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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

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935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
+1 317-974-1770
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is small but elaborately decorated, even the floors and ceiling! Such an inviting and kind staff- especially the owner! We came for dinner with our 5 month old and we're treated with such kindness and courtesy. The food was amazing- flavorful, delicious, and definitely out of the ordinary fare available in Indy. Do yourself a favor and split... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 889 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Brought visiting friends here for dinner and it didn't disappoint! Pita and hummus is wonderful (portions are maybe too large) and I always love their Iskender. Vegetarian options available. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant near the Eli Lilly hdq.

Thank Saranger
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

This place is so good! Every time. The food is fresh. The service is top notch. I always get a vegetarian item and I love the food here. Short, sweet and to the point. Don't miss out.

Thank rdefoor
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This was my first introduction to Turkish food. We tried several items from the menu. We really enjoyed the Lentil soup, hummus, bread, and yogurt sauces. We ordered the grape leaves with rice called Dolma. My husband ordered the Adana kabob. It was very delicious and a LOT of food. My friend ordered Turkish Delight which was a mixture of... More 

Thank Jsolomon5
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226 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

and..wish we would have discovered Bosphorus sooner. EVERYTHING was excellent, such marvelous flavors , dishes so well prepared and presented. It was soooo good, I'd love to go there daily until I had sampled the entire menu. As it is, we're 4 hours away. Our server recommended the appetizer combo and so do I: It's generous portions of an assortment... More 

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Batesville, Indiana
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Since my husband is Turkish and we visit Turkey often, we are kind of particular when it comes to Turkish food. I admit, we tried this restaurant 2 years ago and were not impressed but we decided to give it another try when my mom was in town and we were so glad that we did! The food was amazing.... More 

Thank eroz2016
Louisville, Kentucky
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

I confess; I am typically a Continental meat or fish type of diner. So when my vegetarian-loving wife dragged me to the Bosphorus Cafe, I figured it was my turn to try something new. We started with the Appetizer Platter, a collection of 6 wonderful spreads served with fresh pita bread; hummus, baba ganoush, and 4 others I couldn't name,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We've been here several times and have always been pleased. We especially like the Bosphorus Special, a lovely assortment of middle eastern meats. Portions are generous without being overwhelming and the prices are reasonable. Appropriate decorations and ambience as well, which is always nice.

Thank MandoDave
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I love this place!! The food is delicious--I especially recommend the doner wrap (if you want something lighter or are getting it to go), the hummus, and the salad. The service is fantastic, too! Everyone is warm and friendly. Please go here--you won't regret it!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

My family and I have been eating here for several years. We have tried other places but the food is not anywhere near as good as tis place. The restaurant is a converted old house so it may not be much to look at from outside but once you go inside you will find it neat, tidy, clean and welcoming.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-974-1770

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?