resides on Yirmiyahu, one of the most desirable streets in Tel Aviv, in the
city’s Old North area. The restaurant has a huge patio, and its’ proximity to
the beach provides a great breeze year round.
The diverse menu offers
traditional Japanese dishes alongside a huge sushi menu. The fish always tastes
super fresh and the prices are reasonable. The selection of specialty rolls on
offer is bigger than at most other sushi places.
Recommend Roll: Tuna arugula sashimi roll - This creative roll includes tuna
wrapped around avocado, arugula, and capers, offering a slight bite from the
capers and crunch from the arugula, which perfectly offsets the tenderness of
Tasters Tip: The restaurant itself is quite roomy, so getting a
table here isn’t too difficult, although a reservation is always a safer
Yirmiyahu 32, Tel Aviv
Touted by many
as the best sushi restaurant in Tel Aviv, step off of Ha’arba’a Street and into
Onami, and you’ll be transported to a traditional
eatery reminiscent of those in Tokyo.
With the minimal, Zen-like interior
and elegant service, Onami pays respect to Japanese tradition, by showing an
appreciation and respect for quality. The fish is fresh, the selection is simple
and the sake is smooth.
Recommended Roll: Onami Dream - A luscious inside out roll with a delectable
blend of shrimp tempura, salmon, salmon roe, shiitake, tamago, and pickled
vegetables. The mix of soft and crunchy and sweet and salty is the perfect
Taster’s Tip: Make sure to go to Onami between Tuesday and
Friday. In Israel fish is delivered every Monday and Thursday, that way you can
guarantee the fish is the freshest.
HaArba’a 18, Tel Aviv
While Tel Aviv is bursting with sushi restaurants, one of my
favorites is Moon, the first in Israel to feature a conveyer belt. Casual, yet
trendy, patrons can sit and gather around the huge sushi bar or grab a table for
a more intimate meal.
Moon is located on
Bugrashov Street in the center of Tel Aviv. Even weeknights call for a
reservation here, as locals and tourists alike pour in regularly, making it one
of the most popular Japanese restaurants in the city. From the noticeable
freshness of the fish to the perfectly soft rice, everything on the menu is a
delicious and safe choice.
Recommended Roll: Soben Oshi - Rectangles of salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado,
sweet potato, green onions, and tempura. It’s a fun and delicious way to eat
Tasters Tip: Every Sunday Moon has really great deals on the sushi
conveyor belt, so a Sunday stop is worth the savings.
58 Bograshov, Tel
Centered in the merry pathways of Basel
Square, Sushi Basel sits elegantly amidst the
specialty stores and quaint restaurants. The dark and modern interior sets a
pleasant tone for an intimate dinner and the fine selection of sushi and
appetizers keep the palate satisfied.
Recommended Roll: The Spider Roll - A classic and fresh take on a roll filled
with soft shell crab tempura, cucumber, and daikon and lightly drizzled with a
homemade tangy eel sauce. Classic and delicious.
Taster’s Tip: Sushi
Basel is best of all the places for an intimate and quiet meal. The calm
atmosphere makes it a great place for a special date or an important
Ashtorie Hapharchi Street 20
Zepra, one of the most unique restaurants in Tel Aviv, is not only a
sushi bar, but a top notch Asian style bistro. It’s chic and delicious enough to
attract Tel Aviv’s hippest, coolest crowds.
Located on Yigal Alon, this
sprawling restaurant features floor to ceiling panes of glass, modern
furnishings, and a super trendy vibe. From salmon sashimi to taro root dumplings
filled with black mushrooms, Zepra’s menu is a heaven for the
From Japanese-inspired curries to creative Chinese noodle dishes
featuring duck and chuck, there is something for everyone at this amazing
restaurant. It is an awesome place for a special occasion or a night on the
Recommended Roll: The Tokyo Tuna Sashimi - A dynamic blend of Yellow Fin Tuna
Sashimi, Ponzu pickled onions, and ginger balls
Tasters Tip: Zepra has a nice
children’s menu, so it’s a great place to visit with the whole
Yigal Alon 96, Tel Aviv
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