We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Meze By Lemon Tree

Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 252 83 02
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #64 of 10,972 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

455 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    305
    105
    29
    11
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Outstanding service and food in a small restaurant with outdoor area located across from Pera Palace hotel. Start dinner with good wine selection at reasonable cost, then select from Cold appetizers displayed. We had anchovies which were large and tasty in sauce. Followed by hot appetizer, Shrimp casserole in a tarragon sauce...portion size for both appetizers were for 2 persons.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I went there last week and I had an amazing dinner! The appetizers are very good and very fresh! Also the price is good! The service is very good too! I really want to go back there next time in town!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goshen, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This small restaurant is located across the street from the entrance of the Pera Palace Hotel. It only seats about 30, so reservations are a must. The food is fabulous, the service professional and the cost is on the high side, but worth it. Dinner for four os with a 120TL bottle of Merlot was under 400 TL plus gratuity.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
CT
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Mere By Lemon Tree is straight across the street from the main entrance to the Pera Palace Hotel. It specializes in small tapas-type dishes, hot and cold, all delicious. Interesting main courses are also offered. The four of us shared four small meze dishes, an aubergine spread, a gazpacho spread, a chicken paste and a zucchini pancake. Then we shared... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
USA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not sure what all the hype is about. Service was not great, they were annoying about "reservations", and the food was decent. Much better places that are more lively in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glen Burnie, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So glad that my tour guide recommended this place. It was a wonderful restaurant to enjoy our last dinner in Istanbul. Stayed at the Pera Palace hotel and this was so convenient. Loved the recommendations the waiters made for dinner.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You would expect way more from one of Lonely Planet's top picks. Food is average compared to other more traditional turkish restaurants. Full of tourists and extremely expensive. Would NOT reccomend this place

Was this review helpful? Yes
pretoria
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This busy restaurant is so for one reason only: amazing food. On this trip we were fortunate to dine there on two occasions after booking, of course. The cold meze is the start to this delicious meal. Meze that can be described as traditional but modern Turkish at the same time. The sea bass cheviche with finely sliced radish proved... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

great stylish interior- mix of modern and tradition. We were given a free fish and chickpea starter to try- delicious. Had the warm prawns in tarragon - lovely flavours. Highlight was the sea bass cooked in paper- perfect fusion of cuisines! My husband had the lamb which was only ok.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Small cozy place in Taskim/Pera area with extremely high tasty and quality food! The best is their selection of Mezer! Definitely a must if you are in Istanbul!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Meze By Lemon Tree also viewed

 

Been to Meze By Lemon Tree? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Meze By Lemon Tree, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing