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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1240 on: November 23, 2012, 08:27:15 AM »
Guys be on the lookout for a new great sushie store opening soon in Centre in Jerusalem, Bar Ilan Yermiyahu area!

It's called Sushi Garden. Looks like they're opening very soon.
Located on Yirmiyahu next to Sixt, opposite Ganei Geula.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1241 on: November 24, 2012, 12:08:31 PM »
i find the problem with the israeli bagel places is that when i want my bagel a little toasted, they put it in a machine which resembles a car crusher, and my bagel comes out the size of a pancake

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1242 on: November 24, 2012, 12:11:25 PM »
i find the problem with the israeli bagel places is that when i want my bagel a little toasted, they put it in a machine which resembles a car crusher, and my bagel comes out the size of a pancake

ALOL!!! ;D

So true...

Though this can be mitigated somewhat by telling them "take it out after exactly 12 seconds." It actually helps...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1243 on: November 24, 2012, 12:23:35 PM »
It's called Sushi Garden. Looks like they're opening very soon.
Located on Yirmiyahu next to Sixt, opposite Ganei Geula.

if its the old avis location theyll have something like 6 seats...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1244 on: November 24, 2012, 12:27:19 PM »
if its the old avis location theyll have something like 6 seats...

Sixt is in the old Avis location.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1245 on: November 24, 2012, 12:28:45 PM »
Sixt is in the old Avis location.

you're right...time will tell I guess...is there a mehadrin sushi place open on motzei shabbos in jerusalem?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1246 on: November 24, 2012, 12:29:55 PM »
you're right...time will tell I guess...is there a mehadrin sushi place open on motzei shabbos in jerusalem?

Sheyan.

ETA: or the Plaza lobby, IIRC.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1247 on: November 24, 2012, 12:32:14 PM »


ETA: or the Plaza lobby, IIRC.
How's the sushi there?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1248 on: November 24, 2012, 12:34:26 PM »

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1249 on: November 24, 2012, 12:34:53 PM »
How's the sushi there?

Expensive. :P

Haven't had it in years, so can't swear by it.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1250 on: November 24, 2012, 12:43:09 PM »
http://www.rol.co.il/sites/eng/sheyan/menu.html

at that price I hope they dont mess around

I quoted the Plaza lobby

I'm surprised they didnt ask moishebatchy to pose for the picture  :P
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1251 on: November 24, 2012, 01:33:31 PM »
http://www.rol.co.il/sites/eng/sheyan/menu.html

at that price I hope they dont mess around

Unfortunately, they sometimes do - I've had rolls that were heavier on the rice than I would have liked...

But hey, it's a fancy restaurant - you can always send it back. :)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1252 on: November 24, 2012, 01:39:19 PM »
But hey, it's a fancy restaurant - you can always send it back. :)
And that why it shouldn't have to be sent back
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1253 on: November 24, 2012, 04:01:20 PM »
It's called Sushi Garden. Looks like they're opening very soon.
Located on Yirmiyahu next to Sixt, opposite Ganei Geula.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1254 on: November 24, 2012, 06:18:06 PM »
And that why it shouldn't have to be sent back

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1255 on: November 25, 2012, 10:49:35 AM »
Off to Roza's in town  :D

...then nesher to the airport :(

(So far been to Alternativ in TA, Luciana in Mamilla (shoutout to chuchem and MoishyBatchy), Rimon for breakfast in mamilla, zislik for ice cream, pizza hut for a melave malke, and waffle bar for a little after shabbas snack)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1256 on: November 25, 2012, 10:55:48 AM »
Off to Roza's in town  :D

...then nesher to the airport :(

(So far been to Alternativ in TA, Luciana in Mamilla (shoutout to chuchem and MoishyBatchy), Rimon for breakfast in mamilla, zislik for ice cream, pizza hut for a melave malke, and waffle bar for a little after shabbas snack)

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Too bad you missed the best breakfast place in Mamilla... Greg's.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1257 on: November 25, 2012, 11:26:47 AM »
+1:o  For real?  I don't understand, bread and cheese are both cheaper in IL than in NYC.
thats not true milk and cheese is more expensive in IL then america its about 5 seq a bag which it doesnt say on it but i think its less then 1 litters in america one bottle is 2 litters and its the same price(about $2.03) making it more expensive here   :(

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1258 on: November 25, 2012, 12:52:05 PM »
Off to Roza's in town  :D

...then nesher to the airport :(

(So far been to Alternativ in TA, Luciana in Mamilla (shoutout to chuchem and MoishyBatchy), Rimon for breakfast in mamilla, zislik for ice cream, pizza hut for a melave malke, and waffle bar for a little after shabbas snack)

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after that whole discussion you initiated you didn't even try sheyan or keyara??

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #1259 on: November 25, 2012, 02:13:02 PM »
after that whole discussion you initiated you didn't even try sheyan or keyara??

Unbeleivable!!

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