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Meze By Lemon Tree

#63 of 11,346 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Beyoglu
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Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 252 83 02
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6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Definitely worth a visit. Staff are lovely and the food is so tasty. We shared the calamari appetiser, was a very generous portion and it was delicious. For mains lamb and beef and just couldn't fault either, cooked to perfection and again very tasty. We shared a bottle of red wine and litre of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Clarabelle710
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit. Staff are lovely and the food is so tasty. We shared the calamari appetiser, was a very generous portion and it was delicious. For mains lamb and beef and just couldn't fault either, cooked to perfection and again very tasty. We shared a bottle of red wine and litre of water, the whole bill was just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Meze is in a good, unpretentious, no-fuss location. It offers fresh, traditional meze dishes with a fine-dining twist. Some of them - most of them - were truly fantastic, such as the ceviche of fish and the shrimp casserole and the fried aubergine cold starter. Some were only so-so - the beef cold starter, for instance, and the traditional hot... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Meze came highly recommended by our tour guide. We managed to get an earlier reservation (book early, it's not a big place) for a 6:00 dinner. We had the tasting menu, which enabled us to try a broad selection of menu items. Among the cold appetizers (you can choose 5), the ceviche, braised anchovies and the stuffed green pepper were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Meze by Lemon Tree is across the street from Pera Palace. It's a small restaurant with a great selection of mezes. We didn't have reservations but they made room for two. We had yogurt, eggplant, smoked salmon stuff green pepper, and sea bass cerviche. The eggplant and sea bass cerviche were amazing. For our main entrees we had the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A small restaurant, but a big in taste. We tried the various dishes and did not find anything we did not like. The cold starters are all good. We thought that the lamb chops and the beef strips on a skewer were the best! The service was friendly and efficient. The menu for two is, not cheep, but value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is really good but the location is definitely not up to it. By the way I reccommed you go there. But I didn't order the wine there... it would be way more expensive than your whole meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely food and great service. We were a group of 8 and the waiter put together a great meal and recommended very good wine to go with the food. Great value!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

On our last evening in Istanbul, we decided to splurge and have dinner here. The food was quite good, but very expensive compared to other places. The mezes were quite good and fresh. Restaurant has open airy feel but warm inside as AC not very strong. Vehicle traffic quite close, so noisy if sitting near the window.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The best Meze we had in Istanbul. Lovely relaxed restaurant with a great choice of dishes and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food is truly amazing. A very small, simple space. It is all about food. Would recommend to avoid having a very late dinner there as you will be served what's left in the kitchen.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: 0212 252 83 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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