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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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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
935 S East St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1321
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this as a family with our foreign exchange student who is from Izmir Turkey. He instantly felt at home with the wonderful atmosphere and the most hospitable people! He said the cooking was just like from home! We all tried different things and...More

Thank sbotkin96
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Came here for dinner with our two kids (8 & 5). The staff were very friendly and attentive, joking with the kids, helping them pick from the menu. (Note that there is no kids menu, so if you bring young children they need to be...More

Thank JymmH
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a small restaurant with lovely Turkish decorations everywhere - floor, ceiling, walls. The service is excellent and the food delicious. Be sure to try the eggplant salsa appetizer and the yummy desserts. We are vegan and they have several vegan entrees. Our non-vegan...More

Thank Jeannie465
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We got there maybe half an hour before closing time, but the door was locked, even though diners were still eating. We were not let in.

Thank ArielasMom
Rachel S, Marketing at Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Hi ArielasMom! We are so sorry to hear about your experience! Can you let me know what night this was?

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Having never had Turkish food before, we did not know what to expect. The dishes which we ordered were good, but I have no basis for comparison. I had a chicken dish with spinach and yogurt. The chicken was very tasty, but there was not...More

Thank dennisaroy
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Wonderful little restaurant with some of the best Mediterranean/Turkish food around. I have been there several times over the years and am never disappointed. If you haven't been you have been missing out. Be sure to try the Hummus and Warm Pita.

Thank Angie C
Reviewed 25 June 2017

So happy to find this place. We loved everything, especially the hummus, falafel and stuffed eggplant. Can't wait to return.

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I used to eat Turkish food all the time while living in Europe and it's definitely one of the things I miss from my time there. But if you live in Indianapolis you're in luck; this place is legit! My German wife and I went...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Everything was delicious, outdoor seating is excellent and the entire restaurant has a wonderful ambiance. The staff and owner are also amazingly friendly. We had the stuffed eggplant (imam bayildi) and the spinach chicken, with lentil soup and zucchini pancakes. I hope to come back...More

Thank Funkymorganics
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had dinner at the Bosphorus on a Saturday night; excellent choice! Very unassuming, a bit out of the way, but well worth the effort. Comparing to our visit of over a week in Turkey a year ago: excellent comparison! The dishes we ordered were...More

Thank ralphwilhelm1
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Jawaid K
14 January 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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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