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Meze By Lemon Tree

#52 of 11,913 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Taste the Difference.
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Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 252 8302
18:30 - 01:00
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Istanbul, Turkey
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is more popular among tourists rather than the locals and it may seem as a tourist trap but I assure you it is not. This restaurant offers you one of the most unique experiences in Istanbul. Their mezes are not the type you can find everywhere. In fact you can not find the same meze when you come back... More 

Thank Aralavci
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is very good. Mind when you are looking for the restaurant, is so small you may miss it. The dishes were very good and the service as well. Try the smoked obergine, the tabule and the avocado salat. It is better if you get a variety of meze instead of main dishes. This way you can taste almost... More 

Thank Petros Z
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is a small, smart restaurant - book ahead for sure. Very convenient for the many hotels on the street. Some dishes very original: I loved the spicy beef on warm hummus. Others more average, but beautifully presented. Water will be offered to you aplenty: it isn't included in the price

Thank sue_8459
Zagreb, Croatia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We have read about the place in the Monocle Travel Guide of Istanbul, but were considering our options. As it was near a place we have visited in Pera, the Rixos hotel, we would also recommend, and we strolled down the street to Meze. Maybe by luck the owner was here as well that told us something about the place... More 

Thank GoranRihtaric
Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Excellent food, wonderful staff, warm atmophere. Book ahead for sure, it is always full (for a reason). Good wine, great food. I am looking forward to returning.

Thank G M
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

There are a number of reasons why this restaurant is worth a visit. First, and most important (and obvious), is the quality of the food. Like all good restaurants the number of items on the menu is limited. The relatively few items on the menu are varied, of great quality and exciting. Secondly, the service is really good: nice, kind... More 

Thank Goof W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

In this place you can eat a very tiphical tuskish food. Is situated in a beautiful street, near Pera Palace, and the staff is professional and kind. Good job !!!!!!

Thank Alessandra C
Paris, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We went to this place late by night and the welcoming was exceptional. We were not really hungry but ordered a good bottle of local wine with 2 littles plates. The waiter offered us a specialty as a starter + a dessert to share. The guy was really nice and the place really warm. Highly recommended!

Thank 145Hugos
Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Make sure you book, it's always packed. The menu is delightful and not too long, the food is delicious. The seafood pilaf was a highlight.

Thank CR063
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food was simple but really elegant and therefore not that simple. Suits everyone who wants to try some Turkish food sitting at a cool place with charm.

Thank VladimirRaevskiy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
18:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 8302

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beyoglu

Neighbourhood 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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