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What to Eat in Tel Aviv

As a city of immigrants, Tel Aviv's diversity has led to an extremely eclectic culinary scene. You'll find crowded cafes rubbing elbows with restaurants that serve everything from Mediterranean specialties to sushi. Must-try delicacies include hummus masabacha (hummus with whole chickpeas, paprika and tahini), kanafeh (Palestinian dessert pastry of cheese that is soaked in syrup) and sabich (eggplant sandwich with tons of toppings).

For an eclectic Mediterranean menu, head to Night Kitchen, beloved by visitors for its fun ambiance and shareable plates. Plus, Sunday through Thursday the restaurant offers a happy hour special in which everything on the menu is 50 percent off. If you're looking for seafood-focused dishes, travelers suggest you visit Shila – Sharon Cohen’s Kitchen & Bar. For Middle Eastern fare, the trendy Santa Katarina earns favorable reviews for its ever-changing menu and intimate courtyard setting across from a synagogue.

Kosher options are slightly harder to find in Tel Aviv in comparison to other cities in Israel, but there are several popular options. Falafel Hakosem receives rave reviews from locals and tourists alike thanks to its hummus, falafel, shawarma and sabich. Expect crowds, especially around lunch, for this fast-casual spot. The House of Hummus, which specializes in hummus dishes, is another popular lunch outpost, as is the unassuming Abu Hassan. For a wide variety of cafes, head to the Neve Tzedek neighborhood (Dallal Bakery is a favorite).

The dress code is casual at most Tel Aviv establishments, and all of the city’s restaurants accept Israeli shekels.

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  • #1
    Anita Cafe La Mamma del Gelato
    #1 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 770 reviewsTripadvisor (770)
    $ - $$ |
    40 Shabazi Street / 44 Shabazi Street / 3 Florentin Street / Sarona TLV Pines St 18, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #2
    Bocca Bocca
    #2 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 502 reviewsTripadvisor (502)
    $ | Italian, Fast Food, Street Food
    HaCarmel 40, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #3
    SABICH TSERNIKOVSKI
    #3 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 144 reviewsTripadvisor (144)
    $ | Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
    Tsernicovski No2, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #4
    Onza
    #4 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2251 reviewsTripadvisor (2251)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Fusion, Gastropub
    3 Rabi Khanina, Tel Aviv 6813731 Israel
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  • #5
    Arte Italian Ice Cream
    #5 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 196 reviewsTripadvisor (196)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    Arte Italian Ice Cream 11, Nakhalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv 6516111 Israel
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  • #6
    Salva Vida
    #6 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1175 reviewsTripadvisor (1175)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Israeli
    88 Hayarkon Street, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #7
    Night Kitchen
    #7 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1719 reviewsTripadvisor (1719)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Mediterranean, Israeli, Contemporary
    20 Lilenblum Street, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #8
    Origem Fresh Coffee
    #8 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 160 reviewsTripadvisor (160)
    $ | Cafe
    Dizengoff Street 203 Near Arlozorov crossing, Tel Aviv 6311501 Israel
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  • #9
    Day Kitchen
    #9 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 190 reviewsTripadvisor (190)
    $ - $$ | Israeli, Middle Eastern, Street Food
    Rehov Rabbi Meir 21 HaCarmel Market, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #10
    OCD Restaurant
    #10 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 223 reviewsTripadvisor (223)
    $$ | Israeli
    17 Tirtsa, Tel Aviv 6811559 Israel
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  • #11
    Bar Ochel
    #11 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 377 reviewsTripadvisor (377)
    $ | Bar, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
    Hacarmel Market 38, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #12
    Balinjera
    #12 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 152 reviewsTripadvisor (152)
    $ - $$ | Ethiopian
    Rehov Malan 4, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #13
    Frishman Falafel & Frishman Sabich
    #13 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 522 reviewsTripadvisor (522)
    $ | Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
    44 Frishman, Tel Aviv 6439507 Israel
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  • #1
    Basma Coffee
    #1 of 112 Places to Eat in Jaffa
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 326 reviewsTripadvisor (326)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Middle Eastern
    5 Louis Pasteur Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv 68032 Israel
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  • #15
    West Side
    #15 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 490 reviewsTripadvisor (490)
    $$ | Mediterranean, Israeli, International
    Hayarkon 19 Tel-Aviv, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #16
    Saluf and Sons
    #16 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 187 reviewsTripadvisor (187)
    $ | Middle Eastern, Israeli
    Nahalat Binyamin 80 Florentine, Tel Aviv Israel
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  • #17
    Bicicletta
    #17 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 823 reviewsTripadvisor (823)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Bar, Israeli, Gastropub
    29 Nakhalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv 6516206 Israel
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  • #18
    Beer Bazaar
    #18 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 264 reviewsTripadvisor (264)
    $ | Mediterranean, Bar, Pub, Israeli
    1 Rambam Street Yishkon St 36, Tel Aviv 65257 Israel
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  • #19
    Kitchen Market
    #19 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1786 reviewsTripadvisor (1786)
    $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Fusion
    Hanger 12 Nemal Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv 63506 Israel
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  • #20
    Tamara Yogurt
    #20 of 1,791 Places to Eat in Tel Aviv
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 487 reviewsTripadvisor (487)
    $ |
    96 Ben Yehuda St, Tel Aviv Israel
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