Restaurants in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has an incredible range of restaurants, guaranteed to satisfy every traveller's mood, taste buds and budget. Although Israel is not particularly known for its cuisine, Tel Aviv is a cosmopolitan city which has perfected its local dishes and offers a range of international options.

Fast food in Tel Aviv (usually falafel with humus) is uncommonly healthy, and there are snack shops and small take-away eateries located on basically every street corner. Be sure to try Abu-Hassan (in Jaffa) and The Syrian (near the Carmel Market) - locals are divided on which of these two establishments is the best. It is not difficult to find vegetarian options in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv has quite a bustling cafe culture and free wifi is common in these establishments, which usually have reasonably priced salads, sandwiches, quiches and the like.

For classier evenings out, Tel Aviv has a wealth of local and international cuisine restaurants - far too many to provide a comprehensive list. Pizza Fino serves highly-rated kosher pizza, while Raphael Restau-Bistro is a chic little place specialising in Moroccan food. Onami makes the best Asian food in Tel Aviv (try their tofu dishes!), while the Yoezer Wine Bar offers a gourmet French and Italian selection.

$$$$$ | Local


Sometimes the simplest dishes can be the tastiest: Abu-Hassan has been turning out humus-and-pita bread meals for over 40 years, and has earned itself a formidable reputation. Cheap, delicious and popular with locals, you can't go wrong with this place.

Address: Three branches: 1 Dolphin Street, 14 Shivtai Israel Street, 18 Shivtai Israel St
Telephone: (03) 682 0387

$$$$$ | Asian


Considered to boast the best Asian menu in Tel Aviv, Onami is a massively popular restaurant among tourists and locals alike. Their tofu dishes are famed, and their sushi dishes are celebrated for their inventiveness and flair. Bookings are recommended.

Address: 18 Ha'Arbaa Street
Telephone: (03) 562 0981

$$$$$ | International

The Salon

One of the most talked-about and widely reviewed restaurants in Tel Aviv, The Salon is the perfect place to go for a memorable night on the town. Chef Eyal Shani's talent and 'outsize personality' have been praised by The Washington Post, and diners are encouraged to try his more outlandish combinations. Booking ahead is essential.

Address: 8 Ma'avar Yabuk
Telephone: (052) 703 5888

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