The Top Restaurants In The Bustling Old North Of Tel Aviv

Photo of Leeor Cohen
9 February 2017

It is not new information that the energy of Tel Aviv is simply unbeatable. In this rapidly growing city, the booming population, 24-hour life style and its edginess gives it a cosmopolitan flair unlike any other city in the world. Encompassing over 50 different neighborhoods, The Old North district of Tel Aviv is famous for being the perfect combination of urban action in an atmosphere of total tranquility. To assist you on your next stroll through The Old North, we have compiled a sample itinerary of all the must visit restaurants when visiting this beautiful neighborhood.

Cucumber Feta Dish | © Kitchen Market

Kitchen Market

Situated above the Farmer’s Market of the Tel Aviv Port with a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea, the Kitchen Market is a highly recommended venture. Using the ingredients straight from the Farmer’s Market below, Chef Yossi Shitrit is a genius in creatively presenting his modern menu with a chic but simplistic twist. Whether you choose to enjoy the delicious dish with a peaceful Sea view or a table overlooking the buzzing market, the experience and atmosphere of this restaurant never ceases to amaze.

Evening at Java | © Java


Restaurant, bar and café – Java is the ultimate trifecta. Whether you want to go for a quick coffee, lunch, dinner, or a drink, Java will satisfy exactly what you are looking for. Encompassing the true trendy essence of Tel Aviv with friendly staff and a diverse menu, it is simply one of the most enjoyable bistros in Tel Aviv. Their ‘no tax alcohol menu’ is one of its best features and rare to find amongst Tel Aviv’s restaurant scene.

Sushi Sandwich | © Leeor Cohen


Avid sushi lovers – this one’s for you. Offering a menu with the freshest ingredients and a variety of options, it could be argued that Fu is the best sushi in Israel. A buzzing vibe by day and a cozy, romantic atmosphere by night, this restaurant is fit for any and every occasion. The presentation is impeccable, the portions are generous and the service is professional. They also offer a generous selection of cocktails, wines and desserts. Fu is always a happening place, just make sure to call them for reservation.

Outside of Zorik | © Leeor Cohen

Zorik Café

In order to start your day off right in this lovely neighborhood, it is imperative to go to a café and enjoy a typical Israeli breakfast. Yehuda Hamacabbi Street is filled with trendy café’s and choosing the perfect one is not always easy. Café Zorik is the ultimate local café for Tel-Avivian’s as the food is always fresh and delicious, the service and people are super friendly and the location is undoubtedly its best feature. Providing a relaxing, homely experience, this café is sure to set your day off properly.

Thai Dish | © Nam


If you are looking for an amazing Thai experience in Tel Aviv, look no further. The menu of Nam offers both rich and authentic Thai dishes with affordable pricing and a fun atmosphere. Super attentive and informative service will undoubtedly leave you and your company feeling full and satisfied. With a wide choice of dishes, from spicy to mild flavors, it is highly recommended that you give this place a go and try the Som Tam salad and Jungle curry.


It is no surprise that the Brasserie is notorious for being the ‘it spot’ of Tel Aviv. This restaurant of the Old North offers classic French food and buzzing energy 24-hours a day. Aside from their top quality dishes, the beautiful artistic décor and Parisian feel of this place is a unique experience. For great value for money, we recommend their famous burgers and French fries.

Brasserie d’Achouffe Beers | © Leeor Cohen

Chouffland Street Bar

The Chouffland Street Bar is the ultimate hidden gem of Tel Aviv. In a city that seems to have a bar on every street corner, it is the rare places that have been established and nurtured with love that really steal the spotlight. It is the only bar in Tel Aviv to import the delicious Brasserie d’Achouffe beer straight from the tap. Their diverse menu offering pub-grub resembling a home-cooked meal, compliments the warm and welcoming ambiance of the place. If you find yourself roaming the streets of the Old North, do yourself a favor and come experience it for yourself.

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