Turkuaz has made a name since it first opened in July 2011 by producing delectable cuisines by using the finest ingredients available. Now Turkuaz has expanded its wings by opening Warung Turki by Turkuaz located in one of the most vibrant street, Jalan Kemang Raya No. 18A South Jakarta, under the umbrella of Proprietor and Head Chef Sezai Zorlu.

Chef Sezai Zorlu was born in 1974 in Iskenderun, south east of Turkish Mediterranean coast to a farmers family, where he spent his time helping at his grandparent’s farm from early age in the fields with his four brothers and many of his cousins picking seasonal fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. Being the second of the five boys, he was obliged to assist his mother to prepare all the necessary ingredients for winters, such as pomegranate sauce, tomato and chili paste; drying herbs and wheat, by doing he developed the love for cooking.

Contemplating his mother and grandmother cooking through the years, he got fascinated by the genuine flavors and aroma of the traditional kitchen, day after day witnessing these preparations for joyful feasts at the patio of his grandparent’s house with all his family, the chef instinct was born.

This experience made him inherit the family recipes to keep alive his mother and grandmother’s memories through cooking.

Sezai straight away joined his father’s restaurants in Singapore, gaining valuable experience from him, who was himself the personal chef of a royal family. His professional career began.

Sezai arrived to Jakarta in 1999, soon he was titled as the Turkish cuisine ambassador, he was awarded several times as Jakarta’s best Chef.

To pursue his lifelong dream he formed his own restaurant Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Cuisine in 2011 and Warung Turki by Turkuaz in 2015.

Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Cuisine opening hours:

  • Sundays to Thursdays:­  11:30am – 10:00pm
  • Fridays and Saturdays:­  11:30am – 11:30pm
  • Evening of Public Holiday: 11:30am – 11:30pm


Warung Turki by Turkuaz opening hours:

  • Everyday:­  11:30am – 11:30pm


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Outside Catering Services

Enjoy Turkuaz fresh cooking at the convenience of your own venue for special occasions. Our ingredients are brought with utmost care to ensure the healthiest, freshest and finest produce are used and grilled to perfection in front of you to create delightful dishes for your guests.

Turkuaz Catering Services offers a truly memorable dining and catering experience.

Contact us to tailor your own menu from the delicious range of dishes prepared by Proprietor Chef Sezai Zorlu.

Iron Chef Sezai Zorlu

Chef Sezai Zorlu, Head Chef and owner of Turkuaz – Authentic Turkish Cuisine, has a long and distinguished journey in culinary world, also known as the ambassador of Turkish cuisine in Indonesia since 1999.
For Chef Sezai Zorlu, food is about life, “We have a say in Turkey, the way that pass to your heart will pass through your stomach, so you cannot live and love without good food” he mentioned. The love he has for food had started from the family stays until now and will never go away because those are the childhood memories, the most beautiful and enjoyable moments in life with the family that could never be erased.