Topic Wiki

We all would love to help you with resturant recomendations - when asking please specify which US hechsherim you eat - so we can give suggestions you would eat in!

Additional relevent threads

Israel Hotels Master Thread
Short/Long term apartment rentals in Israel Master Thread
Restaurants In Israel Master Thread
Off The Beaten path in Yerushalaim
Shabbos meals in Jerusalem
Golan/Galil, Israel, Master thread
Eilat, Israel, Master Thread
Dead Sea, Israel, Master Thread
Tiberias, Israel Master Thread

Life In Israel Master Thread
Something Fishy's First Trip to Israel - Planning Thread
Help a n00b experience what Israel has to offer.
Israel Trip Report/Blog (I am there now! so tips appreciated)
Frozen meat to Israel
Tel Aviv Hotels Offering Day Passes
How to do Sukkos in Jerusalem
Interesting restaurants in Jerusalm
First time visit to Israel during Purim in March 2024....Mistake?
Trip itinerary planner for israel
Best Stopover Vacation Countries in Europe on Way to Israel
Cruises from Israel
thread discussing highway tolls in Israel
Lag Baomer in Meron 2022
Vacation area in Israel similar to the Catskills?
Best way to get around Israel
Sharm el-Sheikh
Chu"l  Minyan this Shevuos in Yerushalayim
Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat

Emergency numbers
Police 100
Hatzolah AND Ambulance 101 or 1221
Fire 102


Drivers - Yisroel - Executive Drives - 972-58 411 1671 - see page 654, post 9800 for review

Misc. Reviews
Shmelly

Activities

Jerusalem Area

Begin Museum- outside the Old City
Caliber 3- Shooting Range in Gush Etzion
Ramparts Walk- on top of the Old City walls
Tzomet Institute - Alon Shvut
Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
Old City Jewish and Muslim Quarter Tours (pm @satturn )
Churva/Ramban
Machon Hamikdash
Burnt house
Gichon
4 Sephardi Shuls
Old Yishuv Court
Shiloach/Gichon


2048 - Tlv - Incredible fun experience! Active Activities in each room. cool team game, electrifying, challenging and especially fun!
Time Elevator in Jerusalem- Don't waste your time.
City of David (Ir David)-Amazing-you must take a tour to fully understand the site.
Segway tour-interesting way to waste a few hrs-NOT an absolute must do
Biking - Beatiful trails in the valleys outside of the city. PM Drago if interested.
http://tmsifting.org/en/visitor-and-volunteer-information/
https://www.patbamelach.com/
https://www.galita.co.il/en
Yad Vashem
Martef Hashoah - Kever Dovid
Migdal Dovid- Museum of Jerusalem
Bibical Zoo/Aquarium/Ein Yael
Tax Museum
Gush Katif Museum
Science Museum
Bible Lands Museum
Israel Museum
Italian Jewish Art Museum
Beit Harav Kook
Underground prisoners
Kneset /Rose Garden/Bird watching
Shuk Machane Yehuda - Kever of Gerrer Rebbes
Mearat Tzidkiyahu/Rockefeller Museum
Belz Shul
Har Hatzofim
Har Hazeisim
Har Hamenuchos
Ammunition Hill
CHaggall Windows @ Haddasa
Chutzot HaYotzer/Park Teddy
Great Syn/Jewish Art Museum
National Library
Supreme Court
Jclay
Mamila
Gan Sacher - sports fields, picniking, exercise equpment, amazing huge kids climbing area

Tel Aviv/Center

Blind or Deaf Museum in Cholon- Blind, amazing. Deaf, good. Prior reservation needed.
Hagana Museum in Tel Aviv--15NIS per adult; students free; a bit disjointed and kind of fake acting in the videos, but mostly very interesting and educational.
Bullet Factory in Rechovot

Beit Shemesh to Modiin area (Jerusalem Corridor)

