Best Restaurants With Great Food And Design In Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel is packed with sizzling hot spots for dining out. We have put together a list of the top places across the White City that have mastered complementing their interior spaces with their dishes.
Sophisticated Design Courtesy Chef Avi Conforti
Restaurant, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian
Char Siu | Courtesy Chef Avi Conforti
After the huge success that is Zepra, Tel Aviv’s stylish Asian kitchen favorite, chef Avi Conforti has done it again with this place. Topolopompohas a spectacular ultra-modern interior complete with wooden furnishings and stunning lighting fixtures. But Tompolopompo is more than just a pretty place; the food is beyond exquisite with innovative Asian-sleek dishes that showcase a superb balance between authenticity and creativity. These include the ‘Char Siu’—barbecue pork, egg, pickled cucumbers, onions, plum hoisin and fresh chili.
A waiter will brings you a beautiful meal creation, chicly crafted and presented before you under the warm spotlight above you. The enchanting upscale, yet mellow atmosphere combined with enticing and staggering presentation of their Asian-fusion creations makes Topolopompo perfect for a classy celebration or a treat-yourself, glamorous dinning experience.
Less is more: the view from the street Courtesy Orna and Ella
Orna and Ella
Bar, Bistro, Cafe, Mediterranean, Israeli, Vegetarian, $$$
Located in the heart of one of Tel Aviv’s upscale neighborhoods on the stylish Shenkin Street, Orna and Ella unequivocally deserves its rightful status as a reliable go-to for locals in the past two decades. The modest cafe-turned-bistro showcases the best of starkness and simplicity in interior design with a predominantly white and cream color scheme. Also impressive is the straightforward and neat presentation of their delicious and diverse menu. Orna and Ella has perfected the ideals of ‘less is more’.
Simple yet satisfying sweet potato pancakes Courtesy Orna and Ella
All the ingredients are self-produced and emphasize combining pleasure with health, culminating in a tasty brunch, lunch, dinner and take-out. One of Orna and Ella’s signature dishes is the sweet potato pancakes, which look deceivingly average. In reality, they are so satisfying and addictive that you will not be able to resist asking for more. This place is sure to leave you feeling relaxed, satiated and just a little bit cooler. It provides an experience that proves you can’t go wrong with the basics. You too will join the trendy group of their frequent Tel Avivian visitors.
Charming Outdoor Patio Bar Courtesy Vicky Cristina
Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, $$$
Colourful Spanish Tapas | Courtesy Vicky Cristina
If you’re looking for a night out, a romantic date spot or simply some good food with good vibes, Vicky Cristina, a Spanish restaurant and bar is sure not to disappoint. The restaurant is cleverly divided stylistically and thematically into two. Vicky is the tapas restaurant that is both intimate and lively. Meanwhile, Cristina is the wine bar across the patio that captures Barcelona’s spirit with Park Goel-inspired decor and a variety of 120 different wines.
Vicky and Cristina complement one another in wines with tapas and vice-versa, but also in terms of its design. This design allows you to enjoy sitting in a bar and dining atmosphere at the same time – the best of both worlds. The Spanish rhythm of the music serves as a perfect backdrop to a night filled with charming ambience, flowing wine and divine assorted tapas. The fiery a la plancha calamari and traditional pan con tomate are just a few of the exquisite picks at Vicky Cristina. They help transport you to experience an unforgettable night out in Barcelona, while being located in a cultural heritage site in Tel Aviv’s Tachana (Old Jaffa Train Station) complex.
If you haven’t been before, then a trip to Jaffa’s flea market, the Pishpeshim, is a must. While you are there exploring and discovering odd-bits and trinkets, don’t forget to catch your breath in the quirky and delightful cafe, Puaa. The cafe’s interior displays subtly mismatched decorations, ornaments, antiques, furniture and serving dishes. These are all indigenous to the market, and, thankfully, are all for sale. The environment is artfully infused with an assortment of revamped classics of homemade cuisine and fusion ingredients. This reflects the wholesome and funky personality both of the interior and the restaurant. There is also a selection of boutique Israeli wines here.
The diverse dishes include vegan, healthy, indulgent, and Asian-inspired options. You are guaranteed to not only enjoy the comfort and nostalgia of the eclectic decor but also leave with a sense of nourishment and satisfaction from the food.
A feast for the eyes and the appetite: Café Xoho knows how to complement its array of exciting and colorful dishes with its artistic and fun interior. The combination of fresh, creative and quality ingredients with the hip decor made of street art-inspired murals and multi-colored chalk messages on the specials blackboard help you slip right into the mindset of pleasure meets business.
Xoho is an excellent spot to slow down from the busy city and be productive. Work on your laptop in the interior’s chilled-out atmosphere and enjoy one of the many heavenly freshly baked cookies or muffins. But Xoho also encourages visitors to mingle over their delicious gluten-free market breakfasts and Matcha lattes, with their ‘No Wifi Fridays’. Xoho embodies creativity and color in every corner of the interior, the charming patio and in each of the inspired and delectable dishes available.