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Cafe Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine

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3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219-6117
614-473-9144
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the best for Med food

The atmosphere is very good. The non meat and meat dishes are excellent. For this kind of food there is not much competition though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Qasim K
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Zurich, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The atmosphere is very good. The non meat and meat dishes are excellent. For this kind of food there is not much competition though.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had a lovely dinner for 6 of us, with a variety of appetizers and entrees. It was all excellent. The ambiance was great for a group of people who wanted to talk as well as eat--not too loud, and very comfortable.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Lunch special is enough for two, and always consistently good. The pudding is delicious too! Service is attentive, and outdoor seating is preferred when possible.

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Toledo, Ohio
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Apparently I've never had Turkish Mediterranean food before, it was delicious. This place has dishes similar to what you would expect at a "traditional" Mediterranean restaurant, but then they put a slight Turkish twist on them. We all had wonderful meals and the service was prompt and attentive. Try the wonderful selection of red wines, I very much enjoyed some... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Cafe Istanbul remains one of Columbus's treasures. From beginning to end, the whole experience is extraordinary. The food is delicious and the service is warm and inviting. I drive two hours every month just to eat at Café Istanbul and it is always worth it!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Different from typical Mediterranean cuisine, and a delightful surprise of flavors. Attentive staff and good atmosphere for a quiet dinner alone with your beloved, or with your whole family.

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neohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As a former chef at a Mediterranean restaurant, I can attest, this food is just about perfect. Everyone in our party ordered a different plate, tapas style...and, we all went to town. Try the desserts, and have a bit of coffee. Very nice way to end the evening

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Hartford, Connecticut
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Yum yum gimme some! I really enjoyed my dining experience at Cafe Istanbul. The menu offers a wide variety of options to please any palate. I definitely recommend trying a variety of appetizers to start your meal. Babaganoush, hummus and pinto beans were all great. Instead of the typical pita triangles, we were served a homemade bread. The waitress also... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is not my first time here but my first review. My family had hoped to go to Cooper's Hawk on Christmas Eve bur they were booked solid. I did a happy dance because cafe Istanbul was OPEN! My family of 4 plus BFF went to dine and all were happy with food, drink, and service. We all had combination... More 

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Dekalb, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219-6117
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-473-9144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?