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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 3 days ago

We had booked this restaurant for my family's first night in Istanbul. It was a fair trek from our hotel but well worth the trouble. Wide range of mezze available and some very good and interesting main courses. Staff were excellent and gave us several...More

Thank BobB53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 3 times while in Istanbul and found the food, service and wine great here. It is a small restaurant so tables are close but we found we met some interesting people due to this so It can be to your benefit. Starter...More

Thank VancouverCYoung
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss this incredible gem. Do the Meze for 2 and get more food than you can dream of. It’s more than enough for 3! The ambiance is phenomenal and the wine is delicious... but most importantly, the food will blow. You. Away. Make sure...More

Thank Molly S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here and it was very good experience! I can warmly recommend the mezes for starter, and you can even build the whole dinner by selecting e.g. 10 different mezes. We tasted 5 different and they were all delicious! Also our main courses...More

Thank Jouni L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heads and shoulders above the rest for mezes. The intense flavors paired with creative variety speak to splendor of the locally sourced ingredients. Bravo muchachos! Meze By Lemon Tree is a must! when visiting Istanbul. Reservations are highly recommended.

Thank pimentelr24pv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Reservation are a must. We dad 2 cold meze, and baked cheese for appetizers. For main, he had the lamb chops and the sea bass; both delicious.

Thank Espi123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table and we really loved the nice mezze - especially the cold starters. Nice atmosphere and wine as well.

Thank Natpress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is almost be reservation only. Very small, seats 35 people only (too cramped in a small room). The appetizers are amazing. We ordered the full menu, but I recommend going for the appetizers only. A wonderful tasty experience.

Thank Famotero
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We had a family dinner there and it may have been a result of high expectations given the reviews, but we faced a long litany of dishes. None were poor but none were special. It presents decent Turkish food, in an unrefined manner and the...More

Thank Gosgus
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We are peaple and my vife we come here and ol is oky and so nice we was so hapy for ol is best fine resturant in taksim

Thank Mehemt Ç
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, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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