Open for lunch and dinner Monday - Friday, brunch and dinner Saturday and brunch Sunday.
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About Oklava Shoreditch
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.
Faultless. Lovely service and food!
An excellent dining experience. Everything was first-class! Thanks to all concerned
Oklava is a gem in London, a very modern and delicious twist to Turkish food - all plates to share, amazing tastes brought together. Make sure you order deserts and Turkish coffee. From presentation to taste to ambiance a restaurant not yo be missed and not a one timer.. could go every week and would still crave the foid.
Super food. Staff good at recommendations.
Great food and excellent service,
A great night. Food was outstanding, but missing the courgette fritters. The milk rice pudding was out of this world.
The service was attentive and excellent. The flavours were amazing! Little bit pricey.
Fantastic service - huge thank you to the helpful waiter who helped me charge my phone, as well as giving great tips on what to order. Delicious food and a great Sat night dining experience
We went for my son’s birthday, the staff made enough of a fuss about him for him to feel special and the food was delicious! 🌟
So delicious. Can’t wait to go again.
Fantastic but service poor
There are plenty of better alternatives in the neighbourhood.
Love this place, will come back a million times
Wonderful food, and dining experience. Thank you!
Loved the food, the cocktails and the wine. Good service: friendly and competent. The only 'miss' as far as we were concerned was the cauliflower, because the vegetable had been completely overwhelmed by the accompanying sauce but, apart from that, an excellent meal.
100% Perfect in every way and always has been. Looking very forward to coming back. Many Thanks
As usual 5 stars all round. I haven't been in a while and so happy to see Selin's dishes are being prepared by a team of friendly and dedicated team. As delicious as if she were cooking herself. Thank you everyone. It's good to be back. Wendy.
Nice cute cosy place with good atmosphere, a simple but authentic menu. Well flavoured food but not cheap for the size of the portions
The australian waitress was on top form. The other was very good but not quite as on the ball. We are very pleased that our dietary requirements were adjusted for although I would suggest printing menus that show what the tasting menu is comprised of, and indicating what the vegetarian and vegan options are. I had to ask for marks to be made on the alacarte menu as being expected to remember it all was too much. All the guests thoroughly enjoyed it and were very pleased to have come. the food and service was excellent.
The food was exquisite and so was the wine. Great atmosphere, essential design and the right music in the background. We will definitely go back!
Just incredible! Super attentive staff!
The food was tasty but the portions were small and extremely overpriced. The place itself is very tiny and the interior is nothing special... will not go again and definitely won’t recommend it.
I came to Oklava with 5 ladies for a birthday celebration. From the moment we opened the door, our waiter was very attentive and friendly. He was very knowledgable and helped us with all questions and requests. The food and drink was incredible. There was nothing we didn’t love! The service was amazing throughout and it ended with a very warm happy birthday song. It was an absolutely perfect birthday lunch.
Best dining experience- delicious food, great vibes, gorgeous staff