Eating is necessary for survival, just like sleeping or carving yourself companions out of large pieces of wood. Don't just survive—thrive with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for $25 worth of Mediterranean food, valid any day of the week
- $14 for $32 worth of Mediterranean food, valid Sunday–Thursday
The dinner menu at the BYOB restaurant includes appetizers such as grape leaves stuffed with rice and pine nuts ($6.50), and main courses such as char-grilled chicken kebabs ($14) and baked eggplant topped with ground lamb, bell peppers, and tomatoes ($16). Vegetarian and vegan options include a falafel plate with fried chick peas, assorted vegetables, an istanbul salad, and hummus ($12).
The aromas of fresh-baked pita in clay ovens, char-grilled kebabs, and homemade baklava mingle and waft through Istanbul Cafe's bright turquoise dining room replete with Turkish wall hangings. To ensure authentic Mediterranean and Turkish flavors, the chefs do as much food preparation in house as possible, from spearing fresh kebabs daily to hand making desserts from scratch to carving gyros meat right off a spinning gyroscope. The baked eggplant comes stuffed with lamb, tomatoes, peppers, and and herbs served with sauteed seasonal vegetables and basmati rice. Seated around tables, patrons may sip steaming mugs of turkish coffee and tea or uncork their own bottles of wine toted from home.
The service was fantastically fast and the servers are very nice and extremely knowledgeable about the menu.Channing N., Yelp, 2/25/13
This is a great restaurant for downtown and I hope that I'll have many more opportunities to stop inChad F., Yelp, 5/14/12
93% of 347 customers
“Good waiter and good food!”
“I love the food and the appetizer was fantastic.The waiter and waitress were very friendly.”
“Great food with a nice relaxing atmosphere.”
Central Business District
628 Vine St
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202