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Renowned Israeli Chef Opens Kosher Restaurant in Tel Aviv: Mapu

primaKosher fine dining in the Tel Aviv area used to be difficult to find. With the addition of 2 restaurants by Meir Adoni and others in recent years, the city is becoming a haven for kosher diners. Adding to that list is renowned Israeli chef Nir Tzuk who has closed all of his non kosher restaurants and has opened up Mapu, his first kosher restaurant in Israel.  Mapu has opened inside the Prima City Hotel, located in the heart of Tel Aviv, a block from the beach and walking distance from the Tel Aviv Marina.

Nir Tzuk is known to make very unique, out of the box dishes, and he has interpreted it all with kosher appropriate ingredients. Dishes like Goose tortellini with cashew cream and capers or Chicken ballotine stuffed with veal served with black rice. You won’t find many other restaurants serving gourmet kosher food like this. He even makes kosher beef prosciutto!

Image Credit: TripAdvisor
MAPU | Image Credit: TripAdvisor


Mapu has been rated one of the hottest new restaurants in Tel Aviv by all the local media. A must try if you are visiting the Tel Aviv area for work or pleasure.


In addition to Mapu, guests at the Prima City Hotel are served a kosher Israeli breakfast daily in the main dining room.


Kosher supervision for Mapu and the Prima City Hotel are both under the Rabbanut Tel Aviv.

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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.