Turkuaz was such a delight on a cold fall night. First of all, the restaurant is near the water so there’s that. When you walk in, you’re greeted by this friendly lady. She seated us. I had the doner kebab and it was so good. It was tender and the salad it came was was super delicious and refreshing. I’m not big on beets but their side beet salad was good too. I ordered fries which were seasoned to perfection. The Baba Ganoush was excellent and the pita was fresh when it came out first thing. For dessert we had the custard and knafeh which were also yummy. Service was excellent and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. Thank you for an amazing experience 🙂
Really good Turkish food. Started off with the tea which was great and of course the lentil soup which was really good too. Highly recommend asking for lemon to squeeze in the soup – it takes it to the next level! We shared the spinach pie which was very tasty and then my husband got the chicken shish kabob plate and I got the iskender with doner. Husband loved his chicken and I really enjoyed the iskender. It was one of my favorite dishes when I lived in Turkey so I was glad to get to have it again. I do wish the pita was more toasted so it didn’t get so soggy, but it was still great. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice, service was friendly, and the prices were reasonable. Highly recommend this place!
What a great experience and awesome atmosphere especially the hospitality. The hole staff was amazing. The food speaks for itself. Mustafa was our waiter and his attitude was very welcoming. The area is filled with happiness. The location is by the water. It’s in the cut but a very spacious place. I loved everything about it and will definitely be returning. Thank you all for the amazing attention. Our family enjoyed every little bit of our time there. See you soon. This is a diamond in the rough spot.
Mediterranean restaurant with nice water view.Recommendation: fried liver, lamb chop, and donor kabab.Their highlight is the grill. I like the outdoor seating. It is not hot and you can enjoy the water view as well as the breeze. The only problem is that when the wind blows to the wrong direction, I am inside the smoke LOLThey have many options for meat/type of grill. Service is fantastic. The waiter is amazing. He greeted us with friendly smile and offer us suggestions with enthusiasm. Highly recommend if visit places near Riverhead.
A nice outdoor dining experience with ample space between each table that can easily seat 6 people comfortably while dining inside is a bit more cozy. We were able to immediately order drinks and appetizers while the entrees were served within an acceptable timeframe. The pita and hummus is highly suggested for a tasty appetizer for 1-2 people. My only complaint is that the mixed grill combo platter (my all-time favorite dish) was taken off the menu 🙁 . However, having gone to this restaurant a number of times we have never had a bad experience and would recommend it to anyone with a taste for Mediterranean dishes.
This place was super cute and had a great atmosphere being by the river with the outdoor seating and lights. And on top of that the food was Amazing. The combo gyro and chicken plate was delicious and I didn’t have any to take home, and the portions were huge too. 10/10, we definitely want to come back and would recommend
Owner Mustafa Gulsen, who grew up in Turkey, discussed the five most popular items on the Turkuaz menu, and lamb is clearly the name of the game.