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Bistro Turkuaz

1114 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-5139
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Ranked #1,472 of 3,471 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $15 - $31
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Turkish
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: E Union St.
Description: Join us at Bistro Turkuaz for an evening of authentic Turkish food! From its roots in Central Asia, the Turkish cuisine became rich and varied, a reflection of the journey to Asia Minor and the great expanse of the Ottoman Empire. At our bistro, you will experience a flavorful culinary tradition with elements of Greek, Persian, and Middle Eastern dishes. Bistro Turkuaz also tells the story of a valuable Persian gem that was traded in the bazaars of Turkey in the 16th Century and then sold to Europeans by Venetian merchants. The French mistakenly named this blue-green gem turquoise, meaning Turkish. We invite you to share the colorful history and flavors of Turkish food with your friends and family in the warm atmosphere of the Bistro Turkuaz.
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English first
Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

There is nothing that I didn't love about Bistro Turkuaz. My partner and I came here for dinner last week and from wine to appetizer to main course, our senses were delighted with the flavorful Turkish adventure. Our server was absolutely delightful, friendly, and offered useful suggestions on what to have for dinner, and when she found out that we're... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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565 reviews 565 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Fantastic Turkish food in an unassuming, quiet neighborhood. Best humus I've had and they'll actually bring you more pita bread. Service was super friendly and felt like our grandma was helping us. The Turkuaz special was phenomenal, nice and garlicky and the lamb was super tender and delectable. The pasta dish was also quite good and a bit lighter. The... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I had the marinated beef. It was pretty good but the rice and salad were very lame. I also had and overpriced cup of regular tea. My friend also did not like it and was still hungry after he finished his plate. He suggested that we go to a nearby pizza joint.

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Seattle, Washington USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

My wife and I wanted to celebrate our evening of freedom from our 3 yr old when grandma picked her up; a rare date night for us so, we were intent on dining somewhere "non- kid friendly". Turkuaz was perfect; small, intimate, casually romantic (that's when fiery romance in couples has turned into warm embers of comforting domestic love; anyway,... More

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Visiting Seattle, a recommendation from the B&B (Sleeping Bulldog) we were staying at found us at Bistro Turkuaz. A wonderful find. The menu is Mediterranean. Kebobs, tabouli, hummus, lamb, turkish coffee, all wonderful!!

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Renton, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2010

If you've been here and given this place a high rating, the odds are it's because you haven't eaten at another Seattle Turkish restaurant called Ephesus which is much better and more reasonably priced. My girlfriend & I love Mediterranean food and came here with an open mind, but walked away very disappointed and unsatisfied. We tried a number of... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

I honestly can't comment on the food or anything about this restaurant - except for their dependability. I called and left a message for a reservation. No return call for several days. Called again, reached a person - made a reservation for Saturday evening for an anniversary dinner. Arrived on time - restaurant closed. No sign, no prior call. The... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2009

I just love this place. The food is great and the restaurant is also very decent. If you're in Seattle, don't miss out!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

We ordered almost every appetizer plate on the menu. They were all phenomenal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2008

Decent, but not great Turkish food. A little pricey for the genre.

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Additional Information about Bistro Turkuaz

Address: 1114 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-5139
Phone Number: 206-324-3039
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 31
Cuisine: Turkish

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