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Gourmet Sabzi
Gourmet Sabzi
#About the Great Persian Restaurant at the Levinsky Market

Eating at the Levinsky Market and going crazy with all the choices? - The Persian restaurant is comfortable and successful, called Gourmet Sabzi. This place will indulge you in excellent Persian dishes. It seems that everything made here is delicious, there is also food for vegetarians (notice some of these are made with chicken stock!). You can order a variety of dishes with different rice and meats, instead of ordering one dish!

Great food, fun atmosphere and popular, clean and not expensive. Bon Appetite!
Toto Restaurant
Toto Restaurant
#The Most Successful Chef Restaurant in Israel

Toto Restaurant offers the best fresh selection in Tel Aviv of seafood and fish. It serves them beautifully. There is calamari, sepiida, and shrimps on a huge seafood plate and fish sashimi in sour cream sauce. Everything here is easy to grill and goes straight onto your table.

Here are served Toto's famous minced dough pizzas, with the wonderful toppings of all the best the country has to offer- artichokes, arugula, black olives and cheeses of every kind and color to salami and comté and everything that distinguishes between a thin and crisp perfection and a simple pizza.

And in the non-kosher Toto desserts, the Brest Paris with cream of chestnuts, lemon blossom and pistachio ice cream with dried strawberry extract. A real pleasure!

For reservations call: 03-69351410.

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Thai House
Thai House
#The Best Thai Restaurant in Israel

The Thai House is an excellent Asian food restaurant, which despite the abundance of Thai and Asian restaurants in Tel Aviv, has no real competitors. The delicious dishes, the great variety of flavors and ingredients you can choose from, and make your own special meal make this restaurant a real Asian food sanctuary.

The dishes served here are all great, and include fish, seafood, meat, noodles and rice. "Achbar Ha'ir" published on their website recommendations for excellent dishes here. We recommend the hot calamari with garlic and Pak Bong flambé. Other dishes recommended here are flambé Fillet, which is fried fish with spices and hot dry pepper, green curry with coconut milk and seafood, a tasty Tom Yum soup and a Pad Kapu. The salads are warmly recommended, especially the "tom tam," which is a kind of spicy green papaya salad.

The bamboo-rich design always makes for a comfortable meal, it is worth visiting this restaurant because of the relaxed and informal atmosphere, but the most professional and reminiscent of a foreign level of service. Of course the location is excellent, not far from the promenade and the beach of Tel Aviv. Enjoy your meal!

Thai House, Bugrashov 8, Tel Aviv, 03-5178568, not Kosher.

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Abu Hassan
Abu Hassan
#About the Hummus Place that Became an Empire

Hummus Abu Hassan in Jaffa is considered one of the most popular hummus spots in Israel. The place, whose real name is Ali Karavan, has for many years had a large and loyal clientele, Jews and Arabs, waiting patiently for their long awaited hummus.

The small, simple restaurant is a kind of workers' restaurant, specializes in hummus only. As is the case with many working restaurants, you may find yourself sitting together with foreign guests around the same table.

The service is fast and efficient and the noise of the waiters is part of the business here.

#What are We Eating?

Abu Hassan serves only 4 dishes: hummus, masabacha, full and white. There is also a dish called "triangle" that includes hummus, full and maschaba, side by side.

Our recommendation is the wonderful masabacha, which many consider Abu Hassan's flagship dish. Like the hummus, it is also eaten with fresh pita and onion. The masabacha is prepared by order, so it arrives hot and fresh to your table.

#History of the Place

Abu Hassan is an empire, with history and everything. It was established as a hummus full cart, that Ali Karaven carried it around Jaffa in the late 1950's. At one point the owner decided to settle in a permanent place and in 1971 he opened the restaurant on Dolphin Street in Jaffa.

Without effort or publicity and without a secret recipe other than fresh products, the rumor of his hummus was passed and he succeeded. Suceeded very well. The place was named Abu Hassan, after Ali's eldest son. Many see it as the best hummus in Israel, and over the years, additional branches have opened on Shivtei Yisrael Street in the area. They are run by Ali's other sons.

Ali Karavan passed away in 2007. To his sons he left a legacy of hummus at a cheap price and excellent quality, without nonsense and without branding. Just good food, healthy and fast.

Enjoy your meal!


Do not be alarmed by the long line lurking in the entrance, it moves quickly.

Open from 8:00 am until the hummus ends, usually around the early afternoon.

