Turquoise

4.8
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Turquoise Organic & Natural Mediterranean Restaurant offers Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Food with more options than you can imagine. From fresh homemade yogurt and hummus to sirloin or tofu kebabs, from Greek salads to Italian Paninis, you won't be disappointed!
Whether you want to order just a couple tapas and drinks and hang out, or order a full meal plus dessert - we welcome you. We use organic and natural ingredients wherever possible. Also enjoy our organic tea and coffee, fresh juices, and sodas/wine/beer (including organic choices).
We hope to be a part of your community and we welcome you to be a part of ours. We invite you to visit Turquoise: Redondo Beach 's fun, healthy place to eat.
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S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were outstanding. We had Lentil Soup for a starter and the Koubideh Kabobs as the entré. Both were excellent. Dita, the Hostess, was lovely, and the waitstaff attended to everything perfectly. the atmosphere in the restaurant was warm and welcoming.

G
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, delicious fresh food, wonderful management, great local place

SH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Owner came and greeted us. The shish kabob was the best I ever had.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here. The owner is incredibly hospitable and sincere. We love the food, it’s consistently awesome and I never regret going there thinking, oh man I should have just cooked and eaten at home. They are cool with us bringing in our little baby and/ our big kids and are great hosts. Definitely, one of regular spots.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great!

r
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You can tell the owner/chef cares about your experience because he visited every table to make sure diners were enjoying their food. He also told us about the different spices he used to marinate our various meat selections. Everything gets saffron, which makes it all taste soooo good. My chicken was tender and delicious. My husband's lamb was perfectly cooked. Even the rice is delicious! This place is in the cute part of Redondo, away from the pier. Quiet neighborhood, quiet restaurant. Pretty small and casual, but definitely a great spot!

KC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Turquoise is our new favorite restaurant in Riviera Village. My wife, daughter, and I met a friend there for a pre-Christmas get together. Our friend is vegan, so we had an order of baba ganoush and an order of hummus along with a veggie platter and bread basket to share before our entrees. Both the baba ganoush and hummus are made fresh in house. A tall gentleman, I assume the owner, approached our table to explain how the hummus was unique to Turquoise because they blend in walnuts to the chic peas they prepare from scratch. I found it to be a well balanced surprise because I do not care much for walnuts, but did not notice their presence before or after he shared the "secret" ingredient. He also brought out some fresh blended chili sauce and Turkish sumac. He showed great pride and joy in sharing these special items, which really heightened our dining experience.

Turquoise serves beer and wine only. The wine list is fairly decent. We went with a fairly standard Michael David "petite petit" which was pretty perfect with the food. The service was excellent, as multiple servers came by to check on us and keep our water glasses filled. Our daughter is a bit picky and didn't want all the rice and veggies that came with her chicken kabob, so the kitchen made a special order with sliced cucumbers on the side instead. Wifey and our vegan friend had some nice looking salads and I had the grass fed lamb kabob, with the roasted veggies, the rice, the chili sauce, and the sumac and it was awesome!

Desserts here are killer too. Turquoise offers a vegan ice cream made from soy milk, rose water and pistachios. It was pretty delicious. We also enjoyed a creme brûlée and super-rich chocolate ganache cake with vanilla ice cream.

This meal happened on a Friday night and I had made a reservation for 7:00. When we walked in it was not overly busy, but by 7:30 or so, the dining room and sidewalk tables were full. I highly recommend a reservation for prime time.

TC
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Their food is amazing!

P
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all the vegetables and the lamb was so tender and flavorful!

s
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and beautifully presented. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. We sat outside and had the use of the heater so it was quite comfortable. We don't go to Redondo Beach very often and were very happy with our restaurant selection!

P
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner adds a personal touch by chatting with all customers. He was genuinely interested in how we were enjoying our meal and he explained how some of the dishes were prepared. We even got a detailed lesson on Saffron! The food & wine were excellent.

K
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in the South Bay. Freshest, highest quality ingredients and so much pride goes into the food.

LC
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've had lunch at Turquoise a number of times, and my friend and I decided to try it for dinner. The food is always very high quality. However, I think the atmosphere is more appropriate for lunch than for dinner. I would recommend it accordingly.

EG
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorite restaurants
excellent quality food and ambiance.
service with a smile was excellent

J
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food the service and the ambiance impeccable! Can’t wait to go back.

SV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lots of Vegan and Gluten Free options!!! Very accommodating to our dietary needs. Finding a Brunch spot to eat is always a challenge for us but we will definitely be back!

