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    3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
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    Cafe Istanbul

    4.4 (41 ratings) • Mediterranean • $
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    3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219
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    $ • Mediterranean • Greek • Vegetarian • Healthy • Group Friendly
    • Picked for you
        • Shepherd Salad
          Diced Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, and parsley, tossed with red vinegar and olive oil. Gluten friendly.
        • Chicken Kebab
          Hand-cut chicken breast marinated in a special sauce and char-grilled. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
        • Sauteed Liver Cubes
          Cubes of tender calf liver sauteed with assorted herbs and spices, served with sweet red onions and topped with parsley and sumac.
        • Lamb Shish Kebab
          Tender lamb cubes are marinated in a special house sauce and char-grilled. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
        • Fillet of Atlantic Salmon
          Freshly grilled salmon fillet served with a mixed green salad and rice pilaf.
      • Top Menu Items
          • Hummus
            Pureed chickpeas with a hint of garlic, tahini, fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Gluten friendly.
          • Chicken Kebab
            Hand-cut chicken breast marinated in a special sauce and char-grilled. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
          • Adana Kebab
            Seasoned ground lamb flavored with crushed red peppers and grilled on flat skewers. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
          • French Fries
            Crisp golden brown french fries.
        • Beverages
            • 16 oz. Fountain Soda
            • 11 oz. Bottled Perrier
            • 16 oz. Bottled Water
            • 16 oz. Fruit Juices
          • Cold Appetizers
              • Hummus
                Pureed chickpeas with a hint of garlic, tahini, fresh lemon juice and olive oil. Gluten friendly.
              • Ezme
                Finely chopped tomatoes, onions, walnuts, and hot peppers, mixed in with olive oil and herbs. Gluten friendly.
              • Baba Ganoush
                Smoked eggplant puree flavored with tahini, olive oil and garlic. Gluten friendly.
              • Stuffed Grape Leaves
                Grape leaves stuffed with rice, raisins and flavorful herbs. Gluten friendly.
              • Tabuli
                Cracked wheat tossed with tomatoes, sweet onions, fresh peppers and parsley, then dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
              • Eggplant with Tomato Sauce
                Cubes of lightly fried eggplant are combined with fresh red peppers, onions and garlic, then covered in a homemade tomato sauce. Gluten friendly.
              • Pinto Beans
                Pinto beans with carrots and green peppers, seasoned with a light tomato-olive oil sauce. Gluten friendly.
              • Cacik
                A large side of freshly made yogurt seasoned with minced cucumbers, dill and a touch of garlic. Gluten friendly.
              • Labne
                Thickened homemade yogurt with fresh dill, garlic and walnuts. Gluten friendly.
              • Appetizer Sampler
                Combination of hummus, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, ezme, tabuli, labne, pinto beans, and eggplant with sauce
            • Hot Appetizers
                • Calamari
                  Fried rings of lightly breaded baby calamari served with a special taratora sauce.
                • Falafel
                  Croquette of chickpeas flavored with garlic, parsley, cilantro and served with a special tahini sauce.
                • Sigara Borek
                  Hot, flaky phyllo pastries filled with feta cheese, fresh parsley and basil.
                • Sauteed Liver Cubes
                  Cubes of tender calf liver sauteed with assorted herbs and spices, served with sweet red onions and topped with parsley and sumac.
                • Zucchini Pancake
                  Mixture of zucchini, feta cheese, dill, flour and egg, seasoned with spices, then served with garlic yogurt.
              • Soup
                  • Lentil Soup
                    Red lentils combined with pureed potato, celery, carrot and onion.
                  • Chicken Vegetable Soup
                    Diced chicken in a broth with carrot, mushroom, celery and garlic.
                • Salads
                    • Shepherd Salad
                      Diced Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, and parsley, tossed with red vinegar and olive oil. Gluten friendly.
                    • Mixed Green Salad
                      Fresh assorted field greens and crumbled feta cheese are tossed with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Gluten friendly.
                    • House Salad
                      Fresh seasonal lettuce with tomatoes, sweet onions, fresh peppers, sliced olives and feta cheese, dressed with olive oil and fresh lemon juice. Gluten friendly.
                    • Arugula Salad
                      Arugula mixed with field greens, dried cranberries, walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese, then dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. Gluten friendly.
                  • From the Grill
                      • Lamb Shish Kebab
                        Tender lamb cubes are marinated in a special house sauce and char-grilled. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
                      • Kofte Kebab
                        Ground lamb and beef patties are lightly seasoned and char-grilled. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
                      • Chicken Kebab
                        Hand-cut chicken breast marinated in a special sauce and char-grilled. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
                      • Chicken Adana Kebab
                        Seasoned ground chicken flavored with crushed red peppers and grilled on flat skewers. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
                      • Doner Kebab
                        Marinated, hand-carved ground lamb and beef grilled traditionally on a vertical rotisserie. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
                      • Adana Kebab
                        Seasoned ground lamb flavored with crushed red peppers and grilled on flat skewers. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
                      • Lamb Chops
                        Delicately marinated and char-grilled lamb chops topped with oregano leaves. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables. Gluten friendly.
                      • Mixed Grill Kebab
                        1/2 portions of chicken, gyro, adana, and shish kebabs. Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
                      • Kebab Combinations
                        Served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
                    • Kebabs with Yogurt
                        • Iskender
                          Slices of gyro kebab over toasted garlic bread, served with yogurt and tomato sauce.
                        • Adana Kebab with Yogurt
                          Seasoned ground lamb flavored with red bell peppers, grilled on flat skewers and served with an in-house yogurt, toasted garlic bread and tomato sauce.
                        • Lamb Shish Kebab with Yogurt
                          Tender lamb cubes are marinated in a special house sauce, char-grilled to perfection and served with a homemade yogurt, toasted garlic bread and tomato sauce.
                        • Kofte Kebab with Yogurt
                          Ground lamb and beef patties are lightly seasoned, char-grilled to perfection and served with an in-house yogurt, toasted garlic bread and tomato sauce.
                        • Chicken Kebab with Yogurt
                          Tender, juicy chicken kebab served with a homemade yogurt, toasted garlic bread and tomato sauce.
                        • Chicken Adana Kebab with Yogurt
                          Seasoned ground chicken is flavored with red bell peppers, grilled on flat skewers and served with a house-made yogurt, toasted garlic bread and tomato sauce.
                      • Vegetarian Selections
                          • Okra Stew
                            Fresh okra cooked with onions and garlic in a fresh tomato sauce and served with rice pilaf. Vegetarian, Gluten free.
                          • Vegetable Stew
                            Assorted fresh garden vegetables cooked in a fresh tomato sauce and served with rice pilaf. Vegetarian, Gluten free.
                          • Mixed Vegetable Grill
                            Grilled sweet peppers, eggplant, zucchini, asparagus, tomato, mushroom and sweet onion. It's served with rice pilaf and your choice of tomato sauce or yogurt. Vegetarian, Gluten free.
                          • Vegetarian Mousakka
                            Layers of eggplant, potato, carrot, zucchini, red and green pepper, and onion, topped with a bechamel sauce. It's then covered with mozzarella cheese, oven baked until golden brown, dressed with tomato sauce and served with rice pilaf. Vegetarian, Gluten free.
