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Turkuaz Cafe

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301 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN
812-333-7908
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10:00 am - 9:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Bill H
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Bloomington, Indiana
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My daughter and son-in-lave love Turkuaz Cafe so much they ordered the food for their wedding reception from there even though it was on a pick-up basis. Turkuaz provided the serving pieces the night before. The newlyweds were extremely happy with the results. This has been their go-to restaurant in Bloomington for many years, and on their wedding day they... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Never really experienced Turkish food but I know good food when I taste it. We stopped over during lunch and had the 8 dollar buffet. Wow! I can't tell you the names of everything we ate but there were fantastic meatballs along with a chicken dish that melted in your mouth. Yummy!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Especially enjoyed the hummus with the light, delicious pita shaped bread that tasted like phyllo dough and the red lentil soup. The baklava was a bit small for one portion but very tasty and light!

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I went there to eat on a cold night and got stuffed with some of the best tasting food ever. Worth the trip. We are planning to being friends to eat here including a pilot who worked for the Turkish Embassy in the 1990s, should be fun!

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Did the sit down in the couch area for something completely different....forgot to take my shoes off which I guess you're supposed to. Food was fabulous, had 2 "Pidas" (order the smalls...they are not what I would call small. A small salad sampler and lentil soup came with the meal! My Pidas were the eggplant/tomato and then a Feta, egg... 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?