First night Passover Seder leftovers can only last so long before they get boring. Plus, there are only so many ways to disguise matzo’s bland cardboard form. Just because you’re kosher, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat yourself to some delicious meals out during the eight day bread-less holiday. We’ve rounded up the best chef quality kosher restaurants in Israel to visit this Passover for a change of scenery. Bring your kids, bring your parents, even your grandparents will enjoy these kosher gems.
The best Kosher restaurants in Israel for Passover meals
From fresh fish to kosher Asian cuisine, Chef Meir Adoni has tackled the culinary world as he brings the Far East to the near “White City.” Offerings include: tartar of tuna in soy and honey, sea fish sashimi with green melon, Asian aioli, green tea and lime yogurt and macha powder, grouper capriccio with kohlrabi ravioli and mango, apricot, ginger and lemon grass alongside Indian focaccia on an open grill and more. Pick up those chopsticks and enjoy the best panoramic view around.
Unexpectedly located in an industrial area, you will find a strikingly beautiful, contemporary kosher dairy restaurant that manages to combine haute cuisine with an incredibly warm vibe. The precisely-selected menu offers the freshest of fish, served alongside house-made sauces, delicate salads and flavors that complement each other through and through.
Chef Moshe Basson is famous worldwide for his revival of the biblical menu. The award-winning restaurant is located just steps away from the Old City, where Chef Basson showcases the flavors of plants like hyssop and meloukhia that have been served up for generations in traditional Jerusalemite kitchens. The menu changes according to what mushrooms and plants he finds on his daily trips to the Judean Hills. Choose one of the exquisite tasting menus for the full Eucalyptus experience.
Located in the prestigious Norman Hotel, this Nicoise-inspired brasserie style restaurant lets you experience the French Mediterranean with high-end dining, attention to detail and exquisite ingredients. Choose the setting according to your mood from alfresco dining to the beautiful main dining room or a private space for families and events. Helmed by Chef, Barak Aharoni, breakfast is a morning feast, and the business lunch is a popular favorite; all in all, a great place for a world class experience at any time of the day. For carefully-crafted cocktails and some lovely bites, stop by the hotel’s Library Bar.
After the departure of Chef Charlie Fadida, Chefs Boaz Dror (formerly of the Alma Hotel in Zichron Ya'akov), Shimon Maman and Mikla Buzato came together to fashion a new menu for the Olive Leaf. The concept: kosher Mediterranean. The menu: lasagna with cooked lamb and pepper foam, gnocchi in spinach crème with pumpkin cubes, drumfish fillet in a pan on black eggplant crème and tahini, lamb chops with asparagus and black lentil salad, and more. The Sheraton's offers the general audience a breathtaking view of the sea, with cocktails and small Italian dishes.
Located in HaTachana, a beautiful leisure and shopping area in Jaffa, Regina is housed in a charming structure from the 19th century surrounded with greenery offering a relaxing atmosphere. Here you’ll find impressive kosher meat home cooking with creative gourmet touches alongside fish, soup and a vegan menu.