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“The nicest Turkish!”
Review of Gokyuzu

Gokyuzu
Ranked #7 of 47 Restaurants in Chingford
Price range: US$5 - US$17
Description: Gökyüzü is owned and run by us, the Yavuz family, and has been since we first opened our doors to the original restaurant in the popular Green Lanes area of Harringay in 1999. We took all our expertise and passion from that first restaurant and used it to open the Chingford branch in 2015. Originally hailing from Kahramanmaras, a small village near the Mediterranean in Turkey, we arrived in the UK in the 1990s. There were plenty of Turkish restaurants and cafés in London, but we had a longing for really authentic Turkish food and wanted to show people what traditional Turkish dining is really about. To our mind it's about freshness, quality ingredients, delicately flavoured dishes, succulent meats expertly char-grilled, home-baked bread, and most of all, a very warm welcome. Our parents and uncle showed us how to prepare our favourite dishes - the dishes they'd been enjoying since childhood, cooked from recipes that were passed down the generations. While they were cooking, we set out to find the best local suppliers to ensure all our ingredients were of the very best quality possible. We still use many of those very same suppliers to this day. Some of our most popular dishes are our sharing platters, and we think that speaks volumes about our approach to Turkish dining - it encapsulates what Gökyüzü is about - everyone can try a little bit of everything and enjoy the experience of sharing food and time with others. 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 and nurturing our staff to understand the Gökyüzü way of doing things... with warmth and generosity. In our restaurants, nothing is too much trouble. Customers are our guests: just as they would be in our own home. We hope you find Gökyüzü provides a warm, relaxed dining experience, because this is what makes for a great Turkish restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you to Gökyüzü Chingford. The Yavuz Family
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Description: Gökyüzü is owned and run by us, the Yavuz family, and has been since we first opened our doors to the original restaurant in the popular Green Lanes area of Harringay in 1999. We took all our expertise and passion from that first restaurant and used it to open the Chingford branch in 2015. Originally hailing from Kahramanmaras, a small village near the Mediterranean in Turkey, we arrived in the UK in the 1990s. There were plenty of Turkish restaurants and cafés in London, but we had a longing for really authentic Turkish food and wanted to show people what traditional Turkish dining is really about. To our mind it's about freshness, quality ingredients, delicately flavoured dishes, succulent meats expertly char-grilled, home-baked bread, and most of all, a very warm welcome. Our parents and uncle showed us how to prepare our favourite dishes - the dishes they'd been enjoying since childhood, cooked from recipes that were passed down the generations. While they were cooking, we set out to find the best local suppliers to ensure all our ingredients were of the very best quality possible. We still use many of those very same suppliers to this day. Some of our most popular dishes are our sharing platters, and we think that speaks volumes about our approach to Turkish dining - it encapsulates what Gökyüzü is about - everyone can try a little bit of everything and enjoy the experience of sharing food and time with others. 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 and nurturing our staff to understand the Gökyüzü way of doing things... with warmth and generosity. In our restaurants, nothing is too much trouble. Customers are our guests: just as they would be in our own home. We hope you find Gökyüzü provides a warm, relaxed dining experience, because this is what makes for a great Turkish restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you to Gökyüzü Chingford. The Yavuz Family
Reviewed 29 June 2018

The food here is amazing and the service is so quick! I went with my family and there wasn't one person from young to old that couldn't find something to eat. Everyone was very happy

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Thank Bows1977
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

I have been to the Gokyuzu a few times now. I have visited with friends just with my partner and have taken a group of older people there. It is a large, welcoming restaurant. There is a wide choice of food to choose from. The staff are very helpful sand offer an excellent service. They allow you all time you want to eat and spend time with the people you are with.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I booked a table online for some guests on the website however when we turned up we was told by the lady at the front of the restarant that the booking system has not been looked at for three days and we didn't have a booking.

This is despite having an email saying our booking was arranged.

I was made to feel that I should know better and it was my fault.

I didn't even get an apology.

It is incredibly embarrassing to have to then make phone calls in front of our guests to try and make other arrangements for dinner.

Thank Rahul_M_M
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve been hearing about about Gokyuzu for the past 2 years and I’ve never had the opportunity to go till when it was Father’s Day.
Right from the car park till we got to our table it was impressive.
I went with my 3 grownup boys with their dad, families with boys will know how hard it is to take them out, cos they can eat! My boys where stuffed and happy with the food.
I loved everything about the restaurant right from the food to the staff. Will definitely be going back

Thank Temsizi
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Really nice food massive potions nice atmosphere great service, can’t remember the waiters name but he was great he gave us extra peppers when we asked for something hotter. Will be re visiting. Loads of parking and also we took our teas and coffees and raki outside after great outside seating.

Thank james n
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