Here strangers sit with other strangers at the same table. Do not panic - it can be really fun!

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Sabich Tchernichovsky
Sabich Tchernichovsky
#Great and Quality Sabich in Tel Aviv

If you are a vegetarian, you can start celebrating - Sabich Tchernichovsky is one of the best, most successful and beloved places in Tel Aviv. Many see it as the best place in Israel.

The Sabich is an Iraqi Jewish dish. In Israel it is sold in a full pita with eggplants and hard boiled eggs, along with a selection of salads and spices.

This place, Sabich Tchernichovsky, was known for years as the place of Effi, who was known as "the slowest Sabich in the Middle East." He used to fill the dish slowly and carefully, some would say with great love - what made Sabich Tchernichovsky the hottest place of its kind in town. Effi was also the person who founded Sabich Frishman, Tchernichovsky's Tel Aviv rival, and sold it long before.

But Effi left ... And Sabich Tchernichovsky remains one of the best houses in the country. Today, too, the custom is to pick up the pita slowly and add layer after layer the eggplants, eggs, salads and spices. There are not many such dishes in the universe!

The slogan here is: "No Sabich will be sold without eggplant." The question remains: Why would anyone want a Sabich without eggplant?

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Tel Aviv
Yaffo Tel Aviv
#Haim Cohen's Urfalim Restaurant

Yaffo Tel Aviv is located in the Electra building in Tel Aviv, is a neighbor to companies like Google and PayPal. It seems that, like them, it is about excellence and professional work. This is a root kitchen, not sophisticated and not pretending - professional but with a domestic heart.

This restaurant, one of Chef Haim Cohen's restaurants, brings to your table his mother's urfalim food, along with the ideas and influences that this creative and root chef has gathered. A large portion of the dishes here are cooked in a tabun in the center of the restaurant. The dishes themselves are seasoned and based on the season's vegetables and fruits and the variety of raw materials available for the kitchen.

Yaffo Tel Aviv's menu has quite a few sparkles, but it is based on a popular kitchen that receives chef's tweeks and upgrades. From the tabun dish to tehini to the calamari, the burekas with crabs and the tail of the bull with spinach tortellini - everything here is for a taste adventure that feels natural, Israeli and sophisticated.

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#A Prestigious Restaurant Where you Can Eat Lunch for a Fair Price

Topolopompo is a very expensive luxury restaurant in Tel Aviv, specializing in grilling, and creative Asian fusion dishes. The dishes here are plated beautifully, with prices that are hard to swallow. Topolopompo has a variety of dishes, not always understood by their comlex names on the menu, the waiters can assist to explain the meaning of the dishes.

Among the dishes that you can't go wrong with the tapioca dumplings with pumpkin, chicken and cashews, or scallops scorched on nut curry, with maple syrup and Malaysian lemon leaves. For oyster lovers, the black mussels are served with yellow pepper mixed with lemons and tandoori roti.

True, the meals here are very expensive and not kosher, but Topolopompo offers a business lunch worthwhile for restaurants in this league, for less than 100 shekels.

Reserve a table at Topolopompo - 03-6910691

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Abulafia Bakery
Abulafia Bakery
#About the Oldest Bakery in Israel

Abulafia Bakery is a famous Jaffa bakery, that has been consistently operating since 1879. It has always been located in the same spot and never moved. It offers a variety of Arab baked goods, including pitas, sambusak, bagels, baked goods with hyssop, personal pizzas, as well as sweets like backlava and knafeh.

The bakery belongs to Jaffa's Abulafia family, and is known for its high quality foods and freshness. Everything is baked in a coal oven, right infront of the customers.

The bakery is open at all hours of the day and night, expect for Passover and Yom Kippur, in consideration for its Jewish customers.

Today there are a few new locations around Tel Aviv.

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Doctor Shakshuka
Doctor Shakshuka
#The Most Famous Shakshuka Restaurant in Israel

Dr. Shakshuka is a restaurant in Jaffa located in the flea market, near the clock tower. Bino Gabso, nicknamed Dr. Shakshuka, established it in 1991, the son of parents who moved to Israel in the early 1950's. The restaurant specialized in Tripoli dishes, and Gabso named the restaurant Dr. Shakshuka - after the star dish.

Gabso grew up in the Jaffa kitchen in his family's restaurant "Tripoli" and fell in love with cooking at an early age. At age 11 he stopped studying and began working at his father's restaurant.

