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“The food doesn't live up to the standard of the high pricing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Alma Hotel & Lounge

Alma Hotel & Lounge
23 Yavne Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
3 6308777
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Ranked #538 of 1,053 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Cuisines: Asian fusion
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Tel Aviv, Israel
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138 reviews 138 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“The food doesn't live up to the standard of the high pricing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The atmosphere is awesome. This place had been brilliantly renovated to preserved this old place's spirit. From inside or outside this is simply wonderful. The staff is also attentive and caring.

This is famous Jonathan Roshfeld chef's restaurant. I do believe he is now one of the top chefs in Israel and his other restaurants are having wonderful kitchen. This reputation in addition to the high pricing of Alma creating expectation that Alma will match or even exceed the other Roshfeld restaurant, but it is not there yet.

I had grilled white Corvina fish (Moosar in Hebrew) for main. It's been served with grilled carrots (white, purple and orange - total 3 pieces), 3 pieces of grilled beetroot and white steamed rice. The serving was beautiful, but at the end of the day it was a fillet of grilled fish with grilled vegies... nothing special and it cost... I paid half elsewhere for the same quality.

The starters and other main courses were about the same. They were very good, but for this price and the Roshfeld reputation I expected more.

Maybe what justifies the price is not the food, or the chef, but the atmosphere that this place inspire. I would not dispute it. This is great place, but maybe for drinks, snack and appetizers.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Extraordinary! !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I've been amazed from the great hospitality starting with unbelievable chef restaurant and amazing service. I've liked the suite so much! Very unique! ! Amazing experience! Deffenetly will come back! !!

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Alma lounge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Me and a friend was looking for a place to eat on a late satuarday morning in Tel aviv. Gladly we chose alma lounge. B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L design( in my eyes a mixture of 20's elegant style with a vibrant twist that only Tel Aviv can offer). Colorful, classy, luxurious furniture, good food and lovely service.
I loved it and definitely will come again.

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