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Hachatzer

  • 072-3281200
  • 7 Derech Beit Lehem, Jerusalem
  • Sun-Thu: 12: 00-17: 00, 18: 00-23: 00, Fri: 12:00 until the Sabbath

Moti Ochana, Our Chef

Moti Ochana is an Israeli chef and restaurateur. Chef Moti Ochana graduated from the prestigious culinary institution ‘Le Cordon Bleu’. Ochana has been active in the field of culinary for many years, and he is impressively knowledgeable about gastronomy. He has been working as a Chef in some of the best restaurants both in Israel and abroad. His resume includes the Chakra restaurant in Jerusalem and a list of gourmet restaurants in Australia.

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 131 traveler reviews
This restaurant is alright
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 20, 2017

The service here is ok , friendly. We came here with my teenage granddaughter. She was very happy with the beef carpaccio and veal schnitzel & mashed potatoes that she ordered. I thought that the schnitzel too heavily breaded but the veal was tender.My husband was equally satisfied with his chicken livers dish. However...

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The service here is ok , friendly. We came here with my teenage granddaughter. She was very happy with the beef carpaccio and veal schnitzel & mashed potatoes that she ordered. I thought that the schnitzel too heavily breaded but the veal was tender.My husband was equally satisfied with his chicken livers dish. However I ordered mallard which I don't recommend as it was tough and chewy. I didn't like the dips on the table the techina was sweet and oily. The decor in this place is very basic. The restaurant is small- no atmosphere. It is situated in a car park near the old Jerusalem railway station.

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Amazing Roasted Meats
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 15, 2017

It's hard to find, even using Waze and Google Maps. The restaurant itself used to be a gas station but it is a brand new building.Very cozy. Lively atmosphere but not “noisy” with delicious and innovative food. Appetizers: Eggplant with chopped beef cubes and tahini Israeli salad with peppers Goose liver over a porcini and potato croquette Entrees: Jerusalem fish...

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It's hard to find, even using Waze and Google Maps. The restaurant itself used to be a gas station but it is a brand new building.Very cozy. Lively atmosphere but not “noisy” with delicious and innovative food. Appetizers: Eggplant with chopped beef cubes and tahini Israeli salad with peppers Goose liver over a porcini and potato croquette Entrees: Jerusalem fish mix: a variety stir fried fish over tahini Braised beef cheek with green beans Moulard breast Lamb chops

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Good food, service far below average
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 9, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend--particularly the steak with foie gras. As it is practically impossible to find kosher foie gras in the US, we were all excited to try it...so the first disappointment was discovering that they were out of it. Still, the choices looked so appetizing that we were willing...

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This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend--particularly the steak with foie gras. As it is practically impossible to find kosher foie gras in the US, we were all excited to try it...so the first disappointment was discovering that they were out of it. Still, the choices looked so appetizing that we were willing to overlook something that perhaps couldn't be helped. The evening began auspiciously; our appetizers of artichoke salad, sweetbreads, and stuffed spleen were delicious and arrived promptly; up to that point, we had been enjoying the warm, soft bread accompanied by garlic mayonnaise, oil and balsamic vinegar, a mild pepper spread, and olives. I had the sweetbreads served over eggplant cream; they were tender, golden brown, crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside. All the appetizers were enhanced by the bottle of Flam Reserve Syrah we chose. The entrees took a bit longer to arrive than we expected, but were very good--with the caveat that if you are expecting marbled American-style beef, that is not what you will get. This is a more lean European/Argentine style beef. My husband had the braised beef cheeks, which were falling apart with long slow cooking, and highly flavorful. Thing One ordered the butchers cut, which we found similar to skirt steak in texture and flavor. Thing Two had the sirloin with chimichurri sauce; it was chewier than expected and rarer than he had asked for. A sharper knife would have been handy as well. I chose the filet mignon; it's been a long time since I had a real filet mignon, but this didn't taste exactly the way I remembered it, so I have my doubts about the cut being what it was advertised as. Still, it was very good and flavorful, tender and perfectly seasoned. We had seen a few things listed in the dessert section that seemed promising, so we asked for the menu again. Our waitress brought the menus, but then ignored us for an incredibly frustrating 20+ minutes. We watched her flirt with the other servers, pay attention to all the other tables, and check her phone a few times--until we asked the manager to send her over. The dessert, once ordered, also took an unacceptably long time to arrive. We had the lemon meringue tart, the chocolate volcano, and the sorbet selection, which, while good, weren't up to the standard set by the rest of the meal. The orange muscat I wanted to try with dessert was also unavailable. We are diners with very high standards which few restaurants completely live up to. Hachatzer was an enjoyable experience as far as the food went; we appreciated the execution and the inventiveness of the dishes, which were very satisfying. The service started out well but deteriorated to the point of risibility by the end of the evening. I would still recommend, but you may need to aggressively demand good service.

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Good Location for a good meal
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 9, 2017

Great food at fair prices with a staff trying to make sure your visit is pleasant. This is a chef restaurant and the food and presentationshow there interest in fine food. Great wines and a monthly selection. A place we would visit again.

Good adress for a tasty meal
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 25, 2017

At Hahatzer, both carnivores and fish lovers can find what will rejoice them. Each meal will begin with extremely tasty, fresh various middle-eastern salads ,with focaccia. Be careful to keep space for main course.

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