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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

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935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
317-974-1770
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Romantic Meat Party

My restaurant.com gift certificate experiences rarely lure me in the wrong direction - and this was no exception: a five star Turkish dining experience. I found a parking spot easily, even though the restaurant was beginning to fill - and I was greeted immediately - even though this seemed like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Rhonda B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My restaurant.com gift certificate experiences rarely lure me in the wrong direction - and this was no exception: a five star Turkish dining experience. I found a parking spot easily, even though the restaurant was beginning to fill - and I was greeted immediately - even though this seemed like a one, possibly two man operation. Loved the atmosphere and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the first restaurants I ventured out to when I first arrived in Indy in 2005; and a perennial favorite to this day, even though I've moved to Massachusetts. Orhan is fantastic, and the food is amazing. That hummus . . . m m m m m . . . I've never had better. Go. Enjoy. And tell Orhan... More 

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old deerfield ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took a large family gathering to Bosphorus on a recommendation while visiting relatives, and we were not only not disappointed: we were delighted. The atmosphere is lovely and authentic, the food is excellent and fresh, and the service is friendly and intimate. A real treasure in Indianapolis, and one of the finest restaurants we've discovered in the capitol city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised! I have never had real Turkish food other than a street Gyros/baklava. Bosphorus was the total experience. We ordered the appetizer plate and everything on it was tasty and made to perfection. The nan-love how they cut it for dipping. Couscous chicken: the couscous was sooo light. I wish mine could turn out like that! Everything... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

So glad we found this little gem! We stopped here for dinner after a full day at the Children's Museum. It was early (5pm) on a Monday and there were only two other tables with customers. The restaurant is small but they were not busy, so we were seated right away. Our server, I assume, was the owner, based off... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Atmosphere was very nice and nice Turkish deco. Food was amazing!!!! I had the Turkish delight which was probably the best lamb dish I've had in a very long time. Maybe even best ever. Babaganoush was a yummy appetizer with the house pita bread. We tried 4 different entrees and everyone loved what they ordered.

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indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I've been going to bosphorus since they first opened and they always deliver. The service is warm, friendly and efficient. There have a wide variety of choices. I really like the appetizers with eggplant. I've been to turkey twice and the food is as good as any we got there. Of the 2 Turkish restaurants in Indy this is definitely... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Truly from soup, to salad, veggies, meats and sides- every option we tried was flavorful and exciting. Gyro meat was extraordinarily tender and yummy. The appetizer plate with tastes of various dips is a must try. Our favorite was the spicy pepper one. This place is small, hidden gem on the southside of Indianapolis Monument Circle. It's worth every extra... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband & I ordered a variety of dishes to share & ended up bringing some home with us. We ordered Doner (marinated lamb and beef), The Bosphorus Special (combination plate of grilled chicken kebab, kofte, doner, shish kebab, Adana kebab & chicken Adana kebab), Turish Delight (saute of broccoli, carrots, zucchini & portabella mushrooms, served with hummus, walnuts &... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've always enjoyed eating here when in the Indy area. They offer an extensive Turkish menu, very authentic. The appetizers are especially good. Service and atmosphere are both above average. I never go away hungry!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-974-1770

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, European, Turkish, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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