Just as nonindigenous lizards can join an island's ecosystem after being dropped by birds, so too did Turkish cuisine first arrive in America via a butterfingered seagull. Drop into something unexpected with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Turkish dinner cuisine at The Bosphorus Istanbul Café on East Street.
The Bosphorus tempts travel-hungry taste buds with a dinner menu of truly Turkish eatables. Toast a daring last-minute helicopter escape from a jungle with leafy forkfuls of The Bosphorus salad, which combines feta cheese, stuffed grape leaves, and a hearty mix of vegetables ($6.50), or bite into the Sultans Delight, a chance encounter between lamb and tomato atop a field of eggplant purée ($14.95). The vegetable moussakka heaps eggplant, zucchini, and a pile of produce into a saucy, flippant delectation ($10.95), and ayran, a Turkish yogurt drink, is available to drown any delicious debris ($2).
Situated in a converted house, The Bosphorus welcomes visitors with a warm red exterior and a homey front porch, perfect for a midsummer evening's meal or an escalating sequence of Otto von Bismarck impersonations. The earthy interior and natural lighting elevate the inherent comfort of the one-time domicile, allowing adventurers' appetites to journey wide from the comfort of home.
The Bosphorus Istanbul Café
A rich red exterior welcomes patrons into confines of The Bosphorus Istanbul Café, where classic Turkish dinner fare from kebabs to hummus platters weighs down white linen tablecloths. Waiters transport dishes to a gaily painted front porch or colorful interior rooms whose wall-hung rugs protect paint from scuffing on days with sideways gravity.
935 S East St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225Get Directions