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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.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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).
The Lynx bus system has multiple stops along Park Avenue, Fairbanks, and Morse.
Private Party Contact:
Nejla Ozturk: (407) 644-8609
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
The food is very good but very expensive. Atmosphere is cool to look at but crowded and noisy. Service was very good. The lavas bread that everyone talks about is 4.50 and is basically dry pita bread. And there are literally two bathrooms for the entire restaurant and there was a 10 minute line the entire time we were there. Was fun to try something new but we won’t be going back.
Seating was in the entrance and the staff kept the front door open allowing uncomfortable outside weather to enter restaurant making our dining experience seem like an unpleasant picnic. The guests waiting to be helped were right on top of our party while we tried to converse and dine...extremely uncomfortable. Lavash bread was under-cooked and 5 of the 6 meals were brought out together with the 6th apologetically delivered a good 10 minutes later... not the best service for a hot meal. We’ve been here multiple times and even sat at the same table one other time but this day was not worth it at Bosphorous.
Bosphorous was a great destination for a lovely Christmas dinner! the food was excellent--two of us had the salmon, another had a great chicken dish, and we loved the appetizers (calamari and baba ganoush). amazing bread. Service good and consistent, restaurant busy and a bit loud but still cozy enough to talk. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Have been here many times and will continue to return.
Christmas plans changed so needed to dine out on Xmas night... was able to land a 6:15 reservation the day before. Obviously, most restaurants closed on Xmas so the place was packed. Despite the hectic vibe, the staff service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly, made recommendations, checked on us or offered refills on every pass by the table. The manager also was friendly, making sure we felt comfortable with our table and the wait time, and even brought out the wine tasting flight (quite a nice presentation they do for that). They are proud of the Turkish wines and Turkish beers they have on their drink list.
The food was very good. My lamb dish was excellent. Wife's shrimp casserole was interesting -- more creamy & pasta than a casserole / rice dish as expected. Both dishes were served 'separated' where you could mix the entree/sauce into the rice or pasta as you liked, and they also checked on the spice level you wanted when you ordered.
Waiter made a good recommendation on our appetizer, suggesting a side order of tomato sauce for a dipping sauce for the Sigara Boregi we ordered. He was right, would have been a bit dry without it.
Dessert - 'Turkish pineapple delight' was a moist spongecake interlaced with pineapple slices. Came across as a pineapple upside down cake, without being too sweet or dry at all. And my wife tried Turkish coffee for the first time -- the espresso cup packing a power punch. Makes the morning coffeemaker pale by comparison. Very dark, thick and rich in flavor. Again, there was pride from the service both in us choosing to order it and when they delivered it.
It was definitely a good choice. First time for me for dinner. Had walked past during Sunday brunch time and saw it was always packed. Outdoor seating available for nice weather / fresh air too. Sits in the middle of the Park Ave area in downtown Winter Park, so good people watching. Dog friendly outside.
Our meal was delicious and our server Brian was very attentive. Great place to outdoor dine with a dog. The Turkish tea was a find! Great place to celebrate birthdays. They give the birthday person a free desert with a birthday candle. Open on holidays, so it is a great place if you don't have a big family event to attend. My go to place for special occasions.
The food and service were great! We had a reservation for a busy Saturday evening with a party of 7 and were seated promptly when we arrived. The service was timely and the food and cocktails were high quality. Even my fussy mother-in-law was satisfied. I would definitely go again.
Bosphorous never disappoints. My fiance and I can't think of a better (and somewhat adventurous) restaurant to take our friends, all of whom always tell us they LOVE their experience here. Food is so good, meat platter (with lamb and chicken) is my go-to. Waiters are always on point. Highly recommend for ANY occasion.
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
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.
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.
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!
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