As a visitor to Israel, it can be a little bit overwhelming keeping track of the different restaurants opening and closing, even more so when you are searching for a restaurant with a succah. Although most kosher restaurants around Israel have a succah, there are a few that do not have outside space in order to build one. Here is a list of kosher restaurants around Israel who have confirmed that they will have a succah this year.
Here are my suggestions for kosher restaurants around Israel where you can find a good meal in a nice succah .
Jerusalem & Judean Hills
Kikar Hamusica is the perfect choice over Succot as they have one large succah in the middle of the square, used by all the restaurants, with musical performances taking place from lunchtime until the evening. All the details of the various concerts are on their website. My personal recommendation would be Kinor Bakikar (Mehuderet) for a juicy steak and Gourmandises by Yoel (Mehadrin) for authentic French dairy food – full review.
Anna Italian Café in Ticho House is a delicious Italian restaurant in a beautiful setting and my favorite dairy restaurant in Jerusalem. Anna has a succah on their front balcony overlooking the garden (full review).
Mamilla Mall is always incredibly busy during Succot with people visiting the kotel, but all the cafes and restaurants have a succah, so there is plenty of choice. Most of the options have a pretty average offering of both food and service, but Luciana and Happy Fish both have a very large succah .
La Regence For those looking for truly creative kosher dining, the tasting menu at La Regence is a unique experience. As you would expect from The King David Hotel, the service is efficient and attentive. The restaurant has its own succah separate from the main hotel succah – full review.
The 1868 restaurants all have a succah. 1868 offers a creative, high-end dinner (full review), while Zuta Cocktail Bar has an incredible drinks menu with a delicious bar menu (full review). The newest member of the family, JLM Local Sushi serves a number of Asian cooked dishes, as well as sushi and sake (full review).
Valero is a relatively new kosher restaurant in the shuk area, in general it seems to be more popular with Israelis than tourists but they do have some interesting dishes on the menu and a succah outside the restaurant (full review).
Malka is Chef Eyal Shani’s first kosher restaurant in Israel. The menu is creative and with some delicious combinations. Although they have a large outside area, the succah itself is normally quite small so call in advance to book.
Caffe Yaffo is a great kosher dairy cafe in the heart of Yafo near the Flea Market. The Friday brunch buffet is particularly worth trying.
Souvlaki in Netanya is one of the only kosher restaurants on the beach. As well as meat dishes, the menu includes traditional Greek dairy dishes, using parev versions of feta and yogurt. The restaurant has a large succah with space for 50 people.
I hope this has given you some ideas of where to eat over Succot in Israel but if you are looking for more ideas, take a look at the list of kosher restaurants around Israel who have confirmed that they have a succah this year.