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Turmeric Indian Restaurant

43 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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At Turmeric Indian Restaurant, you'll experience authentic Indian cuisine prepared with traditional spices. From start to finish, you'll be guaranteed an authentic experience. You might begin with onion bhaji, chili pakoras or vegetable pakoras, and follow up with paneer tikka, tandoori vegetables, chicken lahsooni kabab, chcken reshimi kabab, lamb seekh kabab, dal banjari, paneer makhani, paneer bhurji, palak paneer or any of the other authentic dishes on offer.

Don't forget the veggie sides at Turmeric Indian Restaurant either - you might try aloo palak, paneer tikka maala, kadhai ka palak or kadhai paneer. Of course you'll want bread as well, so ad plain or garlic naan or bhatura to your meal. And for dessert at Turmeric Indian Restaurant, there are traditional offerings like kulfi, gulab jamun and rasmalai.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Hours of operation

Lunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm daily,
Dinner:Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 500pm- 9:00pm Friday, saturday and Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 730-5182
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
West Lake & Lehigh Ave
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Public transit
Opposite to North Glen Metra Station
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vipArthurG (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

The food recommendation had just enough heat! and was delicious. The waitress helped us pick food that was not too hot and was varied enough to give us a good smorgasbord of Indian food. Would definitely go back!!

vipDiscerningDiner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

It was our first time here. We were looking for something different (we don't eat Indian food often) and decided to take a chance. We were extremely impressed. There is an authenticity to the food, besides it being very tasty. Our waitress was very helpful. They also did a nice job being accurate with the "spiciness levels." So often at Mexican, Indian and Chinese restaurants if you want medium spicy (some kick to it but not overpowering), you get hardly any spiciness. Here, medium spicy was medium. We'll be going back.

vipskalwani (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2014

I usually do not get to visit the NorthWest areas of the greater Chicago area much, so this was worth the trip. Plenty of seating, Iliked the innovative items presented on the menu - one which caught my fancy was "Palak Chaat" (Spinach Tangy Appetizer). Duly impressed. The place has a South Indian bent to it - so I sampled the Dosas - nice, crispy and spicy. They also serve the usual fare of North Indian dishes as well as Southern versions.

Dsey (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 23, 2014

This was our first time eating at Turmeric and we are sure to come back. The food was delicious (especially the Naan bread!) and the atmosphere comfortable.

MSofG (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2014

Very authentic Indian food with lots of unique South Indian dishes that you can't get anywhere else. We let the owner give us some recommendations and they were all outstanding. We have been going to India House in the past, but this is even better food wise. The Interior Decor could use some help, but the outstanding service made up for that a hundred times, we are hooked!

vipVinu (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on July 24, 2014

I would not recommend this - the food is VERY mediocre and overpriced!

vipChalet133 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 16, 2014

A trip down memory lane - we enjoyed British Indian restaurants while living in London. Turmeric hit the spot! Very unique to the north shore area.

Ehnicfan (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 26, 2014

Turmeric provides the Chicago North Shore with access to Indian food as good as the best available in the Devon Avenue Indian neighborhood. The staff are helpful and friendly. In addition to the choices commonly available at good Indian restaurants, the menu offers South Indian selections that are very good indeed.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 23, 2014

It is wonderful to finally have a really good Indian restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is outstanding (though be sure and ask for "mild" unless you like really spicy!) and the service friendly and helpful.

vipGrezner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 14, 2014

We went here on a Friday night before a movie in The Glen. This was my second visit, and I can't speak to the experience of others on this site, but I truly believe this is an underrated restaurant. The service is timely and friendly, the food is wonderful...and that is from someone who has eaten Indian food many, many times (including in India). We share a couple of vegetarian curries and nan. The curries were perfectly spiced and bursting with flavor. The nan was warm, light and had just the right amount of butter glaze on it. For the Indian experience in suburban Chicago, this is an excellent choice.