The cultural makeup of Israel has developed a fusion of food because immigrants from Russia, Poland, Ukraine, France, Spain, Italy, Libya, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco and, well, you get the picture, brought their methods of cooking, their ingredients, their recipes and their styles to Israel. This fusion has spawned some delicious dishes, as well as the ability for one restaurant to serve "Middle Eastern" or "Israeli" food, but still offer shnitzel(Eastern European) and shakshuka(Moroccan) on the same menu. You can eat cheaply and you can spend the big bucks at places like the Azrieli Observatory where diners look out onto the city from Israel's highest tower. While I don't recommend all foreign restaurants(stay away from Mexican and Chinese), there are some phenomenal French, Indian and Japanese restaurants. Come to Tel Aviv hungry and you'll leave with brand new cravings for things like shwarma, hummus with mushrooms and fatout.
9 Shabazzi Street
A romantic, affordable restaurant in Tel Aviv's most picturesque neighborhood... read more
Tel Aviv Port
On the list of the 140 best restaurants in the world... read more
4 Hichal Hatalmod Street
Mediterranean fusion, expensive and romantic...
6 HaShahar Street
Mediterranean food served in a rustic Tuscan style... read more
3 Beit Eshel Street
North African cuisine, lots of spicy dishes for the heat lover... read more
30 Yefet Street
Romantic French restaurant in Old Jaffa... read more
10 Frishman Street
Near Dan Panorama Hotel
Known for its tapas style appetizers for sharing...
7 Montefiore Street
Come here for a filling and inexpensive lunch...
Old neighborhood pub, Jewish soul food... read more
11 Rothschild Boulevard
Microbrewery serving pub favorites like wings and burgers... read more
78 Herbert Samuel Street
Bagels, blintzes and shakes; breakfast of champions!... read more
6 Mendele Street
Off Ha-Yarkon Street
Casual steakhouse minutes from the beach hotels...
58 Bograshov Street
Revolving boat sushi; pay by the plate... read more
19 Shenkin Street
Paper-thin-crust Kosher pizza made in a brick oven... read more
49 Iben Gvirol Street
Near Ha-Bimah and Mann Auditorium
Trendy spot with sidewalk seating for great people watching... read more
14 Ha'arba'a Street
near Carlebach Street
Meats of all kinds brought on demand to your table... read more
Kav 5 is a restaurant by day and a hotspot by night. Mondays are international night and starting in June, every Wednesday is Israeli music night... read more
86 Herbert Shmuel
Mike's Place is probably the most famous American bar in Tel Aviv... read more
Viola's Cupcakes is the first cupcake store in Israel. The cupcakes are baked in the store; you can smell them even before you walk inside... read more