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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food value! Great baba!

Delicious Turkish cuisine in a small informal setting. Don't be fooled by the appearance as this is some of the best Turkish food I have sampled. Be sure to try the baba ganoush. Always one of my favorites.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ChancetheGardener
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Turkish cuisine in a small informal setting. Don't be fooled by the appearance as this is some of the best Turkish food I have sampled. Be sure to try the baba ganoush. Always one of my favorites.

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Bloomington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turkuaz is one of my favorite go-to restaurants in town. While they could use some updating of the dining area, the food is always very good! Most of the time I'll go just for the starters and small plates. Good prices for a lot of food.

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Thank kaite5028
Lafayette, Indiana
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the food, service and price! We had plenty to eat, chose a table to eat at but the floor looked very inviting, and left with the best baklava yummy!!! If you like to try different ethnic foods, give Turkuaz cafe a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank cawm
midwest
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good, authentic Turkish restaurant, not far from IU. We love their lentil soup and baba ghanooj. Been there quite a few times.

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Thank midwesterner5
Bloomington, Indiana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Not many restaurants have the capacity to transport you away from the city where they are. This one does! Although the decoration is getting old (not the style, but the objects), and the premises need to have an uplifting, the food is fantastic! We went for lunch and after that we just wanted to stay there, in the typical floor... More 

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Thank JProDo
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Since we moved to Bloomington, I haven't been impressed with many restaurants, so it was such relief to find this one!!!! The food is really good and there's plenty of vegetarian & non-veg choices which works out great for me and my husband. They have a really cool floor seating area that is perfect for relaxing and eating comfortably! There... More 

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Thank Aviana G
Bloomington, IN
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

When I want to get friends (with picky kids) to try something new- this is my place. You can't go wrong with a pide. I've had the lunch buffet, which I like- but I still prefer getting a pide. You get a lot of food for the money. The picky eaters normally do well with a cheese pide, even after... More 

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Thank hvanness331
Evansville, Indiana
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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Thank MotleyCrew4
Columbus, Indiana
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109 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank alliancemark
Schererville, Indiana
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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?