The place is shiny and new, with outdoor tables to sit and eat at, although they clearly do a large trade in takeaway. I counted at least four helmeted motorcyclists waiting for stuff to deliver.
The service is always outstanding. Some of the servers stay for years because of the good salary and tips.
Invited to sample the business lunch, we sat down at one of the outdoor tables and began to enjoy the almost Parisian vibe of the place.
“The concept is Vietnamese food that is super-energetic,” said chef Idan Peretz. “We want the vibe of the market of Vietnam combined with the taste of Mediterranean cuisine.”
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Hatzot is not the oldest restaurant in the vicinity of Jerusalem’s famed Mahaneh Yehuda market, but it comes close.
The decor of Maree is striking, with an open kitchen surrounded on all sides by the diners, who can follow the progress of their meal being prepared.
Overall, a memorable meal and one I would be happy to have again.
While the food is very good, the service needs some work. The waitresses were inexperienced and didn’t know the menu or how to serve professionally.
It was a cold blustery day when we arrived at the restaurant which is situated in a glass-sided extension near the historic home of the noble British family which settled there in the thirties.