Large, utilitarian – and the gobsmacking go-to venue for prodigious portions of excellent cooking in London’s main Turkish neighbourhood.
If our informal poll of passers-by on Green Lanes is anything to go by, Gökyüzü is the go-to place for Turkish food in London’s main Turkish neighbourhood. This large, utilitarian restaurant (it doubled in size some years ago) is consistently the busiest place on the strip. It’s clear why: the prices are low, the cooking is excellent, and the portions are generous bordering on reckless. We were almost sated after demolishing a basket of bread cooked in the wood-fired oven and a huge ‘small’ mixed meze dish – highlights being a sprightly kısır loaded with mint and spring onion, a haydari rich with dill, and a fresh-tasting soslu patlıcan (grilled aubergine with tomato sauce). The mains were exceptional. Sarma tavuk beyti featured no less than 15 large pieces of spicy minced chicken wrapped in lavash bread, slathered in tomato sauce and served with yoghurt and pilaf rice. Güveç (lamb and aubergine casserole) had been stewed to tender perfection in an earthenware pot. Service tends to be rushed and the wine list is short (there are only five whites), but you wouldn’t come here for a leisurely drink. Food is the thing at Gökyüzü.
26-27 Grand Parade
|Opening hours:||Meals served 9am-12.30am daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Harringay or Harringay Green Lanes rail|
|Price:||Main couses £6.90-£14.50|
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Amazing value, never a disappointment and certainly the best Turkish food on Green Lanes, which in that area is full of tough competition.
If you're looking for affordable and wholesome Turkish food that beats the tainted 3am kebab which we are all familiar with, then Gokyuzu is the place to go. Immerse yourself in this Turkish restaurant as the waiters provide free (yes, FREE!) salad, tsatziki and Turkish flatbread while you wait for your delicious main of scrumptious meat..
Sadly I can no longer eat the flatbread as I am Coeliac, but have very fond memories of it. However, as a Coeliac this type of restaurant is perfect. Given the vast amounts of salad, dips, chips, rice and meat you devour there is little room for bread and it by no means feels like you have missed out. The waiters are kind, attentive and conscientious of dietary requirements such as mine making you feel at ease.
The great thing about this restaurant is that all the meat is excellent, if you too are a hopeless carnivore then you will not be disappointed. I normally order the Cop Shish which is tender grilled cubes of lamb on a skewer. Everything about it is perfect.The meat melts in your mouth and soaks up all of the heavenly chilli and garlic sauce provided by the restaurant and is a match made in heaven with the free lemony salad that they keep topping up.
So, if like me you cannot resist an affordable yet gastronomic delight,then head on down to Green Lanes' Gokyuzu for a meaty mediterranean feast and don't forget to wait for the free Turkish tea at the end.
Seriously good food, unbelievable value for money (meal for 4x with drinks was under £80) and lovely staff. I really couldn't recommend here enough and it is definitely worth trecking out to Harringey for! Great for a group of friends or on a date night.
Good place but unfortunately is closed at the moment. Still you can come to this area and try different ones. Always good
Great food, fantastic service, and at a superb price. Looking forward to the newly refurbished restaurant opening next week.
Really nicely prepared grilled meats when we went, also very fast and efficient service. Would definitely recommend.
So we just arrived in London from Aus and have just moved to Manor House. Check out Timeout for somewhere cheap and delicious locally and stumbled across this little gem! Just went there now and oh my god the reviews live up to the reality! Super busy but we got a table pretty easily, food was sensational, portions were ridiculous, the service was amazing and of course the food didn't disappoint. We had to roll ourselves back home. Five stars all the way!
Excellent Turkish food, with a great family atmosphere too - more proof that Green Lanes is the superior destination for Turkish food in London over Dalston (which has some great spots too).
Harringay has lots to thank to the Turkish community living there - nice groceries and restaurants, opened late hours. Gokyuzu is a classic of the Turkish food in the area. Affordable and nhami.
Gokyuzu is one of the two Turkish restaurants I visit regularly on Green Lanes, Haringey. The meat, the free mixed salad and the often free tea (smelling of cloves) are really nice. The prices are low. I recommend the mixed kebab for 3 people. The only bad side is that they bring the bill to your table without you asking it, because it's so crowded. You can also take-away. I'd say don't go on a Saturday night because it's over-crowded and the kebab may not as good as usual. Go on a weekday evening or Sunday (for lunch or dinner). It has a really noisy atmosphere so it's not ideal for romance, but here is good enough with friends and family.