Escape the Machsan escape room (Rechov Nachal Sorek)
Stalactite caves
Renting bikes or the ezraider scooters for the Britannia/Adulam parks
Agrocafe coffee workshop
Several wineries in the area
Lots of towns from first Beit Hamikdash period in Adulam and nearby, worth getting a guide.
Caves from bar kochva period in Adulam
H/T Drago
Mini Israel- Love it or hate it
Latrun Tank Museum - Mini Israel
Slifkin's Tanach Museum
Park Rabin - hiking...
Park Begin - hiking...
Park Modiin -- great for kids
Derech Burma

North

"My Baby - Kids' Airport" - amusement park, mostly indoors, awesome for the entire family. Bowling, wall climbing that all ages can enjoy, bungee jumping, bumper carts, carousels, huge swings, Space Jump, tons, 2 huge buildings. Located in Kfar Yasif, Yarka. Near highways 70 & 85. https://www.mybaby.co.il/about
Kfar Kedem - https://www.k-k.co.il/?lang=en
Rosh Hanikra- Way up north

Golan Heights

Bereshit Apple processing center
Tel Dan nature reserve (similiar to Banias Waterfall -slightly easier & toddler friendly)
Banias Waterfall
Nimrod's Fortress in the Golan
Kayaking down the Jordan River
Mount Hermon Ski Lift
Mount Bental Overlook/Bunkers
Golan Heights Winery
Yehudiya Nature Reserve Hiking

South

Nachal Dragot (aka Darja)- an intense hike near the Dead Sea
Sunrise tour of Masada, Ein Gedi, and Dead Sea aprx $70

Good summary of many hikes:
http://hikingintheholyland.com/

FB group with many ideas of activities
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

Separate Beaches - AS OF 2022!
The suitability of the area around the separate beach area varies.

Separate Areas for Men and Women:
Tveria - Kinar Hotel
Tveria - Chof Menachem
Tveria - near Chamei Tveria
Yam Hamelach - International Beach
Yam Hamelach - Chamei Zohar

Men: Mon, Wed, Fri - Women: Sun, Tues, Thurs
Akko X2
Ashdod
Ashkelon
Bat Yam
Chaifa X2
Hertzilya (only in the summer?? BZ only??)
Netanya - Kiryat Sanz
Rishon Letzion
Tel Aviv - Sheraton

Men: Tues, Fri - Women: Mon, Weds
Nahariya

Switches bet Mornings (7a-1p) and Afternoons (1p-7p)
Chadera '
Men Morning: Sun, tues, thurs  - afternoon: Mon, wed, fri
Women Morning: Mon, Weds, Fri - Afternoon: Sun, Tues, Thurs
« Last edited by Euclid on October 03, 2023, 11:46:22 AM »

Author Topic: Things To Do In Israel Master Thread  (Read 2355867 times)

Offline moish

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 10035
  • Total likes: 298
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Plat, Avis, SPG Plat
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #120 on: May 22, 2010, 01:53:08 PM »
whats ridiculous is commenting on my post w/o reading the link first. if you would have, you would have noticed that it has nothing to do with shain at all. by making the comment that you made, it would turn people off from reading, thus losing valuable information. you can start a different thread about shain if you want, but my post had absolutely nothing to do with him. are you not getting this, can i be any more clear?

Offline SuperFlyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 9412
  • Total likes: 439
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #121 on: May 22, 2010, 05:47:40 PM »
Yeshivaman, moish is right, get used to it.

Offline yeshivaman

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 441
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #122 on: May 23, 2010, 12:43:16 AM »
Firstly I'd like to thank SuperFlyer for that wonderful bit of insight that he added to the conversation. Second of all, Moish, I really don't get why you think that not reading a link that sends me to an irresponsible website is wrong. True, you were linking to a report that he posted that someone else filed, but to say that it is incumbent on me to read his site to find that out is just wrong.

In short, I am sorry that I dismissed what you posted because of the knowledge I (& anyone else in lakewood for that matter) have about Yudel Shain, when in truth it wasn't Yudels report. I hope you can forgive me, & that next time, you don't use yudels site as a source.

