December 2nd 2016
Enjoying a meal at Deca is an exquisite experience.
Deca is housed in an original building on HaTaasiyah Street with a cleanly designed interior. Upon entering the space you’ll see exposed concrete with strips of mirrors, and above it, supporting the vaulted ceiling, are cream colored oriental-style gratings. The tables are covered with white tablecloths and there are lavish floral arrangements throughout. To enhance the experience, is their attentive wait staff, available to meet your needs.
Deca’s kosher menu is based on dairy ingredients and features different kinds of fish, many brought fresh from the sea, and local ingredients. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
Entrees include fettuccini aglio e olio with slices of sea bream, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, onion, and herbs; baked fillet of salmon with mashed potatoes, Swiss chard, pickled lemon, and pepper cream; and matbucha pasta, in a hot spicy sauce with goat cheese, zucchini, and coriander.
First course offerings include Israeli vegetable soup – a selection of seasonal vegetables and tomatoes in a broth thick with white beans; tuna carpaccio with roasted eggplant, olives, garden radish, chili, and tahini; and handmade pine nut and almond gnocchi in camembert cheese and shallot onion sauce with sage and pure honey.
Main courses feature whole Mediterranean fish served with a choice of potatoes, salad, or skewered grilled vegetables. Other choices include grilled vegetable lasagna with feta cheese and rose cherry confit sauce; roasted barramundi in an almond and pecan coating on pickled lemon sauce gnocchi; and Lebanese kabab on a bed of Egyptian broad bean hummus and served with an authentic fatush salad.
Desserts include sorbet, crème Brule, Pavlova, and fruit salad. There is also an extensive wine list, featuring Israeli wines.
Deca offers Business lunch and dinner menus, as well as a tasting dinner menu. Special events of up to 150 people can be held in the main dining room, with groups up to 30 in the private room.
Entrees are 20-42 NIS. First courses run from 35-68 NIS, with main courses from 70-135 NIS. Whole fish are from 360-420 NIS/kilo, and the tasting menu is 600 NIS. Desserts and wine are extra.
Dining at Deca is costly, but the restaurant’s delicious food and fresh design make the experience well worth the price.