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“Another Hidden Gem: Tasty food, tad pricey” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sudfeh

Sudfeh
Ranked #11 of 65 Restaurants in Nazareth
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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437 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
“Another Hidden Gem: Tasty food, tad pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

First Impressions: Turning into a narrow alley on the way to the Greek Orthodox Church uphill from the famous Fauzi Azar Inn, our tour group "chanced upon" the Sufdeh Restaurant. (Interestingly enough, according to our guide, Sufdeh means "by chance" in Arabic.) As fortune would have it, we nearly missed it too, what with its nearly inconspicuous façade bordered by a very high nondescript wall, nondescript surroundings, nondescript entrance and a small, brown nondescript sign. By contrast, the charming anteroom -- or indoor courtyard -- with its hanging flower baskets and non-smoking seating area ushers the guest to a plush renovated mansion, complete with high arched ceilings and beige rough-hewn stonework (again, typical of the area).

PROS: Offering traditional Arabic cuisine with a Western twist, the fusion menu has something for everyone. From the assorted choice of salads to the main entrees, the food is quite tasty and the portions generous (good enough for two). The grilled eggplant with home-made tehina on top was great. The Chicken Cordon Bleu compared admirably with other top restaurants. Oh, and their signature dessert of home-made ice cream, heaped over dates and lathered with a sweet sesame sauce is to die for! They also have an extensive list of spirits, wines, beer and liquor. Ambience was relaxed, although the clientele is decidedly young-ish. Staff in general are friendly and attentive.

CONS: Location is not its best asset. It's out of the way, taking a bit of exploration and mapwork to find this place. Parking is spotty. Better park downhill, then walk up. Consistent with most establishments, service is at a leisurely pace. This gourmet dining experience is reflected in the moderately expensive pricing.

Verdict: This is another hidden gem. Definitely worth a visit. May not be the best in Nazareth, but clearly in the top three. Book ahead, especially on weekends. Recommended. Grade A-minus.

  • Visited May 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great drinks, perfect atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friends spent the night there, it was a perfect choice. Located in the middle of Nazareth, serves the best food, the best drinks, and the waiters/waitresses are very friendly.
The place has an inside sitting area where you can enjoy a non smoking night, and a smoking area outside.
To sum it up.. Highly recommended!!

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Arab cuisine with a hint of the West”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I've been to Nazareth s dozen or so times and have eaten at Sudfeh on most of my trips. The setting is superb which makes for a great atmosphere. The restaurant is much more sophisticated than the surrounding streets. The salads are exceptionally good - try the Sudfeh salad you will not be disappointed. Although it is a busy place the staff are always attentive - explaining the menu, choosing wines or beers, etc. Last night they even supplied a bag of ice for one of our party who has an injured ankle - great food, great service.

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San Francisco, California
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“Delicious Fusion Cuisibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here. Especially enjoyed the Wafeed salad with its exotic mushrooms and grilled flavor. Nice atmosphere too.

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Israel
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“Beautiful place, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

The place is simply beautiful, nicely decorated with great atmosphere.
We were told they sometimes have live local music playing in the restaurant which should be a great experience.
The service was very attentive and fairly fast.
The food is a mixture of traditional and modern cooking and was a nice surprise. Dishes are large and prices are reasonable.
We would certainly come back.

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