Super Kebab in Stoke Newington wins best takeaway in London

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Hackney performs well at annual British Kebab Awards as Pivaz in Chatsworth Road wins Best Newcomer gong.

A local kebab house has won the coveted prize of ‘London’s Best Takeaway’ at the annual British Kebab Awards.

Super Kebab on Stoke Newington Road and its sister restaurant Super Ocakbasi scooped the award whilst Pivaaz on Chatsworth Road was also recognised with a ‘Best Newcomer’ gong.

Kebab restaurants and suppliers from across the UK attended the ceremony in central London last week, which celebrated their contribution to the industry.

Owner of Super Kebab, Abdullah Sahiner, whose favourite kebab dish was a lamb doner, said: “We are trying to change the way people see kebab shops, as for a long time kebabs were considered a meal for drunks.

We are trying our best to serve quality and healthy food and to change people’s view of kebabs.”

Mr Abdullah said the key to the perfect kebab was in the “magic hands” of his chefs.

Zerdu Kara, owner of Pivaz which only opened six months ago and serves Mediterranean and Turkish dishes said he was “very happy and very proud” to win the ‘Best Newcomer’ prize.

Stoke Newington Councillor Mete Coban, who attended the awards, tweeted: "Another pic from our evening at the #BritishKebabAwards - definitely ticked off a life-time opportunity."

Dalston kebab house Stone Cave on Kingsland High Street was highly recommended in the ‘Best Value’ award, but were pipped to the post by Selale restaurant in Haringey.

Ibrahim Dogus, Director Founder of the British Kebab Awards, said: “Many congratulations to all the winners and nominees. These awards are a true celebration of kebabs as a Great British institution, and recognise the contribution of the industry throughout the country.

“There was a very high standard of nominees for every category, and I am delighted that we have been able to honour some of the leaders in the industry for the third year running.”

First published in Hackney Citizen

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