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Turquoise Cafe

2147 W Roscoe Street, Chicago, IL 60618 (Roscoe Village)
(773) 549-3523
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Ranked #924 of 8,269 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $30
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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36 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
174 reviews 174 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Friendly neighborhood spot with good food, generous portions and very reasonable prices. We always end up with an extra meal for the following day with our leftovers. The seafood salad is very fresh and delicious. I've tried several of the kabobs and they are always excellent. The fresh bread is out of this world.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Since returning to Chicago after a wonderful visit to Turkey, I've been to Turquoise three times, for lunch, dinner with a friend, and with a group. The food is fabulous, the bread very tasty, and the lamb just out of this world. It seems that I'm working my way through the menu. It's a bit American(women servers), but enough flavors... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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504 reviews 504 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We visited Turkey a few years ago and since then we have been searching in vain for genuine Turkish food. That search ended last night at Turquoise. Our Saturday night visit began with a warm greeting at the door. We were immediately struck by the wonderful smells of Turkish food...we could tell this place had promise! After being seated our... More

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