- $40 worth of casual Mediterranean cuisine at Café Izmir
- Tasty, healthy, and freshly prepared dishes
- View menu
- Widely beloved hummus
- Patio dining available
- Family owned and operated
- Not valid toward alcohol.
- Open for dinner only.
The Dallas Observer recommends Café Izmir, saying: > * Most Mediterranean restaurants are simply remiss for trying to compete with this East Dallas favorite. The Friday Date Night specials and Tapas Tuesdays are great draws, but for years the real attraction has been the consistently spot-on fare. Dip into the vibrant hummus and spicy eegra for a pre-dinner tease. – Dallas Observer
Yelpers and eight Citysearchers give it four stars, and TripAdvisors give it four owl eyes: > * Cafe Izmir’s food is so delicious. The hummus is my favorite, I have never tasted better hummus anywhere. – TXHoneymooner, TripAdvisor > * All the meats were perfectly cooked, and had a nice charred flavor to them. This was all served with a really flavorful rice pilaf dish… perfectly cooked with a little saffron. – ericakaye1, Citysearch
Cafe Izmir's homestyle Mediterranean menu, derived from a recipe book penned by the owners’ Mama Nazy, flaunts influences from Turkish, Lebanese, and Persian cuisines. Tapas-style plates engender feelings of sharing with citrus-spiked tabouleh and warmed eegra, a tomato-speckled dip of grilled baby eggplant. Mama Nazy’s beloved hummus, accented with a pinch of house spice blend, won the accolades of the Dallas Observer, which named it the city’s Best Hummus in 2010. Its garlicky aroma is so pronounced that the café also offers a Date Night hummus, garlic-free for more romantic tableside recitations of the Gettysburg Address. Carnivorous tastes can gravitate toward spice-marinated entrees off the grill, from quail served on honey-champagne couscous to lamb chops accompanied by sweet potatoes.
Cafe Izmir cultivates a warm, intimate environment with dim, crimson lighting offset by scores of dangling icicle lights. Plush booths form a perimeter around tables topped with marigold linens, which echo any sunny accents within paintings on a spotlit wall. On weekends, crisp Spanish guitar notes intermingle with the aromas in the air, and each month the café hosts a new exhibit of local art.
3711 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75206Get Directions