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Turquoise Grill

3701 Kirby Dr (at Norfolk St)
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 526-3800
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Turquoise Grill - Houston, TX


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Although I'm not in love with the interior of the place, the food was so great I give 5 stars. Delicious rice, meat, fish, hummus, bread, vegetables - everything fresh and served ...


I like turkish food. I have been to Istanbul Grill several times and enjoyed it a lot. I saw the reviews of this place and had high expectations. But it was a big disappointment...

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delicious food:) very good service 3/19/2011

Although I'm not in love with the interior of the place, the food was so great I give 5 stars. Delicious rice, meat, fish, hummus, bread, vegetables - everything fresh and served nicely. The portions were just perfect - not ridiculously large like in some restaurants but also not small - just fine to feel well. Our servers were very nice - attentive but discreet - we were given very good amount of attention (I don't like when a waiter comes to my table all the time but also don't like waiting and here the balance was perfect). Definitely will be coming back. more

Terrific Service 9/5/2010

This restaurant is hidden away off the main street but worth looking for. The service was terrific. All the wait staff were attentive and friendly. The waiter was very helpful and the chef came out from the kitchen to talk to the guests and assured us he would prepare our food with great care. He wasn't lying. The food was very good. more

Turquoise Grill is my new favorite restaurant 8/25/2010

My husband and I first dined at Turquoise Grill the weekend before July 4, 2010. A very good friend gave such a glowing report that we felt compelled to go. From the moment we walked through the door, Jim (the owner) made us feel as though we were old and dear friends. I have never met a more gracious host in my life. Because we were unfamiliar with Turkish cuisine, he spent a few moments explaining each dish to us. It all sounded so delicious that we were unable to make up our minds. So, he let us go ""off menu"" and put together a family style meal with a little of this and a little of that. Now, I must tell you, they serve the best lamb in the city - bar none! The prices are reasonable and the food is always fresh and tasty. I like the little, homey touches -- unlimited hot tea, shepherd bread, the warm conversation. All of these things made our first experience at Turquoise Grill a success. We went back the next week with our daughter, and again last Saturday (August 21). Jim remember us each time come and always greets us with a friendly hello and a warm hug. Go to Turquoise Grill and see for yourself. I promise, it will not disappont. more

Turquoise is the color of my heart! 3/21/2010

This is a Turkish restaurant has a phenomenal lunch menu filled with in expensive Doner sandwiches to go as well as a nice quiet place to eat during the lunch time hours. In the evening, they cater to a more sedentary crowd. They have a wide selection of meat and vegetable plates that are of the highest quality. Their location is their biggest disadvantage, but if you can find someone to take you there you will definitely bring a friend or two back with you the next time that you visit. The staff is friendly, but the food can take a while to come out. The quaint restaurant offers sports channels to watch while dining and an impressive desert selection. Pros: Amazing lunch specials and helpful staff Cons: Hard to find more

GreaT Food! 10/19/2009

variety, flavor, great service, awesome deserts Pros: Best Turkish food in Houston more

Mediocre food, bad service 10/14/2009

I like turkish food. I have been to Istanbul Grill several times and enjoyed it a lot. I saw the reviews of this place and had high expectations. But it was a big disappointment. The waiter was terrible. When we got there, he showed us a table, which was not clean. There were no silverware, we had to ask for it twice. He brought us dirty menus, took forever to take our orders. The soup was cold and had a funny taste. We ordered calzone and some kebab. The kebab was OK but the calzone was terrible.... We had to wait for our check as well... If you want good Turkish food, this is not the place.... Pros: Not much Cons: Overpriced, bad service, mediocre food, more

The Best Adana Kebab in town 10/2/2009

Obviously the best Adana kebab is in Turquoise Grill. It is a blend of spicy grounded beef and lamb on a skewer. Its personable staff makes the restaurant more and more beautiful. They all put their heart into the restaurant to make every customer happy. They always help me and my friends whenever I go there. They also have the best brick oven baked bread and grilled lamb dishes. Definitely no one can make the same or better lamb in Houston. Everyone should definitely try Turquoise at least once in a life time. Pros: Personable staff, good location, good bread Cons: N/A more

Great for kids! 9/30/2009

The food is good! It is a great place to bring the kids. They will enjoy eating ""the best pizza ever"" since they get to make it! The owner is very personable and friendly! Pros: Great for kids, Personable owner more

Fresh, Tastey Food and unique Live Music 8/15/2009

As we listened to a local singer/songwriter the owner came over to our table to check on us. Both the gyro meat and veggies we extremely fresh and flavorful. At the end of the night he offered all remaining diners a complimentary glass of wine! Pros: Yummy Vegetarian dishes/Diverse live music more

