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“a return visit - a disapointment”
Review of Douzan

Douzan
Ranked #11 of 381 Restaurants in Haifa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $100
Cuisines: European, Lebanese, Israeli
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 12, 2013

we have been here before. it was always fun, good, attentive service and great food.
this time was so different that we have wondered if it is still the same ownership.
true - it was christmas time. that is an explanation - but not an excuse. if the place can not handle the crowd - that is a major problem.
we were 11 diners - 6 adults, 5 children (12-5)
the attentive, hard working waitress just couldn't handle the pressure of so many tables (I wouldn't either - she needed help!) and we waited for ever for our orders. one dish took 40 minutes to arrive.
what was even more disapointing was that the food was bad.
the only good dishes were the Lebanese fatush salad (excellent as always) and the eggplant roll (good). the children's mini schnitzels were also good, and made out of "real chicken breasts" and not some horrible industrial nuggets stuff.
so far for the good part. all the other 7 dishes were bad. over-salted, loaded with MSG enhanced soup powder taste, a disapointment. Avoid the Ravioly at all cost. inedible.
We miss the old Douzan as we have known it.

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Thank nushki65
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

We get there around 10 pm Thursday night. The place was full of local people, Arab and Jews like everywhere in this wonderful co-existence city. The service was god and the food tasty and in generous quantity.
They have a sector for smokers with an open door to the main non smoking area. Try to have table far from that door. They also have places outside facing the main street of the German colony area.

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

The owner explained that Douzan in Arabic is the device that tunes a guitar - until it is in harmony. As an Arabic + Israeli town, Haifa is keen to project this image of harmony. The ambiance is laid back in line with the jazz music. The presentation is sometimes more dramatic than the eventual taste - but full marks for trying. Didn't have room for a dessert but received a free malabi.

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Thank DeeEllHerzliya
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

Went for a romantic meal and it was lovely. Couldn't finish the meals they were massive and delicious, wine great. Totally recommend it lovely.

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Thank feijoa7
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed in Haifa for the weekend and decided to lunch out with two frinds(who happen to be also family).The Tripadvisor list did not look too promising to our tastes-until we stumbled upon DOUZAN -number 31 on your list- which turned out to be a colossal injustice to this UNIQUE & LOVELY PLACE.Just to make sure I called a local friend/food-connoisseur who said:"DO NOT MISS DOUZAN"I ordered by e,mail and was confirmed right away.The place gives a warm & "Heimish"feeling,with comfortable oriental furniture & decor.
We started with an assortment of small oriental dishes which were all excellent,with special spicing.For main course we took:shrimp,calamary,beef ,cordon bleu-all with special souces &sauteed vegetables /rice.in addition we ordered vegetable saled.All the dishes were freshly cooked with just the right amount of spicing&very tasty(we all shared),the cordon bleu was too dry & tasteless(the chicken part).The salad was thinly cut by hand and very tasty.For desert we all shared a wonderful chocolate cake soaked in rum.An italian espresso summed up a very good culinary experience which lasted two and a half hours.
The service was friendly but not imposing,
The toilets:clean .
The prices:decent.Good value for money,

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Thank avner m
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