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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
317-974-1770
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Ranked #25 of 1,996 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Having traveled to Turkey last summer, my wife and I were excited to find out about the offerings of this establishment. We took my parents there, and we all agreed that this was a wonderful and memorable dining experience. Their bread and hummus were great. The Bosphorus Special plate is a great item to share, offering much variety and lots... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Small restaurant with big taste. This is an old Victorian house that has been converted to a restaurant so the decor is Victorian mixed with Turkish. It works well and I love the mixture of colors. There's almost no point talking about the food because it is just good! Most entrees are in the $13-$16 range. The portions are fine... More

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Cayuga, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good food. Well worth the visit, time, and money. Good service who had no problems meeting our requests. The hummus is terrific!

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Mooresville, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been a huge fan of the Bosphorus for years. I being all out of town guests here to show them Indy has class and more than chain restaurants. The last two times I've eaten there (both in July 2014) I haven't been as impressed. The service seems aloof (where's Orhan?) and the food, while good, doesn't have the... More

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Northbrook
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of my staff spent 6 months in Turkey so when we had a convention in Indy I looked to see if there was a turkish restaurant & there was. The place was wonderfully decorated, enchanting & welcoming. The food was great with an authentic bill of fare - well done. My staff smiled as not only was it as... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've never had Turkish food. The environment, server and food was like a total cultural experience! Had stuffed grape leaves for appetizer and a lamb vegetable dish for dinner. Both were delicious including the soft, warm, fresh pita bread! I'll be back!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe is a small place located just south of downtown Indianapolis. The food was great and we loved the colorful decor. The place is pretty small, so I would suggest getting reservations.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is amazing. Little restaurant with incredible flavor, unique choices and tremendous ambience. We ordered the pepper delight appetizer...wow! Very good. Then we split the chicken Mediterranean dish. Plenty big enough for two. Flavor was so so good! And don't leave without the baklava. It was better than most I've had in Greek RESTAURANTS. We will be returning soon.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Four of us ate at the Bosphorus Cafe last evening. Let the Cafe's modest exterior not deceive you; the interior offers a collection of very agreeable Turkish pictures, knickknacks, etc. All of us have traveled extensively in Turkey so we appreciated the atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly enough. For starters, we chose ezme (quite excellent) and dolma (okay). My... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I am sorry that I have not reviewed this sooner! This is one of my favorite restaurants in Indy. The staff is incredibly kind and friendly. And their tabouli is amazing. I was used to bland, uninteresting tabouli, but their's has a spicy zip that I love. I also appreciate the rich, cumin flavor in the hummus. If I could... More

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