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“Turkish Aperivites at its best....” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Meze By Lemon Tree

Meze By Lemon Tree
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Ranked #52 of 13,374 Restaurants in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Istanbul, Turkey
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43 reviews
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“Turkish Aperivites at its best....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Turkish tapas from all around, and some creativiy from the kitchen as well.

We have to say well done,

We tried pretty much everyting on the menu, my favourites

1 - trout with almonds covered with mushrooms like an oyster
2 - La querida - salted conker
3- The stuffed red pepper

You will not go wrong with the rest of the menu as well, but therse there and the musts.

  • Visited March 2012
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“Modern tavern with very good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

This place is very good . The atmosphere is casual and the stuff is polite. The place is small and the tables are too close one each other. However the food is very good. We had two meze dishes for start. One with bacon, nuts, peppers etc which was ok and another with raw tuna marinated in lemon which was magnificent. We also had a pastry with smoked aubergine and cheese with fresh tomato sauce, which was very good also. But the two main dishes we had, although very different, were both a true masterpiece. The first was the lamp, which was so tender and tasty, medium cooked, with all it's juices and without any bad smell. It was sided by vegetables and potato. A true masterpiece. The second was veal on top of potato sticks with yoghurt and fresh tomato sauce. A simple dish, like a childhood's dream. An ode to mama's cooking. For dessert we had the halva one which was not so good. Like a half baked cake. Overall Meze is very good. Especially the food. Yet they could have better priced wines and they surely should NOT charge 5 liras per person for water.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“So good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

Our night in this lovely restaurant was a true gastronomic experience. The food was top quality and the service was just perfect. we had so many delicious mezes but didnt have enough space left for the mains which looked so appetizing. We are definitely going back soon!

  • Visited February 2012
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“It was one of the best meals of my life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

You must try this great place.Turgay is a very kind waiter, very polite-the food is super I m Greek and I know about meze-this is worth trying..a must for an Istanbul trip !

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“Guide guney presents”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Nice service.professional fast and good ideas.A creative cuisine with little modifications.The tapas like starters are a tradition in turkey its an ambiente you like to have everyday, not disturbing cosy and hidden but with spectacular tastes on the tongue.Good time spend mever wasted at all.Solid food.

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