Turkuaz Mediterranean, Hillarys

Turkuaz Mediterranean

Turkuaz Mediterranean Review

Living in a multi-cultural country has given us many benefits, not least authentic restaurants, and Turkuaz Mediterranean at Hillarys Boat Harbour is a great example of the genuine article. Turkuaz opened late last year and has proved to be very popular with the locals. Inspired lighting and canopies draped on the ceiling together with comfortable seating add to the relaxed Mediterranean vibe. If and when tourists start arriving back in WA it will no doubt be a good drawcard for Hillarys Boardwalk.

Turkuaz Mediterranean

Turkuaz Mediterranean

I visited Turkuaz with eight members of our recently formed book club. BTW we are still looking for a name – Reading between the Sheets and the Literary Ladies have been touted but all suggestions would be gratefully received!

Turkuaz is fully licensed but BYO is allowed except for sparkling wine and champagne.

The menu is large, beginning with breakfast platters, meze and entrees including a house speciality of Cig Kofte V ($12), a vegetarian dish that originated more than 4000 years ago. These bulgur patties which include spices, red pepper paste, pomegranate molasses, lemon juice and olive oil are a favourite street food in Turkey. Mains include many traditional dishes, pides, vegetarian meals and some seafood dishes as well as charcoal-grilled food.

Most of our group chose the Kusleme Shish ($33) from the charcoal grill on the recommendation of a friend who had enjoyed the food at Turkuaz previously.

Turkuaz Mediterranean

These dishes all come with a mixed salad, bulgur pilav and fresh Turkish bread. Kusleme Shish is marinated lamb tenderloin pieces that are cooked on the grill and served with a char-grilled tomato and chilli pepper. Another popular dish at our table was the Kuzu Pirzola ($35) – marinated lamb cutlets, also served with char-grilled tomato and pepper. The meals were good although I felt they were overpriced.

Turkuaz Mediterranean

However, the ambience in the restaurant is really good, overlooking the still waters of the Boat Harbour is a winning location and the occasional appearance of a belly dancer only adds to Turkuaz’s appeal!


Address: Hillarys Boat Harbour opposite San Churro.

Phone: 08 9246 2001

Reservations: Yes. Fee of $10 per person payable on booking for groups of 12 or more.

Opening hours: Closed Tuesdays. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – 5pm-9pm. Saturday and Sunday – 1pm – 9pm.

Gluten-free options: Yes

Vegetarian options: Yes

Restrooms: No restrooms in the restaurant. Hillarys boardwalk restrooms are a short walk.

Parking: Lots of parking at either side of Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Turkuaz-Mediterranean-Hillarys

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About Hazel Broomhead

My name is Hazel and I am a Perth senior!

Originally from Edinburgh in Scotland, my husband and I moved to New Zealand with our children in 1974. As my husband is in the oil business, we moved to several other countries including the Sultanate of Oman, the Netherlands, Singapore, the Philippines, the USA, Russia and Kazakhstan during the next 36 years before retiring to Perth.

We have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who live in different parts of the globe – New Zealand, Scotland and Colombia - which makes a great excuse for us to travel and visit.

My career background is in radio and print journalism in Scotland and New Zealand as well as public relations in various other countries.

We love to eat out, walk, travel and enjoy the wonderful lifestyle here in Western Australia.

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