TURKA - Cafe l Meze l Bar

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60 reviews
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$40 and under
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Turkish
Modern Turkish Kitchen & Bar offering Turkish Breakfast, Lunch Menu, Share Meze Plates for Dinner along with craft beers on Tap, cocktails and wine list.
What 60 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Overpriced food non authentic food. Waiters are constantly around asking if you ready to order and when you do you wait an age for something as simple as a beer to be served.

P
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was yummy, we had a tasting style menu where you got 3 cold mezze dishes, 2 hot mezzes , 1 salad & 3 dips for two people and a bottle of Turkish rose wine which came to about $160. Would recommend.

LG
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Accommodated a large party at the last minute and did not disappoint! Excellent food and service and great ambiance for a family dinner. Will definitely be back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Wasn't particularly impressive. The food portions are very small. The food quality was mediocre. The service staff were very disengaged. There is a lot of competition in Crows Nest for dining so Turka needs to lift their game.

F
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Helpful and friendly staff.

DJ
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every item we ordered was exceptional and different. Great clean flavours, excellent vegetarian options (about half the menu). Really lovely, welcoming, helpful staff. Quick service. Great price. Great location and lovely indoor outdoor seating.

DH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I did already. Love it here. Staff great and
food amazing!

IC
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous venue. Great food and service was amazing. Attentive and super fast. We had a great evening and we will be back again for sure. Thank you

JA
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Large group of 14 girls. Ordered the $39 banquet.
There was a lot of food. It seemed like we hardly touched it.
My only criticism is that they didn't make it easy for us to take left overs. We were asked to box the food ourselves. Given the amount of stuff on the table, it wasn't really an option. So we ended up leaving it and it got tossed in the bin :-(
Would go back again with large group.

C
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Turka has a nice vibe, I suppose it’s the team that makes the difference. We come to Turka regularly with different groups of friends, because it’s a great place to come. The food great and consistent - flavours, serving size, presentation.
Kudos to the team and see you again soon!

N
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place so much. Great food, atmosphere, service, prices. We are regulars

E
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The selection was fantastic. Service was great friendly staff. Thank you to Amber who was brilliant. Found it a bit chilly while dining.

C
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is always wonderful, the team are professional, polite and genuinely friendly. We love the food and everything is consistent. The restaurant has a very relaxed feel, we never feel rushed when we come. It is clean and well presented and maintained.

Always enjoy when we visit Turka.

BM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Really good friendly service.. food came out fast and the dishes were great sizes .. would definitely go back

CM
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Turkish food and some pretty decent well priced wines. The walnut dip is so delish! Don’t miss the desserts! Lovely staff who look after you very well

SH
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant, friendly staff specially Elif ,she’s very professional and sociable and makes the best coffee , the quality of food is superb and the price is just reasonable
Thank you

R
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Very quick service mind it was only 12.15pm so the lunch hr had just started. Hope it would be the same if came later.

VH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good! Our favourite coffee shop and restaurant!

LS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good food and service Thank you! We had a wonderful experience

GP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Whilst we had an enjoyable evening it is ridiculous that they refuse to tell customers what dishes are in their set menus - we had a reasonable size group so a set menu option made sense but it was less than satisfactory that we had no idea what was coming for each course - a dampener on the night.

KC
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried Turka as we noticed the restaurant while driving past. All the food was delicious and very good value, and the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly without being over the top. I'll be planning another night there soon.

MR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food. The service was good but not fantastic. The place was too cold (on a cold night) A heater would have been nice. I recommend this restaurant - the dips and bread were amazing and so were the meat balls and grilled chicken dishes

T
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Fantastic meal, would recommend the banquets for larger groups as you get a little of all the good stuff.

I felt the table service was lacking in the fact the staff only really came over when the brought the food over.

Overall, fantastic evening and great food!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best red wine I’ve ever had. It was Turkish and went down a treat with all the fresh Turkish food laid out before us. Truly worth trying!

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a MUST visit. The food is wonderful, and good value. The wine list, particularly the Turkish wines, are also of great quality with real value. I enjoy coming here SO much. It's probably my fifth time here, and I would have the same review each time. As a local, I hope they last a decade!

TM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are never disappointed when visiting Turka. We love the special breakfast they have for two. Yum! The dinner menu is great as well. Although close to a main intersection, it's pleasant to sit outside and not noisy at all :)

KH
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Easy to get to, and a good place to meet for a quiet coffee.

b
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice coffee.
A bit haphazard with the food - some orders weren't quite right (tomato missing from a toasted sandwich, lamb missing from lamb gozleme). Portions were large though, and good value.

n
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great time, wait staff were on the ball and friendly, food was authentic with a modern touch, very enjoyable.

BB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I booked a table for 4 on a Tuesday night which provided for a nice and quiet dining experience. On a busy Friday or Saturday night I'm sure things will be noisier particularly if seated inside but that's easily solved by reserving ahead of time and asking for an outdoor table. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. The amount of food she helped us to order was just right and we really enjoyed ourselves.

AM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, generous servings! Great staff- nothing is too much bother. Lovely venue, very clean and well looked after.
Music was too loud which meant we had to raise our voices to converse- however, as soon as I mentioned it to the lovely waitress it was turned down immediately.

Will definitely be back!

DA
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The falafel was great and the baklava was out of this world.

SU
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Tasty food served with great attitude. It was a family occassion spanning three generations and we all enjoyed the experience.

CJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We’ve been a number of times and every time it’s very nice with amazing service and food.

DK
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We felt rushed the food came quickly and it came all together . No time to digest between courses. The byo charge is also too expensive.
Next time we will request some time between courses, the food was good, so we will be back.

SB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Service was questionable.
The food was average.
I won't be returning.

BT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great sharing plates of delicious grilled meats, lamb kofta where fantastic. As was the olives to start and smoked capsicum dip

C
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second visit with a different group of friends. We enjoyed the variety of food, the atmosphere is wonderful and the service very prompt, polite and professional. I love how we were never rushed into ordering and most importantly, not rushed out the door. We were there from 6:30 to close, and had a great time catching up and enjoying the food.

MB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and atmosphere but very noisy can't hear across the table too many hard surfaces.

m
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and friendly staff! My partner and I enjoyed the dips and Aubergine dish the most. Would definitely recommend!