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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 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Bosphorus Cafe! The food is so delicious and the service is always great. My boyfriend and I usually share the hummus, the lamb chops, and the guvec. We are never disappointed with our food here.

Thank Ellie K
West Lafayette, Indiana
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there in last week Feb. Its a popular place and had a 30 minute wait before being seated. The server was very well behaved and took good care though he was stressed and visibly tired attending so many tables. Food was good but could definitely be improved on many counts. Overall a decent experience.

Thank LalaAcharya
Monrovia, Indiana
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dine here 4-5 times a year and have yet to be disappointed. Sometimes the service can get a little bit chaotic, but the food makes up for any errors there. It's remarkable, made even more so by the low prices. I can't speak for its authenticity, only that the overall presentation is very pleasing. Highly recommended.

Thank Greg B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE Mediterranean food!!! Their hummus is wonderful, and the pita is even BETTER!!! LOVE the salad!!! The hot tea- superb!! Baklava is PERFECT- not too drippy with honey, but DELICIOUS!! Certainly makes me want to Turkey, to see all the sites in the photos inside. AHHHH!!!

Thank Linda M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is small but elaborately decorated, even the floors and ceiling! Such an inviting and kind staff- especially the owner! We came for dinner with our 5 month old and we're treated with such kindness and courtesy. The food was amazing- flavorful, delicious, and definitely out of the ordinary fare available in Indy. Do yourself a favor and split... More 

Thank Kristen N
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Brought visiting friends here for dinner and it didn't disappoint! Pita and hummus is wonderful (portions are maybe too large) and I always love their Iskender. Vegetarian options available. Don't miss this gem of a restaurant near the Eli Lilly hdq.

Thank Saranger
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This place is so good! Every time. The food is fresh. The service is top notch. I always get a vegetarian item and I love the food here. Short, sweet and to the point. Don't miss out.

Thank rdefoor
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first introduction to Turkish food. We tried several items from the menu. We really enjoyed the Lentil soup, hummus, bread, and yogurt sauces. We ordered the grape leaves with rice called Dolma. My husband ordered the Adana kabob. It was very delicious and a LOT of food. My friend ordered Turkish Delight which was a mixture of... More 

Thank Jsolomon5
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231 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

and..wish we would have discovered Bosphorus sooner. EVERYTHING was excellent, such marvelous flavors , dishes so well prepared and presented. It was soooo good, I'd love to go there daily until I had sampled the entire menu. As it is, we're 4 hours away. Our server recommended the appetizer combo and so do I: It's generous portions of an assortment... More 

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Batesville, Indiana
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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?