Elmarsa is owned by Marwan Suwaed. The restaurant gives its own fresh interpretation of authentic Galilee Arab cuisine, adding a new twist and worldly aroma to the time-honored traditional cuisine.
The Elmarsa Chef is Hamudi Akula, known for his work at the Magdalena restaurant near the Kineret and the Italiano de Costa restaurant in Haifa. Hamudi combines his love for Italian food alongside his Arab- Galilean kitchen based on fresh produce from the market and the Akko port.
The menu offers fish, seafood, and meat, as well as authentic elements from his mother’s kitchen, using modern cooking techniques to give them an innovative, contemporary touch. The fish and seafood are fresh from the day’s catch – from the fishermen’s net straight to the table. The ingredients, produce and herbs come fresh from the local market. The tasting meal allows you to sample the creativity of the restaurant. If you give the chef a free rein he begins delivering hors d’oeuvres to the center of your table (according to the number of diners + another dish or two) for shared tasting. This is followed by the seafood and fish dishes, and then the meat. Finally, of course, there’s dessert, with our flagship knafe being highly recommended. If a dish is less to the taste of the diners, it can be returned to the kitchen and replaced with another. The price of the meal is not pre-set, as it’s based on the number of dishes served and their price.