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“Poor service”
Review of Mala Bistro

Mala Bistro
Ranked #139 of 743 Restaurants in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Israeli, International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were at Mala on a Thursday evening, around 6:30. No one else was seated on the patio, and I don't know how many people were inside. Shortly after sitting down, 3 menus were placed on our table, with just a quick hello. After about 5 minutes, a couple sat down on the patio and their order was taken immediately. The servers were having their meals / snacks at the same time. It was approaching 15 minutes when our food and drink orders were taken. I made sure both were taken at the same time because I didn't want to spend the entire evening there. It was another 25 minutes (40 in total) before our food started to arrive...one meal at a time. Mine took 50 minutes, but not before a complimentary bread plate was served. Just as we were finishing up our meals, another complimentary pasta dish was served, but we were stuffed by that time. I read earlier reviews that mentioned the free food, and wondered if it is for when they mess up orders, or was this plate something they prepared by accident and didn't know what to do with.

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1  Thank FlyAtNIght
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Good restaurant, good food, great atmosphere, not cheap. Couple with one dessert and three alcoholic beverages as ₪ 425. If you are sensitive to cigarettes smoke dont sit on the porch because there are allowed to smoke. In the restaurant the air condition is weak. Very good rest.

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1  Thank ilan_r
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great location. Very nice dishes. They brought few items free. We were group of five. Everyone loved it. Nice attitude. We recommend and we will be back

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1  Thank Gonen S
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The restaurant is OK , the dishes were OK too . The location and the atmosphere makes all the different and more as a solution . Means that i wouldn't come specialy because of the Food althogh it was OK.

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Thank Ronnie H
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Cosy spot, spectacular food. The hot bread with pesto sundried tomato paste and yogurt was fantastic. It was complimentary and big. We also got a complimentary gnocchi which was amazing. Next we had onion soup - not French, but creamy. I didn't really like that. Stuffed veggies was incredible. We had 2 different chicken dishes that were extremely good. The place was so cute and intimate. Loved it! Waiter spoke English well and was cute :)

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Thank Lisadmonroe
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