Our Story

Authentic Cuisine of Turkey, Syria and Lebanon

Set on the Southeast tip of Turkey, Kilis is an idyllic Mediterranean City boasting lush vineyards, and olive and pistachio orchards. The city is the birthplace of our founder and Mehmet Kocakerim. Only 5km from the Syrian border, the region is renowned for its rich culinary heritage claiming rights to favourites such as Lahmacuns, Pides, charcoal kebabs and world famous Baklava layered with the region’s pistachios. True to our heritage, the food at Kilis Kitchen is prepared by hand using techniques passed down over generations. Kilis Kitchen brings the authentic delights of Turkish, Syrian and Lebanese Mezes and charcoal grilled dishes to Islington. At Kilis Kitchen, our founder, Mehmet Kocakerim has succeeded in adopting a tantalising menu that reflects the diverse, eclectic cuisine that graces the historic Spice Route from Istanbul to Lebanon.

Our friendly and welcoming staff, as well as the splendour of the surroundings will give you the feel of the city of Kilis, in the middle of Islington! Our ethos is to provide you with a memorable dining experience beyond expectations to leave you eager for your next visit.