Cafe Istanbul

4.2 out of 5 
Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Full Menu
    11:00am to 10:00pm
  • Weekend Special Items
     

Popular Dishes

Hummus
Puréed chickpeas flavored with a hint of garlic, tahini, fresh lemon juice and olive oil
$5.95
Appetizer Sampler
Combination of hummus, babaganoush, stuffed grape leaves, ezme, tabuli, pinto beans, haydari and e...
$17.95
Calamari
Fried rings of baby calamari lightly breaded with flour and served with our special taratora sauce
$8.95
Sigara Borek
Hot flaky phyllo pastries filled with feta cheese, fresh basil and parsley
$7.95
Mixed Grilled Kebab
Half portions of chicken, doner, shish and adana kebabs
$27.95
Grilled Whole Fish
Bronzini grilled over an open flame, served with mixed green salad, tossed with olive oil and lemo...
$22.95
Mousakka
Tender minced beef and lamb layered between slices of eggplant and topped with a béchamel sauce. F...
$15.95
Baklava
A Traditional Turkish dessert. Sheets of phyllo dough stuffed with crushed pistachios
$6.95
Sutlac (Rice Pudding)
Our homemade recipe for this classic rice pudding dessert topped with cinnamon
$5.95
Kazandibi (Custard)
Our homemade milk custard topped with cream and grape sauce
$5.95

Cold Appetizers

Hummus
Puréed chickpeas flavored with a hint of garlic, tahini, fresh lemon juice and olive oil
$5.95
Appetizer Sampler
Combination of hummus, babaganoush, stuffed grape leaves, ezme, tabuli, pinto beans, haydari and e...
$17.95
Ezme
Finely chopped tomatoes, onions and hot peppers and walnuts mixed in olive oil and herbs
$5.95
Babaganoush
Smoked eggplant purée flavored with tahini, olive oil and garlic
$5.95
Stuffed Grape Leaves
Grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts, raisins and flavorful herbs
$6.95
Tabuli
Cracked wheat tossed with tomatoes, sweet onions, fresh peppers and parsley. Dressed with olive oi...
$5.95
Eggplant with Sauce
Cubes of lightly fried eggplant combined with fresh red peppers, onions and garlic in our homemade...
$6.95
Pinto Beans
Pinto beans with carrots, green peppers and diced potatoes, seasoned with light tomato olive oil s...
$5.95
Cacik
A large side of our freshly made yogurt seasoned with minced cucumbers, dill and a touch of garlic
$6.95
Labne
Thickened homemade yogurt with fresh dill, mint, garlic and walnuts
$6.95

Hot Appetizers

Calamari
Fried rings of baby calamari lightly breaded with flour and served with our special taratora sauce
$8.95
Sigara Borek
Hot flaky phyllo pastries filled with feta cheese, fresh basil and parsley
$7.95
Falafel
Croquette of chickpeas flavored with garlic, parsley and cilantro. Served with a special tahini sa...
$6.95
Sautéed Liver Cubes
Cubes of tender calf liver sautéed with assorted herbs and spices. Served with sweet red onions, t...
$8.95
Zucchini Pancake
Mixture of zucchini, feta dill, flour and eggs seasoned with spices and served with garlic yogurt
$7.95

Salads

Shepherd Salad
Diced Roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers and parsley. Tossed with red vinegar and...
$7.95
Mixed Green Salad
Fresh assorted field greens, crumbled feta cheese, tossed with olive oil and fresh lemon juice
$7.95
House Salad
Fresh seasonal lettuce with tomatoes, sweet onions, fresh peppers, sliced olives and feta cheese....
$7.95
Arugula Salad
Arugula mixed with field greens, dried cranberries, walnuts and crumbled feta cheese. Dressed with...
$9.95
Istanbul Salad
Iceberg lettuce with toasted almonds, dried apricots, dried cranberries, tomatoes and honey mustar...
$8.95

