Tel Aviv Restaurant Guide

Explore the best restaurants Tel Aviv has to offer! The Gil Travel staff put together a list of recommended restaurants in Tel Aviv, including some of our staff’s favorite restaurants in Tel Aviv, which we recommend to visit during an Israel tour.

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2C
Address: 132 Petah Tikva Road, Azrieli Center, 49 Floor Tel Aviv
Price Range: Main courses $38 – $65 per person
Cuisine: American, Restaurant- Bar, Gourmet, Chef Restaurant.
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Great view from Azrielli
Tel: 03-6081990

Armada
Location: Old Port
Price Range: $11 – $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Grilled meat and fish
Kosher: No
Comments: Good location, Serves fresh, whole grilled fish, as well as grilled meats & vegetables
Tel: 03-5445522

Aubergine
Address: David Intercontinental Hotel
Price Range: $11 – $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Italian, Gourmet, Mediterranean, French
Kosher: No
Comments: “Fine Kosher dining “- Frommer’s
Tel: 03-795-1255

Bellini
Address: 6 Yehieli St, next to Suzanne Dellal Center, Neve Tzedek
Price range: $30 – $40 per person
Type of cuisine: Italian
Comments: Great Location; trendy food
Kosher: No
Tel: 03-517-8486

Benedict
Address: 171 Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv
Price Range: Fixed-price dinner $5 – $12
Type of Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch
Comments: Child-friendly, Outdoor seating
Tel: 03-544-0345

Boya
Location: Tel Aviv Port, In the Tel Aviv Port
Price Range: Fixed-price dinner $13 – $23
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean
Comments: “Everything is good; this is an excellent choice if you want to people-watch and experience the eclectic feel of dining at the Tel Aviv Port.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 02-624-9138

Bruno
Location: Azrieli Building, the Round Tower 3d floor.
Price Range: Fixed-price dinner $23 – $42
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean
Comments: Great food is a mix of elegance and simplicity, based on fresh local ingredients
Tel: 03-609-3030

Carmela Be Nachala
Address: 46 Ha Tavor St, Tel Aviv
Location: Nahlat Binyamin
Price Range: $19 – $22 per person
Type of Cuisine: Eclectic
Kosher: No
Comments: “Charming place for lunch or dinner — a graceful veranda-circled building that’s almost 100 years old. The staff is informed and attentive; a wine specialist explains the wine list. The restaurant is smoke free.” – Frommer’s
Tel: 03-627-3854

China Lee
Address: 7 Montifiore St
Location: Along Allenby Street & Southward
Price Range: $10 – $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Chinese
Kosher: Yes, Glatt Kosher
Comments: “The soups are rich and filling. Dim sum and lemon chicken are good selections, as are the duck and veal choices at the top end of the price list. The Asian staff (adorned with yarmulkes) is very helpful.” – Frommer’s
Tel: 03-510-3140

Comme il Faut Café
Location: Tel Aviv Port
Price Range: Small & medium menus $6 – $13. Large menus $13 – $37
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean
Kosher: No
Comments: “Maintains a somewhat calm air, even on frenzied weekend summer nights, and a delicious but healthy menu.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 03-544-9211

Elimelech
Address: 35 Wolfson St., Tel-Aviv
Price Range: $15 – $25 per person
Type of Cuisine: Traditional Eastern European
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “Pleasant and the atmosphere lively, thanks to the presence of an interesting local clientele. It serves up Jewish-Polish cuisine and home-made beer. ” -Haaretz
Tel: 03-518-2478

Chakra
Address: 18 Shlomzion HaMalka St. Jerusalem
Location: No sign — as you go downhill on Shlomzion HaMalka, it’s the last place on the right before you hit King David St
Price Range: $12 – $25 per person
Type of Cuisine: Eclectic, Asian Fusion
Kosher: No
Comments: Food made with love. Excellent value.
Tel: 02-625-2733

Darna
Address: 3 Hyrcanos (Horkanos) St, Jerusalem
Price Range: $35 – $50 per person
Type of Cuisine: Authentic Moroccan
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “Amemorable place that delights the eye and the taste buds without being hokey or touristy” -Frommer’s
Tel: 02-624-5406

Eucalyptus
Address: 7 Horkanos Street, Jerusalem
Price Range: $39 – $54 per person
Type of Cuisine: Meat, Gourmet, Israeli
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “a highly original dining experience that highlights Biblical dishes. Its specialty is the use of wild herbs and plants growing on the Judean Mountains”
Tel: 02-623-2864

