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“Quality Kebabs”
Review of Bosphorus

Ranked #2,098 of 22,516 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Neighbourhood: South Kensington
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Quality Kebabs”
Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

I would say that this is some kebab shop the meat is just something else i really do not no how they get such good meat iv been to loads of kebab shops round London being a black cab driver and this is the best easily a must try

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank sintillate5
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“Great doner kebab”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

A few minutes walk from South Kensington Underground station, and the Natural History museum, Bosphorus is a tiny Turkish restaurant, specialising in various types of kebabs, both Chicken and Lamb.

I discovered this place about 10 years ago and have returned almost every time I am back in London. My usual fare is the Lamb Doner Kebab. Today, being no exception, I ordered the extra large and was not disappointed. Fortunately I was able to get a seat outside, sitting on the pavement of a fairly busy road, but never mind. The interior is extremely narrow and, to be honest, this is not your conventional restaurant.

But it is the food that matters and I have never been disappointed. Highly recommended, and the staff are polite and friendly too.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank EoinOMurchu
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Great kebabs”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Awesome kebabs, just like in Istanbul. You get to choose between a number of freshly made shishes and a great big döner.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Martin R
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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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“Kebabs Excellent but Expensive”
Reviewed 16 August 2013

OK I'm not joking when I say that I ate here first as a uni student over 20 years ago! It was excellent quality even then but the prices have rocketed in recent years. They really ought to expand with a bigger sitting area or open new branches - reduce the price a little and I'd happily rate Excellent overall.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Sharan_Man
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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“Without doubt the best kebab place in I've been to”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

This place is the best kebab place I've been to in the UK.

Conveniently located near South Kensington station, this is not your run of the mill kebab shop you see on every corner that every Tom, Dick and Harry are running.

These guys know what they're doing. It apparently has quite the following, with postcards from customers from all over the world.

Not the biggest place with limited seating, but it's not designed to be a restaurant.You can taste the difference in the meat here. Turnaround is quick, the sauces are really good and they have excellent choice. Go for a mixed grill and you can't go wrong. They give a pitta bread and serve in a silver tray.

You might have to pay a bit more for a kebab (about a pound more), but it's absolutely worth it.
If you're in the area, there's a Maroush next door. Don't let the decor fool you, go for Bosphorus instead. Well worth it.

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank rudowm
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