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Shulchan
Price range: $12 - $70
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Chef Omer Miller and restaurateurs Itay Spivak and Steven Lobel (Dining Hall) have reunited to open Shulhan – the new neighbor on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Avenue 3 years ago. HaShulhan offers a fresh creative cuisine, urban lively atmosphere, as well as intimate feel. Chef Omer Miller presents a menu of personal interpretations of the local modern cuisine: colorful clean presentation, multiple combinations of very few products, minimal processing and hints of familiar flavors. Shulhan's menu includes small and main courses, all offered for fair prices, while allowing a shared meal: Egg Schnitzel in Garam Masala, crispy shallots, green onions and Thai vinaigrette; cold calamari salad with chick peas, hyssop, grilled eggplant, tomatoes and hot chili pepper; polenta cannelloni with crab bisque, shrimps, calamari and mussels; chicken stew with aromatic spice broth, root cream, chick peas and onions, and many others. Shulhan's decor, which is corresponding with the restaurant's neighborhood, was planned by Architect Dan Troim. The restaurant's open space is influenced by the outside street, the ceiling is high and inside the restaurant wood and bright colors are dominant features. Nevertheless, the center of attention remains the social, culinary occurrences around the tables. Chef Miller and DJ Funkyfish composed a special soundtrack music for Shulhan, which is corresponding with the flow of people rushing into the restaurant from Rothschild Avenue – the social, cultural and economic center of Tel Aviv.
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

I think its one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv. The chef Omer Miler is a great guy, handsome and sweet, and the food is amazing. The menu keeps changing, and wait till u try "the table" dessert. If u r in town u have to go and try it.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Had a superb lunch. A bistro menu (which I love) with "simple" dishes, executed in a very tasteful way. The pasta with tomato sauce for example was a sheer delight, so full of flavour. They offered us "champagne" and a great lemonade for just one shekel due to some kind of celebration, which of course made our lunch even more enjoyable. Really kind service as well, and seemingly no tourists besides us (almost always a good sign...).

The only negative thing we noticed was the manager of some kind (the owner I would assume) that in really sloppy clothes and for no apparent reason acted rude to the waiters/waitresses, who all did a great job. But don't let her keep you from going there, cause I highly recommend the place!

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Shulchan means simply "table" which might be an honestly modest restaraunteur's way of naming his new joint or it might be a not so subtle humblebrag. Given that Shulchan can be found on swanky Rothchild Blvd. I'm inclined to vote for the second.

Israel doesn't really do black tie restaurants well. Fawning waiters and snarky sommeliers just come off as false here. That is not to say that Israeli restaurants don't know how to do luxurious food, wonderful and delicious. It's jut that it will come served with casual charm, and a bit of informality that on the best occasions rises to a sort of intimacy that only makes the food taste all the better.

Shulchan is the latest, and to my mind the best, of this very welcome trend. The food is inventive without being pretentious and the ambiance is youthful and fun. They have a very nice selection at wines and an excellent staff that is clearly professional even when they're being friendly and casual.

The menu is eclectic so it's hard to describe it, but when you go, do order the egg schnitzel. A single soft - boiled egg (no shell) covered in bread crumbs and fried like a Viennese schnitzel. Sounds weird, tastes great.

It I must find fault It would be the fact that the joint is a little on the crowded side. the tables are a little too close together and there are too many of them. That said, I cannot really fault them, leases on Rothschild go for a premium, and it quickly becomes a question of either shoehorning an extra table or of raising prices.

All in all, a most pleasurable experience. well worth it.

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Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

We ate there on Valentines day, and got free pear cider... They are trying not to go by the usual courses division and serve by the size of the dish... We had fun alcohol, very good small dishes: the egg schnitzel and the tuna and fish eggs tartar. The "big dish" they served wasn't made they way we wanted so they took it and brought another one that was good. The Chocolate Galaxy dessert was yummy and playful.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a rather new restaurant modestly decorated in the old part of tel aviv. The chef Omer is considered in the first league of chefs in Israel'.the first courses menu varies from lunch to dinner but are all vert tasty.the main courses some of them deserve a better presentations as well as taste improvement.the deserts are Rey originals. Over all a very good experience.

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