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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
+1 317-974-1770
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (62 reviews)
“baklava” (22 reviews)
“adana kebab” (15 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

One of my staff spent 6 months in Turkey so when we had a convention in Indy I looked to see if there was a turkish restaurant & there was. The place was wonderfully decorated, enchanting & welcoming. The food was great with an authentic...More

2  Thank TheFlow84
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

I've never had Turkish food. The environment, server and food was like a total cultural experience! Had stuffed grape leaves for appetizer and a lamb vegetable dish for dinner. Both were delicious including the soft, warm, fresh pita bread! I'll be back!

1  Thank Joan W
Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe is a small place located just south of downtown Indianapolis. The food was great and we loved the colorful decor. The place is pretty small, so I would suggest getting reservations.

Thank John B
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

This place is amazing. Little restaurant with incredible flavor, unique choices and tremendous ambience. We ordered the pepper delight appetizer...wow! Very good. Then we split the chicken Mediterranean dish. Plenty big enough for two. Flavor was so so good! And don't leave without the baklava....More

2  Thank Ajkeller1
Reviewed July 8, 2014

Four of us ate at the Bosphorus Cafe last evening. Let the Cafe's modest exterior not deceive you; the interior offers a collection of very agreeable Turkish pictures, knickknacks, etc. All of us have traveled extensively in Turkey so we appreciated the atmosphere. Service was...More

1  Thank NickRocco
Reviewed June 19, 2014

I am sorry that I have not reviewed this sooner! This is one of my favorite restaurants in Indy. The staff is incredibly kind and friendly. And their tabouli is amazing. I was used to bland, uninteresting tabouli, but their's has a spicy zip that...More

2  Thank ontheteeindy
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Seriously, no self - respecting Turk would serve guests canned grape leaves. The rest of the meal was just "meh."

1  Thank Dave D
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food, pleasant staff, inviting atmosphere. The pace of the service was a little slow but overall good experience. Love the Hummus.

1  Thank rsbeckett
Reviewed May 2, 2014

This place was featured in the Indianapolis Star, which often gives great recommendations to local eateries in town. I was fortunate enough to make it here by the bottom of the lunch hour; it's known to be packed, as it is a small place. The...More

3  Thank MrCrossIsBoss
Reviewed April 26, 2014

We just returned from a wonderful meal after a full day at a conference. The staff were friendly and efficient, with no hovering but wonderful service. Our selection of appetizers were a great introduction to the main dish that followed. All food tasted authentic, meaning...More

2  Thank Pocestnik
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Jawaid K
January 13, 2015|
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, 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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