Israel Kosher Dining

Kosher (Mehadrin) Restaurants in Israel

Author: Tzvi Barish (Page 1 of 3)

Grill Bar Steakhouse in Downtown Jerusalem (Mehadrin)

The Grill Bar restaurant, located in Jerusalem’s city center, is a popular steakhouse whose menu includes a wide variety of meat, chicken and fish dishes at reasonable prices. The restaurant is mehadrin under the highly-respected kashrut supervision of Rabbi Machpud.

Grill Bar's Entrecote Steak

Grill Bar’s Entrecote Steak

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Muscat – Italian Dairy Restaurant in Jerusalem – Mehadrin

Muscat is an Italian restaurant located in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem. In addition to Italian cuisine, it serves a wide variety of offerings including breakfasts, fish, a large selection of salads, sandwiches and toasts (the menu appears below).

Fillet salmon in house sauce

Fillet salmon in lemon grass, ginger and orange sauce

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Rodriguez Express Fast Food Meat Restaurant & Steakhouse

Rodriguez Express, located in the Har Hotzvim hi-tech park in Jerusalem, is a fast food meat restaurant during the day and in the evening it is a steakhouse which serves a wide variety of meats including steaks. Rodriguez Express is strictly mehadrin under the supervision of Rav Machpud.

Entrance to Rodriguez Express

Entrance to Rodriguez Express with outdoor seating

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Big Apple Pizza – Jerusalem, Ben Yehuda Branch (Mehadrin)

Big Apple Pizza has six branches in Jerusalem all of which serve mehadrin pizza under the supervision of the Jerusalem Rabbinate. The Big Apple Pizza branch on Luntz St. is centrally located in downtown Jerusalem, right off the Ben Yehuda pedestrian mall. photo of Big Apple Pizza

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Cafe Rimon – Dairy, Italian & Fish Restaurant in Downtown Jerusalem

Cafe Rimon in downtown Jerusalem is a mehadrin dairy restaurant which offers a large selection of dairy, fish and Italian cuisine. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available and it is preferable to reserve a table to ensure you won’t have to wait to be seated.

cafe rimon dish

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Hatch Brewpub: Micro-Brewed Beer & House-Made Sausage Sandwiches

One cannot help but be in a good mood when writing about the Hatch brewpub in Mahane Yehuda. I say because the microbrewed beer definitely gets one in the right mood and because Hatch’s owner, Ephraim Greenblatt, is so friendly and gregarious.

Ephraim is a young and very bright do-it-yourself entrepreneur who made aliya from New York. He learned to become a professional beer brewer by reading the 50 some odd books in his library and by lots and lots of experimentation. Even today, Ephraim says he’s constantly trying out new tweaks to his various brews, that goes for his sausage sandwiches as well. But I’ll describe all the culinary stuff more in detail below.

Ephraim Greenblatt Hatch owner

Ephraim Greenblatt, master beer maker, beer judge and smiley host

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Nahman Restaurant, Jerusalem – Italian Cuisine with Live Music – Review

Nahman is a mehadrin Italian restaurant located in the Music Square in the historic Nachalat Shiva neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem. Nahman offers a wonderful culinary experience which combines excellent cuisine and exquisite ambiance.

The entrance to Nahman

The entrance to Nahman

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Urban Cafe – A Mehadrin Chef Café Near Mahane Yehuda

Urban Cafe is a start-up cafe & dairy restaurant in an area adjacent to Mahane Yehuda where many restaurants, offering ethnic and unique food, are opening their doors. Urban Cafe has the same youthful atmosphere as the other places, with one great difference – it’s mehadrin!

urban cafe outdoor seating

Urban Cafe, the same youthful spirit, but it’s mehadrin

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Cafe Avichail – Tasty Food in a Mellow Atmosphere (Mehadrin)

Cafe Avichail is an kosher mehadrin Italian restaurant and coffee shop located in a beautiful section of Malcha in Jerusalem.

The restaurant was established in 2007 by Galia Daniel-Avichail and her husband Shlomi. Galia’s father, grandfather and great-father all were in the bakery business going back to Poland. The family bakery in Zichron Moshe, Jerusalem established by Galia’s grandfather in 1932 became somewhat of a legend.

Entrance to Avichail

Entrance to Avichail

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Trattoria Haba – Exquisite Italian Food Near Mahane Yehuda

There are not that many kosher mehadrin Italian restaurants in Jerusalem, and finding really excellent ones can be a challenge. Recently my wife and I tried out what turned out to be a wonderful Italian restaurant called Trattoria Haba, Haba for short, right next to Mahane Yehuda in downtown Jerusalem.

If you’re wondering about the restaurant’s name, the term trattoria refers to a less formal, Italian-style restaurant and Haba is the name of the family that established the restaurant (the Haba family is well-known for their bakeries in Jerusalem).

Entrance to Trattoria Haba on Yafo St.

Entrance to Trattoria Haba on Yafo St.

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