Firing up the charcoal under the appetites of Dalston and Shacklewell, Mangal II is a Turkish ocakbasi restaurant whose centrepiece is a traditional charcoal grill, used to cook mouthwatering meat, seafood and vegetable dishes. Mangal II’s pedigree is assured, this being the second incarnation of entrepreneurial chef and former Istanbul resident Ali Dirik’s innovative restaurant concept. The first Mangal Ocakbasi gained a cult following in London in the early 90s, and here along Stoke Newington Road the success story continues. A huge selection of meze platters and a daily stew are good starting points for any meal here, with vegetarian and non-vegetarian salads all great options. Seafood such as grilled sea bass, marinated quail and lamb spare ribs, chicken beyti with yoghurt dressing, and vegetarian moussaka all come highly recommended.
Mangal 2 is a top notch Turkish ocakbasi restaurant. The service was swift and attentive and food was delicious. Although it's a simple thing, I particularly noticed the very good quality of the thin bread.
This place is friendly and efficient. The food is great and almost every time I’ve been we are offered some kind of complementary side dish.
Always top drawer and I eat there every week! Friendly staff, nice decor, lovely atmosphere and dont get me started on the food, un beleiveable
Superb experience sitting in kitchen. Surprisingly excellent food and friendly staff. We brought tourist friends from Spain who were very impressed. Thank you to all the team!
We’ve wanted to visit Mangal II for a long time (we live in the East Midlands, so we aren’t local). It exceeded all our expectations. The Set Meal 2 was incredible. The food was delicious, plentiful and very good value. Service was great and there was a lovely welcoming atmosphere. We hope to visit again one day.
We went to Mangal II for a work lunch. The food was delicious - we had meze and kebabs. There was lots left over which we took home for a later snack! The service was attentive and friendly - we can't wait to go back.
Had a great night at Mangal II. Staff very pleasant and kind and the food was delicious! Was absolutely stuffed! Will go back for sure... the restaurant had been recommended by a friend.
We had a brilliant time at Mangal II, we received great service and great food! The waiter was friendly and did his best to ensure we enjoyed out meal.
Had a lovely dinner here on Saturday. We had starters and a main and all the food was very good. The portions are large and it was a pity that we had to leave the rice and bread at the end. Prices aren't very cheap but for London it was ok. Staff were pleasant enough although an odd smile would have been nice!
Excellent food and charming staff, a very pleasant experience and one of our party had gone to the other Mangan in Arcola street and left a bag with phone I. It. There are obviously good links and one of their staff had so kindly brought the bag to restaurant personally. Reassuring that there are good kind people.