Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park

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Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine is a family owned business, established in 2005, that offers variety of authentic Turkish food from many regions of Turkey. Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine adapted its name from one of the oldest cities in the world, Istanbul, which was once known as the Constantinople in the early 13th century. The name “Bosphorous” taken from the strait that lies in the center of Istanbul connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, Europe to Asia. The decor of this eatery is kept to minimum to draw the attention to the food. The intent was to create a modernized, warm authentic atmosphere by taking the old elements of Istanbul and combining it with some modern influences to create a truly unique experience.
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Miami
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding foood and service!

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BG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We are regular patrons to Bosphorus in Lake Nona. This was our first visit to the Winter Park location. The food was very good but our service was not. We were not assigned a server upon seating and after 10-15 minutes, my husband had to inquire why we had not be attended to. We ordered appetizers and ours came but our friends never got theirs. When our entrees came out we informed our server about the appetizer, he said “don’t worry...we will take it off the bill”
Needless to say we were disappointed with this visit to Bosphorus.

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LR
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we had visited Bosphorous for lunch- we usually come for dinner. It was very nice and relaxed and not too crowded. The food was excellent as usual and I liked the smaller lunch portions.

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S
Tallahassee
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so wonderful and the staff just terrific 😊

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GC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Restaurant was like a day car center without supervision. No place to conduct business. Had dined previously and enjoyed it but won't be back after this experience

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c
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavorful cuisine with great customer service. It is a bit pricey, especially the appetizers, but definitely worth it. Don’t miss out. Try this place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Over all good - promptly seated food was good server recommended apps and the bar cocktail was good too

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My husband and I booked an 8:30pm table at Bosphorous for a date night. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told they would not be able to seat us for 10 minutes, which turned out to be closer to 15 and multiple tables became available while we were waiting. The hostess was not friendly and did not apologize for the wait or anything. The dining room was quite cramped and very noisy. Once we got to a table we waited for another 15 or so minutes with absolutely no acknowledgement from staff before we ultimately decided to leave and go somewhere else. On our way out we passed the hostess who seated us. She looked me right in the eye and didn’t say a word even though she must have realized we were walking out. I have never tried the food at Bosphorous so I can’t speak to that, but the service was atrocious. I understand a busy Saturday night, but that doesn’t excuse the total lack of acknowledgement and unfriendly staff. We will not be going back.

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DB
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bosphorous is amazing. It is our go to restaurant for special nights. The food is great. Erol, the owner, ensures everything is perfect and always greets us. He and his staff are the best. We love this place.

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D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. I was disappointed with the food. I thought it was odd that there were French fries at a Turkish restaurant. The fries tasted like the pre-frozen bagged fries that you can get from the grocery store.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We set down at 5:20 but didn’t have anyone come over to our table at all until after 5:45. Once we finally ordered it took us almost 45 minutes just to get our appetizer- which was just dips and bread. We were only minutes away from leaving to go somewhere else when it finally came out. The food was good but the service made it one of the worst restaurant experiences I’ve had.

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JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reminded me of our visit to Turkey. Delicious. I had moussaka!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a Birthday dinner however we do frequent the restaurant.

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LZ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

It was our first time. We ordered Chicken Saute and Lamb Sis Kebab. Both dishes were a disappointment. We've had better at Zoes Kitchen fast food. Will not be returning.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A little pricey and wait staff was a bit slow on refills; however, the food was very good

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great. Service is great. Everything is great except they don’t honor reservation comments from this app. You will have a reservation but special comments are ignored. I reserved a table and in the comments I noted I wanted a booth inside the restaurant since it was too hot outside and I had to wait for a table inside since they didn’t read it. The reservation was made well in advance.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Love eating there

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GD
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very atmospheric! We ate outside overlooking Winter Park on a festive New Year’s Eve watching the sparkly revelers pass by and it felt magical. The sea bass entree was especially good — would highly reccomend.

