Let’s get this on the table, Tel-aviv is not a natural home for Sushi restaurants. In fact, Israelis only started to explore the Japanese cuisine about 10-15 years ago, until the beginning of the beginning of this century there were hardly sushi restaurants in the city.
The Israeli crowd fell for this simple delicious food pretty fast and with no doubt embraced the Japanese traditional kitchen and today, Tel-aviv holds the record for the amount of sushi restaurants per square meter.
Quality fish and seafood are not easy to find in the Tel-aviv markets and the prices are pretty expensive, so, it is true that there are an abundant of sushi restaurants however, if you’re looking for quality sushi and Japanese food the list becomes shorter.
Here are some of the editorial best choices to eat sushi in, each place with its strong points and advantages.
Yakimono – The Traditional Sushi place
In regards to staying close to the Japanese origins of Sushi making, Yakimono is certainly the restaurant that keeps all the small details of aesthetics in order to give you a true authentic Japanese experience. Yakimono is a kind of restaurant that will fly across the world for a good bluefin Tuna piece in order to cook it the next day at the restaurant.
Onami – The corporate Japanese
Located in the center of the business center at the Haarbaa street, Onami is a traditional Japanese restaurant that had changed direction aiming to the nearby offices lunch break by offering a large variety of business lunch deals trying to attract office workers with quality fast affordable Japanese combinations.
At evening time, Onami is changing its skin again and becomes a luxurious Japanese restaurant, offering most of its lunch deal food in higher standards and expensive prices.
TYO – The trendy New York style Japanese
If you ever wanted to go to a classy bar with a Japanese look and feel, drink Sake and eat good quality sushi, TYO is the place for you. The place has cool fun vibes, similar to a regular bar only with proper lighting, ambient low volume sounds and quality food, all in a New-York style bar, what else can you ask for?
Dinings – High-end Fancy Sushi
There are restaurants you can only afford in special occasions, the Dinings is certainly one of them. Located at the rooftop of the boutique Norman hotel, it delivered the freshest quality fish in the crafted hands of the restaurant sushi chef. Prices are very expensive but you will get your money’s worth with an extravagant show of quality products presented in a Japanese minimalist approach.
Fu Sushi – Uptown Yuppie Sushi bar
Located on the hip Yermiyahu street close to its crossroad with Dizengoff and the Tel-aviv port clubs, Fu sushi is a starting point or an end point for every night out in this area. This is because of its cool vibes and its ability to serve good and creative sushi in reasonable prices with a cool bar atmosphere, making it the best place to munch on anytime of the night.
Moon- Value for money
Getting to the low spectrum of reasonable prices sushi restaurants, the Moon is one of the best deals in the city, combining good service and quality food in a Japanese bar look and feel. The moon is the only place in Tel-aviv where you can find running sushi, so if you’re real hungry with little time just grab a few pieces for the conveyor and continue your day.