Pasha - Islington

4.4
697 reviews
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Turkish
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: February 11, 2019

Ends: March 31, 2019

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

What 697 People Are Saying
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JS
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Delicious food and great service! Not much atmosphere, however was a Monday evening!

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the staff were amazing. Very professional and attentive throughout the entire night. Will be coming back for sure!

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T
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lots of choices on the menu. No problem if you want 2 starters rather than a main. Quick service and very tasty food.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice food for good value, however the meals don't exactly come as you order. I had a part missing from my order which I then had to ask for. Luckily the service was good so no problem there!

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our male waiter was awesome. Very attentive, polite, good humour and always checked on us. The food was simple Turkish food meaning back to basics traditional cuisine. We really enjoyed all our dishes ranging from hummus, grills, salads etc. would def go back.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb cutlets and seafood casserole were delicious and the friendly staff made the experience even better! Would thoroughly recommend.

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MH
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and a great array of food choices.

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RA
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable evening with my partner. Lamb came cooked a little rare for my liking but the service made up for it.

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RL
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The waiters were great!
I watched the waiter explaining really carefully to some people on a nearby table & the waiter really knew the menu really well and explained to those who has food allergies/ intolerance what they could safely choose.
They were so kind in letting me use their phone because I’d left my phone at work. We had an enjoyable meal and the friendly staff made the visit. Thank you!

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We greatly enjoyed the food and the attentive service. Fairly quiet for Sunday lunch.

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A
London
48 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The seafood dishes are amazing. Try them all!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stubbled across this place but what a great find. Went for the set menu and it was so good, amazing flavours and great quality! Our waiter was fab, lots of banter and helped us choose the right food. Would definatley recommend

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B
London
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a fantastic time staff & food was fantastic

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, attentive staff and fantastic food. A level above the usual Mediterranean competition.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Our waiter, the only non-Turkish waiter it appeared, was so rude to my friend and I and made us feel completely on edge and unwelcome. Service was also very slow.

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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Attentive service that kept the wine flowing. Very good food, especially for the value, although sticking to the classics. The tabouleh and stuffed aubergine were my favorite, along with the warm tahini cake. The lighting could be a bit softer.

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DN
London
96 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice restaurant with friendly staff, reasonably priced and with a fairly extensive menu. Portion size is just about right but if you go try the kalamar to start, probably one of the best ive ever had, anywhere. All in all more than happy with our visit and im sure we will return again.

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B
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pasha has undergone and makeover since i last visited which musty have been over 2 years ago roughly, its a nice and fairly underrated option to spend your night in. The deco is very nice and the menu and drinks are very good. Its a good option to take someone for a date and on a Friday night it can get quite busy in the evening. Its abit of a walk from Angel or Highbury & Islington stations as it sits roughly in the middle of both.

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MO
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very relaxed and comfortable dining experience and overall quite good value for money.Attentive service and happy to accommodate requests

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LG
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

ATTENTIVE SERVICE WITHOUT BEING INTRUSIVE. GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEIR WINE LIST AND THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS

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ZS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Booked a table there for my daughter's birthday. The staff were extremely welcoming and accommodating, especially when we wanted to change our table to another one, where lighting was a bit better. However, the table was close to the bathroom so we could smell the bad odor from there, which is, obviously, off putting.
My daughter loves steaks and we made it very clear that she would like a very well done steak, i.e. no blood, no pink. Unfortunately, they brought us a medium steak so we had to send it away!! That a proper spoil of the dinner. The waiter apologised and removed the steak from the bill; however, I did not mind paying for it and the whole point was for my daughter to enjoy her steak!
In overall, food was good, especially sea food stew. Bread was bottomless and very tasty, fresh and hot!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, amazing service, great food, loved the place absolutely!

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

3 of us went for a last minute meal out. I picked Pasha because I was looking for somewhere nice looking that served relatively healthy food. When we arrived, we were warmly welcomed and quickly seated. I had never been before, in spite of living in Islington for many years. I found the atmosphere warm and friendly. The place is nicely decorated and comfortable. Just what we were looking for!

The menu choices looked great and we were quickly served (but not too quickly). I was really looking forward to my meal of Ali Nazik. Sadly, although the meat flavourings were delicious, it was rather tough and drowning in an oily soup of aubergines and tomatoes with an enormous mound of yogurt dumped in the middle. I found it rather off putting, which is a shame as I think the dish would be delicious with more care and attention. My friends liked their meals better, but all of us were rather underwhelmed by the food unfortunately.

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was really excellent but thought the food could have been a bit more authentic Turkish. It lacked a little something. Also were seated at a table for 4 when just 2 of us, which felt a little strange. Owners super nice and friendly though.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice staff, and cozy environment. Even the bread tasted amazingly good!

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GS
London
145 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A good value, good food Turkish meal in nice surroundings with friendly service. The chicken kebab particularly is very good indeed!!

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is excellent and incredibly well priced for this area of London. Staff are friendly and nice

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service, okay food and drinks. Quiet for a Sunday afternoon

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SL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High standard of Turkish food
I lived in Istanbul for a while and did not eat better there
Service amiable and diligent
I highly recommend Pasha

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good quality food. Sometimes noisy as acoustics aren’t good

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b
London
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

nice restaurant nice friendly staff. While appetiser was nice the main course of fish was iffy
friend was sick. Fish did have a strange smell which we thought was the dressing on the salad

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JC
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a lovely family run restaurant. The food is great and they were happy for us to have a selection of dishes all at the same time - we are a bit awkward. The service was great and the Turkish wine is delicious. I would go To Pasha - Islington again.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smart casual, very well run, nice attentive friendly waiters. Delicious food.

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B
London
30 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Not very good on Saturday, we have been there a few times before, but this time the service was bad we ordered our starters & main ten minutes later the waiter come over and said they had no steak ! So we left was not very happy this time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We went for the lunch special at £14.95 each which on paper we though was decent value until the plate turned up, 2 mini skewers with 5 bite size pieces of lamb and chicken, a mini falafel, a mini cheese parcel and some bite size fried veg served with bread and hummus. In truth, I have had starters bigger than the entire main. Flavours were not bad but i won’t be going back purely due to the lack of value for money.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good hospitality.

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AY
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was very bland and over cooked not worth the money

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EB
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a business lunch, the restaurant was light and clean and well laid out. We had a table that was very private allowing us to talk freely. The staff were extremely helpful and very attentive without being a bother. The food recommendations were excellent and cooked to perfection, utterly delicious. Good value for money, the food was wonderful and the general ambience was very nice for a lunch.

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb as ever. Pasha never fails. Always a favourite

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C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good quality food in a really nice restaurant with a good atmosphere. The service was good, and the prices reasonable. Would definitely go again.

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