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About Turquoise

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2147 W Roscoe
Chicago, IL 60618
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(773) 549-3523

Website:
http://www.turquoisedining.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available on weekends

Executive Chef:
Mustafa Guler

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Turquoise Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (24)
Good for a Date (18)
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Casual (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Healthy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

Our server was great, very efficient. But the steak I ordered well done was really medium with lots of pink. I think they try to rush people in and out. My party of 5, which included 2 out of state friends, was asked to leave a little over a hour of being there. Apparently we didn't order enough drinks or spend enough money to warrant a little visit at our table after we were done eating. I won't return for this reason.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The best Turkish restaurant in town. Hunkar beyendi, isli patlican sarmasi, lahmacun and mujver were great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

The food is excellent - make sure to get the hummus. Not too noisy - can definitely hear people in a group as long as you go early. The only issue is that it's a small space and very popular, so if you're sitting close to door, as we were with a group, you will be blasted with cold air during the winter. Our server was great.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

The owner-chef is fantastic! One of the best lamb shanks I've ever had. The chicken kebap was also excellent. Baklava and Efes beer. Attentive service. Great little restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service. Staff treats you like family.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Tasty meals, but service a bit slow. Everyone in the group enjoyed their meals-will return and sample other dishes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was absolutely perfect. Our waiter helped us choose our meals then other waiters were happy to jump in. If there was an empty plate it quickly disappeared and if they spotted us looking at somebody else's meal and had a questioning look on her face they were there with an answer. They weren't overly attentive it was just really nice to see that they noticed and offered assistance. My boyfriend had the leg of lamb with risotto and it was fabulous. Our appetizer was the grilled calamari which we had never tried before and it was really good. More like a salad which our waiter had told us would be. In fact it was so good looking and tasty but the table next to us ordered the same thing based on our recommendation. That is actually one of the facets of this restaurant which is unique in that you're sitting close to the other tables so there is an interaction with the other guests. The desert was scrumptious too. If you are looking for a quiet private moment with someone this isn't the place this is more of a social experience which you're sharing with others in the restaurant. We loved it and will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great place, great food! We arrived there 30 minutes early, but they gave us a table right away. Service was very good, although we could use a bit more explanation. The food presentation is soo beautiful and artsy so it was hard to destroy it. Great atmosphere, not too loud so we were able to talk and enjoy our company. Definitely, we will repeat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was my first time, my boyfriend is from Turkey and suggested we go here. It was delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Turquoise is always a good choice. It is local, food is delicious and served by an attentive staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Disappointing after Check Please. Baklava was very good, but that’s about it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing food, great service! Would recommend to anyone!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This restaurant is absolutely, positively my favorite from the minute I sit down to the minute I leave. The rack of lamb is amazing and the fish encased in salt is marvelous. I love this place!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Outstanding, authentic, AMAZING food! Great, friendly, exceptional service by all staff. Will definitely return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Mike is one of the greatest unheralded , unpublicized chefs in Chicago.----*

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always enjoy the food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We made a reservation, and we knew things would be busy as the restaurant had just been reviewed on Check, Please. When we arrived, no one was at the host's table at the front, and there was a small group of people already waiting. When someone did finally arrive, we gave her our name, she said something we couldn't understand, and then she disappeared. Some time later, a gentleman appeared and asked if we had a reservation. Then he said he couldn't find it - but since we told him that someone had already taken our name, he led us back to a table.
The table had clearly been hastily set up, and the chairs were ones that are normally used for outdoor dining - quite uncomfortable, and not at the right height for the table. The waitress assured us that we would be moved once another table became available. We ordered, and while waiting, we were brought bread and a dip that had yogurt and horse radish which were delicious. Meanwhile, as we were sitting in the direct path of the wait staff trying to get by, we kept having to dodge and weave to avoid trays and bodies, as the staff valiantly tried to serve the other tables around us. Our appetizers were brought - which were fine, nothing special - but we were beginning to tire of our seating arrangement. When we noticed the tables being cleared behind us, we signaled our waitress to ask if we could be moved. She said that they were going to provide us better chairs - would that be acceptable. We said no, we wanted another table, so we were moved. Sadly, it wasn't significantly better, as this table was also in the path of the wait staff. One waiter even tripped over the table leg as he sped by, and I had visions of his tray of food landing in my lap. Our entrees were pleasant to mediocre, but by this time, we decided we'd had enough, so we simply paid and left. It was all very chaotic; no one seemed to be in charge, and while the ambiance was lively, we left without any great desire to return.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have eaten quite a few times at Turquoise. This time we brought a friend. It was a Saturday night, shortly after Check, please, on WTTW. We had a 15 minute wait with reservation, and the waitresses had little patience to explain menu items. We were discouraged from ordering dessert, being told it would take a long time to get it. We ordered it anyway, and it came out in a short time. Food was good, but felt pushed out. Hope this doesn't continue, as the food is good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Authentic, Kid-friendly, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was spectacular and very authentic. Food and wine were reasonably priced. We will be returning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have eaten at Turquoise several times. This time, the service was absolutely terrible. I had to order wine and side dishes several times. Service was slow in general. The restaurant was busy, and the staff clearly challenged. My friend really disliked it because of the poor service. Just to prove my point, they didn't acknowledge my Open Table reservation...

