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Meze By Lemon Tree

Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 252 83 02
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Ranked #64 of 11,016 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a real find. We went for the mere starters where we found it difficult to choose which of the mouth watering dishes to choose. We ended up choosing two each and all of them exceeded expectations. We then shared three mains, one of which was the delicious monk fish stew. All washed down with a great bottle local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited to celebrate his birthday during our stay in Istanbul. We loved the small intimate venue is lovely and encourages conversation with the folk sitting at the table next to you. The cold meze selection is imaginative and those we chose were delicious. We also had warm meze which continued the excellent standards. The service was... More

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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

If you wish to experience Turkish food, in a nice and upscale way, go to Meze by Lemon Tree. It is a small place, so they take care of you. We had a great time, the chef came out to greet us. The service was superb. And of course the food: small dishes, various types, excellent. The desert was amazing!... More

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London
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had eaten averagely to badly in Istanbul and so this was great on our last night. We had been recommended this restaurant and booked a few days in advance. Booking is essential as this place is small. The food was great. The mezze in particular were novel and tasty. My favourite was the sea bream stew but the stuffed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here having had our hopes dashed by several highly rated places. Thankfully, this time, Lemon Tree's reputation was spot on. We had the set meal for two which included five mezze, a hot starter (we chose calamari) and two mains and a desert. The portions far exceeded our expectations, but more importantly, they served us some of the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We love to find those places where you open the door and it smells wonderful, where everything is market fresh, and where the service is impeccable. MAKE A RESERVATION!! Call ahead or walk in ahead of time because this place is tiny and seating is limited. Either choose several small plates (mezze) both cold and hot and then have dessert,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

While there are a lot of excellent local places across Istanbul to find that-one-amazing-doner or they-only-serve-kafta, there really aren't many places that you can go and have the chef make everything well. Not just well, but amazing. Not just amazing, but like you were home with him having dinner and he's treating you to the best market finds from that... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lovely small restaurant, staff is helpful, you go to the bar to choose your dishes, all the basics are there plus some interesting ones, good lamb. wine list is limited. Perfect for lunch

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We made reservations approximately 2 weeks before our visit. We were only in town for a 23 hour layover. The restaurant is relatively easy to get to via Metro. Get off at the ŞIşhane stop and walk up the hill approximately 5 minutes. The restaurant is on this street on the right hand side. The restaurant is quite small. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Nice little restaurant in the lovely Pera in the center of Istanbul. The waiters are very nice and will make you feel welcome! The mezzos are simply the best mezzes I've ever eaten in my life. I recommend having the "hazelnut pudding" and the "baked pastry" for a warm starter. Do have the menu, even if it seems big, which... More

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