Turquoise

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$30 and under
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Mediterranean

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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.
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j
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and serving size excellent, service excellent, can’t wait to go back. Rates high on my list of great ethnic food.

OT
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The highlight of the meal was the branzino. Everybody in the restaurant watched as the salt was set on fire and then cracked open. The fish was outstanding.

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. It got very busy near the end of our meal so it took a little while to get our check but overall a great experience! We'll be back!

D
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had six people for dinner so we were able to try a lot of items. It is a meat-centric menu but there are veggie and salad options. We thought everything was very good, well seasoned and well prepared. We will definitely return and would recommend a visit for this Turkish experience.

P
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great.

JS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Turquoise remains one of the most reliable restaurants in Roscoe Village. Great food at very reasonable prices, and served in a friendly, cheerful manner.

B
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Turquoise! Always a great meal in the neighborhood.

AZ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love it very authentic Turkish food!

P
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Hi guys! If you are thinking about going nearby, take a drink and enjoy nice ambiance this is the place. Service was perfect, the waiters are kind and attentive and we couldn’t ask for more. Food is terrible. We went for dinner so tried different dishes. We love Mediterranean, Arabian, any other think you can say. So we are people that can try and like anything. This was bad. Very bad.
What a pity cause the place is nice, warm, outstanding service and ambiance.

KB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful date night at Turquoise! The service was wonderful. Everyone was so attentive! The food was fabulous. We ordered too much just because it all sounded so good! Great wines as well. We will definitely return.

SM
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service from the moment we entered.

c
Chicago
310 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to introduce my friends to Turkish food. We started with the Mezze platter. It had falafel, hummus, vegetable fritter, eggplant mixture, and veggie mix, along with a cheese and dill pastry. The latter was the unanimous favorite. Three of us had the Adana kebab and one had lamb chops. We ended with a complimentary Turkish pudding and baklava and Turkish coffee.

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I can’t wait to go back!

F
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience2

After many years of dining at turquoise I believe that our Saturday night dinner will be our last. Although the food was good (perhaps not quite as good as it was years ago), The service and the seating offered was less than acceptable. We had a reservation for two and when we arrived they immediately tried to seat us a small table for two right by the front door which is quite drafty. There were many available tables so we asked for a Nother one. They brought us to the back of the restaurant and told us that the only other available table for two was right by the kitchen. Again there were many available tables set for four. When we asked if we could take a table for four they reluctantly allowed us to do so. As the evening went on we did notice that they seated many couples at a table that was set for four. In addition the service was very slow taking almost a half hour to get our drinks. There are many restaurants in the city of Chicago and therefore my husband and I will finally remember the old days of turquoise but not return

DB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really tasty and authentic Mediterranean food, the house favorites were a big hit at our table. The restaurant was packed and it's obviously quite popular with regulars.

HC
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The kebabs (lamb and beef) were tender and full of flavor. Roasted eggplant was melt in your mouth. Grilled calamari with salad, some of the best I’ve ever had. Bravo- wonderful meal!!

TS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Made reservations online and when arrived we were seated right away. Took a few extra minutes for the waiter to realize we were seated, but once he did, he made sure we received excellent service. Food arrived quick and was amazing always. The restaurant was busy on a Friday night so reservations is recommended.

AM
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good! Food is always fresh and tasty, nice small wine list! Great place for lunch or dinner.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food , had great service. A definitely must go.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Band was way too loud, servers are confused

r
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food—attentive wait staff

R
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was great. Had the fried calamari and lamb shank with mushroom risotto. Incredible time!

EA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great little place that has been here for a long time. Consistently delicious food in the heart of Roscoe Village. Highly recommend for a date night, or a small group of friends. The outdoor seating in the warm months is awesome, but the inside is welcoming and warm.

SA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food is delicious. We had grilled calamari as an appetizer which we all enjoyed. Their bread is outstanding. They were out of their usual carrot spread so kindly brought us from eggplant spread and that is outstanding too. Two of us had salads with added grilled salmon. The 2 salads, Turquoise Salad and Beet Quinoa Salad, were so different and wonderful and the salmon perfectly grilled. Two of us had Kuzu Shish Kabob and they raved about the lamb. Three of us had a glass of wine, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Savignon and a Turkish Red Blend. The Blend was particularly dry and flavorful so if you like that sort of thing you'll be happy. If you don't like dry wine go for the Pinot or Cab. Friendly and thoughtful service made the evening even better.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Great jazz band playing on the sidewalk out front.

d
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It would have helped plan our visit to know that an event closed Roscoe Ave in front of the restaurant and limited our access to both adjacent parking and the restaurant itself. Also the sound of a band playing in the street bled into the restaurant. Restaurants should be encouraged to send out texts or emails about such events. We would not have cancelled, just planned better.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven was exceptional!

BD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, Roscoe Village location! We ate al fresco and enjoyed it very much!

TP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly full early Sunday evening. Food had an abundance of flavors and textures. We had a wonderful time. Enjoyed being allowed to talk after dinner without being rushed out.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible service experience: slow and inattentive, missed and wrong food, no apologies or attempt to make better by our waiter, and two people had upset stomachs afterward. Whatever supposedly was or could be good about Turquois seems to be gone. Very disappointing.

AB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend this little gem in Roscoe village. The service is top notch and every dish we have tried over several visits has been excellent. The arugula salad lightly dressed with balsamic vinaigrette is one of my favorite ways to start. We split several entrees, my number one is the lemon chicken. If you like lamb, you can’t go wrong with any of the options. Our server brought a complimentary plate of small desserts to accompany our final glass of wine and end our visit on a sweet note.

MP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'm a new customer and still finding out what my favorite dishes are. Enjoyed the bread and dip. Entree was good but not for me subjectively. I wish I ordered a dish that I smelled when entering the place. I don't know what it is.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious

MN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Perfectly seasoned and grilled food. Best Turkish food in Chicago. Great value. Outdoor seating made it even better. We took 2 frinds from TX, they loved it too.

P
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The service was quite slow. Everyone was very nice but things just took quite a long time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience at Turquoise! It is our go to place. Best restaurant on Roscoe. Kidir is the absolute BEST! All the wait staff are wonderful as well.

AJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great family friendly option with traditional Turkish food! Was really impressed! Will def be going back!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was very low quality and for the price, it was not worth it. Food also got delivered cold so my guess is that it was sitting out for a while. The restaurant was understaffed on a Friday night and our waiter barely came to check on us.

BS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is consistently a first class experience! Wonderful food in a fine atmosphere in a fantastic Chicago neighborhood!

T
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Food and drinks were delicious. Outside seating was the perfect setting.