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Cafe Isha

About Cafe Isha

Intimate and exotic are the key words for one of London’s best kept local secrets. Cafe Isha restaurant features plush, pillowy surroundings to romantically recline with your nearest and dearest while looking over the varied menu offerings, including selections from India, the Middle East and Turkey. Truly something for everyone.



Full a la carte

Starter

LEBANESE & ARABIC
1. FATTOUSH 4.25
Vinegar sauce mixed salad with herbs and toasted
Lebanese bread and a touch of garlic
2. FALAFEL 4.25
Mixture of ground chick peas, broad beans tossed in spices
(deep fried)
3. HOMMOS WITH TAHINA 3.65
Pureed Chick Peas with Sesame extract and Lemon Juice
4. HOMMOS KAWARMAH 5.50
Hommos topped with diced fried lamb and pine nuts or
Shawarma
5. MUSHROOM PROVINCALE 3.65
Mushrooms fried in Olive Oil with Garlic, and fresh Coriander
6. MOUTABAL PAPAGHANOUGE 3.95
Pureed of Charcoal Grilled Aubergine with Sesame extract,
Olive Oil and Lemon Juice
7. SAMBOUSAK 2.95
Samousa filled with lamb, onion and pine nuts or with cheese
and parsley
8. TABOULEH 4.25
Flat Leaves parsley salad, tomato, onion, mint, crushed wheat,
lemon juice and olive oil
9. WARAK INAB 4.25
Vine leaves filled with rice, herbs and spices
10. JAWANEH 6.25
Charcoal Grilled Chicken Wings or fried in garlic sauce and
fresh coriander
11. ISHA MIX MEZZAH PLATTER (2 PERSON) 11.95
Combination of mix sambousak, falafel, charcoal grill chicken
wings, minced lamb, grill chicken cubes & pitta bread.
12. ISHA MIX MEZZAH PLATTER (4 PERSON) 18.95
Combination of mix sambousak, falafel, charcoal grill chicken
wings, minced lamb, grill chicken cubes, grilled lamb chops,
hommos & pitta bread

INDIAN APPETISERS
13. LENTIL SOUP (Home Made Daily) 2.45
14. PLAIN PAPADOM 0.60
15. SPICED PAPADOM 0.70
16. FISH CAKES 3.25
Marinated boneless fish coated in bread crumb’s and fried
17. CHICKEN CHAT 3.95
Pieces of tandoori, chicken and meat pieces, sheek kebab and
aloo-chat
18. CHICKEN / LAMB TIKKA 3.25
Boneless pieces of chicken stuffed with cheese spiced and
grilled
19. JHINGHA GARLIC 3.95
Skewered king prawns grilled in the tandoori with garlic flavour
20. PRAWN BUTTERFLY 4.95
21. PRAWN PUREE 3.35
Puffed bread deep fried in oil and stuffed with prawn massala
22. OMELET (mushroom or plain) 3.95
23. TANDOORI KING PRAWN (Medium) 3.85
King Prawns marinated in spices grilled in tandoori
24. TANDOORI CHICKEN ONE PIECE (On the Bone) 2.95
25. TANDOORI MIXED KEBAB 3.95
26. SAMOSA 2.25
Vegetable or meat with spices, rolled in pasty and fried
27. LAMB CHOPS (starter) 3.75
28. SAUSAGE (chicken / Lamb) 3.95
29. ONION BHAJEE 2.25
Cluster of deep fried onion with lentils and battered herbs
30. ISHA MIX PLATTER 6.95
Pieces of tandoori, chicken and meat pieces, sheek kebab and
aloo-chat
31. SHEEK KEBAB 3.25

