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Top 5 Kosher Meat Mehadrin Restaurants in Tel Aviv

For those of you who are travelling to the city of Tel Aviv, you are in for a treat. Over the years more and more restaurants are becoming kosher or opening up kosher in the city.

Some tips for tourists visiting Tel Aviv:

  • Parking is a nightmare! Locate the restaurant before your visit and make sure you will have where to park in the area. Otherwise, you are better off taking a taxi / Uber or public transportation.
  • Watch your pockets in south Tel Aviv, as there are quite a few really good pickpocketers on that side of town.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water, you will be doing a lot walking.
  • Don’t forget to make a reservation, depending on the time of your visit.


So, here is a list of Tel Aviv’s top 5 meat Kosher Lemehadrin restaurants:

L’Entrecote (Alehambra)

Le Entrecote is located in the historic Palatin House, the home to the first Israeli Philharmonic orchestra. The cuisine that is offered in L’Entrecote is in the name: French cuisine with Mediterranean influences.

L’ Entrecote is designed like a French brasserie and specializes in all things meat. The restaurant also offers fish and vegan options, but a huge highlight are the desserts that are made in house.

Kashrut: Mehadrin Harav Machpud



Lechem Basar (Meat and Eat)

Lechem Basar at the Tel Aviv port was the first Mehadrin restaurant that had taken a chance to open up in that area of the city, and it has truly paid off. The restaurant has been so successful that they had opened up a second location in the First Train Station in Jerusalem. Lechem Basar’s concept is the connection of

Lechem Basar’s concept is the connection of fresh baked bread with quality cuts of meat. For example, the restaurant offers a dish called “Lachmagun,” which is a fresh loaf of bread filled with ground beef or lamb and served with tahini sauce. A unique concept, located right on the beach.

Lechem Basar: A unique concept, located right on the beach.

Kashrut: Badatz Harav Machpud



Refael Grill Bar

Refael Grill bar is an authentic Bucharian restaurant located on the border between Tel Aviv and Yaffo. The restaurant offers a full menu of grilled meats, but if you are already traveling to a Bucharian restaurant, don’t be afraid to try something different. Bucharian cuisine is flavor-rich and is composed with many textures. So if you are looking for a cool and different culinary experience, Refael is your best Mehadrin option.

Bucharian cuisine is flavor-rich and is composed with many textures & flavors. So if you are looking for a cool and different culinary experience, Refael is your best Mehadrin option.

Kashrut: Badatz Harav Machpud


Sumesa is located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, in the heart of the Diamond Stock exchange, on the border of Ramat Gan. Sumesa offers their patrons an experience you will not get in any other restaurant around. Influenced by Spanish and Mediterranean cuisines, Sumesa offers a variety of meat and fish dishes that are executed to perfection.

Kashrut: Badatz Harav Machpud


Shmulik Cohen

Shmulik Cohen restaurant takes you back to a simpler time when food in a restaurant wasn’t about being gourmet or fancy, it was about being more traditional. Opened for over 80 years, Shmulik Cohen’s menu offers classic Eastern European Jewish cuisine, including gefilte fish, herring, chopped liver, and chicken soup with either kreplach or kneidelach.

The main courses offer cholent, tongue, and different pot roasts that you would find at your bubbie’s house. The portions are generous and delicious.

If you are seeking a classic Shabbos meal any day of the week, make sure you stop at Shmulik Cohen’s restaurant.

Kashrut: Badatz Harav Machpud


About the author

Yehudah Jacobs

Yehudah Jacobs is a 30-year-old food fanatic who is in digital marketing. He is a classically trained chef, and a renowned carnivore. Yehudah made the switch from the kitchen to the digital world so he can find trendy places to write about and share his recipes. You can find him traveling around Israel, trying to find a good beer while sharing it with his friends on his Facebook group "Israeli Foodies" and Twitter: @yudajacobs.


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  • You missed one Dani Maganda 26 Rabbi Meir Street. Awesome food huge portions and strictly kosher, though I don’t remember under what supervision.

  • Interesting recommendations, I certainly hope to try a couple. But you didn’t mention Lechem Basar’s speciality, Filet Mignon, which really is soft enough to cut with a fork (well almost). A rarity in Israel, specially at a Mehadrin establishment.

  • You’ve got the wrong location for Refael – there are 2 Refaels in TA. It’s sheerit yisrael 37