I hope that can end this (unless, of course, SuperFlyer has a brilliant brisker joke or two to add).
i wish i knew what i was doing...

Offline SuperFlyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 9412
  • Total likes: 439
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #123 on: May 23, 2010, 01:49:20 AM »
Thanks for adding that you are from lakewood. At least they all seem grouped in 1 area.

I hope I'm wrong, but everyone I dealt with -money wise- from lakewood in the meantime, send chills down my spine.

You did however state:"I'm sorry..." In your previous post, so I guess saying moish wasn't so wrong when his link just pointed to an article that wasn't this yudels whatshisface.

On another note: Sad  to see that a real brisker (+ as someone that chapped the chumash shiur,as you defined yourself elsewhere in the forum) has internet.

I suppose that real briskers are elevated above the aveiros that lurk on the net.

If you have some jokes about briskers, I'd be thankful if you posted them.

Ps: you know what the the roshe tayvos of F R U M are?
« Last Edit: May 23, 2010, 02:05:02 AM by SuperFlyer »

Offline yeshivaman

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 441
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #124 on: May 23, 2010, 02:12:58 AM »
what sort of issues do you have? as kindergarten teachers tend to say, "if you have nothing intelligent to say, don't say it!"
i wish i knew what i was doing...

Offline SuperFlyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 9412
  • Total likes: 439
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #125 on: May 23, 2010, 02:14:09 AM »
My apologies, to all sincere, nice people of Lakewood that I have not discovered yet.

Offline SuperFlyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 9412
  • Total likes: 439
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #126 on: May 23, 2010, 02:16:18 AM »
Kindergarden teachers? If its not r' chaim, its no good?
I'm sorry, its just pirkei ovois (not brisk).

I think what I wrote is pretty clear.

Still waiting for those jokes to come.

Offline SuperFlyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 9412
  • Total likes: 439
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #127 on: May 23, 2010, 02:18:00 AM »
And find out about F R U M.

If you chap the answer, you will chap my love for people like you.

Offline SuperFlyer

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 9412
  • Total likes: 439
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #128 on: May 23, 2010, 02:39:39 AM »
As to yeshivamammals final wish. Let's return to the topic.

Offline ChikkyMonkey

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 589
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #129 on: May 26, 2010, 01:26:09 AM »
Hi,

Heading to Israel with group of ppl and we need a good lunch and dinner restaurant in the north. Probably Lunch in Tsfat and Dinner in Tverya... (with a small chance of the opposite...)

Anyone familiar with decks on the kinneret, is it good? how about tsfat? we will have 10 people, and they are looking for good quality...

Thanks

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Diamond Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 69260
  • Total likes: 17790
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA GS, AA EXP, DL Dirt, Hyatt Glob, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, DD Diamond, Blocked By @NeriaKraus
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #130 on: May 26, 2010, 01:30:22 AM »
Decks is only rabanut, are you OK with that?

We liked Cafe C in Teverya, but it was nothing fancy.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline moish

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 10035
  • Total likes: 298
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Plat, Avis, SPG Plat
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #131 on: May 26, 2010, 01:30:32 AM »
decks is supposed to be good, but do you keep kosher? theres a good dairy place called cherry on the boardwalk

Offline steve2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 2077
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: outside some Club
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #132 on: May 26, 2010, 01:32:35 AM »
 since I wont be the driver Id say apx 45 mins to Zefat. 1/2 that if I was the driver

Offline ChikkyMonkey

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 589
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #133 on: May 26, 2010, 03:01:58 AM »
My bad, I was under the impression that Decks was mehadrin as a certain tour operator offered it to me.... (knowing that's what we require)

So can anyone help with good restaurants in tsefat and jerusalem?

Jerusalem we need a nice fleishig place for a birthday celebration where we can sit for a long time has to have alcohol license... somewhat on the quiet side (not the big ben yehudas where you feel like you're in the shuk... unless they have party rooms)

Also need a nice milchig place in Jerusalem for motzei shabbos.. any other ideas appreciated...

