About Air Caffe
The status of kosher restaurants in Raanana is improving by leaps and bounds. If you have any doubt you must visit some of the newest restaurants in the city, including Air Caffè. The restaurant is located in Raanana's Etgarim Tech park, in the central courtyard between office buildings on Zarchin St. There is underground parking and street-level parking, with plenty of spaces after office hours.
Air Caffè. is the second branch of this successful restaurant. The original branch is in Airport City, hence the name. The Raanana branch offers the identical menu. In fact the kitchen is run by the same chef.
The chef at Air Caffè. loves vegetable dishes. You can tell because they are so prominent on the menu and they are so delicious. So while the menu offers the pastas, the stir fries and all the Italian dishes, the veggie dishes are the specialty. We also appreciated the healthy options on the Air Caffè. menu. The restaurant offers several gluten free and vegan items. But beware of the desserts. They are addicting..
The Air Caffè Menu
We started out meals with the delicious focaccia. The staff suggested the cured fish dishes, like the salmon carpaccio or the ceviche, considered the house specialties. There is also maatjes herring, something that you won't see on most menus. Preferring a vegetable starter, we enjoyed one round of Portobello Mushrooms and one round of cauliflower in Labene. Wow. The Portobello mushroom dish was a festival of delicious flavors and ingredients. The mushrooms are baked with goat cheese, nuts, and fresh herbs. The cauliflower was a perfect combination with the labane. It was so tasty that I was surprised to learn that for kashrut considerations the dish is made from frozen cauliflower. You could have fooled me.
For our main dishes we considered the stir-fried dishes or a salad. The options were enticing. Note that the menu offers a gluten free rice noodle stir-fried dish as well. The pasta menu offers spaghetti, ravioli and the more health-conscious whole wheat pastas. On the lighter side there are sandwiches, pizza and shakshouka.
For our mains we finally decided on one fish dish and one pasta. Both dishes were generous and yummy. The fish and chips was so generous, one portion could have certainly been shared by two. So after my companion finished his pasta dish, he helped me out with the fish and chips. Delicious, we both proclaimed. The reason that this dish was so unusually good, it was explained, fish and chips is often made with less quality fish. But at Air Caffè. this dish is made of fine quality fresh fish. That is the only kind that they offer.
You are going to see a lot of unusual items on the Air Caffè. menu. The menu is strongly influenced by owner Shako's personal travels and experiences in far off places like Shanghai. We love his creative menu ideas and his willingness to try new things. This restaurant offers a 20% discount between 2 and 8pm. Take the coupon and enjoy!
Parties and Get Togethers at Air Caffè
Air Cafe is an excellent venue for your simcha. The restaurant has built-in ceiling tracks with dividers that will give your party or meeting complete privacy. There is even a separate entrance. You can take the smaller space, the larger space or the entire space of the restaurant for your party..