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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Authentic Turkish food with great service and ambiance

My family of four enjoyed all four different entrees. My lamb was served on a roasted pureed eggplant sauce that was so different and loved every bit of it. My pre-teen and older teen both loved their selections and my adult daughter was enthusiastic about her meal was well. Great for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Travel_teachinChina
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Springfield, Illinois
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Springfield, Illinois
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family of four enjoyed all four different entrees. My lamb was served on a roasted pureed eggplant sauce that was so different and loved every bit of it. My pre-teen and older teen both loved their selections and my adult daughter was enthusiastic about her meal was well. Great for families and couples.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here several times and are never disappointed. In fact, I would say we are always delighted. The Appetizer Combo is a must, especially if you are new. The Baba Ganush is the best I've ever, and I'm picky. The Ezme (pepper delight) lives up to its name. Any entree is the right choice. :-).

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Thank Geoff M
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in for a late lunch and was delighted. First, the restaurant is a converted house with gorgeous hardwood floors and painted ceilings. Everything about the place is cozy in an exotic way. The menu was the only point of discomfort: how does one choose? (Go alone if you must, but drag people with you if possible so as... More 

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Thank Jodi P
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We lived in Indy for 10 years, moved south a couple of years ago. When we lived here, Bosphorus was our favorite restaurant in Indy. Was back in town this weekend, and just had to make time to visit. And we were glad we did! We generally have the vegetarian and chicken dishes, as well as a couple appetizers. The... More 

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Thank Jeff W
South Holland, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I reviewed several restaurants online before we decided to dine at Bosphorous...so many excellent dining choices in Indy! So glad we decided on Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe. The pix on the Internet accurately captured the atmosphere and decor of this friendly eating place. We arrived between lunch and dinner and so were the only guests there for a while. Orhan, the... More 

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Thank Anne B
Loveland, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Orhan, the owner was friendly, charming and informative. He made our visit most enjoyable with lots of laughs. The service was fast and friendly. The recommendations were plentiful and all our questions were answered patiently and kindly (we are foodies so we ask lots of questions!) We came from Chicago as a family of 5 adults to visit a few... More 

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Thank Stacey B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

From appetizers to dessert the food was wonderful. If you like dark beer/ale, be sure to try theirs. It is very good and this is from someone who normally doesn't like beer. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and very efficient. I am already looking forward to going back. The food is reasonably priced.

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Thank Jeannie465
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Have been coming to Bosphorus for more than 10 years now. Absolutely my favorite restaurant in downtown Indy. Owner Orhan is usually onsite and is very welcoming and charming. They offer a weekday lunch special for $8.95 that includes your choice of appetizer and choice of one of several entrees. Great value! For lunch on Thursday my spouse had the... More 

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Thank Saranger
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was my first visit to this restaurant. This restaurant had a cozy atmosphere where you could bring your family or a date. The wait staff was so friendly, helpful and attentive. I ordered several items off the menu as I normally do when dining at a restaurant for the first time. This enables me to give a more accurate... More 

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INDIANAPOLIS
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126 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Love the people that run this place. They are so friendly! You can't beat the hummus at Bosphorus and the doner is amazing. The restaurant is a little small so either come early or make a reservation, but the ambience is almost as good as the food. Not much else in the area, but a short drive has you downtown... More 

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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: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?