Yammos: a satisfying experience in a Greek-themed fish restaurant

Yammos is a Greek-themed fish restaurant that opened in Netanya just over a year ago. It is situated on top of the Netanya cliffs and if your hearing is good, the sound of the waves crashing on the shore makes it as good a setting as any for a kosher restaurant.
Tables are set apart in a spacious, slightly bumpy setting, with the soft background music of all the old favorites. As we perused the menu, our waitress brought out a plate of tehina and another of olives to occupy us while we chose our food.

My dinner partner, (full disclosure, hubby) chose tzatziki, a dish that I don’t like as much in its dairy incarnation as it seems, while my entree was stuffed grape leaves. We also acquired, in some way, a third starter, the ceviche, a dish that can be difficult to get right.

I tried the Saloniki tzatziki to be able to write something and was pleasantly surprised. This was heavenly. Upon asking, I discovered that it had been made with almond cream added to the soy base, which made it incredibly good, albeit caloric (NIS 36).

The grape leaves were suspiciously similar to those you get from a jar or can, but the freshly baked chunks of garlic make up for it (42 NIS). The ceviche made up for everything; Very fresh sea bream cubes, mixed with small apple and cucumber chunks in a lemon and herb dressing, served on toast, this was truly a gourmet starter. (52 NIS)

Yammos (credit: courtesy)

As a main course, I opted for the salmon fillet and this was thin, warm and succulent, served with half a roasted sweet potato and a side salad (99 NIS). My husband chose a whole grilled lavrak, perfectly roasted and seasoned, with a salad (109 NIS).

The place is quite earthy and unsophisticated, so the wine seemed inappropriate. Instead, we chose one of the many ales available on tap, with a shandy for me, as a liquid soda.

Our sweet waitress verbally shelled the dessert options and we ordered the hot fudge cake and two spoons. It was very light and fringed with mousse, and was drizzled with a rich chocolate sauce.

We ate this slowly, one delicious bite at a time, savoring every crumb. Two good coffees later, and we head home with a full stomach and a great feeling of bonhomie after a very good meal.

Hof Sironit,

09 7633449.

Opened: Sun – Thursday – 12 p.m. M. – 11.30 p. M.

Friday: 12 p. M. – 3 p. M.

The writer was a guest of the restaurant.


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