>1450 West 86th Street (86th and Ditch), Indianapolis, IN 46260, (317) 876-9810
Delicious. Affordable. Its the fresh ingredient, fine food version of the other Greek and Turkish restaurants in the area. Carefully prepared Basmati rice and delicious sauteed vegetables accompany most items and are as carefully prepared as the entrees. I don’t know why Mediterranean food in this country has usually been translated into cheap, low value “food” but Istanbul Cafe is the exception.
While some of the items have been spiced-down for Hoosier tastes (lentil soup, tilapia, dolmathes)…the servers can help you navigate some full-flavored traditional selections (ezme, veal liver, doner kebab). The menu has a nice selection of vegetarian options, the bar is full and the wine list is large.