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Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants in Tel Aviv

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“Northerners”, those from the north of Tel Aviv, are basically yuppies. They tend to hang out in Basel Street. Some of Tel Aviv’s best-known cafés and restaurants are situated on Sheinkin Street. Check out the special ambience at the meeting of Nachmani and Montefiore Streets: you’ll find early twentieth century architecture, cute cafés, bistros and a number of recommended restaurants.

Recommended Cafés

Yehuda Halevy, Yehuda Halevy 56 (sandwiches and salads, reputedly serves some of the best coffee in town)
Jonathan Gonzales, Ben Yehuda 171 (Argentinean-style grill)
Cafe Arlozorov, Arlozorov 53
Pu'a, Jaffa Flea Market
Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, Rothschild 45
Orna and Ella, Shenkin 33 (famous for their sweet potato latkes, a kind of pancake)
Shtam Tish, Bograshov 33 (vegetarian)
Parparot, Tel Aviv Port (excellent sea view, generous breakfasts)
Yoko Uno, Jabotinsky 1, Near the Sheraton Tower, Ramat Gan (sushi)
Cafe Y, HaTzanhim 16
Wings & Chips, Ben Yehuda 147

Recommended Restaurants

Asian cuisine

Giraffe Noodle Bar, 48 Ibn Gvirol St.
Hahoma Hasinit (Chinese), 26 Mikve Israel St.
Kai, 4 Barzel St., Ramat Hachayal (sushi)
Loop Noodle Bar, 177 Ben Yehuda St.
Maki, 10 Marmorek St.
Moon, 58 Bograshov St. (Japanese)
Onami (Japanese), 18 Ha'arba'a St.
Sakura (Japanese), 79 King George St.
Tandoori, 2 Zamenhoff St.
Thai House, 8 Bograshov St.
Yin Yang (Chinese), 64 Rothschild Blvd.

Fish and seafood

Barbounia, 163 Ben Yehuda St.
Benny Hadayag, Tel Aviv Port
Boya, Tel Aviv Port
Bruno, Azrieli Shopping Ctr.
Foreline, 10 Frishman St.
Manta Ray, Alma Beach (near the Dolphinarium)
Moul Yam, Tel Aviv Port
Sea Bar, 30 Yirmiahu St.
Sea Bass, 11 Yehuda Halevi St.
Shtsupak, 256 Ben Yehuda St.
Yama, Tel Aviv Port
Carmella Benahala, 46 Hatavor St.
Chloelys, 16 Abba Hillel St., Ramat Gan (highly recommended)

Italian cuisine

Amore Mio, 100 Ibn Gvirol St.
Bellini, 6 Yehieli St. (Suzanne Dellal Center)
Big Mama, 12 Hillel Hazaken St.
Boccaccio, 106 Hayarkon St.
Osteria da Fiorella, 148 Ben Yehuda St.
Pasta Mia, 10 Wilson St. Tel: and 34 Habarzel St., Ramat Hachayal

Jewish cuisine

Batia, 197 Dizengoff St.
Beybele, 42 Montefiore St.
Elimelech, 35 Wolfson St.
Olga, 110 Jabotinsky St.
Shmulik Cohen, 146 Herzl St.

Meat restaurants

Chaim Nelu, 1 Eilat St. (Romanian grill)
Dita, 45 Rothschild Blvd.
Dixie, 3 Totzeret Ha'aretz St. (somewhere between an American steak house and a French brasserie)
Etzel Pini BaChatzer, 6 Nachum Goldman St., Jaffa
Meat Bar, 52 Chen Blvd.
Stefan Braun, 99 Allenby St. (good for late-night dining)

Middle-eastern and Balkan cuisine

Baraka, 22 Ahad Ha'am St.
Dr. Shakshouka (North African), 3 Beit Eshel St., Jaffa
Mifgash Habalkan (Balkan), 43 Jerusalem Blvd., Jaffa
Souflakis (Greek), 2 Vital St. (Florentin section)
Yehuda Avazi, 54 Haetzel St.

Modern American cuisine

Avant-Garde, 3 Habarzel St., Ramat Hachayal
Avant-Garde, 38 Ibn Gvirol St.
Chimichanga, 6 Kreminitzky St.
Doxa, 11 Montefiore St.
East, 12A Hasharon St. (blend of New York and the Far East)
Erez, 34 Habarzel St., Ramat Hachayal
Kimba, 21 Ha'arba'a St.
Lilith, 42 Mazeh St.
Mika, 27 Montefiore St.

Spanish cuisine/Tapas bars

Tahal, 30 Nahlat Binyamin St.
Tapeo, 16 Ha'arba'a St.

Recommended Bars and Pubs

Il Barbaresco, 226 Dizengoff St.
Mokambo, 18 Bograshov St.
Yo'ezer Wine Bar, 2 Yo'ezer Ish Habira St., Jaffa (near the clock tower)
Molly Bloom's, 32 Mendele St.

Update 4/07/2008


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