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Meze By Lemon Tree

#60 of 12,139 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Majornelson76
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Adam L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank calin_yoz
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely food and service at this greek restarant. Have the babaganoush, it was divine. We ate at a lot of cheap places to save $$ so this was a treat. Well worth it.

Thank Christine C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went there after we found this horrendous restaurant in Tripadvisor. The food in this restaurant is quite pricy compare to other good turkish restaurants in the city. We ordered cold starters and they were fairly good, I can't complain. I really liked the starters. The problem was main dish. My husband ordered meat dish: Pan roasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Small little place I always wanted to try out but w/o reservation mostly no chance. On a Monday evening we got lucky. We decided for a menu that included 5 different cold meze, a main course and desert. All dishes were explained in detail. Service was friendly and attentive. A place to go.

Thank Aqua_Risima
Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Our group of six had dinner at Meze recently, it was definitely our favorite meal in Istanbul. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful in figuring out what to order. All the mezes were so good, we barely could finish our main courses - I would say just order hot and cold mezes, but if you want a main course... 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, Middle Eastern
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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