Bodrum Bistro

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$30 and under
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Turkish
Homestyle fresh and cooking for daily, healthy and testy.
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3.1based on recent ratings
3.3
food
3.3
service
2.9
ambience
3.2
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50% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food, accommodating staff but very noisy, particularly for a small restaurant.

AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This restaurant was much better before their recent remodel. Wish they had the old menu back, this one was a downgrade.

l
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The restaurant is under new ownership and they do not have a liquor license yet; however they were just fine with us going to the wine store next door to purchase some! Food was excellent with good sized portions. The lamb chops were fabulous. Very attentive service, although it was very quiet.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant is closed...

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu on Open Table and the website was not what the restaurant actually carried. Food was decent just not what was anticipated. Waitress didn’t know the menu well. Had to restate several times. Owner was very personable.

t
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal there and you could see that the new owner was enjoying himself

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed for renovation. No note of that on Open Table

R
Seattle
134 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed for remodeling when we arrived!

No indication on Opentable of their closure.

OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It's too bad this restaurant is actually closed. Birthday celebration fail. Also, still got a re- information text prior, which added insult to injury. If they ever do reopen, I won't be trying

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when we arrived for our reservation.

V
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, the restaurant did not care to notify Open Table that they were actually closed for two weeks. We made the reservation the day before, and drove from downtown Seattle only to find the restaurant closed. Visiting from out of town, we were looking forward to eating at this restaurant. It is the first time I have experienced such an unprofessional lapse in restaurant reservations. There was neither any notice of the closure on their website, nor an update on googlemaps.

I
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I am torn about this place because I liked the food but the service was terrible that evening. The waiter was so lost and didn't know what he was doing. My boyfriend and I sat at our table for over 30 minutes while the staff was scrambling. Finally I asked for water and let the owner know that we have been sitting without service for over 30 minutes. He apologized and checked with us a couple of times after. Since the food was pretty good, I would be willing to come back and give it another chance. I liked that they had a good selection of Turkish wine. It felt like a true Turkish cafe.

S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. The food is outstanding- each dish prepared carefully and with perfect spices. The service was great and very personal. We had an eggplant dish, a special with eggplant and beef and a dish with lamb and rice. We are all very happy. The house wine is delicious and the carafe size is generous. Such a great dinner!

RH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the food, the setting and the service. We felt very lucky to have the place to ourselves. We had hoped to go back a second time but ran out of time. We were visiting from another state and were so pleased with your service. We will come back!!

Russ and Jeanne

S
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

how great experience! It's brithday of my boyfriend.I meticulously selected this for him. Every dish is fantanctic. We had wonderful and memorable time. Thank you for your service!

NS
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to have dinner here! The people who work here, the food the ambience, the baklava (!) all make this an enjoyable experience that I want to repeat!

f
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal, Wow!
If only it weren't so loud when lots of people are there.

MF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Modest portions were enough to satisfy.

DB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was FANTASTIC !!! Such a quaint little place with a family feel to it. Awesome service as well. Highly recommend this place to anyone. 👍🏼

SF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly staff, incredible food. You can see the chef in the open kitchen and his enthusiasm in creating beautiful, subtly flavored dishes is palpable. We have been here many times and have brought many friends here, and they never disappoint. The stuffed eggplant is my favorite, and so are their Friday/Saturday only specials.

DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The space is a bit cramped and you may get a draft if you happen to be near the front door. But the service is first-class and the food is a revelation.

d
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I initially chose this restaurant because I had never had Turkish food before. The couple we went with are adventurous as well. When we arrived, the owner, Biersanna (I probably spelled that wrong), greeted us with a big smile and was super helpful when going over the menu and specials, since we had never eaten there before. The wine was great and the food came out relatively quickly. I recommend getting a reservation, because the restaurant is intimate and it filled up quickly! We will definitely come back!

c
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food at Bodrum Bistrot is wonderful. Unfortunately, the noise level on a busy evening is terrible. It is not possible to easily converse with people at your own table. It was a relief to leave as early as possible. We had planned on desert and leisurely coffee but two of our party of four could no longer stand the noise so we left and ended our evening with a conversation on the sidewalk. I wish this restaurant would invest in some ceiling or other materials to take down the noise level. We will not be coming back with these friends, even tho the food was excellent.

R
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Exceptional food, such a good value during Seattle Restaurant Week. My husband is a foodie and he rated the stuffed eggplant very highly. I enjoyed the meatballs, entirely unlike American meatballs. My waitress took extra care to be sure my meal was gluten free. She was lovely. it was noisy but they were busy. A fine meal-we will return.