B
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Prices too high for basic presentation. Chicken MAISON is better for half the price. Nothing interesting on the plate.

NS
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great fresh food. The owner is wonderful and he makes sure the food is of the highest quality. A perfect meal, I had the lamb kabob and it melted in my mouth.

PS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect place to meet our friends. Outside table was quiet and pleasant. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. We will definitely go there again.

PV
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a neighborhood gem. My wife and I coming here often. If you Like organic fresh local ingredients this is the place. Zamir (the owner ) is always on top of every detail and always attentive and informative. Some of the dishes we've had in the pass are... Sea bass, Lamb Kabob, chicken Kabob, the humus and salads are all fresh and amazing. Please come with plenty of time. The kitchen is small and everything is made to order. You wont regret the wait

CW
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Owner and Exec. Chef Hammid is a wonderful host. His menu is outstanding, but the service is over the top with his special attention.

MH
SW Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service and caring and kind owner.
We ordered appetizers and main meals and all were delicious.

K
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants in the South Bay!

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great every time!!!

J
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food - wine a bit expensive, but overall an excellent dinner.

SB
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here a number of times and out "go to" for dinner.

e
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My name was not on their list when we arrived, but luckily it was early, before the crowd, so we were able to be seated.

Food was delicious, as reviewed in Check Please! The complimentary bread and spread were delightful. The grilled calamari appetizer and mixed grill entree were flavorful. The salt-crusted fish was fresh and tasty. We also love the flan with the complimentary Turkish tea. Price is reasonable and it’s an excellent restaurant worth repeating. The only negative was the long waits for the server. She was servicing too many tables and she was also mixing the cocktails. I think they are severely short-staffed.

d
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always good. The owner is always there (at least every time I have) and makes a point of going to each table and greeting the customer. It’s easy to “clean your plate” but I always feel satisfied and not too full because the food is so fresh and healthy!

j
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

friendly staff but the food is not always well prepared. The owner tried to make our food right.

The offered to make a birthday surprise but it was poorly timed and we didn't want to wait any longer.

T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at Turquoise was very good, I had the Baba Ganoush as an appetizer and it was a real treat. All of the food was nicely presented. I'll definitely go back again

MJ
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Turquoise never disappoints. The fish is always divine as it was tonight, and the service is superb. Hamid is the consummate host and his staff are very attentive without being intrusive.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice decor, friendly staff and delicious food.
I had the chicken kabob. The chicken was cooked perfectly and it came with rice pilaf, fresh salad and veggies.

JD
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Easter Dinner. We had a wonderful dinner. Service was very attentive, I noticed some reviews commented that it was slow, but we didn't experience that. I had the lamb kabobs and they were tender and delish. My husband had the halibut which was also very good.

TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The menu was surprisingly diverse for a small restaurant. Our choice was to share both a Mediterranean appetizer (they are all good here) and a salmon entree that was beyond delicious and perfectly portioned to share. The wine choices were good as well. Service was attentive at times but a bit slow at others. Just when we thought we had been forgotten, the server showed up ready to give us undivided attention. Overall, this is a lovely place I will visit again, just not in a hurry.

TG
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A nice restaurant with very good food. The service is a little amateurish -- my date was offered the dessert menu while I was still eating my dinner -- but I would rather see more of my waiter than less.

I had the chicken kabob that was well seasoned and nicely cooked. My date, a vegetarian, had a couple of choices. She chose the tofu kabob that came with a delicious pomegranate sauce. We shared the arugula salad and both enjoyed it.

If you like corporate restaurants, this isn't your place. If you like good food, eat here.

RC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully fresh and delicious food. Very good and friendly service in a comfortably small intimate setting.

CC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Turquoise. We tried 6 of the appetizers and a number of the entrees - all were enjoyed by our group. Definitely will return.

SK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don't know of a better place for Mediterranean food in the South Bay. Very good food, diverse menu and reasonably priced. Service was good.

B
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Most importantly, the food is great. The service was not as good as I thought it should be, though. our appetizers took a while, my soup was never delivered (but was on the bill) and our main courses didn't come out for at least 45 minutes. It might be a coincidence, but 10-15 minutes after our party of 4 was seated, a large group of 8-10 men were seated near us. They must've been locals (well, we are local too) and/or maybe friends of the owners. Their table ordered a lot of appetizers, and suddenly our waitress was focused on getting all of that to their table. I know appetizers need to be brought out quickly, but what ended up happening was that our main courses were not brought out for a very long time. These men ordered and received their food immediately. Maybe that had nothing to do with our service. In any event, the service was not great, for us, anyway.