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Meze By Lemon Tree

Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 252 83 02
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Mesrutiyet cad No:83 | Asmalı Mescit mah. Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Have been back to Meze by Lemon Tree three times now, and every time the place offers delicious Turkish food. It is the best place I have eaten in Istanbul, and I am in the city 3-4 times a year, and eat out a lot....More

Thank RejseMorten
Reviewed 2 days ago

First evening we came without a reservation; but there were no free table. We reserved for the next evening. Decided to get the interesting tasting menu of mezes; the food was innovative and very good! The staff was very patient and explained every dish in...More

Thank Toma B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food! Do make reservation as the restaurant is quite small. The waiter will explain clearly on the selection of cold mezzes (it was not listed on the menu) . I will definitely go back again!

Thank Enassus
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Must be one of the best turkish restaurants in the city. Food is genuine- simple- and tasty. Just right out from the cook book. Dont expect any xtravaganza - its all genuine and simple. Very good value for money.

Thank 700andersd
Reviewed 2 November 2017

While it appears to be a very touristy place, the food and service were excellent. We came without a reservation and they seated us quickly. We decided to get the set menu of mezes (small dishes like tapas). The staff were very patient and explained...More

Thank ReviewedByC
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely small restaurant with inspired mezzes. Friendly staff who described the dishes well. I visited two years ago and was really glad to return

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small restaurant with tables very close together so not the place if you want a quiet romantic dinner a deux ... This is a fun buzzing restaurant with great service and great food. We weren’t hungry enough to try the degustation menu...More

Thank miranda l
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were so pleased to have found such a lovely place to have our very first dinner on our very first trip to Istanbul. Decided to try it based on the recommendations it got on TripAdvisor and the fact that it was less than 500m...More

Thank TheSpecialOfficer
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I went 3 times in this restaurant which serves turkish cuisine with a modern twist, the cold mezze selection varies as it's according to the season which proves that it's made with fresh ingredients. It's innovative and insanely good food from starter to desert it's...More

Thank Rim D
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The waiting staff here are very helpful and friendly. The food was cooked to perfection. Some cold meze to start that was very tasty but the main course of grilled beef was absolutely perfect! A lovely little gem right opposite a famous hotel (if you're...More

Thank naeemis
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
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14 October 2015|
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Response from SusanW7982 | Reviewed this property |
Would probably work if the baby could sit on your lap. Otherwise, probably not too well.
9 February 2015|
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Response from H900d | Reviewed this property |
No, we do not serve Ekmek Kadayif...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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
  • Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
  • Phone Number: +90 212 252 83 02
  • E-mail
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