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Meze By Lemon Tree

#59 of 12,215 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had not been sure where to go for dinner and wanted to head away from the immediate local area so came across this place online. Based in the Karakoy area it was about a 15min drive from Sultanahmet. The restaurant was pretty quiet, but the large windows were opened out onto the street which allowed for a cool setting.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overrated place! The dishes are of ab average level and not for everyone's taste. The place is very little, neighbouring tables are right up to stand. The Dinner of two from pair meze, warm starters and one main dishes, plus two glass local vine - 70 $.

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Hong Kong
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant. The food is good and the waiters patently explain the dishes available. Very reasonable too.

Thank Elizajane2015
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very small, about 10-12 little tables with view to the road in front. The service is excellent, polite and very fast. There are a nice variety of cold starters ( called meze I think) to choose from(they serve them in very small plates-just for 2 persons to tast) , about 4-5 hot starters and only 4 main... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 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!

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Vienna, Austria
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 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 

1 Thank masa k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 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!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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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 

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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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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