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$7 - $26
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a truly outstanding experience at Bosphorus: food, service, ambiance - just everything. We went for the appetizer sampler for two, the mixed grill, Turkish white wine and Turkish coffee. I've spent a good month in Istanbul and haven't had food as good as...here! The prices were very fair for the quality, plus we had a LOT of leftovers (which is a joy, we love leftovers!) And the biggest rarity these days: excellent service. Thank you thank you for a delightful Sunday evening!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was so unique. The service was great and explained the dishes to us. The food was delicious and the portions were big. I can’t wait to come back.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

We had the joy of visited Turkey in 2019, as expected we fell in love with the food and the hospitality of the people! In search of repeating the experience we had the brilliant idea of ​​visiting this restaurant, I tell you that the food...is IDENTICAL to the food of Turkey (without a doubt whoever cooks is originally from this country). The attention is the best, friendly with everyone but especially with children! From tea to dessert it was an exceptional experience!!! Do not miss the chance to visit this place!!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 2, 2021 via mobile

Both wife and myself have spent a few years in the Middle East, and enjoy the food. Highly recommend this restaurant authentic food and great service Will visit again next time in Indianapolis

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 18, 2021 via mobile

Ordered carry out, Doner wrap, French fries, hummus and Tzatziki sauce. Doner was made with bag mixed salad greens and meat most likely not in house made. Fries were crinkle cut fried from a commercial food delivery service. Hummus was not delivered Tzatziki sauce is...questionable based on the other items. In short terrible and a waste of my money.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 16, 2021

Off the beaten path, but well worth finding to enjoy some excellent Turkish cuisine. Small restaurant but the food is incredibly good.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

If you're tired of the usual steakhouse, give this fine little restaurant a try. Turkish food seems to be mostly meat-based but numerous delicious veggie-centric choices are offered. The ambiance here was busy but cozy. The service was friendly and the food was extremely tasty....Not to mention very reasonably priced.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021

Very yummy food. Had the sampler platter appetizer and the Bosphorus special dinner (which is a sampler platter too) to try many of the offerings. Everything was delicious. Too much food for two people. There is street parking or a dirt lot right near by....They seemed a bit understaffed as it took awhile for water refills (my wife had to drink some of my water because she was out) but the service was friendly. Would certainly go back again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

My sister and I stopped in for a late lunch. We have never had Turkish food but when I looked at the menu online I thought we would be okay. The restaurant is a home. We came between lunch and dinner so there was one...other couple eating. I just need to learn how to make hummus. Everytime I come to a place that makes their own hummus it reminds me of how poor store bought hummus is. Their pita bread was fresh and had dill in it. The hummus and pita bread was delicious. For our entrees I ordered Chicken Couscous and my sister order Chicken Mediterranean. Both were a wonderful blend of cooked chicken, fresh vegetables, and spices. It came with a salad. We split a Baklava for dessert. It was absolutely delicious. The chef said it had just came out of the oven and was still warm. This was a restaurant adventure well worth a trip.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021

My parents took me here for my 40th birthday. I really like trying different ethnic eateries and I selected Bosphorus. We got the appetizer platter for 3 (huge! Probably enough for 5 or 6 people). everything was good from the platter. My dad and I...got the Iskender. I loved it, he did not, but he is not a very adventurous eater, either. My mom got the chicken kebab and said it was delicious. I would definitely come back here in the future. The service was quite good as well.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021

We'd had a bad day on the road -- long delays, heat and high gas prices -- when we pulled into Indianapolis and looked for a place to eat. Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe was highly rated, so I was expecting decent food for Middle America. Instead,...we had the best Turkish dinner we've had since traveling through the Middle East! Large portions of fresh colorful, perfectly spiced lamb, chicken and vegetables. A beautiful tabouli with tomatoes and fresh lemon. The service was warm and prompt. This place saved one long grouchy day of vacation and we left feeling like the trip had been well worth it. What a great find.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Everything we ordered was good, but the hummus was beyond good! Wow!! Service was very pleasant as well!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 19, 2021 via mobile

Placed a large order at 4:45. Confirmed ready in 25 minutes. Took that as an aproximate as it was a large order. Received food 1 hour and 20 minutes later. The order was incomplete and they repaced two of the entrees with the same thing...i had already ordered 3 of! Why confirm the orfer if you dont have part of it and cannot have it in anywhere near the time stated? Food was mostly good, but nothing to rave about. As in the majority of reviews, food good, service bad.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2021

We went on a Tuesday for a late lunch and the dining room wasn't busy. The Imam Bayildi (Stuffed eggplant) was great. My wife had Guvec which was also tasty. We also ordered falafel and a Bosphorous salad. The dressing was light with plenty of...lemon to brighten the flavors. Also had my first Turkish beer, Efes pilsner.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 29, 2021

Wonderful ambiance with regionally appropriate decor, tight seating. We experienced excellent, kind service. The appetizer plate for 3 was enough for 6 I think. The entrees all exceeded our expectations. Will be back!!!!

Date of visit: March 2021
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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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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5