Cafe Turko
Cafe Turko

Cafe Turko

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafe-turko.com/
  • Phone: (206) 284-9954
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
    Saturday 9:30 - 9:30
    Sunday 9:30- 8:00
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Sureyya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fremont Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cafe Turko
Once you visit CAFE TURKO, step through the door, you will be transported to the markets of Istanbul. You will not only enjoy an authentic great dining experience ( from homemade flat breads, stuffed breads, kebabs, and rich vegan and gluten free mezzes to desserts and pastries Turkish coffee and tea ) , you will also shop in the Bazaar section for souvenirs, gifts, textiles and even handmade rugs.

We offer 100 % Halal meat, halal products
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Cafe Turko reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (7)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Great food, crazy service
    JakeFromStateFarm
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We loved the food, and the family-run service is friendly and sincere. Unfortunately, the night we visited, they were down two staff members, and it was chaotic. They lost our order, which we learned after waiting nearly an hour for entrees. We had to place our order again, and although it arrived promptly, it also wasn't 100% correct. That said, we enjoyed the delicious food very much, and I'll bet it's a much smoother operation when they are fully staffed. We will definitely be back to try again! (Was a bit surprised when we weren't comped at least part of our meal for the inconvenience, I must say. But, we will give it another try)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go again!
    superfoodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Met for weeknight dinner with 2 friends and sat for hours. Casual, warm, comfortable atmosphere. Great food. Wonderful choices for vegetarians, too. Yam and other unusual hummus dips, and at least 3 preparations of cauliflower and eggplant, with succulent sweet desserts to end it all with. Sweet waitresses, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delights of Turkey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This little cafe is just fantastic. The food is absolutely the best in town for authentic taste and menu selection. The people are friendly and the vibe is like that of sitting in a cafe in Istanbul.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Cafe Turko reviews archive.
  • Very interesting place good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We went to Cafe Turko on a Sunday morning. No line, were seated right away. Brunch selection is good, I loved the healthy "Mother in law's" plate, my bf had an omelette which was also good. Turkish coffee is real! It is very much like the "metrio" coffee that I used to have in Greece (metrio meaning it is brewed with a moderate amount of sugar). The dessert was also decent (a lot better than the "Turkish" desserts that you get in the supermarket or some other places). We liked our waitress very much, she was very friendly. Bottomline -- it does seem to be a very nice, authentic enough place (I haven't been to Turkey, so I compare with Greece). It is interesting enough, worth visiting. Plus the food is good :).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's all good!
    Gary
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Authentic, very tasty, lots of heart! Place comes with ambience is genuine not created. People are mostly family, all have a great heart. Photos made fresh that morning, and taste like it. Can't find anyplace else like it here in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good authentic dinner
    Michael
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We had a great time enjoying authentic Turkish food and drink from the rainbow hummus to start to excellent and varied entrees. There are options for everyone. And you can complete the meal with Turkish coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Turkish friend loved the food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    So did I, I had a grilled chicken pide (like a Turkish pizza with handmade dough and feta cheese). I went with my Turkish friend, and he was raving over the food. He said its the best he's had in a long time, and that he intends to bring his Turkish friends from work. Everything was fresh and flavorful, and the place was beautifully decorated with Turkish items, like lamps and rugs, for sale. I picked up a scarf after dinner. I definitely plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, casual service
    Lily
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Fun place. Good food. Service friendly and well meaning but not professional. Our server stopped coming to our table, we had to flag down someone else to clear plates, refill water, offer dessert (they were out of 3 desserts), and check.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RipTorn
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I love the owner,, such a sweet and hospitable man. The food is super-tasty and according to my daughter who has lived on and off in Turkey, very authentic. This is great food at a very reasonable price. Experience Turkey,,, its only a few miles away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation not honored
    emerald
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    I'm sure it's a great place to eat. But they don't honor reservations. So don't bother making one, just get there when you can and you'll have to wait on the weekend.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hope to return
    BeckyBadger
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We did not have a lot of time to eat, but the staff was very helpful and got our food quickly. Normally customers pay at the register in the back but they helped us save time by taking our credit card and running it back for us. The also got a box so I could finish my delicious salad later. Also enjoyed the Turkish items they have for sale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Hummus Ever
    catdoc
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Be prepared for "European-style" dining, as we sat there for hours and talked, but whenever we needed something (like ordering, the bill, etc.) I had to signal a waitress and it was hard to get someone's eye. The food came very quickly after we finally ordered and the quality was tasty! I especially enjoyed the different types of hummus, particularly the sweet potato hummus -- I'm hooked on that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good, service not
    seattlefoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The food is excellent - it's obviously made from scratch and is fresh and delicious. I ordered the spinach hummus w/ gluten free bread and the moussaka. Both were full of flavor. My friend ordered the Orient Express platter which comes with regular pita bread. The waitress brought out her platter and I was left sitting there for half an hour until my spinach hummus arrived. The waitress was way too busy and we sat there for long periods of time trying to get her attention but to no avail. And she neglected to tell us that we had to pay at the cash register so we sat there for a very long time waiting for our bill. I highly recommend the food if you can stand to wait long periods of time for service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate