301 Upper Street , London, N1 2TU

Pasha, Islington Barnsbury, London

SquareMeal Review of Pasha



Owned by the same family since the 1960s, this polished Turkish restaurant now counts Boris Johnson among its fans. The usual eastern clichés are absent from the chic, modern room, though the young waiters still play their traditional role with a twinkle in the eye as they greet the ladies. There’s the odd report of slipping standards when it comes to the food, though the fairly lengthy menu still holds plenty of enticements. Incongruously, traditional British roasts are served on Sundays, but it’s the Turkish dishes that tempt the taste buds. How about incik (slow-cooked shoulder of lamb with tomatoes, onions and oregano) or moussaka made to a family recipe, followed by apricots filled with cream and pistachio nuts? A short choice of cocktails for pre-dinner sipping joins a few well-chosen wines on the drinks list.


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Pasha Location

301 Upper Street , London N1 2TU


020 7226 1454

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm (Thurs-Sat -12M)

Pasha's Reviews


Food & Drink: 2.0


Service: 6.0


Atmosphere: 5.5


Value: 2.0


Food + drink: 1

Service: 2

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 1

06 May 2010

Nice decor, but real shame about the quality of food. The mixed meat meze was really missing the mix and for that matter, the meat. I thing this could do so much better, given its long standing within the restaurant world.


Food + drink: 0

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 1

19 July 2009

Pasha is a restaurant with good atmosphere, good service but food that is overcooked and small in portion size. it was so disappointing to have such poor food in a good surroundings, and when waiting staff are responsive. the mixed grill was so poor it was close to being inedible, despite my hunger. i returned here with friends after having drinks here previously, and as abovementioned states, the food disappointed.

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