Whether you are looking to impress a date with a spectacular date, you have your parents visiting and want to take them somewhere fancy for dinner, or you are looking to enjoy a special meal at one of Tel Aviv’s top restaurants, this guide is for you! Scroll down for Secret Tel Aviv’s Best Upscale Restaurants in Tel Aviv, voted by over 600 people! 

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Topolopompo

Upmarket Asian Fusion | HaSolelim Street 14

Topolopompo is probably one of the most fancy restaurants in Tel Aviv, worth every shekel. The menu is a paradise for any foodie, but I recommend having the surprise menu – a waiter asks you all kinds of questions about your preferences, restrictions (including prize) and how much food you want and they bring whatever dishes they think you will like (and they always get it right!), trust the chef, every dish is better than the one before. Read more

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Shila 

Mediterranean | Ben Yehuda 182

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Family-run restaurant Shila has been around for years, and it’s a place for people to come who want to have fun and enjoy food. Located on Ben Yehuda just near the Hilton Hotel, the up-scale restaurant serves delicious locally-sourced meat and seafood. Check out their tasty a la plancha dishes of seafood and vegetables, and if you really want a treat the lobster is incredible! The waiters are friendly and super-knowledgeable, and there’s an extensive wine and cocktails menu -there’s even a valet parking service! Read more

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Taizu 

Asian fusion | Menachem Begin 23

This place is super expensive, and difficult to get a table, but probably one of the best restaurants in Tel Aviv. Every dish is better than the last one, it is Asian fusion cooked to perfection. If you are looking to treat someone special (or yourself) to a very nice dinner, you should consider Taizu. Read more

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Hotel Montefiore

Vietnamese influenced Brassierie | Montefiore 36 

Hotel Montefiore’s restaurant serves brasserie cuisine in stylishly elegant surroundings. Unlike many hotel restaurants, the Montefiore’s is an attraction in and of itself: trendy locals and well-to-do business types are among the worldly clientele that flocks here to enjoy lavish breakfasts. Read more


Zepra

Asian fusion | Yigal Alon Street 96

Asian fusion restaurant by the same group as Topolopompo. The menu includes exotic and beautifully presented dishes combining the best flavors of the eastern cuisine and fresh ingredients; the best way to experience their food is by sharing every dish. Try one of the different sahimis and taco bites for a light appetizer, a rice or noodle dish and a main course for a complete meal. They also have a large cocktail menu to pair perfectly with your meal. Read more


TYO

Japanese | Montefiore 7

TYO, the Japanese lounge bar located on Montefiore Street, looks on the outside to be just another beautiful home in Tel Aviv. However, the inside has much more to offer so make sure you stop in for a meal, or two (you’ll probably want to go back to this one.) Read more

Written by Secret Tel Aviv intern Georgia Slater.

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Claro

International cuisine | David Elazar 30

The extensive menu consists of homemade pastas alongside fish and seafood, all with gastronomic influence from Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and Israel. Read more


Abraxas North

Mediterranean | Lilienblum 40

Eyal Shani’s downtown, upscale Tel Aviv adventure. Amazing food, great service, loads of booze. Read more


Cafe Noir

Mediterranean | Ahad HaAm 43

With its elegant setting and thin tasty brasserie-style shnitzels, you could easily mistake Ahad Haam for Rue de Vienna! Café Noir is a long-established bistro in the heart of Tel Aviv’s city, strategically placed between the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Rothschild Boulevard. It’s considered an institution by Tel Avivians, and our regular customers are business and media people, artists and in fact anyone who appreciates a terrific atmosphere and good food. Read more


Kitchen Market

Fusion | Namal Tel Aviv

Kitchen Market is a contemporary fusion restaurant above the farmers’ market in Tel Aviv’s Port. The market is a source of the finest ingredients, brought up straight to the kitchen. Pure flavors, made with passion by talented Israeli chef Yossi Shitrit. A beautiful place, overlooking the harbor and food market where you can enjoy a great and bustling atmosphere while eating dinner. Read more


