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“One of the best restaurants I've ever been to” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shila, Sharon Cohen's Kitchen & Bar

Shila, Sharon Cohen's Kitchen & Bar
Ben Yehuda St. 182, Tel Aviv 63471, Israel
03-5221224
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Ranked #15 of 1,090 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Price range: $0 - $100
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Southern Germany
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants I've ever been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We've been to Shilas during our Easter vacation in Tel Aviv this year. My wive knew the place from earlier business trips and it was part of our plan to eat there during our stay.
We went there after our daughter woke up from her lunch nap and arrived outside of peak hours (~4pm) so that it was no problem to get a table. It was not empty though despite the odd time so that I believe a reservation during normal lunch or Dinner hours is mandatory.

The service was very attentive and child friendly. The food was incredible, here's what we've had:
Red Tuna Caroaccio: incredibly intense flavours of ginger, soy noodles and the Campari sorbet. Very well balanced with the taste of the tuna.
Salad: a great Mix of fresh green salads and herbs
Sea Bass on noodles with vegetables: intense flavours, very creative mix for such a simple dish and of highest quality
Sirloin starter with Cauliflower: again, intense aroma of the individual ingredients, good texture of the meat, great sauce. Definitely one of the best meat dishes we've ever had.

Overall, well worth the money and absolutely recommended.

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great food (a little bit expensive but worth it). The restaurant located in central TLV.
This is a nice place to bring people from abroad!
I love sitting on the bar with friends.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Excellent as well as relaxed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I am always suspicious when visiting hyped restaurants, since they tend to eventually care more about themselves than the guests. Shila surprised us in a very good way. A great place were we ate excellent dishes. Sat by the bar where the starters where made and could see the attention to details. Personal service and a cool ambient feeling made it a perfect last evening in Tel Aviv. Highly recommended!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Unique dishes, like avocado rapped ceviche, very tasty, pricy but worth the money. Very common with Good vibe! Love the place, highly recommend

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“3rd time there - consistently great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

3rd time at Shila. We were a group of 7 people celebrating a birthday.

As always - food was fresh, interesting and delicious. The atmosphere was lively as usual, the place was buzzing.

The service was wonderful, same waitress that served us 6 months ago and she remembered what I wanted to drink. Impressively attentive.

Prices are very high, but you don't feel it's a rip off.

To conclude - Shila is the number one place in Israel for great food and a relaxed atmosphere.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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