Turquoise

4.5
611 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Turquoise Restaurant was established in 2002 in Roscoe Village. We became known for our wide selection of Turkish-inspired Mediterranean dishes and drinks. Nestled in the middle of Roscoe Village, Turquoise Restaurant takes pride in being a part of such a culturally diverse neighborhood.



While Turquoise Restaurant continues to showcase it’s inspiring and sophisticated Turkish dishes, Chef Ezgi Bozdas adds personalized touches to the service and customer care to ensure that Turquoise Restaurant captures the essence and expectations of today's diners.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(773) 549-3523
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Ezgi Bozdas
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet parking available on weekends
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 611 People Are Saying
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JT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place never disappoints, the food is reliably good every time I go and the service is always great.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of Of the flavors combined with the visual appeal of all the dishes made this a wonderful dinner for us. In addition, the staff was incredibly accommodating for a group of six Adults, one with a broken foot, and two infants

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A
London
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Mediterranean cuisine, friendly service, obliging kitchen.

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WH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my forth visit to Turquoise. I had with me a "fussy" eater who was a little skeptical at first. After the terrific bread his skepticism seem to wane. After the Lemon Chicken it had ended...by the Crème Brule he was planning his next visit. I always choose the Chicken Kabobs - they are tasty and the most juicy I have ever eaten.

The service was terrific. That has not always been the case. We had a new server who recently joined the staff. He was personable and very attentive. He recently moved to Chicago from Iowa...good for us!

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R
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Second time eating there. First was quite good. This time was disappointing. Service was very slow. Mussels appetizer bad enough to be sent back. To their credit, we were not charged Well past fresh and tasted off. Main courses were fine but not exciting. Not at all like previous experience in the summer.

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GR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We orderd a round of gold raki, it was pretty strong, but we wanted to try it. For an appetizer we enjoyed the Patlican Salatasi, to us it tasted like salsa mixed with guac. It was fresh and light. My friend ordered the Beef Kebab and I had the Turkish Delight. Happy to report that both the meat and vegetarian options are good here. The portion sizes are generous as well.

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WH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Turquoise is a great neighborhood find. The food is authentic and always delicious. The bread is my new addiction. There is an eggplant spread on the list of appetizers that is a must. Their chicken kabob is always juicy. I have had some really dry kabobs but not at Turquoise. At lunch the crowd is not as large as in the evening and the place quieter. This is a place that I return to and take clients.

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AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our second time at Turquoise. Excellent bread, our vegetarian friends stuffed themselves with egg/cheese pide, I love the ground lamb pizza. The Shepard's salad without dressing (does not need any) is excellent for low fat option.

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C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great lunch, outdoors on a beautiful day. The staff couldn’t have been nicer, the food was interesting, fresh and very tasty. All in, a terrific experience.

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m
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Excellent menu. Hard to decide what to order

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CF
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful neighborhood gem. Great location on a quiet Roscoe street.
Authentic savory, healthy and diverse menu.
The salmon and the branzino fish are outstanding (I had them on 2 different occasions :-). I’ve been coming back for few years now and never disappointed. Highly recommended

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AJ
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was just awful. They try and serve thru trainees at dinner time!! Why? Pls don’t go there.

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IK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are not usually in this neighborhood, but had occasion to be. I went online and from what I saw, I picked this restaurant. Everyone with me loved it! The food was delicious!

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NW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great first time dining at Turkish restaurant. Server provided great suggestions Wonderful experience

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s
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was not exceptional for the price. Not terrible either.
The waiter said he can't split the check, he never asked if we wanted to.
Once and done, not going back.

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J
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Turquoise's food never disappoints. I have been for lunch and dinner and each time, the quality and authenticity is outstanding. Service is very friendly and attentive.

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B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood dining. The carrot and yogurt dip an freshly made bread are delicious. White tablecloths give this place a bistro feel.

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AB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good authentic Turkish food. Probably as good as you can get without all the very very fresh vegetables and fruits in Turkey.

