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“Totally Overrated Restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Turkuaz Restaurant

Turkuaz Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 7,673 Restaurants in Jakarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Turkuaz - Authentic Turkish Cuisine & Baklava House is designed to be one of the leading restaurant offering a truly memorable authentic Turkish dining experience, lead by Proprietor and Head Chef Sezai Zorlu, a passionate and charismatic Turkish Chef in Indonesia known as the ambassador of Turkish cuisine in Indonesia since 1999. Delectable authentic Turkish cuisine, freshly prepared food and personalized service is Turkuaz all about. Opening Hours: Sundays to Thursdays:- 11.30Am - 10.00Pm (last order) Fridays and Saturdays:- 11.30Am - 11.30Pm (last order)
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
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“Totally Overrated Restaurant”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

We went there on a Saturday, spend ages a few hours before trying to ring and reserve a table.This was unsuccessful.
So we turned up. The service was poor...and they weren't very polite either.
The hummus was good, but for a small portion, pricey...I think $10 is too much for some hummus with a bit of lamb on top.
The salad was small too...and wasn't that nice, not nearly enough cous cous in it, too much parsley.
The lamb was tender, but lacked taste...and the sauce wasn't a sauce, a few vegetables next to the tender, but no taste lamb. I won't be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
San Jose, Costa Rica
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good but out of many dishes on a Saturday night”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

I like the restaurant ambience and its food. Unfortunately this is the second time we go with a group of friends and we cannot eat what we wanted. When we asked the waiter why, she said that if we want to be sure to eat what we want, we should order it when we make the reservation!
Hope they can fix this issue.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Victor C
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing lamb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

We went here to celebrate our friend's birthday. The place is nice, it is quiet, designed as if it were a small house. It is a cozy place to come with friends or in couple. What i like the most from this restaurant are the lamb and the service. The waiters gave us insight about the foods they served us. And the taste of the lamb was very great. We ordered it again and again, a really must try one!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Tinnike
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“My favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Turkuaz is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Jakarta. I love everything bout it. Great service, great food!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank foodtraveler9
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A restaurant you'd happily go to in any city in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Not much I can add to the glowing reviews all others have written. However, I want to stress that this is one of the very few world-class restaurants in Jakarta; one you would happily visit in New York, Tokyo, London, or Buenos Aires. Even in Istanbul. Also it gets maximum points for not being in a hotel or mall. It's really nice here to go out to eat without entering a big hotel or shopping center. Also the corkage fee is very reasonable, which is a nice touch in a city where wine is outrageously expensive. They do incredible catering too.

If you're visiting come here for something special outside your hotel. If you live here, go at least once a month!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Ben W
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