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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the evening of Thursday, May 27, we arrived at Nahman’s, one of the many restaurants on Music Square, where our friend and guide Eyal had reserved a table for three. Eyal had introduced me to this restaurant in 2019, and I loved it. The...house manager told us and Eyal that he had to cancel the reservation because “there is a big group event," and said that “I tried to call but there was no answer.” Huh? A bigger group came along, and you canceled a confirmed reservation? He kept saying “I tried to call,” and I then jumped into the fray. “Wait a minute—you are missing the whole point: you should NEVER have even made that call. The problem is not that he didn’t receive it (Eyal does not believe that he made the call, by the way); the problem is that you saw a better gig and then cancelled ours. That is totally unacceptable and unprofessional.” He kept saying, “But I tried to call him”—over and over. Finally, I said: “He works as a tour guide, and I work as a labor lawyer trainer. We both book our work out months in advance. Neither I nor he would EVER cancel on a confirmed client because a bigger, more lucrative client came along, and certainly not without making actual, direct contact with the client who was already confirmed to make sure that it was OK.” “But this group has 170 people!” I answered, “Fine, it should have been 173, because you could have set up a table to the side, even inside, for us three. We had the right to eat at the table we reserved days ago.” Very angry now, the manager went off to find us a table at another fish/dairy restaurant in Music Square, a fine restaurant called Piccolino at which I had eaten before, with guide Oreet Segal. But when he said to me, “Now, the problem is solved,” I reiterated that “It very much was NOT solved. I ate at your restaurant in 2019, with Eyal, and I loved it. It recommended it in my personal travel guide that I sent 20 copies of out just on this trip. But I will be writing a very negative review of your restaurant in TripAdvisor because you are not professional, you do not keep your word, and you kept claiming that the problem is that Eyal (supposedly) did not answer your call when the problem is that your restaurant does not keep its word and you treated us like nothings. On top of that, I will be removing my strong recommendation of your restaurant from my guide because why on earth would I send people here?” Travel tip: AVOID Nahman’s on Music Square—you have several, other great options right there. You may have a "reservation" but it means nothing to them there.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friend from Jerusalem made a reservation for us to dine there last night. When we arrived we were told that our reservation had been cancelled because a large group was later booked. the manager gruffly told us that he had tried to call us...three times to let us know that our reservation had been cancelled. He focused on the trying to call us and seemed to have no comprehension that the cancelling of the reservation just to accommodate a larger group was the actual problem. . He offered to let us sit at some side tables like one would have in an airport lounge but we did not want to smash ourselves into a cobbled together spot for those prices. He talked to the manager of a nearby restaurant so we got to eat there but the tone deaf approach at his restaurant would lead me to advise people to choose another restaurant especially if you need to make a reservation as it may get cancelled if somthing better comes along for him.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 16 March 2022 via mobile

We had a pleasant experience at Nahman. The Rizoto balls were excellent, so was the pasta. The atmosphere of the place is very welcoming. So was the manager and the service we received. Thanks.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 26 September 2021

I came with my family to have a drink and some desserts on the music square when a bald guy presenting himself as the manager of the half of the restaurants of this square talked to us very aggressively without his mask on by telling...us dont choose your table yourself take this one!! Showing us a table of his choice! Fine! At the moment of ordering we tell him that we just want drinks and desserts. Still being aggressive he answers why dont you go to the bakery overthere showing us the otherside of the square! Finally he accepted us as guests took our order! After 10 min he sent us one of his waiters who was more welcoming and took a second time the order! The square is very charming but this guy ruined our moment! I really don’t recommand this restaurant if you are paying attention to the service!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Excellent location at Music square We enjoyed the atmosphere. The service was superb. We ordered Mushroom Ravioli with butter souce. Also the Salmon fillet with grilled vegtables. Very generous Foccacia was great as well For desseet hot chocolate cakebwhich was delicious. I visited many Italian...restaurants. This was one of the best experiences we had. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 27 May 2021

The food is exceptional, specially the Mediterrameam pizza. The quality of service excellet too, fast serving and kind waiters, like Odelia! Coming again for sure.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 25 May 2021

We had a lovely time at Nahman’s and got a super friendly and fun service from Odelia. Thank you!!!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 22 June 2020 via mobile

Amazing pasta and definitely try the Arancini. Odelia our waitress took great care of us!! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 5 March 2020

I’ve been in israel for quite some time and this is the best dairy restaurant I’ve been to the service was amazing Our waitress was odelia so helpful and nice! Food was good, deserts were great. Especially the chocolate moose.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Unsatisfying breakfast. Instead of describing what went wrong (everything) - just don't go, really. Food, service, value for money - you'll find'em in another places, not in this restaurant...

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Yuri S | Reviewed this property |
I would phone them +972 2-992-0540. They are quite comfortable in speaking English Good luck and enjoy the excellent pizza!!
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Nah'man Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4