                        • From the Oven
                            • 3 Pieces Lahmacun
                              Thin crust dough topped with ground lamb and chopped garden vegetables.
                            • Sembusek
                              Homemade flatbread stuffed with mozzarella cheese, onion, tomato and ground lamb.
                            • Spinach Pide
                              Homemade flatbread topped with mozzarella cheese, tomato and fresh spinach. Vegetarian.
                            • Soujouk Pide
                              Homemade flatbread topped with mozzarella cheese and Turkish dried beef sausage.
                            • Cheese Pide
                              Homemade flatbread topped with feta cheese, mozzarella cheese and fresh tomatoes. Vegetarian.
                            • Gyro Pide
                              Homemade flatbread topped with mozzarella cheese and gyro meat.
                            • Chicken Pide
                              Homemade flatbread topped with mozzarella cheese, tomato, mushroom and grilled chicken.
                          • Sandwiches
                              • Gyro Sandwich
                                lamb and beef, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and pita bread. Served with a side of crisp french fries.
                              • Lamb Shish Kebab Sandwich
                                Lamb, tomatoes, onions, lettuce and pita bread. Served with a side of crisp french fries.
                              • Falafel Sandwich
                                Hand rolled falafel, lettuce, tomato, onion and pita bread. Served with a side of crisp french fries. Vegetarian.
                            • Seafood Specialties
                                • Shrimp Spinach Casserole
                                  Jumbo shrimp are baked with baby spinach and cream sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and served with rice pilaf. Gluten free.
                                • Grilled Shrimp
                                  Succulent jumbo shrimp skewered and grilled with garlic sauce. They're served with rice pilaf and a mixed green salad. Gluten free.
                                • Sauteed Shrimp
                                  Jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic, red and green bell pepper, and a mushroom cream sauce, then served with rice pilaf. Gluten free.
                                • Fillet of Atlantic Salmon
                                  Freshly grilled salmon fillet served with a mixed green salad and rice pilaf.
                                • Fillet of Tilapia
                                  Tilapia baked in a homemade sauce of mushroom, bell pepper, garlic, onion, parsley and dill. Served with rice pilaf and a mixed green salad. Gluten free.
                                • Swordfish Kebab
                                  Marinated swordfish cubes char-grilled on bamboo skewers over an open flame, then served with rice pilaf and a mixed green salad. Gluten free.
                                • Levrek
                                  Bronzini is grilled over an open flame, and served with a mixed green salad and rice pilaf. Gluten free.
                              • House Specialties
                                  • Karniyarik House Special
                                    Oven-roasted eggplant stuffed with seasoned ground beef, ground lamb, chopped tomatoes, green peppers, and herbs, then served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Gyro Special
                                    Smoked eggplant topped with thinly sliced gyro kebab and tomato sauce.
                                  • Lahana Sarma House Special
                                    Cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, herbs, ground lamb, and beef, topped with a fresh tomato sauce and yogurt. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Shepherd Casserole House Special
                                    Lamb sauteed with garlic, onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and special herbs, then served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Lamb Saute House Special
                                    Lamb cubes sauteed with tomatoes, onions, garlic and red and green peppers, then served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Okra Stew with Lamb House Special
                                    Fresh okra cooked with vegetables and tender cubes of lamb in a fresh tomato base; served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Okra Stew with Chicken House Special
                                    Fresh okra cooked with vegetables and tender cubes of chicken in a fresh tomato base; served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Mousakka House Special
                                    Tender minced beef and lamb layered between slices of eggplant and topped with a bechamel sauce. It's then topped with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce, oven baked until golden brown and served with rice.
                                  • Chicken Delight House Special
                                    Smoked eggplant topped with chicken and fresh tomato sauce.
                                  • Sultan's Favorite House Special
                                    Mashed smoked eggplant topped with marinated lamb and served with tomato sauce.
                                  • Chicken Saute House Special
                                    Chicken cubes sauteed with tomatoes, onions, garlic and red and green peppers, then served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Vegetable Stew with Lamb House Special
                                    Assorted fresh vegetables cooked with tender cubes of lamb in a fresh tomato sauce, and served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                  • Vegetable Stew with Chicken House Special
                                    Assorted fresh vegetables cooked with tender cubes of chicken in a fresh tomato sauce, and served with rice pilaf. Gluten friendly.
                                • Sides
                                    • French Fries
                                      Crisp golden brown french fries.
                                    • Rice Pilaf
                                      Tasty rice pilaf is a great complement to any entree.
                                    • Seasonal Vegetables
                                      Assorted seasonal vegetables cooked to perfection.
                                    • Side Yogurt
                                      A side of Cafe Istanbul's homemade yogurt.
                                    • Sliced Vegetables
                                      Assorted sliced vegetables.
                                    • Side Salad
                                  • Kid's Menu
                                      • Kid's Chicken Kebab
                                        Cubed chicken breast marinated in a special sauce and char-grilled to perfection.
                                      • Kid's Kofte Kebab
                                        Ground lamb and beef patties are lightly seasoned and char-grilled.
                                      • Kid's Adana Kebab
                                        Seasoned ground lamb is flavored with red bell peppers and grilled on flat skewers.
                                      • Kid's Filet of Tilapia
                                        Tilapia is baked in a homemade sauce of mushrooms, bell peppers, garlic, onions, and celery.
                                      • Kid's Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
                                        Mozzarella cheese is thickly cut and deep fried to perfection.
                                      • Kid's Chicken Adana Kebab
                                        Seasoned ground chicken flavored with red bell peppers and grilled on flat skewers.
                                      • Kid's Doner
                                        Ground lamb and beef is grilled traditionally on a vertical rotisserie, then hand carved.
                                      • Kid's Shish Lamb Kebab
                                        Lamb cubes are marinated in a special house sauce and char-grilled to perfection.
                                      • Kid's Mac and Cheese
                                        Tender macaroni noodles are covered in a rich and creamy cheese sauce.
                                    • Desserts
                                        • Baklava
                                          A traditional Turkish dessert made with sheets of phyllo dough stuffed with crushed pistachios.
                                        • Sutlac
                                          Classic rice pudding topped with cinnamon.
                                        • Kazandibi
                                          Homemade milk custard topped with cream and grape sauce.
                                        • Kunefe
                                          Shredded phyllo dough stuffed with sweet goat cheese and baked when ordered
                                        • Keskul
                                          House-made almond pudding topped with almonds and cream.
                                      Frequently asked questions

