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“The best East European kitchen in Israel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ma'ayan Habira (The Beer Spring)

Ma'ayan Habira (The Beer Spring)
4 Natanson St., Haifa, Israel
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Ranked #20 of 228 Restaurants in Haifa
Cuisines: Eastern European, Central European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Haifa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The best East European kitchen in Israel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

The only problem of the place is short working hours. All the other -- food, service, music -- outstanding. Go book the table!

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  • English first
  • Hebrew first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Haifa, Israel
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“One of the best choices in Haifa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

This place serves excellent beer, very well made food, and excellent atmosphere. Prices are friendly, and so is the service.The food itself is traditional Eastern European in style - somewhat outdated, but well made. It is often rich in calories. There are a few snags though - the place is open in the evening ONLY ON TUESDAYS (otherwise it closes at 17:00), it is closed all day on Saturdays, and is a little bit hard to find (don't even try, just ask around, most people will be happy to guide you to the place). Also, finding a place to sit here on Friday afternoon is difficult. If you are ready to ignore a few extra calories for once, scramble around to find the place, and have your beer in less traditional hours, your will be well rewarded with an experience to remember.

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Haifa, Israel
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great selection of beers and East-European dishes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

This would be my favorite place. Two factors keep me away - high cholesterol in my blood and price you pay for what you get.

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Haifa, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very much a guy's place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Dirty, dark and over-priced. I believe the beer is good and the atmosphere pleasant. Other than that ...

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Haifa, Israel
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Haifa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Awesome East-European (mostly Romanian) food, affordable prices (full lunch including beers = 250 NIS), friendly staff, life music on Friday afternoons. Closed on Saturday.

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