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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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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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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank cilantro2016
Nashville, Indiana
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank attorney07
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Joe G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Nastassia Z
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Sarah F
Madison, Indiana
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We went here because we had not tried Turkish food before. When we got there it seemed like it would be a tranquil atmosphere. We had options of sitting at a table or on pillowy floor, in what i presume was traditional Turkish style. Unfortunately, there was a group of college age people who were extremely loud and cussing like... More 

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Thank CaptFej
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

I love the food they serve and their Baklava is the best you'll ever have! We are never bored of going to this place, no matter how many times we've been there. It's always our top choice whenever our friends visit Bloomington. I like the zucchini appetizer (Mucver I guess).

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Thank Rajwardhan P
Bloomington, IN
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I still love this place. I do not go every week like I once did but I always enjoy the food and the hot tea. I took a friend today and it was his first time. He enjoyed the chicken pide. I always enjoy the sense of lagniappe one gets from the soup and salads being a free add on.... More 

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Thank Lynn J
Chicago, Illinois
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 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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Thank ChancetheGardener
Bloomington
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN
  • 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?