Restaurants

Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Modern

Talented chef Avi Peretz devises delicious menus that feature traditional Israeli dishes with a modern twist. His Jerusalem tapas platter is a case in point, with seven tapas dishes concocted from vegetables that ar…
Top Choice Israeli in Jerusalem

Machneyuda

A trio of chefs has turned the local dining scene on its head at this fabulous restaurant near the market. It's not kosher, it's not staid (quite the opposite) and its menu travels the globe. Strangely enough, the l…
Top Choice Israeli in Tel Aviv

Miznon

The vibe here is bustling, the prices are (very) reasonable and the staff are young, friendly and full of energy. And let's not forget the most important thing – the food is exceptionally delicious. Huge pitas stuff…
Top Choice Lebanese in Jish

Misedet HaArazim

Scrumptious offerings include eight kinds of hummus, stuffed grape leaves (45NIS), grilled meats, shishbarak (meat dumplings in goat yoghurt sauce; 50NIS) and sheikh al-mahshi (zucchini stuffed with ground beef and …
Top Choice Lebanese in Northern Shore

Ktzeh HaNahal

From the outside you’d never guess that this unassuming restaurant serves up a sumac-accented Lebanese feast. After a parade of 11 mezze (30NIS), you might want to try shishbarak (meat-stuffed dumplings cooked in ta…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Jerusalem

Pinati

The photos of loyal customers that cover the walls are testament to the longevity of this simple hummus joint, which is so popular that it can be almost impossible to get inside during the lunchtime rush. The half-c…
Top Choice Israeli in Tiberias

Yisrael’s Kitchen

An 8km drive from Tiberias (take Rte 77 to Rte 7717), this rustic, family-run restaurant features local produce and warm, from-the-heart country cooking. Specialities include huge (500g) portions of Galilee-raised s…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Tel Aviv

Port Sa'id

The mothership for inner-city hipsters, this restaurant-bar next to the Great Synagogue is decorated with a library of vinyl records on wooden shelves and has a coterie of heavily tattooed regulars (really, do these…
Top Choice Israeli in Tel Aviv

Catit

Meir Adoni is generally acknowledged to be Tel Aviv's most exciting and accomplished chef, and this intimate restaurant is his flagship restaurant (he also operates the attached Mizlala bistro and two venues at the …
Middle Eastern in Haifa

Ein El-Wadi

Opened 2013, this restaurant serves – under ancient stone arches – Lebanese and Palestinian dishes such as shishbarak (meat dumplings in yoghurt sauce; 80NIS), musakhan (sumac chicken; 5NIS), makloubeh (layers of st…