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Turkuaz Cafe

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301 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN
+1 812-333-7908
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Indianapolis IN
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this after reading the rave reviews, sadly, it missed the mark. The soup was watery, the pide was good, but there was no meat. Basically a smear of meat on everything. The chicken kebab was dry, lacked flavor, and tasted microwaved. The clay pot Lamb, and Beef were good, but tiny portion size and lack of meat.... More 

Thank TravellerLH13
Collumbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surprise that we found by mistake! Wonderful food and the owner Ashmal (spelling?) was warm and friendly. Everything was yummy. We will return next time we visit another granddaughter here.

Thank Bessiesmom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 

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Bloomington, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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 21 October 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 16 October 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 22 August 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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219 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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

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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
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?