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Bosphorus "meh" vote / cautionary tale


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Bosphorus "meh" vote / cautionary tale

chickendhansak | | Apr 18, 2011 11:02 AM

We took the recent Groupon to Bosphorus in Inman Square on Saturday night.

First of all, our 7:45 reservation turned into being seated at 8. It was a Saturday night and they were busy, so that didn't bother me, but unfortunately after we were seated the slowness increased. It was about 9:15 before we saw the mains, and the meze platter we ordered (all cold dishes that surely are just spooned out) didn't come until about 8:45; people near us who had not been seated until about ten minutes later had their appetizers well before we did. So, I wouldn't recommend going when they are busy, if at all.

The meze platter was an everyday mixture of houmous (pretty good), bland tsatziki, whipped eggplant, etc. Nothing to write home about but we were hungry at this point and finished it all.

I ordered the Iskender Kebab -- which nominally is a doner kebab and fries, if you read the online menu, which promises pita bread, french fries and sauteed vegetables. In practice this was a small portion of lukewarm shaved kebab loaf, on top of wet, spongy non-pita white bread croutons, no fries, with steamed carrots and broccoli! Oh, and a bland grilled green chile pepper. To be fair I don't think the in-house menu mentioned fries, but still, at $19 this was a big let-down both in terms of quality and quantity.

The missus had the "Adona" kebab which was a kofte kind of affair, with rice and vegetables -- a little better than the Iskender setup but not that much (maybe it seemed better because it wasn't cold) and again, at $17, quite a disappointment.

We didn't fancy being there past midnight for the desserts to arrive, so have nothing to report on that front.

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