The upper level of the distinctive round building on the King George Street side of Independence Park has seen many restaurants come and go over the years; but the lower level, whose entrance faces the park, has long been the uninterrupted home of just one restaurant, Chakra.
And with good reason. Under its founder and head chef Ilan Garussi, Chakra earned a well-deserved reputation for excellent food. Just over a year ago, Garussi left to start a new restaurant on Keren Hayesod Street, leaving Chakra in the hands of his former colleagues, chefs Eran Peretz and Eitan Gastwirt. The restaurant appears to have endured, but I was anxious to discover for myself whether it has maintained its same high standards.