The Tel Aviv food scene is creative, innovative and very tasty. Almost too good to be true.
Luckily lunch is popular here as well as late dining, so go for the double.
Below are two lists of what we consider Tel Aviv’s best and most interesting and tasty addresses.
Bookings are usually made in Hebrew,. If you have a package with us, ask your guide for help with reservations.
General rule: book early
Tel Aviv Best restaurants
Alena (The Norman) , (₪₪₪₪₪)
23-25 Nachmani Street , 0097235435400
Blue Sky By Meir Adoni (Carlton) , (₪₪₪₪)
10 Eliezer Peri Street , 0097235201830
On the roof of the Carlton hotel, Blue Sky has a stunning view. Mix of great seasonal ingredients with culinary tradition & modern vibes.
Claro , International (₪₪₪₪)
23 Ha’Arba’a Corner of 30 David Elazar Street , 0097236017777
Dinings (The Norman) , Japanese (₪₪₪₪₪)
23-25 Nachmani Street , 0097235435555
World-renowned Dinings restaurant located on the rooftop floor of The Norman is a unique blend of traditional Izakaya-style Japanese Tapas and modern European cuisine, in a graceful decor.
Dok , (₪₪₪₪)
27 Ibn Gvirol Street , 0097236098118
George & John (The Drisco) , (₪₪₪₪)
4 – 6 Auerbach Street , 0097237269309
Hatraklin Bistro Meat & Wine , European/Quality Steaks (₪₪₪₪)
4 Heihal HaTalmud Street , 0097235660013
Hotel Montefiore , International (₪₪₪₪)
36 Montefiore Street , 0097235646100
Lumina (Carlton) , (₪₪₪₪)
10 Eliezer Peri Street , 0097235201828
Modern Israeli bistro located on Tel-Aviv’s sea front.
Mashya , Mediterranean (₪₪₪₪)
Mendele Mokher Sfarim Street 5 , 0097237500999
Messa , International (₪₪₪₪)
19 Haarba Street , 0097236856859
OCD Restaurant , (₪₪₪₪)
17 Tirtsa Street , 0097235566774
Popina , Fusion (₪₪₪₪)
Ahad Ha’Am Street 3 , 0097235757477
A romantic modern high-level chef restaurant with center stage kitchen. Intimate atmosphere with a nice buzz and a more relaxed feel in the patio. Popular and recommended choice: the tasting menu.
Shila – Sharon Cohen’s Kitchen & Bar , Mediterranean/Seafood (₪₪₪₪)
182 Ben Yehuda Street , 0097235221224
Taizu , Asian (₪₪₪₪)
23 Menakhem Begin street (Levinstein Tower) , 0097235225005
Topolopompo , Asian (₪₪₪₪)
14 HaSolelim Street , 0097236910691
Toto , Mediterranean (₪₪₪₪)
4 Berkovich Street , 0097236935151
Tyo , Japanese (₪₪₪₪)
58 Shabazi Street , 0097239300333
West Side , International/Mediterranean (₪₪₪₪)
19 Hayarkon Street , 0097237405054
Yaffo Tel Aviv , Mediterranean (₪₪₪₪)
98 Yigal Alon Street , 0097236249249
Zepra , Asian (₪₪₪₪)
96 Yigal Alon Street , 0097236240044
Other good, tasty and interesting places:
A Place For Meat (Makom Shel Basar) , Meat (₪₪₪₪)
4 Shabazi Street , 0097235104020
Located in charming early Tel Aviv building faced with Jerusalem stone. Excellent meat and service, there’s a meat-aging room plus a butcher’s room in the restaurant – assurance that every cut of meat served at the restaurant has been professionally handled. Reservation a must.
Beit Romano , (₪₪₪)
9 Yaffa Street , 0772759605
Benedict , International (₪₪₪)
29 Rothschild Boulevard , 0097236868657
All kinds of breakfasts from all over the world served 24/7. An institution and must visit for (young) locals. You will usually see a queue on the street.
Bicicletta , (₪₪₪)
29 Nahalat Binyamin Street , 0097236433097
Café Noir , Mediterranean (₪₪₪)
43 Ahad HaAm Street , 0097235663018
Charming intimate bistro with elegant dark wood furniture in classic style combining European culture with a Tel Aviv experience. Staff in black and white waitress uniforms. Lunch and diner, also outside seating
Dallal , Classic European/Mediterranean (₪₪₪₪)
10 Shabazi Street , 0097235109292
Classic European cuisine with Mediterranean influences in stylish interior space with a relaxed atmosphere. Patio for outside seating.
HaBasta , Mediterranean (₪₪₪)
4 HaShomer , 0097235169234
Chill cozy restaurant and wine bar with daily menu with fresh ingredients from the nearby Carmel Maket
Jasmino , (₪)
97 Allenby Street ,
Very small and crowded food stand that’s very busy all hours of the day because of their amazing puffy meat filled pita’s. Have it dressed with tahini and spicy amba (mango pickled sauce). Don’t be scared by waiting customers, its worth it, no seating.
Manta Ray , (₪₪₪₪)
Alma Beach , 0097235174773
NG , Steaks (₪₪₪₪)
6 Ahad Ha’Am Street , 0097235167888
Excellent good meat place with nice and knowledgeable staff serving quality meat straight from the farms. You can order different cuts of beef in larger pieces for sharing to you could try different pieces.
Port said , Mediterranean (₪₪₪)
5 Har Sinai , 0097236207436
Probably the best known restaurant in Tel Aviv. Very crowded hipster place on cool location with delicious food. No reservations possible, so expect a long wait and if you get seated its usually not very comfortable.
Rustico , Italian (₪₪₪)
15 Rothschild Boulevard , 0097235100039
Nice and cozy Italian restaurant with excellent food, good service and good vibes.
Santa Katarina , Mediterranean (₪₪₪)
2 Har Sinai Street , 0097258782029
Popular place with mix of European and Middle Eastern cuisine with a large taboon in the middle of the restaurant. Plant filled terrace and a bustling bar inside.
Social Club – Modern Bistro , French (₪₪₪₪)
45 Rothschild Boulevard , 0097235601114
Urban chique upscale restaurant, not easy to find. Inside and outside tables. Mediterranean cuisine with a French touch.
Suzana , Middle Eastern (₪₪₪)
9 Shabazi Street , 0097235177580
Nice welcoming restaurant in the heart of Neve Tzedek with a shaded porch under a huge tree. Middle Eastern flavours and a great selection of hot and cold mezze. A favorite for both locals and tourists.
Vicky Cristina , (₪₪₪)
Madoreg 5 (HaTachana / Old Train Station) , 0097237367272
Vong , Vietnamese (₪₪₪)
15 Rothschild Boulevard , 0097236337171
Tasty food in a cozy atmosphere. Cool design inside, with bar option to watch the open kitchen and outside seating on the boulevard side.