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Magdalena Restaurant

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Migdal Junction | צומת מגדל, Migdal, Israel
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New London, Connecticut
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant as part of a 10 person private tour of Israel. What a surprise. The restaurant was spacious, modern, and very tastefully decorated. The food was magnificent. Had the sea bass, with the best mashed potatoes I ever had. The appetizers and desserts were delicious. Service was excellent. I have been to 5 star restaurants in the... More 

Thank Stansky2
Suwanee, Georgia
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant we have been in Israel. Beautiful, fantastic food and phenomenal views of everything

Thank altusoper
Kinneret, Israel
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service are exeptunal. You can not find Galilee food on this level in any other place around the Sea of Galilee. the place is very nice and service is perfect. The price are high but justified.

Thank WalkonwaterKayak
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at Magdalena was a wonderful experience. We visited the restaurant as part of a large group, and were impressed that the kitchen and the wait staff were able to serve everyone so efficiently. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. The cauliflower appetizer (a signature dish for Magdalena) is a must-try. The wine selection is also incredible. A... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch as part of a large tour group so I wasn't expecting much -- it turned out to be the best meal we had in the two weeks we were in Israel. .. we had a choice of shrimp or steak - I chose steak was excellent (but also sampled the shrimp - which was also excellent)... More 

Thank GrayHairedGranny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the shishbarak which was wonderfull, the kabab abd the Green shrimps whoch were great. So is the chocolate ball desert - amazing! Great resturant!

Thank chen g
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waiter was terrible, first he didn't treated us well, and then he took the tip without permission. The food was too normal for the price and when we said that plate wasn't ok, he said .. "that's what it is " !! very rude !

Thank Jessica M
Whittier, California
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Great place to eat especially if want to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank JosieQ11
New Jersey
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1,761 reviews
646 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is enjoying its good, well deserved, reputation. Good Mediterranean and "Galilean" cuisine. Open, airy, modern interior design. The chef ,we heard, is an Arab Christian and he brings in the best of Palestinian cooking. You will find here all the usual Middle Eastern dishes you like.

Thank podrozniczka60
West Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love Arab restaurants, but this one is different: a large beautifully decorated contemporary space, charming and well trained servers, and food that makes memories. The chef uses skills fromhigh end Tel Aviv restaurant work to elevate everyday standards and invent new ones. A signature dish mentioned in every review is the shishbarak, lamb dumplings in a goat yogurt sauce...... More 

Thank Karen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Migdal Junction | צומת מגדל, Migdal, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Northern District  >  Galilee  >  Migdal
  • Phone Number: +972-46730064
Magdalena is a restaurant which introduces a new concept of refinedGalilee food, with Lebanese and Mediterranean touches. Magdalena,located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, is surrounded by breathtakingscenery and offers views of Mount Arbel and the ancient city of Magdalawhich was recently discovered and is considered one of the most importantsites in antiquity.

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West Hartford, CT
Tel Aviv, Israel
8 months ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?