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“Food with a view”
Review of kalamaris

kalamaris
Ranked #24 of 386 Restaurants in Haifa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Kalamaris is the restaurant that my family and I enjoy visiting again and again.
Although it is located in a very touristic spot, it is NOT a tourist trap. Far from it.
This is a family owned and operated restaurant, the staff is friendly and professional.
It is an excellent seafood restaurant but not just. If you are not into seafood, the selection of mead dishes is as good.
The feast starts with a large selection of salads. Well in Israel we call it salads but these are first courses that come in small plates (like tapas) filled with goodies and you get re-fills if you finish a plate.
The fish is prepared in a very simple way according to your liking without ruing it. The waiter will recommend what’s best for the day. The selection of seafood is nice and also made perfectly.
It is highly recommended to come hungry.

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1  Thank Mani1962
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

Great view.
Great food.
Great atmosphere.
Amazing Staff.
A mix of cultures and flavors.
You must insist on sitting by the window.
A complementary dessert just makes it Perfect.
A must when visiting Haifa.

Thank AmosR R
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

I've been to Haifa several times, but this is my first time here. The restaurant is across from Stella Maris, and has a spectacular view of Haifa Bay out panoramic windows. Because it's on the side of Mount Carmel, the view spans the entire bay - we could see all of Haifa around to Akko.

The food was outstanding as well. The appetizers were great - a wide range of salads and other starters. My favorites were the hummus and haloumi cheese; both were excellent. The tahini was great too. The tuna was a bit gloppy, but tasted good. The veggie salad was also tasty. In fact, there were so many appetizers that I almost wasn't hungry for dinner. My entree was the lamb kabobs, which were delicious but a bit unevenly ground (lumpy).

There's no question that I'll try to come back here the next time I'm in Haifa. The combination of outstanding food and one of the best views in the city make this place a real winner.

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2  Thank santacruzer_95060
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

A fter a tiresome journey around haifa this restaurant was the reward you get, it is a gourantee of a panoramic view of the city and delightful taste of its food varieties.
A cup of tea then and a peiece of cacke will get you to remember haifa and its sea forever.

1  Thank Shaltoni
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Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We had one of our best meals in Israel here....don't miss the great salads and grilled Calamari and Israeli fish. The restaurant is located right across from the Stella Maris Church (tell taxi driver to take you to the church location) right at the top of the cable car station so the view of Haifa harbor is spectacular. Be sure to call for reservations as they get busy after 8:30. Although there was a little language barrier the staff was very friendly and helpful accommodating the gluten free diet.

Thank joel r
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