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F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Turquoise never disappoints me.
I love the carrot salad they start with and the bread is sooooo worth it! I can’t eat there without getting the Mujver (zucchini beignets).
The fries look amazing!! Total weakness! Getting them next time.
It’s a classy place that you you don’t have to dress up for and quality food! Nice atmosphere also. My Aunt always orders Salmon when we dine together and she loved it. It is wild caught. One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mediterranean cuisine. Good choices for wine. Great service.

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c
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Neither of the dishes we ordered was very good. The salt baked fish was too salty and the lamb with eggplant purée had a tiny amount of meat and was not very tasty. The staff was nice and service was good.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot with an awesome atmosphere! The staff will take excellent care of you!

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BH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Everything was great. The only hiccup was the initial service. We waited a good 10-15 minutes before someone got to us.

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A
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 adults and a two-year-old. Perfect setting, great food, good wine. One of the best meals we have had in a while.

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R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

It was the longest dinner we have ever experienced. We thought the waiter forgot about us each time he left. But I will admit he was very nice when he was present.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

One of the best meals I’ve had in my life!!!!!

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KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner, the service at times was a little slow and water was slow to be filled. Loved the Lemon Chicken & Lamb shank!

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LR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Great food, terrible service. Took 30m to get a glass of wine after being seated. We had to keep constantly asking the waiter to come back to the table for more water, bread, drinks, etc. Have been there 3-4 times & service is extremely slow and inattentive. Great food, location, & ambiance keeps us coming back but we don't always have 2+ hours for dinner.

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M
Chicago
267 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is very good and the portions are perfect. They have homemade bread which is out of this world that they serve with a wonderful carrot like spread. The outdoor seating is so nice but not to many tables. Server was quite helpful with the menu choices. I would surely go back.

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CB
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Best hummus and falafel in Chicago. Nice ambiance inside. White table cloth service inside. Outdoor seating is relaxing. Easy street parking usually.

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d
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious. The spread served with the bread basket is worth the visit alone.

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SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already planning a trip back! The app platter was vegetarian friendly and we're still talking about it. I had a stuffed pepper dish that thinking about today makes me salivate. So glad we took an Uber driver's advice to experience Turquoise!

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Turquoise. Loved the Mediterranean menu with more than typical options. We were a group of eight and everyone ordered something different. All happy with our food! Service was attentive, waiter was good with food suggestions. We will come back.

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PM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not the first time we dined there. Love the food especially the Turkish Delight. Service was great as usual. My only complaint is that when it's crowded it's loud, but that won't keep us away.

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MN
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We so enjoyed our time there -- from entering until departure. The food was excellent. A couple of us had salads: the Turquoise salad and the Shepherd salad -- F.R.E.S.H. with a nice serving of the many proteins from which to choose being only $5.00 additional. One had shrimp, the other salmon. Then the others ordered Imam Bayildi -- an eggplant dish -- and the Doner Kabob-- both lamb and beef. Both dishes were attractive looking and quite enjoyed by their eaters. The wine drinkers ordered a bottle of something red that pleased them both very much. Because of a birthday being celebrated, we also ordered both Creme Brulee and the Turkish custard, Kazandibi, because we wanted to compare them. Both delicious. I need to get back to this restaurant as there are may other items on their menu that I wish to try.

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H
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was so good there. We went for dinner and sat outdoor. It was so wonderful.

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N
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the meal. One appetizer was not made by mealtime. I thought we had cancelled it but it came when we were thinking about dessert.

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FF
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been wanting to try this restaurant since we saw it on TV. What a complete disappointment. The service was simply terrible. The food came out cold and every dish was mediocre at best. We would never go back.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Great food and people. So many fantastic dishes!

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CN
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh, delicious food. Service was lovely. We enjoyed a Turkish wine and tons of salad, mezze sampler and kebabs. Everyone was happy with the bread and dip that came out first since we were really hungry. Outside seating though it was 90, so we sat in. All in all, great experience.

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