Restaurants

Top Choice Arabic in Northwestern Shore

Magdalena

Subject of a glowing New York Times review in 2016, this 'chef's restaurant' features innovative 'Galilean Arab' cuisine that combines ingredients and recipes that chef Zuzu Hanna learned from his mother – in the Up…
Top Choice Bistro in Rosh Pina

Shiri Bistro & Wine Bar

Fresh-cut flowers, flickering candles and spectacular views greet you at this Mediterranean-inflected French bistro, named after the chef, whose great-great-great-grandparents built the place in the late 1870s. It h…
Top Choice Seafood in Akko

Uri Buri

Dining at Uri Buri is enough of a reason to place Akko on your travel itinerary. Lovers of seafood will quickly understand why chef Uri is so legendary. Start with wafer-thin salmon sashimi freshened by wasabi sorbe…
Top Choice Gelato in Tel Aviv

Arte

No ordinary ice-cream shop, Arte sells bona fide gelato in the heart of the Nahalat Binyamin Crafts market. Run by chefs Stefania Pagani and Marco Camorali, professional ice-cream makers from Tuscany and Sicily, Art…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Nazareth

Abu Ashraf

This old-time coffeehouse is famous all over town for its katayef (sweet pancakes folded over goat’s cheese or cinnamon walnuts and then doused with geranium syrup), coffee (a special mix of five kinds of bean plus …
Top Choice Cheese in Kibbutz Lohamei HaGeta’ot

Alto Dairy

Creamy Tomme cheese, tangy blues and yoghurt thick enough to snap a plastic spoon are just a few of the delights of this all-goat-milk dairy, 1.5km south of Lohamei HaGeta’ot in little Shomrat. It's run by local far…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Jerusalem

Pinati

Locals swear by the hummus, served with pita and piquant garlic-chilli paste, but Pinati's well-seasoned mains are worth sampling, too: slow-stewed moussaka, schnitzels, bean soups and shakshuka (egg and tomato bake…
Top Choice Seafood in Galilee Panhandle

Dag Al HaDan

One of Israel’s finest fish restaurants. Except when it's raining, diners sit outside under gorgeous fig trees with the cold, clear waters of the Dan burbling by – pure magic. Renowned for grilled trout and smoked t…
Top Choice Israeli in Tel Aviv

Miznon

The vibe here is bustling, the prices are (very) reasonable, and the staff are friendly and full of energy. And let's not forget the most important thing: the food is exceptionally delicious. Huge pitas stuffed with…
Top Choice Seafood in Tel Aviv

Old Man & the Sea

As classic as the Hemingway novel of the same name, this Old Man is still at the top of his game. Spacious enough for dozens of waiters to serve hundreds of people, its terrace overlooks the sea in southern Jaffa. H…