Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park

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1316 reviews
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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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JA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the wait time, (or lack thereof) to the food, and the overall service was great! The only thing I can say wasn't that great was the temperature of the food upon arrival. It was amazingly fresh and tasty, however, the food was a bit colder than what my fiancee and I prefer. Aside from that, everything was perfect! Diana, our waitress, was spot on with service and recommendations. I recommend asking for her!

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JP
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I love Bosphorous but the food was served cold today. We had to send a few things back.

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B
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate outside but it was noisy inside Waiter
Brendon informative and charming the food presentation exquisite and tasted amazing
We were visitors and it was recommended to us

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AB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Extremely bland. No Turkish spices on salmon
We were a party of 5 and everyone’s entree was bland
Stuffed cabbage was cold and tasted like tomatoes sauce dumped on top. Same with okra and chicken dish. I never do reviews but feel this is warranted. Very disappointed

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DS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Bosphorus never fails to deliver incredible food and a terrific dining experience.

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A
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and dining experience. The wait staff was attentive and made excellent recommendations. We enjoyed ourselves and will recommend Bosphorous to friends. If you love fresh bread, their specialty Lavas are something you must not miss. Delicious!

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TL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our very favorite restaurant in the Orlando area. The food, service and ambiance are all amazing. The Bosphorous Mule is the most delicious cocktail in the world!

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LQ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought it was a little difficult to make the reservation. Tried the email that was given to me and never got thru. Waitresses were never able to secure a reservation for me. We had 18 people. Aside from that it was great. Food is so good there which is why I did not give up on the reservations. Service was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Server barely came to the table , we had to ask several times for items that were requested when they brought the food out. After the meal we asked several times for the check. I waited 25 minutes and still had no check. At that point I had enough and walked up to hostess to get the check and paid there too. Although I left a tip it really wasn’t deserved as there was no service given to us whatsoever

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AW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations and we were immediately seated in a quieter place. The restaurant was 3/4 full but it was a bit noisy. Our server Gillian gave us great suggestions and was very attentive. We ordered their assorted appetizers plate, lavas, and lamb shanks. They were delicious but it was too much food for the two of us as Gillian had warned us. We’ll return here if we are again in Winter Park area.

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LP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed Bosphorous on several special occasions and it does not disappoint! We were greeted warmly, and our server, Savannah, was top notch and provided great wine recommendations and feedback on our menu choices. She was engaging and set the tone for a great evening. The appetizers and entreés were delicious and enjoyed by all. It is always fun to order a bread pillow and a selection of spreads to go with it. Portions are very generous. We'll be back!

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RD
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Liked the atmosphere but the service was extremely slow and my food order came out wrong along with over cooked.

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p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Dom, helped with our choices and she was spot on. The shared appetizer was amazing and looking keep beautiful. My grilled chicken was cooked to perfection and very flavorful. I highly recommend this restaurant for a very flavorful meal.

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FG
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch place! We were there during the rush of the WP art show and they handled the crowd very well.

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M
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. My favorite restaurant on Winter Park and Orlando in general.

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RM
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere and yummy food. The only thing missing was a belly dancer!

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RL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very authentic recipes and well presented

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CN
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good, the decor was almost authentic, the service was awful. From the moment we stepped into the door with the hostess to our waiter.

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C
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating pur daughter’s birthday. This is one of her favorites.

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R
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. We had grilled sea bass, braised lamb shAnks & beef kabobs.

The bread & dips were wonderful. My favorite the eggplant. My husbands fAvorite was cucumber/yogurt. The table also had humus.

Service was exceptional.

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DB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an exceptional experience! Our server, David, was superb and made excellent recommendations for us. The lamb shank was the best we have ever had!

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OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, it was a birthday celebration and we had a nice handwritten card saying “thanks for choosing Bosphorous to celebrate your birthday with us” etc. We enjoyed dinner but we were all set back by the server taking away the “birthday card” before we even finished eating dinner. What we initially thought to be a nice gesture was obviously not a personal touch and it sadly became the joke of the night. Pretty sad .... they have a lot to learn from Roy’s for personal touches.

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K
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was great. Food amazing. Fun and comfortable ambiance. Would love to go back!

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is delicious but it is incredibly loud inside the restaurant. We went with one other couple and hearing each other was difficult. It was very busy so it wasn’t the servers fault just overwhelming for the them. We love the food at Bosphorous... it would be great if theysound could be controlled in some way.

