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Jan 3, 2010 06:06 AM

Mehadrin/Glatt Suggestions for Jerusalem/Bnei Brak/Dead Sea/Eilat, etc.

I will be going to Jerusalem next week and would like to hear suggestions for Glatt/Mehadrin places to eat, for the following locations.

All types of eats are of interest, EXCEPT FOR PLACES THAT ARE INSANELY EXPENSIVE.

Bnei Brak
Dead Sea

Thanks, in advance, Chowhounders!

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  1. We're spending the year in J-lem and our best meal has been at Ahavat Ha-yam, a set-menu fish place in or near Nachlaot. They bring you lots of delicious salads, garlic pita, bottomless juice, and a fresh, filleted grilled fish of your choice. Get the trout!
    Also, grapefruit-arak sorbet at Aldo. (There are branches on Emek Refaim and at the Tachaneh Merkazit, among others).
    Enjoy and be sure to post what you ate and enjoyed!

    1. I too am going to Israel (this Wednesday) and what I am looking forward to is a place called Papagaio in Jerusalem. Since it is an all you can eat meat place (and I mean meats like steak) it is probably expensive. I just don't know how insanely expensive it actually is. It is OU Mehadrin.

      P.S. Don't forget to print out the eLuna coupon for 10% off!

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      1. re: MartyB

        From this website, it seems the price for the meat buffet is 145 NIS (about $40) per person, but I don't know if the info is current.

        BTW, the restaurant has a (hebrew) website:

        1. re: MartyB

          I had a friend who ate there a few nights ago and said it was just "OK." He felt that for the price the quality and taste should have been better.

          1. re: JudgeMaven

            I've eaten at Papagaio a number of times. The trick is not to fill up on the cheaper stuff they tend to bring out at the beginning. It all looks appetizing, and I like chicken wings as much as the next person, but by the time you've eaten those, the chorizos and several other dishes, you don't have much appetite left for the entrecote and sinta (sirloin). The method that works for me is to lightly sample the first offerings and then eat my fill of the stuff I really came for. If you go there, enjoy!