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Turquoise Cafe

2147 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618 (Roscoe Village)
(773) 549-3523
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Ranked #861 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Roscoe Village
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  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
chicago, Il
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We love going to Turquoise with our friends and introducing it to people that haven't been there previously. The food is always good, the service is great, it is not expensive and if you ask them for their wine specials they have 20$ bottles of decent wine! I highly recommend it if you haven't been there you will not be... More

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Daytona Beach, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visited the turquoise the last Friday in August, 2014. What a pleasant surprise. Eat inside or outside, both are nice, but on a good night, outside is best. Our table of 4 shared a late night dinner preceded by calamari as an appetizer. All ordered the 10 ounce filet mignon, one of the best deals in all of Chicago. The... More

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chicago, IL
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just discovered this place and now a new favorite-small but charming restaurant with out door seating and full bar. We were celebrating family event and for modest corkage fee they graciously served the champagne we brought. Service was excellent and food delicious. Eager to return!

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The food is very good, the service not so much!! But its very worthy!!! We order a entree called Manti thats was soooo good!!! And the appetizer was called ' lamuka' or something like that and was also very good!!! I would come back for sure!!! Its a turkish/ mediterranean restaurant

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Having just arrived home from a wonderful trip to Istanbul, Turkey and some surrounding countries, we were eager to have another taste of the food from that area of the world. We chose Turquoise Cafe out of the blue based on reviews and went last night. What a treat! We sat outside and had a great evening with another couple.... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughter and I shared two appetizers (caprese and zucchini pancakes, both delicious) and a single entree (one of the kebaps, also delicious) and were STUFFED. Well prepared, good flavors, and nicely plated. Only problem was our particular waitress, who seemed to be having a cranky evening, although all the other servers were extremely friendly.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

They have numerous menu options but I would highly recommend the Mediterranean menu. If you are accustomed to Turkish or Armenian food yoiu will finds many things of interest to you. Good place for a group and order dishes to share.

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Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I don't enjoy hot spicy fare so I did not enjoy my dinner. I told the waitress of my dislike of hot spicy dishes and was steered to a risotto and fish dish which tasted like fire. I can only imagine how one of the spicy recommendations would have tasted. My five dinner companions who like spicy dishes all said... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really enjoyed my meal at Turquoise. The only complaint I have is that my friend and I ordered a Caprese salad for starters, and there were no asparagus tips in it as described on the menu. The delicious French Onion soup made up for that though, sort of! All in all it was very good and I'd go there... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went to Turquoise Cafe as we were going to an event nearby. What a great find. Interesting menu, divided into Turkish specialties and a broader list (with a strong Mediterranean influence). Several reviewers have commented that service is "leisurely" and this is true - it's not a place for quick bite. Our group barely had time for a main... More

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