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Benny the Fisherman

#168 of 1,261 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the favorite place of a local friend of ours and now I know why. The service and the attention was excellent and the food just outstanding. We enjoyed the variety and quality of the mezze. They were topped by the tasty sea barb in salt which was prepared to perfection. Certainly a place to come back on my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious, we ordered shrimps and grilled Denise fish , staff was more than welcoming, thanks a lot!!!

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Thank Alena G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's quite pricy, the atmosphere is a bit impersonal but the fish is really good. Quite pricy - good to know before you go.

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Thank Justina H
Tel Aviv
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A romantic Friday night out we sauntered along and were very lucky indeed to be given a table outside with a heater- so we grabbed it. Inside was jam packed. Outside tables are however an issue as you have people walking past constantly, loitering outside, waiting for their tables on top of you, smoking outside, so not especially relaxing. Inside... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to this restaurant for years. I make an effort to come every time I visit Tel Aviv. You can order all you can eat salads with your choice of fish or seafood. The fish is always fresh and delicious. Shrimp in white wine sauce are amazing. I find you get good value at this place. It... More 

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Thank Alina J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't been here for a few years, but wow what a decline in service and food. The service was poor and the food was bland. What kind of Israeli restaurant serves dinner rolls instead of the customary laffa bread?! Do yourself a favor and don't eat here!

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Thank Phipper22
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

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

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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, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
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?