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“Mul Yam”
Review of Mul Yam Restaurant - CLOSED

Mul Yam Restaurant
Price range: $60 - $130
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: "Mul-Yam" is a restaurant located in Tel Aviv port, specializing in fish and seafood, was founded in 1995. The restaurant's creative kitchen offers fine plates, made of premium products from all around the world. A rare, high quality selection of wines completes a complete culinary portrait, which became highly acclaimed in Israel. Since 2003, "Mul-Yam" is rated among the best 120 restaurants in the world, according to the gourmet restaurant guide "Les Grandes Tables Du Monde".
Tel Aviv
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mul Yam”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Very high quality food and service. Outrageous prices for dinner. A treat for those who do not care about the cost.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Carl K
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best meal I have had in Tel Aviv in a long time”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Contrary to what many of the reviewers below said, this is hands down the finest restaurant in Israel. I think the first thing one needs to understand is that seafood is very very expensive in Israel, and Mul Yam's are the finest, mostly imported by the owner through his fish business. It is prohibitively expensive for dinner but offer a two course business lunch for 170nis weekdays and 185nis weekends. Considering what they serve it is excellent value for the money.

The restaurant is in the Tel Aviv Port, and valet parking is a huge help in this congested area.

The breads and spreads they serve are homemade and excellent. I had a the "open lasagna" with shrimp, crabmeat and pea shoots which was excellent. Followed this with grilled langoustines which were perfect.

The true highlight here though is dessert. Their pastry chef is unreal. Two desserts, the panacotta with wildberries and chocolate and the nectarine kadaif were incredible and the homemade chocolates were to die for.

Yoram Nitzan is hands down the best chef in Israel.

PS. Their cookbook "Seafoodpedia" recently won a Gourmand World Cookbook Award—the most prestigious international award in the field—something no Israeli cookbook has ever accomplished before in the fish and seafood category.

Mul Yam, cost for lunch with wine, coffee and desserts...600nis and worth every penny.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Sharon726
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Overpriced, overrated, meh”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

All you need to know is that one of our party ordered one of the specials, a fish dish. It cost 270 shekels (over $75 for those of you coming in from overseas), and it was rubbery.

The rest of our dishes were perfectly adequate, but they cost 240 shekels. My appetizer, tuna sashimi, cost 140 shekels.

For that kind of money, you'd want to be walking out with the impression that you'd just tasted some of the most incredibly crafted food you'd ever tasted. We walked away wishing we'd gone to Shulchan, or something equally fantastic but without the pretentious prices and inflated sense of itself.

The service was good, and the food was nice - but no more than that. Nothing can justify these insane prices.

Ignore the hype about this place. Avoid.

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank Ray C
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Great service, valet parking next to the restaurant and good but very expensive lunch”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We came to this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary, the host, Ofer, was very attentive and brought us two champaign glasses, we could see some sea view from our place in the restaurant.
The service of the other stuff members was also impeccable and we started with business lunch, which included fresh oysters , 6 amazing oysters with great souce, lasagna with crab meat was also amazing the mains were langoustines and popai shrimps which were excellent, we also added scallops from the starters menu and a dessert which was excellent, we were recommended to try the Australian wine with distinct taste of pineapple which was absolutely superb,the only downside is the price of the business lunch , which sums up for more than 700 nis if you add wine and dessert.
Recommended for very special occasions , and it's nice to take a walk afterwards.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Ira_Sh
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Kapstadt
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Average and very expensive”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We came back here after a lunch visit in 2012.
This time we left a bit disappointed.The service was
on the slow side and the food was not exceptional as
one should get for the prices.
Take warm clothing.The air-conditioning was close to
freezing point.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Wolfgang1000
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