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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$7 - $26
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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pureed chickpeas with tahini (crushed sesame seeds) and a hint of garlic and lemon juice
USD 5.95
broiled eggplants mixed with tahini and parsley
USD 6.25
Eggplant Salsa
fried eggplant cubes mixed with tomato sauce and garlic
USD 6.25
Stuffed Grape Leaves (dolma)
grape leaves stuffed with rice, herbs, currants, and pine nuts
USD 5.95
Tzatziki (cacik)
yogurt and cucumber dip with dill
USD 5.5
seasoned deep-fried garbanzo balls
USD 5.95
Tabouli (kisir)
cracked wheat salad mixed with green onions, parsley, walnuts, and olive oil
USD 5.95
Fried Calamari
pan-fried seasoned and breaded rings of squid served with marinara sauce
USD 7.95
flaky pastry filled with feta cheese and parsley
USD 5.95
Feta Cheese Plate
imported feta cheese served with tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, and parsley
USD 5.95
Lentil Soup
USD 3.5
Tomato Soup
USD 3.5
Chef's Choice
USD 3.5
Shepherd Salad (coban Salata)
tomatoes, parsley, cucumbers, and onions tossed with olive oil
USD 6.5
The Bosphorus Salad
grated feta, tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, onions, olives, and stuffed grape leaves tossed with romaine hearts in light vinaigrette
USD 6.5
Green Salad (yesil Salata)
lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers tossed with olive oil and lemon juice
USD 5.95
Navy Bean Salad (piyaz)
navy beans, tomatoes, onions, and parsley tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice
USD 6.25
Doner (gyro)
home made marinated lamb and beef grilled on a vertical split
USD 12.95
slices of doner on grilled bread cubes. covered with tomato sauce and served with yogurt on the side
USD 13.95
Grilled Meat Patties (kofte)
grilled seasoned ground lamb and beef patties mixed with parsley and onions
USD 11.95
Adana Kebab
seasoned ground lamb and beef patties mixed with red bell peppers, crushed red peppers, and grilled on flat skewers
USD 12.95
Beyti Kebab
seasoned ground lamb and beef patties mixed with parsley, onions, and grilled on flat skewers rolled with lavash bread served with tomato sauce
USD 13.95
The Bosphorus Special
mixed grilled combination of chicken kebab, doner, shish kebab and adana kebab
USD 21.95
Chicken Kebab
tender cubes of chicken marinated in our special sauce and grilled on skewers
USD 12.95
Spinach Chicken (ispankli Tavuk)
chicken breasts grilled with asparagus and served with sautéed spinach
USD 12.95
Stuffed Eggplant (karniyarik)
oven-roasted eggplant stuffed with ground beef, chopped tomatoes, green peppers and herbs
USD 11.95
Sultan.s Delight (hunkar Begendi)
lamb cubes cooked with tomatoes served over eggplant puree
USD 14.95
Shrimp Casserole
sautéed shrimp, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and red peppers baked with mozzarella cheese
USD 13.95
fillet of tilapia cooked with mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions, then baked with mozzarella
USD 13.95
Stuffed Eggplant (imam Bayildi)
baby eggplants stuffed with onions, tomatoes, garlic, green peppers, roasted pine nuts, topped with cheese, served with rice
USD 10.95
Vegetable Moussakka
layers of eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, and caramelized onions baked with zesty tomato sauce, served with rice
USD 10.95
eggplants, zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, green beans, and peas, baked with tomato sauce, served with rice
USD 10.95
Turkish Delight
sautee of broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and portabella mushrooms, served with hummus, pine nuts, and raisins
USD 11.95
choose doner, adana, chicken, or without meat wrapped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and yogurt sauce. all wraps and sandwiches come with choice of fries or salad
USD 8.95
Without Meat USD 7.95
USD 7.95
Without Meat USD 5.95
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had lunch there this afternoon. The domo appetizers were more flavorful than we have ever had. The lamb kabob was also extremely lean and flavorful, possibly the best lamb I have had. A little goofy with the service at 1:30 in the afternoon,...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank F1864YMroberth
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Visited this place with my family on boxing day, i was surprised by the cute and cozy atmosphere. Felt like i was actually in instanbul! The owner is welcoming, the food waas beyond fabulous especially the eskeban but everything was delicios ! ThThThe owner is...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank princesspursia
Reviewed December 12, 2019

I am writing this in the hope that the owner will read my latest experience in Bosphorus. I have eaten in this restaurant before when the owner was there. At that time both food and service deserved a five-star rating. The week before Thanksgiving I...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 69utazo
Reviewed November 12, 2019

Bosphorus is a welcoming place with excellent cuisine. Host Orphan offers a warm welcome and is very conversant about the menu choices. He is engaging and funny with his guests. We've been going there for several years. With friends we always order the delicious appetizer...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank IndyEagle
Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

Let me be clear: this place is a fantastic find. It’s unsuspectingly situated just outside of Indianapolis City limits and is easy to miss, if you’re not looking closely. Now, I knew I was getting falafel, so that was a non-decision. What I did not...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Clamjuice
Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

Hands down best hummus I’ve ever eaten. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and we had great service. We enjoyed getting to converse with the owner and our waitress. They even had an extra surprise for the birthday girl in our group!! Everyone enjoyed their meal...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank emilymototr
Reviewed September 23, 2019 via mobile

Amazing home made food. We came from New Jersey for a conference and were so happy to find this cozy place. Thank you

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank jameso338
Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

Best Turkish food I've ever eaten. There wasn't anything I didn't love about Bosphorus... The service was friendly and quick, food excellent and huge portions, and the atmosphere is quaint and home-like. The portions were enormous, we ate until we felt we would burst and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank WallaceRoger
Reviewed August 2, 2019

Consistently amazing food, and extremely family friendly. We look forward to the best hummus and tabouli in the city, and my daughter looks forward to the playfulness of the owner and staff. I consistently send groups of people there, and it is always one of...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank chizam
Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

We were driving around Fountain Square area and decided to try something different for lunch. Pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Hummus, pita bread and our entree was delicious. Staff was not overly friendly but service was ok.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Jawaid K
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Response from IndyLiz2013 | Reviewed this property |
I am not Islamic so I do not know the rules for halal. I would recommend that you call the restaurant and ask them.
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