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Meze By Lemon Tree

#61 of 11,118 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, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Great food and friendly staff

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner here last week - great choice of Mezes in particular and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. We had the set menu and couldn't finish the food despite it being good because there was so much of it. Would go again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner here last week - great choice of Mezes in particular and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. We had the set menu and couldn't finish the food despite it being good because there was so much of it. Would go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our last night in Turkey and the very best most delicious meal of the trip to Turkey! We were fortunate to get into this small understated restaurant, huge in flavors. We tried the degustation and were so glad we did. It allowed us to experience Turkish cuisine! My main was sea bass in parchment and was the best I ever... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lemon Tree is wonderful. The Mezzes were the best we had and I'd kill to get to them again. Its a very simple restaurant, small and intimate. the staff are very friendly. If I went again I'd stick to the Mezzes and desert but the mains were great too. Make sure you book as it gets very busy especially on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Meze by Lemon Tree should be part of any foodies visit to Istanbul. The restaurant is small and understated. The service is good, but the food is excellent. The menu follows a traditional Meze structure, with cold starters followed by a middle course and then a main dish. However the the food takes traditional ingredients and puts a twist on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I am a big fan of meze, and I believed I've tasted them all until I got to Meze by Lemon Tree. We just had the meze and deserts and it was delicious. Very unique combinations of flavours, the staff was friendly and explained what they were serving. I'll definitely go back next time when in Istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As the name might suggest, the meze here is really good. We were full after sharing 4 meze and 1 entree. For the cold meze, they actually bring you to a display case and you can pick the ones you want. We liked the anchovies, the avocado purée (similar to guac but sweeter) and the sea bass ceviche. The salmon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We didn't think we would get a table as the restaurant was fully booked for 3 days however they said we could stay if we could vacate by 9pm. I am so glad we did. The menu wasn't extensive but there was still a good choice. We had calamari and cheese pastry to start which were both good. Mains were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Actually the restaurant was fully booked for the period we were in Istanbul but they still had places left for the "early service", which ended at 21h. As we absolutely wanted to eat at this place, we took this offer. We don't regret it. The food was delicious. We didn't take the menu as we though that would be a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

First of all- I want to start out by saying on our first night in Istanbul we went to this very small and popular restaurant which is across the street from our hotel- The Pera Palace. At that time, our exposure to Turkish food was limited to an excellent lunch earlier in the day. We entered the tiny restaurant which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The dinner at Lemon Tree was truly a great experience. The restaurant is small but with very friendly and helpful waiters that guide you through their special Mezes. And they are special. Everything we ordered had an extremely good and balanced taste. This was the best dinner we had in Istanbul.

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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, Turkish, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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