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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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Never disappointed

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
162rachelv
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My travel companion found this place and I trusted him because I'd never had Turkish food. Honestly would have been more comfortable with one of the steakhouses but he was convinced this would be great (and cheaper). He was right. I had a great chicken/asparagus dish that was outstanding and the baklava was worth the trip (it's a bit out... More 

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Portage, Michigan
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

"I loved this place the moment we walked in the door"-quote from our 20 year old daughter. Located on a small converted house close to I65. Comfortable seating inside and outside. Great Turkish food!!! Prices range appetizers$5-6 and entrees mostly $11-13. Staff friendly but did not return to fill water. We would return again!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have eaten at Bosphorus before but this last trip to Bosphorus included our children. We were welcomed by friendly staff and were waited on by staff who took the time to answer questions about the food and make recommendations. The wonderful aromas of the food, the beautifully authentic décor and the delicious food draws us back for repeat visits.... More 

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Wabash
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food was terrific!!! My husband and I were there for lunch on Saturday of Labor Day weekend. We had the appetizer sampler plate and it was delicious!!! It had hummus, baba ghanoush, eggplant and peppers, peppers and walnuts, and a grain item. We were also given a generous amount of pita bread cut into strips. My husband had shish... 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, Romance, Doing business, 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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