First Impressions: Acting on a tip from our tour guide, my friends and I sought out this Tiberian establishment. Set back a couple of blocks from Lake Galilee's shores and on a side street in front of the Leonardo Club Hotel, it's a small, humble, unpretentious "hole in the wall" family-owned restaurant.
PROS: Excellent location at the heart of the Old City section of Tiberias. Overall, the food is their best asset. Their mezze dishes automatically arrive and are in generous portions such that you can make an entire meal on their own. The hummus, Pita bread, spreads and dips were good. Still, the best is yet to come, with their steaks and mixed grill dishes to die for. And with an excellent price value to match. On the service side, it is evident that the owner (Avi) and family are passionate with their trade, as if it was their mission in life to keep you happy. What a delight!
CONS: Despite its excellent location, it lacks a view. But this is a minor point. My order of St. Peter's Fish (tilapia) was fresh, but seem to lack the texture and native flavour that I've grown accustomed to from samplings worldwide (especially from SE Asia). Perhaps it's a local thing because I've been told that more and more restaurants are using fresh aquacultured fish as the more-flavourful native tilapia are currently suffering from a lethal virus (that was decimating the local wild fishstock). Still, nothing that a good lemon wedge or nice garlic sauce can't solve.
Verdict: This place is the real deal. A lot of positives, while the few negatives are non-issues for me. Recommended. Grade A.
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