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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 #65 of 10,957 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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

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pretoria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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.

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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!

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Bologna, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Nice place, offering interesting proposals both in meze and main dishes. Traditional meze are here presented with some brilliant variations, food quality is certainly above the average. Prices are slightly above the average too (11 TL for each meze, possible set menu for 2 persons at 170 TL, beverages excluded) but still reasonable

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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate here on one of our first nights in Istanbul at the recommendation of our excellent tour guide. We were a bit suspicious when she told us that the chef/owner was a friend but our worries were totally unfounded. The meal we had was delicious -from the selection of mezzes (the chef's modern take on them - with amazing... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This whole area is full of great restaurants; this one is special. Really friendly staff, and the chef was out and socializing as well. Monkfish dish is beautifully spiced; we also tried the sea bass fillet baked in paper - melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The meze are a modern twist on traditional Turkish food. Our only mistake here was that we ordered... More

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Valencia, Spain
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were 4 spanish people, and we went without reservation but finally de could have dinner (better reserve before go). Nice people, very careful. Maybe expensive but not for the food they make (good value for money). We were full with a degustation menú and two main courses (maybe better ask for one less). Mezes are fresh and very nice.... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is truly one of the best gourmet experiences I ever had. The place is tiny and you need to book a table at least 2 days in advance. Just opposite the Pera Palace. Food is superb. I went with friends and tried a lot of things. Don't miss.

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Harare
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23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A very friendly and cosy small restaurant located close to the busy and vibrant Istiklal Street. We ordered a choice of their extensive meze on offer, a small disappointment the one of lamb dish's was unavailable. The chilli sauce on the dessert was a surprise and a bit hot, but our overall impression was very good. Wine list a bit... More

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