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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cafe Istanbul

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2455 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209
+1 614-237-9920
Website
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 36: English reviews
Morgantown, West Virginia
Level Contributor
113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 way, and the service was very professional. We'll definitely be back, probably for an evening... More 

Helpful?
Thank DPW67
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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. Showed it to waitress who took our drink and appetizer order and she said okay.... More 

Helpful?
Thank MLARKIE
Tallmadge, Ohio
Level Contributor
39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank April C
Noblesville, Indiana
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank NobleEngineer
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

The doner kebab and babaganoush is the best I've had. I've yet to have a meal here that wasn't absolutely delicious. Really friendly staff too.

Helpful?
Thank Clarkie_T
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Service was a bit slow as others mention but the food was incredible and the patio was great. I will definitely be going back.

Helpful?
Thank andy47355
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This favorite spot serves delicious mediterranean food and reasonable prices. The bread is warm and wonderful, too, so be sure you don't turn it down!

Helpful?
Thank Julie H
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

I truly enjoyed the food. We had Baileys Rum-Yum, Calamaria, Shish Kebab & Mixed Grill Kebab. All tastes good.

Helpful?
Thank Arul P
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Cafe Istanbul has a great patio and good food, but every time we go, the service is very slow and we have to ask for items. If the service was better we would frequent more often.

Helpful?
Thank aimers1175
Level Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Came here for work lunch. Very nice lunch menu. You get a choice of starter, main dish and dessert (no choice here) for around $10. Great deal. I had Tabuli as a starter then Doner Kebab for main. Rice pudding (?) was dessert of the day. I tried my friend's hummus. It was very fresh as well. Sun-dried tomatoes gave... More 

Helpful?
Thank HappyGoGo1234

Been to Cafe Istanbul? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2455 East Main Street, Columbus, OH 43209
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-237-9920

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Istanbul staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?