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Tulum Restaurant

Average price $85
8.7/10
463 reviews

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The chef recommends...

MANTI
$18

Turkish Beef Dumplings, Maras Pepper, Minted Garlic Yoghurt & Burnt Butter

ICLI KOFTE
$19

Lamb & Bulgur Kibbeh Stuffed Minced Beef & Cumin, Walnuts, Salgam, Parsley Sauce

CIG KOFTE
$18

Turkish Raw Lamb Meatballs, Smoked Eggplant, Tubuli, Aleppo Pepper, Onion & Sorrel

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 463 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9/10
Service :8.5/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Angela M.
    Angela M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Super tasty with each dish a truely different flavour and texture experience

  2. Stella Q.
    Stella Q.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Was very pleased with our dining experience. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful and the food was truly beautiful. Highly recommend the sardines and the beef ribs

  3. Ryan D.
    Ryan D.
    • one review
    8/10

    Delicious modern Turkish cuisine. Extensive menu. Small serves - would suggest three entres, two mains and a side between two adults (+/- dessert). EXCELLENT maître d, who welcomed us, made intelligent suggestions and was very friendly. Would highly recommend, and will return.

  4. Galina T.
    Galina T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    This is a fantastic little restaurant,food was fabulous,presentation was great,service was very good,staff was very helpful,especially explaining the dishes(it was our first visit). Definitely will recommend it to all our friends and will be back.

  5. Kymberly G.
    Kymberly G.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Delicious food and fantastic service! If we lived locally, we’d eat here regularly. Between two of us, we shared 6 mezzes. Food was fresh, flavoursome and well priced. Good for small groups or a date night. Highly recommended.

  6. Greg g.
    Greg g.
    • 12 reviews
    7/10

    Read a lot about this place in the usual places and thought we’d take advantage of The Fork deal. The food is very presentable and Instagrammable and a modern take on Turkish food. The Turkish bread with dips was full of flavour but it was the Tulum cheese starter served with lavosh that rocked our world. The fava bean pate was odd but interesting and the octopus dish was amazing (this dish wasn’t covered by The Fork deal). Our meat dishes were the chicken which reminded us of rilette and the beef which was presented as a pie and was delish. Service was good but a little hap-hazard. We waited 20 minutes for bread to mop up the sauce.

  7. Deborah A.
    Deborah A.
    • 3 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious take on Turkish cuisine!

  8. Daryl H.
    Daryl H.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent food, v good service. All dishes explained when presented. Good wine list, matched to dishes.

  9. Jack B.
    Jack B.
    • one review
    10/10

    WE had read the reviews and as usual were curious. The welcome was warm and inviting as was the atmosphere. The wait staff was efficient and friendly and knowledgeable regarding the menu. We ordered the 5 course share menu and each dish was better that its predecessor. The two highlights for us were the munti and the beef cheek which simply melted in the mouth. Moderately priced and highly recommended.

  10. Ivan Y.
    Ivan Y.
    • 14 reviews
    8.5/10

    Great food and atmosphere. It was an extremely busy night so service was a little rushed but nothing to be too critical of. Otherwise we had a lovely evening

  11. Kerrie V.
    Kerrie V.
    • one review
    8/10

    We enjoyed the food but the main courses were extremely small. We found cost expensive as most of us were still hungry after the meal. Could have ordered more dishes but would have been 80-90 per head which is not worth it for what you get. Also, you would never be full on an entre and main. Wanted to try calamari and chicken skin as recommended in review but not even on the menu. When many people are not eating out as often due to economy, there really needs to be value for money. We've eaten at other turkish restaurants for much less and left satisfied.

  12. SHIRA L.
    SHIRA L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Lives up to the hype. Mix of flavors, lots of tart and savory. Truly layered and innovative. I'll be back to taste more items from the menu. Thank you, guys!

  13. Shanky S.
    Shanky S.
    • 3 reviews
    8.5/10

    Amazing food the best Modern Turkish restaurant in Melbourne , new summer menu is light and delicious ???? the raki sour is well balanced cocktail ????. Only the seating arrangement felt cramped and due to no aircon felt very hot ????.

  14. James R.
    James R.
    • 6 reviews
    8/10

    Really enjoyable food. Little disappointing that some of the wine list was not available but this is probably because the restaurant is so popular

  15. david k.
    david k.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Modern Turkish but too modern for me. Lamb was nearly raw and the prices excessive. Service very good. Didn’t have staple Turkish dishes maybe with a modern twist. Too fancy shmansy twists but where is the kunefe, the airan and the rice dishes. The salad was extremely dissappointing the what resembled a meat pie although tasty was clearly microwaved warm. Hate metal straws for my cocktail as well

  16. Asa M.
    Asa M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing, unique, interesting, beautiful food. Great wine to match ????

  17. Tammy  D.
    Tammy D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The food was amazing will definitely be booking to go back there again soon! The service and atmosphere were also great..

  18. Kim X.
    Kim X.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food here is amazing - all the dishes we had were delicious and great presentation. Service was really good and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

  19. Paul O.
    Paul O.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Josh and his team consistently deliver outstanding modern Turkish cuisine. And the floor staff are exceptionally professional and friendly. PS. Tulum's new cook book is amazing so far as images and easy to follow recipes.

  20. Silvana B.
    Silvana B.
    • 9 reviews
    9/10

    Our waitress was very knowledgeable and efficicient. We loved the food and thought the presentation was excellent. We would definitely visit it again. This restaurant is a gem!!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

217 Carlisle Street., 3183, Balaclava, Australia

Directions to get there

Balaclava, Melbourne South East, Port Phillip

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

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