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Coolest Kosher Prague Restaurant

By Baruch Gordon
2/20/2011, 12:00 AM
My work brought me to Prague this past week and, truthfully, I didn't know what I was going to do for food. But after a few inquiries with both locals and friends who had traveled there, I was directed to the best Kosher Prague glatt restaurant: Dinitz. 

Immediately after walking in, Gabi the owner, an India-born Israeli who speaks 5 languages fluently, gave me a warm welcome, introduced me to the mashgiach on premises in case I had questions, and served a full course meal for prices cheaper than anywhere else in Europe that I had been to.



But here's the clincher, as I wondered about this fine Kosher Prague restaurant, I saw the mashgiach sitting at a table in the back with a group of three people learning Torah. When I asked Gabi what was going on, he said that he allows the mashgiach to teach a Torah class at one of the back tables, instead of him sitting around reading a newspaper like many mashgiachs do. 

I started to realize that this Gabi guy was really cool. He told me his story. While born Jewish and raised in Israel, he wasn't always running a kosher Prague restaurant. In fact, he was running 5 non-kosher restaurants. But after his mother passed away and he forged ties with a young Israeli who serves part time as Deputy Chief Rabbi, Gabi decided to make a change in his life and do something that would bring nachat (joy) to his deceased mother. He closed down all 5 of his tref eateries, and opened a Glatt kosher Prague restaurant – Dinitz.

Gabi and I really hit it off. He gave me tips to help me with my work in Prague, let me leave my luggage at his kosher Prague eatery, and even at the end of my stay which coincided with the end of his workday, he served me a huge complimentary glass of the finest Prague beer, and then drove me to the airport. 

Gabi is very connected to Israel, visits at least once or twice a year, and told me that he gives his tithes to a kiruv movement in Tel Aviv called HaMakom.

Gabi rocks and the Kosher Prague restaurant that he runs is the place to hang out on your visit there.
So check it out:
Dinitz Kosher Prague restaurant
Bílkova st. 869/12
Prague
For Reservations or inquiry please choose optional number to call us
From USA & CANADA call our Toll-Free number : 1-88-88-87-31-32
In Israel our Bezeq Number connects you to Prague Free 03-722-6220
For dialing from other countries & in Czech Rep. (+420) 222 313 308
Opening Hours - weekdays
DINITZ is open : SUNDAY - THURSDAY 11:30 till 23:00
Friday 11:30 till 15:00
Opening Hours SHABBAT & Chag - Yom Tov:
Friday Evening Shabbat Dinner & Saturday Shabbat Lunch
served by Prepaid Reservations only - limited availability