Top Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Restaurants Tel Aviv – What’s a vacation without excellent food, delicious cocktails or fine wine in a good restaurant? Such evenings create memories. WorldTop7 offers a selection of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv. And because we know how different tastes are we cover all of the different restaurant styles!
Whether a sushi restaurant in Tel Aviv, an American steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a Thai eatery or exotic Cajun cuisine – the lovers of culinary delights come fully at their expense and find lots of insider tips. Our restaurant tips in Tel Aviv are by locals (which should know where it tastes best!), celebrities, globetrotter and business people. And if you’ve eaten in one of these restaurants in Tel Aviv where cuisine, service and atmosphere was unbeatable and you want to tell everybody – that’s what WorldTop7 stands for! Restaurants in Tel Aviv with the x-factor!
The demands in terms of restaurant style are naturally very varied and WorldTop7 is happy to assist. Whether it is a small, cozy bistro in Tel Aviv with delicious and authentic food for surprisingly little money or a completely styled Michelin-star restaurant in Tel Aviv where movie stars and models have diner – here you find everything from inexpensive to expensive, from grunge to classy, from traditional to macro kitchen!
But not only for your vacation, also for your business lunch or business dinner in Tel Aviv you can find exactly the right place to eat. Thus, business become pleasure in no time!
Style: Fusion European and Mediterranean Cuisine
Chef and owner Meir Adoni is the genius behind Catit’s unique culinary offering. Using high quality seasonal ingredients, he had successfully infused European cuisine into the Israeli melting pot, giving it a distinctive French or Italian twist. Try their sumptuous “Sea Fish Ceviche made from powdered nori seaweed, dilicon, cucumber, tapioca pearls, jelly, honey, horseradish and chili.” They also have “Slow Cooked Salmon Fillet covered with caramel, white asparagus with butter, cream, apple and green onions”. Words have it that their dessert called “Earth” is a must-try.
Catit is also proud to produce its own bread, pasta, ice cream, sorbet, sauces and jams – all authentic with modern aromas and flavours.
Visit Catit every Sunday to Friday from Noon until 3pm and 7pm until 11pm. On Saturdays, they open late at 7pm until 11pm only.
Address: Heichal Ha-talmud 4, Tel Aviv 111, Israel
Area: Jerusalem House
Phone: +972 3 5107001
Price: Main course starting at ILS 120.-
Style: Outdoor Dining For Meat Lovers in Tel Aviv
In the heart of Jaffa’s flea market is a lively spot called “Charcuterie”, a two-floor eatery consisting of a bar and a dining area, famous for serving pork-based dishes. They say that this is where the young and cool of Tel Aviv meet, and at times actually sit and eat. The restaurant’s menu depends on what is available in the market, making sure that they only serve dishes made from fresh and local ingredients. They have excellent choice cuts of meat like salami and chorizo, which will surely keep one coming back. Meat-shy diners are also welcome in this outdoor restaurant, as they also offer “Pasta Nero with Shrimp, Calamari and Baked Mussels”.
Charcuterie is open from Monday to Saturday, afternoon and evening.
Address: 3 Rabi Chanina, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Area: Jaffa Flea Market
Phone: +972 3 6828843
Price: Mains around ILS 56.- to ILS 75.-
Style: Mediterranean Cuisine With A Modern Twist
There are a couple more reasons to visit Herbert Samuel every now and then, aside from the amazing view that it offers (prime location overlooking promenade and sea). Stylish wood interiors, innovative dishes, and celebrity chefs at the kitchen – one has to experience to believe. Heading the ovens is Chef Yonatan Roshfeld, dubbed as the prince of the Israeli haute-cuisine. He gave a local interpretation to the traditional tapas tradition by serving small and medium sizes portion dishes like “Pappardelle with toasted Chestnuts and Shredded Short Ribs”, “Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Truffle Sauce”, and “Anchovies spiked with Roasted Pepper”s. Also, don’t miss out on their delectable bread and butter siding.
Visit Herbert Samuel on Sundays until Wednesdays from Noon to 12:30am and Thursdays until Saturdays from 12:30pm to 1:30am.
