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Haj Kahil

18 David Razi'el | at the Clock Square in the center of Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6812009, Israel
+972 3-518-8866
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice” (23 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
18 David Razi'el | at the Clock Square in the center of Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6812009, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very traditional place with limited seating at the front ( about 3 booths) but there's a hidden passage at the back taking you to their other place two or three doors down. A very straight forward menu, pick a meat (chicken or lamb) and...More

Thank MrTan09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaurant with excellent salads variety (meza), excellent slow cooked meet, excellent kebab (minced meet type). Pomme granade juice is superb too. Alcohol is not served. Pricing is fair. Please note that the waiters usually recommend larger dishes of the cooked meet than you...More

Thank Avi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shawarma here is the best I've tasted (I chose the lamb, but you can get chicken shawarma, or a mix of the two), with an amazing selection of delicious salads, and truly exceptional lafa, all served with a smile.

Thank JBern52
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

It is a Palestinian owned and alcohol free placed, authentic local food with a chef's touch to make it accessible to modern tastes. What real Jaffa is. Lovely place and in the historic center of old Jaffa.

Thank davidstg
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We visiting Haj Kahil every time we visit Israel. The food is excellent. We always order the stuffed lamb shoulder. It's so exceptionally Yummy. The salads that open the meal are all very good and the "lafa" comes hot from the oven. Very friendly waiters....More

Thank ilana424
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend and it certainly exceeded our expectations. We were on our way to the airport so we did not have unlimited time. The service was efficient and in good time. The salads which comprised the starters were...More

Thank Allison W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Excellent restaurant serving authentic Arab dishes (you must try the flat bread they bring as soon as you sit down. The bread is quickly follwed by a range of taster salads that are supposed to wake your appetite for the main dish. Be careful, you...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great way to introduce my parents to middle eastern salads and generous selection of apps! Loved the bread and the fish as well.

Thank jyre42
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

The large restaurant is wide enough to sit and talk in private. The food was very good especially the beef cheek. Middle eastern food in highest quality.

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived after evening walk . Wanted only salads The waiter was not very happy with the reservation The food was regular minus Not spicy Much to much lemon Very high price for the value

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Avi P
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Response from Avi P | Reviewed this property |
Both are good but they should not be mixed
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Response from geniarch | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 David Razi'el | at the Clock Square in the center of Jaffa, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 6812009, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv  >  Jaffa
  • Phone Number: +972 3-518-8866
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