revised January 2014
Elegant Kohinoor restaurant is located in the 5-star
Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel, the tall white building behind Binyanei
Ha'uma at the entrance to the city. Most busses pass right by (across
from the old Central Bus Station), and there is plenty of parking as well. The restaurant (as the entire hotel) is wheelchair accessible.
Kohinoor - Seating
onto the magic carpet and be carried away to an Indian palace. You will
feel as if you have escaped everyday life - even if it is just for a couple of hours. At Kohinoor enter
into an authentic Indian world with a filigree ceiling, a warm, elegant
decor, and beautifully costumed waiters and waitresses. It is
a feast for your eyes and for your palate
Old World Dining and Fine old world service.
The Kohinoor staff is very attentive - with attention to detail. The main course is served on pre-warmed dinner plates; your water glass is always full; the wine is served appropriately chilled; etc.
The Kohinoor Menu
The food at Kohinoor is colorful and varied. The flavors are both familiar and exotic. . Though Kohinoor is a meat restaurant, no vegetarian will be disappointed. Those not familiar with Indian food , the staff will gladly guide you through the breadth and depth of the menu. In addition the menu clearly explains in English (and in Hebrew) the main nuances of Indian food.
Kohinoor affords a lovely romantic dinner for two. But if you come with another couple and you share, you will get to taste more of the menu!
The appetizers are scrumptious: Various Indian specialties - Samosa (triangle-shaped pastries filled with chicken, meat or vegetables), Pakora (deep fried veggies coated in a chick-pea batter) Kashimiri Naan - Indian bread filled with dried fruit and nuts, and more.
Go on to a selection of salad or soups. Nothing is as delicious as foods baked in a clay oven. And Kohinoor has a great selection of chicken, lamb, kebab and fish dishes. baked in the clay oven.
For your main course there is a long list of chicken, lamb, fish and if you want to go softer on the pocket book go with one of the vegetarian dishes. There are so many choices - three full pages of an oversized menu. You can choose from fish, chicken, lamb or vegetarian dishes, most served in a variety of ways: barbecued; marinated overnight in special Indian sauces; in a mint sauce; curried; spicy; in a wonderful gravy (like cashew nut!) and more. Speaking from experience, the Tandoori chicken simply melts in your mouth.
We suggest that you have rice with your main course. The basmati rice comes in four varieties: plain, with vegetables, with chicken or with lamb, mint and saffron.
Dessert: Excellent as well! They have a nice variety of choices including sweet-spiced carrot pudding, rice pudding, sorbets and a parve pistachio ice cream. When the waiter came over and asked, "Is everything alright?", he already knew the answer!
Every evening, Kohinoor presents traditional Indian folk dancing. It is a little taste of the culture and folklore of India. Authentic garb, dimmed lights, appropriate music and skilled dancers all combine for a fantastic moment during your meal. Don't miss it.
"To walk into our restaurant is to enter
a world of excellence where you are
greeted by the traditional charm,
coutesy and hospitality of the Indian
people, that has been perfected to an
art over the years."
"This is the only
Indian restaurant in Israel, where price
shakes hands with quality and