When you think of typical Israeli food, seafood is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. While eating bottom dwellers is prohibited by Jewish dietary law, purveyors of excellent shrimp, mussels, calamari and lobster should rejoice because when a restaurant does seafood in Israel, it does it to perfection. Here, we bring you the top seafood restaurants in Israel, from Haifa to Tel Aviv, and all the way down to Eilat.
Located in a beautiful Bauhaus building on posh Rothschild Boulevard, Milgo & Milbar sets the bar for creative elegance based on organic, local ingredients. Chef superstars Or Michaeli and Moti Titman have earned their pedigree with culinary experience in top London, Paris and Tel Aviv restaurants. Notable seafood dishes include shrimps cooked in white wine and ginger butter, and sea fish fillet on Jerusalem artichoke. Each dish comes out of the kitchen with its own wine accompaniment, and is served by some of the friendliest waiters around. All the while, jazz music from the owners’ private playlist sets the relaxed and atmospheric mood. To complete an evening of cultural indulgence, look no further than across the street to lovely Habima Square, where you can reserve play tickets at Israel’s national theater.