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Meze By Lemon Tree

#69 of 11,445 Restaurants in Istanbul
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 37
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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
Amazing!

We went here for dinner over the Easter weekend. Amazing food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended! Best food we had in Istanbul. Must book as it gets very busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner over the Easter weekend. Amazing food, great service, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended! Best food we had in Istanbul. Must book as it gets very busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Meze by Lemon Tree is a small quaint restaurant in the heart of Istanbul. Choice of dishes is restricted and extremely fresh. All items on the menu were delicious however do not expect any service with a smile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Food is delicious, has good wine and good service. Make sure to make reservation as it is very small and very busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is totally happening - packed the night we met and having to turn away walk ins. The food portions are very generous and the preparation is not too fussy. We started with a mixed meze (we chose three and the waiter selected another for us) which included anchovies, ceviche, spicy eggplant and zucchini in yogurt, followed by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My partner and I enjoyed a lovely dinner in Meze by Lemon Tree on our recent four-day trip to Istanbul. For once, I'd only made one reservation and this was it. This is a very small, busy restaurant of the type that you can find in a major city, for example New York City. We had the degustation menu for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I came again in April 2015 as I already visited this restaurant in the past. Nothing change very good meze and good wine list. It's good to see that some chef can keep the same level of excellence. I really enjoy this place. Highly recommended

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This restaurant has an exceptional tapas style menu that is mouth watering! We especially enjoyed the meatballs that actually resembled burgers and the fabulous hot horseradish paste on the side. Nothing was left from the aubergine starter that was clearly baked in the oven and spiced beautifully. The seabass ceviche! What a treat! These were just some of many deliciously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Small intimate restaurant with excellent food. Just beware portions are more filling than they appear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went here after reading a lot about the restaurant on Tripadvisor and other webpages. Our expectations were high and we were surely not disappointed! We shared three cold mezes and had one main course each (grilled lamb sirloin and marinated beef slices). It was a lot of food but it was too good not to eat it all! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We managed to get a last minute table at 6pm (booking a few days / week in advance is highly recommended). Food was amazing, from mezzes through beef kebap to banana & honey dessert. Staff is very nice and venue is cute.

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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
  • Phone Number: 0212 252 83 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?