Where to Eat in Haifa: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 6, 2018 Milan Banda

Haifa (Hebrew: חֵיפָה‬ Hefa [χei̯ˈfa, ˈχai̯fa]; Arabic: حيفا‎ Hayfa) is the third-largest city in Israel – after Jerusalem and Tel Aviv– with a population of 279,591 in 2016. The city of Haifa forms part of the Haifa metropolitan area, the second- or third-most populous metropolitan area in Israel. It is home to the Bahá'í World Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a destination for Bahá'í pilgrims.
Things to do in Haifa

1. Sinta Bar

131 Shderot Moriya, Haifa 3461721, Israel Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Steakhouse, European, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +972 4-834-1170
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 603 reviews

Sinta Bar

SINTA-BAR urban bistro is a bistro restaurant located in Haifa for 10 years now. The restaurant spread on two floors and a patio and characterized with a pleasant and soothing atmosphere. Our kitchen offers a classic bistro menu with local and modern dishes suitable to the season. In addition, our bakery department offers special desserts, soured breads and homemade foccia. The Materials we use are the best- fresh fish, high standard sea food and excellent meat. In addition to our diverse menu you can also find special dishes that updates every day according to the chef's originality. The sinta bar is the first restaurant in Haifa that sets a new agenda, in material, perception and success. The most important goal standing in front of us is to give our guests an amazing experience with wonderful hosting, soft music, polite service and great dishes which will surprise your sense of taste.

Reviewed By Abigail-Ka

As a first dish we took the sweetbreads and the sinta carpaccio, the carpaccio was good (but I always like it, hard to mess it up). For our main courses we took the New York Sinta and the Entrecote - the sinta was much better. Also had 2 wines - and came to 471 nis, way overpriced for the place since the it was very crowded, the service was poor and very slow.

2. Fattoush

38 Shderot Ben Gurion, Haifa 3502332, Israel Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +972 4-852-4930
Excellent
53%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 980 reviews

Fattoush

Reviewed By Nathalie714 - The Hague, The Netherlands

I was sitting outside, even though it was a bit chili in february, but the atmosphere was great.
Food was really delicious, portion was pretty big. Because the dishes sounded so good wanted to order many dishes, but the waiter warned me it might be to much.
Definitely going back there if i am in haifa again

3. Giraffe

Sderot HaNassi 131, Haifa, Haifa, Israel Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +972 4-810-4012
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 276 reviews

Giraffe

Reviewed By ronnie c - Jerusalem, Israel

A great service and excellent food. Period ! We had great time in this asian style restaurant. Recommended.

4. Falafel Ha'zkenim

18 Wadi Street, Haifa 3304431, Israel Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch +972 4-851-4959
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 461 reviews

Falafel Ha'zkenim

Reviewed By H S - Byron Bay, Australia

Wonderful food and very friendly staff. The felafel pocket with Regina is one of the best. The homemade olives are delicious too.

5. Douzan

Ben-Gurion Avenue 35, Haifa 3502127, Israel Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$785 +972 4-852-5444
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 556 reviews

Douzan

Reviewed By david88 - ashdod

We were here' all 15 of our family on the last Friday of December. The street was packed, and the restaurant was over packed.
None of this mattered as the food (set menu) started to pour towards our table. Plate after plate of salads, staffed pastries, meats and more, all so fresh and delicious. The staff managed to give great service, despite the number of diners. and even the price at the end was reasonable.
I recommend Douzan to anyone for a really good meal at the heart of the German colony.
We will definitely return here.

6. Hanamal 24

24 Ha-Namal, Haifa 3303124, Israel Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +972 53-222-3333
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 472 reviews

Hanamal 24

Reviewed By yshargal - Haifa

My company held a retirement party for me at this restaurant. We were about 25 people. This is an upper scale restaurant with excellent food and a big selection of wines. The service was very good. Nearby there is a very parking area.

7. Ma'ayan Habira

4 Natanzon, Haifa 3303476, Israel Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +972 4-862-3193
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 235 reviews

Ma'ayan Habira

Reviewed By Zigi52 - Haifa, Israel

Looking for very close to genuine Romanian folk cuisine? then this is it in Israel. Basic and simple, but honest, done to well-nigh perfection, high-quality ingredients (mainly meats) and very big portions.
The place is very crowded, however, even stuffy, and the Seating is not very comfortably, to say nothing of the atmosphere, which is a mix of a worker's diner with makeshift extensions. Also, the place is open only a few hours around lunch, and they do not reserve tables (since they are always crowded).
Service is very fast and effective, though.

8. Minna Tomei

Castra Center | Castra Center, Haifa 3508418, Israel Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +972 1-700-504-506
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 450 reviews

Minna Tomei

Great Asian restaurant featuring cuisine from 5 countries.

Reviewed By Luigi T - Naples, Italy

It must be this the secret of such good taste . To follow Asian food kitchen but utilizing fresh Mediterranean ingredients .Some time do not respect accurately what you expect but I enjoyed ! Then high choice in different Countries kitchen (Thai,Korean,Japanese,Vietnamese and Indian)

9. Black Bar N Burger

Lev HaMifratz Mall, Haifa 3296043, Israel Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Diner, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$306 +972 4-842-2400
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 380 reviews

Black Bar N Burger

Reviewed By yotamziv

The burgers were very good and nothing to complain , but the service was mediocre​ . It was a birthday month so we got a discount from 250 nis so we ordered another dish and waitress didn't say that it wouldn't be enough to reach 250 ...

10. Elkheir Druze Cuisine

139 Shderot ha-Nasi | Central Carmel, Haifa 3457127, Israel Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch HK$55 - HK$196 +972 4-850-0090
Excellent
88%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Elkheir Druze Cuisine

An authentic druze cuisine. ahlan wasahlan

Reviewed By Mike S - Washington DC, District of Columbia

But we had to settle on one each, and sharing; as we had been pulled in to ordering way more than we could eat before. So I had a spicy/sour Druze cheese soup, made from a special cheese that they take a week to prepare. Fuka'aia Soup. The cheese is fermented which adds the sour taste. The also add bulgur to add a unique texture. I don't particularly like sour, nor anything pickled, but this was delicious with the right blend of spicy and sour. We also ordered the Barak, since we had seen it discussed in many places. Of course it came with the full mezze of half a dozen salads, each with its own new and different taste, some appealing more to my wife, others to me. We were delighted to learn that Barak is very similar to Pelmeni we had had in Russia, but the filling in this case was beef and lamb. And swimming in a thinner version of the same cheese soup. A very good combination of tastes and textures. Finishing off with the Knafe which was only mildly sweet and a cup of the Druze coffee with cardamon. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was local, familial. An excellent choice.

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