Slow and Poor 8/8/2009

Not authentic at all. Poor and sluggish service, food is not high Pros: not much Cons: location, food, atmosphere, service, cost more

Best Turkish/Mediterranean Resturaunt in Houston 5/29/2009

I really have no idea what Jack Jill is talking about. I having been eating at Turquoise frequently for a long time and it has definitely upgraded over the years. The pizza menu is relatively small compared to the Turkish items menu. In fact, there are so many Turkish dishes, that I never have to worry about getting the same dish over and over. Oh, also, the vegetable kebab is not $18.95. I talked to the owner (Jim) and he said it was a typo. The vegetable kebab is $7.99. Overall, a great resturaunt. I highly recommend going here if you haven't already. Pros: Friendly Service, Decor, Freshness of Food Cons: Nothing more

Disappointed 5/22/2009

Not what I expected. The food was edible but not great. Too much pizza and other non-Turkish dishes, and wanted something like Iman Bayildi or Biber dolma. Prices....well, $18.95 for a veggie kebab is...pretty steep. Service was OK, nothing special. Overall made me wonder if I was at the same restaurant as the other reviews. Pros: clean, convenient Cons: authenticity, prices, service more

overrated 3/28/2009

the reviews we read were great so we had high expectations. the owner was there and was friendly but the waiter that took care of us was not so attentive. we were given reheated bread with our hummis. it was hot on the outside and cold on the inside. the food was good but for the portions we received it was overpriced. Pros: Example: best croissants in town Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

Amazing staff 3/1/2009

Everyone was so nice here, and the food was good, the atmosphere is very welcoming. I had a great experience. I would come back to eat here for sure more

Best Turkish food in town 2/24/2009

Great food and friendly service. The owner visits with all guests and makes you feel welcome - whether you're visiting for the first time or you're a regular. The mezes (appetizers - try the pastirma over hummus, or the sigara borek), the kebabs (try the Adana with yogurt and tomato sauce), and the desserts (baklava of course, but especially kunefe, served warm) are delicious, but the owner's mom's home-cooking style entree specials are hard to find anywhere else and are regulars' favorites. pair the food with some Efes / Efes dark beer or Yakut or Cankaya wine for a more authentic experience. Pros: tasty food, convenient parking, friendly service, freshly made bread Cons: Can't think of any more

Good find 2/24/2009

I have to admit first that I've never tried Turkish food, so I really don't know what's considered authentic. The service was excellent. The waiters help guide my friend and I through the menu and answered any questions we had. After that, the service was a little slower. For example, we had to go up to ask for our check. The food and the Turkish tea were both very good. I would recommend the tea for those who like something stronger. I would definitely come back. Pros: parking, service more

Great taste Restaurant 11/8/2008

I realy enjoyed trying Turkish pizza called Lahmacun and I am glad I did . There are more dishes need to be discovered here. it is really amazing place ! more

Yes, it really is as wonderful as everyone says... 8/13/2008

I usually wouldn't take the time to write a favorable review on a place that already has so many rave reviews. But this place has earned it. I've been here multiple times (lucky me... I live within walking distance) and have never been disappointed. Read all the other reviews for the details - I think pretty much everthing has already been covered... consistently delicious food and extremely friendly service - no need to repeat. I'm just one more happy customer. Thanks, Jim!! Pros: great food, great people more

Best babaganouch, lamb dishes, Turkish specialties, fabulous service 8/3/2008

The Turquoise Grill is truly Houston's undiscovered treasure. Put aside that I love Turkish food, this place is one of the best Turkish restaurants in the US and even gives Istanbul good competition. The appetizers are fantastic-whatever Jim does with the Babaganouch is truly unique and fabulous. The entrees are varied-interesting and delicious. The lamb chops and special Turkish dishes are memorable; the best! Pros: food, price, wonderful people Cons: maybe need a little more help when it gets busy there more
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The Turquoise Grill serves you exotic flavors with a delicious menu selection, and creates a unique dining experience.

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  • Located in Houston, the Turquoise Grill serves you exotic flavors with a delicious menu selection, paired with friendly customer service creating a unique dining experience. Their reputation for excellence is borne of a disciplined commitment to...


  • In Short
    With white walls and uncluttered décor, the brick oven dominates the space. Turquoise Grill offers varied and accessible menu offerings including shish kebabs, gyros,...

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  • Hours:

    Sun 11am-5pm Mon-Thu 8am-9pm Fri-Sat 8am-10pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Visa, Discover, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Greenway/ Upper Kirby

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