A nice warm welcome by friendly owners is just the beginning of a fantastic Turkish experience at Bosphorus Istanbul Café. Winning the categories’ inaugural award, Bosphorus is a cozy place to enjoy a calming, international themed lunch. Freshly made hummus served with warm pita chips make for a perfect appetizer. Entrees are plentiful, from baba ganoush to doner kabob. And don’t forget desert where baklava is the only way to go.
935 S. East St, 974-1770, www.thebosphoruscafe.com
2nd: Canal Bistro
3rd: Istanbul Cafe