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“Six stars for the food, minus two stars for the decor.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of uri buri

uri buri
Ha-Hagana St 11, Acre 24315, Israel
972 4-955-2212
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Ranked #2 of 40 Restaurants in Acre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Haifa
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Six stars for the food, minus two stars for the decor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I came for a birthday dining, so the restaurant's reputed high prices didn't deter me from indulging myself. The service was slow at the beginning but was pleasant and informative, and picked up speed as the dishes began to arrive at the table. We ordered the Tasting Menu which gave us a solid tasting for several of the restaurant's dishes, all of which(except for the oysters, which were just a bar short of great) had their own personality and flare and were delicious without overpowering the main ingredient's flavors or textures and were cooked exactly right. Easily one of the best seafood meals I've ever had.
While large and diverse, the alcohol menu is nothing to get excited about; even if you're celebrating, stick to the low end Israeli wines which offer great value for money instead of the pricey ones that just don't provide the bang for what they cost.
The restaurant's main detractor is it's interior design:
Namely there isn't any. The old building in which the place is housed is a mess of bare brick and crumbling plaster. Years of neglect have moved this condition from old and charming to ancient and alarming, and your eyes will wonder upwards from time to time, wondering weather if a piece of plaster might land in your plate. There's no in house music, so if you aren't chatty with your dining partners, you will quickly have an earful of the other diners around you.

Bottom line: If you absolutely must have excellent tasting fish and seafood, Uri Buri is uncontested in Israel.
If you're looking for the whole dining experience, you will be better off elsewhere.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Exquisite cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Friendly service and excellent art of cooking. The address of this most beautiful city in Israel. They get extra points for having glutenfree bread! We will surely come back.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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76 restaurant reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Taste it till U drop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I don't reckon you will actually come to eat here if you are not around Akko, but once near or on Akko, I strongly recommend that this restaurant will be the focal point of your visit. The ever present owner, uri, once a fisherman ( always a fisherman) now a restaurateur and a hotelier persona in the north of Israel, overlooks the restaurant on a daily basis and practically gives the sign of approval on each dish. It's mostly seafood therefore slightly problematic if you have kids that gag at the sniff of fish. But it's soooo tasty u night wanna take chance.... The food is fresh out of sea, tasty, experimental and delicioussss. Go for the tasting menus to experience the grand verity the place has to offer. They will ask u for your preferences and will dish them out accordingly.
I think you should do your strolling around ancient Akko before eating, cause no one guarantees you can be shuffled out on an operative mode.

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London UK
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A long way from Tel Aviv”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have friends who have consistently encouraged us to visit Uri Buri and eight of us took a minibus to go for lunch. The ambience of the restaurant itself was disappointing, we had the Tasting Menu which was very nice but not great. The service was good and very pleasant but we would not go back or recommend it as a "must go" venue in Israel. It was quite expensive for a fish restaurant in not great surroundings.

  • Visited October 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Atrocious service, fine food but overpriced.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A fish fillet drizzled with balsamic glaze and lots of butter does not make it creative, inspired or gourmet or worth $40.

Paired with the worst service (e.g.- waiter asking us from across the room, with my back to turned to him, how everything is; leaving dessert menus with us, the only diners in the room, and returning in 15 minutes) that cannot be described properly with just a few examples, it's a total mystery to me how anyone has given in over 3 stars.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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