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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 - 10:00 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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  • 8
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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
Fantastic!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
ErangiW
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Zionsville, Indiana
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Some of the best Turkish food I've ever had and superb, personal service! Amazing babaghanoush, dolmades, fresh baked bread, Adana kebab, shish kebab and grilled chicken kebab were all to die for. And then there was the baklava! A group of friends from work went for a casual dinner yesterday night and we really couldn't have picked a better place.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We've been to a few Turkish restaurants and this one rates right up there with the best of them. The borek was good. The hummus was good. The tabouli was amazing! The service was excellent! Don't leave without trying the baklava!!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Nothing unique for middle eastern food but very well done. Cheerful service and plentiful servings. To my way of thinking frequently the appetizers are the best part of a dinner and this was no exception.

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indianapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After recently visiting Turkey, we were looking for those same complex flavors and found Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe for lunch. It is the perfect setting on East Street near Lilly and being a converted home it has intimacy and authenticity with all the Persian rugs on the wall. But the food speaks for itself. We ordered off the lunch specials and... More 

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Franklin, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We love Bosphorus! It's always great! Even their pita bread is better than most. I love the lamb kabob with rice and veggies. Everything is perfect! My wife loves the Turkish Delight. Great atmosphere and great food. This is our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in Indy! Tip: Sometimes you can find a deal on Living Social, and they're also on Restaurant.com.

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Additional Information about Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

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

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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: Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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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