Homegirl London’s Restaurant Review: Gokyuzu Turkish Restaurant. We’ve been eating at the Gokyuzu Turkish Restaurant Green Lanes N4 for many years. They recently had a major refurbishment and have expanded the dining area so I thought it was well overdue a review. If you’re looking for the best Turkish restaurant on Green Lanes or places to eat in North London give this place a try. But go early or book a table because there are often queues out the door.
“This popular Turkish restaurant on Green Lanes is a real crowd pleaser with impressive sharing platters of meat, doners, shish and kebabs plus plenty of meze options for vegetarians. It’s a must visit restaurant for anyone who loves great food at descent prices,” Homegirl London
Gokyuzu Turkish Restaurant Menu
As soon as you sit down a basket of Turkish bread arrives with a dip so you can peruse the menu without your stomach rumbling. Start with the hot or cold meze starters which are great to share. Colds meze includes humus, baba ganush and tabule (tabbouleh) while the hot versions include grilled halloumi, fried calamari, pan fried prawns with tomato sauce, falafel and Mucver. You can order the meze singularly or as a small or large mixed version.
If you haven’t tried a Pide yet, this is your opportunity to tuck in to a typical Turkish pizza. There are about twelve variations so you could go for something like mozzarella with tomatoes, green peppers and olives. If you want to eat meat, you can try the one with minced lamb, oak smoked cured beef or Turkish garlic sausage. These are mixed with toppings such as cheese (mozzarella, feta, halloumi), peppers, olives, and red onion. This is served with the most amazing salad which I often dream about, it always tastes so fresh and looks so colourful.
The menu features charcoal grills – doners, shish and kebabs served with rice and salad. There are lamb or chicken versions along with some vegetarian options. Specials for meat eaters include a lamb kofte and marinated chicken or lamb grilled over charcoal and served on a bed of bread topped with tomato sauce and yoghurt. Or you can try the chicken wings or lamb ribs. If you’re with a big group of friends, try one of the platters which are really impressive. Whenever I take my meat eating friends along their eyes literally light up when they see the large portions of meat being put down in front of them. Fish mains include sea bream, sea bass, salmon or king prawns. Treat yourself to a baklava to finish with a glass of Raki, Turkish tea (first one is free) or Fresh mint tea. They serve a good selection wines, beers and Turkish spirits.
The food is always fresh and full of flavour. We’ve always had a fantastic meal here. To give you an idea of prices cold meze dishes are £4.50-5, hot meze £5.50-6.50, Turkish pizza £8.50-9, doner £9-11, shish £9-12.50, specials £13-13.50 and fish £14-14.50.
Gokyuzu Turkish Restaurant Interiors
The restaurant stands out on the street thanks to the new make-over which has transformed the facia and interiors. Inside it has a more night time feeling now so it’s a great restaurant to pop along with your friends for an evening feast. There are two parts to the restaurant which are separated by the entrance door where you will find the take-away counter and food being prepared.
The décor has touches of teal blue throughout and the new logo design has been followed through on the lampshade pattern and room dividers. The padded seating is very comfy and the wooden tables are good quality. The floor has a striking tiled pattern on the walkway. With a combination of natural stone and warm wood walls, the overall appearance is welcoming and contemporary. A fantastic place to enjoy lunch or dinner with your lover or best friends.
Gokyuzu Turkish Restaurant Information
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Gokyuzu Restaurant Website. The restaurant address is 26-27 Green Parade, Harringay London N4 1LG. Harringay Green Lanes Overground is the nearest station and Manor House Tube Station is quite near with a ten-minute walk (Piccadilly Line). Opening times are Sunday to Thursday 8am until 12am and Friday to Saturday it is 8am until 1am. You can book online which is advisable. If you don’t have a reservation try to go before 7pm. They also have a take-away counter. Enjoy!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Rich and Homeboy for dining with me.