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k
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years eve

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GG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for couples, friends, comfortable, great food, affordable, authentic!

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AD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time we have been but want be the last, the mixed starter and bread was fantastic we had chicken kebab and lamb which was delicious

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It’s obvious this place has new owners, because everything was just terrible! They have lost an original 7 year loyal client that has referred thousands through our family owned and operated business and unfortunately we will never be referring anyone to this joke of a restaurant again. Bosphorus will go out of business in the next year or two guaranteed if they don’t revert back to the original way from the original owners

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C
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We live in Winter Park and we eat at Bosphorous frequently as we like middle eastern food. We have noticed that recently this restaurant has been very inconsistent. Sometimes the food quality is very good and sometimes it is not good at all. At our last visit, our experience was not good. We ordered the mixed grill dish for two with the Lavas bread. After a long wait, the food came and most of the meat on the plate was cold. We informed our server as soon as we could get his attention, who said he will take care of it. Shortly after that, the manager came, apologized and asked us to replace what we had on our plates back on the main dish and took it away. A few minutes later, a server came back with what appears to be a new dish, but actually, it turned out that all they did, was reheat the meat that was on our plates back again. That second re-heated meat was dry and barely edible. Needless to say, most likely we will not go back again.

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l
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bosphorus. The outside seating is great but also love the high tops in the bar. This has been a go to for us for years! Thank you for never letting us down!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single family member could find something on the menu that appealed to them. We have some picky eaters and Bosphorous was perfect for all. The food was fantastic and ambiance stellar. We were seated (with reservation) within 2 mins of walking in. A+

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had.

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VF
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always great. It was noisy and we had a table in front of the tableware so waiters kept coming to pick this up, which was kind of annoying. So our dining experience was not as good as usual.

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GS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here and first time trying Turkish cuisine. With a few picky eaters in the family we were still able to find something delicious for everyone (my son says it was the best steak (the beef sis) he has ever had. Service was great and very helpful in guiding us for our selections. Will definitely be back on a future trip to this area.

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m
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

even with a reservation, we were kept waiting...the bread and food were average...the meat temperature was off...not sure why the ratings are so high...this is our send time and last time

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Bosphorous about 6 times a year. This place never disappoints. Delicious food, great service, and wonderful ambience.

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MG
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great and unique the flavors are so different from the typical park ave restaurant.
Service is top notch and the atmosphere will keep everyone engaged and happy to be there

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MW
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was wonderful and great atmosphere for Christmas dinner. Food was like warm and you could tell it had sat for a bit before it was brought to the table.

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TG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food is good, the service sucks! The last two times they messed up our order and both waitresses disappeared for long periods. Had to ask for water refills which came 20 minutes later. Food took a good 30 minutes to receive. So if you are in a hurry I do not recommend.

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C
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Made a reservation for lunch for my son and I on Christmas Day. We chose Bosphorous because they offer a wide variety of vegan dishes(for my son), they were open on Christmas and because we LOVE Bosphorous. I live out of state but whenever I’m in the Orlando area I always try to make time to go here for the terrific food.
From the Lavas and roasted eggplant to the pistachio baklava and Turkish coffee you can’t go wrong!

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r
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service and food were good not excellent. We left our leftovers. They threw our bag away. It had only been 10 minutes. Don’t leave anything. Lol

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KL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is just fantastic

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FA
Jacksonville
31 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food. Festive atmosphere on Chris eve. Best options on the pricey side.

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BD
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Christmas Eve lunch. The food and the service never disappoint.

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B
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The restaurant has a problem. It is too noisy.
We got there early. We were asked if we wanted a table in the middle of the room. We took it. It was a bad decision as waiters were passing us both on the left and right the entire time we were there. I had the shrimp in cream source. I tasted great but I was sick all night and the next day. My wife had the Octopus and said it was very good. The wait staff did their best but they were clearly overworked. The waiter took our order and then we almost never saw him again.

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