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“Surprising”
Review of Galei Gil

Galei Gil
Ranked #6 of 64 Restaurants in Tiberias
Cuisines: Israeli
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This little place packed a big (and pleasant) punch! The variety of menu items were larger than we expected, and they all were very tasty. I recommend the fish, of course.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Not very impressed with Galei Gil. The food is mediocre and the so called fancy St Peter's fish is better known as Tilapia. The view is amazing - but what do you expect if you are on a A1 location? I am giving this restaurant a very poor rating because of the following points:
- I don't like the stray cats walking along side the tables
- I don't like a waiter smoking when he clears the tables
- I don't like to have to go inside and ask for my glass of wine (ordered to go with the main dish which had arrived 10 minutes earlier) and find the 'Patron' counting a stash of cash, explaining that he had forgotten about it because of a huge group which had just finished....
- I refused to pay the service charges which dismayed the owner - and I would like to warn everyone to be very aware going here.
Tiberias itself is a dump - especially along the where you find Galei Gil, and I would like to encourage everyone to find a better place to eat and not walk into this tourist trap.

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1  Thank Wildekon
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Picked the restaurant for its view of the lake and decently priced St. Peter's fish, but what absolutely killed the dining experience was really aggressive upselling of things I didn't order or want, followed by a surprise high gratuity/service charge. I would have tipped a standard amount anyways, but how the waiter insisted that he deserved a generous tip for unremarkable services means a poor review will be left.

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Thank Raffles K
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

On the Old Promenade overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and the hills of Jordan, kick back and enjoying the sweeping landscape as yachts drift into view, and the sounds of families paddling waft up along the shore.
And the food - traditional Middle Eastern grilled dishes (imagine grilled sea bass with lemon and seasoned potatoes) preceded by generous meze.
The lamb kebabs are excellent.
The food portions are generous, the service is helpful.
Not an extensive wine list, not cheap, but all round good value.
TIP: ask for the local "lemonade" - extremely refreshing on a warm day.

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Thank Ross K
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This "seaside" restaurant is located on the "old promenade" in Tiberias where we dined in air-conditioned comfort on St. Peter's fish (a type of tilapia) with French fries, salads and Pita type bread.
My wife also enjoyed a non-alcoholic chocolate-flavored beer (Nesher Malt) that she remembered from her childhood in Israel. Near the end of the promenade (not far from Galei Gil Restaurant is a metallic sculptured sailboat by Ilana Goor (an internationally famous artist) that graces the wharf area.

Thank Marf13669
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