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Shmulik Cohen's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Eastern European, Israeli, Polish, European, Central European, Kosher
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146 Herzl Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-681-0222
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you love eastern Jewish food, this is the right place to visit. the starters- choped liver, egg salad, the famous Hamin, Kneidalach soup , Tzimes and other traditional jewish plates- all excellent, with an excellent service.

Thank Zohar1234
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

enjoied the food. heartly service. you don't find many places that remind you of good old ashkenazy cuisine

Thank גרי ש
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great food and generous portions. The atmosphere was lacking as we were the only diners that evening. The restaurant deserves more patronage.

Thank Y V W
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Very simple delicious food. Like your Jewish grandma used to make you. + home made lemon vodka. Make sure you make a reservation.

Thank Kandibobrik
San Jose, California
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159 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

When you think about typical Jewish food in the US, most foods that comes to mind are the Eastern European family & holiday foods from our grandparents' & parents' generations. The food here reminded me of things my grandmother and my aunts made. This is a small and very friendly restaurant. We were three people, each ordered something different, and... More 

Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Lunch at Shmuel Cohen takes you back to time to the wonderful Jewish traditional cuisine The menu is outstanding and offers a variety of grand mother and mothers holidays best dishes A place to come back

Thank Zohar1234
Paris, France
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Outdated decor but in line with the spirit of the restaurant. Too bad they can't cook because I love the menu : it is just like home in the shtettel The meats are poor quality, the food is not presented in an appetizing way n everything is bland not all is homemade and they have not thought to add any... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

the restaurant is located in a garage area, if not a local person took me there, i wouldn't know this restaurant. well, i like all kinds of salad, soup and gulash

Thank Chilli L
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Not many restaurants have survived in Tel Aviv for as long as Shmulik Cohen, and given the high standards of the locals, this has to be something special. I love traditional Ashkenazi food and to my mind there is no better place in Tel Aviv for this fare. The staff are always very attentive and the food is excellent. Towards... More 

Thank Samuel G
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Shmulik Cohens had been in existence since 1938. The traditional Jewish and kosher foods are just like my Bobba made. The chopped liver, herrings, puca, kreplach and so forth are authentic and delicious. As main courses the cholent and kishka is superb, the roast chicken and roast beef just super. When we ate there last night Mical Anski, a judge... More 

Thank Selwyn J

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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
Eastern European, Israeli, Polish, European, Central European, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Herzl Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-681-0222

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