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Hachatzer

  • 7 Derech Beit Lehem, Jerusalem
    • Price $$$$
    • Chef Restaurant
    • For Private Events
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Reservation Needed
    • Free Parking
    • Infant Friendly
    • Kosher
    • Accessibility
  • Plan an Event

    Up to 300 guests

  • 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.

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 151 traveler reviews
Good Food and Poor Service
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 30, 2018

To start with, this was two of my children's birthday go to restaurant and we do not even keep kosher. We really like their food have been visiting twice a year for quite some time. The service was never good. At best it was passable. My children would say that we come for the food,...

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To start with, this was two of my children's birthday go to restaurant and we do not even keep kosher. We really like their food have been visiting twice a year for quite some time. The service was never good. At best it was passable. My children would say that we come for the food, not the service. Tonight the treatment was egregious and we will not return. We were seated in the lower area between the kitchen and the bathrooms. They warned us when we made the reservation, fair enough. After being seated we were ignored for ten minutes, not even given water, despite being the only customers in the restaurant. We spent the entire evening flagging down waitresses for service. The waitress asked how the food was after we had all finished eating. During the meal, the manager asked us to move tables because he wanted to join tables together to seat a larger party. I told him we did not want to move closer to the kitchen on one sider or closer to the bathrooms on the other. He insisted. We moved. I tipped 5% and planned on talking to the manager on the way out. A waitress complained to us that our tip was too small. I tried explaining what bothered us about the service. She did not enquire how the restaurant could do better. She said, "I brought you water twice," in a belligerent tone. I worked years in restaurants waiting tables and understand service well. I am particularly forgiving having been on the other side of the plates and tend to tip well. It hurts me to write bad review and tip that low. It hurts me more that our little family tradition is no more.

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Always good food!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 15, 2018

Hachatzer is a Mediterranean chef's restaurant specializing in grilled meat, casserole dishes, and fish. It is a very popular restaurant, so when I made the reservation for supper several hours before 6pm, they said they were almost fully booked. Our table was to the right side, in a corner, next to a door...

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Hachatzer is a Mediterranean chef's restaurant specializing in grilled meat, casserole dishes, and fish. It is a very popular restaurant, so when I made the reservation for supper several hours before 6pm, they said they were almost fully booked. Our table was to the right side, in a corner, next to a door that leads to a back yard and a draft was blowing on us, even after the door was double-locked. The service was very good and the foods were delicious, as usual. My friend had the "shkedim"/tonsils - perhaps similar to sweet-breads, but chewy-er. By nature, they are salty but never-the-less a delicacy. Also on the plate was a thin crispy rolled cigar filled with very tasty chopped veal. My friend's husband enjoyed the Jerusalem salad - tomatoes with red onion - he asked that the coriander be left out. My husband had the Jerusalem fish mix with preserved lemon, hot peppers, onion and stir fried fish. I had the polenta dish, made with mushrooms and truffle oil, topped with fresh green asparagus. It was good, but I'd had better on a previous visit. For the mains: My friend had the braised beef-cheek that was good, her husband had the Veal Shnitzel that was very good, my husband had the chicken breast and I had the delicious Goose liver served on a bed of baba-rum. Except for the goose liver, the portions served, with the accompanying vegetables were quite generous. We were so satiated by the meal, we skipped having a dessert.

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Good place but not well organized
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 12, 2018

After asking to change table, due to the it's location we had a very pleasant evening with good service and good food,nice place but not sure I'll go there again

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