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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.

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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food

4.8

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4.5

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4.4

value

4.5

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
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Fun (15)
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Sunday Lunch (8)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great. Love it

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Bosphorous was wonderful, as always. With the cold weather, everyone was sitting inside but the wait staff handled the situation perfectly. The food never varies - it is always delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Service was good but the time between ordering and the food on the table was 1hr. Server said they were backed up but there were plenty of empty table.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, People Watching, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went for Christmas Day evening. Great as always. Always busy and the service is timely also.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went for Christmas dinner and had a fantastic meal, great service and tasty drinks.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, great service. A wonderful place to enjoy a authentic meal.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

All food orders undercooked. Bread was even raw and undercooked. Value not good. Will not be back.

Tags: People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic place to go as a couple or with a group. Food is fantastic and the service has always been excellent.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It was a little busy when we showed up. We were early for our reservation but they seated us quickly. We got prompt service and was treated very well

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent service and food. Our waiter Barak took care of us outside and then we asked for him inside. Excellent value during Happy Hour.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding as usual, so happy this location is back open!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food, big portion, good variety, great consistant flavor.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We always enjoy Bosphorus...love the distinctive Turkish cuisine...works best for meat lovers (savory kabobs). Pricing is reasonable for the fare. Might be noisy for some.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The chicken shish kabob was outstanding. Our waiter was wonderful.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Went here for my husband's 40th birthday. He loved it! The atmosphere was beautiful and the food was delicious. Both my husband and our guest had a wonderful time!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love the restaurant, food is great and waiters very knowledge of Turkish food ,, this is my 3rd time and we are planning to go back .

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fabulous food! Cocktails were OK. Service was OK, it was very busy - we would have bought more wine/cocktails with more frequent service. The food thought was absolutely AMAZING!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and great service. Very large portions. The lamb is amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is a great restaurant for authentic Turkish food. Every food on the menu is so delicious and is worth coming back for more.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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