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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
317-974-1770
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Ranked #14 of 2,007 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Turkish
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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
Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Small restaurant with big taste. This is an old Victorian house that has been converted to a restaurant so the decor is Victorian mixed with Turkish. It works well and I love the mixture of colors. There's almost no point talking about the food because it is just good! Most entrees are in the $13-$16 range. The portions are fine... More

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Cayuga, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Good food. Well worth the visit, time, and money. Good service who had no problems meeting our requests. The hummus is terrific!

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Mooresville, Indiana
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been a huge fan of the Bosphorus for years. I being all out of town guests here to show them Indy has class and more than chain restaurants. The last two times I've eaten there (both in July 2014) I haven't been as impressed. The service seems aloof (where's Orhan?) and the food, while good, doesn't have the... More

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