Istanbul Restaurant - North Finchley, London

Turkish Restaurant, Ethnic Foods, Restaurant



880 - 882 High Rd, North Finchley, London, N12 9RH

+44 20 8445 2230




Based on 144 reviews.


Agregated reviews (144) Istanbul Restaurant - North Finchley, London

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Best food

The food in here is just delicious.
I wish I could afford eating in there every single day. (This will definitely make my days )

The staff is also very nice and helpful.
As a person who doesn't know what do those food are they are so nice and explaining everything and helping every time to choose the best course meal.

I even try things that I never try and I love them, just love them.

Always will be at least one place available , the restaurant is very quiet even when full and without disturbing sound not allowing to eat peacefully.

This is definitely the best restaurant in this area, with best employees and obviously with best food!

I definitely recommend going in here and u promise you will not be disappointed!

5 by MIRABELA ONEL Review source

This restaurant is very expensive comparing to other Turkish restaurants and the portions are very small.
I ordered kofta which was not good and didn't enjoy. The rest of our group were not happy with the food either.
They did not bring tea at the end until we asked for and did not bring any pastry with.
The waiters were cleaning their menus and other stuff just 2 tables away from us which was so unprofessional.
They didn't have service charge and we were not happy to tip either.
I don't recommend.

1 by Fateme B Review source

Been to this restaurant a few times. Once we came down for lunch and their lunch deal is amazing! £7.95 for lunch special!! I have enjoyed every single thing I had. Also, visited Istanbul during dinner service, staff is very friendly and helpful. As I have certain diatary requirements, waiter helped me out with my choices. Amazing choice of traditional Turkish dishes and one of the best kebabs I had so far! Highly recommended for friends or family gatherings! Could never be disappointed with this place! Truly amazing! Love it.

5 by Review source

Turkish restaurant located in North Finchley. A good store bustling with neighbors. Belly dance will be held at 9 o'clock in the evening. Although the old man is alone, she dances while walking around the shop. It is a Middle Eastern customer and dancing with others and it's getting exciting. The dish is average taste, but it is much cheaper because it is out of the city center. Alcohol is beer, rabbit is horny, cocktail is big glass and it comes with a dawn and it feels ok. It is tasty like Kebab and Moussaka.

4 by Masahiko Mima Review source

i have been in istanbul finchley restaurant about 2 weeks ago. The decoration of the restaurant was incredible and the foodwise it was really delicious. on the other hand the staffs were really friendly, especially the waiter called Okan was really good waiter. He served for us and he was really good at his job. They had too much to choose and we end up with istanbul special mixed grill for 2. The meat was really soft, tasty and fresh. You must try this place for sure you will not be disappointed !!!

5 by Review source

Very disappointed and bad experience, ordered Iskander kebab. The meal arrived cold and kebab shredded into small pieces.
The waiter asked if everything was ok? I told him it was cold, fatty and full gristle, he said that’s how it’s meant to be. No! it’s supposed to be chunks of tender lamb pieces. Don't order kebabs from the manu as it's poor quality meat.
If you want authentic Turkish food go to Green Lanes for great quality, good .service and reasonable prices.

1 by Review source

Service was good.
Food took a long time to arrive
Meze dishes were very bland, very small and overpriced for what you received. The taboule was terrible, the hummus had very little flavour and the falafel tasted of nothing.
The main courses were OK but then it's very hard to ruin a chicken shish. Main courses reasonably priced.
Don't think I'd go back, which is a shame as I used to go often and it's definitely gone downhill. (Visit October 2014)

2 by Review source

I thought I would try this restaurant, for the first time, as I was dining alone. Nice layout and lovely buzzy atmosphere, as it was quite busy. Service was efficient and I had a drink in my hand, with a couple of minutes.....Not that I used it, there is a call button on the table to get servers attention. I ordered the mixed Chicken & Lamp kebab, which was delicious & very tender and good portions.... Would recommend indeed.
Priced Well.

5 by Paul Mc Review source


I've been to Istanbul finchley at the weekend it was our first visit to this restaurant.
It was very busy and there was a belly dance show. The staff is very friendly and food is amazing I tried baked seabass with roasted vegetable, rice and salad on side. and my friend had a mix kebab we both had very tasty food. we will definitely visit this place They deserve 5 star.

5 by Review source

Visited again and happier than ever! I came in on weekend with my friends, and we had an amazing time! We enjoy belly dance, delicious food, and what is important professional customer service. This time we try something different - iskander, halep kebab and more traditional lamb saute are definitely worth recommendation! Thank you so much guys for a weekend and next time for sure I will remember to book my table with you.

