Getting around Tel-aviv’s variety of restaurants is not easy, the variety is big and there are a few price tags for business meals from high-end 8 course meal (Yes, even in lunch time) to the casual falafel that you eat, standing up and the tahini is dropping all over your clothes.
In most places you will be able to find a good lunch deal, most places will get you a discounted menu, compared to the dinner menu and some places will get you a deal of choosing a few dishes out of a selected main dishes options plus a starter, dessert and a hot or cold drink, in the same price.
The guidelines for the best lunch deals in Tel-aviv are as follows
- The lunch deal can’t cost more than 80 nis (about $20) because we think that a good deal means a cheap version of the dinner menu, no matter how expensive the restaurant is.
- A good combo deal is necessary, if the restaurant is adding a dessert or drinks on the house, it’s a major advantage.
- The quality of the food, is of course the most important factor, if the lunch deal is super good but the food is in lower quality or very limited compared to the dinner menu, the restaurant will not be in the list.
Here are some of the editor’s best picks for a good lunch deal in Tel-aviv.
La Republica is an Italian restaurant which uses seasonal product and make use of simple but quality ingredient in order to form a balanced Italian menu with a representation for all the classic Italian food, made with a delicate chef hand.
The lunch menu includes a first course, a dessert and a coffee in the price of the main course, one of the best deals in Tel-aviv
The lunch deal however is pretty cool and holds some of the classic dinner dishes in a 10-30% discount compared to the evening menu, and give us the opportunity to enjoy quality food for reasonable prices.
Hiro Ramen Levontin
Hiro Ramen Levontin is a small Ramen shop of a famous chef called Israel Aharoni which is a celebrity chef with multiple TV shows and a few restaurants in the city.
The Hiro Levontin is decorated as a small ramen restaurant in Tokyo, with a long sitting bar and few tables scattered around. there are a few sections of Ramen, Chinese steamed buns and dumplings and a few more starters.
The lunch deal includes a Ramen deal or a ban deal with a free salad and ice tea, nice deal that you will not leave hungry from.
Claro is a chef restaurant by one of the most interesting chefs in Tel-aviv, Ran Shmueli which also own a rotisserie stand not so far in the Sarona market. The restaurant is serving Mediterranean food with a wide variety of meat options, fish, poultry and even quite a few vegan dishes.
The lunch deal includes a first course and drink for free for every main dish order, the portions are pretty generous, one of the recommended places for lunch.
Magazzino is a trendy Italian restaurant, located in a big hangar, decorated with a variety of shicky artifacts and vintage furniture. The lunch deal include a first course and a main course plus a drink in a fix price of 64 nis (about $17) which includes a variety of first courses selection, usually Italian starters and a main course of Pizza, Pasta or poultry, a pretty good deal for this restaurant.
Chinese Wall offers a wide variety from the Chinese cuisine in affordable prices. It’s as close as you can get in Tel-aviv for a Chinatown restaurant experience with all the classic Chinese dishes. The lunch menu is cheap and varies between $12-$14 depending on the dish, including, in addition to the main course, a starter and a drink.
The lunch deal is for about 50 nis, you can pick anything from the rich buffet of the place with a variety of more than 40 different salads, stew options, casserole dishes, all cooked with a delicate hand and most food is vegan friendly.