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Raphael

#161 of 1,090 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
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87 Hayarkon St, Tel Aviv 63143, Israel
(03) 522-6464
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 235
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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great ambiance , great food

. The restaurant is overlooking the sea . located adjacent to the the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel ,The menu is very attractive , the food is very tasty ,presented nicely with much attention to details .recommend to taste the various fish dishes they are excellent . good selection of Israeli wines . The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Alon B
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Scarsdale, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Scarsdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

. The restaurant is overlooking the sea . located adjacent to the the Dan Tel Aviv Hotel ,The menu is very attractive , the food is very tasty ,presented nicely with much attention to details .recommend to taste the various fish dishes they are excellent . good selection of Israeli wines . The service was very attentive .

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Jerusalem
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went to Raphael on a weekday and didn't have a reservation. We were lucky to get seated - but on a high table near the bar because all of the other tables were full. The service was excellent and professional. The menus were well presented and food described to be extremely appetizing. I had the most amazing starter and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We came to Raphael with high expectations given the high volume of good reviews on Trip Advisor. Our experience was not so great. Service was very slow, a mix up with one of the mains meant that one watched the other eat while they cooked the correct main. The food was good, but it wasn't great like we were expecting.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The business lunch for a base price of 98 ils is amazing. All proteins are perfectly cooked, friendly service and very knowledgable. Interesting wine list and amazing view

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Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had a great special lunch on Friday noon. They serve great food!!! For starters: a big sharing platter of different local style salads, perfectly executed. For main course we had "fish kebab" and "fish balls hraime". I enjoyed every bite. Perfect for a quiet lunch for couples or as a family lunch. LIKE.

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Ostend, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Lovely lovely food, mediterranean mixed with middle-eastern, in a fantastic place. We were there for our wedding diner and they gave us a special room all to ourselves. Exquisite pastry. Fabulous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I came to the resturant with my friends on firday noon. First of all, it was sun dawn hour that was amazing, infront of us the beach of Tel Aviv. Second, We ordered the buissnes dish that cost 130 shekels (worth every shekel for my opinion) and the first dishes arrived very quickly - Amazing bread and the every first... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The bread was to die for! I could have just ate bread and would have been satisfied! LOL We had 3 appetizers Mullet, raw shrimp, and some thing that was called cigars. Mullets i really didn't care for because of bone issue and head....but thats me. Raw shrimp dish was good but, wouldn't get it again. But the fish dinner... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

the food=just from heaven. cheff Raphael is a food genius! they were problems with the restaurant, rummor say the cheff got a bit of paranoia and closed the restaurant for a short period... personaly, i don't know, and i couldn't care less.... the fact is, Raphael is the best restaurant i experienced in Tel Aviv, on the beach, beutiful decorated,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place was actually suggested by a local and my partner thought he would take me here on my birthday! It was exciting, but not the best place to go, especially if the service isn't great. Jackets can be left on a rack outside the restaurant that no one maintains, half of the staff could not speak English, we had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 Hayarkon St, Tel Aviv 63143, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: (03) 522-6464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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