J
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a small but well organized neighborhood restaurant. The food is great and there is a variety of choices for any pallet. They are attentive and receptive to diners wishes. Really nice ambiance and we will go again.

MT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very charming place. Server was super helpful, even split a glass of wine to two glasses for us so we can each have our own wine glass (we didn’t want to drink too much). We ordered an appetizer combo plate which allowed for up to 4 choices of appetizers, and every one of them was delicious. I especially enjoyed it here because everything was delicately flavored instead of the heavy seasoning that can be found in too many restaurants. The restaurant is small and was filled up throughout the evening. It is good to see that they are doing well. I will definitely be back again to try all the other dishes.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants... Excellent, authentic Turkish food, and the owner is warm and delightful. Wonderful place.

BH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

KA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We really enjoyed our waiter, Goody, who recommended fantastic dishes and was a great conversationalist about the culture in Turkey. We will be back!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a nice and cutely decorated Turkish restaurant. The waitstaff and owner are very accommodating and friendly. The food is impeccable and very tasty. The atmosphere gives you a wonderful Turkish experience. I was looking for a restaurant to eat, and when I was looking I found that they had the diners choice award!! So I decided to check this place out, and I was so impressed by the friendliness, the welcome and attention I received by the owner and waitstaff. The owner even made me Turkish coffee and read my fortune!! I have to say, I never have found a better restaurant in my life. You will not be disappointed!

DM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would I recommend Bodrum Bistro to a friend? I have already recommended it to every friend in Seattle.
I was born and raised in Turkey, but I've lived in the US since I was a teenager, thirty years this summer. I've had Turkish food (and Greek, Lebanese, Syrian, Persian, and Moroccan food) all over the US: NYC, Nashville, LA, Portland, Boston, Philly, and so on.
Bodrum Bistro is my favorite. It's like being back home (even though I'm not from Bodrum or anywhere in the Aegean region). They have the stuff I miss _and_ the stuff I hadn't thought about in decades; it all tastes really good. I've gone there with friends who are German-American, Indian-American, etc. They loved it, too.
Don't skip dessert.

t
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good Turkish food.
Best stuffed grape leaves I've ever had, which is saying something cuz I don't really even like them until I tasted these.
We also had the meza plate with hummus, carrots and yogurt (great), red pepper spread; then main course of lamb kabobs and the stuffed eggplant. Nice presentation too, attaching picture of eggplant but it's a bit dark. All was very good. Husband had rice pudding for dessert and it was excellent.
Everything we had was spot-on for taste, waitress was very friendly.
We would definitely return.
Portions are moderate which I like because I don't like to take food home and I don't like to overeat but I would suggest you order an appetizer plus a main. Prices matched perfectly--- under $10 for appetizers and $15-18 for main dishes.

A
London
64 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and vegetarian/gluten-free friendly.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will going back again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing meal, super friendly and helpful waitress - in general a great experience and great food

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there yesterday, it was awesome. We had such an amazing experience. We got a meze platter to start. We had cheese pastry, stuffed grape leaves, lentil patties and humus. Loved each of them. Then we got Iskender Kebab which is weekend special and Dumplings. I tried Turkish food before but these dishes were just wonderful. The server who is friendly and hospitable guy recommended us to drink Turkish traditional alcohol, they call it Raki. That was really sth different, you def should try that. Owner took care of us so much, she is energetic and she wants to make sure that everyone feels well there. And then we ate the most delicious pistachio Turkish Baklava we’ve ever eaten. You have to try that one as well. I highly recommend you to visit there and enjoy your time.

TV
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I've traveled in Turkey and this is the most authentic and flavorful Turkish food I've found in Seattle. This place is a real gem. You can follow them on Instagram (@bodrum.bistro) to track specials.

MK
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked Bodrum Bistro on a whim - it was close to the show location and had an open spot for 6 - and were pleasantly surprised. Appetizer plates were small portions but perfect for sharing, my wife appreciated the many Veggie options, my dumplings were delicious, and the Baklava was delicious. Highly recommended for a Wallingford visit.

l
Shropshire
110 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food and service-
We love food from Turkey but it has been difficult to find one in greater Seattle area.
It was good but nothing like what we ate in Vancouver, Canada or in England.

S
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Mediterranean food I've ever eaten. The falafels were very moist and delicious. I highly recommend them. The mezze platter was phenomenal. I'm thrilled we found this place.