Focaccia Bar
Address: 4 Rabbi Akiva St. (off of Hillel St.) Jerusalem
Location: The heart of the center of the city, very popular and informal meeting place
Price Range: $6 – $11 per person
Type of Cuisine: International; Italian, Mediterranean
Kosher: No
Comments: 19th-century cottage with a large dining garden (covered and heated in winter). Inexpensive, but trendy. Great for families.
Tel: 02-625-6428

Gilly’s
Location: Hangar 15, Tel Aviv Port
Price Range: $40 – $50 per person
Type of Cuisine: Meat/Mediterranean
Comments: One of the cest restaurants in Tel Aviv on the sea, also fun for weekend brunch
Tel: 03-605-7777

Herbert Samuel
Address: 6 Koyfman, Tel Aviv
Location: Near Zion Square
Price Range: $25 – $200 per person
Type of Cuisine: French / Moroccan
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Excellent Continental
Tel: 03-516-6516

Ingrid
Address: Rehov Hamasger 9, Tel Aviv
Location: Yad Harutzim industrial zone
Price Range: $8 – $50
Type of Cuisine: Meat
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Restaurant/Bar; “menu is extensive, catering to a multitude of tastes”- The Jerusalem Post
Tel: 03-688-0222

Kyoto Salsa
Address: 31 Montefiore Street, Tel Aviv
Price Range: $30 – $45 per person
Type of Cuisine: Latin and Japanese
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Restaurant, also offers a selection of courses and cooking workshops
Tel: 03-566-1234

Lilith
Address: Asia House, 4 Weitzman Street, Tel Aviv
Price Range: $30 – $45 per person
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean meat
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Creative dishes, lovely setting
Tel: 03-609-1331

Lukas
Address: 5 Mazah St., Old Tel Aviv
Price Range: $20 – $40 per person
Type of Cuisine: Brasserie, Seafood, French
Comments: Restaurant- Bar
Tel: 03-525-2565

Maganda Restaurant
Address: 26 Rabbi Meir St., Yemenite Quarter
Price Range: $20 – $25 per person
Type of Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Kosher: Yes
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Comments: “Airy, modern, and very attractive. The cuisine is Yemenite Middle Eastern, strictly kosher, and includes grilled meats such as lamb shashlik, kabob, and skewered duck. The menu is in English and Hebrew. In summer, the restaurant offers rooftop dining.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 03-517-9990

Manta Ray
Location: Alma Beach, opposite HaEzel House
Price Range: $25 – $45 per person
Type of Cuisine: Seafood
Kosher: Yes
Credit Cards: Not Accepted
Comments: Right on the beach “and is perfectly positioned to catch the sun setting over the Mediterranean. The food is simply prepared, but full of flavor and ingenuity.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 03-517-4773

Meat Bar
Address: 52 Chen Boulevard, Tel Aviv
Price Range: Main courses around $26 per person. Lunches around $14 per person.
Type of Cuisine: Steaks & hamburgers
Kosher: No
Comments: Meat is grilled by the chef in full view of the diners
Tel: 03-695-6276

Messa
Address: 19 Ha’arba’a St., Tel Aviv
Price Range: Main courses $17 – $29 per person. Fixed-price lunches start at $18 per person.
Type of Cuisine: Nouvelle French
Kosher: No
Comments: Exotic – all white restaurant with an all black bar
Tel: 03-685-6859

Mul Yam
Location: Tel Aviv Port
Price Range: Main courses $22 – $49 per person
Type of Cuisine: Seafood
Kosher: No
Comments: “Cutting-edge seafood restaurant/oyster bar.”- Fodor’s
Tel: 03-546-9920

Nana
Address: 1 Achad Haam St., Tel Aviv
Price Range: over $20 – $40 per person
Type of Cuisine: Meat, Seafood, French
Kosher: No
Comments: Excellent food, Private room available.
Tel: 03-516-1915

Nanutchka
Address: 2 Lilienblum St.
Price Range: Business lunch Sun-Thurs noon-5pm $10 – $13; dinner and a la carte main courses $11 – $18
Type of Cuisine: Georgian, Russian
Kosher: No
Comments: “Provides a lively mix of old and new plus very tasty, interesting food.” – Frommer’s Wonderful late nite bar.
Tel: 03-516-2254