                                      What is the address of Cafe Istanbul in Columbus?

                                      Cafe Istanbul is located at: 3983 Worth Ave, Columbus, OH 43219, US , Columbus

                                      Is the menu for Cafe Istanbul available online?

                                      Yes, you can access the menu for Cafe Istanbul online on Postmates. Follow the link to see the full menu available for delivery and pickup.

                                      What are the most popular items on the Cafe Istanbul menu?

                                      The most ordered items from Cafe Istanbul are: Chicken Kebab, Hummus, Baklava.

                                      Does Cafe Istanbul offer delivery in Columbus?

                                      Yes, Cafe Istanbul offers delivery in Columbus via Postmates. Enter your delivery address to see if you are within the Cafe Istanbul delivery radius, then place your order.

                                      Can I get free delivery from Cafe Istanbul?

                                      Delivery fees for Cafe Istanbul vary. Just enter your delivery address to see the delivery fee for your location. You could always get free delivery from Cafe Istanbul with Postmates Unlimited.

                                      Can I pick up my order from Cafe Istanbul?

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                                      Can I schedule a delivery order from Cafe Istanbul?

                                      Some restaurants on Postmates allow you to schedule a delivery to show up at your location when you want it. At checkout, look for the option to select a delivery time. If it’s there, that means you can schedule your delivery from Cafe Istanbul.