Dr. Shakshuka, Tel Aviv-Yafo

3.5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews

3 Beit Haeshel St., Yafo 03 - 682 82 42

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  • Delicious Shakshuka
    Delicious Shakshuka
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  • Dr. Shakshuka: Not authentic

    by SusanneBaeren Written Apr 15, 2013

    The place is supposed to serve authentic shakshuka - a layer of spiced tomatoes and peppers with poached eggs on top of it. What was served was tomatoes/peppers with one egg mixed into it and the other one, still raw (!), on top of it.

    Service was rude and the bill was too high (they charged more than what was written in the menue). Upon complaining the waitress was very unfriendly and uncooperative.

    A very disappointing experience.

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  • Dr. Shakshuka: Don't miss the best otenttic food in town

    by idfbest Written Oct 26, 2010

    We enjoyed the best Shakshuka ever.
    " In Rome act Like a Roman" Shakshuka is made out of soft Tommetoes and that what gives it the best taste.
    The priceces at Dr. Shkshuka are resionable in Shekels and the atmospher is good.
    Don't miss the visit to Dr. Shakshuka.

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  • Dr. Shakshuka: DANGER! Rip Off and terrible food. Food Poisoning

    by testiclese Written Aug 1, 2010

    DANGER! Do not go to this restaurant under any circumstances. I went with my family and was ripped off and scammed for some of the worst food I have ever eaten. This restaurant serves rotten disgusting food, which might actually be worse than prison food. Me and my sons have all been sick with food poisoning since eating here. STAY AWAY and warn other people who talk about going, no to go!

    Favorite Dish: I took my family here for Shakshuka and what was supposed to be great North African and Middle Eastern Cuisine turned into a total rip off, with almost inedible food and rude, obnoxious service. Its not worth writing more about this place, because it will most likely be out of business soon. The bottom line is the people running this joint are con-artists who the beautiful and fine nation of Israel should expel for giving Shakshuka, a normally delicious Israeli dish, a bad name. Also don't eat the meat or their cool vegetables, which are most likely infected with some sort of Staph or Ecoli bacteria. I have had diarrhea since eating there two days ago. For that matter if you see this place just walk in the opposite direction and if anybody says they will be eating there, do them a major favor and warn them about this posting.

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    Dr. Shakshuka: Dr. Shakshuka, try the Shakshuka of course

    by Martin_S. Written Jan 31, 2010

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    Dr. Shaksuka specializes in food originating in Tripoli and one of the foods is their famed "shakshuka". This basic restaurant, situated in a passage between two old buildings in the old quarter of Yaffo, serves up good service and good food. This is a good place to stop in while you are wandering the streets of the "Shuk HaPishPishiem" (flea market) of Yaffo.
    This time Zohara and I opted for the lunch for two which included Shaksuka for each (and you eat it from the frying pan), several small spicy dishes, green salad, half a loaf of bread, a pitcher of lemonade and tea, all for 88 NIS (about US$23).

    Favorite Dish: As I said Shakshuka of course....this is the food and the name. It is basically a tomato and egg mixture, made up like eggs sunny side up with some extra spices thrown in....if you know the spices and the proper way to cook this up it is fairly easy and can be done at home, but there are several places in Israel where they do an extra special job and Dr. Shakshuka is one of them.
    Also the "Schwarma" is fantastic, lamb meat roasted on a spit and thin sliced as the outsides of the meat become browned to perfection.

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  • Dr. Shakshuka: Wildly overpriced meal/Tourist Trap

    by jonadler Written Dec 22, 2009

    The restaurant is actually a quite cute, hole in the wall in Yaffo. The hostess was extremely sweet. The food is tasty, above average, north african dishes, specializing in their shakshuka which was fairly tasty.

    BEWARE: Waiter did not give us a menu, just said in broken English (even though I speak fluent hebrew) that he would "take care of us." Apparently that meant charging $50 a person for, like I said, an above average meal (NOTHING SPECIAL), a cute but not in ANYWAY elegant atmosphere, and an all-in-all uncomfortable experience. If you are looking to get ripped off by an obnoxious, pretentious manager, then by all means, visit this restaurant. I am MORE than willing to spend a good deal on a fancy, well prepared meal in an elegant atmosphere. This place, though, IS NOT AS ADVERTISED. When you see it, you will know what I am talking about. YOU WOULD NEVER GUESS THAT THEY WOULD CHARGE SO MUCH at an establishment like this. Once you receive your bill, the charm of the restaurant and the cheap tricks that the waiter attempts to pull off will be long forgotten, and all you will remember is how you've been ripped off like every other tourist that visits this "establishment."

