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My Tel Aviv Restaurant Guide

Tel Aviv restaurants offer a little bit of everything, so this Tel Aviv restaurant guide is all about the day’s meals. Read all about where to eat in Tel Aviv and my favorite Tel Aviv eateries. Well, the best restaurants in Tel Aviv!  

Do you want to read more about my Tel Aviv experiences then check out my Tel Aviv Travel Story, Tel Aviv Travel Guide and my Tel Aviv Hotel Review with the best boutique hotels in town!

The Best Restaurants in Tel Aviv for Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Tel Aviv restaurants are well aware of it! Pick a style among places to eat in Tel Aviv and enjoy the morning energy boost!

Benedict – All-American, All Day

1. Food: 4

2. Drinks: 4

3. Atmosphere: 4

4. Design: 4

5. Service: 5

Benedict is perhaps the most famous breakfast spot in town and one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv. Super friendly and with that sweet American vibe, it gave us high standards for all Tel Aviv restaurants. Their eggs Benedict and fresh juices were superb, as was the atmosphere. This is the perfect spot for breakfast lovers, as it’s served all day. Keep in mind it’s popular, so there might be a queue! 

 benedict - one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv
Good morning, time for breakfast!

Frenching It Up @ Da Da & Da

1. Food: 4

2. Drinks: 4

3. Atmosphere: 4

4. Design: 4

5. Service: 4

Da Da & Da has a to-the-point concept: French. Resembling a Parisian bistro, it’s located under the local institut français in Rothschild Avenue. This Tel Aviv restaurant has  cute and stylish outdoor café tables that will transport you to the Seine. Here we had breakfast at the bar, and loved the friendly bartenders. So if you ask yourself where to eat in Tel Aviv then do not miss this gem  – one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv!

tel aviv restaurants da da & da - must in any Tel Aviv restaurant guide
Cool interior
tel aviv restaurants - da, da & da
Yummy breakfast

Where to Eat in Tel Aviv if You Want A Place by the Beach

Where to  eat in Tel Aviv if you want to eat by the lovely beach? Well eating by the beach is a must when in Tel Aviv and a must of any Tel Aviv restaurant guide. There are plenty of lunch options near the beach, some better than others but below are my two favorite Tel Aviv restaurants for the afternoon by the beach!

Eat & Drink with Sand Between Your Toes at Gazoz

1. Food: 4

2. Drinks: 4

3. Atmosphere: 4

4. Design: 3

5. Service: 4

Gazoz is a relatively new kid among beachy places to eat in Tel Aviv, and still it quickly made it to the list of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv! A favorite of mine among places to eat in Tel Aviv and a nice spot for warm afternoons, the atmosphere is lovely. The restaurant was full of happy people enjoying the music and view. Sweet and relaxed, the food is fresh and the wine, delicious. Nothing fancy, just straight-up vacay vibes!

Gazoz Beach one of the best restaurants in Tel aviv for lunch by the beach
Insta Corner at Gazoz

Calypso – Party Prep by the Beach

1. Food: 4

2. Drinks: 3

3. Atmosphere: 4

4. Design: 3

5. Service: 4

Calypso is similar to Gazoz but with a more party-like frame of mind. As far as Tel Aviv restaurants go, this is among the hottest! Great food and an ok  wine menu, it’s a good place to start a night of partying. The inside is relatively big, with open windows so a must in my Tel Aviv restaurant guide.

The Best Tel Aviv Restaurants for Dinner

So next chapter of my Tel Aviv restaurant guide. Where to eat in Tel Aviv during the evening? Tel Aviv is truly a city for foodies and there are amazing Tel Aviv restaurants in every corner! The choices are many but my recommendations are:

M25 – A Meaty Hole-in-the-Wall 

1. Food: 5

2. Drinks: 4

3. Atmosphere: 5

4. Design: 3

5. Service: 4

A gem among Tel Aviv restaurants! Right in Carmel Market, M25 was simple and amazing. Specializing in meat, it’s a simple eatery without a lot of thought put into the design. Just some chairs and tables in an old industrial setting, all very rustic. However, the food and atmosphere put it among the best restaurants in Tel Aviv! Heaven for meat lovers and the vibe was just amazing! Also loved their Malbec wine!

places to eat in tel aviv
One of the best places to eat in Tel Aviv!

