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Botanical Garden Restaurant

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Ein Gedi, Israel
+972 8-659-4221
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Le Port-Marly, France
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I would not return for dinner the person at the entry is rude and unpleasant. The food is okay but I've had better kibbutz meals.

Thank nuntoon
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is like a canteen. Everyone serves themselves and goes up to a buffet for the full kibbutz experience. The service was good and people were kind and polite, but the volume of people was dizzying and the food was really not good at all. A slightly dispiriting experience.

Thank Robber222
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Not sure why this restaurant is so well rated. You'd do much better in the dairy restaurant and bar by the lobby. It's expensive for the experience of eating cafeteria style. The meat was quite dry though my husband's fish was good. If there were other beverages besides the water at our table, we never saw or heard about them.... More 

1 Thank Katherine F
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

We are staying at Ein Gedi Kibbutz tonight, and there are no surprises here. It's a lovely, simple place. Our map at check-in showed a map to their Botanical Gardens Restaurant, the same one with the great reviews and nice view. But this restaurant apparently doesn't exist. They won't say whether it's just closed because it's not high season, but... More 

6 Thank Ann M
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I went there to have dinner. Location is great, has a good view and the garden is just beautiful. Food was okay. But waitresses were below average. They were kicking the door open when entering to the kitchen. Slow the clean empty dishes. Dinner buffet was 170 shekel per person, overpriced.

2 Thank Lonelytraveller22
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

food reasonable, good selection; but the best is the position with a view of greenery of the Kibbutz & Dead Sea

2 Thank travellerivo
west hartford, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We dined there while staying in Ein Bokek. This is not a fancy place, but it is pleasant. The buffet, however, was truly excellent. Large variety of breads, salads, chopped liver, meats, well-seasoned stews, desserts. At dinner it was a kosher meat meal, so no dairy. The only disappointment was the carved beef roast - Israel is not the place... More 

2 Thank pragmatist1
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Any one should visit and have a nice meal at the restaurant. The food was incredible (all you can eat buffet) the quality was super and the variety of middle eastern delights was outstanding.

3 Thank dariodiaz85
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2012

You forget you are in the desert. All plants are nicely labelled.

2 Thank HPDubai

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  • Address: Ein Gedi, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Dead Sea Region  >  Ein Gedi
  • Phone Number: +972 8-659-4221

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?