TURKA - Cafe l Meze l Bar

4.3
32 reviews
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$40 and under
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Turkish
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  • Tapas
  • Casual
  • Authentic
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 32 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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BB
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Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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DA
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

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SU
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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

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CJ
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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DK
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

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

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BT
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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C
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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

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m
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Very average food ,

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VL
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Great family friendly cafe. The food just kept coming out and it was delicious 😋

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DM
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time to Turka and will definitely go back. We read the great reviews and were not disappointed. We chose the shared cold and hot mezes. The food was amazing, and the four of us had plenty to eat, and disappointingly had to leave some as we couldn’t fit any more in. It was a bit noisy. We could hear each other, but you wouldn’t go for a romantic dinner. Thank you to the wonderful staff who were very friendly and attentive.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, we especially love the smokey eggplant meze and falafels

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VE
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great interesting food, lovely sun filled location for brunch at an outside table. Attentive staff and good value! Everyone loved it and we will be back.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. About time there was a restaurant like this in Crows Nest!

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L
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Saturday lunch with friends, three couples. Pretty simple lunch menu but enough choice. Lots of salad and meat, felt very healthy. Great desert

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M
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time and will definitely be back with friends.

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BO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tasty food and great service for any type of event as well as they have a breakfast in the morning too with wonderful company
Thank you so much guys

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SD
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great restaurant and friendly service. We were really impressed with the food. Very tasteful!

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OA
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Honestly great food and really great value – authentic, tasty, and well worth you checking it out. I'm a big fan of middle eastern food but would recommend this to anyone. Make sure you ask for baclava for dessert!

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G
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

It was a big disappointment. We went the restaurant for our son's birthday. We invited his girlfriend as well, which she is gluten free.
The waitress was very unfamiliar with the 'gluten free'!
If you are on special diet, be careful!
Check the expiration date on your beer!
Never drink Turkish tea or apple tea there! they came icy cold! We've sent them back and they brought us lukewarm watery something! definitely it wasn't tea! we couldn't drink them, and they've charged the undrinkable lukewarm watery thing as well!
When you go to any other Turkish restaurant in Sydney, they usually serves the tea as a complimentary!
We never go back there!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply the greatest dining experience in Crows Nest.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time there! The food and service was fantastic and I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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VH
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Turka - our new 'go-to' place and as locals to Crows Nest, that speaks volumes - coffee, food, service all is fantastic!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue for a team lunch. Food, service and price all excellent! Highly recommended

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RP
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Turka was excellent, food was delicious, service was exceptional and I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I am coeliac and require gluten free and they were more than accomodating. They even give gluten free wrap bread for your hommous which is hard to find! Couldn't recommend this place enough. The only thing I would say, is it can be a bit noisy but that's minor as the food makes up for it.

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E
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I haven't had a meal this good in as long as I can remember. Amazing food, really generous and great value. Fantastic location that finally has a restaurant worthy of this top spot. Service was friendly and incredibly helpful. I couldn't fault a thing. Top top top restaurant, lucky Crows Nest.

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KK
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Loved the food and the service. Great place to visit.

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S
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely atmosphere and welcoming staff.
Food was nice, but a little bit under the mark compared to other Turkish restaurants I've eaten at.
Ordered a turkish delight cheesecake for dessert, the flavours were there but unfortunately the texture was a bit too gummy/rubbery.

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