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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Reservations

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  • 31
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  • 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
Authentic Turkish Cuisine

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Rawd S
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Marysville
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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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MSP
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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, Turkish, 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?