Besides shakshuka, the restaurant menu is made of salads, stuffing, fish, couscous and grilled meats. Israelis as well as tourists enjoy this place a lot, you can sit inside the decorated room, or outside in the Jaffa style alleyway, where you can be in the Jaffa atmosphere.

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Falafel Ratzon
#Great Falafel for Cheap

Falafel Ratzon, on King George 17, between the Carmel Market and Dizengoff Center, sells a serving of falafel for only 6 NIS. For this price you can enjoy a good meal, of course after you wait in the line that is always winding here.

You can buy a nice falafel for a ridiculous price, on the only Tel Aviv street named after a British king, King George V. For this price, it's like we are all kings!
Hummus Hacarmel
#Great Hummus at a Great Price in the Carmel Market

Hummus Hacarmel is a self-service hummus restaurant, without wasting time and no waiters asking how you are. In a country that has so many great humus places, Hummus Hacarmel excels in an atmosphere that is pleasant and old synagogue that is still styled in a religious way. This popular spot, where you serve yourself humus, with a relaxed atmosphere and fair prices, the hummus is delicious, including the hummus full, masabacha, and more.

Thousands of tourists come here each month, fall in love with the hummus, and almost every guide or tour recommends stopping here. Religious Jews come here because the place is Kosher, and will continue coming here for the taste and cleanliness. Best hummus in the Carmel Market. Enjoy!

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Hashomer 1
#The Classic Deli with a Modern Edge at the Carmel Market

The Hashomer 1 is a stall that can be summed in 9 words, "When you are cheap and great, all is good!"

And there is nothing wrong about this popular place - from its location to its food, and the price - this is how an authentic food stall should operate in the Israeli market.

Hashomer 1 is run by the young chef Naor Cohen. The menu promises "food from the market" and is delivers successfully. There is a selection of excellent sandwiches in sweet Jewish challah and not too large. Inside the challah is a selection of popular Israeli dishes with Mediterranean roots, but with the care of a small, smart kitchen. Here the fun and tasteful versions of some of Israel's cuisine, which have been corrupted by quite a few unsuccessful kitchens, make a comeback here -small-kebabs, Shnitzel, a Jerusalem mix that upgrades a lot and is branded here as "mixed with Jerusalem workers," and other divine foods such as grilled eggplant, barbones and meat patties.

Want our recommendation? - We recommend the awesome sandwich with the Iraqi patties. Delicious!

Hashomer 1 is on the corner between the market and the Hashomer alleyway. Ensure you come here during you trip to Tel Aviv, and wait patiently in line - this is how you know what this place is worth...

The Hashomer 1, Carmel Market, Tel Aviv. Open: Sunday-Friday 8:30 am until the last customer.

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Arte Italian Ice Cream
#About the Best Ice Cream Parlor in Tel Aviv

Ice cream with the perfect flavor and texture in Tel Aviv? - You have arrived in the right place. At Arte Italian Ice Cream there are no food colorings, or preservatives, which make the ice cream delicious and soft, a balance of flavors and impressive toppings.

Arte Italian Ice Cream is a Tel Avivian small place with high quality ice cream that was established by two experts, one is Marco Camorelli, originally from Milano.

At Arte the best Italian ice cream is offered, it is based on original recipes that Marco brought from Italy, some special for the regions of Sicily, Tuscany, and more.

On top of the fresh and hand made ice cream here, there are ice creams for everyone; gluten free, ice cream from organic fruits, vegan ice cream, and sugarless flavors.


Try the interesting flavor "Duchess Cake"

Every Thursday is a free jazz concert at the parlor.

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

העולם הוא צבעוני ומופלא, אאוריקה כאן בשביל שתגלו אותו...

אלפי נושאים, תמונות וסרטונים, מפתיעים, מסקרנים וממוקדים.

ניתן לנווט בין הפריטים במגע, בעכבר, בגלגלת, או במקשי המקלדת

בואו לגלות, לחקור, ולקבל השראה!

אֵאוּרִיקַה - האנציקלופדיה של הסקרנות!

נראה שכבר הכרתם את אאוריקה. בטח כבר גיליתם כאן דברים מדהימים, אולי כבר שאלתם שאלות וקיבלתם תשובות טובות.
נשמח לראות משהו מכם בספר האורחים שלנו: איזו מילה טובה, חוות דעת, עצה חכמה לשיפור או כל מה שיש לכם לספר לנו על אאוריקה, כפי שאתם חווים אותה.