TURKA - Cafe l Meze l Bar

4.3
41 reviews
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Turkish
Modern Turkish Kitchen & Bar offering Turkish Breakfast, Lunch Menu, Share Meze Plates for Dinner along with craft beers on Tap, cocktails and wine list.
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GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Whilst we had an enjoyable evening it is ridiculous that they refuse to tell customers what dishes are in their set menus - we had a reasonable size group so a set menu option made sense but it was less than satisfactory that we had no idea what was coming for each course - a dampener on the night.

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KC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried Turka as we noticed the restaurant while driving past. All the food was delicious and very good value, and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly without being over the top. I'll be planning another night there soon.

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MR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. The service was good but not fantastic. The place was too cold (on a cold night) A heater would have been nice. I recommend this restaurant - the dips and bread were amazing and so were the meat balls and grilled chicken dishes

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T
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic meal, would recommend the banquets for larger groups as you get a little of all the good stuff.

I felt the table service was lacking in the fact the staff only really came over when the brought the food over.

Overall, fantastic evening and great food!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best red wine I’ve ever had. It was Turkish and went down a treat with all the fresh Turkish food laid out before us. Truly worth trying!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a MUST visit. The food is wonderful, and good value. The wine list, particularly the Turkish wines, are also of great quality with real value. I enjoy coming here SO much. It's probably my fifth time here, and I would have the same review each time. As a local, I hope they last a decade!

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TM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed when visiting Turka. We love the special breakfast they have for two. Yum! The dinner menu is great as well. Although close to a main intersection, it's pleasant to sit outside and not noisy at all :)

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Easy to get to, and a good place to meet for a quiet coffee.

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b
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice coffee.
A bit haphazard with the food - some orders weren't quite right (tomato missing from a toasted sandwich, lamb missing from lamb gozleme). Portions were large though, and good value.

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n
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time, wait staff were on the ball and friendly, food was authentic with a modern touch, very enjoyable.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked a table for 4 on a Tuesday night which provided for a nice and quiet dining experience. On a busy Friday or Saturday night I'm sure things will be noisier particularly if seated inside but that's easily solved by reserving ahead of time and asking for an outdoor table. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. The amount of food she helped us to order was just right and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, generous servings! Great staff- nothing is too much bother. Lovely venue, very clean and well looked after.
Music was too loud which meant we had to raise our voices to converse- however, as soon as I mentioned it to the lovely waitress it was turned down immediately.

Will definitely be back!

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The falafel was great and the baklava was out of this world.

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SU
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tasty food served with great attitude. It was a family occassion spanning three generations and we all enjoyed the experience.

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CJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We’ve been a number of times and every time it’s very nice with amazing service and food.

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DK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We felt rushed the food came quickly and it came all together . No time to digest between courses. The byo charge is also too expensive.
Next time we will request some time between courses, the food was good, so we will be back.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was questionable.
The food was average.
I won't be returning.

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BT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sharing plates of delicious grilled meats, lamb kofta where fantastic. As was the olives to start and smoked capsicum dip

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C
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit with a different group of friends. We enjoyed the variety of food, the atmosphere is wonderful and the service very prompt, polite and professional. I love how we were never rushed into ordering and most importantly, not rushed out the door. We were there from 6:30 to close, and had a great time catching up and enjoying the food.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and atmosphere but very noisy can't hear across the table too many hard surfaces.

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m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and friendly staff! My partner and I enjoyed the dips and Aubergine dish the most. Would definitely recommend!

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s
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very average food ,

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VL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great family friendly cafe. The food just kept coming out and it was delicious 😋

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DM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to Turka and will definitely go back. We read the great reviews and were not disappointed. We chose the shared cold and hot mezes. The food was amazing, and the four of us had plenty to eat, and disappointingly had to leave some as we couldn’t fit any more in. It was a bit noisy. We could hear each other, but you wouldn’t go for a romantic dinner. Thank you to the wonderful staff who were very friendly and attentive.

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DS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place, we especially love the smokey eggplant meze and falafels

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VE
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great interesting food, lovely sun filled location for brunch at an outside table. Attentive staff and good value! Everyone loved it and we will be back.

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CH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. About time there was a restaurant like this in Crows Nest!

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L
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Saturday lunch with friends, three couples. Pretty simple lunch menu but enough choice. Lots of salad and meat, felt very healthy. Great desert

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M
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time and will definitely be back with friends.

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BO
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food and great service for any type of event as well as they have a breakfast in the morning too with wonderful company
Thank you so much guys

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant and friendly service. We were really impressed with the food. Very tasteful!

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OA
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Honestly great food and really great value – authentic, tasty, and well worth you checking it out. I'm a big fan of middle eastern food but would recommend this to anyone. Make sure you ask for baclava for dessert!

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G
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was a big disappointment. We went the restaurant for our son's birthday. We invited his girlfriend as well, which she is gluten free.
The waitress was very unfamiliar with the 'gluten free'!
If you are on special diet, be careful!
Check the expiration date on your beer!
Never drink Turkish tea or apple tea there! they came icy cold! We've sent them back and they brought us lukewarm watery something! definitely it wasn't tea! we couldn't drink them, and they've charged the undrinkable lukewarm watery thing as well!
When you go to any other Turkish restaurant in Sydney, they usually serves the tea as a complimentary!
We never go back there!

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the greatest dining experience in Crows Nest.

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MG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time there! The food and service was fantastic and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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VH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Turka - our new 'go-to' place and as locals to Crows Nest, that speaks volumes - coffee, food, service all is fantastic!

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for a team lunch. Food, service and price all excellent! Highly recommended

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RP
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Turka was excellent, food was delicious, service was exceptional and I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I am coeliac and require gluten free and they were more than accomodating. They even give gluten free wrap bread for your hommous which is hard to find! Couldn't recommend this place enough. The only thing I would say, is it can be a bit noisy but that's minor as the food makes up for it.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven't had a meal this good in as long as I can remember. Amazing food, really generous and great value. Fantastic location that finally has a restaurant worthy of this top spot. Service was friendly and incredibly helpful. I couldn't fault a thing. Top top top restaurant, lucky Crows Nest.

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food and the service. Great place to visit.

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