Culinary tour attractions – Aladin in Old Jaffa

Looking for some where interesting and typically Israeli to eat but you don’t feel like humus and falafel? Well there is an elegant restaurant with loads of character in the Old City of Jaffa. The restaurant is in 600 year old rooms and has been open for business for the last 40 years. You enter Aladin down a few steps and through a small wooden door to see a small entrance way lit by brass lamps with stained glass decoration. Once entering through the arched entrance way into the main part of the restaurant you can understand it’s attraction. Aladin is perched on the tip of Jaffa overlooking the ancient sea port and the Mediterranean. Through the large windows or from the open patio you look out over the sea and the entire Tel Aviv coast line. It is worth phoning ahead to book a table on the patio balcony. From the patio you are also directly in front of a Mosque minaret which just completes the Middle Eastern picture. The restaurant is not kosher and serves mainly sea food and meat dishes as well as having a decent spirit and wine list. The menu is mainly Israeli with a twist and includes options for vegetarians and homemade pickles. Although great for a group night out the restaurant is also very romantic.