Onza is tucked away in one of the many magical alleyways of the Jaffa Flea Market. This charismatic restaurant conquers the cobblestone streets out front with outdoor seating and mixes in music and candlelight for atmosphere. Just as hip as the neighborhood it’s located in, Onza has the culinary mastery of a chef restaurant and the ‘vibes’ of a Jaffa street bar. For a strictly authentic Ottoman menu, head there for Turkish nights on Sundays and feast on finger-licking kebabs from Gaziantep, lima bean puree, Lachmi Bajn meat-topped pastry, traditional simit bread and suklach, a Turkish rice pudding with pistachio ice cream for dessert. On other nights, the menu is still full of Ottoman-inspired gems, but there are unique additions and twists, such as the shrimp pizza and fried cauliflower salad worth trying. If you’re there, be sure to order a cocktail from their list of equally quirky and refreshing drinks.
Onza, Rabbi Hanina St 3, Tel Aviv, Israel, +972 3 648 6060