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.
First visit to Oklava and the experience was brilliant. Our waiter was fantastic - attentive, proactive and engaging. He's an asset! The food was a cut above your average Turkish restaurant without doubt; great flavour combinations and the small sharing plates allow you to try several (ok all!) of the menu options. The al fresco seating worked well and I look forward to going back.
Even accounting for the fact that it was outdoor dining only, the service and the food were excellent. The menu is a bit different in a good way! Will definitely visit again.
The 'window' service was delightful. The food was wonderful and we forgot to drink out wine as we were so taken up by what we were eating. THANK you
I Loved it all :)
Great al fresco experience, thank you for being brilliant!
The fact that the Al Fresco Set is only for 2 people sharing should be mentioned on the menu. I wouldn't have booked otherwise. It would have been good form if I had been allowed to have the Al Fresco Set on this occasion as this is what I had come expecting.
A beautiful meal with beautiful food and service. Will definitely come back
Absolutely delicious! Booked again in a heartbeat. Delicious depth of flavours you can tell a great deal of effort and passion has gone into these dishes. So so nice! And lovely staff - really attentive and passionate about the food.
The very friendly and attentive service was much appreciated by this solo diner. The Baharat bread with medjool date butter was utterly delicious, and despite al fresco dining in 12 degrees, it still felt cosy and relaxed. I will definitely return and look forward to sampling more of the menu.
Best Turkish around
Amazing meal! Great value lunch deal. Perfect spot in the sun. Waitress super friendly.
An absolutely delicious lunch, relaunching our social experience after lock down. Clever food and wine with punchy flavours from the Kiazim/Christie kitchen, served with cheerful charm
Great menu - everything was delicious Great, friendly service as always.
Thanks for the excellent service and food!
Amazing Turkish food along with excellent service made for a fantastic lunch
great service and food
The new set up to deal with outdoor dining is nice and intimate, and feels as though you get a real personal dining experience. Great food and great service. Can't wait for you guys to open up properly. 100% be back.
Despite being outdoor dining the whole experience was great - food and wine fabulous and really good value.
Amazing!!! Loved every dish. Ate waaaay too much
Great food, friendly service and reasonably priced
Bloody loved it, so glad to be back on both sides of the counter! Laura xx
Amazing food as always and a taste that no words could describe, great atmosphere and bubbly staff with a professional service. I would highly recommend to friends and family to try a Mediterranean menu with a twist of class.
I drove to Turkey and then around it with my soul mate for two months 7 years ago. We go again and again, always lured by the produce and plates of deliciousness! I brought my mum for a taste of our adventures. We were not disappointed but would love to see some fish or seafood options like you used to do at kyseri. Thank you for a lovely afternoon xx