TURKA - Cafe l Meze l Bar

4.3
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79 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 79 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.3
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chantelle
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious and the staff are so friendly!

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MarkG
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great place for dinner or lunch
We like going on a Sunday lunch
Reminds us of Europe

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SharonZ
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for a girls night out. Food was amazing! Service was brilliant. Felt like we were the only ones there but the restaurant was really busy.
Will definitely be back.

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LeanneV
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Very good, pretty place to go for dinner. I enjoyed the pulled lamb shoulder with eggplant, although that was my partner's dish. I ordered the meatball dish. It was a bit fatty to my liking but that's personal preference. The flavour was very good. I could only eat two of those before i dug into my partner's lamb. The dishes are quite big, service is good. We had to put our names and numbers down on a list. I would've preferred for the list and pen to be given to us upon entry before our food came. We had to juggle the board and the food on the small table and touch the pen everyone else had touched before us without having hand sanitiser available. I forgot my purse at home which would've saved the day with sanitiser. It is a bit noisy inside, sit outside, it is nice and warm outside under the heaters.

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Tapas
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Seating was a bit close considering social distancing, meals took a long time to come out, food was Ok

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giuliad
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

I booked this for my bday and the waitress knew it was my birthday. I ordered the feast and we waited too long for dessert, that we had to pay for additional parking. Finally we asked where it was and the waitress admitted she forget, with no apology. I told her when the parking expired and she straight out said “ oh yeah there’s no time for it “... instead of rushing it out. Who doesn’t want dessert on their birthday?! I was pretty disappointed. That’s the best part.

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Johan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thank you for accommodating our many kids. I love that this place is open all afternoon - perfect for a very early dinner out.

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CraigW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night at Turka with friends.

Good food, wine and super service!

Will be back

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TurgB
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

In short, very good. Will return, also with friends, and would be happy to recommend.

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Ordered the Falafel Hot Mezze plate and was surprised it didn’t come with bread at all. Had to order bread separately. Falafel was so hard on the outside and so dry inside, it was like charcoal and hard to swallow. Falafel Meze plate only came with small amount of hummus which was disappointing. Had to order another side dish as the Meze plate also only had small serving of vegetables. Seriously, they should have a picture of the Meze plate to at least give us an idea how much or small the servings would be. Meze plates are usually served large at normal Turkish restaurants. Food was not authentic. Our seating was not meant to finish til 7:30, but we were served the bill at 7:15 while we were still finishing our dinner. Will not come back here again

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BedoorA
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Should turn the music down little bit because I cannot hear when someone talk to me

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to get back to sit in restaurant... highly recommended

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YaniS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Tasty food in a handy location and a relaxed, casual environment.

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peterm
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

good selection of tasty dishes. nice variety of beers to choose from. very good service. what's not to like.

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SusanS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Smart restaurant with outdoor dining area. Food choices wide which allow plate sharing to be maximised. Dips particularly tasty. Great friendly service.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were early in the evening on a wet night, but it was still a welcoming environment.
Some more Turkish-style music would have been welcomed over the boring Anglo-style that was played.
Service was prompt and helpful, food delicious.
We look forward to returning.

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Turka is my GO TO place when l have friends l want to impress with fantastic food and a warm friendly environment. The grilled chicken is a family favourite!

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Mads
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Turkish cuisine! Go with friends so you can share a few plates. The trio of dips with fresh toasted breads is amazing to share as well as the falafels! Really easy to eat vegetarian or vegan here. The Turkish IPA is a must try for beer lovers.

They also do a great coffee and a great discount if you bring your own cup :)

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CatrionaG
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is exquisite and I’ve never had a dish I haven’t loved. I’ve been here with numerous people who have all agreed. I would recommend this to anyone!

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WillemS
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
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.

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Pyks
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.

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LibbyG
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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Fireball
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service! Helpful and friendly staff.

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DeirdreJ
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.

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DoraHQ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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IvaC
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

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JennyA
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.

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Camerons
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!

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Natty25
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Essp
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.

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Camerons
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.

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BrettM
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

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CarolynM
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

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SaraH
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

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Rusty
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.

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

Always good! Our favourite coffee shop and restaurant!

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

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

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GregP
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.

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KateC
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.

FAQs

TURKA - Cafe l Meze l Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8592 1267.

TURKA - Cafe l Meze l Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.