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5 Pardes Meshutaf, Ra'anana 4335503, Israel
09 7741575
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Ra'anana, Israel
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a Beautiful place , it has such a nice location, the sense of a large 'inside garden' with large parasols and greenery all around but such an average food with bad service, we will not return, its a shame they dont invest in that

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Thank Elvira V
Hod Hasharon
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

There was a time when this 'hideaway' restaurant at the back of Raanana was a cool place to be. It was my birthday today and for a celebratory lunch I made the mistake of selecting this place again, based on old memories. I should have checked again in Trip Advisor and I didn't! Slap wrists!! Basically, the managers of this... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

We love the place and come a lot. It's a shame that despite the unique and amazing spot, the owners don't make and effort improving food and service. We sent back the spinach lasagna to the kitchen because it was really way under our expectations. It was heated till it was dry and what was supposed to be béchamel sauce... More 

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Debrecen, Hungary
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Six of us came to Makom Balev and enjoyed a good dinner. We decided to get inside (you can also eat outdoors in a beautiful garden) because strangely enough it became a little too cold for us. The inside is full of antiques but the food is really excellent and nicely served. TIP: order a place in advance otherwise you... More 

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Thank debrecen_10
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

an exclusive restaurant in Raanana. amazing event place with a charm. beautiful garden seating. And the food is very unique and special. recommended!!

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Thank Ronen M
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Well, some of the dishes were fine, but - The bread was not fully cooked and the beets were bad. Since we were alone in the place, the waitress told us she'd bring us a bread to eat with the aubergine, so I thought it was complimentary, and it was not. All the staff also noticed that we didn't touch... More 

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Thank Meni S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

very nice place and design, various different options where to sit - inside or outside, and nice &n friendly team. The food was nice - options for cheap or expensive dishes (lack some medium range dishes). The service isn't proffesional but OK

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Thank Eyal T
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Makom Balev is a beautiful spot. Maybe one of the nicest. If you want to meet someone for coffee, or a beer - or do a photo shoot - this place is great. The food is mediocre at best and the prices are ridiculous for what they provide.

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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We have been regular customers for over 5 years. Lately the menu has changed. The new menu is not good. We ordered lasagna and salmon pasta. They were cold instead of hot and they were not to our taste. Unless they improve drastically their menu this will not a preferred place.

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Thank Erichjs
Jerusalem, Israel
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381 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Nice place in the fields between Raanana and Moshav Givat Chen,pastoral views and ambience,friendly service,local cuisine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, International, European, Israeli
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Pardes Meshutaf, Ra'anana 4335503, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Central District  >  Ra'anana
  • Phone Number: 09 7741575

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?