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“A wonderful meal, a lovely place, but the atmosphere is missing something” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haj Kahil

Haj Kahil
18 Raziel st., Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68120 , Israel
+972(0)35188866
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Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Jaffa
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Tel Aviv
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“A wonderful meal, a lovely place, but the atmosphere is missing something”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The lamb neck is so good it makes up for the sullen service. And the kebab is wonderful And the Knafeh is worth all the calories. We really love the food, but would have liked a happier environment.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Great staff, great food and very relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Last night we went as a small group to this restaurant after having been recommended to visit by friends. We were not disappointed.

The chop-chop salad was one of our best ever and the skewers were great. We shared some kebabs with pine nuts and some lamb.

The price was good, the view of Jaffa was good and the staff were helpful - we asked one guy to take a few photos of us together. He was somewhat of a perfectionist, nearly a professional photographer, taking countless phtos from different angles in different light settings. It certainly added to our positive experience.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent meze !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Typical arab food, but very very good.
The best meze (assortment of salads, hummus, olives ...) I had in the middle east, even better than Lebanon.
The stuffed lamb neck was good but a bit heavy (that's normal for the neck) and wayyy too big for 1 person.
Very friendly staff. The meze is not expensive at all.
Highly recommended, you won't get this level of quality very often.
(Recommended by the food section of Haaretz
http://www.haaretz.com/culture/food-wine/.premium-1.547611 )

No alcohol proposed.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The best meat restaurant in Israel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

I've been to haj kahil numerous times on various trips to Israel. I can strongly recommend every dish on the menu!
A great restaurant with perfect food and service.

Visited May 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Enjoyed dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Though we enjoyed our meal there, not sure if we ordered the right selection from their vast menu. This was our first night in Israel, and felt that we had better food throughout our stay in Israel for the remainder of the week.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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