We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Istanbul

2455 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2442
+1 614-237-9920
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“kabob” (3 reviews)
“hummus” (4 reviews)
“dipping oil” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, European
$$ - $$$
2455 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2442
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (42)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Café Istanbul many times over the years, both for lunch and for dinner. The lunch menu has very reasonably priced appetizers, entrees and dessert. The dinner menu is a little bit more pricey, but the portions are quite large. I have...More

Thank gefilte63
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have eaten here several times. The owner is lovely and gracious and the food is excellent. The service is fast and supportive. I love the combinations of chicken kabab and kofta... the tea is great and the atmosphere is comfortable. It deserves to be...More

Thank Wes2008
Looking for a great restaurant?Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Ate at both the Easton location and the Main Street location within a month of each other. Both times service was good (but slightly dry and impersonal). Restaurant was clean and well decorated. But the food is why I'll come back. The hummus is delicious,...More

Thank artsiren
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Very good food, atmosphere, and service. Branch out and give it a try. If you're not familiar with this type of food simply ask the staff for help in ordering. Some things are spicy so be aware. Overall, very good.

Thank Cora D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Love Cafe Istanbul. The food is consistently delicious, they have a nice wine selection and the service is always great. They also have a nice outside patio.

Thank AnnSG
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We have been at this restaurant several times the food is wonderful. We love the lamb kebobs and the appetizers and excellent.

Thank ToddandMindy
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed all of the food we ordered at Cafe Istanbul in Bexley. The dips,and salads were light and full of flavor, and the kebabs were charred but tender. My kofte were especially good. The place wis really pretty in a very modern, wood-heavy...More

Thank DPW67
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Entrees were good but grape leaves were so so.Appetizer plates were not removed before entrees and had to ask waitress to remove them. Had a coupon for Instanbul Cafe for free appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees. There were 4 of us so no problem....More

Reviewed 25 June 2016

Stop by every time Im in C-bus. We ate on the patio with a cool breeze blowing. The turkish Gyro (Donner Kabob) is a wonderful combo if food.

Thank April C
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We've been here 3-4 times and liver very visit. The sampler platter is a great meal for 2, with incredible bread. Fresh, tasty, good service. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

Thank NobleEngineer
Nearby HotelsSee all 146 hotels in Columbus
Days Inn Columbus Airport
766 reviews
3.79 km away
Columbus Airport Marriott
368 reviews
4.51 km away
Staybridge Suites Columbus Airport
131 reviews
4.62 km away
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbus Airport, OH
307 reviews
4.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Graeter's Ice Cream
222 reviews
.41 km away
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
48 reviews
.76 km away
Johnson's Real Ice Cream
31 reviews
.62 km away
Moshi Sushi Bar
35 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
111 reviews
4.54 km away
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1,273 reviews
2.06 km away
Columbus Museum of Art
387 reviews
4.74 km away
Topiary Garden
224 reviews
4.62 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Istanbul staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2455 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209-2442
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-237-9920
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing