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Turkuaz Cafe

301 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3514
+1 812-333-7908
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pides” (18 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
301 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3514
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This casual Turkish restaurant offers carpet seating as well as table seating. This restaurant offers an assortment of rides and kebobs.

Thank colfal8
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere with tables to sit on thr floor on the carpet; i would definitely recommend this place.

Thank kathi190
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Good food, cozy atmosphere, friendly service. Tasty items to recommend: pides (eggplant and chicken); beef turkuaz; red lentil soup; three salad plate; baba ganoush. However, service was very slow; so beware if you are in a hurry.

Thank TravelerPaul_12
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Love the food! It's going to be your favorite place to eat instantly! They have lots of seating, and different options to choose from. but if you are in a hurry I don't recommend going there, it gets very busy at lunch.

Thank HapiSailor
Reviewed 14 May 2017

very good meal, enjoyable surroundings inside, amazing bread. The owner was friendly and attentive. He reminded the waiter to take our order so that we didn't feel like we were waiting too long. I particularly enjoyed the babba... (can't spell it) on the most amazing,...More

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience. The server was very helpful. Everything tasted fresh and homemade. If the floor space is available sit on the floor it makes the experience that much better. We had the Turkish black tea, 9 spice tea and Turkish coffee all...More

Thank Bldbomb
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The food is authentic and the quality is excellent. It is "basic" Turkish with wide appeal. Friendly wait staff. A storefront restaurant with a nice interior. Locally popular. A good and unique alternative to the overcrowded Bloomington restaurants,

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We found this little place when browsing for a place to have a healthy supper. The food was delicious, and the waitress was very helpful answering our questions.

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to try this after reading the rave reviews, sadly, it missed the mark. The soup was watery, the pide was good, but there was no meat. Basically a smear of meat on everything. The chicken kebab was dry, lacked flavor, and tasted microwaved. The...More

Thank LA H
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Pleasant surprise that we found by mistake! Wonderful food and the owner Ashmal (spelling?) was warm and friendly. Everything was yummy. We will return next time we visit another granddaughter here.

Thank Bessiesmom
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Adriana V
3 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from April450 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely call and make a reservation. Tables that large are unusual there, so they will have to make arrangements so you should call and discuss it with them. (It is not a large restaurant).
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401-3514
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-7908
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