Restaurants in Israel

Due to religious relations, there are many halal restaurants in Israel, most of which are moderately priced and mainly serve Middle Eastern dishes. Arab restaurants are very popular in East Jerusalem. There is no special famous dish in Israel. Most restaurants run by Jews obey the commandments of Kosher. Kosher is not the name of the dish, but the dining rules of Judaism. There are many forbidden foods recorded in the Old Testament, mainly including: pork , octopus, squid, shrimp, crab, etc., and meat and dairy products cannot be eaten at the same time. The so-called kosher-style meal, that is, when ordering meat dishes, bread is not spread with butter, ice cream cannot be eaten after meals, and milk cannot be added to coffee. So where can you eat Israeli specialties? This article will introduce you to the top 5 restaurants in Israel.


1. Overlooking the Old Town - Mamilla Rooftop Restaurant

  • Address: 11 Shlomo HaMelekh St, Mamilla Hotel, Jerusalem
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  • Business hours: Sunday-Thursday 18:00-23:00; Friday 12:00-14:30; Saturday 19:30-23:00



Stunning views of the old city and fine dining and wine are served at the top-floor restaurant of the luxurious Mamilla Hotel. You can sample fresh handmade pasta, grouper shawarma, and a variety of vegetables made from the best seasonal produce. There are also dishes cooked with 'tabun' (earth stove), the taste and heat are all good, and returning to the original is the way to make delicious food in the world.


2. Dessert lover's paradise - Dallal Bakery

  • Address: 7 Kol Israel Haverim St. Tel Aviv
  • Business hours: Sunday-Thursday 07:00-20:30, Friday and Saturday 09:00-13:00




Located in the charming Neve Zerek neighborhood, this cozy Dallal Bakery is one of the best bakeries in downtown Tel Aviv. The bakery exudes a light and elegant French flair with soft curves as a whole, with a glass window filled with lightning puffs, mini cakes and colourful sandwiches of all shapes and sizes. There are also delicious savory pies or fluffy croissants, the choice is yours! This is the best place to sample quality handmade pastries and classic cakes.


3. Authentic Food Court – Machneyuda

  • Address: 10 Beit Yaakov St Jerusalem
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  • Business hours: Sunday-Wednesday 12:30-16:00, 18:30-24:00; Thursday 11:30-16:00; Friday off; Saturday 18:30-24:00



The restaurant is run by three chefs who never set a fixed menu, but create different dishes based on seasonal fresh ingredients purchased from the adjacent Machne Yehuda market. This is an authentic Israeli food paradise, with a lively and welcoming dining atmosphere that is very different, and the open kitchen allows you to sit in the front seat and have a panoramic view of the kitchen in full swing. The restaurant has also been the inspiration for two of London's most talked about restaurants, The Palomar and The Barbary, known for bringing 'Machneyuda' style Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine to London diners.


4. A seafood feast that awakens the taste buds - Uri Buri

  • Address: Hahagana St, The Lighthouse Area Akko
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  • Business hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00-24:00




If you are a seafood lover, when visiting Akka, be sure to stop by the iconic local seafood restaurant, Uri Buri. Uri Buri restaurant has a minimalist decoration style. The menu offers a variety of fish and seafood, which are basically seasonal fresh dishes, including delicious seafood soup and sashimi that can instantly stimulate the taste buds. Mustard Smoothie.


5. Cultural journey hidden in food - Pastel

  • Address: 27 Sderot Sha'ul HaMelech
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  • Business hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00-24:00



Psatel is a modern art bistro located next to the must-visit Tel Aviv Museum of Art, offering not only classic French and Italian dishes, but also creative dishes made with local ingredients. Whether you're dining indoors or enjoying a drink on the outdoor patio, you'll love the unique dining atmosphere, unique food, artistic plates and attentive service.

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