Claiming any city has the best culinary scene in the world is a substantial statement, and is determined by a few major foodie factors – the food, the service and the overall scene. In Israel, the quality of all three are on an exponential rise, and thanks to Mediterranean influence, Israel’s food scene has always been sizzling with fresh produce, fish, meats and other culinary infusions from around the globe.
The restaurant scene in Tel Aviv is not just about comfort food, but about creating comfort space. Chefs no longer take into account just the preparation of mouthwatering meals. They are also every bit involved in creating standout customer experiences. We know that experiences are what create a happy life. In Tel Aviv, there is an abundance of extraordinary restaurant experiences to choose from at any given instant.
Imagine stepping through a large set of wooden doors to be greeted by heavenly aromas, kind smiles, and a small shot of champagne slipped into your hand. The bartender rings a loud cowbell as the entire bar throws up a cheers and then throws back the champagne, the entire room now bubbling with joy and energy. This kind of scene can be quite common in the Israeli restaurant repertoire. You can also expect live music, vibrant table top dancing, chattering crowds, leisurely lunch specials, and more standout chef prepared and cared for experiences.
While fine dining works for sporadic occasions and there are plenty of high quality places to choose from in the city, the typical diner is no longer impressed by tiny dishes with big price points. Tel Aviv captures the essence of casual dining in its simple and sophisticated settings for every kind of lifestyle. The rising restaurant scene is one of leisure, comfort and cuisine, where stepping into a restaurant offers a small taste of the comfort of home, and takes a big bite into the delicious experience called life.