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Israel Foodie Roundup March 2019

As winter is finally coming to an end, spring brings with it some exciting new places all over the country. I am particularly excited about the new restaurants in the Alon Tower complex in Tel Aviv and the long-awaited opening of Jacko’s Son.

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Jacko’s Son is a new bar next to Jacko’s Street, with a large selection of creative cocktails and an Asian menu with a Jerusalem twist. The bar runs almost the length of the restaurant, with a small lounge area at the back, as well as a live DJ. It is currently open with a trial menu by reservation only.

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Pablo Mexican Cuisine has opened on Agripas next to Jacko’s Street. The interior design and artwork are super cool, so hopefully, the food will be as good.

Jerusalem has gone from having no Mexican food to new ones opening all over the city! Let’s hope they will all survive. As well as Mexican restaurants, the shuk seems to be overrun with new stalls selling sausages and knafe.

Knaf is actually offering something more unique as they serve meat knafe made to order. The options for the base include Asado and minced meat, as well as a vegetarian alternative. You can also add toppings like fried egg and various sauces. I have tried to have lunch there twice but they never seem to be ready, even at 1pm.

Kansai Sushi is a new sushi restaurant in the Alon Tower complex in Tel Aviv. Kansai’s first branch is in Petach Tikva and for now this branch will only be open for lunch.

Boutique Café on Rothschild has been taken over by Bake Off finalist Lior Koka, who recently opened an ice cream stall on Rothschild. The café’s new menu focuses on traditional dishes with a large selection of gluten-free options.

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יא אללה.

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Last month I reported that Chef Yehuda Amar, the winner of the 2018 Master Chef competition, is now the chef of Jaya Restaurant in The Setai Tel Aviv. Chef Amar has also launched a sushi menu in The Kishle Bar, the beautifully decorated cocktail bar off the lobby of the hotel.

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It's all about the details 🛋️ || #SetaiTLV

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Brunchos (Mehadrin) has opened a second branch in Bilu Center, near Rehovot.  The dairy restaurant has an extensive savory menu, as well as a large selection of desserts including waffles, chocolate pizza and shawarma pancake.

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לכולנו יש את החבר הזה שממש קשה לו לבחור בין שני דברים. בשביל זה יצרנו את הטריו פנקייקים, קינוח ידידותי לאנשים שממש קשה להם לבחור רק טעם אחד! מפה לשם שלושה טעמים בקינוח אחד. תייגו את החבר שאף פעם לא מצליח לבחור🤷🏼‍♀️ #טריו_פנקייקים #BRUNCHOS_RESTAURANT * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * #photooftheday #pattiserie #yummy #eniyilerikesfet #wow #lovefood #love #goodfood #foodforfoodies #foodstagram #food #dessert #chocolate #cake #foodporn #sweet #instafood #cakeporn #foodyfetish #foodstyling #tasty #sweettooth #dessertporn #delishdelights #foodpornshare #magazinefood #tasty #iphone8

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Tatami sushi restaurant from Haifa, has opened its first branch in Tel Aviv, in the new Einstein BLVD complex in Ramat Aviv. The menu is kosher but the restaurant is open on Shabbat. The traditional Japanese tatami room includes 50 seats on Japanese straw mats.

Following the success of Falafel Belgi in Rishon Lezion, they have opened a second branch on King George in Tel Aviv. The signature dish is a waffle made of falafel which is filled with salads. All the food is vegan.

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כשזה בא בול בזמן! 😋

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Delicatessen, by R2M group, has opened a new branch in South Tel Aviv near to Holon and Bat Yam. This follows the new Delicatessen branch that recently opened in Neve Aviv and a branch of Bakery in Labs Sarona Tel Aviv.

Bli Kemah is a new French style gluten-free bakery in Ramat Hahayal. All the baked goods are made from quinoa flour, polenta flour and rice flour, and among the savory pastries are Georgian Chachapuri with various fillings, pizza and cheese sticks.

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Captain Burger has opened a new branch in the Alon Tower complex on Yigal Alon, Tel Aviv.

Liri Lounge is a trendy new bistro in Rishpon by the owners of the popular Gouje & Daniel in Moshav Bnei Zion. The menu includes a range of dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a cafe atmosphere by day and a bar lounge vibe at night.

Niva Bento in Zichron Yaakov is a bento box restaurant, owned by Niva Goldzweig, a Japanese fanatic who auditioned for Master Chef. The bento boxes are primarily for takeaway and all the food is vegetarian and gluten-free.

GioCoso is a new Italian restaurant in Downtown Haifa, where Cheese Bar used to be. They also own Cheese Restaurant near Kiryat Shemona.


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