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Rehov HaTsorfim 36 | Old Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68039, Israel
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an authentic Greek fish restaurant run by the same family for 60 years, third generation now ! Situated fairly near the flea market and not far from the port of Jaffa. Whenever I am in Israel I always come here and I am never disappointed, one of my favourites ! Starters/Meze are a wonderful array of great middle... More 

Thank bluesgal222
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best fish-greek kitchen places for me. Lovely staff, rich menu. Meze is very tasty, recommend to drink greek uzo. Barbunia is exellent. The best time to visit - friday 15.00!

Thank AmirKremer
Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The setting has a Neighborhood feel. The service was friendly and professional. And the food was outstanding. Best sea bream I've had in Tel Aviv--very fresh, and cooked to perfection. Side dishes galore-- all very good. Highly recommend!

Thank shoelson
Tel Aviv, Israel
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

They play classic greek music on their loudspeakers, their tableclothes are classic blue&white, with a pleasant ambience. Many good mazettes arriving fast, the lamb kebab was tasty but dripping oil, the fishes (fillet, on charcoals or deep fried) excellent. A place to cherish and return.

Thank Haihui_ShP
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

This is our second time here. we are always order salads for all the table and some Greece salad and barbuniot beside the main corse. Deserts are great!

Thank natalieh884
Ramat Gan
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157 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

We are eating here every 10 years or so. Same quality but nicer atmosphere. The owners keep the place up to date, food is good and price - reasonable

Thank Eli G
Aptos, California
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

This place is located on the same alley of the apartment we are staying at and was recommended by our host. We had an early dinner here a few nights ago. We had calamari and a Greek meat kabob. The main courses come with a table full of small wonderful appetizers. Everything was delicious and fresh. The calamari was one... More 

Thank Marti N
Jerusalem, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant in the old city of Jaffa. Very good restaurant for any occasion with fresh fish and sea food. We will visit again for sure.

Thank RoyKrief
netanya, israel
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193 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Didn't expect that much from this fish& seafood restaurant in Jaffa, as there are few of them at the old port vicinity, but intrigued by its peculiar name (meaning literally in Hebrew Shabtai the good looking..) we went in. By noon time on Saturday both of its two dining halls, facing each other across the narrow street were fully occupied... More 

Thank david s
Tel Aviv, Israel
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339 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

A friend recommended the place and it was a perfect meal, we had fish and mazetim and it was lovely and fit different tastes in the family. Good for vegetarians and the location is good for sea view and a walk into the flea market.

Thank Boaz Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Israeli
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rehov HaTsorfim 36 | Old Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68039, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972-526479883

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?