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“Competitors are only in Turkey”
Review of Gokyuzu Restaurant

Gokyuzu Restaurant
Ranked #309 of 22,842 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $17
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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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“Competitors are only in Turkey”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

The best Turkish restaurant in london and I can confirm it that their competitors are only in Turkey. If youblove kebabs I suggest you to eat mix grill platter. Great for one person who like eating buffet in terms of quantity. For 2 I would suggest full platter for £25. Someone will get zero to full in one meal. I have observed that it takes really long time to finish food so make sure you have plenty time in hand. Dont expect staff to be attentive but you wont need them anyways disturbing you every now and then.
Pros- free salad and unlimited Turkish naan bread

  • Visited June 2013
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londra
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“Best Turkish restaurant ever”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Best Turkish restaurant ever. As soon as we arrived we were given a very good and warm flatbread and a yoghurt and cucumber dip. After that a huge fresh chopped salad was served. We ordered a Turkish Pizza, topped with minced lamb, which was just amazing. The charcoal chicken and lamb sish were just brilliant.They were served with rice and salad....To finish we order some baclava...What I can say??? The best baclava in London.
Recommended. Definitly
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  • Visited July 2013
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“Fantastic food, always a treat.”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We always have a great meal here, mixed platters are out of this world. Service is second to none and atmosphere is perfect.

There are many Turkish restaurants in London this one has something special.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Great restaurant”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband and I popped in for a quick lunch whilst shopping in the Turkish and Greek supermarkets. It was a Monday lunchtime and the restaurant was very busy. The service was quick and the food was delicious and very reasonable. The salad that came with out main meals was absolutely lovely... Very fresh and the best seasonal vegetables used. We will definitely come back and take the kids, they would love it! Overall a great restaurant and very excellent value.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is one of the best Turkish Restaurants in London. It is excellent value for money. The only negative I would say about my whole experience is the wait for the table but this is definitely forgotten once seated and the plentiful food arrive. I reccommend the Full platter at around £25 which can easily fill up 4 people and even leave some for take home which the waiters are more than happy to wrap up for you. The free tea and baklava was an added bonus.We will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
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