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Address: Retsif Haaliya Hashniya- free paerking at the Jaffa port parking lots | Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone Number: 97236330808
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Nalaga'at ("please touch" in Hebrew) nonprofit center is a...

The Nalaga'at ("please touch" in Hebrew) nonprofit center is a stage for arts and culture that promotes an equal dialogue and leads to social change, with the belief in the human spirit and its ability to touch and to make a difference. The center is home for: - Nalaga'at Theater - home to the only deaf-blind theater groups in the world. - Blackout Restaurant - where blind and visually impaired waiters accompany the guests to a meal in total darkness. - Kapish Event Center - where deaf and hearing impaired waiters invite the guests to communicate in sign language. - Workshop Center - glimpses to the world of deaf and blind people through once in a lifetime experiences.

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Make sure you eat at Blackout!

The Blackout restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Your meal is served in pitch black by blind waitstaff. It's a surreal experience to try to pour your water, find your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Cody A
Perth, Australia
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We attended Nalagaat for a theater and dining experience with our tour group. The performance was fascinating, seeing how these performers were able to communicate with each other and the audience. The opportunity to hear fro the director and meet actors at the end of the performance was very moving. Dinner in the cafe was delicious and fun. At the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

The Blackout restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Your meal is served in pitch black by blind waitstaff. It's a surreal experience to try to pour your water, find your food, and even make conversation in complete darkness.

Thank Cody A
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Why deprive visitors of a first hand experience with a Deaf-run restaurant experience. This WAS an interesting place to visit.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Learned from the experience of eating in complete darkness at the Blackout restaurant. The staff is excellent and made the evening very enjoyable. Recommend supporting this wonderful organization.

Thank travelerfl0rida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I visited Nalagaat centre one evening for dinner with a large group. We were greeted by the extremely friendly and welcoming staff who then proceeded to teach us some Israeli signs - fun!, and insightful to begin to understand the challenges of communicating without speaking. I experienced the dark room, where deprived of my sense of sight I was provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I just don't know where to start! We booked for dinner at the restaurant and also to see the show on the same evening but you don't have to do both. Everything is well organised. You are given a menu upon arrival and can either choose or ask for a "surprise". Bags are put in lockers - they cannot be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The centre is a wonderful place to visit both the theatre and the "blackout" dinning. Both are experiences not to be missed. The theatre show was amazing with a cast of deaf/blind actors. The dinner was very tasty and our waiter Ruth was so nice.

Thank Whatatraveller
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Deaf coffie with sign language, a show with English subtitles, Dark and no visible restaurant with blind stuff... Great experience.

Thank liveandlet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I think everyone should visit here. The center holds a cafe run by using sign language. A restaurant (blackout) in the dark so one can walk in the shoes of the blind for a couple of hours (we went it was a meaningful experience and food delicious) and finally a theatre with deaf blind actors (not by bread alone is... More 

Thank KeenDav
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This trip to Tel Aviv we tried the Nalagaat Center's blind dining experience called Blackout! Wow was that a neat and eye opening dinner! I went with my wife and daughter. We each ordered separate things. They each ordered the "Surprise" meal (one meal was vegan and the other fish). We also ordered the thai chili vegetarian pasta. After ordering... More 

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