Any ideas for a friday afternoon? we come back from chevron 2pm.. and I doubt chevron has anything decent... I was thinking maybe the Leonardo Plaza - sheraton restaurant would still be open... nayone know if it's decent?

This is all for 10-12 people..

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Diamond Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 69260
  • Total likes: 17790
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA GS, AA EXP, DL Dirt, Hyatt Glob, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, DD Diamond, Blocked By @NeriaKraus
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #134 on: May 26, 2010, 03:07:21 AM »
There is nothing fancy in Tiverya or Tzfat that's mehadrin as far as I know.

Chevron has a bad pizza shop.  We had calzones last year and all got sick from them...stick with the ice cream bars from there.  I'm not sure what's open Friday afternoon.

I would recommend the Brazilian Table at Papagaio for a nice, slow, quiet, all you can eat Brazilian style fleishig meal with alcohol in J'lem.  If you get there before (even just a minute before) peak time it's only 119, afterwards it's 169.

Cafe Rimon is good milchig in J'lem at Mamilla or Ben Yehuda.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2010, 03:16:24 AM by Dan »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline ChikkyMonkey

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 589
  • Total likes: 5
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #135 on: May 26, 2010, 03:13:48 AM »
Thanks dan.. Are the meat dishes very different from regular grill food?

Also we are not so worried about the cost, most important in Jerusalem is ambiance and good food... where we can sit for a long time.. not sure if buffet would be the way to go for the birthday..

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Diamond Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 69260
  • Total likes: 17790
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA GS, AA EXP, DL Dirt, Hyatt Glob, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, DD Diamond, Blocked By @NeriaKraus
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #136 on: May 26, 2010, 03:15:53 AM »
Thanks dan.. Are the meat dishes very different from regular grill food?

Also we are not so worried about the cost, most important in Jerusalem is ambiance and good food... where we can sit for a long time.. not sure if buffet would be the way to go for the birthday..
No, no, no...Papagaio is far from a buffet!  Hopefully someone will explain it in detail as I'm turning in for the night.
http://www.papagaio.co.il/?categoryId=40825&itemId=94349
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline moish

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 10035
  • Total likes: 298
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Programs: AA LT Plat, Avis, SPG Plat
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #137 on: May 26, 2010, 06:10:06 AM »
stay away from cafe rimon mamilla and stick with the one in town. (kashrus reasons)  also they probably have the most flexible hours. another milchig option is agas vetapuach in kikar safra.  i personally was quite underwhelmed everytime i ate at the plazas restaurant
the brazillian table is basically, they start you off with bread, various salads and wings, then throughout the evening, as long as you have the green side of this toy showing, they come to you and deposit on your plate many different types of meat/chicken, in around 5-10 minute intervals, alternating between the various dishes. you can also tell them your preferences and theyll stick to only that. as i remember the diiferent dishes were 1. chicken liver 2. entrecote steak carved tableside from a spit 3. entrecote pieces marinated in a beer sauce 3. pargiyot (spring chicken) 4.  regular chicken carved tableside 5. kabob 6. ribs stew 7. regular ribs    it think thats it.  so you could basically could sit for hours. if you need a break, simply turn the toy to show the red side.

Offline ChAiM'l

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jan 2010
  • Posts: 1851
  • Total likes: 51
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #138 on: May 26, 2010, 09:41:26 AM »
Another milchig restaurant in J'lem is Muscat on Kanfei Nesharim. They have a party room upstairs, and their food is good...

Offline damaxer91

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 3198
  • Total likes: 64
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 6
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #139 on: May 26, 2010, 10:18:49 AM »

Any ideas for a friday afternoon? we come back from chevron 2pm.. and I doubt chevron has anything decent... I was thinking maybe the Leonardo Plaza - sheraton restaurant would still be open... nayone know if it's decent?

This is all for 10-12 people..

Primavera in the Plaza is actually not open for lunch anymore, though they offer a limited menu in the lobby