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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
Closed now
All 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
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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 6 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank lucapanevino
Indianapolis, Indiana
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224 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank bandido63
Indianapolis, Indiana
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121 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a cool little restaurant in an unassuming location. The décor and size of the place make it feel intimate and run by people who care. From the time we walked in until we left, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. There was a wide variety of items on the menu including vegetarian options. Definitely get the hummus/... More 

Thank kristopherowens
Chicago, Illinois
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Always on the lookout for outstanding Turkish food, my wife suggested Bosphorus for our recent trip to Indianapolis. I could not have been more impressed or more pleased with the choice. Inside of an old house, the place is not much to look at - typically the mark of a place that is either (a) an outstanding hidden gem, or... More 

Thank Mike L
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I stopped here with my friend on a trip back to my from Chicago! Owner and staff were so friendly and accommodating. We had two toddlers with us and they were being so nice to them and playing with them. We ordered appetizer and the mixed platter. Both were delicious and it was plenty for the two of us we... More 

Thank Sarah E
Seymour, Indiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I found this place on restaurant.com and I am so glad I did!! When first looking at the menu I thought oh sounds Greek. No, no, and um no lol. Similar dishes but with a completely different spice palate! The appetizer sampler must be tried! The pineapple salsa and pepper relish are to DIE for so yummy!! I love the... More 

Thank sadiegirl32
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Great place for lunch with friends. I always order the appetizer plate for 2 when friends are in tow. Different and quick enough for lunch.

Thank Eldergioe

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?