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87 Ha-Yarkon, Tel Aviv 6343246, Israel
+972 3-522-6464
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london
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 3 colleagues First of all the waitress gave us a menu. She then pointed out that the majority of the main courses were not available. We then asked for white wine. We were actually astounded to be told they had ran out of white wine!!!! This was at 7 pm not late at night ! It took a... More 

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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great restaurant with super tasty dishes. The feel is of a luxury restaurant, expensive but perfect.

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Thank Eyal B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent place. Service sucks like anywhere in israel but the food was tasty. Decor was ok. All in all I'll give it a 7-8

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Thank Philip D
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We came to celebrate a friend's birthday. 11 people. We asked for a private room and were seated in an enclosed corner which could have been fine if the waiters could get around the table; they couldn't. Three or four of us were told, after ordering a dish that was on the menu, that that particular dish was not available.... More 

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Thank Ady S
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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132 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with a bunch of colleagues at the recommendation of the local team In the end they and the rest of us were so disappointed. Starters: one failed to arrive and we waited 15 minutes for it - it was carpaccio. Mine was the smoked mackerel one fillet was just full of bones. Sent it back, no apology nothing. Main... More 

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Thank ChrisTubbs
Tel Aviv, Israel
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411 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Everything in this restaurant is wrong. The staff is unprofessional,the timing between the dishes is unbearable (1 hour waiting) and the main dishes came without side course ("no more potatoes in the kitchen!!!"). There are many great restaurants in Tel-Aviv, Raphael is definitely not one of them. Avoid!!!

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Thank Shanij60
Israel
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167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Israel is an overly expensive country to live in as well as to visit and within that framework Raphael is an expensive restaurant, but not more so than similar chef restaurants in the country. Our experience after a number of visits over the years is that in Israeli terms it is well worth the cost, especially for the so-called weekend... More 

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Thank wolfman50
tel aviv
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant is considered by many-or at least its owner chef is condsidered by many as the best in the business. Due to its pricing I avoided the place but we finally ended there for lunch. At 125 NIS PP this is probably the most expensive deal in Tel Aviv. (Even Messa serves an 89 NIS business lunch). I will... More 

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Thank rnizan
Brisbane, Australia
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142 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Good value lunch menu,very good food however the need to wait 50 minutes for the main course is excessive.They have amazing bread and salad entrees.

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Thank Ronnie S
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Location, mad men type of interior dining with subdued elegance with sweet and engaging staff; albeit ,sometimes they have to be poked a bit to service. I am kosher (not kosher restaurant ) so they were incredibly accommodating and all the first courses, main courses and even desert were have to say perfect. Will be back a again and great... More 

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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
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Ha-Yarkon, Tel Aviv 6343246, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-522-6464

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