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“Great food, annoying service and unreasonable prices”

Shila - Sharon Cohen's Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #15 of 1,614 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $100
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Tel Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food, annoying service and unreasonable prices”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

Ok, the food is good, the place is crowded, obviously to obtain more people in the place.
The waitress seemed very disappointed with our orders, trying again and again to change our picks on wine, starters and mains. And the bill was huge too...

Never again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A great restaurant”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

We made our reservation when we visited Old Jaffa's harbor at evening (highly recommended).
By using the GPS our arrival to the restaurant was pretty quick. However, the main problem was to find a place to park, although they have a parking service (cost you 35 NIS instead of free, if by miracle you find a place to park…).
Their service was wonderful, they told us that the whole process of preparing the food can take us about 50 min. Since, it was done by preparing from the beginning products. We bared that in our mines and ordered some starters. This restaurant specializes on sea food products; therefore, it was wise to eat some sea products….
I choose one of their fish with risotto (sorry, I honestly do not remember their names…) and it was one of the best fish I ever ate. I believe that such a level of deliciousness I have only found in special fish restaurants such as Uri Buri in Acco.
This restaurant is highly recommended for those who love sea food and appreciate the good taste of fish.
In case you intend to arrive by car, I suggest you to think twice, since there is a big parking problem around Tel-Aviv.

  • Visited September 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“By far the best restaurant in their category”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Shila has got it ( almost ) all. It lacks in decorated atmosphere, so by all means, it is not an anniversary restaurant, but if you overlook the casual decor, the food tops everything u can imagine . Fresh, beautifully served, tasty, creative, and not pricy..! If u can, opt for the bar inside where u can see the chef prepare the food in such a unique way. Go for many small dishes, tapas like, instead of the main course, and enjoy the heavenly taste.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank YAELMOSES
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Recommended”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Went with work friend late, ate at the bar. Starter was fresh salad and tuna, great combo. Calamari main was smart, lively citrus and near perfect. Wines recommended were pricey and taste fantastic. Free shots with dinner. Best so far in TLV.

  • Visited August 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Terribad”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We waited 45m for a table despite booking 4 days in advance. Air conditioning was either very poor or malfunctioning. I wouldn't know anyway because when I asked if they could turn it up (it was hotter inside than outside) the waiter took a second of his busy time to say "NO!" and went away. From that you can deduce that service is plain terrible. I've seen a lot of places where waiters and managers are ignoring you but very few, like at Shila, where they are actively rude. I Honestly can't comment about the food because after waiting 45m in the heat for a table then sitting in even more heat with oriental music blasting and waiters that seem to resent your presence, I just quit and left before ordering any food. Stay away, far far away. Tel Aviv have plenty of great places to eat at and any falafel stand will be better than that place.

  • Visited August 2013
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