Top 10 Tel Aviv Restaurants

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If you don’t immediately think of exquisite cuisine when you think of Israel, you have probably never been there. Listen up, Foodies! It’s time to add Tel Aviv to your culinary destinations wish list. The prestigious “Saveur” magazine has recently named Tel Aviv one of the “Outstanding Culinary Destinations” in the small international cities category. The city is certainly in good company, being named alongside Florence, Italy and Lyon, France. With over 4,500 restaurants, it is clear that Tel Aviv takes food seriously. Take a look at our list of Tel Aviv’s top ten restaurants, but consider yourself warned… reading this list may result in a voracious appetite!


Chef Yoram Nitzan’s renowned restaurant has been noted as one of the 150 best restaurants in the world by the prestigious culinary la table Grand du Monde since 2003. Seafood is the star of the show here with menu items such as white asparagus and French toast with truffle cream and Gruyere fondue and lobster cooked sous-hand with pumpkin cream and arancini foie gras mousse.Address: Hangar 24, Tel Aviv Port – View MapTelephone: 035469920Website:

Abraxas Tzafon

Chef Eyal Shani’s restaurant features organic New Israeli style dishes with locally sourced meat and produce. The menu includes dishes such as golden aubergine resting on tomato clouds swirled in tahini and lamb ragu and root vegetables roasted 6 hours in a steel pot resting on focaccia.Address: 40 Lilienblum St. – View MapTelephone: 03-5104435Website:


You may not automatically think of dining at a French restaurant while visiting Israel, but tucked into Rabin Square, you will find delicious Parisian style food such as roast chicken with potatoes dauphinois and entrecote on the bone.Address: 70 Ibn Gabirol – View MapTelephone: 03-6967111Website:

La Repubblica di Ronimotti

La Repubblica, an urban-Italian restaurant, situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, serves an authentic Italian menu, and enjoys the city’s unique ambience. Owners Roni Belfer and Motti Sofer believe in local, seasonal and fresh food, that is loyal to the rich Italian culinary tradition. Specializing in fresh pizza, homemade pasta, antipasti, meat and fish, La Repubblica prides itself on the use of only the freshest local ingredients. They even have their own organic garden to supply the produce for their authentic Italian cuisine. Items on the menu include dishes such as Pappardelle Verdi with zucchini, asparagus, spinach, cherry tomato confit, and ricotta fresca; Risotto of the day, and Scalopina alla Milanese. You may well enjoy a rich breakfast, a delightful lunch, or a superb dinner, served in the restaurant’s beautifully decorated interior, or in its lovely outdoor terrace.”Address: 3 Mazeh St. – View MapTelephone: 36470247Website:

Herbert Samuel

Often hailed as the best restaurant in Tel Aviv, Chef Jonathan Roshfeld’s restaurant features delicious New Israeli style cuisine. The menu includes items such as Jerusalem artichoke chestnut and truffle soup and homemade cannelloni with veal, Swiss chard, and Parmigiana Reggiono. The popularity of this restaurant means reservations should be made well in advance.Address: 6 Koifman St. – View MapTelephone: 972-3-516-6516Website:


Catit’s chef, Meir Adoni, is renowned for his unique fusion of Mediterranean, French, and North African cuisine. With a simple but elegant atmosphere, this tiny restaurant only seats about 30, so reservations are a must. It is well worth it for dishes such as charcoal grilled lamb sirloin with mille-feuilles Gruyere cheese, organic carrots, malt crumble, offal ragout and garlic honey creme.Address: 4 Heichal Hatalmud – View MapTelephone: 972-3-510-7001Website:


lways busy, this restaurant by Chef Sharon Cohen is an upscale eatery that is worth tackling the crowd and long wait. If you order the fish, you will understand why locals tolerate the mob of diners gathered here at all times.Address: 182 Ben Yehuda St. – View MapTelephone: 011-972-3-5221224Website:

Tapas Ahad Ha'am

You may not expect a tapas bar to be popular in Israel, but that just goes to show the culinary diversity of Tel Aviv. Chef Jonathan Roshfeld’s glamorous restaurant features menu items such as seafood paella, Iberico ham on pan de tomate, patatas bravas [and] the signature ice cream sundae.Address: 27 Ahad Ha’Am St. – View MapTelephone: 972-3-566-6966Website:

Kitchen Market

Located on the top floor of Tel Aviv Port’s farmer’s market, this restaurant offers gorgeous sea views and a romantic atmosphere. The menu is full of fresh, modern Israeli dishes such as lamb tortellini with cream potatoes, summer vegetables and wine sauce and pizza with béchamel sauce, asparagus, bacon and truffle oil.Address: Hangar 12 Tel Aviv Port – View MapTelephone: 035446669Website:

Yaffo Tel Aviv


As a result of their commitment to using fresh, local ingredients, the menu at Yaffo Tel Aviv changes daily. However, the patrons of this restaurant can always count on quality Mediterranean dishes comprised of squid, octopus, fish, and crustaceans. Items that have been known to circulate the menu include oxtail tortellini with spinach and lentil ragout and sea fish tartare with smoked eggplant and fresh tomatoes.

Owned and run by reputable chef Haim Cohen

Address: Yigal Alon, Tel Aviv – View Map

Telephone: 98 36249249


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