- Tel: 020 7224 2446
10-12, Crawford St, London, W1U 6AZ
12:00 - 00:00
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Ishtar is a modern Turkish restaurant and bar in Marylebone, serving a winning formula of fresh marinated meats, fish and vegetables skewered and grilled over hot charcoals in the Ocakbasi open kitchen. Rustic dishes of tomato and olive with fresh baked breads and an extensive mezze selection give way to smart white plates of modern and Turkish classics. Whether it s just for Turkish coffee and baklava, an Express Lunch or the daily set three course lunch or stylish dinners and drinks in the downstairs late-licensed bar caves, Ishtar is proving a firm favourite with the locals.
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I only tasted three items but they were all good. The meat balls (without the usual tomato sauce because they were on a bar as a free-for-all with cocktail sticks) were satisfying.
The lentil balls were great - lovely new experience - a cross between couscous and sesame seeds. Excellent for vegetarians. And I liked them.
The teeny baklavas were just right. So often these turn out to be disappointing, made with cheap peanuts instead of good quality nuts - but these were great. Not over-sweet. Satisfyingly nutty. Pastry not too dry and flaky. Yummy.
Finally, Turkish coffee. What can I say - a small cup of strong coffee and after you drain it you want more.