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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

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Indian, Turkish, Vietnamese
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935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
317-974-1770
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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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  • 85
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Nice place to share dishes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
cookieladyangel
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Greenwood, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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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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Zionsville, Indiana
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

just the staff are nit as friendly as Americans which is maybe because of Turkish culture. I love it...A little expensive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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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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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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, 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, Turkish, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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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