Main Course

THRILL OF THE GRILL MEALS
32. GRILL MEAL 1 SALMON GRILL 7.95
One large Salmon steak, Chips and seasoned Rice served with
salad and coleslaw
33. GRILL MEAL 2 BOAL MASS 9.95
Pan fried large fish with chef’s special recipe, served with salad,
chips, rice and coleslaw
34. GRILL MEAL 3 BEEF STEAK GRILL 9.95
One large beef steak grill cooked with spices, coleslaw served
with salad, chips and rice
35. GRILL MEAL 4 LAMB STEAK GRILL 11.95
One large tender lamb steak grill cooked with spices, coleslaw
served with chips, rice and salad
36. GRILL MEAL 5 LAMB CHOP GRILL 8.95
Four Pieces of Rib Chops, One portion steak Chips, rice and
coleslaw served with salad and chief special sauce.
37. GRILL MEAL 6 LAMB & CHICKEN GRILL 7.95
2 Piece Rib Chops, One piece chicken, one portion steak chips,
rice with salad
38. GRILL MEAL 7 MIXED GRILL 9.95
1 portion chops, sheek kebabs, chicken tikka, lamb tikka,
chicken wings served with chips, rice and salad
39. GRILL MEAL 8 ISHA SPECIAL FEAST 11.95
Four peace of chicken, four rib chops, one portion steak chips,
rice, chips with salads

MAIN MENU
LEBANESE & ARABIC
40. FATAYEL MESHWIEH 9.95
Best of lamb charcoal grilled, served with coleslaw, chips, rice
and salad
41. LEHEM MESHWI 7.85
Tender lamb meat cubs grilled on skewers, served with
coleslaw, chips, rice and salad
42. MIXED GRILL 9.65
Lamb cubs, minced lamb and chicken cubes, served with
coleslaw, chips, rice and salad
43. KAFTA HALABIYEH 7.85
Minced lamb with onion and parsley grilled on skewer served
with coleslaw, chips, rice and salad
44. KAFTA BISAYNIYEH 7.85
Minced Lamb, parsley, onion baked in tomato sauce served with
coleslaw, chips, rice and salad
45. SHISH TAOUK 7.85
Boneless chicken, marinated in Lemon juice and olives oil,
grilled on a skewer, served with coleslaw, chips, rice and salad

LEBANESE SALAD
46. ARMENIAN SALAD 2.25
47. CHOPPED MIXED GRILL 3.95
48. CUCUMBER YOGURT SALAD 2.25

INDIAN MAIN
CHEF'S SPECIAL
49. SHATKORA MURG 5.45
Chicken cooked in citrus fruit which gives strong distinctive
flavour along with chef’s special spices
50. MURG - ZALZALA 6.45
Chicken cooked in a juicy hot sauce with hot chillies
51. BABURCHI - MURG 6.95
Boneless chicken cooked with fresh garlic, tomato and green herbs
52. ACHARI GOSHT 5.45
Lamb cooked in Achari Massala
53. LAMB JALFRAZI 5.95
Tender lamb cooked in hot spices with shallot, capsicum, fresh
chilli, fresh herbs and coriander
54. LAMB GRILLED BHUNA 6.95
Braced golden brawn lamb strips with chopped onions, ginger
and garlic, tomato puree and fresh coriander
55. LAMB HALIM 5.95
Lamb cooked in lentils, fried ginger and garlic
56. LAMB BIRIYANI 5.95
Lamb cooked with basmati rice, fresh herbs and spices served
with vegetable sauce
57. LAMB BENGALI 6.95
Tender pieces of lamb cooked with olives, fresh green chillies,
chopped onion & fresh root ginger in a rich sauce.
58. CHICKEN REZALA 6.75
59. MURG MIRCH MASALA 6.75
Chicken cooked in chilli sauce (Hot)
BANGLADESHI SPECIAL
Chef’s favourite dishes cooked, cooked traditional home made style with chef’s
special source and herbs a well recommended treat.
60. BIRYAN MASS 6.95
Bangladeshi fish grilled/fried in chief’s special source served
with rice & herbs
61. BHUNA MASS 6.25
Bangladeshi fish slow cooked in spices
62. SHATKORA MASS 5.95
Bangladeshi fish cooked in exotic Bangladeshi citric fruit
(in between Lime, Lemon & Orange)
63. RUP CHANDA MASS BHUNA 6.50
Fried fish with spices
64. FISH KUPTA CURRY (Chetol Mass) 6.25
Fish balls marinated in traditional style
65. KHASKI BHUNA Finger fish cooked in traditional style 5.25
66. FISH KEBAB Minced fish spiced and pan fried 6.95
67. ALOO CHUTNEY Potatoes mashed in garlic and spices 2.95

