Experience the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean right here in Exeter at Pasha Restaurant, a modern Turkish restaurant located on South Street in the heart of the city. From small plates like muska boregi (deep-fried triangular parcels of filo pastry filled with feta cheese, eggs and mint) and the karides (king prawns pan-fried in garlic butter) to mouthwatering meats cooked to perfection over the charcoal grill, fresh fish and seafood and plenty of vegetarian options, there’s something to suit all tastes and occasions on the menu at Pasha Restaurant. The perfect place for a leisurely lunch or a family meal, to guarantee a table we recommend making a reservation in advance!
Nestled on South Street in the heart of Exeter’s city centre, Pasha Restaurant serves both traditional and contemporary takes on Turkish and Mediterranean dishes. Ideal for catching up with friends, or for an intimate meal for two, Pasha Restaurant’s menu truly does have something for everyone. Kick things off with a couple of meze plates to start, like the grilled halloumi served with a pot of fig jam, sarma vine leaves filled with rice, pine nuts and currants and dips of hummus and tarama which is a blend of fish roe, lemon juice and breadcrumbs, both of which come with freshly baked pita breads.
If you’ve got a craving for some succulent meat fresh from the Turkish charcoal grill, Pasha Restaurant has you sorted. Keep your eyes peeled for the kleftiko lamb shank slow-cooked in Mediterranean herbs and spices; adana köfte lamb skewers or famous iskender kebab with lashings of yoghurt, döner meat and salad, with warm pita served piping hot in a cast iron dish. If seafood is more your game, opt for the cupra of whole sea bream marinated with herbs and spices and cooked on the charcoal grill, or try the vegetarian moussaka filled with vegetables and a creamy bechamel sauce. Whatever your selection, Pasha Restaurant in Exeter’s city centre is sure to have the ideal dish that will satisfy even the most discerning diner, so reserve a table and find out what all the fuss is about for yourself.
Came with a work group. Received friendly service and another excellent meal from Pasha.
Always great food and service. The fish special was particularly popular!
Pasha has great food at knock-down prices. It's a family run restaurant not a chain, and this shows in the atmosphere and friendly service. Highly recommended!
the service was excellent, staff friendly, food came out quickly, food was amazing, nice atmosphere. Lamb shank was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be going back there.
We have previously been impressed by the personal service at Pasha. This time the service was terrible. The waiters could not understand what we wanted to order, nor did they know what they were delivering by way of dishes. It just looked like they needed some basic training in basics. To give you just one example: We ordered some wine, 2 bottles of red and 1 white which was brought to the table. The red was poured into 5 glasses at the end of the table, before we stopped the waiter. Only 4 of our party wanted red. The others were waiting for white which we eventually had to serve ourselves. Due to general confusion the bill had 2 extra bottles of wine and a duplicate amount for the gin and tonic on it. A new bill was produced without hesitation but they seemed to have no idea as to why the mistake arose. Our whole party (9) was seated by the allotted time of the reservation 6pm. We were able to order by 6.10. The main course did not arrive until 7.10. We had to be at the cathedral by 7.30, so it was a very rushed affair. I could kick myself that I did not make that clear when we arrived but it was not busy and I did not anticipate any problem. I think an hour is too long to wait for a main meal in any case. (I think 2 people had starters). I like this restaurant for it's friendly family atmosphere so may give it another chance and hope improvements are made by then.
First class service, wide range of authentic Turkish food plus Turkish wines ! Most important, though, it is very good Turkish food and the prices are very reasonable. Half closing my eyes and eating to the sound of soulful Turkish music I could almost imagine I was back in any one of the countless Turkish restaurants where I have eaten since I first went to Turkey 53 years ago.
We had an excellent evening in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff were efficient and not thrown by an active young child who was with us. The food was really interesting and of a high quality. The Turkish coffee was also a hit.
Food was fantastic. Had the lunchtime menu, two courses for £10.95. No scrimping on portion-size either. Also complimentary extra starters and puddings. Wonderful. All four of us really enjoyed it and will definitely be back. Well done Pasha!
Been a few times and previously had a good meal but this visit not as good as usual. Ordered a Lamb sis - Usually get two skewers of lamb with this but only got one and some donner lamb so was a very disappointed as donner is the cheaper option- should have mentioned when ordering if this was going to be the case. Bit mean with the chips too - Wont be rushing back
Excellent food always freshly cooked. The service was very good, food came promptly but we were never rushed. Probably the best Turkish restaurant I have been to for a long time. Look forward to going again!