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) #590 of 1,373 Restaurants in Tel Aviv $$ - $$$ Mediterranean,
Hashomer 4, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-516-9234
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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Mediterranean, Israeli
$$ - $$$
Hashomer 4, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant (the business card has the name "Basta" not "HaBasta") located on a side street off the Shouk HaCarmel. A bit difficult for a tourist to find but worth the search. Good variety and good food, well prepared and tasty. Both...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unpretentious and polite service; creative, delicious and fresh food covering a variety of ingredients; and situated close to the bustling market but at the same time very peaceful. To me, this place epitomises a lot of what is great about Tel Aviv (and specifically...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand all of the bad reviews. We had a reservation for a Friday nite inside and got a table inside without a problem. Water, bread and wine came pretty quickly. Our waitress was terrific; we ordered some of our choices and a couple...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

I have passed this restaurant many time and never gave it a thought because of it's appearance. Recently went with a relative who had been there and it was a culinary experience. Israeli Mediterranean cuisine of the highest quality, with good service. A bit on...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Friends invited us. When we saw the menu we had a discussion of the prices which were ridiculously high. They still wanted to stay. The prices were not justified by neither the location, the setting nor the food. The menu had no consistency. It seemed...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We spontaneously walked in with our 7 year old on a Friday night. We sat at the bar, was very good service, excellent choice of wine, great food. Everything was really excellent! It was quite expensive...

Reviewed 18 May 2017

As seasoned Tel Avivians we thought it would be easy finding this place. Waze helped us get into the middle of the Carmel market 8:30pm while tractors piled-up mountains of stinking garbage. We barely escaped by driving through the bastas on each side. After asking...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

In a week we came twice. Great food, modern and innovative European fusion cuisine based on traditional Middle Eastern tradition. The service was amazing. Extensive international wine list with very good selection of Israeli wines. Price performance balance very good in a very relaxed and...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

I went with a friend, the waiter was very good explaining the menu. We ordered some lovely dishes, everything was very fresh with simple clean flavours and a great wine list.

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

What a let down! My waiter mumbled and i thought i was going deaf. Food arrived cold. Portion was stingy and i am not a big eater.

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mediterranean, Israeli
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hashomer 4, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-516-9234
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