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Scala - Chef kitchen & bar

7 King David Street | Inside the David Citadel Hotel, Jerusalem 94101, Israel (Givat Ram)
972 2 6212030
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Ranked #26 of 437 restaurants in Jerusalem
Price range: $11 - $48
Cuisines: Kosher, Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Givat Ram
Description: An exclusive restaurant in the heart of Jerusalem, combines complete elegance, and urban lifestyle with contemporary taste. A collaboration of the best local ingredients and international cooking techniques creates an original Mediterranean kitchen that will please every culinary lover. The menu consists of medium-sized dishes, perfect for sharing. The SCALA experience is completed by professional and friendly service. SCALA, is a kosher restaurant targeting a diverse clientele: tourists, diplomats, businessman and local food lovers.
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88% Recommend
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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135 reviews 135 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We enjoyed our meal. Food was top notch but it was somewhat slow in coming. We were with a small group. The bread was warm and very good as were the accompaniments, the goose liver was cooked perfectly. However my lamb shank was pretty dry and was screaming for a sauce to go with it. I ordered a vodka on... More

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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were suggested to sit in armchairs by a low table, which did not seem either comfortable nor romantic for us. We were celebrating an anniversary and had told this when we booked. So we instead sat by a small cafe table (I dont think there was even a flower at the table). The wait staff were helpful, very nice... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

before i start--we won an eluna coupon to go to scala.when we presented the coupon,the waitress took away the original menus and gave us a different menu with many less choices--there were three appetizers,2 mains and 3 desserts.this was not stated on the coupon...and we will be in touch with eluna. we came to celebrate our anniversary the food was... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great food, service second to none, best restaurant visited in Israel. Well worth a walk or cab ride to get to it.

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Brno, Czech Republic
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Right after we were set at the table, we knew we decided on the best possible choice in Jerusalem. Being here in December everything was calm and running in nice atmosphere. The service was friendly and professional as well. Food was made out of fine ingredients and wine was absolutely stunning. I can only recommend and definitely will visit this... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was on holiday with my family and we decided to celebrate my birthday in a fancy restaurant. We looked up on tripadviser for recommendations, and came across the Scala reviews. The praises were not misleading! We entered the Scala and were led by a delightful hostess into a spacious, classy restaurant. We felt welcomed beyond belief when a lovely... More

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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160 reviews 160 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This magnificent continental restaurant, fully kosher, is located in the David Citadel Hotel and provided me with one of the best dinners I have ever had in Israel. The entire dinner from appetizer through entrée and dessert was A Plus.

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Blown away by our meal at Scala. The ambiance is modern and lovely, the service top notch, and the food is absolutely delicious. The menu is creative and extensive - and don't skip dessert! Attempted to sit at the bar and order off the bar menu which was a bit of a challenge, but after a bit of back and... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We arranged a table here from the UK, mainly on the strength of TA reviews. We wanted somewhere Kosher, and a bit special for a reunion dinner. The food was good, although I didn't really felt it compared well with top end restaurants in the UK. However, this styles itself as the best gourmet restaurant in Jerusalem, and is the... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is a restaurant for special occasions, its expensive, but well worth it. Dont be put off by it being located in a hotel. Once you enter the restaurant on the second floor of the restaurant, it is as if you have entered a completely different place. The restaurant is stylish designed with a feeling of space and privacy for... More

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