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2965 College Ave. (Ashby Ave.) Send to Phone
An authentic taste of Israel on bustling College Avenue.

Lunch & Dinner Sun.-Fri.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Holy Land Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Quality here is inconsistent, but on days when the whole-wheat pita is light and fluffy, the chickpeas are moist and tahini is plentiful, we can recommend the Israeli-style falafel, a signature dish. Most patrons arrive at the small, basic dining room seeking the falafel, or perhaps the shwarma pita pockets with a side of delightful spicy herb hot sauce, and no-frills service from the family that owns the place. Other good menu offerings are the combination salad featuring seven Middle Eastern varieties, and that breaded and fried Israeli classic, chicken schnitzel. A glass of homemade mint lemonade is fine refreshment after a walk on sunny, bustling College Avenue. Sticky-sweet baklava is the classic ending to a Holy Land meal. Those who keep kosher should be aware that although the sister restaurant in Oakland is glatt kosher, the Berkeley location is only "kosher style."
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