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Tulum Restaurant

9.5/10
1232
217 Carlisle Street., 3183 Balaclava (VIC)See map

Average price $85 Accepts Yums

Go Fooding Month - Set Menu $79

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Meet the Chef

Coskun Uysal, who honed his skills in Istanbul and London, and at acclaimed Melbourne fine diners Attica and Vue de Monde opened his first restaurant, Tulum, in 2016 to near-immediate acclaim. His strikingly modern take on regional Turkish fare quickly propelled the Balaclava venue to many 'best of' lists. Uysal, tapped into childhood memories of his mother's Anatolian cooking and his upbringing in Istanbul to create his vision for Tulum. This, combined with his expanse experience at a number of internationally acclaimed venues like Fifteen and River Cafe in London, and Attica, Vue De Monde and Pei Modern in Melbourne, has meant that he is well accustomed to the standards and influences of modern fine dining. Seeing a gap in Melbourne's already heaving culinary industry, Coskun set about bringing his vision of redefining lesser known Turkish dishes to life. In 2019, Uysal decided it was time for Tulum to transform. Now, the restaurant is no longer just a special occasion spot. The mandatory set menu is no more. In its place is a more flexible selection designed to share. The pick of the cold mezze is a chilled toasted almond soup with pressed kohlrabi, pickled grapes and flecks of bright green olive oil.

Restaurant menu

Chef Coskun Uysal
  • Average price $85
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
Go Fooding Month - Set Menu $79
See menu details for more information. Price per person. Drinks are not included. Reminder: Offer not valid in conjunction with any other offers.

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Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent1232 reviews
9.6/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

9.3/10

Ambience

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  • Giuliana N.
    Giuliana N.

    6 August 20228 reviews

    10/10
  • Kate M.
    Kate M.

    5 August 20221 review

    10/10

    Amazing food, fabulous chef and team!

  • Hilda Ho
    Hilda Ho

    4 August 202219 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Elisabeth M.
    Elisabeth M.

    20 July 202211 reviews

    9.5/10

    I think I posted a review recently but did not disappoint again

  • Wayne C.
    Wayne C.

    9 July 202273 reviews

    10/10
  • Kate O.
    Kate O.

    9 July 20221 review

    10/10

    Lovely food and atmosphere, staff is knowledgeable and enjoy service. Well done to the waiting team and chef that took very good care of food.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    HI Kate, Thank you so much for the great review, looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Avinash M.
    Avinash M.

    6 July 202284 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food matched with attentive service. Food came out pretty quickly, waitress took the time to explain the menu. Much appreciated.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

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

  • Natalie D.
    Natalie D.

    2 July 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Natalie Thank you so much for the review Will pass on your comments to the teams Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Elisabeth M.
    Elisabeth M.

    2 July 202211 reviews

    9.5/10

    30% off was a bonus

  • Bruce M.
    Bruce M.

    2 July 20221 review

    8/10

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Bruce Thank you so much for your review WIll pass on you comments to the team Look forward to seeing you again soon

  • Jigisha S.
    Jigisha S.

    2 July 202220 reviews

    7.5/10
  • Elizabeth H.
    Elizabeth H.

    28 June 202220 reviews

    10/10

    Incredible food. Knowledgeable waitstaff. Expensive but worth the price.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

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

  • Pei-chun Ko
    Pei-chun Ko

    25 June 20221 review

    10/10

    Delicious food and wonderful hospitality

  • Sinead d.
    Sinead d.

    23 June 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Absolutely delicious, the dishes are deceivingly filling. Great team and wonderful cocktails.

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Sinead Thank you for the review Look forward to seeing you again soon

  • Travis H.
    Travis H.

    21 June 20221 review

    6/10
  • Giuliana N.
    Giuliana N.

    18 June 20228 reviews

    10/10

    Best drinks and food.. been twice can’t wait to go again

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Giuliana, Thank you for the review Will pass on the team Looking forward to seeing you again soon

  • Lydia T.
    Lydia T.

    11 June 20228 reviews

    10/10

    Padisah was a highlight. Excellent customer service

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    HI Lydia, Thank you so much, look forward to seeing you again soon

  • Vivian Ta
    Vivian Ta

    8 June 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Amazing experience

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    :) Thank you so much

  • Sab s.
    Sab s.

    4 June 20221 review

    8/10

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    HI Sab Thank you for the feedback, will pass on your comments look forward to seeing you again soon

  • Michelle S.
    Michelle S.

    2 June 20222 reviews

    6/10

    Tulum Restaurant (Owner)

    Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write a review Have passed on your comments to the teams, look forward to seeing you again soon, perhaps at our sister restaurant Lezzet

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Tripadvisor reviews

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Opening time

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.

Available

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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