Address: 6 Kofman, Tel Aviv, Israel
Area: Tel Aviv Centre
Phone: +972 3 5166516
Price: Mains ILS 18.- to ILS 80.-
Style: Homemade Cooking & Local Favourites
If two heads are better than one, what more if there were three? The three chefs who own and run Machneyuda each add their own personal touch to create truly unique and tasty dishes leaving their customers in wonder. Each selection of delectable dishes were further broken down into four price categories to allow their diners to mix and match according to their heart’s desire. While Everyday Specials change depending on what’s available, House Classics like Polenta, Tomato Salad, Endive Salad, and Mushroom Risotto among many others will always be a hit.
The restaurant opens Sunday to Thursday, 12:30pm to 4pm and 6:30pm onwards. During Fridays, they open at 11:30am to 3:30pm and Saturday after Sabbath until late.
Address: 10 Beit Yaakov St, Jerusalem, Israel
Phone: +972 2 5333442
Price: Main course starting at ILS 82.-
Price: CHF70 – CHF120 per person
Style: Beachfront Restaurant Serving Mediterranean Cuisine
Second to great-tasting food, a restaurant’s nice ambience plays a huge factor in maintaining loyal customers. If both factors are to be considered, Manta Ray should be one among the top of the list.
Their open air pavilion overlooking Tel Aviv’s coast is perfectly positioned to catch the sunset over Mediterranean – truly a perfect view for lovers! The preparation of dishes is pretty straightforward, but nevertheless full of flavour and creativity. Order a “Potato Frittata” for breakfast or “Braised Spring Chicken” for lunch. As seafood cuisine is their specialty, “Bouillabaisse” is also a must-try.
Manta Ray is open daily, 9am ‘til midnight.
Address: Promenade, Tel Aviv, Israel
Area: Tel Aviv Centre
Phone: +972 3 5174773
Price: Mains around ILS 79.- to ILS 175.-
Style: Chic Resto-Bistro Overlooking Mediterranean Beachfront
Chef Raffi’s modern interpretations of classic Mediterranean dishes and traditional North African cooking combined with the awesome view of Promenade and Mediterranean Sea makes Raphael a perfect venue for romantic dates, business lunch, and other special occasions.
Guests shall be welcomed with a serving of Focaccia – its so delicious it could be mistaken as the highlight of their menu. One can have “Salad of Green Leaves & Endive Hearts with Mustard Vinaigrette & Aged Parmesan” for appetizer and “Lamb Shoulder Couscous with Whole Chickpeas, Market Vegetables & Spices from the Maghreb” for the main course. If there’s still room for dessert, choose among the four flavours of their Handmade Sorbets.
Visit Raphael daily from noon to 3:30pm during lunch and 7pm ‘til 11pm during dinner.
Address: 87 Hayarkon St., Tel Aviv, Israel
Area: David Tower
Phone: +972 3 522 6464
Price: Mains ILS 94.- to ILS 125.-
Style: Casual Tapas With Friends in Tel Aviv
What’s a Spanish restaurant doing in a Mediterranean land? Serving Tapas and other Spanish cuisines of course! Just like other international restaurants, Tapas Ahad Ha’am may have Spanish-centered menu, but they also make it a point to add a Mediterranean twist to it. Thanks to Chef Jonathan for making this possible.
Enjoy a variety of delicious dishes in a laid-back but fun atmosphere. Try their “fried artichoke with tasty feta cheese” or the succulent “black seafood risotto” as appetizer and main course. For dessert, finish off with a very tasty vanilla ice cream.
Tapas Ahad Ha’am opens Sunday ‘til Thursday, Noon – 3pm and 7pm – 1am; during Fridays and Saturdays, Noon to 4pm and 7pm to 1am.
Address: 27Ahad Haam Street, Tel Aviv, Israel
Area: Off Allenby Street
Phone: +972 3 5666966
Price: Main course starts at ILS 59.-
Style: Simple Italian Dishes With Israeli Twist
Toto is an Italian restaurant conveniently located just a few steps away from the Art Museum. So for those who needed to refuel, Toto is the nearest, if not the best place to relax and dine. The luxurious atmosphere is nice complement to their mouthwatering selection of appetizers, pastas, pizzas and main courses.
While most dishes are Italian inspired, there are also other dish varieties like Fillet Mignon or Beef Burger and “Mushrooms in Red Wine Sauce Topped with Fried Egg” to choose from. They also have a self-service Café on the side where salads, pastries, and sandwiches are offered.
Toto is open daily from 12:30pm until midnight.