Meze By Lemon Tree


Meze means small appetizers made with various vegetables, sea food and meat. It holds an important role in Turkish food culture and mezes have been on the Turkish tables for hundreds of years. They are great complementary for Raki or wine, and even without these drinks they are tasty and widely used in most of the authentic Turkish cuisine. Mezes shaped the Anatolian cuisine over the course of Ottoman Empire, and it keeps developing and shaping itself to better forms ever since. Meze by Lemon Tree is situated at Beyoglu, in a popular street called Asmali Mescit. Being in the heart of Taksim street, Meze by Lemon Tree is an excellent way to finish off your day with a famous raki and fish dinner after your joyful and tiring exploration of the city. They have 14 different daily prepared mezes for you to select and enjoy alongside your drink, 5 different sea food, meat or vegetable warm starter options, variety of meat dishes such as pan roasted beef slices, grilled butchers’ meatballs and grilled lamb sirloin. Their sea food menu also has variety of options like monk fish, whole octopus braised with butter and soy sauce and many more. 

You can start your day with our half day Greek Orthodox district tour. One aspect of Istanbul’s beauty comes from existence of folks from different ethnicities, religions living peacefully together. Istanbul embraced and keeps embracing these different people for over thousands of years and in this way, there is no other city in the world alike. Fener is a district where Greek Orthodox population of the city has lived until the 20thcentury and it holds many historic churches and historical buildings for you to discover. In this tour you will see an ancient Byzantine church, which is unique because it is the only church made of iron and steel in the world. Our guides will show you many of the touristic beauties of this districts where you will encounter palaces, pavements, Greek houses. Cultural importance of this area is emphasized by the fact that they are under the protection of UNESCO.

Meze by Lemon Tree is a great finish off to your day after our  İstiklal Street tour. It starts with you meeting our guides, then they will accompany you on the discovery of the many little side streets of İstiklal street. There you will have the advantage of exploring many historic buildings and many souvenir shops. Taksim street has been one of the most famous streets of Istanbul, attracting millions of tourists every year. Taksim Street is the home of many historical buildings, embassies, fancy hotels, theatres, restaurants and many international and local shops of Istanbul. This is a half-day tour in Istanbul, where you will discover beauties of Taksim street and have a chance to chat with our guide about background of Taksim and you will be equipped with trivial facts about certain historic structures. You will also visit the magnificent Armenian and Romanic churches and explore the breath-taking environment. This tour will also show that even though Taksim has countless beauties in it, Asmali Mescit and Meze by Lemon tree is an excellent way to relieve your tiredness in the middle of the city.

Authentic Turkish cuisine is a national treasure of our nation and we are delighted to be able to share this treasure with you. Meze by Lemon Tree is an amazing opportunity to be a part of this remarkable experience and have an unforgettable night with your companions. We guarantee that wide menu of Meze by Lemon tree has a spot-on option for your taste, and you will remember and suggest it to your friends even after years. 




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