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Meze By Lemon Tree

#59 of 12,199 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
0212 252 83 02
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is small so you need to book in advance or you risk not getting a table. Without any doubt, it is one the best places to eat in Istanbul. Fresh ingredients, well prepared into delicious mezze. Fabulous address!

Thank susylan
Vienna, Austria
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I come quite often to Istanbul, Meze by Lemon Tree was always on my list but I never managed to get a table. Until now. Very simply decorated interior in somewhat posh part of Pera offers delicious food and very good service. The menu is small but creative and among hundreds of meze and Turkish food places in Istanbul,... More 

Thank masa k
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there with a group of 8, so that we almost tried all of the offered meze (hot and cold). Everything was just very delicious and the interesting mixtures of modern and traditional dishes made the evening perfect. Not cheap in the price but definately worth it!

Thank Daniel B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights in Istanbul at the 2 four seasons, and I can easily say that this was our best meal, we took the waiters recommendations and it was fantastic, especially the mezze. Location is OK, no view in restaurant in a city of views

Thank marsan1
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. We called ahead and were promptly seated in the simple, intimate, and modern dining room. We tried a few of the cold mezze--stuffed peppers, spicy dip, and eggplant--all were very good; we also ordered the calamari, which was amazing; and octopus for the main, which to be fair,... More 

Thank GuyPhishberg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It is a small restaurant with few tables in Beyoglu Pera area. The restaurant has just street view. However the foods are great. We had Degustation Menu and believe me it is too much food. There are 5 mezes and warm appetizers, main course as well as dessert. There are probably around 10 or more mezes we had 5 of... More 

Thank emksks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

The food here was amazing! We got the dinner for 2, which included 5 cold meze, 1 warm meze, 2 entries and 1 dessert (for around $75). This was way too much food but it was great to try a lot of different items. The restaurant is tiny, so make reservations if you can. This was totally worth the trek... More 

1 Thank Majornelson76
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice maze, u can choose from what is fresh of the day. I took the set menu which includes meze X 5; choice of warm appetizer; choices of 2 mains and dessert and coffee for less than 200 TL. Real value for money. Location is great; staff service excellent with fluent English. Easy to find, recommended.

1 Thank Adam L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We ate here for my husband's birthday dinner and it was the best meal we had our entire trip. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious, the service was great, and the prices were reasonable for the quality of food. Make sure you eat here when you're in Istanbul!

Thank Alyssa B
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Went here to check what the fuss is all about and it was a very pleasant surprise. The mezzes are just amazing, you should try them all, but this will likely kill your appetite for the main course as you can easily eat way too much. Yes, they are that good. As for the mains, they were all good, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 pm - 1:00 am
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

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Staying in Beyoglu

Neighborhood Profile
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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