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“allways good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Raphael

Raphael
87 Hayarkon St, Tel Aviv 63143, Israel
(03) 522-6464
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Ranked #165 of 1,100 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“allways good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

when you look for a repetitive success you can allways count on Raphael
i have been 10 times and probably will go on many times in the future.

Visited February 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“too expensive for mediocre food.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

i remeber leaving the resataurant with a big bill and upset stomach... the food was not creative and tasty as to justify its price. pity.

Visited November 2012
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17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very good food and great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Great service, nice views, lovely basket of bread with great choice. Food was very well served and very tasty. Can only recommend

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Pricey, but hey chef restaurant yet nothing outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We went for a friday night family dinner, most restaurants are packed and difficult to book a place.
The resturant has been refurbished, all the dark bown wooden furniture giving it a moody hotel lobby feel is gone to give place to what today's trend is called "simple chic". Well the moody feel is still there with simple looking yet designer dining tables and chairs with occasional sofas in front of the windows giving view to the sea. I'm sure in daytime, the view is amazing. But the place still has no buzz.
The food, well the food is good, not good value but Hey, this is a chef resturant, The dishes are well done, with a bit of a homely taste, a bit on the heavy side with all the butter. Cannot say anything wrong about them, only nothing was amazing, different, I mean stands out, again this is a chef restaurant, Desert didn't come to expectation, very valuable chocolate put on frozen ice cream which had taken away the smoothness of one of valrhona's very special milk chocolates
Like the food service is good but not really there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“desappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I used to go to Raphael ( in Dan Hotel) because the place and the food were so enjoyable... The place is still great ( I love the bar for smokers) but the food is just poor : not bad but not tasty and expensive (especially wine and alccols) Once their couscous was great and so were fish. Couscous was nothing to write about and fish with pilpel cream wasn't good .The desert (petits fours) was ok. I heard they have problems with their sous-chefs . anyway, it s a pity...!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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