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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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217 Carlisle Street, Balaclava | Near the Balaclava train station, Melbourne, Victoria 2575, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family dinner was amazing. Most of the dishes we had not heard of before, but the flavours were sensational. Even the Turkish wine was brilliant. I would suggest trying anything on the menu, even if you are not sure. The atmosphere was cosy and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 246ianf
Kemal B, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Thank you so much for your great review Have passed it onto the team Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is too dark so YouTube can’t see the menu Courses are very poor and the bill too expensive

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stefaniar410
Kemal B, Manager at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stefaniar410, Thank you so much for your review. I dont understand what youtube is doing inside our restaurant. Could we find out what you ordered to get a better understanding of what you mean by "courses are poor"

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us indulged in the Vegetarian banquet and were blown away by nearly every bite. So much food. It was difficult to finish but it was all too delicious to stop. Two of our party are only “cutting down” on meat and I am...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kctooo
Kemal B, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you so much :) Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Last weekend, my friends and I had a superb meal at Tulum. Staff were very friendly and helpful, not obtrusive , the decor has changed since our last visit, and is now a very cool, warm vision of exposed brick and black. But the food!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peter f
Kemal B, Manager at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Peter Thank you so much for the review review and thumbs up. Will pass on the comments to the team, which will be thrilled to hear it. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed December 1, 2018

The flavours are very mediocre and the accompaniments to mains were just a teaspoon size blob (smoked eggplant, fig jam, tahini, cauliflower puree) although the beef and lamb were tender but nothing spectacular. We had Turkish dumplings which turned out to be mini pasta shells...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Shaitarna S
Kemal B, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Hi Shaitarna, Thank you for your review. Will pass it onto the team for review. Perhaps you can try a sister restaurant next time round (Lezzet Restaurant)

Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Tried for the first time last night at this gem. We attended the second sitting at 815. The dining room is cosy but comfortable, albeit pretty noisy. We chose not to have the 5 or 7 dish degustation and selected our own off the menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CR5Vacations
Kemal B, Manager at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2018

Hi CR5Vacations Thank you so much for the great review Have passed it on the team, we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed November 14, 2018

Made a booking here because of Dimmi's deal. The deal offered by the restaurant is very deceiving. The deal only applies to the most expensive tasting menu. If you read the T&C, it is very difficult that it is the case. The front of house...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lanceheng
Kemal B, Manager at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Hi Lanceheng Thank you so much for your much detailed review. The teams will be delighted to hear it. Have you passed on your comments. Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed November 7, 2018

In the 2019 Australian Good Food Guide Tulum has received a 1 Hat rating. The definition of 1 Hat is 'Very Good'. Unfortunately, Tulum turned out to be 'Very Bad'. Starting with the service which would not be acceptable in a road-side cafe, let alone...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BrightonMelbourne
Kemal B, Manager at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2018

Dear BrightonMelbourne Thank you for sharing your experience at Tulum on Friday, 9 November. We’re disappointed to hear that your experience didn’t align with the warm service and exceptional Anatolian cuisine we’re so well known for. We take your feedback seriously and have passed it...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

went with a group of friends, the food was quite good nothing to complain about that. we had the $90 menu discounted by dimmi and it felt like the food portion was very small, maybe because of the promotion in dimmi they tried to save...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Baltram_7
Kemal B, Manager at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hi Baltram_7 Thank you for the detailed review. Will pass it on to service team for review. Would have loved if we were told on the night, so we could have sent you an extra course :) Look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

I have been here before. That is why I came back, but it is different. The food was tasty. Restaurant was super crowded, the waiters bumped into me at least 50 times as they moved up and down the walkway. Not their fault just no...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cakesx2
Kemal B, Owner at Tulum Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Hi Cakesx2 Thank you for your review. At Tulum we like to an energetic yet playful dining room (but we do apologise for waiters bumping into you). Have passed on your other comments to service team and kitchen team. Hope to see you again, maybe...More

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Jmaduncs
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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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