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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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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Turkish Food

I will say I am a satisfied customer. I have not had Turkish food this good in almost 25 years. I did eat at the other Turkish place in town but this one os the better of the two....the food is awsome and the service is top notch! I had cheese borek and an Adana Kabab. OMG they brought me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Roger47993
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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165 reviews 165 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I will say I am a satisfied customer. I have not had Turkish food this good in almost 25 years. I did eat at the other Turkish place in town but this one os the better of the two....the food is awsome and the service is top notch! I had cheese borek and an Adana Kabab. OMG they brought me... More 

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The owner is from Turkey and he takes pride in his restaurant. The atmosphere is casual, in a former home. There are many choices on the menu, all at reasonable prices. It is very authentic and relaxed. You can't go wrong here!

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Peoria, IL
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

On a recent visit to Indianapolis, four of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Bosphorus. Our friend, who has been to Turkey on business & has always raved about its food, found this place on Trip Advisor. We're glad he did. It's a quaint, renovated house not far from downtown & right off I-65. It's small & intimate, which adds... More 

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Vernon, Indiana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Our first visit. Impressive. The location is downtown Indy. The staff is very welcoming. The atmosphere romantic and cozy. Food was excellent.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I have had several dates night here now and we've never been disappointed. We've ordered something different every time and it's always been good. Recently, they've began plating things differently and the presentation is wonderful! I recommend anything with lamb. Why would you go to a Turkish restraint and order chicken? The pricing is very reasonable and... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We got the "Sultan's Delight" and the "Stuffed Cabbage." Both were excellent. Highly recommended if you enjoy middle eastern food.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I ate at this restaurant today to celebrate a New Year's Eve lunch. ALL the reviews about this place are RIGHT!!!! We agree with what everyone has said about the Bosphorus Istanbul Restaurant. Too delicious to describe in words!!! It is a cozy restaurant ( a remodeled Victorian type house) and decorated with Turkish rugs, a picture... More 

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Mooresville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I'm giving them a 4 star based mostly off the food. I don't think a 3 would be fair because the service was off. We decided to go there because we saw a groupon for it. We went on a friday night, so the restaurant was really busy. We had a reservation, so getting seated wasn't a problem. We did... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We arrived without reservations at 8 pm and had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. We thought that was a good sign that they were that busy. The food was excellent.We shared an order of hummus. I had the Sultan's Delight and red wine from Turkey and my husband had talapia and a Turkish beer. We shared an... More 

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Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Four of us went to the Bosphorus Istanbul Café last night for the first time and were blown away by the food. We have had Turkish food before, but this was some of best we've had. The quaint restaurant is in an old remodeled house with several small Turkish rug hangings, decorated walls, ceiling, and floor that are all tastefully... 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: Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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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