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Tulum Restaurant

217 Carlisle Street, Balaclava | Near the Balaclava train station, Melbourne, Victoria 2575, Australia
+61 3 9525 9127
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mezze plates” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
217 Carlisle Street, Balaclava | Near the Balaclava train station, Melbourne, Victoria 2575, Australia
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Turkish/Anatolian food. We had one each from the hot and cold mezze plates. The Katmer bread with Date butter and Pistachio mousse was so tasty. Then we had a main each (Beef and Lamb)as well as a side to share. The mains were rather...More

1  Thank LadyTravelBug84
Kemal B, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you so much for the detailed reveiew, please stay tuned for our upcoming renovation and menu updates :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Tulum for our 10 year anniversary. Food was amazing. Specially the starters were reasonably priced and tasty. Katmer bread with date butter is a must try. Portions were resonantly sized. One thing I noticed was the interior was not up to the mark...More

1  Thank Shan_m90
Kemal B, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thank you so much for your detailed review, please stay tuned for exciting times and Tulum (upcoming renovation and new menus) Look forward to seeing you again in next few weeks as our renovations will be finishing soon :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit and one distinguished by disappointment... As is customary at this aspirational restaurant, dishes are talked up by waitstaff before delivery, and deliver they did not. The dish with oyster was missing the slightest whiff of oyster. The "crunchy" wafer of...More

Thank Elvira E
Kemal B, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Elvira – thank you for your feedback and for dining with us at Tulum. We’re sorry to hear your dining experience didn’t live up to your expectations, we pride ourselves on a contemporary and flavourful menu and are sorry this wasn’t your impression. We’re...More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

The most delicious 5 course dinner focussing on a particular Turkish region with the menu changing every couple of months to showcase the diversity of Turkish cuisine. The food and service was spectacular, beautifully and professionally presented and some great Turkish wines we had never...More

Thank Melanie K
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I anticipated something a lot more casual, but my Turkish friend and I opted for the 5 course meal. The food was AMAZING. Wonderful ingredients, dishes and presentation. Very friendly service. My companion spends time trying to track down great Turkish food in Melbourne and...More

Thank Ithakatraveller
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner here last night! Such delicious food. Service wasn’t anything amazing the waitress seemed very rushed off her feet and didn’t have much time for a smile. However the food was excellent and made up for it! The chefs were very friendly...More

Thank Troyhen10
Coskun U, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Troyhen10 Thank you very much for your kind review. We are looking forward to seeing you with us soon. In August we will be serving our new menu.

Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great food creatively crafted by the chefs. Friendly staff and good wine selection. It was well worth the $70 paid for the 5 course dinner and the courses are delivered fast so take your time to eat. You don’t have to order...More

Thank TYRONEMAHAHURA
Coskun U, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Tyronemahahura Thank you very much for your kind revie. In August we will be serving our new menu. Looking forward to seeing you again. All the best

Reviewed June 22, 2018

As other reviews have mentioned, this is not your standard Middle East restaurant. It offers a range of new experiences. We were attracted by the 5 course fixed meal for $70.00 and felt it gave us an excellent opportunity to try some specific aspects of...More

Thank Mike255100
Coskun U, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Dear Mike255100 Thank you very much for your kind review. In August We will be serving our new regional menu. Looking forward to seeing you with us. All the best

Reviewed May 25, 2018

Went to Tulum Restaurant for dinner on a Friday night it’s a small restaurant but very inviting,met at the door by a very pleasant staff member who took our coats and showed us to our table.They have a set menu which changes our food was...More

1  Thank Ann A
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is Turkish food as you have never experienced it before. Coskun (chef and owner) is passionate about food and he re-interprets traditional Turkish dishes (often from his mother’s cooking) into brilliant modernist takes. The menu changes regularly as Coskun experiments with new ingredients and...More

1  Thank John S
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Response from Melanie K | Reviewed this property |
Yep that would be fine, enjoy!
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Response from Jeff H | Reviewed this property |
Thisnrestaurant is fully Licensed however they do allow BYO wine on a Tuesday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$70 - US$110
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Carlisle Street, Balaclava | Near the Balaclava train station, Melbourne, Victoria 2575, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9525 9127
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