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Tulum Restaurant

9.5/10
1137
217 Carlisle Street., 3183 Balaclava (VIC)See map

Average price $85 Accepts Yums

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This preset menu is available from 2022-04-21 to 2022-05-29 for lunch on Friday and Saturday and for dinner on Friday and Saturday 50% off Set Menu - TheFork Festival. Price: $110 (discounted price $55) 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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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
50% off Set Menu - TheFork Festival $55

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Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent1137 reviews
9.7/10

Food

9.6/10

Service

9.3/10

Ambience

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  • William R.
    William R.

    17 May 20221 review

    10/10
  • Fiona Yu
    Fiona Yu

    13 May 20221 review

    10/10
  • Yolanda D.
    Yolanda D.

    13 May 202246 reviews

    10/10
  • Hatem S.
    Hatem S.

    13 May 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Innovative, tasty, well presented and flavoursome. One of the best Turkish restaurants in the country and perhaps internationally

  • Maria F.
    Maria F.

    10 May 20224 reviews

    10/10

    The food were good and unique, portion was small but 3 of us ordered 6 (4 appetizer and 2 main) and we couldnt even finish it.. service by chris was amazing, he was friendly, attentive, and fast.

  • Donna L.
    Donna L.

    7 May 20222 reviews

    9/10
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda P.

    7 May 20221 review

    8/10
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole C.

    5 May 20222 reviews

    10/10
  • Jonathan P.

    30 April 20224 reviews

    9.5/10

    Excellent modern Turkish cuisine with superb attentive service.

  • Natalie B.

    30 April 20221 review

    9/10
  • Allie L.
    Allie L.

    30 April 20227 reviews

    9.5/10

    Food here is definitely excellent and each course is amazing. Can taste the different layer of the flavour. We book for the half price set menu. It’s definitely worth the value. Will back again.

  • Niz M.

    29 April 20221 review

    10/10
  • Ting Ting O.

    26 April 20221 review

    10/10
  • Adam S.

    23 April 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Exceptional food and lovely staff. The venue is

  • Anushka K
    Anushka K

    21 April 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Food’s absolutely delicious. Service too is brilliant, wonderful staff!

  • David g.
    David g.

    20 April 202231 reviews

    10/10

    Great little restaurant. Great atmosphere. Super fast service. Tasty dishes you probably never had before in your life. On the pricey side! Set 7 course menu was great. Thank you.

  • Robert B.

    20 April 202210 reviews

    10/10
  • I-Lynn L.

    14 April 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Every plate of food was just artfully created with amazing flavours. Service for impeccable and the small restaurant felt personable and very relaxed.

  • Jenny L
    Jenny L

    14 April 20227 reviews

    9/10
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian L.

    14 April 20221 review

    8/10

    Seating arrangement was very close to other diners which made for conversations hard to have . Tables very small and squishy

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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.

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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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