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Turquoise Cafe

#697 of 8,136 Restaurants in Chicago
#758 of 8,721 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Roscoe Village
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2147 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 549-3523
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
    Very good
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  • 1
  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food & Service. Nice Atmosphere.

This is a nice find in a neat little neighborhood. The menu is expansive, and the food is quite tasty, from the warm bread and ratatouille on the table to the delicious desserts. The restaurant is cute but spacious with a party room downstairs. Our server was patient, pleasant and eager to make our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie T
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice find in a neat little neighborhood. The menu is expansive, and the food is quite tasty, from the warm bread and ratatouille on the table to the delicious desserts. The restaurant is cute but spacious with a party room downstairs. Our server was patient, pleasant and eager to make our dining experience excellent, which she did.... More 

Thank Bonnie T
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a wonderful little place on Roscoe! I've tried a couple of their dishes on two different occasions and both were delicious. I had lunch both times and couldn't finish the portions. A fine dining atmosphere for a moderate price. The service is excellent.

Thank NewroadwarriorA
Izmir Province, Turkey
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I am a Turkish and i highly disappointed about the food, pide and soup is okey but kebaps are one the worst i have ever eaten, i couldnt eat, not cooked and smelled like an out dated meat.. terrible never go there again

Thank serpilik
Thornton, Colorado
Level Contributor
106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We have been here several times when visiting family in this area of Chicago! Every time it is consistently great! The food is prepared perfectly! The menu is not very extensive, but there is something for everyone! On our last visit, our female server was not very attentive or friendly. Usually, the servers are fantastic. I enjoy the lentil soup,... More 

Thank fourseastravelco1954
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180 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Turquoise Cafe has terrific Turkish food - served in a very nice atmosphere with white table coverings and good service ! The bread is delicious - as are appetizers - and entrees, including the kabobs ! For some, the only downside may be getting to the location (in Roscoe Village). For a visitor to the Chicago-area, a car is needed... More 

Thank triptraveller
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This place is fantastic. I miss it. We moved from chi recently to Florida. Turquoise brunch on a Sunday. We have dined with turquoise at least 10 times. So much delicious food that it could fill you for the entire day. Love it. Wish we could find a place like this around us now.

Thank Amanda_woods77
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant offers a variety of Turkish dishes and has a friendly and helpful staff. It is not cheap but the quality of the food justifies the price. You can sit inside or not depending on the weather and the neighbourhood is lovely.

Thank Leslie T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

From start to finish, excellent. Seated quickly, menus brought quickly, bread and spread (both out of this world) brought quickly, order taken quickly, appetizers excellent (lentil soup, eggplant pancakes and sauce) and timely, and main courses excellent (osso buco, mussels appetizer, onion kebab - phenomenal). Be prepared to eat - be hungry - we had to take a lot home... More 

Thank Mark M
Level Contributor
185 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were at Turquoise for the first time with a group planning to travel to Turkey in the next few weeks. I wasn't sure what to except and was delighted. The restaurant is relatively small, warm and cozy. The service was excellent. Our server caught the spirit and was so helpful in assuring we had authentic Turkish food. We were... More 

Thank Walking16
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Was great! Variety of traditional tastes! Thank you! Homesickness is out! Excellent place. See you next time in chicago

Thank İrem Gökçe Y

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2147 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Roscoe Village
  • Neighborhood: Roscoe Village
  • Phone Number: (773) 549-3523

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?