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“Good restaurant, but far from great”
Review of Noya

Noya
Ranked #280 of 736 Restaurants in Jerusalem
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Neighborhood: Down Town West Jerusalem
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Noy is well situated in the center of Jerusalem (just a stone's throw from the light rail train), it is nicely designed and the food is good, but not great. The service was very pleasant, but the food came out too fast making one feel that you were "eating", not dining.
The first thing to arrive at the table were "on the house" antipasti (beets, eggplant, peppers and olives) along with a large, hot focaccia. The idea is nice, the antipasti were fine, but nothing memorable.All the dishes needed salt- and this is a problem with all the food.
My daughter and I shared an "eggplant terrine" which was not a terrine at all, but a baked eggplant with tehina on the side. Though very fresh, there is not more to be said about it except that it was definitely NOT a terrine, it needed salt and more character.
For the main course my daughter had seared red tuna steak with a number of sweet potato slices. The tuna was done to medium-well and she said it was fine.
I had an unusual dish: an entrecote steak filled with chopped lamb.the lamb filling was very good, but the entrecote was over done and therefore hard. Ut came with a good grilled zucchini, white rice and sweet potato slices. The meat severely lacked salt.
We shared a dessert of non-dairy vanilla ice cream (this is a strictly kosher restaurant that doesn't mix meat and milk) topped with silan (date honey),thin pieces of halva and roasted walnuts. It was quite good.
The bill for all of this came to 340 shekels which at today's exchange rate works out to about $85 for two, without wine or any soft drinks, no coffee.
Not cheap, and not sure I would return at that price.

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Thank Ahuva
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

We were a party of 15 and 6 of us are suffering from either nausea, diarrohea or stomach cramps. I think that says alot.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

My son's family has eaten here often because the food and prices are so good. Located just off the new light-rail line, not far from the Old City, it is easy to reach. The service was excellent, as was the food. I had a wonderful lentil soup in a huge bowl and a very good salmon that I was too full to finish. My son had the steak, which he thinks is one of the best in the city. Be sure to order off the "evening business menu," which includes appetizer, soup/salad and entree for about the same price as ordering the entree alone.

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Thank MaggieAnton
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

This place is nice great price nice people great location food eh it's not bad but not great boring they need to make the food more interesting

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Thank saraxosezz
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

This classy restaurant is situated on a very busy intersection in the center of Jerusalem but the atmosphere inside is quiet and elegant (especially if you choose a table on the upper level). The prices are on the high side but the fixed price menu (the "business" menu) is a great deal (opener/appetizer/entree for the price of the entree). Portions are generous, food is delicious, and service is outstanding (not always a given in these parts). Highly recommended.

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Thank dcdriver
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