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Romanian Grill Yonak

Kibbutz Galuyot 23, Haifa, Israel
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Ranked #58 of 222 restaurants in Haifa
Cuisines: Romanian
Description: A historical eatery, originally a coffee and ice cream place, today it has retained the name and the outside historical sign, as well as old pictures of Haifa, the restaurant and patrons decorating the inside, but the food is purely meat. The food is fairly simple, grilled meat of good quality, including pork - called in Israel "white meat" - accompanied by chips or grilled potatoes. The only specifically Romanian dishes that I could discover was a soup with pork bones whose name I did not retain and a mixed grill plate, which consisted of grilled cow meat entrails. This last I did order and it was really very nice. For the 50 Shekel the portion could have been bigger though. The restaurant lies in the downtown area not far from the government offices. Big place, not too noisy and accepts all credit cards and offers WIFI access, too. Open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays till 5 p.m. and on Saturdays till 8 p.m. As desert they offer Bavarian Cream or Ice cream. A good wine and beer selection.
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Description: A historical eatery, originally a coffee and ice cream place, today it has retained the name and the outside historical sign, as well as old pictures of Haifa, the restaurant and patrons decorating the inside, but the food is purely meat. The food is fairly simple, grilled meat of good quality, including pork - called in Israel "white meat" - accompanied by chips or grilled potatoes. The only specifically Romanian dishes that I could discover was a soup with pork bones whose name I did not retain and a mixed grill plate, which consisted of grilled cow meat entrails. This last I did order and it was really very nice. For the 50 Shekel the portion could have been bigger though. The restaurant lies in the downtown area not far from the government offices. Big place, not too noisy and accepts all credit cards and offers WIFI access, too. Open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays till 5 p.m. and on Saturdays till 8 p.m. As desert they offer Bavarian Cream or Ice cream. A good wine and beer selection.
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Haifa, Israel
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This place is one of the most favorites restaurant in Haifa. I enjoy eating here since my childhood and it's long time ago

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Haifa, Israel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

You know you came to a good place when most of the patrons are of Romanian origin... :-) Our favorite Romanian restaurant in Haifa. Excellent pork steaks and Kebab. If you plan to go over the weekend (Friday or Saturday, at lunchtime), best reserve a table since the place is full.

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Gedera, Israel
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

If you want to eat goos pork steak, kabab, ikra salad - this is the place. Simple, fresh, tasty and not expensive.

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Haifa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

That Romanian restaurant has a long history, and it seems that they haven't changed it. The food is very basic but tasty. The prices are more than reasonable. Don't expect for a fancy place, or you'll be disappointed. It's a very crowded place which will fit the younger also. The pork stake fillet was very good and so were all... More

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Redmond, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is where my granny used to take us each year, a must if you are Romain :-) Dont forget to put the tip in the waiters pocket ;-) this is my Granny style, you can do it like everywhere else on the table...

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Haifa, Israel
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

This is an senior Authentic Romanian restaurant (AFAIK started as an ice cream place) which occupies many harbor workers (but not only) I think the tables, chairs cutlery (and people) haven’t changed for the past 30 years and that’s what give the place its unique character. I would recommend chopped liver and Ikra (fish eggs with mayonnaise), for the main... More

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Haifa, Israel
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

This is the best Romenian food in Israel. Take a Kabab with garlic and you are not going to forget it. I'm eating there for the last 50 year . and don't forget the Yekre as a first dish

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Haifa, Israel
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

The place looks like it came out of the early fifties, and indeed it has been. But.... the food is excellent. Not fancy, but very good. Probably the best grill in Israel

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Haifa, Israel
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158 reviews 158 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

classical romanian and east european food. all the usual first dishes like chopped liver, Galer (if you know what this is..) horse radish etc. excellent meat dishes from romanian kebab (mititei) to nice steaks.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Situated at the heart of downtown Haifa at the old arab district Wadi Salim, this Romanian restaurant offers during the day an excellent grilled beef and pork stakes, and other traditional jewish romanian dishes such as spicy sausages, fishegg salad, picked cucumbers and mashed eggplant salad, pickled fish in brine, cold chicken soup (a real delicacy!). Don't forget to ask... More

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