The Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Restaurant List

 

TEL AVIV

Abraxas North (aka Tzpon Lilinblum 40, Rothchild Qtr, Tel 972 54 678 6560 Abraxis) Aviv
New Israeli cuisine
*Top pick

Abu Hassan (aka Ali- 1 Dolphin St (on the hill), Jaffa 972 3 682 0387 Karavan) 14-18 Shitai Israel Street, Jaffa
Hummus

Basta HaShomer St 4, Tel Aviv-Yafo 972 3 516 9234 Casual wine bar in Carmel
Market

Café Noir Ehad Haam 43, Tel Aviv 972 53 8094721 Hip bistro, good for lunch

Cantina - High-end, trendy, Italian w/ Middle Eastern influences – on a balcony

Claro - Farm-to-table Mediterranean, sleek/modern design

The Rothschild, Rothschild Blvd 71, Tel Aviv

HaArba’a St 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo

972 3 620 5051

972 3 601 7777

Dalida Zevulun St 7, Tel Aviv 972 3 536 9627 Casual, trendy, Middle
Eastern, next to Levinski
market

Gina Falafel 126 Menachem Begin Road, Tel 972 3 561 0317 Down & dirty roadside falafel Aviv

HaBasta 4 HaShomer St (in Carmel Market), 972 3 516 9234 Tapas Tel Aviv

HaSalon 8 Ma-avar Yabok Street, Tel Aviv 972 52 703 5888 Must be large group 67440
Open Wed/Thurs, chef Eyal Shani, central open kitchen, dazzling presentation

Herbert Samuel 8 Koyfman, Tel Aviv 972 3 516 6516 Elegant, in Alma hotel, beach (short walk from David Int’l Hotel)
views

Herzliya Marina 10 Hashunit St, Herzliya 46555 972 9 971 9777 Marina in hi-tech district,
great place for drinks

Jajo TLV 27 Rav Aluf David Elazar, Tel Aviv 972 3 522 5822 Extravagant wine bar

Liliyot Dafna St 2, Tel Aviv 972 3 609 1331 Modern, kosher Israeli cuisine

Lumina by Meir Adoni Carlton Tel Aviv, 10 Eliezer Peri St 972 3 5201 1828 Modern kosher Israeli bistro
on sea front: Jewish kitchen,

Mizlala  -  Classic brasserie dishes

M25 30 Simtat HaCarmel, Tel Aviv 972 3 517 3086 Casual grill in Carmel Market

Makom Shel Basar 64 Shabazi St, Neve Tzedek, Tel 972 57 944 4023 Great steaks Aviv

Manta Ray - Fish/seafood on Alma beach, great for lunch

Margaret Tayar 4 Retsif Ha-Aliyah Shenei St, Tel 972 3 682 4741 Fish restaurant in Old Jaffa Aviv
for lunch, hip rundown family
style

Maiar Alma Hotel Tel Aviv 972 3 901 6752 New Moroccan, high-end, Yavne St 23, Tel Aviv
trendy

Montefiore Hotel 36 Montefiore St, Tel Aviv 972 3 564 6100 Italian

Nithan Thai Rehov Ha’arbaa 21, Tel Aviv 972 77 9977066 Fun, upbeat gourmet Thai

Norman Tel Aviv Hotel Nachmani St 23-25, Tel Aviv 972 3 543 5555 Restaurant or sushi bar on the
roof

Old Man & The Sea Kedem Street 83, Jaffa 972 3 544 8820 Great lunch, big mezze spread,
down & dirty

Orna & Ella 33 Shenkin, Tel Aviv 972 3 620 4753 Contemporary, great for lunch

Ouzeria Matalon St 44, Tel Aviv 972 3 533 0899 Trendy, Greek mezze, ouzo

Popina - Mediterranean/fish, modern restaurant in classic old building

Ehad Haam 3 Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv

972 53 809 6579

Refael 87 Hayarkon St, Tel Aviv 972 3 522 6464 French/Mediterrarean

Romano Derech Jaffa 9, Tel Aviv 972 54 317 7051 Eyal Shani hot spot in historic
bldg, menu changes frequently

