal. Warm, friendly service and all the food is great, but go for the lamb chops!

ZS
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food and friendly service!

ZS
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Dined at that restaurant for the 2nd time. since 8 months ago they still have not improved their lighting - it's so dark especially when you are sat towards the end of the room - so we had to use torches on our mobile phones to see what's written on their Menu! Service-wise, well they try but still either keep forgetting to bring our drinks, or not even looking at our direction so we cannot catch their attention. The food is slightly overpriced but quite tasty. As before, this restaurant does not compare with the other Turkish cuisine restaurants in Harringey, where there are lots of them, food is fabulous, much cheaper and you get a massive meze (selection of starters) with unlimited freshly baked hot bread. This restaurant is quite close to where we live so that's probably one of a very few good things about Pasha Islington,

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such nice staff and great food

DP
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great wine, good value for money on food, dessert was lovely

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