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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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  • 93
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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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
Bosphorus

Three of us ate at Bosphorus recently and had an appetizer plate plus an order of pepper delight and Scallion Pancakes. We had a green salad and a bean salad. We each had lentil soup and an order of guvee. We shared a bottle of wine. All the food was great. We love sharing and we enjoyed all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Annette12
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Greenwood, Indiana
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Greenwood, Indiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Three of us ate at Bosphorus recently and had an appetizer plate plus an order of pepper delight and Scallion Pancakes. We had a green salad and a bean salad. We each had lentil soup and an order of guvee. We shared a bottle of wine. All the food was great. We love sharing and we enjoyed all the dips... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My restaurant.com gift certificate experiences rarely lure me in the wrong direction - and this was no exception: a five star Turkish dining experience. I found a parking spot easily, even though the restaurant was beginning to fill - and I was greeted immediately - even though this seemed like a one, possibly two man operation. Loved the atmosphere and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the first restaurants I ventured out to when I first arrived in Indy in 2005; and a perennial favorite to this day, even though I've moved to Massachusetts. Orhan is fantastic, and the food is amazing. That hummus . . . m m m m m . . . I've never had better. Go. Enjoy. And tell Orhan... More 

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old deerfield ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took a large family gathering to Bosphorus on a recommendation while visiting relatives, and we were not only not disappointed: we were delighted. The atmosphere is lovely and authentic, the food is excellent and fresh, and the service is friendly and intimate. A real treasure in Indianapolis, and one of the finest restaurants we've discovered in the capitol city.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised! I have never had real Turkish food other than a street Gyros/baklava. Bosphorus was the total experience. We ordered the appetizer plate and everything on it was tasty and made to perfection. The nan-love how they cut it for dipping. Couscous chicken: the couscous was sooo light. I wish mine could turn out like that! Everything... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

So glad we found this little gem! We stopped here for dinner after a full day at the Children's Museum. It was early (5pm) on a Monday and there were only two other tables with customers. The restaurant is small but they were not busy, so we were seated right away. Our server, I assume, was the owner, based off... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 178 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 1 helpful vote
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 41 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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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: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, 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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