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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

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935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
11:00 am - 10:00 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for the first time after hearing about it from friends. It was great and we will definitely be returning in the future. We had the hummus as a starter and it came with nice, warm pita. Both of our dinners including rice, salad, and veggies as sides. The cabbage rolls were delicious but the... More 

1 Thank Libby F
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a family owned Mediterranean restaurant. Nicely decorated with a comfy feel. Food is amazing & very authentic!

1 Thank Amber N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Food is great, owner and staff are friendly. Never had a complaint. Best middle eastern food in Indy. Highly recommended!!!

Thank usa o
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group from work. One of our party is mideastern as well and bonded with the owner, nice night so we sat outside. Owner treated us very well, recommending and having prepared a wide variety of specialties. The food was wonderful and the treatment was as well. Highly recommended!

Thank Todd S
Elgin, Illinois USA
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205 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We ate here a few years back and were anxious to get back. It is in small, humble old house which is nicely decorated with Turkish carpets and colorful walls. The service is wonderful and friendly, the prices are reasonable (especially the lunch specials) and the food tasty. It is somewhat similar to Greek and Lebanese but still quite distinct... More 

Thank Janhuss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

The owner greeted us at the door and led us to a table. He was very helpful with menu selection! The hummus was wonderful, and the main courses superb. The service was friendly but unobtrusive. The meal was different and tasty, and the atmosphere was relaxing!

Thank Ede M
alexandria, va
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I was in town for the weekend and really looking forward to eating here. Since it seemed like a small place, I thought it best to make a reservation. I used the reservation page of their website that morning, but when I went to the restaurant, I found they were closed for a private party. They had not tried to... More 

Thank boardereight
Carmel, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We have been to The Bosphorus Cafe twice and both the meals were great - very fresh and flavorful. My daughter is a vegan and there were plenty of options available to her. I am not an expert in Turkish food, but I am sure the dishes are very authentic. I was also impressed with the cleanliness of the facility.

Thank TireGG
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The food here is flavorful, authentic, and varied. The staff is attentive and friendly. A great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank LAcourtney
Huntington, Indiana United States
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

If you are unfamiliar with Turkish food, think Greek appetizers without the feta and olives. You get hummus, tabuli, babaganush, with some special treats like Dalma, red pepper "salsa", and Ezme. That is the appetizer combo--I highly recommend starting with that. The mixed grill is my favorite meal for the meat lover in me!! I can't finish the portion so... More 

Thank Robert W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, 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: 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?