Bosphorous Turkish restaurant opening at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel

interior of a bar with teal walls, leather seats, and an l-shaped bar.
Photo via Bosphorous - Winter Park

The Shops at Wiregrass is a hotspot for dining and retail in the Tampa Bay region. Its always anticipated Fresh Market is also a must attend event for those on the hunt for good produce. 2023 will be another banner year for new arrivals, one key debut is the expansion of Bosphorous, a restaurant renowned for its Turkish cuisine. They currently operate two restaurants in Orlando, one in Winter Garden, and another in Winter Park.

The Turkish food s carefully hand crafted by their experienced Chefs and their culinary teams. “At Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, we labor each and every day using only Halal meats which are fresh, never frozen,” write the owners. “The freshest vegetables, and most authentic Mediterranean  ingredients, many of which we import directly from Turkey, are used in our dips, salads, and side plates.”


A piece of baklava being pulled from a plate. It's topped with pistachio pieces.
Kunefe | Photo via Bosphorous
Lahmacun | Photo via Bosphorous

Bosphorous brings Turkish-style pizza to Tampa Bay

Chicken patties, lamb shanks, kebap options, veggie saute, and lamb kofte are key features on the Bosphorous menu. These dishes are served with rice pilaf and a fresh vegetable medley of pickled red cabbage, beets, carrots and red onions sprinkled with parsley and all topped with a freshly made Turkish vinaigrette.

Must try appetizers, according to a staggering list of 5-star reviews, include smoked eggplant, lavas (hollow bread), pan-fried zucchini patties, and lahmacun (Turkish style pizza). Celebrated desserts include pistachio baklava and Turkish pineapple delight, which features layers of moist yellow sponge cake, pineapple and mousse topped with white chocolate shavings.

You can view a full Bosphorous menu online. An opening date and official location at Wiregrass is still TBA. Make sure to follow The Shops at Wiregrass on Facebook for updates.


The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive

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