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Turquoise Cafe

2147 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618 (Roscoe Village)
(773) 549-3523
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Ranked #812 of 8,282 restaurants in Chicago
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
chicago, IL
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
46 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
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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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chicago
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175 reviews 175 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Chicago
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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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77 reviews 77 reviews
64 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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This amazing little Turkish restaurant is a great find. From the hummus to the Baked Salt Encrusted Fish. I have also had 2 different salads, the chicken kabob and lamb kabob. I have gone there 4 weeks in a row. Their food is high quality, fresh and season to perfection.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Waited almost 55 min for our food (4 dishes). Two of the dishes were over cooked. The slow kitchen slaps the great taste right out of the meal. If this was for lunch, dinner must be a sleepover. Its a shame because their food is delicious and the lunch menu is very affordable. I hope they fix their problem. Their... More

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