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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 Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 142 traveler reviews
Good for lunch!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on October 12, 2017

The lunch menu was perfect and delicious! The great "included" apps with hot bread were a fabulous start! A side appetizer was also included with many good choices. Veal and Entrecôte were our main dishes....excellent. We were too full for dessert, but the menu looked very interesting. A bit hard...

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The lunch menu was perfect and delicious! The great "included" apps with hot bread were a fabulous start! A side appetizer was also included with many good choices. Veal and Entrecôte were our main dishes....excellent. We were too full for dessert, but the menu looked very interesting. A bit hard to find but worth the trip..the cap knew exactly where to go!

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Dinner
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on October 1, 2017

Nice service. Pleasant ambiance. Patient. Good food. Responsive pleasant and friendly. Complete with birthday sparklers! Good evening!

Surprised by innovation of chef.
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 26, 2017

We like to eat sweetbreads and were surprised that the chef changed the taste. Makes for more variety. For the main course I took the salmon with a twist of nuts on the fish. My husband took the steak which was done to medium rare and full of juice. The dessert of fruit...

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We like to eat sweetbreads and were surprised that the chef changed the taste. Makes for more variety. For the main course I took the salmon with a twist of nuts on the fish. My husband took the steak which was done to medium rare and full of juice. The dessert of fruit tasting cookies was somewhat disappointing. The service was excellent and courteous. Always worthwhile coming.

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Not special or worth the money
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 7, 2017

I have walked past this restaurant often and have seen it's Trip Advisor ratings on the door. I was curious to know if it was anything special. It wasn't. The decor and atmosphere was a bit tatty and bland. The music was loud pop music - it sounded as if we were in a...

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I have walked past this restaurant often and have seen it's Trip Advisor ratings on the door. I was curious to know if it was anything special. It wasn't. The decor and atmosphere was a bit tatty and bland. The music was loud pop music - it sounded as if we were in a trashy shop on Jaffa Road or listening to a young teenager's playlist. The food was good enough but certainly not worth the high prices. A small detail - but a big fail in my opinion - the natural juice that I ordered was definitely not all natural. It had some real lemon in it but the artificial taste was so obvious and way too sugary. I don't want diabetes so I left most of it. This makes me question what else in this restaurant is not as it says. There are multiple restaurants and cafes in Jerusalem that have delicious food, good menus, better design and atmosphere, and much more average prices. I will say in its favour that the service was decent and when we wanted to return a dish that we didn't like and reorder another the waitress was helpful and didn't make us feel uncomfortable (as some restaurants might). I don't understand how this place gets such great reviews - are they all from starry-eyed tourists blinded by the light of Jerusalem?! I am glad that I killed my curiosity but sorry to say I won't be going back.

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OMG !!! What a tasting menu !
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 30, 2017

We were in Israel visiting with friends whose son got married the night before. Our friends live in Efrat and since we were all tired from being at the wedding till 1:00 AM the night before, we decided to eat in a restaurant nearby to our hotel, The Orient Jerusalem. Hachatzer is located...

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We were in Israel visiting with friends whose son got married the night before. Our friends live in Efrat and since we were all tired from being at the wedding till 1:00 AM the night before, we decided to eat in a restaurant nearby to our hotel, The Orient Jerusalem. Hachatzer is located in the back parking lot of Tachanah Ruishonah, the First Station. It is a small, warm restaurant, very unassuming in appearance. We were not expecting the high level of food we were to recieve. The waitress recommended the tasting menu. We asked what it has. She answered that it changes depending on what is available from the market. "Does it have lamb ?", we asked. She checked with the chef who responded in the affirmative and we were off. FIVE courses for 250 shekel each. First, salads. Great Hoummus, matbuccah and eggplant and other salads I didn't recognize. Than fish. Five different appetizers of fish. Now mind you I don't like fish but I tried the fish balls. I ate all five of them. Simply delicious. Next course, liver and carpacio. My friends and wife ate the liver, I ate the carpacio. I've never seen a piece of meat sliced so thin in my life ! Was it delicious ! Then the main. A platter of four lamb chops, entrecote and chicken. Did I mention we love lamb ? We wre in heaven. Sides were fried cauliflower and eggplant. Dessert was lava cake with a side of non dairy ice cream. (The restaurant is kosher and serves no dairy product). The meal was perfect ! The portions were perfect ! Each of us were full but not overly full. I highly recomend this restaurant for a fantastic culinary event.

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