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 Seafood in Akko

Uri Buri

Uri Buri is a man of many talents who's done everything from spear fishing to diffusing bombs to founding the luxurious Effendi Hotel. But he's best known for making award-winning fish and seafood dishes – recommend…
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…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Ein Hod

HaBayit

Situated 4km up the hill from Ein Hod in Ayn Hawd, this family-run restaurant serves outstanding, authentic Arab cuisine. Set meals include salads, soup (often lentil) and a delicious main dish (in winter, made with…
Seafood in Akko

Doniana

Excellent grilled fish and seafood and stunning Mediterranean views make this restaurant a great option for a romantic meal. (Its name, pronounced dun-ya-na in Arabic, means 'our world'.) Meat lovers can order a ten…
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 …
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…
Israeli in Zichron Ya’acov

Ayelet & Gili

Stables that once belonged to one of Baron Rothschild's clerks now house this upbeat restaurant, known for its excellent Iraqi kibbeh, Yemenite meat soup and siniyya (Lebanese-style ground beef with pine nuts). Ever…