Arabic Style – Haj Kahil

24 Sep

Haj Kahil

The biweekly meeting with Adi & Elad took place in Jaffa, according to Adi’s choice. For a while she was thinking about the Arabic restaurant in the clock square at the border of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. It was Thursday so it was very hard to find a parking space. Once we arrived to the restaurant it was easy to forget Jaffa’s chaotic atmosphere that took place outside of our street view table.

Tabouleh salad

We started with Tabouleh salad that was made mostly out of chopped parsley (as opposed to oriental restaurants that uses mostly Tabouleh and a bit of parsley) which gave it a fresh sense. We also took slices of Sabra fruit with Labaneh scoops, which was a very surpriesing dish that was quickly gone from the plate.

Sabra fruit with Labaneh scoops

For main course Adi and I shared Mansaf which is Lamb Ossobuco served with yogurt and rice on top of Taboon bread. The meat in this dish was amazing, tender and full of tastes you just can’t resist.  The rice, bread and yogurt were left far behind. Elad took Kebab skewer with Mujaddara. The Kebab was tasty but not something to write home about…


For desert we took Kanafeh which is a desert made from kadayıf noodles and goat cheese topped with sugar syrup. The Kanafeh was very good and was perfectly escorted by the black coffee in small glass.
If you are looking for an oriental Arabic restaurant in the heart of Israel, Haj Kahil will definitely do the job.

The check please (3 people)
Tabouleh salad – 20NIS
Sabra fruit – 28NIS
Mansaf – 95NIS
Kebab Skewer – 28NIS
Small Kanafeh – 24NIS
Coke – 10NIS
San Pellegrino  – 22NIS
2 X coffee  16NIS
Tea – 8 NIS

All in all: 251 NIS

Food: Arabic
Price: Low – Medium
Location: Jaffa

The Cizer-Kobrinsky Scale:

4 Forks

Contact details: Haj Kahil
Address:  18 Raziel st. (clock square), Jaffa| Phone: 03-6831239 |Opening Hours:  Saturday-Thursday 11:00-24:00 | Friday 11:00 – 1:00AM |


4 Responses to “Arabic Style – Haj Kahil”

  1. Ziggy September 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Haj Kahil was the highlight of our recent trip. Nice article


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