About Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park

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.

108 S Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Turkish, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Morse

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 644-8609

Website:
http://www.bosphorousrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Turkish Music featuring Aydin Kutluay. Turkish music is a wonderful blend of Turkish Flamenco (guitar) and a 130 stringed instrument called a Kanoon.

Music is available Thursday and Sunday nights from 7PM - 9PM. We also feature 2 for 1 martinis at this time.

Parking Details:
Located in the heart of the upscale Winter Park neighborhood the restaurant is fortunate to be within short distance of free parking. The parking is available on Park Avenue, Morse Boulevard, and the Amtrak Station (New York Avenue and Morse Boulevard).

Public Transit:
The Lynx bus system has multiple stops along Park Avenue, Fairbanks, and Morse.

Executive Chef:
Halil Ertane

Private Party Contact:
Nejla Ozturk: (407) 644-8609

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine - Winter Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

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4.5

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4.3

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4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Fun (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
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Healthy (8)
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Happy Hour (5)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

Sitting on Winter Park's Park Ave for Sunday lunch is always a delight. Food was yummy tasting and seemed so fresh, and wine was quite good. A very pleasant way to spend an hour or two catching up with a friend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was perfect!!! Best Turkish food!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The temperature inside the restaurant is ALWAYS entirely too cold. It is so cold that the rice dinner dishes disappointingly become all too cold before need be.

It forces me to always choose a Turkish hot tea when I would prefer a glass of wine. I have not even been able to sample the wine list which would increase your check average. I would frequent more as I live right in town, but the ambient temperature is always a contention when deciding to dine there

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was great but service was very slow. Our waiter forgot we ordered appetizers

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Absolutely amazing!! My first time there & I will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love the mixed plate to share/ it just feels to fun for everyday!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing food and service
Will be going back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We like this restaurant. We have eaten here a few other times and it has always been good.
The problem we had was with our waiter.
I had a coupon for two dinners with Wine, we went with another single lady but the waiter would not give us two checks. He also took my coupon from me when we sat down before I really had a chance to read it.
He told us that we could order any dinner we wanted except the combo platter.
When the bill arrived he charged us extra for our dinners and extra for our wine.
Even the Manager could not make this better. We will not be back.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We’ve dined at this restaurant many times over the years and find consistency in the quality of the food and service. We decided to have a lunch wedding anniversary celebration. We were seated at one of our favorite tables, were handed an Anniversary congratulations card along with our choice of a free dessert. Mary was an excellent server, everything about our dining experience was excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

As usual the food was superb...this place is consistently very excellent regarding their meals and presentation.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Once again just an awesome overall experience
I wish I lived in Orlando

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food, service and presentation. We always enjoy the Turkish wine with our meal. The plates are not only delicious but healthy and beautiful the way they are artistically presented. The stuffed cabbage rolls are one of my favorites. Baklava cheesecake was over the top!

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Tapas, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Spicy, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Casual, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food & great service. We eat there at least 2-3 times a month.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great experience for our date night. Just wish we could have gotten our requested seats. I’m not a fan of sitting in the middle, it’s very impersonal.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Dinner at Bosphorus is always a great experience. Not only is the food delicious but the wait staff are always pleasant. Glad you have reopened.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have dined at Bosphorus many times and it is always a great meal. The portions are huge, the food is fresh and very tasty. I usually get the Lamb Kofte and my wife gets the Lamb Saute. Both dishes are excellent. The servers are very knowledgeable and attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food. Great service. Waiter was very attentive. We recently returned from Greece and the lamb was just as great as the real deal- I think even better !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I love the Mediterranean food here, which is why I purchased a gift card from Costco. I'm going to guess that this restaurant regrets selling gift cards to their restaurant, because the waiter told us as soon as we sat down that would could not use our card if we ordered drinks as well. We had learned that the last time we were there, so this time, our plan was to close out our drink tab before ordering food. Our waiter wasn't crazy about this idea and said he was going to speak to the manager. I suggested he do just that, but that I was going to proceed the way I said I would: close our drink tab and then order food and use our gift card. Not happy with this attitude, but it went well, and we gave our water a very nice tip, regardless.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 9, 2017

very good and authentic. a bit pricey... Monday night was great as it wasn't to crowded..... can be very loud inside if crowded

