Open for lunch and dinner Monday - Friday, brunch and dinner Saturday and brunch Sunday.
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OKLAVA is a contemporary Turkish restaurant jointly operated by Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie. In Turkish an ‘oklava’ is a traditional rolling pin which is used to make breads, pastries and pides all of which feature on our menu alongside Selin’s modern take on Turkish-Cypriot fare. Our open kitchen act as a theatre stage where guests can sit around the bar and spectate as the chefs use a stone oven and real charcoal grill, known as a mangal in Turkish to prepare their meals.
The food is complemented by a wine list focused on wines of Turkey. The ethos of the list is that wines are selected for their quality first and geographical origin second, we are proud to be showcasing some fantastic wines from the most exciting producers of one of the oldest wine growing regions of the world.
Both Laura and Selin are inspired by the London restaurant scene, flavours from travels and from fellow chefs and restaurateurs. The aim of Oklava is to push traditional boundaries and pull Turkish cuisine out of the kebab shop and onto the London restaurant scene.
Lovely food and fairly priced wine list, interesting flavours all round and have already recommended to a few friends. If I was being picky would say service could have been a little more attentive, was sardine on my lamb chop and the chips felt rather overpriced so wouldn't order them again.
What fabulous food! Everything was delicious and every dish had big or little taste surprises. What a triumph. Good wines, friendly and knowledgeable service, decent prices, and love that it is run by women! Only ‘withheld star’ was noise level, but not much to be done about 2 tables full of lads...
Great ambiance and delicious small plates
Fantastic food and great service from waitress who recommended dishes when we didn’t know what to choose!
Amazing meal yesterday lunch. Both the food and service was faultless And I already want to return. So many highlights great experience. Thank you.
Nice atmosphere and friendly service but food was so-so and we had to send back one course
Hi, I felt the meal was very over priced for what it was. Staff were lovely.
Absolutely fabulous little restaurant - a real find. Authentic, inspiring - delicious food and wines and charming service. This was my third visit and it continues to delight.
Everything about Oklava is fantastic, it's so chilled and the food delicious. I recommend it to all my friends.
Lovely food, will definitely be back
An intimate, high end Turkish restaurant with attentive staff. Very tasty dishes but there are better (tastier and less expensive) options in London, also the white wine wasn't chilled.
Really tasty food!
First time visit here for my mum's birthday. We all really enjoyed the food, and the sharing idea is great. Excellent, friendly service, and a good atmosphere at lunchtime. Thank you!
Amazing service and food
Delicious food despite a little confusion of our order (lamb chops and lahmcun must sound too similar!) we had the perfect amount of food. Staff were very friendly and the room was lovely, we will definitely be back.
Hi Oklava Team, A massive thank you for such an enjoyable evening on Wednesday. It was my Dads birthday & neither of us had visited Oklava before. We were extremely impressed - our waitress was very attentive, really listened to our wine taste & recommended the perfect bottle, she was very knowledgeable about the menu & was able to provide a depth of information about each dish which helped us to make some superb choices. I didn’t catch her name but she had brown hair & was wearing pride earrings. I want to thank you for making us feel so relaxed & for providing such delicious food. I will be back very soon. Nicola
Great food, wonderful flavours and a relaxed friendly atmosphere - we've visited twice now, and will definitely return again to this great intimate eaterie.
What a divine dining experience! The food was delicious, the space is lovely, we cannot wait to go back!!!
We had an excellent evening at Oklava. The service was exemplary, with servers taking the time to run us through the menu and explain the rationale behind the place and its style. Everything we ate was gorgeous -- from starters to puddings -- and we had a splendid negroni made with beet & tarragon gin. I have since been recommending the restaurant to all of my friends!
Not impressed of the cleanliness of the toilets us they smell and the floor was very wet and sticky everything else was amazing.
This is a great little restaurant. All of the staff were very nice and extremely helpful. All of the 7 dishes we tried tasted amazing. They were all brought out in a perfectly timed way. I didn't feel like we were rushed. The only small recommendations would be to chill the wine more and possibly include a little more seafood to the menu. Having said that I will definitely come back. This is a great place and have already recommended it to friends.
Excellent food, super tasty, would definitely go back and recommend to friends
Fantastic food and helpful staff. Great selection of veggie options too. Will definitely be going again!
Food is small plates but amazing