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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1140 on: November 19, 2012, 07:39:37 AM »
i think its the same owner that it used to be when it was called nina s cafe they changed cause waffle bar is a franchise name same terrible service as before though must agree with you the service was this bad a year and 2 years ago!!

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I still dont like waffle bar that much...but IMHO it's 1,000 times better than Ninas...
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1141 on: November 19, 2012, 07:55:11 AM »
Paran Waffle Bar update: service still stinks.

ime i'd disagree.   i've been there a few times, including when they were very busy, and the service was great all of them.  the only time i had bad service was when we went for lunch and the owner wasn't in.     all the other times he was there and it was running very smoothly.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1142 on: November 19, 2012, 11:02:58 AM »
if its like ninas, then the service is reeeally slow.


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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1143 on: November 19, 2012, 11:04:48 AM »
Was at Muscat today. Their onion soup continues to be amazing.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1144 on: November 19, 2012, 11:07:04 AM »
if its like ninas, then the service is reeeally slow.



u havent been there? i dont find the service to be all that slow


Was at Muscat today. Their onion soup continues to be amazing.

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true...how is the service there?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1145 on: November 19, 2012, 11:07:28 AM »
Can anyone compare the Sheraton Tel Aviv and the Hilton Tel Aviv (aesthetically, and level of service)?

I can get the Sheraton Tel Aviv for $280/night, 12,000 points, or 4800 points + $90.

I can get the Hilton Tel Aviv for $250/night, 50,000 points, or 25,000 points +$90.

Thoughts?

Maybe try here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1271.0

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1146 on: November 19, 2012, 11:07:47 AM »
if its like ninas, then the service is reeeally slow.
They were so bad I never understood how they stayed open that long
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1147 on: November 19, 2012, 11:11:36 AM »
Was at Muscat today. Their onion soup continues to be amazing.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1149 on: November 19, 2012, 11:12:43 AM »
true...how is the service there?

Excellent. Wasn't too busy, but even when it is, I have amazing experiences there. The manager is actually a friend if mine. :D

I also really like that they have the ServiBell paging system. Instead of waving, one-finger-lifting, and "slichah"ing and trying to get your server's attention, you simply push a little button, and they come right over.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1150 on: November 19, 2012, 11:15:45 AM »
So far had Maoz for diner last night. Felafal Hatmani melawach  felafal for brunch today. I want to go somewhere close by for dinner. I'm staying in Nachlaot, any recommendations? I'm feeling meet, but not hungry enough for Papagios all you can eat. Hows Rimon Bistro these days?

Anyone ever have luck having a table for 2 or more, and only some people doing the Brazilian Table? #goingwithwife

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1151 on: November 19, 2012, 11:16:43 AM »
Excellent. Wasn't too busy, but even when it is, I have amazing experiences there. The manager is actually a friend if mine. :D
Are there any restaurants that the manager is not your friend?  :P
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1152 on: November 19, 2012, 11:17:43 AM »
So far had Maoz for diner last night. Felafal Hatmani melawach  felafal for brunch today. I want to go somewhere close by for dinner. I'm staying in Nachlaot, any recommendations? I'm feeling meet, but not hungry enough for Papagios all you can eat. Hows Rimon Bistro these days?

Anyone ever have luck having a table for 2 or more, and only some people doing the Brazilian Table? #goingwithwife

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1153 on: November 19, 2012, 11:18:39 AM »
Friday only, 49 shekel (not including drinks). Entrance op en till about 11:30-12:00, at 12ish they stop bringing in new food.
They serve breads, cheeses, salads, fresh omelets, shakshuka. At the end they bring in pizza's,

What time do they open? Is this for both Mamila and Ben Yehuda?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1154 on: November 19, 2012, 11:41:46 AM »
I never used to eat bet yosef mehadrin, lately I have heard the hechscher became much better and want to ask if you guys eat it or not?
Wanna go to gabriels, but never went until now....

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1155 on: November 19, 2012, 11:43:13 AM »
I never used to eat bet yosef mehadrin, lately I have heard the hechscher became much better and want to ask if you guys eat it or not?
Wanna go to gabriels, but never went until now....


for dairy i'd do it...with meat you'd want to ask what meat/chicken is being used for starters

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1156 on: November 19, 2012, 11:59:10 AM »
u havent been there? i dont find the service to be all that slow
nope, not yet, but at ninas, if i ate outside, i would generally have to come in to get what i needed as the service was too slow

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1157 on: November 19, 2012, 12:00:25 PM »
Ninas was the only time in my life I sent food back into the kitchen. They tried serving me raw salmon

I have a great respect to them though, they started the bagel trend. Before it was only Tal and avichail.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1158 on: November 19, 2012, 12:01:03 PM »
nope, not yet, but at ninas, if i ate outside, i would generally have to come in to get what i needed as the service was too slow

make a reservation and ask for indoor table...should be fine

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1159 on: November 19, 2012, 12:02:30 PM »
I also really like that they have the ServiBell paging system. Instead of waving, one-finger-lifting, and "slichah"ing and trying to get your server's attention, you simply push a little button, and they come right over.
unless you bring your kids with, in which case they disable it when the kid constantly presses it...