Sardinia Kedumim Square, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 972 3 683 2211 Italian trattoria

Shila Ben Yehuda 182, Tel Aviv 972 3 522 1224 High-end, trendy, family-run
gastropub, fresh seafood

Taizu 23 Menahem Begin Rd, Lewinstein 972 3 522 5005 Asian fusion Tower, Tel Aviv

Topolopompo Fire Kitchen HaSolelim 14, Tel Aviv 972 3 691 0691 Avi Conforti’s sister resto to
Zepra

Toto Berkovich 4, Tel Aviv 972 3 693 5151 Elegant Italian

Turkiz Roznblum Street 6, Tel Aviv 972 53 809 4849 Fish/seafood on beach

Vicky Cristina at Hatahana - Vicky is tapas, Cristina is wine bar
Hip, outside patio, Spanish ambiance

Hatahana, 1 Koifmann St, Tel Aviv

98 Yigal Alon St, Electra Tower, Tel Aviv

972 3 736 7272

972 3 624 9249

Zepra 96 Yigal Alon, Tel Aviv 972 3 624 0044 Asian fusion

JERUSALEM

1868 King David 10, Jerusalem 972 2 622 2312 High-end kosher meat resto,
19th century building, elegant/
romantic/traditional

Adom (at old train station) First Station, David Remez 4, 972 2 624 6242 Fusion seafood/French/ Jerusalem
Mediterranean
Top pick

Arcadia/Chef Ezra Kedem Agripas 10, Jerusalem 972 2 6249138 Elite, unique Israeli cuisine
Top pick

Cavalier Ben Sira St 1, Jerusalem 972 2 624 2945 French/Continental

Eucalyptus 7 Horkanos Street, Jerusalem 972 2 623 2864 Kosher, chef uses ingredients
avail in biblical times

Hasadna: The Workshop Hebron Road 28, Jerusalem 972 2 567 2265 In JVP media district near old
railway, contemporary, great
meat & seafood

TOP PICK

Idi’s (Ashdod) 6 Bosem St, Ashdod Port 972 8 852 4313 Seafood , tasting menu, go w/
Idi’s reco’s for the day,
informal, reservations req’d

Mona Restaurant Shmu’el ha-Nagid St 12, Jerusalem 972 2 622 2283 Modern Israeli cuisine inside
Artists’ House, stone hall,
great atmosphere & bar, top pick

Machneyuda 10 Beit Yaakov St, Jerusalem 972 2 533 3442 Same owner as Mona, at the
edge of namesake market,
rustic, fresh and seasonal – top pick

Terra Restaurant & Bar 3 Ben Shitah St, Jerusalem 972 2 632 5001 Hideaway, elegant and
inventive Mediterranean

OTHER

Bazelet HaGolan Winery (Golan Heights) Boutique winery. Lunch/ tasting. Owner Yoav Levy

Moshav Kidmat Zvi, Golan Heights Israel

972 4 696 4242

Halil Restaurant (Ramla) Kehilat Detroit St 6, Ramla 72216 972 8 922 2284 Best hummus

Idi’s (Ashdod)

Seafood , tasting menu, go w/ Idi’s reco’s for the day, informal, reservations req’d

Madja (Abu Ghosh)

Good place to stop for lunch on your way in or out of Jerusalem

6 Bosem St, Ashdod Port

Ein Rafa (same exit as Abu Ghosh but on other side of highway) – just outside of Jerusalem

972 8 852 4313

972 02 5797108

SECURITY

Noam Schiller MAX Security 972 3 619 6297 noam.schiller@max-

security.com

TOUR GUIDE

Toby Abrams Cell: 972 54 659 9577

tobyabrams1@gmail.com

“Market” or “Crusader” tour