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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2380 on: April 12, 2013, 01:53:59 AM »
Which LOR does allow it?
Plenty of frum jews eat in Dunkin Donuts in Flatbush. That doesn't make the hashgacha reliable

That is the same point I was making to him don't say ppl don't because they do
It doesn't mean it is right but people go

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2381 on: April 12, 2013, 07:11:04 AM »
That is the same point I was making to him don't say ppl don't because they do
It doesn't mean it is right but people go

I never said that people don't go there. I went there a couple of times before I learnt a little bit more about hechsherim. I regret it, and I feel bad for any other religious people that are still eating there.
Yes, regular rabbanut is not and will not be considered a reliable hechsher by around100% of orthodox LOR's.

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Best Jerusalem Restaurants
« Reply #2382 on: April 13, 2013, 03:51:16 PM »
Looking for the absolute best restaurants in Jerusalem..  For someones 50th bday, doesn't normally keep kosher, and is used to high standard.

It needs to have amazing food (very into his meats), nice ambiance and open late (alcohol is a must.. but I suppose that shouldn't be a problem)

What are the options?? (needs to be mehadrin hechsher that lubavitchers can eat - not lubavitch shchita though)

Also side note, what is the best dairy place to match above criteria? (need great desserts - cheesecakes and the like)

Thanks

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Re: Best Jerusalem Restaurants
« Reply #2383 on: April 13, 2013, 04:21:39 PM »
No need for another thread, it should all be found in the wiki here
mods please merge

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2384 on: April 13, 2013, 04:29:39 PM »
Do ppl who "care and know" about hechseirim in Israel generally eat "bedatz beis Yosef"?
Or more particular - do ppl eat in Gabriell's (meat!) ??

( I am almost sure the dairy gabriela is rabanut mehadrin..)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2385 on: April 13, 2013, 04:33:06 PM »
Or in noya?? (Which I also called a month back and said they were also beis Yosef.. But keep changing from what I understand..)
Basically iv been told they really have met from good hechsher- but just don't have the hechsher on restaurant cause they also serve goose liver.. Anyone know if this info is accurate??

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Re: Best Jerusalem Restaurants
« Reply #2386 on: April 13, 2013, 05:05:39 PM »
160 pages for all of Israel

Really should be a Jerusalem thread


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Re: Best Jerusalem Restaurants
« Reply #2387 on: April 13, 2013, 06:09:46 PM »
160 pages for all of Israel

Really should be a Jerusalem thread


No need for another thread, it should all be found in the wiki here
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2388 on: April 13, 2013, 09:13:40 PM »
It needs to have amazing food (very into his meats), nice ambiance and open late (alcohol is a must.. but I suppose that shouldn't be a problem)
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2389 on: April 13, 2013, 09:39:47 PM »

Also side note, what is the best dairy place to match above criteria? (need great desserts - cheesecakes and the like)

Thanks

Have never tried their food, but Ben-Ami have great desserts.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2390 on: April 13, 2013, 10:27:59 PM »
Do ppl who "care and know" about hechseirim in Israel generally eat "bedatz beis Yosef"?

Didn't we start a hechsher thread with these discussions so we could keep this thread clean from them?

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Re: Best Jerusalem Restaurants
« Reply #2391 on: April 14, 2013, 01:42:31 AM »
Looking for the absolute best restaurants in Jerusalem..  For someones 50th bday, doesn't normally keep kosher, and is used to high standard.

It needs to have amazing food (very into his meats), nice ambiance and open late (alcohol is a must.. but I suppose that shouldn't be a problem)

What are the options?? (needs to be mehadrin hechsher that lubavitchers can eat - not lubavitch shchita though)

Also side note, what is the best dairy place to match above criteria? (need great desserts - cheesecakes and the like)

Thanks

Gabriel is the best choice around for meat. Though it is Badatz Beis Yosef so ask your LOR for his opinion. IMO it is reliable. Also their restaurant supervision is considered very good by yechiel spira who has visited dozens and dozens of them over the years. If anyone wants to respond to the kashrus info do that in the hechsherim thread please.

As far as dairy, visit Lucianas, for a delicious and classy place. Or Greg for delicious and relaxed place.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2392 on: April 14, 2013, 04:50:36 AM »
Gabriel is the best choice around for meat. Though it is Badatz Beis Yosef so ask your LOR for his opinion. IMO it is reliable. Also their restaurant supervision is considered very good by yechiel spira who has visited dozens and dozens of them over the years. If anyone wants to respond to the kashrus info do that in the hechsherim thread please.

As far as dairy, visit Lucianas, for a delicious and classy place. Or Greg for delicious and relaxed place.

Thanks a lot for your help.. any other options for meat in case that won't work.. I would like to give the person a few choices and he'll check them out.. thanks a lot!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2393 on: April 14, 2013, 05:06:32 AM »
Thanks a lot for your help.. any other options for meat in case that won't work.. I would like to give the person a few choices and he'll check them out.. thanks a lot!

YW.  Noya and papagaio.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2394 on: April 14, 2013, 07:54:59 AM »
Gabriel and noya are about same caliber,
Papag's is IMO not such a "nice ambiance ",

The new red heifer is very nice and grey meat too- and very good hechsher!

And there's always Keyara - for those big fans

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2395 on: April 14, 2013, 07:56:53 AM »
Gabriel and noya are about same caliber,
Papag's is IMO not such a "nice ambiance ",

The new red heifer is very nice and grey meat too- and very good hechsher!

And there's always Keyara - for those big fans
how were the prices at red heffer?
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2396 on: April 14, 2013, 08:04:53 AM »
Thanks a lot for your help.. any other options for meat in case that won't work.. I would like to give the person a few choices and he'll check them out.. thanks a lot!
does it have to be in jeruselam cuse there is a great mehadrin restaurant in ramat gan called El Gaucho that sould "meat" all your requirements.   

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2397 on: April 14, 2013, 08:17:57 AM »
Gabriel and noya are about same caliber,
Papag's is IMO not such a "nice ambiance ",

The new red heifer is very nice and grey meat too- and very good hechsher!

And there's always Keyara - for those big fans
IF you book the VIP room in Papagaio you can get the good meat + "nice ambiance"
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2398 on: April 14, 2013, 10:39:14 AM »
how were the prices at red heffer?
Pricey!
As i wrote earlier- The appetizer was a decently priced (like 60 shek I think) and very good! (Jalapino chicken fingers)
My wife's main course- chicken breast stuffed with sweet potato was also very good- and decently priced (like 80) - and came with a side..
My steak- which was also good  - but was 150 shek an didn't include side.. Just can get one for 18 instead of the reg 25 (or so)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2399 on: April 14, 2013, 10:51:36 AM »
Pricey!
As i wrote earlier- The appetizer was a decently priced (like 60 shek I think) and very good! (Jalapino chicken fingers)
My wife's main course- chicken breast stuffed with sweet potato was also very good- and decently priced (like 80) - and came with a side..
My steak- which was also good  - but was 150 shek an didn't include side.. Just can get one for 18 instead of the reg 25 (or so)
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