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Istanbul Cafe

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1450 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181 (Ditch Road)
+1 317-876-9810
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were searching all night for a decent place to dine while in town. And surprise !. All our efforts paid off. We were not disappointed at all. This place is a must if you are in Indianapolis.

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Thank Karen Dara D
Speedway, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

On a warm summer evening we dined outside at Istanbul Café. The server was exceptional! (He may have been the owner). We had a bean salad that sounded bland but was fantastic. We then had sampler of several meats that was too much to eat. The bread or flat bread provided with the dipping sauce was outstanding. We had a... More 

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Thank jbr4914
Tampa Bay area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

It was inexplicably empty as my sister and I enjoyed lunch specials and virtually had the restaurant to ourselves. I've spent 2 months in Turkey and this was authentic doner kebab (sliced, grilled rotisserie lamb) with very lightly seasoned rice and delicious seasonal vegetables.

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Thank Travel_mundial
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Best hummus in Indianapolis served with great pita. Great menu selection. Food is fresh and seasoned perfectly. Serving sizes are more than generous. One of the most overlooked restaurant on the north side of Indianapolis. Don't let this place slip through the cracks. Not many of its kind in Indianapolis and would hate to see it go. If you have... More 

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Thank Griff418
Zionsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We had a delightful dinner. The service was outstanding and the restaurant had a low noise level which is always a plus. As others have said, the food is very good and authentic.

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Thank EagleTravel29
Newburgh, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is my must visit restaurant when I go to Indianapolis. All meals are prepared to perfection. The owners are extremely hospitable and friendly. Try their mixed grill, Iskender Kebap, Kunefe!

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Thank gozses
Indianapolis, Indiana
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner. We had hummus as an appetizer and then had main courses. There were 4 of us and each of us enjoyed our dishes. The Turkish beer was a nice treat as well. It's a little more expensive but tastes freshly made. The service was friendly as well.

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Thank Gwen_Indy
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Recently, my wife and I had lunch at Istanbul Cafe with great satisfaction. I ordered DONER KEBAB, my wife ordered ADANA KEBAB. Both items were just superb. In the past we held two birthday parties and a community dinner out (26 people) there and all events were well done! For Indianapolis area this is a MUST GO place.

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Thank alexturgud
Carmel, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Delicious food, great service. I lived in Turkey as a child, and have fond memories of wonderful food, and Turkish hospitality. This restaurant serves generous quantities of both. The appetizer plate, baked eggplant, borek, and kebabs are all excellent.

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Thank acox2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The lunch specials there can't be beat, and the portions are more than generous. If you like this type of food, it's a must go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46260-2181
    (Ditch Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-876-9810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?