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“Very good” 4 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 1,024 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Price range: $0 - $100
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had a delicious meal with excellent service at Shila. The only reason I gave a 4/5 is because we were in the back room, which is in desperate need of a renovation or at the very least a fresh paint job. If you go on a busy night, it's worth the wait to sit in the main dining room.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Sharon Cohen's Kitchen & Bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Amazing Tasting Dishes, Crowded, Wonderful Bartender and Drinks, Great Service, Pricey but OH SO WORTH IT!

Visited July 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Seriously Overrated! VERY EXPENSIVE!!! Not such fine dining :((”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Still trying to figure out how this place became so famous.
After reading all the reviews I have expected so much more. Whole meal was average, nothing special and very disappointing in many aspects: some dishes were not fresh (shrimps were powdery and tasteless), slow service, very poor risotto and very expensive wine list.
We will never return to this place as it was over-priced with average food and bad service.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Cozy Refreshing Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

A relatively small place with tables and a bar. The feel is almost tavern like. Dim lighting, people moving around, smiling. I sat at the bar which I must recommend if you like watching food being prepared, almost like a sushi bar, as your dishes are passed over to you.
The dishes are unique, refreshing and beautifully presented yet not snobbishly sparse.
Keep in mind that Shila is known for the freshest ingredients, especially fish and seafood. Go for the fish tartars, one of which comes wrapped in a thin layer of beet root, which is absolutely spectacular. Try to order as many of their smaller dishes as you can. These are what makes Shila so special.
Shila combines fresh ingredients with creative and delicious preparation. Take your time, order some good wine, and enjoy.

Visited November 2013
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“Best one !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Sharon cohen is a geneius. Every dish from starters to mains was perfect. Try the tartar wrapped in avocado ! . the wine list is well constructed and any one can find a wine that fits him. In one word: perfect

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