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Turkuaz Cafe

European, Turkish
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301 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN
812-333-7908
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty, feel-good food

I have never eaten Turkish food, so I can't speak to the authenticity, but the food at Turkuaz is delicious. The salads were fresh and flavorful and the kebab meat was also well-seasoned. My favorite was the chicken turkuaz which was chicken and vegetables in a sauce. It came in a little crock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Evansville, Indiana
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Evansville, Indiana
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have never eaten Turkish food, so I can't speak to the authenticity, but the food at Turkuaz is delicious. The salads were fresh and flavorful and the kebab meat was also well-seasoned. My favorite was the chicken turkuaz which was chicken and vegetables in a sauce. It came in a little crock and was like a stew. It was... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and I stopped here to try Turkish food for the first time. We eat vegetarian and seen a lot of options on their menu. The restaurant is decorated with interesting items. The owner and staff are very friendly. We decided to have a small mushroom and Cheese pide and an asparagus and Cheese pide. The pides are kind... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Love this place. Tiny, but very authentic and wonderful food. Wish I could bring this restaurant home with me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Stopped for lunch on the way through Bloomington. This was a great find! The food was outstanding and quite large portions for lunch. The baklava was a great finally to the meal as well! Highly recommended!!!

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Paoli, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I wanted something new and different for our anniversary celebration. We loved this place. He service was top notch. The food was excellent! We will be back often!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Been with a group of friends. The ambience is good. But food is average. Felt it was over spiced and under seasoned.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Turkuaz is one of my favorite restaurants in Bloomington. Light, fresh, healthy, tasty food. Enjoyed the salmon Sis. Others enjoyed the pide boats--spinach & tomato in one case and supreme pide in the other. The chicken turkuaz, oven baked in a clay pot, was delicious--tender and juicy.

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We discovered this place a few months ago and we have already been back quite a few times and have taken several different friends there. We enjoy the "sitting on the floor" option when we just want to relax and eat slowly. The sis kebab's are delicious, the pides are very tasty, the service is great, the owner is nice... More 

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Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We visited Turkuaz on a Sunday evening. We ordered the lamb sis-kebob and the rack of lamb. Both were tasty but not anything that would get me excited to come back for. They came with a cup of very good lentil soup, a salad plate, and plain tasteless white rice. The rice needed some sauce like au jus. Both entrees... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I discovered Turquaz Cafe several years ago looking for an uncrowded restaurant during Bloomington's big Labor Day Art Fair. Although the restaurant has been through some changes during the ensuing years, it's still a great place to grab some delicious food at very reasonable prices. As you might surmise from the name, the focus of Turquaz Cafe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-7908

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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