Favorite places to eat
Stylish and Trendy
Cantina: Stylish Italian with a high end vibe, located on Rothschild Ave. right in the middle of it all. Good looking people, great food.
Popina: Chef Restaurant in Neve Zedek neighborhood, great for small group stylish yet downtempo environment, astounding food.
Social Club: Trendy, NYC vibe bistro, great for a night out of both food and drinks. Located right off Rothschild Ave. Rumored to be the favorite spot of the Facebook.
Joz Ve loz: Intimate and casual chef restaurant with a hipster vibe. Great outside garden. Located somewhat off the beaten path but in reality only a 3 minute cab ride from the center of the city.
Vicky Christina: Super trendy tapas restaurant and bar on the south side of the city located in a historic train station compound. Great place for a larger group – may be too loud for proper meetings but undoubtedly one of the best spots in the city.
Taizu: The finest Asian fusion cuisine in the city. Located in the same building as Playtika. Perfect for business meetings lunch and dinner.
FU Sushi: Located on the north side of the city, FU is probably the best Sushi spot in town. The place gets full very early. Make a reservation ahead of time!
Sifo: Mediterranean Seafood restaurant in the heart of the Jaffa Flee market (which is worth a visit – see attractions below). Super tasty and casual place to eat, drink, people watch and experience some of tel aviv’s most authentic vibe.
Tapas 1: A stylish Tapas restaurant with an eclectic design, high tables, great food, and abundant cocktails.
Herbert Samuel: Another highly recommended chef restaurant which is considered an establishment in the tel aviv culinary scene. Food is eclectic and superb. Great sea view.
Shila: Trendy seafood and fish restaurant and bar, located at the beating center of the city. Good looking people, the bar is known to be a good pick up spot for you single people.
Brasserie: One of the oldest and most established restaurants in the city. Open 24 hours a day this is a great spot for you late night munch with friends.
The Brothers – Ha’achim: a hip Israeli restaurant and bar. This is a place to enjoy Israeli music and mingle with Tel Aviv’s finest.
Dinings: a branch of the famous Japanese Tapas restaurant from London. Located on a third-floor rooftop, overlooking vibrant Tel Aviv.
Mantaray: specializing in creative Middle Eastern cuisine and located alongside the sands of the beach, Manta Rey is Madonna’s favorite when visiting Israel.
Local and Street Food
Dr. Shakshuka: Doctor Shakshuka, a restaurant located at the heart of the flea market, is serving North-African home-style cuisine, which has many fans. Most of the cooking is done in the family kitchen by the mother of the family.
Super Falafel Allenby: One of the best Falafels in town, Super Falafel is nothing more than a street stall but worth every bite.
Turk Lahmajun: one of the best places to get Shawarma (sliced meat in Pita bread/Lafa) in Tel-Aviv. The place may be bustling during lunch time, after you taste it you’ll understand what the fuzz is about.
Itsik Hagadol: This is the right place to be amazed with the abundance of the Israeli Mediterranean cuisine, including a variety of salads and delicious meat dishes. Recommended with a group of people that will be able to share all this food.
Tony Vespa: Selling their tasty pizza to hungry Tel Avivian customers, Tony Vespa is the star of Tel Aviv’s new wave of pizza joints. There isn’t a standard slice of pizza – you get to choose your own rectangular-shaped slice, and that way to taste many toppings.
Abu Hasan: the best Humus in town in a simple setting. Make sure to get there before 1:00PM which is when the Humus runs out.
**For additional food recommendations by type/genre visit Telaveat website
Our Favorite Bars & Clubs
Habustan (the Secret Garden): Located in the old train station compound in the south of the city, this super trendy bar is a place to see and be seen. The door can be tough sometimes (unless you come via us of course) and this is where the in-the-know crowds come to drink and party.
Rothschild 12: A bistro by day and an underground club by night, the club offers different live music shows almost every night. This is Playtikas home ground as all our local industry mingles get done here!
Port Said: This is a super hipster bar designed with long tables outside that allows people to gather together and listen to old records playing. Next to your drinks you can enjoy Casual Middle Eastern food prepared by one of the most infamous and strange Israeli chefs named Eyal Shani.
Sura Mara: Restaurant and Bar on the top of an unexpected rooftop. Great view of the city with a nice vibe. Great spot to mingle with friends and colleagues from the industry.
Jajo wine bar: A beautifully decorated wine bar (with light food) located in a historical underground chamber of sorts. Great for a date (if you have one while you’re here), a one on one meeting, as well as a small group of people.
Zou Bisou: Inspired by Mad Men and New York in the 1950s and 1960s. Zou Bisou offers a sophisticated dinner and bar experience that ensures you enjoy both the menu and the late-night atmosphere.
Taylor Made: Nestled in a hidden back yard style restraint and bar right off Roscthcild ave. This is a nice place to come and chill and enjoy having chasers with the locals.
Bellboy: Located right by the CC Israel event, this is a concept cocktail bar where the waiters wear a bow tie and jacket and serve you sophisticated cocktails in a dark 1920s setting.
The Library Bar at the Norman: The Library Bar is an elegant 1940s colonial style bar, situated at the Norman hotel Lobby. Sip one of the classic cocktails, whiskies and cognacs at the pewter-topped bar. As the sun sets, the Cocktail Bar comes to life, with late night entertainment from our in-house DJ and live performances that draw locals and tourists alike.
Nanuchka: Nanuchka is a Vegan restaurant with a traditional Georgian food. A great place to drink, eat and dance in a unique atmosphere.
Shaffa Bar Jaffa Flea Market: Shaffa bar is located in the flea market on the border between Tel Aviv to Jaffa- the hottest spot in the city. The menu is very diverse and so is the atmosphere- from easy going breakfasts and lunch to an evening menu with lively atmosphere, good alcohol, live bands, and cool Dj’s playing great music.
Mila Bar: Popular among the hip, this is the perfect place to get a real feel for the local bar scene. Expect a loud, fun and vibrant space. Good-looking patrons fill the stools and the standing room in between.
Cat & Dog: Notoriously known as one of Tel Aviv’s sleaziest hangouts, parties here start late (and yes, we mean around 3am) and last long after the sun comes up.
Breakfast-Milk: Operating since 2005, the “Breakfast club” has become one of the fundamental cornerstones, shaping what seems to be the “golden era” of the insanely decadent nightlife in Tel Aviv. Located at the peak of the famous Rothschild Blvd, the “Breakfast club brings together the crowd with a deep emotional experience of music, which creates the magical atmosphere that will keep you dancing from dusk till dawn.
Clara: One of the most established dance clubs in the city. Located on the seafront across the intercontinental hotel. Drives a multinational crowd as well as locals. If you’re looking for a dance floor this is your spot.
Radio EPGB: the underground bar with the mysterious acronym that defies all attempts at explanation – This late night spot is known for its after parties. The Radio as it’s known by the locals features great Djs, loud music, and a great crowd.
The Block: Recently renovated and re-opened in the Central Bus Station, The Block is surprising – a quality underground club with an incredible analog sound system bringing an impressive line-up of DJ’s every weekend.
Shalvata: Overlooking the Mediterranean waters at Tel Aviv’s Port, this chilled out bar is known for its music and sea breezes. Great for an afternoon beer.