Haifa’s restaurants reflect the ethnic diversity of the city, with restaurants and eateries to suit every taste from Middle Eastern to Far Eastern. For more about restaurants around Israel see the Baruch Haba Restaurant site that offers an English website for restaurants with an online booking service, specials and discount coupons; booking on line ensures your table is available and the restaurant is open.
You might want to start with a restaurant that features Israel’s national fast-food dish, falafel. These deep-fried balls of mashed chick-peas are served in a pita bread with hummus spiced with parsley, garlic, onions and ground coriander and cumin seeds.
All of the following Haifa restaurants are certified kosher by the Haifa Rabbinate as of March 2012.
Haifa Meat Restaurants
Falafel Yerushalmi has great-tasting falafel, grilled meat on skewers, kabobs, schnitzel, salads and sandwiches. It is also one of Haifa’s few certified kosher Mehadrin Badatz eateries. It is located in the Hadar neighborhood at 62 Herzl Street. For further information call 04-862-7015.
The Dan Pano Lobby at the Dan Panorama Hotel is an elegant gourmet meat restaurant with a beautiful view of the Haifa Bay. It is located at 107 Hanassi Avenue. For further information call 04-835-2222.
Chinese and Japanese Restaurants
Have you got a taste for Chinese or Japanese food?
Ha’sinit shel Nof at the Nof Hotel is located on the top of the Carmel and offers a fantastic view and great Chinese food. It is located on 101 Hanassi Street. For further information call 04-835-4311.
The Chop Stick, located on the second floor of the Haifa Mall, has Chinese food and also makes deliveries. This is located at 4 Moshe Filiman Street.
Also at the Haifa Mall is the Maki Sushi Bar, where you can enjoy all kinds of Japanese sushi. For further information call 04-850-0692.
The University of Haifa has a Tai Wok Chinese cafeteria.
South American Food
If you are in the mood for a good South American meat restaurant try El Gaucho. To begin, order a meat, chicken, mushroom or corn empanada, chicken wings in El Gaucho sauce, or soup followed by an Argentine salad. If you still have room, order a main course of grilled steak, chicken or fish. There are also vegetarian main courses offered on the menu. It is located at 120 Yefe Nof Street. For further information call 04-837-0997 or toll-free 1-800-422-000.
Haifa Fast Food
If you are looking for a fast-food restaurant that offers really good stir-fried gourmet food, then try the Panorama Express Restaurant operated by the adjacent Dan Panorama Hotel. It’s located on the second floor of the Panorama Center, which is home to designer fashion clothing boutiques. Parking is available for 150 vehicles. It is located at 109 Hanassi Avenue. For further information call 04-835-2222.
Haifa Restaurants Dairy
Danish is a dairy and fish restaurant and bakery. One of the specialties of the house is fillet of Denis on grape leaves. They are located on 6 Moriah Street. For further information call 057-942-6837.
Café B’Choresh is a pleasant restaurant that offers vegetable, dairy and fish meals. Here are a few of the specialties on their menu: Baked salmon in sour cream and wine, with garlic and onions; grilled bass with sesame and chips, and fresh fillet of Denis with garlic and olive oil baked in a stone oven. There are also all kinds of quiches made with goat cheese and various vegetables plus many different kinds of pastas. There are two branches in Haifa. One is located at 5 Habikurim at the corner of Hanassi Avenue and the other is in the Carmel Center, where take-away is also possible. For further information call 04-844-4952.
If you are looking for a good Italian restaurant in Haifa that offers more than just pizza, try Pomodoro Haifa. They also offer pasta dishes like spinach lasagna, yam lasagna, Spanish spinach pasta with zucchini and mozzarella, ravioli, canneloni and more.
You can also order online and have food delivered for NIS 5. Pomodoro is located at 16 Horev Street, Ahuza. For further information call 053-809-2986.
Haifa Restaurants: Did You Know?
A restaurant listed as kosher on the Internet may not actually be kosher. To check if a restaurant is in fact kosher, contact the Haifa Rabbinate Kashrut Department, Tel: 04-864-1187.