TURKA - Cafe l Meze l Bar
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.
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.
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
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!!
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!
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!
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 :)
Easy to get to, and a good place to meet for a quiet coffee.
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.
Had a great time, wait staff were on the ball and friendly, food was authentic with a modern touch, very enjoyable.
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.
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!
The falafel was great and the baklava was out of this world.
Tasty food served with great attitude. It was a family occassion spanning three generations and we all enjoyed the experience.
We’ve been a number of times and every time it’s very nice with amazing service and food.
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.
Service was questionable.
The food was average.
I won't be returning.
Great sharing plates of delicious grilled meats, lamb kofta where fantastic. As was the olives to start and smoked capsicum dip
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.
Great food and atmosphere but very noisy can't hear across the table too many hard surfaces.
Amazing food and friendly staff! My partner and I enjoyed the dips and Aubergine dish the most. Would definitely recommend!
Very average food ,
Great family friendly cafe. The food just kept coming out and it was delicious 😋
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.
Great place, we especially love the smokey eggplant meze and falafels
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.
Great food, service, and atmosphere. About time there was a restaurant like this in Crows Nest!
Saturday lunch with friends, three couples. Pretty simple lunch menu but enough choice. Lots of salad and meat, felt very healthy. Great desert
We had a lovely time and will definitely be back with friends.
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
Great restaurant and friendly service. We were really impressed with the food. Very tasteful!
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!
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!
Simply the greatest dining experience in Crows Nest.
We had a great time there! The food and service was fantastic and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
We love Turka - our new 'go-to' place and as locals to Crows Nest, that speaks volumes - coffee, food, service all is fantastic!
Great venue for a team lunch. Food, service and price all excellent! Highly recommended
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.
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.
Loved the food and the service. Great place to visit.