Soups

Mercimek Corba (Lentil Soup)
Red lentils combined with puréed garlic, celery, carrots and onions
$4.50
Chicken Vegetable Soup
Diced chicken in broth with carrots, garlic and mushrooms
$4.50

From the Oven

Lahmacun (Turkish-Style Pizza 3 pc)
Thin crust dough topped with ground lamb and chopped vegetables
$14.95
Cheese Pide
Homemade flat bread topped with feta cheese, mozzarella and fresh tomatoes
$13.95
Seafood Pide
Homemade flat bread topped with mozzarella, shrimp, tilapia, swordfish and black olives
$16.95
Soujouk Pide
Homemade flat bread topped with mozzarella and Turkish soujouk
$14.95
Blacksea Pide
Homemade flat bread stuffed with mozzarella, onions, tomatoes and ground lamb
$14.95
Gyro Pide
Homemade flat bread stuffed with mozzarella and gyro meat
$14.95
Spinach Pide
Homemade flat bread topped with mozzarella, artichoke hearts, tomatoes and fresh spinach
$14.95
Chicken Pide
Homemade flat bread topped with mozzarella, tomatoes, mushrooms and grilled chicken
$14.95

From the Grill

All items are freshly prepared, grilled over an open flame, served with rice pilaf and seasonal vegetables.
Mixed Grilled Kebab
Half portions of chicken, doner, shish and adana kebabs
$27.95
Shish Kebab
Tender cubes of lamb maintained In our special house sauce and chargrilled over open flame
$17.95
Köfte Kebab
Patties of freshly ground beef and lamb lightly seasoned and chargrilled over open flame
$14.95
Chicken Kebab
Cubes of chicken marinated in our special sauce and chargrilled open flame
$15.95
Döner Kebab (Turkish Style Gyro)
Hand carved marinated lamb and beef, grilled on a large vertical rotisserie
$15.95
Adana Kebab
Seasoned ground lamb flavored with crusted red peppers. Chargrilled on flat skewers over open flame
$15.95
Chicken Adana Kebab
Seasoned ground chicken flavored with crusted red peppers. Chargrilled on flat skewers over open f...
$15.95
Ribeye Steak Kebab
Tender cubes of ribeye marinated in our special house sauce and chargrilled over open flame
$18.95
Kebab Combinations
Choose any two half portions except mixed grilled and lamb chops
$18.95
Lamb Chops
Delicately marinated and chargrilled baby lamb chops topped with oregano leaves
$27.95

Kebabs with Yogurt

All Kebabs with Yogurt are served over garlic toasted bread and our homemade yogurt and tomato sauce.
Iskender Kebab
Slices of doner kebab over garlic toasted bread served with yogurt and tomato sauce
$16.95
Shish Kebab with Yogurt
$17.95
Adana Kebab with Yogurt
$15.95
Chicken Adana Kebab with Yogurt
$15.95
Chicken Kebab with Yogurt
$15.95
Steak Kebab with Yogurt
$17.95
Grilled Vegetables with Yogurt
$15.95

Seafood Specialties

Grilled Whole Fish
Bronzini grilled over an open flame, served with mixed green salad, tossed with olive oil and lemo...
$22.95
Shrimp Spinach Casserole
Jumbo shrimp baked with baby spinach and cream sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and served wit...
$21.95
Grilled Shrimp
Succulent jumbo shrimp, skewered and grilled with a garlic sauce. Served with rice pilaf and green...
$21.95
Sautéed Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic and mushrooms. The shrimp is topped with parsley, cream sauce and...
$21.95
Fillet of Atlantic Salmon
Grilled fresh fillet of salmon topped with a feta dill sauce, served with mixed green salad and ri...
$17.95
Filet of Tilapia
Tilapia baked in homemade sauce of mushroom, zucchini, bell peppers, garlic, onion, parsley and di...
$16.95
Swordfish Kebab
Marinated cubes of swordfish chargrilled on flat skewers over an open flame, served with mixed gre...
$19.95

