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32 Herzl, Ashkelon 7860131, Israel
+972 8-675-1200
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Omer, Israel
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257 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have to say that the three stars I gave them are related to nostalgia not food taste. We had soup, salads, kebab and fried brain. Kebabs were good but all the soup was too sour and "watery", the salads were tasteless and the brain was tasteless too. The place is clean but is smelling of old clothes (a musty... More 

Thank julo972
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful Romanian homemade food. Must try the kebab and fried brain- for dessert "papanade" a homemade doughnut with cream. Excellent value for money.

Thank Eranis
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Tbis is only meat restaurant. Not even o e vegetarian or vegan dish. All I had to eat is one small salad, tahini and french fries... Recommended only for carnivores...

1 Thank GveganA
Ashkelon, Israel
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

for the starters eggplant salad, chopped liver, fish eggs. bean soup or even better tchorba. great pickles, grilled everything. "papanash". kind & friendly service. simple china & cutlery. drink beers or sodas not wine, that are low quality

Thank bernard v
Ashkelon, Israel
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The owners are a Romanian family. They have this place almost 60 years. Non kosher romanian and israeli food. Ikra (fish eggs in cream with chopped onions), hoummus and fresh salad with hot pitas are a great 1st plate. Steaks (all kinds...) and kebbab with chips will make your day.

Thank 183harryw
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158 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Simple restaurant with good, solid Romanian food. Grilled meat a speciality, along with the papanasi. Better not to go when it is very busy....

Thank Andrew W
Ashkelon, Israel
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to eat very delicious Romanian food but in the last year something change. First, they raised the prices for almost all of the menu and lowered the quality of the dishes. This combination made the expiriance not so good, considering the place design is aweful I don't think I'll come there anytime soon. The good:... More 

1 Thank Omri_Shiri
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104 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Very nice family restaurant. Excellent Romanian cooking. Grilled meats of all kinds. Very good, fast service. Reasonable prices. Not a fancy place - quite simple decor but the food excells.

Thank gcarmi1943
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

What this place lacks in high style ambience, it makes up in great home style cooking. I ordered the entrecote, which was tasty and tender, one of the best I've had. My wife had the Turkey Shishlik which she loved. Our guest ordered the goulash which she said was delicious and it came with wonderful sauce and great mashed potatoes.... More 

Thank Jack F
Sunnyvale, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Over 50 years of cooking steaks and great middle eastern food mixed with Romanian specialties. Try the Mediterranean Ikra or the classic hummus and tahini before you order form the great selection of meats. This is a simple restaurant that been in the town of Ashkelon forever and faithfully served customers over many tremulous years. Lolly you will not be... More 

Thank Oran D

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Restaurant Details

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Eastern European, Romanian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Herzl, Ashkelon 7860131, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Southern District  >  Ashkelon
  • Phone Number: +972 8-675-1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?