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Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings

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pureed chickpeas with tahini (crushed sesame seeds) and a hint of garlic and lemon juice
broiled eggplants mixed with tahini and parsley
Eggplant Salsa
fried eggplant cubes mixed with tomato sauce and garlic
Stuffed Grape Leaves (dolma)
grape leaves stuffed with rice, herbs, currants, and pine nuts
Tzatziki (cacik)
yogurt and cucumber dip with dill
seasoned deep-fried garbanzo balls
Tabouli (kisir)
cracked wheat salad mixed with green onions, parsley, walnuts, and olive oil
Fried Calamari
pan-fried seasoned and breaded rings of squid served with marinara sauce
flaky pastry filled with feta cheese and parsley
Feta Cheese Plate
imported feta cheese served with tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, and parsley
Lentil Soup
Tomato Soup
Chef's Choice
Shepherd Salad (coban Salata)
tomatoes, parsley, cucumbers, and onions tossed with olive oil
The Bosphorus Salad
grated feta, tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, onions, olives, and stuffed grape leaves tossed with romaine hearts in light vinaigrette
Green Salad (yesil Salata)
lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers tossed with olive oil and lemon juice
Navy Bean Salad (piyaz)
navy beans, tomatoes, onions, and parsley tossed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon juice
Doner (gyro)
home made marinated lamb and beef grilled on a vertical split
slices of doner on grilled bread cubes. covered with tomato sauce and served with yogurt on the side
Grilled Meat Patties (kofte)
grilled seasoned ground lamb and beef patties mixed with parsley and onions
Adana Kebab
seasoned ground lamb and beef patties mixed with red bell peppers, crushed red peppers, and grilled on flat skewers
Beyti Kebab
seasoned ground lamb and beef patties mixed with parsley, onions, and grilled on flat skewers rolled with lavash bread served with tomato sauce
The Bosphorus Special
mixed grilled combination of chicken kebab, doner, shish kebab and adana kebab
Chicken Kebab
tender cubes of chicken marinated in our special sauce and grilled on skewers
Spinach Chicken (ispankli Tavuk)
chicken breasts grilled with asparagus and served with sautéed spinach
Stuffed Eggplant (karniyarik)
oven-roasted eggplant stuffed with ground beef, chopped tomatoes, green peppers and herbs
Sultan.s Delight (hunkar Begendi)
lamb cubes cooked with tomatoes served over eggplant puree
Shrimp Casserole
sautéed shrimp, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and red peppers baked with mozzarella cheese
fillet of tilapia cooked with mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions, then baked with mozzarella
Stuffed Eggplant (imam Bayildi)
baby eggplants stuffed with onions, tomatoes, garlic, green peppers, roasted pine nuts, topped with cheese, served with rice
Vegetable Moussakka
layers of eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, and caramelized onions baked with zesty tomato sauce, served with rice
eggplants, zucchini, bell peppers, carrots, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, green beans, and peas, baked with tomato sauce, served with rice
Turkish Delight
sautee of broccoli, carrots, zucchini, and portabella mushrooms, served with hummus, pine nuts, and raisins
choose doner, adana, chicken, or without meat wrapped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and yogurt sauce. all wraps and sandwiches come with choice of fries or salad
Without Meat $7.95
Without Meat $5.95
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tired of the long lines, high prices, and impossible parking on Mass Ave? Then come to Boshporus! It's just a few minutes to the south of Indy CBD with easy parking. The fare is wonderfully prepared and presented with great spices and variety. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank indyvagabond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t eat dinner here. We came for the Turkish coffee and baklava. The coffee was good and we had two orders of desert. Service was good and they were nice and busy. Both in the restaurant and with take out orders here and there....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 679jpb
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We enjoyed our dinners in this small, comfortable restaurant. The only problem was how dark the steps to enter are at night. I suggest a metal hand rail as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marion W
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Have not been for 6 years my GM is Turkish so I recommended, he loved it new to city and I will be back. Portions are impressive

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Circuitboy75
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Recently I went to Indianapolis for a conference and decided to check out this Turkish restaurant. I was craving for some homemade hummus and taboule salad which was delicious here. I also got some steam vegetables and rice-I loved it! Prices were very reasonable. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank arch0920
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Really interesting and delicious food. I like the chicken kebab lunch special and be sure to try the humus! Excellent authentic tasting food. I highly recommend. Lunch menu is a great deal. Interesting comfortable ambiance.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Char J
Reviewed October 1, 2018

I found this amazing restaurant last year and had to take my family when we returned this fall again on business. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is wonderful. The wine and entrees are delicious. But their baklava is pure heaven.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thehovites
Reviewed September 26, 2018

My wife and I visited this Turkish restaurant a couple of weeks ago. It is located in an old house with parking in front or on a nearby side street. We were very pleased with our selections: "Chicken with Couscous" for me and "Turkish Delight"...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MusikSkulDropout
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Very authentic and delicious food. If you have a couple hours to spare and not in a rush than this is must place to come and eat. There is something for everyone, I'm the only vegetarian in the group of 5. Friendly service.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Piperlinn
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great food! Wonderful service. The only issue was finding a parking spot. We will be back again when we are in the area.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Heidi M
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Jawaid K
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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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