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“Nothing special..!”
Review of Hanamal 24

Hanamal 24
Ranked #13 of 364 Restaurants in Haifa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nothing special..!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A group of 6 work colleagues / associates ate here on Monday evening (7th July) and we were all decidedly unimpressed...if you are setting yourself up as a high-end place (which they clearly are) then you really have to deliver, and Hanamal failed in almost every respect.
If the food is a let-down but the service is great, you'll probably give them another go, as it might just have been one of those days...similarly, if the food is spectacular but the service is average you probably won't care either. BUT, if the food is average AND the service is shoddy then you have an issue, particularly at these prices.
Everything seemed too much trouble, including actually cooking my colleague's main course, which arrived still breathing! When the waitress came to clear the table, despite my colleague having mentioned the rawness of his meal, she just shrugged and took it away with no question of why he hadn't bothered to eat it.
We asked for a wine list to accompany our main courses, but this finally arrived after the mains were put on the table, and by the time we actually got any wine I had finished my meal.
I know this is ranked as #4 in Haifa, but on this showing it doesn't deserve it. The food on the website looks fantastic, but when it was served it was all fairly bland - with the exception of the lamb starter, which was beautiful but small for the price.
Disappointed..!

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Haifa, Israel
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Average food, overpriced”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Me and my husband went to the restaurant to celebrate my birthday. The expectations were high as the place is known as "the only chef's restaurant in Haifa".
The place overall looks nice, though it needs some maintenance.
The service was average - we had 3 different waitresses, and maybe this was the reason that the service was relatively poor..
We have ordered ceviche and staffed portabello mushrooms for the entries. The fish was fresh, but except of beet caviar, the dish was boring. The mushroom was fried, and really not smth special. Main dishes that we have ordered were canalony and fish fillet. Which really was a disappointment.... The dessert, kind of a toffee clamber, was decent.
Overall, we were very disappointed and after paying so much for such food, I don't expect us to ever come back....

  • Visited June 2014
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Edwards, Colorado, United States
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise!”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

I stopped in for lunch during my day trip to Haifa. I was immediately impressed with the atmosphere. Great ambiance! And was even more impressed by the excellent food. It was a little spendy but I also knew I was paying for excellence. Highly Recommended!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Ashley W
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Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Surely the best in Haifa!!!”
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Haifa is not a culinary rich city.
Eating in a fine restaurant is pretty hard there.
The chance had happened and a few years ago this restaurant was opened and changed the map.
If You want to have a great meal, with your loved ones, with your family or with your work companions, this is the right place.
The service is 100%. The food is great. Yes, it is a bit pricey but you go there once in a while on a special occasion.
You can find fixed menus there if you don't want to spend a lot.
I can say that there is no coarse I haven't tasted and that all of them were great.
Enjoy.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Haim L
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Haifa, Israel
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Value for money is so - so”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

The food is very good and beautifully presented.
But, as good as it is, it is definitely overpriced.
Lunch are a bit saner, so i recommend avoiding dinners and weekends.
The place is beautiful. They offer private rooms too, which is really great.
Recommended, if you have no budget issues.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank yud r
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