Vegetarian Selection

Okra Stew
Fresh okra cooked with onions and garlic in a fresh tomato sauce served with rice pilaf
$14.95
Vegetable Stew
Assorted fresh garden vegetables cooked in a fresh tomato sauce served with rice pilaf
$14.95
Mixed Vegetable Grill
Grilled sweet peppers, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and sweet onions. Served with rice...
$14.95

House Specialties

Mousakka
Tender minced beef and lamb layered between slices of eggplant and topped with a béchamel sauce. F...
$15.95
Karniyarik (Stuffed Eggplant)
Oven-roasted eggplant stuffed with seasoned ground beef and lamb with chopped tomatoes, green pepp...
$14.95
Doner Special
Mashed smoked eggplant topped with thinly sliced doner kebab and served with fresh tomato sauce
$15.95
Chicken Delight
Mashed smoked eggplant topped with chicken and served with fresh tomato sauce
$15.95
Lahana Sarma (Stuffed Cabbage)
Cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, ground lamb and beef, mixed with herbs. Served with fresh tomato...
$15.95
Sultan's Favorite
Mashed smoked eggplant topped with marinated lamb and served with tomato sauce
$16.95
Shepherd Casserole
Lamb sautéed with garlic, onions, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, and special herbs served with rice...
$16.95
Chicken Sauté
Cubes of chicken sautéed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, red and green peppers. Served with rice pi...
$15.95
Lamb Sauté
Cubes of lamb sautéed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, red and green peppers. Served with rice pilaf
$16.95
Steak Sauté
Cubes of ribeye sautéed with tomatoes, onions, garlic, red and green peppers. Served with rice pilaf
$16.95
Etli Bamya (Okra Stew with Lamb)
Fresh okra cooked with vegetables and tender cubes of lamb in a fresh tomato base. Served with ric...
$15.95
Etli Turlu (Vegetable Stew with Lamb)
Assorted fresh vegetables cooked with tender cubes of lamb in a fresh tomato sauce and served with...
$15.95

Sandwiches

All sandwiches are served with Turkish bread, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and a side of fries
Doner Kebab Sandwich
$7.50
Chicken Kebab Sandwich
$7.50
Adana Kebab Sandwich
$7.50
Falafel Sandwich
$6.50
Chicken Adana Kebab Sandwich
$7.50
Shish Kebab Sandwich
$8.50

Desserts

Baklava
A Traditional Turkish dessert. Sheets of phyllo dough stuffed with crushed pistachios
$6.95
Sutlac (Rice Pudding)
Our homemade recipe for this classic rice pudding dessert topped with cinnamon
$5.95
Kazandibi (Custard)
Our homemade milk custard topped with cream and grape sauce
$5.95
Kunefe
Shredded phyllo dough stuffed with sweet goat cheese. Baked when ordered
$7.95
Keskul (Almond Pudding)
Our homemade almond pudding topped with almonds and cream
$5.95

Sides

French Fries
$2.95
Rice Pilaf
$2.95
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
$2.95

Traditional Drinks

Ayran (Yougurt Beverage)
$2.50
Turkish Tea
$2.25
Apple Tea
$2.25
Turkish Coffee
$3.25

Beverages

Coke
$2.25
Diet Coke
$2.25
Sprite
$2.25
Iced Tea
$2.25
Perrier
$2.25
Bottled Water
$2.25
Coffee
$2.25
Orange Juice
$2.50
Cranberry Juice
$2.50
Apple Juice
$2.50
Pineapple Juice
$2.50
Lemonade Juice
$2.50
Grapefruit Juice
$2.50

Currently Unavailable

Weekend Special

Lamb Shank
Baby lamb shank delicately seasoned. Wrapped with eggplant and baked in its own juice. Served over...
$17.95
Unavailable

About Cafe Istanbul

(614) 792-9190 • 6125 Riverside Dr, Dublin, OH 43017

Turkish cuisine is fresh and distinctively flavorful, carefully blending natural ingredients. Native to Mediterranean region.