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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2440 on: April 21, 2013, 09:57:53 AM »
Not sure if this is where I should be asking but I am thinking of going up north this shabbos to a tzimmer near meiron. Anyone have any ideas of places they went and liked? I see numbers in the newspaper but I would rather a place that someone can review. I dont care Tiveria, Tzfat... Thanks
You're posting in the right place, but check this thread as well.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=27774

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2441 on: April 21, 2013, 10:10:28 AM »
Looking for something upper class, elegant, to sit for a good 4-5 hours... Thanks

Keyara. Or Sheyan (upstairs from Keyara), if you like Asian cuisine. Either way, don't forget to print a 10% coupon form eLuna.com, or do moish's idea and get a coupon book from the Prima Kings next door.

Both are in the Windmill, just off King George on Ramban.


surprised no one mentioned shianz.

??? ??? ???

Gonna assume you meant Sheyan.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2442 on: April 21, 2013, 11:09:11 AM »
Which I DID mention earlier... Just not as good as others IMHO

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2443 on: April 21, 2013, 11:15:34 AM »
Just not as good as others IMHO
here we go again...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2444 on: April 21, 2013, 11:18:37 AM »
to sit for a good 4-5 hours...
wow thats quite a while. i couldnt do that anywhere unless i rewind a few years back to the 99shekel all you can eat @ el gaucho rg, with my boys...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2445 on: April 21, 2013, 12:38:55 PM »
here we go again...
i was refering to the food- not the hechsher!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2446 on: April 21, 2013, 12:40:38 PM »
i was refering to the food- not the hechsher!
So was he ;)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2447 on: April 21, 2013, 12:49:56 PM »
So was he ;)

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it sure is, how i love the back and forth...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2448 on: April 21, 2013, 01:02:30 PM »
wow thats quite a while. i couldnt do that anywhere unless i rewind a few years back to the 99shekel all you can eat @ el gaucho rg, with my boys...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2449 on: April 21, 2013, 01:10:39 PM »
Not sure if this is where I should be asking but I am thinking of going up north this shabbos to a tzimmer near meiron. Anyone have any ideas of places they went and liked? I see numbers in the newspaper but I would rather a place that someone can review. I dont care Tiveria, Tzfat... Thanks
I was a very big fan of Amirim when I went. Secular yishuv w/ a mehadrin chalavi restaurant a few doors down by a Canadian Chabad family, and 2 shuls in the neighboring yishuv a 10 minute walk away.
http://amirim.com/home/en

We stayed in the largest, 2 story, unit.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2450 on: April 21, 2013, 01:17:30 PM »
it sure is, how i love the back and forth...
i hAve yet to see a debate if shayan has good food or not- but then again i didnt read every post yet so ill take your word for it

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2451 on: April 21, 2013, 01:21:51 PM »
i hAve yet to see a debate if shayan has good food or not- but then again i didnt read every post yet so ill take your word for it

Trust me, it's in here somewhere. More than once.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2452 on: April 21, 2013, 01:45:49 PM »
Trust me, it's in here somewhere. More than once.

All I remember is that I'm one of the culprits...and that rots swears by it ;)
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2453 on: April 21, 2013, 03:06:48 PM »
All I remember is that I'm one of the culprits...and that rots swears by it ;)
i believe it predates you as well

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2454 on: April 21, 2013, 03:26:20 PM »
Yeh, I see that galitzyaner was hating it a little while before me.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2455 on: April 21, 2013, 03:33:52 PM »
i love the food there, just the portions are to small
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2456 on: April 21, 2013, 03:34:51 PM »
Hear tht a lot!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2457 on: April 21, 2013, 03:40:06 PM »
i love the food there, just the portions are to small

And compared to America, you also think it kinda stinks.
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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2458 on: April 23, 2013, 11:56:19 AM »
Fish and Two Vegetables review



This new sushi place just opened recently in the Bucharim Shuk area. As its name implies, the concept is simple: for 26 NIS, you can choose any fish and any two vegetables to make your own roll. His is the list you choose from:


There is also a menu of predefined sushi rolls, as well as some other dishes, if making your own roll (or sushi in general) isn't your thing.

It is interesting to note that the owner and the sushi chef are both former employees of Sushi Garden.

I ordered a salmon, avocado, cucumber roll:



The sushi was quite good, although I think Sushi Garden may have been a little better, unless my mind/memory is playing tricks on me. Still, they are more flexible in allowing you to create your own roll than Sushi Garden was. Although one big drawback is the seating: there are no tables and chairs, just a long, narrow counter along one wall with 5 or 6 tall, uncomfortable stools. I guess you can't win 'em all...

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #2459 on: April 23, 2013, 12:20:51 PM »
Fish and Two Vegetables review
Although one big drawback is the seating: there are no tables and chairs, just a long, narrow counter along one wall with 5 or 6 tall, uncomfortable stools. I guess you can't win 'em all...

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