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Turkuaz Cafe

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301 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3514
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Poor parking options but so worth an extra trip around the block. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seated quickly. The food was fresh and quite tasty. The prices are good. Great value. Enjoy!

Thank J8057FOwilliamg
Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a combination of Turkish and Afghanistan dishes. Very tasty and good tea. A nice experience - good environment.

Thank April450
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dining at Turkuaz Cafe is an absolutely fantastic experience. The food is delicious and fresh. The wait staff is polite and prompt. The owner took the time to stop for conversation and thanked us for our business. we will definitely be going back very soon!

Thank Ryan U
Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This was a nice change of pace while visiting my daughter in Bloomington. We shared several dishes, tapas style, and we found them all to be delicious. I would have loved to know ahead of time that this was a BYOB restaurant, because a glass of wine would have been perfect with this meal. We will definitely go again.

Thank LyndaWV
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124 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The only place in town where you can sit on rugs, turkish style. No wine list but bringing in your own bottle is fine. Generous portions, extensive menu, nice variety of food. We've traveled in Turkey; this is not as good as fresh turkish food but it's close.

Thank gazooby
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We love Turkuaz! The food is really delicious, probably the best Turkish food I've had including restaurants in major cities. Complimentary lentil soup is really tasty and sets a generous tone. The establishment itself is charming and feels warm and friendly, proprietor clearly invested in providing fantastic dining in a very personal way. This is a small and unique place,... More 

Thank cilantro2016
Nashville, Indiana
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Our first trip for an anniversary dinner although I've passed it for years and followed the trip advisor ratings to visit. Loved the babaganoush on puffed pastry. My husband had the Lamb Turkuaz kabob (which is like a stew). Very moist and flavorful I had a combo pide that was flaky, hot and yummy. The red lentil soup was outstanding... More 

Thank attorney07
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Good flow of appetizers after we sat down, but then it took quite a while for our main entrees to arrive. Generally everything was good, but my asparagus pide was way cheesier than I expected, almost like a basic American grilled cheese sandwich, and a little hard to find the asparagus! The baklava was tasty, but way too dribbly, with... More 

Thank Joe G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places in btown! the atmosohere is great- I love the little space in the restaurant they created for people who want to sit on the carpet and eat on low tables, like tradition is. The food is excellent!

Thank Nastassia Z
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This was the most amazing experience. We got to sit on the floor at a lap table and it was so amazing and relaxing. The food was amazing and very tasty!

Thank Sarah F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3514
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-7908

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