Messa

Mediterranean | HaArba’a 19

A great restaurant to go for a date or with your family visiting from abroad, one of the best chef restaurants in Tel Aviv. The food is cooked perfectly, side dishes are great and cocktails are strong and tasty. The atmosphere is relaxed yet classy. Read more


Mel and Michelle

Italian | Ben Yehuda Street 155

Mel and Michelle is a small, intimate restaurant by Chef Nir Wayman. Weiman maintains a seasonal menu, using first-class ingredients, both from local markets and from personal import. The menu includes Italian classics along with dishes with a personal and creative interpretation. Tables covered with white tablecloths, candles and soft lighting create an intimate and caressing atmosphere, complementing the exquisite food that comes from the kitchen. Read more


Mashya

Mediterranean | Mendeli Hotel (Mendele Mokher Sfarim St 5)

Inside the Mendeli Street Hotel, the kitchen of Mashya is filled with the spicy aroma of mace, the local spice that the restaurant is named for and which inspired chef Yossi Shitrit’s reinvented traditional cuisine. At Mashya, the emphasis is on freshness, and on combining the highest quality ingredients with the most advanced, sophisticated cooking techniques. Read more


Onza

Mediterranean | Rabbi Hanina 3

Onza is the place where a young, vibrant Tel Aviv atmosphere combines with the magic and mystery of the Jaffa flea market to make a delicious restaurant “cocktail”. An innovative bar is combined with a meticulous menu created by chefs Arik Darhani and Muli Magriso that gives Ottoman and Turkish cuisine a contemporary twist, using the finest ingredients and advanced cooking techniques. Read more


Santa Katarina

Mediterranean | Har Sinai 2

Restaurant by Chef Tomer Agai, the menu offers fresh tasting from around the Mediterranean cuisine. Read more


Goocha

Fish and seafood | Dizengoff 171 and Ramat Hachayal

Great place for when you are craving any kind of seafood, their dishes go from light and fresh to seasoned and decadent main courses. It is one of the few places in Tel Aviv where you can get decent seafood at a fair price. Read more


Rustico

Italian | Rothschild 15Sarona Market, and Basel 42

Rustico never fails to disappoint with their top quality pizzas and pastas — no wonder there are three different locations just in the heart of Tel Aviv. The cozy, casual atmosphere paired with meals that get seem to get better with every visit makes Rustico one of the hottest Italian restaurants in the city. Read more

Written by Secret Tel Aviv intern Georgia Slater. 

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Toto 

Fusion | Berkovitch Street 4

A harmonious and unique experience led by chef Yaron Shalev and his crew. At lunchtime, Toto has become a second home for people working in the business area in which the restaurant is located. At night the atmosphere changes to a warm, welcoming living room. Whether you have tasted the grilled eggplant or the pasta with langoustines, you’ve probably left Toto with a strong and positive impression. Read more


Popina

Fusion | Ahad Ha’Am 3 

A restaurant by chef Orel Kamahi, serves a variety of dishes that creatively combine seasonal raw materials from Israel and abroad. The menu in the restaurant offers an unique experience, the diners can choose and focus on vegetables, meats, fish and seafood. The chef and the kitchen staff undergo five different cooking methods: pickling, steaming, baking, roasting and long cooking. The building of the restaurant is located in a magical stone house in Neve Tzedek, allowing an observation of the kitchen work in the center of the space. Read more


Port Said

Middle Eastern | Har Sinai 5

If you are looking for a restaurant that encapsulates Tel Aviv, this is it! With its hipster environment and delicious take on middle-eastern food by top Israeli celebrity-chef Eyal Shani, this is the perfect place to chill and meet friends after a hard day at work or on the beach. The menu changes daily and includes sharing portions of freshly-sourced local food, served with spoonfuls of tehina! We recommend their minute steak and chicken liver! Read more


HaSalon

New creation from celebrity chef Eyal Shani. Only open Wednesday and Thursday. The menu changes day-to-day so everything is fresh, however of course there are the usual dishes like the tomato pasta and the rack of lamb. Read more


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