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Hakovshim Bistro

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48 HaKovshim St., Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-510-8555
08:00 - 00:30
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 00:30
Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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La Jolla, CA
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the Intercontinental and wanted someplace else to eat. The concierge suggested this place. Although the location wasn't the best, the food and employees were great! The homemade gnocchi is a must and the schnitzel was good too. But I do suggest the gnocchi. What a great find!

Thank patilajolla
St-Germain-en-Laye, France
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

a very nice place with very nice food (we had soup and schnitzel and they both tasted excellent). staff is very friendly. nice atmosphere. try the cheese cake.. it is fantastic

Thank mrzicool
Chesterfield, Missouri
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this cafe twice in 3 days. Always greeted with smiles, we've set in the cozy main room, watched the house cat and the locals. The food was great and home-like. We had schnitzel and mashed potatoes, shawarma and rice. Their coffee is very good too. Highly recommended

Thank OlgaGCritic411
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Wr had a great time here! Great service, the food was just wonderful! The enviroment is very nice, Recommaded!!!

Thank Liat N
washington dc
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I was not at all planning to write a review of my dining in Tel Aviv (on the first night I got there), but this place was so bad that I had to. I arrived after 2 days of practically no food at all (I have to confess that I do not eat anything on airplanes), and was looking forward... More 

Thank cicerone3
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

While staying at the near by Intercontinental hotel, I found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. The reviews sounded good so I gave it a try. What a great find! The chopped liver was great as was the cauliflower stuffed with ground beef (the red sauce had a variety of spices including cinnamon). The chopped liver brought me back for another... More 

Thank RelentlessRunner
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Staff very nice & funny! The local is very good. The menù is original & the special dish more interesting. Price is ok Good experience

Thank Davide A
Timisoara, Romania
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Food was delicious. Menu is interesting with salads, meat dishes. Also has some soup. Good location, very good atmosphere and excellent staff.

Thank Ronald W
Sequim, Washington
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I had been referred to Ha Kovshim by the concierge at the Intercontinental where we were staying. He said,"You'll love it!" And he was right. It was so good I ate there twice in three days. It is small. I almost walked by it the first time. Outside are, perhaps, three or four tables, with about the same number inside.... More 

Thank plannermike
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Nice cafe with friendly staff and authentic Israeli cuisine. Variety of vegan options but also caters for meat eaters. Well located a short walk from Carmel Market and the beach.

Thank Steven Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Israeli, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 00:30
08:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 HaKovshim St., Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-510-8555

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