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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Authentic (25)
Casual (19)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Comfort Food (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Romantic (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I love this place and especially love the Chicken Kabob and homemade bread. Service and food are excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

Made a reservation and got a table next to the entrance,meaning any time anyone entered or exited the door, me and my date were freezing. Food got cold quick from the cold draft but was still good. Any table would have been better. Feels like i made a reservation to inconvenience myself.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The worst customer service ever! We had to wait almost 2 hour's for our food and then we got the wrong one ( our order was misplaced). I will never go there again

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 14, 2018

After seeing Turquoise on Check, Please!, my boyfriend and I decided to try it for Valentine's Day. We didn't know if they have a special V Day menu until a day before, but I trusted what they'd serve based on their regular menu. The food choices were wonderful and tasty, and the fixed price was quite reasonable. They even threw in a glass of pink champagne to make it more festive. I have to say, though, that the waitstaff seemed overwhelmed, and service was spotty. The tables were also very packed together, probably to optimize the number of people they could serve on V Day, and that was giving waitstaff and diners problems. On a regular evening, I imagine things would be calmer.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

this restaurant is and has been a favorite. the menu is varied with enough options to make it interesting. the servers are very friendly and helpful/ yje wine list is short but interesting

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

we were seated downstairs, we would not recommend sitting downstairs due to lack o any atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The bread served at the begiining of the meal was delicious. Some of our party were gluten free and the menu was incorrect in noting the gluten free items; however, the waiter was very accommodating and was able to verify the items that were gluten free for our party. It was a very nice meal and our dessert was also delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Outstanding food with a great and different wine list. Service was extremely cordial.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Look forward to going back. A place not to be missed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Loved my Short Ribs, super tender and flavorful! Seafood salad was fresh. Service was perfect. Every one of us loved their meal.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was looking for a restaurant that served Turkish food to satisfy a cultural cravings. Turquoise Cafe is wonderful - great food, attentive service. Can’t wait to return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant was very busy when we arrived and they were unprepared for us, we were eventually seated, but the table was not set and we actually had to ask for napkins after our meal arrived. It took over an hour to get our appetizer and our entree arrived within five minutes of getting our appetizer. They also forgot some of the order. They were clearly insufficiently staffed for the demand and should not have accepted the reservation.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyable all the way around, Food, Drink and service…Oh and the desserts, Wow!

Tags: Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The new owner is really nice
He welcomed us and spent time with is at the table!
The service was impeccable, everyone was friendly and the atmosphere very cosy.
Food was good and pretty authentic!
Definitely will be back there ;)

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful meals. Lamb shoulder and Chicken Kebab. Huge portions. The zucchini pancakes were a real treat. Definitely will be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was great. Service was pretty bad. Waitress messed up my sisters order, never apologized. Informed us her actual order would take another 15 minutes. It took at least 20. We were all done by the time here came. Again, no apology. Took us 45 minutes to receive a cheesecake dessert order. No apology for the delay either. Were there for over three hours simply because of slow and unapologetic service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was excellent and authentically Turkish, service and hospitality was tremendous as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great service, prices are fair, Ambience is nice it can be a little bit to high, I would suggest to lower the lightning level.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We try to dine at Turquoise’s when we visit our daughter at Roscoe Village. We love the food and always something interesting and delicious. They do Mediterranean very well.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I have been here before for lunch. I feel it was a better experience and definitely better value! They were rather crowded for dinner and so service was not as good. Excellent wine from the special wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good was average, at best. It felt like any common chain restaurant. The table next to us, who were seated at least five minutes before us, ordered salads. But, we had completed our dining when their food finally arrived. Management doesn't seem to care and offered nothing, she even smirked at them when they said something.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

TC has become one of our go-to restaurants. Fantastic Turkish food! The owner-chef is excellent. Try the salt-encrusted fish (they light it on fire for 2-3 minutes). It's from the Bream family of fish - flaky white; some small bones.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Turquoise has a wide variety of entrees. The three I tried wee delicious. The prices were very reasonable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I haven't had a dish here I didn't like. Tonight we went simple with a couple appetizers and a couple desserts. All wonderful.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Just a great place. Especially great deal for lunch

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Turquoise was a terrific find. Read the menu carefully, look for items that seem interesting. Leave your comfort zone and enjoy amazing flavors in well-prepared food. The servers are experienced in menu navigation. The house bread is amazing as is the spread served with it.
BE CAREFUL...you could eat all the bread and miss the appetizers and main courses. My white fish was excellent and the accompanying bed of deliciousness the fish rested on would make me want to learn to cook. Dessert was a stretch but we made the sacrifice.

Get over there...avoid bread binging...and have a great meal in a lovely room.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 5, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 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 25, 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 22, 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 21, 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 18, 2017

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 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 18, 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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