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Israel - December - 14 people - 6 Kids (under 11)

yummyinmytummy Aug 24, 2012 01:33 PM

I would welcome any suggestions. My boss and his entire family - including 6 kids under the age of 11 - are traveling this December to Israel. They keep kosher, which I don't anticipate being an issue in Israel. I am more concerned with the size of the party and the cost.

Any suggestions for kid friendly reasonably priced places to eat in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Eilat.

TIA

YIMT

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    cresyd RE: yummyinmytummy Aug 26, 2012 01:28 AM

    In Jerusalem, Cafe Rimon (both the Ben Yehuda area and Mamila) are places that comfortably handle large groups and is pretty popular with families. The prices there I would say are reasonably priced for Israel, and it's a good representation of Israeli cafe food (both lunch and dinner fare). Another place in Jerusalem that I'd recommend for large groups would be the Ticho House (http://www.go-out.com/ticho/mainEng.html). Similar "standard Israeli food" - but most of the places that I can think of immediately that are kosher and popular with larger groups often fall into that category. Jerusalam is a city that suffers from some pretty severe menu fatigue.

    On Emek/in the Germany Colony I assume that there are some other options that do really well with large groups (and I think the vast majority of restaurants in that area are kosher), but I'm not as familiar with what's there. By an large, with the exception of a few really fancy/pricey places - most Israeli restaurants are more kid friendly than those I'd find in the US. The bigger issue is more a case of size and places that really cater to large groups.

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      cresyd RE: cresyd Aug 26, 2012 01:31 AM

      Follow-up, another place that I've heard good things about (and has locations in the Germany Colony and the city center) is Roza. It's a meat restaurant that's pretty popular and also equiped for larger groups.

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      Amzee RE: yummyinmytummy Aug 28, 2012 08:26 PM

      In Eilat, they should eat at Achla. It is meat on the grill and unlimited salads. Very good food and kid friendly.

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