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Feb 12, 2014 11:07 AM

New Israel recommendations 2014

Hi all,

I was hoping for recommendations for Israel restaurants...will be mainly in Jerusalem but will be going up north by Tiberias, and likely will be in the Tel Aviv area as well as Kfar Saba. Will be hitting my favorite restaurant Roberg for it's tasting menu but looking for other recommendations as well.

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  1. Sushi Rechavia in Jerusalem and Lilyot in Tel Aviv.

    But see my "Very biased Israel review" for other suggestions.

    (Some of the bias: I am not an adventurous eater, I am usually feeding my young men and I am sometimes accompanied by a person who requires a celiac menu.)

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    1. re: SoCal Mother

      For kosher sushi (and in fairness all sushi) in Jerusalem - I think that Sushi Ya is by far the best. It is only a sushi bar - so for a group of more than 4, it's best for take away. And they only serve sushi - some with cooked fish/vegetables - but only sushi.

      However, it is absolutely amazing. Very high quality fish and I think it's debatable to say they have some of the best service in Jerusalem.

    2. Hi, I just went to Roberg last week for lunch and loved it. I also went to another nice place called Ahuzat Dobrovin, near the Hula Valley, which was nice but Roberg is better!.

      Not sure when you were last in Jerusalem but Jacko's Street (beef carpaccio on left) is a fun kosher meat restaurant near the shuk which is worth going to and Angelica (thai fish soup on right) has recently moved and has a new menu. You might also like Touro in Yemin Moshe, great setting, some dishes are better than others. Happy to recommend more if you give more details about what you are looking for.

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      1. re: debs76

        across from jackos is hatchepuria-divine georgian bourekas-the best is the one with the egg in the middle

        1. re: debs76

          Thank you for the reply. I'm open to anything, but I guess I'm looking for either higher quality cooking or different/new ethnic food to be able to experience new things.

          1. re: Pluckyduk8

            Mamilla Rooftop also have a newish menu and although it is expensive and the service can be temperamental, the food and the view are great. The other place worth mentioning for something a bit different is a Georgian meat restaurant called Ratcha, not gourmet but def interesting and different.

        2. I just got back from a trip to the Golan and ate at Gillis - one of the best steaks I have had in my life. It is only open on a Thursday night but if you are in the area, I highly recommend going.

          1. So, it's time for me to get back to visit my family in Israel. Will be there for Passover but a bit beyond as well. Looking for new recommendations. Last time we went and highly enjoyed the tasting menus at Roberg, Eucalyptus, and Hachatzer. Also enjoyed Derech Hagefen and Jacko's. Again will be based in Jerusalem, but we'll be traveling everywhere (have family in Kfar Saba, Haifa, the Galilee) and will be taking a few days to go to Eilat. Looking for the same things as last time- quality food, ethnic food, and things I can't find in Chicago.