Fodor's Expert Review Shawatina
$$$ Haifa Middle Eastern Fodor's Choice
No visit to Stella Maris Monastery is complete without a meal at this local favorite, where you can marvel at the eye-popping harbor view from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the exposed brick dining room while you enjoy traditional Middle Eastern fare. Start the meal with an array of salads and appetizers served family style; inventive grilled halumi cheese with crunchy peanuts and a sweet mango salad are more unusual additions to the traditional plates of eggplant, hummus, pickles, and cabbage salads. Grilled meats and fresh fish are the house specialties. Reservations are essential at this popular spot. The restaurant has a second branch on the beach.
100 Stella Maris St.
Haifa, Haifa Israel