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Abu Hasan / Ali Karavan

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1 Ha' Dolfin Street | Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68130, Israel
+972 3-682-0387
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Istanbul, Turkey
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have gone there for breakfast. First, we have ordered masabaha. It was amazing! We have noted that the local people order another type of masabaha as well; so we have ordered the same. It is masabaha with beans and we think that the masabaha is better than its version with beans. You should definitely go there and have masabaha.

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Thank Burcak K
Malcesine, Italy
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215 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place for Mesabaha/ Hummus. I could go there every day for breakfast (and believe me, many people who live there do so...).

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At lunch I was probably the only tourist among the crowd of locals who were constantly popping in for a plate of their hummus, which is always a good sign. This is not a place to sit in, relax, there's no menu, service is very casual. But your order (variety of hummus only) arrives in less than a minute and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place also claims to be one of the best hummus food restaurants. Actually it's extremely good food for veggies! If you don't mind sharing the table with other (local) people this is the best place to have a quick and unforgettable lunch. This is the Middle East at its best.

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Thank Ed020
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get the humus plate and the Msabbaha sit in the wall and enjoy a really simple plate of food that nails it. We are lucky in London that humus is easy to access but the chickpeas, tahini and other ingredients as well as the proper tekkers originate in the Middle East and this place is known to be the best... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the unpleasant places I've ever eaten. Perhaps they thought that if a tourist came to the Middle East, so it is necessary to create an atmosphere of oriental bazaar. Waiters running around and yelling loudly. Very noisy and dirty.

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Thank George V
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Serves humus, does this very well. Continuous stream of locals driving by for take-away, accompanied with a continuous flow of loud spoken words.

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Thank Tjalling v
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Always take the masabacha, it comes out in a minute, very cheap, definitely not the atmosphere of a regular restaurant.. Sit -> eat -> go, a 10 minute deal

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Thank Nitai C
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I have my breakfast every Friday morning at Abu Chasan, the masabacha is the best meal I had in my life. No a lot I can add since it is so good. Enjoy

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This restaurant serves only humos and related veggie dishes and only from about 8am to 3 pm. Nevertheless, this is the best place to eat unless garbanzos don't agree with you. The atmosphere is ultra casual and the service swift. It's crowded because it is popular, but worth waiting 10 minutes for your turn.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Ha' Dolfin Street | Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68130, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-682-0387

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?