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“Exorbitantly good and inordinately expensive”

Shila - Sharon Cohen's Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #15 of 1,594 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gedera, Israel
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Exorbitantly good and inordinately expensive”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

A typical highly successful Tel Aviv restaurant - crowded, well placed (Ben Yehuda 182), limited but excellent menu, focusing on sea food. The food is well cooked, not too fancy, not too simple, acceptably-sized portions, excellent service. My rump steak was very tasty, as was my wife's T-bone. Very few vegetables served with it. The Creme Brule' was out of this world. Cost: for 2 small appetizers, two main courses, a bottle of water, tea, coffee and dessert NIS510 (including 35 for valet parking - a must in the area). Add the tip ad we paid just under NIS600 - $162. Loved the food but do not consider it worth the price.

  • Visited February 2013
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“A nice place, good food and a pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

The food was very good. The staff is very nice - they may ask you if everything is good a few too many times, but always with a smile. Food and wine were very good - I had a fish tartare with avocado, which was the plate of the say, and I liked it. Very nice atmosphere. A bit on the pricey side.

  • Visited February 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Fantastic Fresh Seafood”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

My wife and I ate at the bar, watching the gifted cooking staff prepare every one's meals, which was quite a show in itself. All the staff was very friendly and eager to suggest their favourite dishes. Everything was fresh, inventive and great tasting. We sampled a number of starters with wine, as it was too hard to decide what to pick. Would be even better with a larger group to sample more! Every dish we tried seemed better than the next. Tel Aviv has turned into a foodie's paradise! This restaurant definitely represents the New Israeli cuisine, fresh and delicious with unique, unexpected combinations. The place got crowded and energetic as the evening progressed. Definitely an "in" place to be in Tel Aviv. A real treat of a restaurant and one that we will definitely return to. Just off North Yarkon and Jabotinsky streets on Ben Yehuda, very near the Hilton and the Shalom Rest and relaxation Hotels. Not kosher.

  • Visited January 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Can't wait to go back”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

A wonderful meal in every respect. Excellent service, fantastic food. Three of us had three different appetizers and three mains and two desserts and all were excellent. Fish was fresh and delicate and perfectly cooked, seafood was delicious, ceviche was to die for, pasta freshly made and perfectly al dente, calamari had no rubbery ness whatsoever. Desserts were large and rich with wonderful fruit and chocolate.

Visited February 2013
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Tel Aviv
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“Always Great”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Been to Shila many times, never disappointing. Gnocchi with seafood and white butter sauce is a special favorite, but really, everything is so fresh and delicious and the service friendly and unpretentious.

  • Visited January 2013
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