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.
delicious! top ingredients. creative flair in the cooking. loved it.
A little gem of a restaurant
The staff were great, very attentive and made a point of letting us know when our food would arrive. Only topped by the food itself which was incredible. Great atmosphere, can’t wait to return.
Superb relaxed restaurant with utterly delightful staff who made our experience of the delicious food even more enjoyable. Nick the waiter and the young Canadian lady bartender and their interaction with us in particular was lovely. We had a FABuolus time at Oklava and will absolutely be back. Thank you
Wine list worth further thought as nowhere near the outstanding quality of the food
We had a great evening at Oklava, food was outstanding, just ordered too much! Amazing and really friendly service - highly recommended!
loved the whipped feta crostinis! The dessert was a bit of a let down compared to the other courses.
Our second visit (a year apart!) and the food was as good as we had remembered. Service was haphazard with some timings between dishes very protracted. Would not order us a taxi at the end of the meal, very strange.
Great food and atmosphere, will be back very soon
Great food, highly recommended.
Absolutely amazing food!! A unique and modern twist to Turkish Cypriot food - Super tasty. I’ll definitely be back!
I think it was one of the best meals I have had in a long time
After visiting Kysieri I’ve been dying to try oklava and it did not disappoint. Really loved our meal there and we were stuffed when leaving, though the portions could maybe be a little more generous for the price. the space was also small, but Lovely. Will definitely be back to try the kunife
Delicious food in a nice and relaxed atmosphere! Presentation of food is so beautiful! :)
Lovely to have modern regional fare, including wine, that is both delicious and quite different from other restaurants. Definitely one of our favourite restaurants in an area with lots of great eateries. Highly recommended.
Amazing food and atmosphere. The whipped feta is excellent
It was ok.
expensive assortment of wine
What a fabulous meal with amazing flavours! From the date butter to the rice pudding, in every plate, the textures and depth of flavours were stunning, though I must admit, the slow cooked Trout was my favourite. Well done!
Gorgeous food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.
We had a fantastic time last Saturday night at Oklava. Luke really looked after us by explaining the menu and his recommendations were bang on. There were two meaties and two veggies in our party and we all left happy. Will return for sure.
Great food and service. Absolutely loved the set menu. My only gripe would be that without any soft furnishings (as many minimalist style restaurants are) it's very noisy and difficult to talk to each other. Something to dampen the noise would be great!
Very friendly service. Amazing flavourful food.
Everything was perfect - fantastic and unusual combination of flavours, excellent and friendly service, and great atmosphere! I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant. Only regret is that we didn’t order more dishes!
Every time I dine here I am delighted by the quality of the food, the friendliness of the service and the great atmosphere. It’s become my go-to for catching up with friends.