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Cafe Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine

3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219-6117
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Dekalb, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My wife and I had an excellent meal a week ago at this restaurant. The interior was very warm, with lots of beautiful wood, and the service was good. I had the Ribeye Kabob, which was excellent but there should have been a few more vegetables. My wife had Moussaka, which she thought was good, but a little lacking in... More 

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181 reviews 181 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Nice place but food was just okay. Hummus smoothly blended but boring. Moussaka was okay. Rice pudding was good. I expected better. Not bad, just okay.

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Found this after a search on TA. Was not disappointed. Great food, awesome service and a nice quiet eating experience. Had the eggplant lasagna (type)dish. Great decoration and music as well. Will go back again.

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Knoxville, TN
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is the best Mediterranean food I've ever had!!! Everything was great from the bread & pesto, to the appetizers and Kabob main course. I even tried Turkish beer....well, I'll stick to Belgian beer :) but the food can't be beat for tasty goodness....and it's GOOD for you! Don't hesitate to eat here if you're tired of the standard fare... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have eaten here several times. We usually end up getting several small plates to share. Love their baba ghanoush. It is quiet and the service has always been good.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Outstanding Mediterranean food. I had marinaded swordfish kebabs, which comes with a small side salad and side of rice, and stuffed grape leaves. My wife had doner (lamb?) with rice and a side of hummus. It was great. Atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing. The restaurant is tastefully decorated in a Turkish theme, a welcome change from the chain restaurants. The... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I had not tasted Mediterranean food in a very long time and when I walked past "Istanbul" on Worth Avenue, I had to walk in. The portions are generous so I only ordered a sampler cold appetizer platter with typical Turkish delights. I was not disappointed. My husband generally does not feel very adventurous when it comes to international foods,... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great food, lovely setting (especially on the terrace), professional staff, clean facility, what more could anyone ask for! Cafe Istanbul has been around town for a number of years, but this location and the current chef will be hard to top. The menu is varied and reasonably priced. Our friends chose to order multiple hors d'oeuvres and split an entree,... More 

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Columbus, Ohio USA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had recently spent time in Istanbul and loved the food there, so we were eager to see how this place compared. The food was here was authentic Turkish and outstanding. Kebabs are very good. Nice quiet atmosphere with Turkish rugs displayed on the walls. Service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely go back to Cafe Istanbul!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Great dinning experience at Cafe Istanbul! Located in the shops of Easton. The decor was lovely. We had a relaxing dinner. Selections were well prepared. Calamari appetizer was nice and tender with a touch of lemon served with yogurt sauce. Our table also had entrees of lamb shish kabob, and chicken kabobs. Both served with rice and grilled vegetables. I... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine

Address: 3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219-6117
Phone Number: 614-473-9144
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish

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