Shiratoya – A new Japanese in Town

1. Food 4

2. Drinks 4

3. Atmosphere 4

4. Design 4

5. Service 4

Shiratoya is a relatively new Japanese in town with cool design and great Japanese food! So if you ask yourself where to eat in Tel Aviv if you are up for some Asian influences, then Shiratoya is the place to be.

The sushi was great and so was the sake! Relaxed vibe and great and friendly service.A small hip eatery with a strong concept and modern design which makes it to one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv. An true oasis among Tel Aviv restaurants!

After the dinner a drink at Brown TVL Urban hotel – a super chic rooftop is highly recommended. For a long nighter continue to  Zoo Zoo for some great drink in a luxury setting!

Beccafico – An Italian Gem in Cute Shabazi Area 

1. Food 4

2. Drinks 4

3. Atmosphere 4

4. Design 3

5. Service 4

Beccafico is a true Italian gem among the best restaurants in Tel Aviv in the cozy Shabazi area, one of my favorite areas. A small eatery with a cozy backyard, delicious Italian food and great friendly service. You will feel at home here the minute you enter! Their burrata pizza and pasta were so tasty and they also had a great assortment of great wines! So this is the answer to where to eat in Tel Aviv if you are up for a pizza, pasta and red wine night!

Other recommendations…

Bograshov Street is a foodie paradise, and for favorites among Tel Aviv restaurants  we heard a lot about Thai House and Mexicana . While we didn’t try them, our friends widely recommended both places. Plus, both are close to the beach!

Jaffa Restaurants for Lunch & Dinner

Among the oldest ports in the world, Jaffa has a kind of charm unlike the rest of Tel Aviv and here you will find a lot of cool Tel Aviv restaurants. The choices are many if you ask yourself where to eat in Tel Aviv. Below are some places that are among the best restaurants in Tel Aviv if you ask me!

Café Puaa – From Furniture Store to Hippie Café

1. Food: 5

2. Drinks: 4

3. Atmosphere: 4

4. Design: 5

5. Service: 4

Truly unique, Café Puaa was turned into a café after being a furniture store. Broad and open, it has an exquisite boho-chic feel. It’s very popular, always buzzing with eclectic people. The food is delish and locally sourced, with lots of vegan options! One of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv and one of my favorites among Tel Aviv restaurants and in my Tel Aviv restaurant guide!

Where to eat in Tel Aviv? Well cafe puaa is my favorite place
Nice bohemian vibe here

Market House Hotel – A Luxury Design Oasis in Jaffa

1. Food 4

2. Drinks 4

3. Atmosphere 4

4. Design 5

5. Service 5

Even if you are not staying in the Market House hotel,  I would truly  recommend a luxury breakfast here – great menu with many delicious choices from healthy to local/international food. Next door is also a cafe that has great coffe! All in a fantastic boutique and design setting and with great service!

market house hotel jaffa interior
Design Heaven at Market House Hotel

Onza – Turkish Evening Delight

1. Food: 4

2. Drinks: 3

3. Atmosphere: 4

4. Design: 3

5. Service: 5

A fancy bar with fantastic Turkish flavors, Onza has one of the coolest atmospheres in Tel Aviv and is one of the most popular places to eat in Tel Aviv. Located in a small Jaffa alley, you wouldn’t even know it’s there unless instructed. Loved the party vibe and happy people. Plus, the service was super friendly!

Tel aviv restaurants onza
We only made it to the starters…

Local Cuisine at The Old Man and the Sea

1. Food: 4

2. Drinks: 3

3. Atmosphere: 4

4. Design: 3

5. Service: 4

Where to eat in Tel Aviv if you are up for lots of local food?

The answer is the Old Man and the Sea. A Jaffa classic and a must in any Tel Aviv restaurant guide. A true star amongTel Aviv restaurants! Serving generous portions, you won’t leave this place hungry. The décor is fairly simple, in an industrial building by the harbor with a huge outdoor seating area. The flavors are local and varied, so it’s a great place to sink your teeth into Israeli cuisine. The port atmosphere is spectacular!

Where to eat in Tel Aviv if you want local food? Old man and the sea is the answer!
Here’s definitely something for everyone

If you do not want to go home, head to Ramesses for a drink or two. The perfect place for some drinks or two and I am sure the food here is great too! Loved to end our nights here before heading home!

I hope you enjoyed this Tel Aviv restaurant guide. If you want to read more of my restaurant reviews & guides? Then check out the Eat section on the blog!

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