Whether you’ve spent the day admiring its countless tourist sites or you’re planning a night to remember in the city, Tel Aviv is home to plenty of excellent restaurants and eateries. With more than 1,000 to choose from, finding something you like shouldn’t be too difficult, but to give you a little bit of a helping hand, here’s a rundown of the 5 of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv.
1. HaTraklin Bistro Meat & Wine
Situated between Yehuda Halevi Street and Lilienblum Street, HaTraklin specializes in Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine. Widely recognized for first class service, the restaurant serves up delicious meat and quality wines, as you’d expect from its name. For an added atmospheric element, ask to be seated in the al fresco section.
Located on Berkovich Street, Toto is a lunchtime favorite with local business workers, but it’s equally as suited to tourists visiting the Tel Aviv Art Museum or other nearby locations. The small restaurant serves Italian inspired cuisine, with a penchant for the unusual. Truffle pizza anyone? With reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere, this is a worthy destination for brunch, lunch, or dinner. It's also a Restaurant of the Year winner, so you know you're in for a treat.
3. Café Casbah
One thing you notice about restaurants in Tel Aviv is that many of the best menus are actually found in establishments that should be considered cafés more than restaurants. Indeed, café culture is massive in the White City, and places like the Café Casbah serve such delicious food. Located on Florentine Street - serving meat and fish - the café also doubles as a fine restaurant and night club, making it a popular choice with a younger crowd.
Overlooking the Old Port and the Mediterranean, Boya specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine with a touch of the Mediterranean. With an incredibe backdrop against which to enjoy a meal and right at the heart of the city’s nightlife district, this is the perfect place to while away an afternoon or start your evening.
5. Tchernichovsky 6
Located in the Tchernichovsky district, this restaurant serves a mixture of Portuguese, seafood, and Mediterranean cuisine. Complete with a wine bar, diners can enjoy a quick bite or an evening of wining and dining, all in the surrounds of a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant also offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian dishes.
The above list is just a snapshot of what’s available in the White City. Visitors will find that there’s another culinary delight hidden around almost every corner, making this one of Israel’s finest destinations for food lovers.
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