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“Delicious food, intriguing atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dr. Shakshuka

Dr. Shakshuka
Beit Eshel St 3, Tel Aviv 68025, Israel
+972 3-682-2842
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Ranked #349 of 1,056 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Price range: $5 - $20
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Doctor Shakshuka is a kosher restaurant serving North-African home-style cuisine, which has many fans. Most of the cooking is done in the family kitchen by the mother of the family.The restaurant caters to private events in a unique and authentic atmosphere. Doctor Shakshuka offers the best Turkish shawarma made of thin slices of lamb with minced lamb meat in between, skewered on one huge spit, in he's new shawarma place(same location).
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“Delicious food, intriguing atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is a really unique restaurant, starting with the unusual decor that fits in well with its Jaffa location. We sat in the indoor-outdoor area. Keep in mind that you're in a building that is very, very old, which is part of the appeal, so if you're looking for a crisp, modern atmosphere, this isn't it. Service was friendly and attentive. We tried a little over everything, from fresh salads and hummus to shakshuka to various chickens and meats (beef, sausage, shawarma, lamb). Everything was very tasty and the shakshuka was homey tasting - like something I'd wished I'd been eating my entire life. Dinner came with lemonade, mint tea, and small pastries for dessert. At about $60 pp including a bottle of wine, it wasn't cheap, but the food was plentiful. One note - if you aren't into Middle Eastern cuisine and sauces, then this may not be up your alley. Some of the food is prepared with oil and spices that were too much for some in our party who are used to a different diet. If you like Middle Eastern food, you'll love this place.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barak K, Public Relations Manager at Dr. Shakshuka, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear Nanci_Dru,

it is a pleasure to read about your wonderful experience at the Dr Shakshuka. Thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments.
We look forward to see you on your next visit to jaffa.

Dr Shakshuka Team
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“Some say good, some say bad, I say very tasty Shakshuka”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

A different meal, but very tasty. Restaurant was crowded but the service was quite good. The food was fresh, the salad was crisp and the Shakshuka was delicious. We ate outdoors and enjoyed the ambiance.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barak K, Public Relations Manager at Dr. Shakshuka, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear BobsTravels,

Thank you for choosing the Dr Shakshuka restaurant. and thank you very much for taking the time to post such a positive review.
We are looking forward to welcome you back to our restaurant
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“Good Shakshuka”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Nice place to eat shakshuka and other mediterranean food. Good service. The salads are fresh and tasty. The meat could be better.
The place is noisy, but there is a good athmosphere.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Barak K, Public Relations Manager at Dr. Shakshuka, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear Limor,

Thank you so much for your worm words and greetings from Dr Shakshuka.
We would like to thank you for sparing a few minutes of your valuable time to share your comments of your recent visit at Dr Shakshuka.
We take into consideration regarding your comments about the meat and we alway aim to improve.
thank you again.
Dr Shakshuka looks forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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“Bad shashuka”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Not a place to eat there, very poor and bad shashuka, any other place you can get a better one. Just no no place to eat

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Barak K, Public Relations Manager at Dr. Shakshuka, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear sir,

We would like to thank you for sparing a few minutes of your valuable time to share your comments of your recent visit at Dr Shakshuka. our customers really love our Shakshuka dish and its known for our famous dish. we are sorry to hear you were disappointed and we would like to invite you for a new experience with us.
please contact our restaurant manager for farther information.
thanks again.
Best Regards,
Barak k
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Ok food, very nice ceiling design :-)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The restaurant is famous, so we've decided to eat one lunch there. Predictably, we've order shakshukas, one with merguez sausages, the other one with lamb shwarma. The food arrived almost instantly. (After all, we're talking about fried eggs with tomatoes and spices). It tasted nice, but somehow dissapointing, compared with other places in the city: Tel Aviv is a foodie heaven, with all its restaurants, small places, markets, street food and "aromatized" atmosphere. Dr. Shakshuka didn't really live up to its reputation...

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Barak K, Public Relations Manager at Dr. Shakshuka, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
We would like to thank you for sparing a few minutes of your valuable time to share your comments of your recent visit at DR SHAKSHUKA. we are sorry to here you were disappointed of our shakshuka dish. our cuisine is Libyan and our food is hand made locally.
we like to invite you to try our famous SHAWARMA next time you are visiting TEL AVIV.
Best Regards,
Barak k
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