NG Meat Bar
Address: 6 Ehad Ha’am St. (just above Tazza D’oro), Tel Aviv
Location: Neve Tzedek
Price Range: over $25 per person
Type of Cuisine: Meat
Kosher: No
Comments: “Tucked away in a quiet corner of the city,…small, elegant eatery specializes in fine cuts of meat expertly prepared.” – Fodors “Several intimate rooms, decorated with candelabras and big sofas creating a romantic atmosphere. At night, it is fun dining at the bar with its more lively ambiance. ” – Haaretz There are a few vegetarian options on the menu.
Tel: 03-516-7888

Pastis
Address: 73 Rotshild Avenue, Tel Aviv
Price Range: around $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Meat
Comments: “Wooden tables and high ceilings, it is a popular restaurant that best embodies the Tel-Aviv spirit. “- Haaretz
Tel: 03-629-0964

Papagaio
Address: 14 Ha’arba’a St.
Location: Near Ha-Bimah & Mann Auditorium
Price Range: Dinner $29. Lunch $18.
Type of Cuisine: South American Grill
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “All-you-can-eat grill where you pay a fixed price and take whatever you like from skewer-carrying waiters, or roasts and steaks fresh off the fire.”- Frommer’s
Tel: 03-562-6888

Raphael
Address: 87 Hayarkon St., Tel Aviv
Location: On main floor of high-rise attached to the south side of the Dan Hotel, Off and on Ha-Yarkon Street
Price Range: $25 – $35 per person
Type of Cuisine: Rustic French
Kosher: No
Comments: “Handsome and spacious restaurant, with large windows overlooking the sea, is always busy…menu reflects a feel for French/Mediterranean cuisine heavily touched with the flavors of Israel.”- Frommer’s
Tel: 03-522-6464

Red Chinese Restaurant (Hasinit Haaduma)
Address: 326 Dizingof St., Tel Aviv
Price Range: $7 – $18 per person
Type of Cuisine: Far East / Asian, Chinese, Thai
Kosher: No
Comments: “It’s a bit more affordable than Yin Yang, with the kind of menu familiar to those who frequent Chinese restaurants in England or America.” – Frommer’s
Tel: 03-546-6347

Sushi Samba
Address: 27 Habarzel St., Tel Aviv
Location: Ramat Hahayal
Price Range: Main courses $20 – $50 per person
Type of Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Bar
Kosher: No
Comments: Fresh and delicious food.
Tel: 03-64-4345

Shalvata
Location: Tel Aviv Port
Price Range: $5 – $10 per person
Type of Cuisine: Salads, Sandwiches
Kosher: No
Comments: “A whimsical, laid-back outdoor restaurant where you can unwind with your toes in the cool sand and where kids can make sand castles in between mouthfuls of sweet potato quiche or hot dogs and chips with lots of ketchup.” -Frommer’s
Season: Closed mid-Nov to May
Tel: 03-455-1279

Shipudei Hatikva
Address: 37 Ha’etzel St., Hatikva, Tel Aviv
Price Range: $14 – $22 per person
Type of Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Gill/Barbecue
Comments: “Family-owned restaurant chain is the best known of the many grills along Ha’etzel Street.” -Fodors
Tel: 03-687-8014

Spaghettim
Address: 18 Yavne St., Tel Aviv
Price Range: $6 – $12 per person
Type of Cuisine: Italian
Kosher: No
Comments: “The food is delicious, filling, and imaginative…more than 50 kinds of interesting sauces, ranging from traditionals such as carbonara to unusual creations such as an olive oil-based sauce filled with breast of tender, fresh sautéed chicken, dill, garlic, and lemon; or a salmon and asparagus sauce with white wine and nutmeg.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 03-566-4479

Yakimono
Address: 5 Yodei Ha’sira St., Tel Aviv
Price Range: $7 – $14 per person
Type of Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Kosher: No
Comments: “With a 3-decade-long run, Yakimono is the oldest sushi restaurant in Tel Aviv…You’ll always find a changing selection of fresh sushi and sashimi of the day.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 03-544-3864

Yotvata in Town
Address: 76 Herbert Samuel, on the promenade
Price Range: $10 – $25 per person
Type of Cuisine: International
Kosher: No rabbinate supervision due to being open on Shabbat
Comments: Good central location and comfortable for families
Tel: 03-510-7985

Cafes & Sandwich Bars

Coffee Bar
Address: 13 Yad Charutzim, Tel Aviv
Comments: Bistro, Coffee Shop; Great food and atmoshpere
Tel: 03-688-9696