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Benny the Fisherman

#170 of 1,301 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
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Port of Tel Aviv, Hangar 8, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-544-0518
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. This place has excellent service, an amazing atmosphere, and even better food. The owner overheard us ordering fish for the table, but insisted we change our order and try the fish he loves the most and ensured us if we didn't like it that it would be on the house. The food was... More 

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Thank Emily S
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife whilst staying at the Yam Hotel, which was only 5 minutes walk away. This area of the port, redeveloped in recent years, is very busy at night and this place is obviously very popular. We booked for 20.00 hours at about 17.00 the same evening. Within 15 minutes of sitting down, people were being turned... More 

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Thank BrianML
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place in the Tel Aviv port area, next to a shopping area and brand stores. Good food, pleasant atmosphere. It seems to be always full, so it is recommended to book a table.

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Thank BerndEKappel
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped in for dinner on a business trip. Prices were ok, service not particularly welcoming - the pre-main course small plates more thrown down than placed in front of us and the waitress seemed to be disappointed that the fish I ordered was in fact available when she initially said it wasn't. On the positive side, the food was good... More 

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Thank 2PMC
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Benny the Fisherman offer the best food with different varieties to choose from. I had sea food pasta and it was excellent! Their bread was soft and fresh with fourteen different salad to eat. I will stop by again. Reasonable price and free wifi! Clean restaurant.

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Thank Adesola82
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The food is reasonable , so is the service, although not amazing. The place Is crowded. Reminded me of restaurant out of the 80s. Not really on the beach. Prices that are way way overpriced. I guess I won't be coming here again.

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Thank Ihateairport
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had a bit of a mixed experience in this restaurant. The meze and the fish starters were good but the fish they recommend was dry and just underwhelming. Service was overall very average and we were a bit disappointed since we have been to this restaurant during our last trip and back then it was much better. Give it... More 

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Thank Martina D
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Popular place for locals . Lots of small plates as appetiser. Mediterranean style. Not cheap in fact if you chose good fishes by the weight.

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Thank LuneLune
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Benny the Fisherman has managed to attract tourists due to its location yet still stays original in its selection of food and flair. It has a small seafood menu but specializes in fresh sea fish by the kilo. Each fish meal is accompanied by the typical Israeli "salads", which are dozens of small plates with sauces, salads, vegetable dishes, etc.... More 

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Thank Julian A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 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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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?