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service !! Can't wait to go back !!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food and service - highly recommend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We met friends for a Sunday night get together. We had a reservation, they were very busy, but they sat us right away and allowed us to order drinks even though the other couple had not arrived yet. Everyone was very happy with the dishes we ordered. I had the seafood risotto which was cooked to perfection, meaning the seafoood was perfectly tender and succulent and not over cooked. My hisband ordered the mixed grill and he didn't even off me a bite. He was so into it that he told me he was still thinking about it two days later. Warm home Made bread on the table was delicious too. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The menu has a wide variety of dishes that are delicious and beautifully plated. The service is appropriately attentive.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious bread, excellent lamb, excellent stir fried vegetables, great Turkish coffee, White table cloth, service with a smile.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Business Meals, Organic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had an excellent dinner at Turquoise. Everything was fine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always wonderfully flavorful food and a comfortable dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Hunkar Begendi and Adana Kebab were authentic. My American girl friend liked the food too. If you are from Turkey and missed Turkish food, best place stop by before heading back to O'Hare. Close to blue line California and Western stations.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Went on sep 22 for dinner with friends...my reservations were for 7:30...I requested patio dining, no tables were available, so we were asked to wait at the bar. Well, after 20 min at the empty bar, I asked for service come to find out, there's no bartender ! We waited another 10 min for a waitress to serve drinks. After another 15 min, I inquired about the table and was told, they do not take reservations for outdoor seating . Which is fine, but, I was never told that when I checked with the hostess. We were finally sat after waiting 1 hour. Turns out this is ran by family and the kids are clueless on service . Food was ok...octopus appetizers were rubbery...in terms of noise level, it's impossible to carry on a conversation inside. No acoustic panels. ..no noise abatement. ..manager never came to inquire. ..nobody cares.....will not be back...caveat emptor...

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything was amazing thank you so much!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We met our friends for lunch at Turquoise and it was perfect. It was a lovely day and we ate outside. Each of us found perfect items on the menu. Food was delicious...the lamb wrap was excellent. We weren't pushed out as we reminisced and chatted. Next time we're in town and get together we'll do it at Turquoise!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

What a wonderful place! The food was very tasty and fresh! The staff was super friendly and attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fantastic Turkish restaurant! I already went back a 2nd time. The bread and carrot dip is addictive. Lamb hunkar excellent! Efes pilsner. Friendly service.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love this place! Food is consistently good and creative

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Just an excellent eating experience from beginning to end. Got sat at a comfortable table as requested, water and bread were on the table in no time. The bread by the way is served warm -
almost piping - and is really scrumptious. To begin, we had two Turkish appetizers, muhjver , a zuccchini fritterwithc heese inside, and lahmacun, a thin round piece of dough topped with minced meat almost like a very minimalist, delicate pizza. Outstanding both. I had the Turquoise Mix Grill and the beef in it was the tenderest and best tasting I think I've ever had. All of the parts complemented the others. My companion had lamb shank which was good. We both had a French pinot noir which was excellent with each of our dishes. They brought us a special complimentary dessert of ice cream because two of our companions were having their anniversary soon. Our waitress was just superb in every way. It's not particularly cheap, but I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 18, 2017

One of our neighborhood favorites for the past 15? years. Rarely disappointed with the food. Reasonable wine prices for really decent wines. Turkish underpinnings with a broader European menu. Everyone we bring here loves it!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was great. The bread was outstanding! The staff was helpful and it is a place we Definitely we will return in the future.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always consistent delicious food. Attentive wait staff. It can get busy & louder. But always a great spot!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were there on Retro on Roscoe. The food has always been delicious. This time since it was so busy it might have been better to have more wait staff than normal. We still had a lovely and wonderful evening. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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