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Meze By Lemon Tree

#60 of 11,197 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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food but a bit crammed

The service was friendly and very helpful in picking dishes. I asked them if they could just bring us a variety of the meze's which we shouldn't miss. When I ordered the lamb sirloin for my main, the waiter recommended me to get the Chops and they were amazing, so good I had to get the others with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Aarau, Switzerland
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The service was friendly and very helpful in picking dishes. I asked them if they could just bring us a variety of the meze's which we shouldn't miss. When I ordered the lamb sirloin for my main, the waiter recommended me to get the Chops and they were amazing, so good I had to get the others with me to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant ıs really cute and the food ıs a modern take on tradıtıonal turkısh mezes. The servıce was excellent. The mezes were fresh usıng seasonal ıngredıents. The maıns were good but the mezes really stole the show. We had an amazıng hazelnut cream desert as well. I hıghly recommend you eat here, but make sure you have reservatıon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really good cold starter, main course was ok. Still the best meal that I have in Istanbul. My wife loves her main course. We like to go there again definitely.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful little place if a tad pricey. Simple mains but delicious. Tapas starters were fantastic and very pleasant service

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Meze by Lemon Tree is a small unassuming restaurant hidden in the Pera area of Istanbul. The food was excellent. We went for the set menu which includes 5 cold starters, one warm starter main and desert. The food all tasted fresh and was delicious. There was so much I couldn't finish it. it has a warm atmosphere and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This modest restaurant in the Beyoglu area was our best dining experience during a four-day visit of Istanbul. The menu consists of a mixture of flavoursome, delicate meze dishes; and inventive, lovingly created mains. Our sea bass ceviche meze was particularly impressive. For main, my lamb chops were impeccable - though the fiery accompanying mustard is not for the faint-hearted!... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This was a nice change from the meze platters you find everywhere in the Old City. The restaurant had many delicious sounding options, which made it hard to choose. The mezes they serve you before entrees are huge and amazing. We loved everyone we tried. The entrees and desserts were equally amazing. It is a small place with a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fantastic, fresh Mediterranean food. We got the degustation menu and struggled to get through all of it. A must if you're in Istanbul, especially if you're staying in Beyoglu!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I loved Meze by Lemon Tree! I loved the Meze - so fresh and authentically Turkish. And the atmosphere was great, very cozy and local. My only regret is that we over-ordered! We ordered I believe 4 meze and then each a main course, and by the time the main dish came, I couldn't even eat it! I am sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I don't have the words to describe how delicious our meal was -- the tomato/bulghur appetizer is one of the best things I've ever tasted. A must-eat destination in Istanbul -- wish I had tried it earlier in my trip so I could have gone back for a second (and third) meal!

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Additional Information about Meze By Lemon Tree

Address: Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 0212 252 83 02
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
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
Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek

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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: Romantic, 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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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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