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“Our party of 7 loved it.”
Review of Istanbul Cafe - CLOSED

Istanbul Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$22
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Istanbul Cafe will bring the authentic flavors and smells of kitchens right out of Istanbul, and straight to your table. Located in downtown Cincinnati Istanbul Cafe offers a unique dinning experience in a city spotted with chain and corporate restaurants. This family owned and operated restaurant will please foodies and eclectic dinners alike. The atmoshere here is simple and to the point all about the food, Turkish rugs, photo's, and mirrors dot the dinning room and turquoise walls.
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our work group went to Istanbul Café today to celebrate a co-worker's birthday. None of us had been here before, but we loved it and will be back! We started with the Babaganoush (eggplant with spices dish) and hummus appetizers. They and the pita bread served were outstanding. From lentil soup, the mixed greens salad, gyros and chicken and lamb kebabs everything was wonderful. Of note, the service was also friendly, willing to answer our questions, fast and efficient. Loved it, sorry I hadn't been before now.

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Thank aklaw
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5 - 9 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 5 November 2016

The falafel, hummus and cabbage rolls are truly great. The Instanbul Cafe also have reasonably priced wine. The service is very good. The atmosphere the day we were there could only be improved by more diners. i am not sure what they could do better.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The resturant decore is nice and simple.. it was quite not crowded.. it is located in the down town cincinnati,
We ordered Falafel, Iskandar Kabab and Chiken kabab they were great and delicious.. the service is very good.

Thank Salma J
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Okay- I had high hopes for the restaurant and my findings are a mix. The environment is beautiful- white linens, delightful waiters. I ordered the tzazki and flatbread with the red wine from Turkey to start. Absolutely wonderful. I ordered the cabbage rolls for my entree'. The cabbage rolls were pretty good but the vegetables were mushy. I would go back again but order a different entree'. Definitely like the restaurant.

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Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

It was across the street and we were cautious. But the waiter was quick to explain the dishes explained. We all ordered different meals. All were in for a taste treat. All dishes were slightly spicy, but not excessive.

Thank ElmerPa
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