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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
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Ranked #16 of 2,036 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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
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
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

"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
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 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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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This little treasure absolutely tantalized my taste buds! Loved the location and the homey ambiance but most importantly, love, love loved the food! This is worth a try even if you have never tried Turkish food. After my first visit (I thank my girlfriend for the introduction), I was back in 3 days and I am already looking forward to... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having traveled to Turkey last summer, my wife and I were excited to find out about the offerings of this establishment. We took my parents there, and we all agreed that this was a wonderful and memorable dining experience. Their bread and hummus were great. The Bosphorus Special plate is a great item to share, offering much variety and lots... More 

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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: Turkish

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