5 by Review source

Five of us went there this evening. Service average. My wine was off so I sent it back, the hummus had never seen any garlic or flavouring, the chicken kofta was dry and hard, the Turkish sausage was not good, lamb better nowhere near as good as it used to be. Since this restaurant became popular the quality of food has gone downhill. Would not go again

1 by Denise Neville Review source

Nice Turkish restaurant. The meze is great for the kids, with plenty of bread and dips - our lot also devoured the liver and the kebabs (with extra ordered and again demolished). Perfect for an evening meal out with the family - not a 'special occasion' night out, but certainly one that has proven to be a reliable destination over the years.

4 by Michael Devlin Review source

What a fantastic gem of North Finchley! For £24.50 you get 3 courses and enough leftover main course to have a tasty lunchbox the next day at work. Food was ready 20 mins after ordering and needless to say incredibly good quality, beautifully marinated Turkish cuisine. This will certainly be our favourite go to restaurant!

5 by Review source

Ive been here for my 18th birthday i was very glad with the service and the quality of food. It is a very elegant restaurant in a classy environment, very peaceful and geat customer service. I would be delighted to the community to attend to this restaurant due to the number of traditional foods. Thank you.

5 by Review source

Its the best restaurant in london excellent food. Excellent service amazing atmoshere.we went there for my sisters birthday party. Its great for party its great for family meal. I would highly recommend it. I would like to take this opprtunity to say thank you to all staff for great hospitality

5 by Review source

This was a great day out really enjoyed the food and belly dancer. customer service was fabulous never experienced such service from another restaurant. i would recommend this place to people from all ages and backgrounds. The food i ate was chicken beyti, was delicious everyone should try it.

5 by Review source

Myself and my partner went on Saturday evening. I'm afraid the food was really bad and presentation not good . I ordered Dolmades as a main course. They were disgusting -mushy and obviously out of a tin. .My partners meal was not great either. Not fresh appetising or worth money. Ugh!

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We brought a take away here tonight and my first reaction into the restaurant was not of a friendly atmosphere. Decided to at least try the takeaway menu and was really disappointed to say the least. Food was chewy, fatty and not up to standard. Will not be visiting again!

1 by julie skinner Review source

Excellent food and service. Unfortunately we had a birthday party near us and the ear-splittingly loud 'happy birthday' music ruined the atmosphere and gave me a headache. The (quite random) belly dancer was attractive but did not actually belly dance.

3 by Carlton Downie Review source

I have been looking for the venue for so long I am so glad newly opened restaurant in finchley is perfect for my wedding party, food is perfect decoration is lovelly and excellent service, thank you istanbul finchley looking foward for the big day:))))

5 by Review source

Unfriendly and rude management. Never experienced anything like this. All was not lost.. we took a trip to green lanes a few miles away and had some great authentic food and the service was impeccable. Don't waste your time or money coming here.

1 by Khalil Sayed-Hossen Review source

I heartily recommend a wonderful place with delicious food and incredible service. First of all, I would recommend plater meze - after which already is usually filled with food or August mise months but never we could not eat until the end: P

5 by Zuzanna Prusaczyk Review source

A few weeks ago I was invited to a birthday, for me is very beautiful and it was an experience different entrees are very fresh and the prices are affordable.
service quality and the taste of food outstand. I would definitely recommend

5 by Review source

You have to visit Istanbul restaurant to have what I think is the best in taste and quality meat you will find, i had the lamb chops and i am in heaven, the service is quick and very polite and i can't wait to come back for more

5 by malcolm ronan Review source

Best turkish food i have tried in London, amazed with the service and the decoration, the lighting is so good, I will recommend chicken alaturka and the cocktails are just amazing, I will defenitly come back for my birthday party,

5 by Review source

Excellent cuisine accompanied by the fantastically beautiful presentations with you ... great taste in my box ... The atmosphere on the Istanbul Restaurant airports really can not find work said that what has been said on the ...

5 by Ercan Boz Review source

In my mixed kebab, Kofta was awful and other bits just OK. Also comparing to other Turkish restaurants it was rather expensive and complimentary stuff not that generous.
Staff were polite and friendly though.

2 by Ali Ganjei Review source

Have been here before and was great.
Today i ordered through deliveroo and the portion I got was smaller than a kids portion, there was literally a couple spoonful of rice.
Not impressed complete rip off

2 by Steven James Review source

Busy place so the food doesn't sit for long and it's served fresh. Plenty of options on the menu. Nothing compared to authentic Istanbul cuisine though but generous servings and fair prices for London.

4 by Martin Maticevic Review source

The service was attentive and couldn't be faulted in any way and the food was excellent,tasted great and beautifully presented.
Highly recommend this restaurant.
Thanks-and we'll be back.

5 by Review source

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