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Dolphin Yam

9 Shimon Ben Shetach str., Jerusalem, Israel (Givat Ram)
+97226232272
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Ranked #55 of 466 restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Givat Ram
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

With a reservation, we had a group of 8 people and were very pleased with the food and service. The salads and bread they brought out first was great, and the food was very good. Would recommend this restaurant any time.

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Highland Park NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have not had a lot of experience with restaurants in Jerusalem but I suspect that you are not going to find a better one for the money. I was in a group of eight and everyone was very pleased. The Israeli wines we had, one red (pinot noir, believe it or not) and one white (sauvignon blanc) were excellent.... More

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Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were very disappointed. We had this restaurant recommended by the concierge of our hotel, but it was a really bad experience. Ambience is bad, but the real problem was the rude staff and bad food. Our fish main course was ready in 5 minutes, so definitely not fresh and was cold. Potatoes on the side were cold and looked... More

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant in the heart of the restaurant district in Tel Aviv and it did not disappoint! We sat outside and were welcomed by the excellent staff and started off with a great selection of hummus and the typical Israeli treats - but of a very high standard (the tomato salad was superb!). We ordered the fish... More

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Toronto, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A good seafood restaurant near ghe old city of Jerusalem the bread board and salads are excellent and filling the grouper was a bit bland and the chicken dish waa excellent not all the waitresses speak English and they seemed to forget at least one dish at every table but overall it was good..

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Although some of the waitresses dont speak 100% English, that is part of the charm. Food was great, fresh, delicious and imaginative. Wine they suggested, a semi dry on a hot day with fish was perfect. Peaceful and passionate restaurant. Go there.

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Tavernier, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Bread board before meal was great. Appetizer came and then not 10 minutes later main course came . Instead of trying to apologize they just moved all the food around so everything would fit. We told them we were not happy. Waitress came back and apologized. Took food to keep warm. Never came back until we asked for our food.... More

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Aptos, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Dolphin Yam is an excellent seafood restaurant. The bread board served before the meal is sumptuous. The entrees, particularly the calamari, are outstanding. Contrary to what others have written, we found the prices to be quite reasonable for the quality of the food. The outdoor area is quite pleasant. Since the restaurant becomes quite crowded, I'd suggest going early and/... More

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Huntington Beach
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The inside room is packed but comfortable. Service is very efficient, warm and friendly. The complimentary salads are almost a meal on their own - just two of us, and they brought about eight different selections as a snack! Food is excellent, and the prices, at the high end are comparable to similar restaurants in Israel. We will re-visit.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was not the first time we went there. This place is just very good. The food, service, the service, the atmosphere. This is a fish and sea food restaurant. Their menu is getting bigger and more exquisite. I am not sure one can find the same dishes in most of sea food restaurants. The choice of wine, strong drinks... More

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