Turquoise

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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.
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Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steven was exceptional!

BD
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious

MN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was delicious. Lemon chicken tender and tasty. Service was very slow. And literally had to get the waiters attention for anything. And food took forever to come after ordering. Would recommend for the food quality and good pricing. Just don’t be in a hurry and realize you may have to work to get the waiters attention.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Meh. Lemon chicken entrée had no lemon and was heavy on the oil. Pide had good flavor.

CF
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood gem.
Great location. Got to enjoy the outdoor patio last time :-)
Wonderful friendly service.
Diverse healthy menu. Had the salmon twice and was not disappointed. Very generous portions.
Overall great value.
Highly recommended.

D
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

When we’re were there, there was something that happened in the kitchen which created a lot of smoke in the dinning room. I was there with a party of 9 some of our eyes were very affected by the smoke. They opened windows, and in time it got better, but that was not good for awhile. Food was very good and so was our server.

TL
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The salted fish was very nice but besides that this place fell short of my expectations!

JS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our party of three dined outside and had a fabulous time. The food was outstanding and plentiful and we walked away with plenty of leftovers. Great value for the prices charged.

JG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very delicious and not expensive. Service was also very attentive and hospitable.

k
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time going and this was for a date night. We enjoyed our time there very much and we will definitely be back!

JS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Al fresco dining experience. The service was superb as was the food and wine.

KS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! I ordered the Lentil Soup, delicious and very hot. The turkish salad was tasty as well, the dressing was not heavy, the way I like it! And the Turkish delight--was amazing! Excellent for vegan choices.

K
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was a return visit to Turquoise; perhaps a fourth over three-four years.
A 5pm reservation on a Sunday.
Unfortunately, our table for two was situated in a "floating" spot, in the line of waiter traffic.
My companion ordered vegetable risotto, which he liked; I had a lamb kebab with rice and cabbage slaw.
The lamb chunks (very good) were on the small side and rather "rationed" at six, plus the vegetables.
Our appetizer was hummus.
By about 6:30, the restaurant was full & busy. We decided to forego dessert for Turkish coffee and escape the waiters' pounding feet within 6 inches of our table.
I would return, but with a party of four for a better table!

JA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Repeat customers. Excellent food and wine list, friendly staff and service. Can get very, very busy (especially weekends/holidays) and on one occasion service notably suffered because of that . . . but not this time. Even on a Saturday night, it's not a late-night place so don't book later than 8PM or you may end up closing the place. It helps if you are a bit familiar with Turkish cuisine, although the menu covers a wide range of Mediterranean dishes (pastas among them).

M
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best lamb shanks in Chicago. Excellent kabobs! Try the Efes beer. Always attentive service.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice neighborhood restaurant when outdoor seating. The Mezza appetizer was very tasty but the entrees were very salty. Waiters are nice, but a little reserved.

T
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Early birthday dinner

HL
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This affordable neighborhood gem has healthy options, outdoor seating, and Turkish wine. On the night of our visit, the service was good, but not personable or friendly. On the other hand, the staff was quite tolerant when we were two of the last patrons left in the restaurant at the end of the night.

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Went here on a week night and service was super slow. It took close to 10 minutes for our drinks to come out (which is the same experience we had the first time we came) and about an hour for the food to come out. It eventually was taking so long that we told them we needed to take it boxed up to go. (Mind you we had only ordered two entrees) The waiter was very apologetic, which we appreciated, but a bummer that the kitchen messed it up and we couldn't dine in.

h
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was very disappointing and nowhere near what we remembered it to be like. We later found out that the previous owner/chef sold the restaurant. We won’t be going there anymore.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food! Everything was made with quality and taste in mind. Generous portion too!

A
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely go back. The minute we stepped in had a great feeling about that place. The food was delicious.

OT
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Turkish restaurant. Food is consistently consistent. Never an issue on the quality of food here. Service is also very good. Nothing on the menu will disappoint.
Salads are always freshly prepared. Owner is always on hand to make sure your experience is excellent. .

J
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went with no expectations and we were wowed!
Food is amazing and so reasonably priced. Very friendly staff too!

T
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

The owner walks around with a smug on his face and not once stopped by to check to see how everything was going or even acknowledge his customers. Never again

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance of the place. Some of the food we ordered was absolutely fabulous but some of it was just ok. I’d skip the hummus and the eggplant salad but the flatbread with minced meat was so delicious, the Adana kebab and the doner kebabs were good, the grilled calamari and braised lamb was ok. The deserts- flan and baklava were ok.
I’d go back for the ambiance, flatbread and the kebabs! 😊

RA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch with my daughter and grandson. Tried new dishes, all great. Waiter brought crayons for my grandson to draw.

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