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Turkuaz Cafe

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301 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN
+1 812-333-7908
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been craving Turkish food for awhile and was happy to see that there was an option within walking distance of our hotel on Walnut. Greeted warmly by the staff and owner upon entering. Nice atmosphere with both traditional and modern eating setups. We chose the traditional and sat on the cushions. Food selection was fairly diverse and we... More 

Thank indymfan
Long Island, New York
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99 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cute place with hanging beads. You can sit at tables or on the floor on rugs amongst pillows. Food - plates of humus, baba ganoush and absolutely melt in your mouth flat bread. Hot bowls of lamb, eggplant, etc were tasty. It was a memorable evening for the craziest things - waitress knocked over a bottle of Turkish soda, and... More 

1 Thank Allison K
Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and me went to Turkuaz earlier and we always liked it, but since the management changed, we LOVE it! The restaurant looks really nice, the service is amazing and so fast, and we always feel great!

Thank teuta1985
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 October 16, 2016 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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126 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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126 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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113 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-7908

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