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Really enjoyed this place. We were walking by and it looked extremely popular. Though full our first time around we made a reservation for the next night and had a wonderful time. It’s a small restaurant, good wine, and great food.
This is, in a way, a classic Turkish meze restaurant. However, the food quality and creativity of the menu is peerless. This was the best restaurant we went to in Turkey. It was quite a friendly ambiance as well. The wine menu is also quite...good. We were lucky enough to get a seat without wait or reservation, but I'm told that is the exception and not the rule. Make a reservation at least a couple days in advance if you can. Also, the prices are fair.More
We were in this restaurant on new years eve.
We didn't have reservation, but service offer for us 1,5 hour.
The waiter did not offer us to choose cold snacks, but other visitors were
luckier than us.
Lamb was 5 out of 10
Sea bass...was 9 out of 10
Shrimps was 10 out 10.More
Two years after a visit to Meze by Lemon Tree we returned for our Christmas day meal - and I was blown away by how good it is once again.
This is clever cookery, make no mistake, reinventing and developing traditional meze dishes to bring...them bang up to date with style and panache. The service is phenomenally good and although the room is crowded, it never feels rushed or overpowering.
The sea bass ceviche and beef in pesto were stand outs, as were the main courses, but the piece de resistance was the banana and chilli dessert. All washed down with some exceptionally priced, really delicious Turkish wines.
And the incredible thing about about it was, as always, the price - if this restaurant was anywhere else in the world, you would be looking at a bill in hundreds of pounds, and Michelin stars galore. Do visit when you go to Istanbul - you won't be disappointed. 10/10More
Every time we are in Istanbul we have to go here, and even two years after our last visit it was still a joy to eat here for Christmas Dinner. The cold mezes are stunning and not your standard fare with the stand out being...the sea bass cerviche for me. My steak main was the best bit of steak I have had all year, all washed down with the fabulous Buzbag Rezerv. Dinner for two, two bottles of wine for about £100 including tip.
Booking is a must. But be warned it is a small cosy restaurant, with little space between the tables.More
I found this restaurant searching of a tipycal place to eat so I followed reviews about this one close to my hotel.idea about sharing meza is a great deal.you can taste two different kind of menu:we went for the first one that included 5 cold...starters(all very good),one main course to share and a dessert.ingredients were fresh and well combined.Probably the only negative thing was the risotto a little bit unsalt.Staff was so kind and really helpful even in advises about istanbul nightlife.I also forgot my credit card so they texted me and gave me back.very recommendedMore
Ok food (no single dish stood out), basic service. Very small restaurant with simple decor - tables were way too close together - like dining with group of strangers. The price was “ok” for Istanbul - ie cheap by London standards but a local would...find it a bit much.
My grip is that it was just westerners - English and Americans. So you sort of get the idea that it’s just the tourist/business hotels sending people. Not exactly a plus point if you want the reassurance of the locals eating here.
Anyway, nothing particularly special and not a destination restaurant.More
This is small, loud and very delicious place in lively Beyoglu neighbourhood. All the mezes were fantastic, we especially liked sea bass ceviche and prawns in curry souce. I guess you can't go wrong with food choice here! The small plates are perfect for sharing,...so you can try a lot of different things. Maybe not a place for romantic dinner, but for sure a place worth visiting if you are in Istanbul!More
The food is excellent, the staff is very kind, and the quality compared to what to pay ia just incredibile. For around 400TL you can have a feasty meal for two, with meze as starters, a cold starter, two mains, desserts and coffee or tea....You'll come out happy!More
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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.