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Kedem street 123, Jaffa | Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-659-3999
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

the restaurant is not bad but nothing special. the location is amazing, on a high cliff next to the sea.

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Thank Eyal B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

You can find as good foor elsewhere arround, but the location and the views are excellent. Right at the south corner of Jaffa slot park, and next to a great beach. Babai 9the owner) is certainly a character. Try to make him tell stories... Come on sunset.

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Thank Dr_Michaeli
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Had been recommended by friends to dine at Babai & The Sea. We went for lunch. A glorious day. But we should have known when the taxi driver wanted to drop us off at another nearby restaurant. Babai was totally empty. Literally, we were the lone diners. Half the items in the menu weren't available. So we had shrimp on... More 

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Thank Aussiebuck
Tel Aviv, Israel
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We waited 20 min for somebody to say us hello and sat beyond a dirty table, salads was a medium quality, meat (kabbab) was't and we ordered fried fish wis no taste too. Service was terrible, we ordered sprite and didn't get glasses, only bottles, everything we had to ask: salt, pepper, napkins the only one reasone maby to come... More 

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Thank Ilana1988
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The food and salads are good, the view and atmosphere are great, the service could be a bit better. Enjoy

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Thank Yigael B
Jerusalem
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Reservation was honored . View was lovely. We were so disappointed with this restaurant. We were 7 people and one person was never served. She eventually cancelled her meal. Fish and shrimps were good. Service and communication was very bad. This was a most unfortunate experience and the ownership and staff did nothing to try to make things better.

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Thank Barbara M
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This restaurant serves generous portions of dishes. My wife and I ordered fish, as entrance we had a dozen of little salads and pita, plus freshly squeezed lemon juice with mint leafs (limonana). We will come back. Lovely view of the sea as cherry on the sundae!!! Plus the price is more than reasonable.

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Thank Ariel T
Netanya, Israel
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Excellent location above the beach. Subdivided into a place protected from sea breezes and an open porch facing the sea and shaded. The landscape extends open heart and appetite. You can sit down just to drink beer or wine to snack or eat a full meal of seafood, fish or meats. We arrived a couple without prior reservation, at early... More 

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Thank raful19
University Park, Florida
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Jaffa is cool! Great place to eat with a great view of Tel Aviv! We recommend seafood and hummus plate as an appretizer.

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Thank Roger B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I was at this restaurant a few times recently and enjoyed the stay there each time. The food was decent, the service was quick and the waitresses were nice, efficient and polite. If you do not have high gastronomic expectations you will enjoy the place especially because of the ambiance and view of the Mediterranean. Come before sunset, order a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kedem street 123, Jaffa | Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-659-3999

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