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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gokyuzu Restaurant

Gokyuzu Restaurant
Ranked #295 of 22,375 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $17
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Gokyuzu is owned and run by us, the Yavuz family, and has been since we first opened our doors to the restaurant in the popular Green Lanes area of Harringay in 1999. As a family business it was vitally important to us that everyone worked well as a team. We took a lot of care in selecting great chefs and training our front-of-house staff to understand the Gokyuzu way of doing things… with warmth and generosity. Nothing is too much trouble in our restaurant. Our customers are our guests: just as they would be in our home. We think it says a lot about our approach to Turkish dining that some of our most popular dishes are our sharing platters. One of our bestsellers is the “Full Platter” – a combination of lamb shish, chicken shish, adana kebab, lamb ribs, chicken and lamb doner, chicken wings and of course rice and bulgur – and we believe that it’s popular because it encapsulates what Gokyuzu is about: everyone can try a little bit of everything and enjoy the experience of communal dining and sharing food and time with others. We always intended to create a home-from-home restaurant; a warm dining experience, where diners can relax and staff are happy. This is what makes a great Turkish restaurant. Of course, it’s also fabulous when we hear that diners who are visiting from Istanbul believe our kebabs are better than the ones they get at home. It makes us feel that we’ve achieved our goal: a truly authentic Turkish restaurant in London. We look forward to welcoming you to Gokyuzu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

Can not believe have lived in London for nearly 30 years and have not been to this restaurant before , was looking for inexpensive restaurant for my youngest son birthday meal , after searching through trip advisor came across this one , after carefully reading several reviews decided to give it a try, and boy o boy we were not disappointed , absolutely fantastic food at a ridicules low price , £45.00 for. Family of four including drinks , we shared the food platter with a meze. Starter , a must for meat lovers , they also have a large variety of different food, so if loads of meat isn't your thing you can try one of the alternatives , advise to book in advance as we did, as was loads of people waiting for table , as I stated am gutted have not been before, but can't wait to visit again

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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
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“Business dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

I had a business dinner here and it was a great experience. I liked so much the taste of the food there that i couldn't concentrate on our meeting. Also it is a very nice place to be with very helpful service. You must visit it.

Visited January 2013
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Leatherhead, Surrey
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Amazing spread!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

I wasn't sure I'd believe the reviews for Gokyuzu but once I left I see what people are raving about.

Excellent meat selection and the portion sizes mean you won't leave hungry! The platter for 2-3 people could easily do 4 at least.

Quick service and quick turnaround. The expectation is very much that you eat and leave - it isn't a fine dining experience over many hours. If you're ok with that then you can't go wrong.

I booked via email and would recommend as it was queuing out of the door at 7pm.

Also it's a walk from manor house tube, so if coming from Waterloo get the 341 bus which stops outside. Even more handy when full post-dining!

Will be back.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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“Good food good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Visited on a Tuesday evening with family, the restaurant was very busy and a good "buzz" about. We were greeted with a basket of warm bread and a very tasty dip. Our drinks order was promptly taken and delevered. We started with the mezze, 3 different dips and more delicious bread. We then had the "mixed grill" for 2-4 people and it was a large basket of mixed grilled meats and delicious. We could not finish it and my son asked if he could take the remaining food. It was packed for him and promptly delivered to us. We had a good evening with pleasant, smiling service and left feeling very pleased. My family have been before so this was a repeat of their previous, pleasant experience

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

This restaurant is the best very delicious and tender chicken I never eat like this kebap
I think they are the best of London every body must try staff's arevery friendly and happy I thınk I will go to this restaurant again

  • Visited January 2013
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