The links below lead to independent web-sites which list kosher restaurants in Israel.
The restaurants should all display a hechsher. It is likely to be painted on the restaurant facade and should appear on the menu. The hechsher should be that of a recognised authority and may be familiar to you after seeing it on food packaging. Restaurants may also be granted a certificate of kashrut, either a Teudat Kashrut or a Teudat Rabbanut. The latter is issued by a local Israeli rabbinic kashrut committee, the former is issued by a kashrut authority located elsewhere. These certificates are frequently written on a sheet of letterhead paper of about A4 size, 210mm x 297mm, 8.2" x 11.6".
The letterheads of these certificates should state the name of the issuing kashrut authority while the body of the certificate should state the name of the restaurant and the period of certification. Check the expiry date. Usually the
Teudat Kashrut is valid for a period of one year and the Teudat Rabbanut for a period of three months.
An out of date certificate may be due merely to postal delays or due to the new certificate being at the picture framer. More seriously, it may be due to negligence in applying for renewal or, ominously, due to the refusal of the issuing kashrut authority to renew the certification.
In an interpretation of Sabbath observance some restaurants which provide food during the Sabbath may be granted a "weekday" certificate which lapses on the Sabbath and then is reinstated after Havdalah.
You may want to choose between Ashkenazi and Sephardi kashrut so it is important to ask the restaurant
proprietor which type is adhered to and how stringently.
One should also remember that information pages may not always display accurate up-to-date information such as addresses or telephone numbers.
If the level of kashrut is important to you then enquire and judge carefully.
- http://www.helloisrael.net/ Click on "DINING" button, then select a city.
- Happy Cow vegetarian restaurants
- United Kashrut Authority, Israel, database
Lists of kosher restaurants in Israel and countries worldwide.
- Great Restaurants Magazine - Kosher