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We have opened Kilikya’s with idea to serve good quality, healthy and authentic Turkish food and drink options to our valued customers who deserve something better than the usual alternatives out there. Kilikya’s prides itself on being a Halal restaurant and we also believe that quality should be not only in what we serve but in how we serve them as well. This means higher than standard and tailored customer service, which we hope have achieved it so far. We promise our customers to keep it always this way.

We will do our best to increase our already high quality standards while keeping our customers happy at all times. As our customers’ happiness comes first to us, I personally would appreciate all feedbacks or suggestions you may have regarding our products or services. Always feel free to contact me directly as I will do my best to respond you personally.

ABOUT Ali Eren Balikel

Ali Eren was born in Adana, part of historical region of Kilikya and grown up in Mersin, also situated in the heart of ancient Kilikya region, which now falls within Mediterranean region of modern Turkey, spanning from famous Antalya in the west, going through Adana and finally consisting of Mersin in the east. He spent his entire childhood within the region until he moved to London in 2005.

While obtaining his Bachelor degree in Business and also MBA, he gained experiences within the food and coffee industry where he learnt he has passion within the industry and environment. Hence he wrote his master thesis on “Mediterranean Cuisine in London”, theories of which led him to found Kilikya’s Turkish Deli in the heart of St Katherine Docks, Tower Bridge, which is exact example of a Mediterranean cuisine, consisting of light, healthy choices such as Mezes authentic Turkish Patisseries, along with good quality coffees; Everything served at Kilikya’s is Halal food. As he has just developed the business, he is now trying to add new and similarly exciting and authentic projects to his Kilikya’s business.


If you would like to be a part of an exciting team within very dynamic yet pleasurable working environment, and if you feel you have qualities and passion for the very high quality food and service, apply now for the position in Kilikya’s Turkish Deli where we believe not only products we serve are high quality but also people working with us are same highest quality.