Oklava

74 Luke Street, Shoreditch, 74 Luke Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 4PY
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Open for lunch and dinner Monday - Friday, brunch and dinner Saturday and brunch Sunday.

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About Oklava

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.

Cuisine: International, Turkish, Fine Dining
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Amazing food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere. Can't recommend enough

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

V good food

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

we loved it - wine was quite pricy however x

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

Absolutely excellent food. Some of the most flavoursome vegetarian food I have ever had. I understand the meat dishes are also excellent. The atmosphere is laid back - no fuss, just great food and warm service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

This is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in London, after living here for six years and trying a food few. Everything I tasted was absolutely delicious. I would return in a heartbeat!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Excellent food & service!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The food was wonderful - big thanks to our server for all his recommendations!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Excellent Service & Full Flavour Punchy Dishes!

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Every single dish was amazing!

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

Great upmarket place with delicious food and drink.Great service as well..

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 July 2019

This is one of my favourite restaurants in London. The food is exceptional, the staff are great fun and wine is delicious. Delighted that it is only two roads away!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Delicious food, excellent service and attentiveness from the staff. Highly recommend and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Exceptional

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Great food

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Visited On Thursday, 27 June 2019

I loved this place! It was a warm London day and we got to seat outside eating in the window. Every dish was delicious and it was great value for money. Hellim, lamachun and courgette fritters were our faves

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 June 2019

We love Oklava! We work nearby and its definitely our favourite restaurant in the area. Its not cheap but definitely worth the money as everything is delicious! the Haloumi and cauliflower are two of the best things we have ever eaten! Keep doing what you do please!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Very pleasant Saturday lunch with friends

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Second visit and loved it again. Delicious yet unpretentious.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

A wonderful dinner at Oklava — not one dish we wouldn’t recommend, and we had half the menu! Everything was absolutely delicious, the food came out quickly, and sitting at the bar gives you an opportunity to observe all the dishes being prepared by the expert kitchen team. We already can’t wait to come back.

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Exceptional food, wonderful flavours supported by great service...

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Service very disorganised which spoilt the evening in the end. Wine and food quite expensive for portion size. Staff said that both red and White House white was unavailable and after trying something else they said they had some house wine left after all, which left us feeling they were trying to up sell the wine, after this point we decided to leave. The manager said we could leave without paying for the little we had ordered and said staff were new. It was a shame as it was a special night, which was ruined by a poor experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

At times noise is annoying for such a small place.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Oklava is the best Turkish restaurant in London. It was such a joy for us to try once again our wonderful cuisine miles away from home and to observe how nice a twist Selin Kiazim has made to this distinguished cuisine.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

One of my top 5 restaurants in London. Epic food. Lovey staff. Really good value. Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Super tasty food and good cocktails. Service was slapdash.

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