    Favorite Dish: They were all fine.

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    Dr. Shakshuka: This is really great !! - Shakshuka

    by 1W1V Written Mar 3, 2008

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    Ate there once in Feb 2008. I had the basic of the basic, The eggs and tomato dish called shakshuka.
    Listed on the menu under vegetarian dishes !
    I can tell you that it was really great and I enjoyed it from the first to the last "bite". I really recommend the place even if the service can be a bit rough sometimes.
    I paid around 40 NIS for that simple dish and a coke.

    Favorite Dish: Shakshuka

    Delicious Shakshuka Busy restaurant
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    Dr. Shakshuka: Don´t miss the Shakshouka!!

    by tzuki Written Nov 11, 2006

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    Shakshouka is a dish of eggs cooked in a savory tomato and pepper sauce. It is eaten either in the pan is cooked, on a plate or either in a Pitah.

    I can still feel the smell of the Shakshouka dish coming to my nose.. yamiii
    This is the main local dish at this restaurant and it is made with normal ingredients as onions, garlic, tomato paste, olives, salt, black pepper, cumin and eggs.

    We took it along with some typical mezze as grilled aubergines, sesame paste, some salad, cuscus, ecc. Was really delicious for a good start!

    David also managed to take a pic of me with Dino, the manager of the Restaurant. Was funny!!

    Favorite Dish: Of course, the main dish SHAKSHOUKA :-) It is a tasty, filling and inexpensive dish.

    View of the restaurant. Photo by Gloria Urech Me with Dino cooking Shakshouka. Photo by G. Urech
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    Dr. Shakshuka: Dr. Shakshuka

    by ophiro Updated May 30, 2005

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    Dr. Shakshuka like the name is a restaurant that her best food is Shakshuka.

    You can also eat here kuskus and marocan food.

    The prices are avarage and you can enjoy a good meal in 30-50nis

    Favorite Dish: I loved the kuskus although i think my father makes better kuskus ;-)

    Dr. Shakshuka

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    Dr. Shakshuka: Shakshuka, less known but just as good

    by Bregman Written Apr 20, 2005

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    Anyone coming to the Middle-East knows about falaffel or hummus, but there are other popular dishes which are not as famous. One of these dishes is Shakshuka. This is quite a simple dish made from tomatoes and eggs with the addition of some vegetables and spices. Often done quite spicy and sometimes accompanied by merguez (hot Moroccan sausages).

    In this place you can find the north African version of Shakshuka together with some more Tunisian and Moroccans dishes. All made here using old fashion, home-like, methods.

    Favorite Dish: Shakshuka and mafroum.


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    Dr. Shakshuka: Worth Trying - Shakshuka!

    by Jackiekg Written Apr 18, 2004

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    This restaurant serves original Tripolian and Moroccan food. After going around the Flea Market for a while I needed to rest, so what better to do than go and eat. My boyfriend knew this restaurant and wanted my sister and I to try it out too. We weren't sorry. We sat outside, as today was a nice sunny day, but we did take a peep into the restaurant, which to say the least is unusual - many many hangings from the ceiling. It is a well-known place (Kosher food is served), as many people came to eat there. The service was very good. The three of us had a plate of Shakshuka (my boyfriend had his with sausage), we also had about 9 small dishes of various salads, including one larger one with a regular salad. Sliced white bread came with the meal too. We ordered lemonade, which was very good, and one pepsi cola. The bill came to NIS 119. We were then given glasses of tea and sweet cake on the house.


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    Dr. Shakshuka: The best Shakshuka in town!

    by navaros Updated May 9, 2003

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    Tripolitan Restaurant
    Lots of beef's dishes, eight different salads comes with fresh white bread, peanuts tea (!) for dessert....

    Favorite Dish: The most famause dishes are north African ones: Couscous and Shakshuka ( Eggs fried in special tomatoes' sauce) served in the frying pot. Authentic fresh and delicious!
    Open on all days until 1.00h,Fri 9 am-17 pm, Sat. night open.

    Shakshuka, as it is being served!

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