SET MEALS & HOUSE SPECIAL
68. SET MEAL FOR 2 20.95
Consists of Consists of chicken chat, lamb samosa (starter),
chicken passanda, lamb rogon, sag aloo, large saffron & pilau
rice, pashwari nan & plain nan.
69. SET MEAL DELUXE FOR 2 22.95
Consists of two tandoori mix starter, chicken tikka massala,
lamb balti, veg curry, sag bhajee, large vegetable rice, garlic &
keema nan
70. SET MEAL FOR 3 30.95
Consists of Consists of pakora, shami kebab (starter) chicken
tikka, chicken tikka massala, shahee lamb tikka, 2 pieces of
tandoori chicken, aloo motor, 3 pilau rice & 2 nan bread.
71. SET MEAL FOR 4 41.95
Consists of Consists of 2 sheek kebab, 2 onion bhajee (starter),
lamb bhuna, chicken tikka, Sali balti, lamb, vegetable curry,
mushroom bhajee, 4 pilau rice & 2 nan-bread
72. SET MEAL FOR 1 (vegetarian) 9.95
Consists of vegetable pakora (starter), vegetable balti, bringal
bhajee, pilau rice & nan
73. KULCHI (Chicken) 39.95
Recommended for 4 persons (24 hours notice required and a
cash deposit of £20.00). Whole chicken marinated for 24 hours
in a blend of dozen individual herbs and spices, very slow
cooked follows for around 8 hours, soaked at intervals with
fragrant fresh spices blended in meticulous portions. The slow
mixing of the medium sauce adds to the extra flavour and
exquisite taste and an enchanting presentation. The dishes
includes chicken tikka, mixed vegetable, mushrooms, special
rice and nan bread.

SHAHEE BIRYANI
Special rice cooked with chicken, lamb, prawn or vegetables with medium
delicate spices and baked in authentic style
74. SHAHEE (Chicken / Lamb) 6.95
75. SHAHEE KING PRAWN 7.95
76. LAMB BIRYANI 5.95
77. KING PRAWN BIRYANI 6.95
78. VEGETABLE BIRYANI 4.45
79. MIX BIRYANI 5.95

TANDOORI
80. TANDOORI MIXED GRILL 8.95
Consisting of lamb tikka, chicken tikka, sheek kebab and
tandoori chicken
81. TANDOORI MURG (1/2) 6.45
Spring chicken marinated in herbs and grilled in tandoori and
served sizzling (on the bone)
82. SHASHLIK (Murg / Lamb) 6.45
Chicken of lamb, capsicum, tomato & onion marinated in
tandoori
83. MURG TIKKA 5.95
Diced breast fillets of chicken marinated in aromatic herbs home
made paste skewered and grilled in tandoori
84. TANDOORI KING PRAWN 8.95
King prawn marinated in special sauce skewered and flamed
then served sizzling with garnish
85. TANDOORI KING PRAWN SHASHLIK 9.65
King prawns delicately spiced and skewered with capsicum,
tomato, onion garnished with fresh coriander

VEGETABLE MAIN
86. SABZI BIRYANI 4.65
Stir fried vegetables with basmati rice, chopped herbs and fresh
coriander with a sauce.
87. SABZI MASSALA 4.65
Seasonal Bangladeshi and continental vegetables cooked in
massala sauce
88. SABZI KORAI 4.75
Seasonal fresh vegetables cooked with Aloo-chat, capsicum
and tomato in a light medium blend of spices
89. SABZI KORMA 4.85
Fresh vegetables in a very mild sauce with fresh cream
sprinkled with almond and sultana

TRADITIONAL DISHES
DANSAK
(Hot, Sweet and sour with lentils, served with pilau rice)
90. CHICKEN DANSAK 5.65
91. LAMB DANSAK 5.95
92. PRAWN DANSAK 6.45
93. KING PRAWN DANSAK 7.95

PATHIA
(Medium hot served with pilau rice)
94. CHICKEN PATHIA 5.65
95. LAMB PATHIA 5.95
96. PRAWN PATHIA 6.85
97. KING PRAWN PATHIA 7.95

