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Tulum Restaurant

9.5/10
1279
217 Carlisle Street., 3183 Balaclava (VIC)See map

Average price A$85 Accepts Yums

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price A$85
Kuzu
A$40
braised lamb shoulder - jerusalem artichoke - apricot jam - cumin bulgur pilaf - beetroot molasses
Balik
A$38
Swordfish - caramalised black tarama - vineleaves - pastirma chickpeas
Kuskus
A$34
Turkish couscous - roasted spiced cauliflower - hazelnut butter - chocolate turkish delight

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Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent1279 reviews
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Food

9.5/10

Service

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Ambience

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  • Michelle P.
    Michelle P.

    October 1, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    The food was so delicious! Far better than we had imagined. Service and ambience great too. Would highly recommend and we will return.

  • Nicole C.
    Nicole C.

    September 29, 20225 reviews

    10/10

    Interesting flavours of the Middle East The lamb shoulder and the sauce are our favourite. We particularly like the quiet relaxed atmosphere and the way the food was explained when presented A big thank you to Shenin who was professional and attended to our requests. Very enjoyable experience. A special night Will return. Nicole

  • Chris B.
    Chris B.

    September 29, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    What a taste sensation. The food was so different and nothing you probably would cook yourself. Which is why you try these places. We didn't know what to order so we asked our waiter to do it for us, and the result was perfect. Not cheap but worth the experience. Ambience dark and romantic. Tables are close together so you end up talking to the people next to you, which for us was nice. Highly recommended.

  • Kim P.
    Kim P.

    September 27, 20221 review

    10/10

    What a beautiful restaurant experience we had. Service was great - informative, friendly and helpful with menu selections. Lovely cocktails and a great list of local and Turkish wines (we tried a Turkish Chardonnay and loved it). Food was divine - not the usual style Turkish food but a nod to all the classics with beautiufl ingredients and presentation. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

  • Geoffrey D.
    Geoffrey D.

    September 21, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Tulum never lets us down. 5-star all round

  • Hannah C.
    Hannah C.

    September 21, 20222 reviews

    9/10

    The food presentation and overall taste was amazing!

  • Matt T.
    Matt T.

    September 20, 20221 review

    10/10

    Hadn’t been here since the horrible emperor locked us down for 2 years - Outstanding food and wine still and the place was humming. Will be back soon !

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Matt Thank you so much for your great review Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Brenda S.
    Brenda S.

    September 17, 202215 reviews

    8.5/10

    Overall, it was a great experience and our family from interstate really enjoyed. The Turkish wines were surprisingly delicious and the food very interesting.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    HI Brenda Thank you so much for the review Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Giuliana N.
    Giuliana N.

    September 17, 20229 reviews

    10/10

    Been quite a few times thanks to The Fork I e discovered real Turkish food at its best. I’d definitely come just for my special Raki cocktail and their date nut butter with their fresh bread can’t beat it . Everything is divine. Owner and chef is so kind serving our food and explaining it. All my friends I’ve taken here are so impressed ! Can’t wait to go back

  • Shuchi G.
    Shuchi G.

    September 17, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Great experience dining at Tulum all the dishes were very flavourful and beautifully presented and reasonably priced.. What added to the experience was that chef himself served and explained all the dishes in detail. The cocktails were good. The Ambience is pretty and easy to have conversation while dining. The service was quick and staff really friendly.

  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth M.

    September 14, 202224 reviews

    10/10

    Such a fabulous restaurant. From the moment you arrive everything is so good. The staff, the crockery, the food and the wine.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    HI Elizabeth Thank you so much for the review Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Shay M.
    Shay M.

    September 10, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Best tasting food and fantastic service.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Shay Thank you so much for your great review Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Karmen C.
    Karmen C.

    September 3, 20221 review

    10/10

    Food was amazing, service friendly and attentive. We will be back!

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Karmen, Thank you so much for the great review Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Tira W.
    Tira W.

    September 3, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Very delicious!!!!

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    HI Tira Thank you so much for the great review

  • Yang Y.
    Yang Y.

    September 3, 20229 reviews

    10/10

    Every dish was tasted so good with beautiful plating. Excellent and thoughtful services. Will certainly come back.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    HI Yang Thank you so much for the great review Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • C C.
    C C.

    September 3, 20223 reviews

    7.5/10

    The food is beautiful. The lady who works there is extremely rude, she talks badly about the customers (even in front of them) and tells off staff in front of customers. She rushes you to order. Her behaviour is unprofessional and off putting. She needs to relax!

  • Neko L
    Neko L

    August 30, 202244 reviews

    10/10

    Staff was friendly and attentive, food was amazing ???????? highly recommend simit and kuzu ???????? definitely will return to try more delicious food ????????

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Neko Thank you so much for the great review Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Yoong C.
    Yoong C.

    August 25, 2022127 reviews

    10/10

    We had an excellent dinner at Tulum tonight. Food was artistically presented and the flavours were amazing. We really loved the mixed mushrooms entree and the swordfish and lamb were both delicious. Best meal we've had for a long time.

  • Derek F.
    Derek F.

    August 25, 20226 reviews

    10/10

    The best

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Derek :) Look forward to seeing you again soon

  • Samantha b.
    Samantha b.

    August 20, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Enjoyed our evening , food fantastic, service wonderful. Very disappointed that we were slugged a 10 % surcharge as we were a party of 8. There was no mention of this when we booked, or by the restaurant staff. We had the degustation menu so feel this was a unfair charge.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
05:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
Closed

How to get to the restaurant

217 Carlisle Street., 3183, Balaclava (VIC), Australia

Public transport

Balaclava Train Station

Directions to get there

Group booking terms and conditions. Please note that for groups of 6 and above we only offer a six or seven course menu. Six course menu: $89 per person Seven course menu: $110 per person. A 10% surcharge is applied to all bookings of 8 or more.

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About the restaurant

Awarded Turkish eatery Tulum Restaurant is one of our hottest picks this September. Famed for its contemporary approach to traditional flavours, the Balaclava venue delivers artfully modern plates without compromising on authentic Anatolian taste. The restaurant this week reintroduces its à la carte menu. It marks the return of favourites including the rebooted cilbir (delicious burnt paprika butter sauce smothering a poached egg, topped with smoked yoghurt and a milk crumble, to be mopped up with soft Turkish bread), and new additions kaburga (short beef ribs cooked overnight, meyhane bulgur, swiss chards, clove roasted cauliflower puree). Diners will still be able to order from Tulum's Taste of Turkey rotating set menu, which showcases the culinary hotspots of Turkey in 5 – 8 courses with the option of matched wines

Features

Middle Eastern, TheFork Festival, Travelers' Choice 2020

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