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.
As always thank you so much for welcoming my baby boys so warmly and for making special bread for them.
Sensational food and excellent service in a fantastic setting.
Delicious food and attentive staff
Great atmosphere and wonderful food. Thank you for another great evening.
We live locally and we absolutely love Oklava! The food is beautiful - amazing quality and innovative flavours, but not pretentious which is my favourite. We’ve been a few times since covid and it’s been amazing, we’re so happy to support you and will continue to visit during these unprecedented times.
Delicious food, really friendly and attentive service, excellent value for money - highly recommended!
The only reason I gave a 4 for atmosphere was due to the current situation and the restaurant not being as buzzy as I am sure you would like (I suppose theres not much anyone can do about that). But the staff were wonderful and friendly and the food was incredible, just so delicious - some new flavours to us and new things we had never tried before. Already recommended it to two foodie friends!
We booked in at the very last minute and, unfortunately, the seasonal menu wasn't available which is obviously understandable, the staff were great and explained it well. We had te £45 classic menu which was very tasty however the portion sizes are a little small, I'm not sure it was worth £90 for 2 people. The seasonal menu looked amazing, will hopefully return and try it out soon (with more notice). The Turkish wine is delicious.
Wonderful food and setting. The team were superb.
Our second visit to Oklava and sadly in current circumstances without the friends he had hoped to dine with. Food and welcome was everything we hoped for. A great team effort to serve amazingly moreish delights!
Brilliant food on the set menu and service great through out. The cabbage and feta crostini were particularly good
Best kunefe ever! Lahmacun and Seftali kebap also worth to try
This is a great restaurant, both for its inventive, contemporary but authentic menus right down to selecting some truly great Turkish wines and fantastic service. Highly recommended.
Who knew food could be so sexy. Delicious.
Great food. Four of us loved everything!
Amazing food, great service.
Brilliant food and service. Thank you
A bit rushed because of COVID but understandable!
Great experience and the food was amazing ❤️ Being Turkish Cypriot the food portions at first seemed small but by the end of the night was we were bursting 😂 Reminded me of Cyprus at my parents house especially the şeftali 👌 The service was on point thank you 🙏 Teşekkürler elinize sağlık 😘
Great service and perfect food.
Wonderful service, the best food and you made us feel so welcome with babies. Thank you
I love you xxx
Visited after drooling over countless Instagram posts. Every bit as good as it looked! A few minor details that prevented full 5 stars, such as the restaurant being a little too cold for me and cocktail lacking that boozy kick but food was top class and that was the whole point!!
Fantastic food and service in a beautiful space! Love the sharing menu format and every dish was delicious. Very warm and friendly service and environment!
Lovely staff and delicious food. Couldn’t fault it. Loved that the staff explained the food selections and recommended items too. Can’t wait to return.