DOPIAZA
(Very mild)
98. CHICKEN DOPIAZA 5.65
99. LAMB DOPIAZA 5.95
100. PRAWN DOPIAZA 6.85
101. KING PRAWN DOPIAZA 7.45

MADRAS DISHES
(Hot of the pan)
102. CHICKEN MADRAS 5.65
103. LAMB MADRAS 5.95
104. GARLIC CHILLI CHICKEN (Hot) 6.25
105. PRAWN MADRAS 6.85
106. KING PRAWN MADRAS 7.45

VINDALOO DISHES
(Very Hot)
107. CHICKEN VINDALOO 5.65
108. LAMB VINDALOO 5.95
109. PRAWN VINDALOO 6.85
110. KING PRAWN VINDALOO 7.45

ROGON DISHES
(Medium hot with tomato)
111. CHICKEN ROGON 5.65
112. LAMB ROGON 5.95
113. PRAWN ROGON 6.85
114. KING PRAWN ROGON 7.95

KORMA DISHES (Very mild)
115. CHICKEN KORMA 5.65
116. LAMB KORMA 5.95
117. PRAWN KORMA 6.85
118. KING PRAWN KORMA 7.95
119. KING PRAWN DELIGHT 9.85

TANDOORI MASSALA (Very mild)
120. CHICKEN / LAMB MASSALA 6.25
121. KING PRAWN MASSALA 8.25

BHUNA DISHES (Medium hot)
122. CHICKEN BHUNA 5.45
123. LAMB BHUNA 5.75
124. PRAWN BHUNA 6.85
125. KING PRAWN BHUNA 7.45
126. KING PRAWN JALFRAZI 7.65
127. KING PRAWN TANDOORI MASSALA 8.95

BALTI DISHES (Very Mild)
128. BALTI CHICKEN OR LAMB 6.25
129. BALTI TIKKA CHICKEN OR LAMB 6.25
130. BALTI PRAWN 6.85
131. BALTI KING PRAWN 7.95
132. BALTI KING PRAWN MASSALA 8.25

KARAHI DISHES (Very Mild)
133. KARAHI CHICKEN 6.25
134. KARAHI CHICKEN TIKKA 6.95
135. KARAHI GOSHT 6.25
136. KARAHI KING PRAWN 8.65

SIDE DISHES
137. ALOO CHANA 2.65
138. ALOO GOBI 2.65
139. BHINDI BHAJEE 2.65
140. BOMBAY ALOO 2.65
141. CAULIFLOWER BHAJEE 2.65
142. CHANA MASSALA 2.65
Tender chick peas cooked in medium spiced herbs
143. TARKA DALL (Lentils) 2.65
144. MUSHROOM BHAJEE 2.95
145. NIRA MISH 2.65
146. SAAG BHAJEE (Spinach) 2.65
147. SAAG ALOO 2.65
Spanish and seasonal potato wages cooked with subtle spices and herbs
148. DALL BHUNA Lentils cooked in traditional style 2.45

RICE & ACCOMPANIMENTS
149. STEAM RICE (Basmati rice) 1.95
150. PILAU RICE (Saffron Rice) 2.25
151. SPECIAL RICE (Basmati rice egg ribbons & herbs) 2.95
152. MUSHROOM RICE (Basmati rice mushrooms and herbs) 2.95
153. COCONUT RICE 2.95
154. KEEMA RICE 3.25
155. SPECIAL GARLIC CHICKEN RICE 4.25
Marinated diced chicken cooked with basmati rice
156. FAT CHIPS (Small) 2.50
157. FAT CHIPS (Large) 3.50

BREADS
158. PLAIN NAN 1.75
159. PESHWARI NAN 2.25
160. GARLIC NAN 2.35
161. KULCHA NAN 2.25
162. KEEMA NAN (Stuffed with mince meat) 2.25
163. CHAPATI 1.25
164. PARATHA 2.10
165. PUREE 1.75
166. TANDOORI ROTI 1.75
167. LEBANESE BREAD 1.00

Dessert





Additional Information


Address:

115A Roman Road, E2 0QN

Nearest tube:

Bethnal Green

Average Price:

£24 and under

Opening times:

Mon - Sun 4pm - 11pm

Dress Code:

None



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