A hidden gem
We really enjoyed our evening at Turkish Cuisine. The restaurant is unassuming on the outside, but don't be fooled: inside it is a lovely cozy atmosphere. The menu was extensive, highlighting different aspects of Turkey's cuisine, complete with pictures. All of the dishes we ordered were a hit. Our especial favorites were the roasted quail and the manti: meat ravioli in a yogurt sauce. I'm sure we'll be back again!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem!
Teriffic authentic home style food, interesting unique and broad range of menu choices in a casual firendly enviroment makes this place a real find. The babaganoush is probably the best I can recall in recent memory. Certainly the fresh hot bread made in their own in house bakery which comes to the table hot and ready to be dipped into the babaganoush, hummus or other great sauces etc enhance the flavors and enjoyment of the food. They have wonderful fish, beef lamb and lots of interesting appetizers and all portions are generous. Non meat eaters will not lack choices here. The desserts are equally as fabulous, my favorite (of favorites) being the "Turkish Flan". AND... It's BYOB and I do not believe they charge a corkage. WOW!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
I must admit that the place was empty when we arrived at 7 pm on a Tuesday. That said, there was no noise and we had the complete attention of the waitstaff. Others arrived after 8 pm.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time eating Turkish food. It was similar to, but a bit different than, other Mediterranean cuisines. The food was tasty and plentiful. We went early Sunday evening, so the restaurant was quiet. There was no music, which was good for conversation. As was noted in other reviews, Turkish Cuisine is BYOB.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was delicious. Lamb and eggplant dishes were enhanced by the subtle spices and seasonings used in the preparation of these familiar dishes. The bread was wonderful and added immensely to the meal. We can't wait to go back. There is no alcohol served, but you can bring your own wine and there is no corkage fee. We also lucked out because parking meters are free on Sunday.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Turkish cuisine in Chicago
It was a great dining experience! We will definitely return soon.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM