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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
317-974-1770
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Ranked #20 of 1,961 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The flavor of the food was amazing while the atmosphere suited our anniversary date. Service at the beginning was a tad slow, but attentive from there on out.

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Brownsburg, IN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

WHAT A TREAT!! Starting off, there was VERY convenient parking right next to the building. We didn't have a reservation, but that wasn't a problem on a Tuesday night. The owner said it's much busier on the weekends, so you might want to consider that. We thought the dining room was very clean and comfortable, with no loud music blaring.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is my third visit. I've eaten the stuffed eggplant, lamb and tonight had the spinach chicken. All were very good and I highly recommend this small, personable restaurant to add an international flair to your dining.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Menu offerings were inclusive of my Turkish favorites. Food exceeded our expectations after reading positive reviews. Their baba ghanoush cannot be beat. Service was great and had an overall nice ambiance.

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Richmond, Indiana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Visit on february 15, excellent food, service and price. We eat out alot, this was the best overall experience we have had at a restaurant in months. Hummus, dolmas, gyro, eggplant salsa, babaganush fantastic!

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Istanbul,Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We have visited the place with my family. The restaurant was really hygenic and tidy. The white ironed tablecloths were reflecting the brightness. The food was served in chic way and they were really delicious. Thanks for the owner mrs mine. You are doing a really good job there. Anyone who would like to try Turkish food would definitely visit... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Have been eating at this place for a couple of years. Quaint and small but, the food is very good. I particularly like the meat stuffed eggplant. It is always very good. I am very fond of rice pudding and thier's is some of the best. Wine selection is limited but adequate. Service is good.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My partner has traveled to Turkey and has said this is the best Turkish he has had in the US. The food is served hot, fresh and tasty. The hummus and navy bean salads are not to be missed. One hint, wait until you are almost done with your appetizers to order your entrees otherwise they tend to arrive very... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My hubby agreed to join me at this restaurant but ONLY because I had a coupon that was set to expire. We had dined here in the distant past and although he could not identify why, he "thought" he hadn't cared for it. Well, either his memory is "failing ", or he made a better selection. By the end of... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

My friends and I arrived at the Bosphorus in a tired, cranky, and famished state. It was late for lunch and the crowds had gone. Orhan Demirtas warmly welcomed us and led us to a table in a room surrounded by Turkish rugs on the walls. We relaxed immediately as we surveyed the extensive menu. We decided on several dishes... More

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