Galileo Restaurant: Galileo for lunch
The restaurant is situated on the water among the ruins of some of the old walls of Acco. You can look out to sea or take a look at the old defensive wall while eating.
Favorite Dish: We had the "Tarovet", which means mixture. They bring you a mixture of all the salads of the house, along with pita bread. You will chick pea, tehina, eggplant, lettuce, tomato (hot), pickels, matbucha (a hot salad), labane (tart white cheese), corn and others to choose from, all set out in small plates. The price was 25 New Israeli Shekel per person, a little high for this type of meal. The drinks were extra.
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Humus Said: No.1 Humus In Israel
No.1 In Israel - many people consider this rewastaurnt to be the best Humus Restaurant in the country. It has a huge reputation and its well worth a visit.
Sadly the place is closed in saturdays and another thing that should worry you is the long line until you can order... but if you have time go for it!
Palm Dinner: Under the Palm Beach Hotel
Palm Dinner restaurant or Cafe is some sort of Cantina.
Situated in the road between Haifa and Akko under the Hotel of Palm Beach
Its clean and effective.Specially if you are with a tour dont miss it
Favorite Dish: Nothing special
It being an Arab town, the old city of Akko has no shortage of humus and felafel places! They tend to be found nearer to the two north western gates (there are 3 gates into the old city), which are the main gates used by locals and tourists (nearer to the everyday use of the old city such as the market, the large mosques etc..). Whilst they may not be the best or cheapest in Akko, tend to head for Abu Elias or Abu George for humus - they're next door to each other on Al Jazzar St (next to the entrance to the mosque). NIS 25 will but you humus, chips, salad with the ever present pitta. They're pretty much the same, with most of their seating outside. Abu Elias has more outdoor space and is great to people watch - most visitors to Akko will walk past you at some point :)
And it certainly beats the overpriced fish restaurants near to the Harbour and Sea Walls!
Favorite Dish: Humus
Here is a malabi recipe :
Ingredients for 6 poeple :
1 litter milk (or 1 litter water or 50%/50%)
1/2 cup of sugar (or less or none depends on your taste)
5 full tablespoons of corn flower
1 tablespoon of rose water (or more, if you want but it will be very sweet)
you can also add on top of the malabi ::
*Crushed almonds or peanuts
*A few drops of rose water
How to make the malabi :
Boil the milk (or 1 litter water or 50%/50%).
Mix well the corn flower with the 1/2 cup of water and pour it to the boiling milk as you stir.
Cook for a minute more and Add the rose water.
Stir a bit, and you're done.
Pour the liquid to 6 cups. Let the cups cool in the fridge for at least an hour or more (until it's 100% cold).
Just before you serve add the thing you want on top and enjoy your dish.
Humus Said: Humus Said
Humus said is located in the middle of the old city's market and people say it is the best humus in Akko and even one of the best in Israel !.
The place is open from the morning (8-9) and always full untill he close the place (12-13).
The only thing in this restaurant is Humus (13 nis) , they serve it with water , some vegetables , parsley and hot pita bread.
a soft drink will cost 5 nis.
Favorite Dish: The Humus with the ful (cooked broad beans) was very good.
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Fish from the market: fish from the market
Akko is a heaven for seafood lovers , you will find a lot of restaurants that serve seafood and also you will find a lot of fish and other seafood in the old city's market.
shrimp , calamari , regular fish and even sharks.
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Abu Christo: Abu Christo
This is a very famous restaurant in Akko that serve seafood and meat dishes.
The restaurant is owned by a greek family.
Once it was one of the best restaurants in the area but today it is very expensive and the food is avarage so try to find more authentic restaurants.
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Knafe or knafa (you say the "K" and the "N" not the kn in knife for example and it sounds like ke'na'fe') is a sweet/salty desert.
It is made of cheese and a sweet sauce with pistachios.
This ia an arab desert and when you walk in the arab markets you can find a lot of places that sell knafe (Akko , Jaffa , Nezerth , Jerusalem , Haifa).
in the old city's market you will find Knafe - it will cost something like 15-20 nis for 0.5kg
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Sa'eid's Hummus: The Best one (?)
This little place, not fancy, no menu just hummus, is considered to be one of the best hummus places in Israel, there was even a big competition in of of the main news papers of Israel and surfers votted it to be No. 2 or 3 not 100% sure about which one.
My Personal opinion.... i think i had some better hummus but it was okay.
This little restaurants work only half day as actually hummus is a morning food and not lunch or dinner as most of us think. Its not a places that you have your lunch and you sit there for hours with deserts and coffe or whatever.... once people finish they mostly leave very quickly to let thers a sit cause the restaurant is closing at 14:30 .... so no time...
The service is very fast and great, prices are obviously cheap and its a nice experince.
Oh... one thing i forgot to mention... the place is located in the middle of the Arab Souk so you can ask anyone at that area where is it and they will tell you.
Opening hours: 06:00am - 14:30pm
Located in the middle of the Old city's Market
Hamudi's Place: For The Best Humus...
This is a local restaurants, known by the locals-which is great! -Actually, my husband's family have been eating Humus from Hamudi for 3 generations. Don't expect much for the decoration etc but that's not what you're there for anyway. Go on, eat!
Favorite Dish: Well, some green spicy sauce, Turkish salad -also spicy- and pickles will be served whether you want it or not with a basket of warm pitas ; so you can snack while waiting. (Local custom is to be impatient when waiting for food, we need to be fed!) My favorites are just plain Humus im Basar (humus with Meat-Lamb) or Basar Suni im Agvanyot (Meat Suni with Tomatoe Sauce) You can get it with Tahini instead of tomato sauce if you like.
Sa'id: Go for the Hummus
Akko is known for its great Hummus. There are dozens of Hummus joints around the old city. Some serve Hummus only, some also have additional dishes like kebab or fish). But, if you are here you might as well go for the real thing. While Hummus is like religion, each person swears by his own favourite place, there is one place considered by most to be the best in Akko (some would say, best in the country...). The place is called Sa'id (pronounced "sa" "id") and it's in the market's main street. Just walk along the market until you see it, or ask someone where it is.
Caution: Hummus joints usually close early (at least the good ones). Once the fresh Hummus made for the day is finished the place is closed. So, be sure to come before 2:00 PM.
Favorite Dish: Hummus!
Uri Buri, One of the Best Sea...
One of the Best Sea food restaurants in Israel, if you are in the area i can surly tell you its a MUST, The Food is great, The place is very nice in the old City of ACRE (Acco) Just by the sea. Inside the restaurant its very nice, they have a nice Room decorated in an oriental style. Don't Miss It !!
Favorite Dish: Fried Shrimp with garlic and lemon, Baby Calamary made in a special sauce.
Fish restaurant: Uri-Buri
I live in the Mediterranean, and I am used to the good fish, but i have to say this is one of the best places I have tried fish.
Thanks Sharon your recommendation was great
We also discovered here, the mint lemonade... that would be our drink during our visit to Israel, Stace and me we are thinking getting this mint leaves to grow up on the balcony lol .... (Actually if I am not wrong in Spain we call them Hierba Buena, and we used to put on the tea, never in the lemonade... just great)
The Loaves and Fishes: Great Seafood
Small "personal" type restaurant with seating for about 30 people downstairs. You can watch the sunset over the Med from here while eating.
Favorite Dish: I had the seafood platter, the shrimps were excellent and the clams not bad, but the octopus was outstanding.
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