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“Touristy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ein Gev Fish Restaurant

Ein Gev Fish Restaurant
Kibbutz Ein Gev, Nearby Places, Tiberias, Israel
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Ranked #6 of 39 restaurants in Tiberias
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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80 restaurant reviews
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“Touristy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

First Impressions: On the eastern shore of Lake Galilee, exactly on the opposite side from the town of Tiberias, sits Ein Gev and its local fish restaurant. From the outside, this restaurant looks like an oversized veranda with a cluster of outdoor tables around it.

PROS: Location... location... location is its best asset, offering magnificent waterfront views particularly from the patio. Although the food is average at best, at least the deep-fried (or grilled) St. Peter's Fish was tastier than average.

CONS: It appears that this place has become a regular lunch stop for the tour bus crowd since we counted at least a dozen or so tour buses parked around the place. So, during peak hours, the place is a veritable sea of humanity and the service is the first thing to suffer. No worries. Give it an hour or so, and the flood of tourists disappears as fast as it came.

Verdict: Worth a visit, if only to have a break from your daily hummus and falafel diet. But visit in between the peak tourist hours. A coin toss. Grade B.

Visited May 2012
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Karmiel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“beautiful location but tasteless food and lousy service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

the location and the view of this restaurant are incomparable but the fish poor and tasteless and the service bad .

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Netanya, Israele
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“fMainly For pilgrims”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is more a big canteen for groups of pilgrims visiting the See of Galilee (we saw 20 buses parked outside). The food quality is average and the prices are average too. The service is quite fast. The patio have a wonderful see on the Lake.

Visited April 2013
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Eugene
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“Good food-Poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We ate lunch at this restaurant with a tour group. We were greeted very warmly on arrival and all went well until the food began to arrive. Some orders arrived quite quickly after appetizers, etc. But others at the same table didn't arrive until those first served had almost finished eating the main course. We had been advised to ask for the garlic sauce for the fish. We were told by more than one wait person that they didn't know anything about a garlic sauce. Our tour guide spoke to the manager and he told us that it would be served immediately. After 10-15 minutes, we asked the wait person again and she knew nothing about the garlic sauce. Finally, after those of us who were served first had finished our fish, the garlic sauce was served. Those serving our tables--we were about the only ones in the restaurant by that time--generally stood around talking to each other, with little interest shown in providing the basic services expected in a restaurant. Our meal was supposed to include a dessert. When the servers were asked about desert one said, "Oh, do you want dessert?" Up to that time not one of them had offered to serve the dessert that was included in the price of the meal. This would be a nice place to eat if only someone would train and properly supervise the wait staff.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“Don't miss this place to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

St. Peter's Fish was very tasty. We have eaten at this restaurant several times, and it has never disappointed us. It is on the Sea of Galilee and can accommodate large groups. The salads and everything else will not disappoint. If you do not like fish, there is a wide selection of other things to eat at Ein Gev.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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