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Botanical Garden Restaurant

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Ein Gedi, Israel
+972 8-659-4221
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Not sure why this restaurant is so well rated. You'd do much better in the dairy restaurant and bar by the lobby. It's expensive for the experience of eating cafeteria style. The meat was quite dry though my husband's fish was good. If there were other beverages besides the water at our table, we never saw or heard about them.... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

We are staying at Ein Gedi Kibbutz tonight, and there are no surprises here. It's a lovely, simple place. Our map at check-in showed a map to their Botanical Gardens Restaurant, the same one with the great reviews and nice view. But this restaurant apparently doesn't exist. They won't say whether it's just closed because it's not high season, but... More 

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5 Thank Ann M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I went there to have dinner. Location is great, has a good view and the garden is just beautiful. Food was okay. But waitresses were below average. They were kicking the door open when entering to the kitchen. Slow the clean empty dishes. Dinner buffet was 170 shekel per person, overpriced.

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2 Thank Lonelytraveller22
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

food reasonable, good selection; but the best is the position with a view of greenery of the Kibbutz & Dead Sea

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2 Thank travellerivo
west hartford, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

We dined there while staying in Ein Bokek. This is not a fancy place, but it is pleasant. The buffet, however, was truly excellent. Large variety of breads, salads, chopped liver, meats, well-seasoned stews, desserts. At dinner it was a kosher meat meal, so no dairy. The only disappointment was the carved beef roast - Israel is not the place... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

Any one should visit and have a nice meal at the restaurant. The food was incredible (all you can eat buffet) the quality was super and the variety of middle eastern delights was outstanding.

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3 Thank dariodiaz85
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

You forget you are in the desert. All plants are nicely labelled.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ein Gedi, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Dead Sea Region  >  Ein Gedi
  • Phone Number: +972 8-659-4221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?