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Benny the Fisherman

#161 of 1,240 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Port of Tel Aviv, Hangar 8, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-544-0518
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were two colleagues that dropped in without reservation. We got a table inside and we ordered the big seafood selection for two people with a bottle of Isreali white wine. We knew that we would get a selection of small starters before and the waitress (50y, dark hair) recommended some bread. We said yes and ordered a ciabatta and... More 

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Thank B R
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal! The salads before the meal are wonderful and we shared a pasta dish and a large wolf fish. Both entrees were flavorful and presented well. The servers are nice and the atmosphere is fun.

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Thank Margo M
Dublin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is great, highly recommended and average price. The service can be definitively improved. Our waiter was slow and not friendly or smiley. At a nearBy table I heard the waiter telling a customer off because he did not leave the "usual 24% tip". Suggested tip is 12% as written on the check. A good while after we finished... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A perfect fish restaurant. The best one at this area. Fresh fish every day. Very kind staff. A good location :)

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Thank renymateeva
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Benny the Fisherman is an famous seafood restaurant recommended by many local in Tel Aviv Port. The food is great but the price on the high side.

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Thank Michael C
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Benny always has the freshest fish--straight from the sea each day. To begin, your table is covered with small bowls of tasty salads--eggplant, hummus, tahinna, shaved carrots, shaved fennel, tabouli, chopped vegetables, etc. Then choose a fish--filet or a whole fish--and they'll bake or broil it to perfection. You'll never go away hungry, but be sure to reserve ahead, because... More 

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Thank floy k
Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Located just on the promenade. Offers fish as well as meat. Unfortunatelly both times we were there part of the menu was not availible. The food was good. But I would recommend to check the bill carefully. Both times there were slight mistakes not on our side

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Thank Nat_Aleks_Ah
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had lunch here and sat outside which allowed us to people watch and look at the port. We started with appetizers for the table and we got about 15 different salads and dishes which were all amazing. I think those are well worth it instead of getting individual appetizers. It was 4 of us for lunch and we all... More 

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Thank ozisander
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Set right along the busy promenade, Benny's has a fabulous selection of fish prepared however you'd like it; fabulous salads, and options for those who don't eat fish. Hectic atmosphere, fun to people watch while you're dining!

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Thank lisa f
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is really good. The location is great, the staff very professional and the food just amazing. This place is really great and a must.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Israeli, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Port of Tel Aviv, Hangar 8, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-544-0518

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?