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Appetizer -- minus caviar dip described on menu -- bread, three mains and overpriced wine -- $46 for a $10 bottle at Costco--- for $180 all in? Used to like this restaurant but the prices have gone over the top

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best Turkish restaurant! My sister visits from Chicago a couple times a year and insists we eat here because she thinks it's the best restaurant in Orlando and she can't find a better Turkish restaurant even in Chicago! She is trying to replicate their cabbage recipe, to no avail. Everything here is delicious! Favorites include Ezme, Baba Gannoush (and I don't even like egglplant!), Chicken Adana Kabob, Iskender Kabob, and Beef Kabob.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food and good quality. A bit noisy, but worth it. Try the lavash bread with the appetizer plate.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, Organic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Vegan, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Greg our waiter was well versed and did a wonderful job waiting on us tonight. The entire meal was excellent and didn't have to wait long to be seated

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Food and service were outstanding!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 6, 2017

One of my favorites! Been going for years and have NEVER had a bad meal! Large portions but more importantly, incredible food and service is always spot on!

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Disabled Access, Tapas
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Bosphorous is always a great meal and experience. Wait staff are always helpful and pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Bosphorous has an awesome happy hour every day 4-7pm, and you can't go wrong with menu items. I split the dinner for two with my husband, and it was enough to feed to active athletes who eat a lot and still have lunch leftovers the next day.
I'd definitely recommend trying several different dishes to split with friends so you can sample all of their awesome flavors!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We were surprisingly surprised with this new found place in our 2nd home city. Great food , authentic Turkish. We choose to have our anniversary dinner here, and wasn't disappointed.My wife was specially happy as they serve 'halal' meat , which was very important and I am sure for majority of Muslims. Manager of the shift ( unfortunately forgot the name) who was very nice to come around few times to inquire about our dinner , and also offered Baklava for our anniversary desert, which he ran to deliver to us on our way to the car , as we decided not to wait as restaurant got busy. I wish service would have been little better, but then they all were very busy. Over all we had a very good impression of this place , and we would recommend definitely ,as well as we will be back ourself.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Superb experience great food and great staff

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is delicious!! Veggies come with the entrees and they are so yummy. Even my husband who is not a huge veggies fan talks about them. Even you are not into veggies everything else is amazing!
You have to try it. We live in PAlm Coast and drive to Orlando to shop and eat at Bosphorous

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Nice turkish food. Spicy. Big portions.
Maybe too big. Good SERVICE. Wine by glass Was fine.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Love the food but was hard to carry on conversation because of the noise level

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Made a reservation for 645, no waiting, sat right down. Waiter excellent, food amazing. Only problem, sat in booth by front door, very noisy, people waiting for their table, understandable, but only inconvenience we incurred.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Healthy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Although quite pricey for regular visits, Bosphorous is our go-to restaurant for special occasions and for taking out-of-town friends looking for something different. The food is amazing, highly flavorful, prepared expertly, and, according to a friend who grew up in Turkey, spot on authentic. The prices may be on the high side, but the portions are huge and many of the dishes can be shared. The staff has always been top notch and knowledgeable of the menu. The noise level is rather high when they are busy so I wouldn't recommend Bosphorous for a quiet, romantic date but the patrons are generally happy they are dining there and the atmosphere reflects it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Friends birthday. They went above & beyond. Our server was so wonderful & made us feel not only welcome but special ❤️

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 8, 2017

We found this gem of a restaurant a couple of years ago and now whenever we visit the Orlando area it is a must stop. Fantastic Turkish cuisine. Lamb is outstanding, especially the shanks.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Always an excellent experience. The night we went seem to be more crowded than usual and we did have a wait, despite a reservation. We travel close to an hour to go here and would love to have a branch of this restaurant open near us.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious! The service and the hostess were friendly and helpful. Made the night much better! We were seated in the front of the restaurant where people congregate, so we constantly had people up against our table. We had a reservation and would have expected to have a table that should probably be reserved for a walk in, not a reservation. If it wasn't for the service, and the food being so tasty, this would not be a restaurant I would want to come back to! I need to ask for a table not in the entryway next time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The foods is very good, poor service and not frindly for kids.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Mississippi)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very tasty Indian food. Great place to celebrate graduation

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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