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About Turmeric Indian Restaurant
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.
Glenview, IL 60026
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
West Lake & Lehigh Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Opposite to North Glen Metra Station
Turmeric Indian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A bit disappointing. Some food was not fully heated through. Bathroom was a disaster with nonfunctional sink, no toilet paper and quite dirty/messy. Wait staff was only moderately friendly. Great location but disappointing experience overall. Had requested a birthday acknowledgement for our bill payer but received none. Will never return.
A real Indian restaurant find in Chicago North Shore suburbs every bit as good as the best in Chicago's Devon Av Indian neighborhood. South Indian as well as standard Indian favorites. Kashmiri naan and shrimp Chloe were unusually delicious, but food excellent across the board.
The owner was running around trying her best to keep everything going but, people were upset about some timing issues. I saw two staffers arrive while we waited for our table. Things went well for us and the food was very good. Not a lot of Indian choices in the burbs but, the place will does the job of filing that niche nicely.
After being away from Chicago for the last five years, my husband and I were excited to come back and enjoy all the great restaurant the City and the suburbs had to offer. We headed to Turmeric in Glenview. The menu had many choices but if you're not familiar with Indian cuisine can be overwhelming. We ordered samosa for an appetizer, garlic naan bread, tandoori chicken and one other chicken dish that was covered in curry plus two Indian beers. After 20 mins. The tandoori chicken arrived. The outside flavor of the chicken was quite delightful until we cut into it and noticed the chicken was still raw! Blood on the bone and pink flesh! We never received our appetizer. Service is slow and the food undercooked. We will never come back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Turmeric. The food was absolutely delicious, wonderful spices, etc... The service was great too. We had several servers and a manager talk with us and show interest in our experience. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone. It's the best Indian restaurant on the north shore!
We had visited this place when they first opened and were not interested in returning. When we went back recently, we were pleasantly surprised. The menu has expanded and the variety of choices has improved. The hostess, might have been owner, was extremely attentive and saw that we were happy with everything. She checked back several times. It was a cold, rainy night and there were few people in the place which I was sad to see because it has improved so much. I do not care that much for indian food. I went because my friend loves it. It really was pretty good for this non-lover of spice, yet was pleasing for my friend who loves it. If you have tried it in the past and not cared for it, give it another try, you might like it as I did.
Out of the way place, overall I have had better Indian food. My husband asked for his mild and it was very spicy. My tikkah was pretty good as was the nahn bread. If you have a taste for Indian food in the area, this one is fine, but India House in Buffalo Grove is much better.
I was surprised that they brought one person the wrong entre. They took it back and said it would be 20-25 minutes to wait. We said to hold our dinners, but they were brought out within 5 minutes (and not held).
There was no feelings of being sorry for bringing chicken instead of fish.
Thanks for accommodating us. We had a wonderful time and the food was so great. It was much more fun to go socially, than during a business meal when I was not able to enjoy the food as much. The chutney's were amazing and the four dishes we ordered were all very good. The service was 'A'. We expected good food, not great, so we are excited to go back again in the next few weeks. This could easily become one of our 'go to spots'!
Food was very late and when we complained, they did nothing. In our case, they brought out all food but naan. Then when the naan arrived, no apologies or comments. The other table next door received a credit due to late food. We weren't even offered this. Water glasses never refilled; We never had a refill on our other drinks. When we told the owner, we received no apologies.
Obviously, customer service is not a priority at Tumeric.
DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Surprisingly good. Having seen mixed reviews online we were expecting something a bit more uneven but found the food to be well seasoned and prepared, and the service was helpful, knowledgeable and not in the way. The menu is well executed, small (especially when compared with other Indian cuisine in the area) but it has more regional variety, and some dishes that are not found elsewhere. Goat is more often than not overcooked, but not here, where it was tender and tasty. This is a definite step up for Indian food in the Northshore and a worthy option for Indian food lovers tired of the same old thing in Buffalo Grove and Highland Park.
If you are not used to Indian food this may be an adventure. Many of the dishes are served in a bowl with some type of sauce.
We asked for mild. While I know it's all relative if what we had is mild I would hate to try medium or hot. I could do with a bit more meat and less sauce for my dish. When all the meat chicken or lamb was eaten the bowl was still half full of sauce. Flavors were good, There is a huge variety on the menu so sharing is a good idea. I had their version of rice pudding for desert. Tasty and quite sweet in a thickened milk. The rice was a bit undercooked for my taste but that is probably the traditional way to serve it.
We love Indian food since we lived in London.
Unfortunately we were disappointed with our experience.
While the nan bread and tandoori chicken were outstanding - the rest of the meal was not, And the atmosphere and service were not up to par.
Standard Indian fare like the lamb korma was strange tasting and the tiny pieces of dry cubed lamb – there were only a few pieces.- were drowning in sauce. All our dishes had small amounts of food covered in massive amounts of sauce. So while portions appeared to be Generous the amounts of food in the dish was insignificant. Something as basic as mango chutney was inedible -- tasting soapy.
We hope Tumerick can improve.
Turmeric is a warm friendly restaurant with exceptional food. They do not serve the standard Indian fare that one might find on Devon Ave. The owner greets every patron warmly and sincerely to the point that one gets the idea we are in her own home. She was very helpful in advising us on the degree of spice that each could tolerate and pointed us to items on the menu that she knew we would love. We had a great time.