Restaurants

Top Choice Jewish in Haifa

Ma'ayan HaBira

Founded in 1950 as a butcher's shop and sausage factory, this old-timer is famous for serving beer (thus the name) and Eastern European Jewish ‘soul food’, including jellied calf’s foot, gefilte fish, chopped liver …
Top Choice Ethiopian in Haifa

HaMis'ada shel Ima

Stepping into this utterly unpretentious eatery is like a quick trip to Addis Ababa. The spicy and lip-smackingly satisfying Ethiopian dishes are served – and eaten – with injera (spongy Ethiopian flatbread made wit…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Haifa

Faces

Nazareth-born chef Manhal Abu Muwara plucks culinary ideas from the Mediterranean to create dishes such as breaded mushrooms with goat cheese and feta filling, and Cordon Bleu–style chicken medallions stuffed with g…
Middle Eastern in Haifa

Ein El-Wadi

Opened 2013, this restaurant serves – under ancient stone arches – Lebanese and Palestinian dishes such as shishbarak (meat dumplings in yoghurt sauce; 80NIS), musakhan (sumac chicken; 5NIS), makloubeh (layers of st…
Bakery in Haifa

Gal's Bakery

Serves scrumptious pastries – the best in the city – plus pies, cookies, homemade muesli (35NIS), bourekas (savoury, flaky Balkan pastries), quiche, lasagna, sandwiches and, in winter, soups. Take-out or sit-down. K…
Lebanese in Haifa

Douzan

Dishes of Lebanese, French and Italian inspiration make this atmospheric restaurant one of the German Colony's most beloved dining spots. Specialities include sfeeha (pastries topped with minced beef, onions and pin…
Middle Eastern in Haifa

Shahrazad

Serves beautifully presented Arab dishes with a (sometimes shocking) twist – for instance, mansaf (rice with ground lamb, tangy goat yoghurt, pine nuts, saffron and nutmeg), a formal holiday dish, is accompanied by …
Steak in Haifa

Meat

A carnivore's dream, this rustic courtyard grill house serves up hearty steaks and burgers and some tasty appetisers, including sirloin carpaccio (52NIS) and chorizo sausages. The top-quality beef comes from the Gol…
Middle Eastern in Haifa

Al-Diyar

When members of Haifa's Arab community are in the mood for a hearty meal of grilled meat – kebab with pine nuts, for instance – they often head to Al-Diyar, which also serves fish, seafood and pasta. A selection of …
Cafe in Haifa

Mandarin

There's nothing Chinese about this cosy cafe-bistro, whose wooden deck – along a garden path from busy HaNassi Ave – is a relaxing spot for salads, sandwiches and pasta, or breakfast (36NIS to 58NIS). The soundtrack…