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DA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food us very flavorful and plenty of it. Would definitely come back.

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MZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we ordered was a generous portion, and delicious. Excellent service, even though the restaurant was packed.

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

March 2, 2019 was my birthday, and my boyfriend and I chose this restaurant, because I had gotten takeout there many times (the chicken sautee was my favorite dish), but he nor I had ever dined there. There was no thought amiss in our planning, but the evening turned out heartbreaking to say the least.
After a drink at the bar (great experience), we were seated at a table for two in the center of the restaurant.

We ordered drinks and an appetizer, then my boyfriend's lamb shanks came out with a dish that was not my beloved chicken sautee. It took a while for the waiter to make it by to apologize, but there we were, on my birthday, in the middle of the restaurant where my boyfriend didn't want to eat without me yet didn't want his food to cool either.

He spoke with someone in the back, and the assistant manager came to our table, offering to make things, "100% right." He assured us, he would take care of everything.

Finally my meal came out (at least 30 minutes after the original meal), I ate, we tried to stay positive, but then, a check was delivered to our table, as the waiter explained that my dish had been taken off, as well as my boyfriend's drink and dessert (desert was on the house, did my birthday, communicated via a card on our table upon seeting). So the feeling we had that everything would be made right, 100%, felt like a complete lie.

My boyfriend and I are well versed professionals who have dined all over the world, and we chose this location after much thought and reflection. Complete mistake.

This was more than just a meal. This was an event, a very special one, and we left feeling incredibly insulted, overlooked and dismissed.

What a shame.

Regretfully,
Amanda Cordes

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FE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and service was great. I recommend this to anyone looking for variation from the norm.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. My only critical comments would be that it was slightly too warm inside and the tables were very close together. More importantly, the service was excellent, as was the food. Thank you.

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TS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was good. Service great. First time for brunch Many choices. Fun atmosphere.

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f
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Totally unacceptable way of plating food. Grill fish on top of French fries. Salad mixed with lettuce leaves that are not meant to be eaten. Lack of olive oil on feta hors d’oeuvres. No salt or pepper at table. Noise level was off the chart. Never again. Over priced for below average food.

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LH
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of our favorites in Winter Park!

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Bosphorous. It was around 12:30 and it was busy but we were able to get a seat for 7 people. I had the lamb shank for lunch and everyone else chose a variety of appetizers and shish kebabs. I was pleased with my meal. It was very tasty and the meat was Fall off the bone. Everyone in my party says it was the perfect choice to come to Bosphours and they all loved their meals. The appetizer special was a bit pricey and I would not have paid $21 for the combo plate but everyone really loved it. We had separate tabs and one thing that pleasantly surprised me is the waitress split the cost of the appetizers evenly between 3 couples so no one got stuck paying $21 for an appetizer platter. Our waitress was very accommodating and kept up with our needs. We will definitely be coming back again to try different food.

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NA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. I ordered the mixed platter and the Turkish Syrah blend red wine bottle. Everything was very delicious. Best Turkish restaurant in Orlando.

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JD
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

yes...and we are already planning our next visit for later this month

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant in the heart of Winter Park. Moussaka is superb. We enjoyed the lamb kabobs, calamari, feta wrapped in phyllo. The humus is ordinary. The pistachio gelato with whipped cream is wonderful. Portions are generous. Our only criticism is the long wait for each course. Other tables seemed to get their food in a more timely manner. Despite this, we look forward to dining there again.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious and great service - but too loud in the middle seating area.

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

For a number of years I would find a reason to drive the 40 miles to go to this restaurant but not any more. The tabouli recipe changed from what it was to something unrecognizable and tasteless. The esme was still wonderful but wasn’t worth the high cost and our bread was crunchy and hard. I had a chicken and veggie sauté for a change and it was okay. Our server was good but our main course came out too soon and we were jammed up on the table with too many dishes. I will still suggest this restaurant but I won’t be back.

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MA
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in WP with relatives and on my suggestion went here. It was a big hit. We had the sample appetizer and the mixed grill. Every thing was excellent. We don’t come this way often but always come here when in town. Special place.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service & atmosphere. We were late arriving & restaurant was terrific about accommodating us. Would go back in a minute!

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