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“Great relaxed atmosphere..Cool decor!”
Review of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Ranked #2 of 11 Restaurants in Ein Bokek
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ein Bokek is a hotel complex by the Dead Sea with few independent restaurants. The Taj Mahal is one of the only free standing restaurants and it is a more pleasant, cheaper and better quality place to eat than the hotel restaurants.
Reviewed February 16, 2013

I love the decor of this bar/restaurant. You sit on low cushions and it has a very laid back feel to it. They have a great selection of drinks also. Food is good. In the summer they have alot of fans to keep you cool which was fantastic! a break from the heat!! As there are no real restaurants at the dead sea outside of hotels..we were very happy to find this little quirky place.. A great place to spend an evening!

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1  Thank msmor22
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We read about the reviews on TripAdvisor, so we wanted to go for dinner on the Saturday night we were in Ein Bokek (staying at the Le Meridien). When we called, no one picked up, so we just walked over around 730PM.

There was only 1 other couple there in the entire place and we were told that they weren't serving food anymore that night, but we were welcome to stay for drinks or hookah.

The place looked pretty cool and we wanted to check it out. So we walked over to the McDonald's nearby and came back later to drink/smoke. The prices for vodka were comparable to everywhere else I've seen in Israel (about 33 NIS for Stoli and 50 NIS for Greygoose). When we left, they told us they'd be open for lunch tomorrow so we decided we'd come back the next day.

Around 12PM, we arrived and the entire place was empty. One disgruntled looking woman was there staring at us like we were lost and when we asked if they were serving food, they said "No, we're cleaning today. No food." So we left.

Perhaps they're closed during the slow season, or perhaps they lost their cook. Who knows?

They do take credit card though, for what it's worth.

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3  Thank Songer5
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Well this is a chance for you to try authentic Israeli-Arabic food in super-authentic Bedouine restaurant. It is so pity I didn't take a photos.... The prices are moderate, you will not sorry for decision to eat there.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is a real chill spot. Good place to mellow out, kick back a few drinks and order a hookah. The food is not bad, not stellar but a good option to get out of the hotel. No chairs, it is all seating on the ground or low loungers. The servers are nice but don't speak a word of English which ok because the menu is self explanatory. We had an order of falafel and humus platter, both of which we really good. Wife had the chicken which was OK and I ordered the lamb kabobs which were better than average. Do not remember if there was any desert option. Again, this is a cool spot to hang out, with views of the Dead Sea, not have the meal of a lifetime. We went in late September and it was comfortable, noticed that they have a ton of fans for hotter weather.

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2  Thank Stadiaguy
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Actually it is not the best restaurant in Ein Bokek, IT IS THE ONLY ONE! and not only here, but in many miles around (without considering McDonald)

Said that it is definately full of charming, it looks like an arabic-bedouin cafe', with hookas, cushions and all the setting!

But the service is almost zero - they barely understand english, and they don't speak english - and the food is ok: the salad was great, the schnitzel (anyway the fried chicken breast) was very bad.

And it is quite expensive! the night I went the credit card machine wasn't working (yes, sure), and I had to pay in cash...

If you are around here you don't have alternatives, but I wouldn't consider it as an highlight of dead sea!!!!!

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2  Thank pescantini
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