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.
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z
London
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

DS
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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!

JE
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place👏🏾
Recommended to a friend definitely.

b
London
37 reviews
Dined on January 21, 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.

JE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, polite staff, reasonable prices for location.

NC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 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.

G
London
136 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Beautiful presentation. A really good experience.

NE
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 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.

E
1 review
Dined on December 6, 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.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 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.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 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.

DN
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 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

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

J
London
47 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
London
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PJ
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JG
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JP
Oxford
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and nice atmosphere. Food was good too!

MK
London
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
47 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

l
London
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KH
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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