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Meze By Lemon Tree

#53 of 12,367 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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Paris, France
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. This is the second time we go to Istanbul and eat in this restaurant. It has a cozy atmosphere, great food and very good staff.

Thank Vanessa I
Thessaloniki, Greece
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156 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very kind, helpful and friendly. Nice and cosy ambiance. We loved the meze that we ordered but the hummus was too salted. Focus on the meze and not the main courses.

Thank Thomas-Angeliki
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely mezze and very attentive staff. Even though it's so popular on trip advisor this place was full of local people. Very happy

1 Thank SARAH H
Hedensted, Denmark
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were recommended this restaurant as the ideal place to try proper Turkish meze and raki, and we were not disappointed. The food was really great and the service good. My mouth is watering when thinking about this experience!

1 Thank mariannesulriksen
Copenhagen, Denmark
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157 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had dinner Meze on a extended weekend trip to Istanbul and basically it was in front of my hotel, Perra Palace. The place is nice and cozy and has good atmosphere and aren't noisy. The good is great and the starter concept is great and it gives you a chance to try lot of different plates. You can hardly go... More 

Thank Ulrik J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This was a memorable meal. Very tasty cold and hot starters followed by the best monk fish and sea bass that I have had and I eat a lot of fish! Great place to share plates, although you don't have to! I would highly recommend. Great for couples and small groups, not young children- restaurant is not that big and... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visited this pace in a big company with children, so we ordered different dishes. Salads (or tapas) was nice but I didn't find anything special. My very strong recommendation - go for meet. Lamb is good. Don't take fish - disappointing. Service is nice but slow. In my opinion it's overpriced. Not very seriously. There are a lot of options... More 

Thank Baruch K

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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
Lunch, 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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