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Cafe Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine

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3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219-6117
+1 614-473-9144
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm so glad that we decided to give this restaurant a try. We walked through the entrance and found ourselves immersed in the beautiful Turkish culture. The dining room was lovely, decorated in a traditional Turkish flair. Beautiful rugs and chandeliers adorned the walls and ceiling. There is also a beautiful display of Turkish serving platters and lamps that were... More 

Thank Mommamia1217
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The place has an amazing quality to transport you to enjoy the cuisine in a setting that enhances your dining pleasure to the maximum!

1 Thank James T
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253 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

When we are in Columbus and craving some Mediterranean food, we head to Cafe Istanbul! One of my favorite dishes is the moussaka and the large sampler platter. The ambiance is awesome as well. Highly recommend!

Thank TomGrandy
Dublin, Ohio
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392 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is solid Turkish food. We came here as a big party and the service was excellent and the food was pretty good. For appetizers we had the hummus and the baba ghanoush. I personally liked the Hummus a lot, and not the baba ghanoush so much, my wife had exactly the opposite response. For the main meal, I got... More 

Thank Ness S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Every time I have to drive from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati, I take a detour through Columbus just to eat at this restaurant. The food is really tasty, and the ambiance unparalleled for North East USA. The only thing that I don't care for are the desserts because I have tasted much better.

Thank Alfreds_Daughter
Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Anytime we our travel takes us to Columbus Ohio, we go to this restaurant. It is at Easton Shopping area. It is by far the best. You will not be disappointed. Our server today was a Morrocan gentleman--Anass. He is a delightful person with a great sense of humor. We were there at lunch and the lunch portions are truly... More 

Thank Mukund P
Livonia, Michigan
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Thank you Cafe Istanbul! My friends and I always meet here on a Sunday afternoon when I'm in town . It's very cultural and great food that taste Beyond amazing . The staff are very helpful and accommodating and I loved that the managers walk around the tables and say hello , that's a big plus in my book .... More 

Thank hyatj2016
United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Delicious Turkish food! Recently here for a small family gathering - we sat in a sort-of secluded booth. Reservations because it was a Saturday, and in a busy shopping area! Amazing babaganoush and hummus. Lamb dishes highly recommended. Grilled vegetables excellent. Stews a bit tomato-heavy but still tasty. And the cocktails are also good. Matching or even exceeding the food... More 

Thank VeraTravels
North Canton, Ohio
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

My wife (who hails from Turkey) and I have dined at Cafe Istanbul numerous times over the years. Always exceptional meals with impeccable service. Not to be missed are the kebab selections. We also love the pide and lahmacun (Turkish pizza). Much larger selection of Turkish cuisine than most other Turkish restaurants we've been to elsewhere in the U.S. And... More 

Thank GeoffElliott
Wapakoneta, OH
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Just love this place. Haven't been able to get here but a few times due to distance, but everything time has been delicious and me wanting more than I can eat! Have been here for lunch and dinner, service has been good with place being clean. Love the view out the window.

Thank Cathy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219-6117
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-473-9144

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