Pasha - Islington

4.5
780 reviews
£25 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 780 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very happy food very good only think I didn’t like was 12% service charge should be my choice therefore will not go back

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vipLaii
London
14 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very generous portions sizes! And delicious. Highly recommend

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very nice restaurant
Nice food and very friendly and efficient service
We will be visiting Pasha again as soon as the current situation allows

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food is really good, we shared mezze (hot and cold) all delicious and great value. However the stand out is the service and waiting staff. I have never seen a group care more for their customers, fun and interested and go above and beyond to make everyone comfortable. Sets this place apart for sure

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jacquiek
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

It is very small but the food is great but the service is very slow!

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RobJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff were polite, fun and friendly. Food was great. Really nice place!

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TracyM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was recommended this restaurant by a Turkish friend who said it served the best Turkish cuisine in North London and I would have to agree. Each and every dish was fresh and delicious (hot meat meze to start and lamb shish main). The service was outstanding and my friend and I enjoyed our evening. I will return. :)

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Customer
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, good quality food and value for money. Will definately dine again.

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EmilyT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We booked a table for three guests on Weds 26th Aug at 7.30pm. When we arrived the host looked at us with confusion and we were told to hold on a minute and weren’t again spoken to until 8pm (where we were told again to hold on). If we book a table for 7.30pm we don’t expect to be stood outside being told to wait at 8pm. We were looking forward to trying Pasha food for the first time, however we left without eating extremely disappointed.

We also noticed many others standing outside who seemed to have reservations that weren’t fulfilled, and the staff on shift seemed stressed and the atmosphere was manic. We booked way in advance and as it was a busy eat out to help out evening and we struggled finding somewhere else to eat (due to it being so busy), which ruined our evening.

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HR123
London
21 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Despite being on time for our reservation the booking system was obviously in disarray. We had to stand outside for 20 minutes before we finally got a table with the explanation that many of their guests were late. We were by no means the only ones. When we sat down the service was slow and clearly overwhelmed. When the starter came one of the dishes was cold and when we sent it back it took about 8 minutes to come back warm. The wine was distinctly low average and my husbands main course lamb was very small. An unfortunate night out all round.

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SarahD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Food and service as good as ever but the noise was too much - people were almost shouting at the back area of the restaurant which affected the overall experience. I felt like I was in a really busy pub rather than a relaxing restaurant. I think maybe the tables were too close for both social distancing and noise. Please address as it is usually such a great experience at Pasha and your staff are always so accomodating.
Thank you for a delicious meal though.

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Mike
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

Friendly staff, perhaps a little slow but that wasn't an issue. Food was good on the whole but nothing special and hasn't really improved or changed in the past 10-15 years, perhaps it has gone backwards. The whole place felt a little tired. Good, enjoyable and authentic but there are better restaurants in the area.

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Spence
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a fabulous experience. We love this restaurant!

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MarkF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I have been coming to Pasha for many years, I live in West London so it is out the way but worth coming to. Food is always a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, great service, extremely friendly. Bit on the expensive side for cocktails but great experience overall!

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DavidA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere 👌

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TJA2
London
12 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

It was lovely to be back to a restaurant that I had visited on a frequent basis before lockdown. The menu is reduced, as are the opening hours, but the staff were as welcoming as ever.

JM
vipJillM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely to be back at one of our favourite restaurants. Lots of air and well spaced tables....

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ChloeW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiters were lovely! Delicious food, great value, good for families or friends

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Caitlin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here, great food and lovely staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always we had a fantastic time. We’ve been coming here as a family since the 1970s and we’re still coming back. The food is excellent, good quality ingredients, beautifully cooked. I cannot recommend their chips highly enough. Fab service. The tables aren’t all on top of each other. We’ll be back for Mother’s’ Day.

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zzzz
London
21 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

A first visit prior to the Almeida. Four of us gorged on delicious mezze. Great service and it was very interesting to watch other customers arrive. This is obviously a local favourite with many regulars. Highly recommended.

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DerekS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. The atmosphere was spot on, the place is clean and was nice and warm. The food was A*. They even had my favourite drink (Pina Colada). Can't go wring with that. The service from Nina and Hassan(I think that's what his name was). They were amazing. Thanks you so much Pasha for a wonderful dining experience. Will come back again soon!

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JordanE
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice place👏🏾
Recommended to a friend definitely.

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vipbourkel
London
38 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Typical Turkish food and good value for money. Efficient service and good choice on the menu. Grilled halloumi was very good as was a mixed grill. More choice than usual in a Turkish restaurant.

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JodieE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food great service. Would definitely come back. Great value for money

MB
MakhalaB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely food, polite staff, reasonable prices for location.

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NealC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We lived in Islington 21 years ago and Pasha was one of our go to restaurants. Meeting friends in London and saw that Pasha was still open so booked a table for old times sake and a bit of a reminisce. The service was good and the food did not disappoint. The down side was the decor was a bit tired, bit this is my only gripe. Brilliant to be back in Islington.

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vipGemstone
London
136 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place to have a no fuss, casual Christmas Day lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food. Beautiful presentation. A really good experience.

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NawalElj
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is really tasty, we ordered the mezze and was amazing.
The staff is kind, helpful and always smiling!

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Mike
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going to Pasha for close on to 20 years and believe it or not, never had a bad meal there. Good food, good service and competitively priced.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice restaurant with a good atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was delicious though the portion size of the mains was a little on the small size. Would happily come back and order more sides/starters next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service from before we even stepped into the door.

When I booked I messaged with some requirements, and I was slightly late for my booking but not once was I made to feel uncomfortable about it.

Hassan’s service is impeccable and he really knows the menu and can help you pick out what it is you would enjoy eating.

The food was so yummy and we will certainly be coming back again to try more of the menu.

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JayCee
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Booking messed up by the restaurant, had to wait an extra 40 mins for a table. No service recovery offered. Food passable but nothing amazing.

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DouglasN
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent meal and excellent service ambience was excellent ... and waiters were polite xtremely attentive and helpful ... food was very tasty and choice v good

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The waiter was really nice and the food was great. We really liked the marinated prawns and the seafood casserole. Delicious.

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Jewels
London
47 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent – the food, the service, the atmosphere. My favourite go-to restaurant.

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vipGina
London
22 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place for business dinner with good options to choose from - fresh and tasty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great meal, service was fantastic from start to finish.

FAQs

Pasha - Islington does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Just Eat.

Pasha - Islington is rated 4.5 stars by 780 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 reservations at the moment.