Restaurants & Cafés

Your guide to dining out in Israel, including new restaurants, fabulous street food and glorious cafés

Java ‘Hood: the best cafés in the hip Noga district
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Java ‘Hood: the best cafés in the hip Noga district

The happening Noga neighborhood, snugly situated between Yafo and Florentine, is home to not one, not two, but five distinct cafes serving some of the best java in Tel Aviv

Your Passover Dining Out Guide
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Your Passover Dining Out Guide

While many people relish the holiday and embrace the traditional matzah brei, many others curse the fact that they’re paying top shekel for what is often sub-par food (think a bread basket filled with what amounts to basically flavor-less crackers). 

The best restaurants in Israel to take out-of-towners for...
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The best restaurants in Israel to take out-of-towners for...

Whether it’s your parents, siblings, or friends coming to visit Israel, no one can hide from that inevitable need to be the hostess with the mostest or the best tour guide in town. 

A food-lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine
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A food-lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine

Foreigners may think they know Middle Eastern cuisine, but NEWS FLASH: we're not just all Israeli salads and falafel. 

The Norman's prolific sushi restaurant, Dinings, offers a new seasonal menu
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The Norman's prolific sushi restaurant, Dinings, offers a new seasonal menu

Winter winds The chef and the owner of the award-winning Dinings restaurant in London, together with the chef in charge of the restaurant in Israel, Doron Levy, have collaborated and launched a new menu that accompanies the winter season at Dinings in the Norman Hotel in Tel Aviv. 

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The ultimate burger bucket list every Tel Aviv meat lover must brave
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The ultimate burger bucket list every Tel Aviv meat lover must brave

When it comes to burgers, many Tel Aviv restaurants are not only keeping up with their very distant North American cousins, some may argue they have finally surpassed them. 

Chai, Chai, Get Your Chai! A New Food Truck Arrives in Tel Aviv
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Chai, Chai, Get Your Chai! A New Food Truck Arrives in Tel Aviv

Ma Pau, the Indian restaurant at the heart of Tel Aviv, just released their new breakfast chai trucks, called Chai Ve Pie.

A room with a view: visually stunning restaurants in Israel
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A room with a view: visually stunning restaurants in Israel

The land of Israel has long been celebrated for its scenic beauty and bountiful harvests, which go hand-in-hand at these restaurants. From views of the Bahai Gardens to a Red Sea backdrop, these restaurants across the Holy Land are serving up tasty meals alongside natural beauty. 

8 vegan burgers in Tel Aviv that'll convert any carnivore
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8 vegan burgers in Tel Aviv that'll convert any carnivore

"And what if you were on a desert island with only a cow?" This is a question that the average vegan hears often. 

The best Tel Aviv restaurants & cafes

The best Tel Aviv restaurants
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The best Tel Aviv restaurants

These Tel Aviv restaurants will satisfy your hunger and much more... 

Coffee talk: the best Tel Aviv cafés
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Coffee talk: the best Tel Aviv cafés

Tel Avivians take their coffee very seriously. While everyone thinks the French make the best latté and the Italians, the best espresso, we know better.

The best Israeli breakfast in Tel Aviv
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The best Israeli breakfast in Tel Aviv

Israeli breakfast is a rite of passage for those visiting Tel Aviv and whether you head to a place that sticks to the classics (eggs, chopped cucumber and tomato salad with a range of house-made spreads) or veers away from the norm with options like shakshuka, bourekas or jachnun, we guarantee you'll be tied over for the rest of the day. So, If you’re looking for some serious a.m. fuel to charge up before a day of activities and shopping in the White City, turn to these Tel Aviv restaurants and you will not be disappointed.

The best Japanese restaurants in Tel Aviv
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The best Japanese restaurants in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv has jumped on the Japanese bandwagon with some authentic Asian offerings

A chocoholic’s guide to Tel Aviv
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A chocoholic’s guide to Tel Aviv

CALLING ALL CHOCOHOLICS! For those of you in need of a chocolate fix after every meal, or better yet, as your main meal, then it’s time to listen up because this article is for you. Tel Aviv is stuffed with some of the sweetest, chocolatiest, most decadent desserts out there. After all, the country did give birth to Max Brenner–the internationally recognized chocolate restaurant and retail brand. Opt for milk, white, dark, or all of the above with our chocoholic's guide to Tel Aviv. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt" - Charles M. Schulz

The best eats in Israel

The best shakshuka in Tel Aviv
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The best shakshuka in Tel Aviv

Israel has some of the finest tomatoes in the world, so it’s no wonder they are a daily dietary staple. From raw to slow cooked, Israelis have mastered making the most of their abundance of this fresh produce, which explains the ease with which they've accepted the vegan trends.

A food-lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine
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A food-lover's guide to Middle Eastern cuisine

The best falafel, sabich, shawarma, kebab, jachnun, shakshuka, and of course, hummus in Israel

The best Jaffa restaurants
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The best Jaffa restaurants

Of all the things to do in Israel, be sure to take a visit to Tel Aviv’s humble little sister who is growing up to be something special.

Blissful bakeries in Tel Aviv
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Blissful bakeries in Tel Aviv

In a city best known for hummus and falafel, you might be surprised to learn that Tel Avivians have access to some seriously great baked goods.

The best restaurants in Israel to take out-of-towners for...
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The best restaurants in Israel to take out-of-towners for...

Whether it’s your parents, siblings, or friends coming to visit Israel, no one can hide from that inevitable need to be the hostess with the mostest or the best tour guide in town.

Authentic cuisine in Israel

The most authentic hummus restaurants in Tel Aviv
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The most authentic hummus restaurants in Tel Aviv

These Middle Eastern hot spots separate the strong from the weak

The most authentic Jerusalem restaurants
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The most authentic Jerusalem restaurants

Take a bite out of Jerusalem’s authentic food scene

Authentic Jaffa street food
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Authentic Jaffa street food

Let Jaffa be your food court as you explore the city’s culinary scene using this list

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Greek cuisine
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The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Greek cuisine

Take your palates on a tantalizing trip across the Mediterranean with these Greek eateries

The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Italian cuisine
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The best restaurants in Tel Aviv for authentic Italian cuisine

Surprise! Despite the myths of cold pizza-by-the-slice being the extent of Tel Aviv’s Italian cuisine scene, Israel’s top chefs have finally put the rumours to rest. Their handmade tagliatelle, homemade puttanesca and oven-baked thin crust pizzas are all a sweet symphony in your mouth. Throw in perfectly grilled seafood from the Mediterranean and tiramisus worth every calorie and it’s no wonder so many of these Tel Aviv restaurants were nominated for Time Out Tel Aviv's Eating and Drinking Awards. With so many delectable options though, how do you choose? We’ve lessened the load by mapping out the best restaurants in Tel Aviv for Italian cuisine.

The best restaurants in Jerusalem

Rooftop
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Rooftop

Take in the beautiful view of the Old City while you dine on the best seasonal ingredients

Eucalyptus
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Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus revives biblical cuisine; tasting menus are not be missed

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Mantra
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Mantra

A restaurant and wine bar that transforms into a tapas bar at night

Piccolino
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Piccolino

Piccolino is a kosher ‘mehadrin’ eatery that serves simple Italian food with a lot of heart