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  • Sun-Thurs: 12:00-23:00, Sat: 1 hour after Shabbat-23:00.

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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A special treat at the Medita – get the tasting menu + a glass of wine for a great price!

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  • Get the prestigious tasting menu of the Medita for only 220 NIS per person + glass of wine!
  • The offer is valid during opening hours (Sun-Thurs: 12:00-23:00)
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  • For more details call: 072-3281981

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TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 89 traveler reviews
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Good gourmet food, but the atmosphere was a bit cavernous
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 3 days ago

I enjoyed my meal at Medita and the menu had meat dishes of all kinds to choose from. My entrecote steak and potatoes was quite delicious and cooked to my request, and the others in my party also enjoyed their meals as well. The ambiance is not so intimate, and the space has a...

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I enjoyed my meal at Medita and the menu had meat dishes of all kinds to choose from. My entrecote steak and potatoes was quite delicious and cooked to my request, and the others in my party also enjoyed their meals as well. The ambiance is not so intimate, and the space has a subtle cavernous feel to it. On the night we were there, there was a private party in the back room with a DJ, which created a lot of noise, making it hard to converse. Perhaps on a more quiet evening, the ambiance is better. the service was also a bit slow but not terrible. Overall, worth a try.

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Hits the sweet point between quality and value for money
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 29, 2017

Locating a restaurant behind a gas station might not seem like an obvious choice but it seems that it's not unusual to do so in Israel. Once you've entered, the outside world is irrelevant - the open kitchen and taboon to the right of the entryway give way to a well stocked bar and a...

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Locating a restaurant behind a gas station might not seem like an obvious choice but it seems that it's not unusual to do so in Israel. Once you've entered, the outside world is irrelevant - the open kitchen and taboon to the right of the entryway give way to a well stocked bar and a modern layout which has been doing brisk business every time I've visited - a good sign. Medita is owned by the same people as Hechatzer, just 5 minutes up the road and it appears that they are experts at finding the recipe for success. The menu offers many promising, well priced options and I'm yet to have a bad dish. As I've previously emerged well stuffed after trying the tasting menu this is some feat. Last night was my 4th visit and it's becoming something of a go to place for family occasions. We took 3 entrees and they comped us a 4th - not clear why but it was much appreciated! The foccaccia i straight out of the taboon and offered in a number of options - we took 2 options - one with slice beef and rocket, the other plain with dips - pickled lemon, techina, eggplant, olive oil and a coriander pesto all of which were excellent. We also tried the polenta which with hindsight was not a good dish to share but was delicious none the less as well as the fried cauliflower. I had the sweetbreads for my main - they informed me that it was a small portion but it was delicious and well presented, served on a celery root puree - I'd have preferred to have paid extra for something a little larger. No worry however as other diners enlisted my assistance in finishing their meals. The liver was delicious as was the beef stew which I'd had before. My wife was delighted with her whole Bass and my brother enjoyed his entrecote. I will note that I have in the past particularly enjoyed the off the bone Asado which is a dish that Hechatzer also offers. Perched on the side of a main road it's easy to reach, parking is not a problem. Service was very courteous and the bill reasonable. I'd highly recommend Medita. The food is excellent and extremely reasonable.

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Great food, beautiful atmosphere
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 21, 2017

A meat restaurant. The atmosphere is very hip but not over the top. The chef takes simple ingredients and makes them into things that are pretty spectacular...such as chicken livers. I don't know how they make the chocolate mousse without dairy, but you would swear there is cream in it. So good.

Business lunch at Medita
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 9, 2017

Today I enjoyed chicken breast at Medita in Jerusalem. Medita has a business lunch package that includes fresh focaccia bread, dips, olives and a mini salad and one of 4 appetizers, I chose the salad. 73NIS($19USD) The salad came with a lovely light homemade passion-fruit vinaigrette. The portions are substantial. The quality...

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Today I enjoyed chicken breast at Medita in Jerusalem. Medita has a business lunch package that includes fresh focaccia bread, dips, olives and a mini salad and one of 4 appetizers, I chose the salad. 73NIS($19USD) The salad came with a lovely light homemade passion-fruit vinaigrette. The portions are substantial. The quality of ingredients is very good. The service is excellent...one mistake and it was my fault...I did not check the bill after I paid...I asked the Waitress to add 20% extra for service...I am assuming that due to the language barrier she misunderstood and only gave herself 10NIS! I feel horrible as she was a VERY good waitress....TIP...always check your receipt as misunderstandings can occur when we speak different languages to each other.

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Unpleasant experiences
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 27, 2017

We had a family dinner at Medita and it will be our last time at this establishment. While the food was good to excellent, the entire experience was tarnished by incredibly poor service all around - the service staff, the kitchen and the management. Items ordered for our first course did not arrive until...

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We had a family dinner at Medita and it will be our last time at this establishment. While the food was good to excellent, the entire experience was tarnished by incredibly poor service all around - the service staff, the kitchen and the management. Items ordered for our first course did not arrive until the service staff was reminded three times. It took about an hour for our main dishes to arrive, and the general attitude of those dealing with our table was one of hardly caring. No apologies or compensation were offered at any point. There are many excellent places to dine in Jerusalem so give this one a wide berth.

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