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Meze By Lemon Tree

#50 of 11,940 Restaurants in Istanbul
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Neighborhood:
Beyoglu
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 483
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  • 172
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 14
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  • 6
    Terrible
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 at good price

Very good food at great prize. We only tasted their Meze, and it was very good. A great place to go for our last night in Istanbul. The only thing that wasn't great about the experience was the fact that the place was a bit too crowded. Other than that is was perfect. - Very friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Annemarie R
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good food at great prize. We only tasted their Meze, and it was very good. A great place to go for our last night in Istanbul. The only thing that wasn't great about the experience was the fact that the place was a bit too crowded. Other than that is was perfect. - Very friendly staff.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On my vacation in Istanbul, I visited many places. This was by far some of the best food i have ever tasted. we were 3 guys, we all had a starter, main course and dessert. A bottle of wine and some beers. We Paid around 150 euros, fair price!

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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here on our last night in Istanbul and were so happy that we did. The restaurant is unassuming in many ways but so very memorable. It has a very warm feel to it and we were treated to very generous portions of the "Degustation Menu" (the fixed menu for two). The ceviche was spectacular but then almost everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clearly loved by the locals, you could immediately tell the staff really cared and there was a genuine enthusiasm for the cuisine which bore out in the taste.

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Thank emilrw
Paris, France
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Situated accross the street from one of world's most legendary hotels, The Pera Palace, you suspect from the start the place isn't a regular neighbourhood joint. Indeed - this place is of good gastronomic quality but with a touristic vibe. The service is prompt, professional, and English-speaking waiters are of course a treat for any non-Turkish visitor, but certainly also... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We have eaten pretty well, I liked everything except the shrimp casserole. The restaurant is small and noisy, but it's worth spending some time. Friendly staff, clean place.

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Orvieto, Italy
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

The best restaurant I've eaten in in Istanbul ! Very friendly and helpful staff and owner ! The food is excellent and imaginative ! Loved it !

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Warmly welcomed, Meze is proving to be a favorite of ours in Istanbul. The food is always fresh, the presentation innovative and the service very good. For the quality, prices are excellent. But it's tiny, so make a booking!

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Ankara, Turkey
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I am a Turkish guy, but I had the most delicious "meze"s of my life here. It is a mixture of traditional taste of Turkish "meze"s with modern life style.

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Thank Murat K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The 'Degustation" Menu is an excellent choice if you are two. It gives you a great opportunity to try several Meze and get to taste a dozen of different "dishes" in one evening. And if you seem unsure when iit comes to make your choice, the team will be happy to guide you and even bring you one or two... More 

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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>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighborhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: 0212 252 83 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Turkish, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
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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