The esteemed Uri Buri restaurant in Acre, Israel was this week listed amongst the top 25 ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the World’ as part of the 2019 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards.
Owned and operated by Chef Uri “Buri” Jeremias, the namesake restaurant offers distinct Western Galilean cuisine focused upon sea-to-table seafood and fish dishes. Uri Buri is housed within a restored 400-year-old, Ottoman-era residence overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the Old City of Acre, formerly the capital of the Second Crusader Kingdom. TripAdvisor celebrates Uri Buri for its “Great seafood with clever and tasty combinations. Get the tasting menu and just enjoy the dishes as they come.”
Established in 2002, the Travelers’ Choice awards are the highest honor TripAdvisor can bestow. These annual awards are the only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travelers around the world. They reflect “the best of the best” for service, quality, and customer satisfaction. Uri Buri is listed alongside the most esteemed restaurants in the world, including Epicure (Paris), The Jane (Antwerp), El Celler de Can Roca (Girona, Spain) and The Black Swan at Oldstead (UK).
Uri Buri restaurant is the creation of Uri “Buri” Jeremias, an explorer, autodidact chef, hotelier and inventor. Jeremias is also the founder of Helena restaurant at the Caesarea harbor), as well as the owner and founder of Uri Buri restaurant, located at a simple unpretentious Ottoman building, residing near ancient Acre’s Mediterranean seaside port. Since opening its door in 1989, Uri Buri restaurant has been serving innovative and fresh fish and seafood dishes, served with more than 100 different kinds of fine Israeli wines. Uri Buri restaurant is open for every day between 12:00-23:00, as well as for private events.
Jeremias is also the creator and founder of Acre’s acclaimed Efendi Hotel. Nestled in the picturesque Old City of Acre, the Efendi Hotel is a 12-room boutique property overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the fulfillment of a dream long held by Uri Jeremias, chef and proprietor of the famed Uri Buri restaurant. Efendi Hotel features a subterranean, Byzantine-era wine cellar, Hamam and spa, and is the combination of two ancient houses that have hundreds of years of history stored within their walls. Complex preservation and restoration work over a period of eight years with supervision by the Israel Antiquities Authority gave birth to a gorgeous, breathtaking pearl that was truly a labor of love.
For more information about Uri Buri restaurant, visit http://www.efendi-hotel.co.il
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