A Selection of the Best Kosher Private Dining Rooms in Tel Aviv.
UPDATE July 2021: Many of these restaurants have not opened post-Covid but I have left the information as it is and indicated if the restaurant is currently closed.
Whether you are celebrating with family and friends, or are organizing an intimate business event, there are a variety of options for kosher private dining in Tel Aviv. This article will discuss the sizes and prices for private rooms, where relevant, my personal experience from organizing or attending events at these restaurants.
Private events and group meals normally have a fixed-price menu. For smaller groups, most restaurants will allow diners to choose from a limited set menu. For larger groups, the menu is agreed in advance and served in the center of the table. There will normally be a variety of fixed priced drinks packages, depending on what level of drinks you want to serve. Prices are quoted on a per person basis and can exclude VAT and service, so always check before finalizing a booking.
Here is my list of the best private dining rooms in kosher restaurants in Tel Aviv:
Darya, Hilton Tel Aviv
Darya recently replaced Chloelys but the restaurant has the same layout, with a sea view that is especially impressive at sunset. The menu is described as modern silk road cuisine, a fusion of the Far East and Mediterranean food. The private room is located off the main restaurant, separated by sliding doors. It holds up to 40 guests, with 24 on a single long table.
Malka by Eyal Shani
Malka is Chef Eyal Shani‘s first kosher restaurant, with a similar rustic style to his other restaurants. Shani is great at making a vegetable the hero of the dish, as well as creating elevated street-food dishes.
The private room holds up to 45 people for a cocktail party, 20 people on two square tables, or up to 18 on one long table. There is a minimum spend of NIS 300 per person and all the food is served in the middle of the table on brown paper for sharing. The restaurant has an informal style but can still work well for business events.
Olive Leaf, Sheraton Tel Aviv
For a more formal dining experience, Olive Leaf at the Sheraton Tel Aviv has a private room for up to 24 people, which includes a small reception area for pre-dinner drinks. The main restaurant can also be hired for private events of up to 45 people. The menus start from NIS 230 per person which includes house wine. I have organized a number of private dinners at Olive Leaf and the hotel staff members were a pleasure to deal with and were very adaptable to a changing timetable.
West Side, Royal Beach Tel Aviv
The food and service at West Side are the best in Tel Aviv and it is the perfect setting for a business or formal meal. The restaurant offers two private dining options. For a private dinner of 10 to 22 people, there is a long table that is curtained off from the main restaurant.
Larger private events can be held on the left side of the restaurant which is separate from the main restaurant by the open kitchen. There is also an option for a cocktail reception in the bar area opposite the kitchen or on the terrace overlooking the beach. Although there are no doors to close off this area, it is a beautiful space for private events. The section holds between 20 and 70 people. The food at West Side is always delicious and the wait staff go above and beyond to ensure a successful event.
Mapu, Prima Tel Aviv
The menu at Mapu offers a mixture of tempting dishes with Middle Eastern touches. The service is attentive and friendly which creates a very pleasant dining experience.
The covered outside area holds 20 to 50 people. The group menu ranges from NIS 180 to 300 per person not including drinks.
The French bistro has an upstairs gallery that can hold 15 people for a private dinner. The outside courtyard at Carmen can also be used for private events for up to 45 people. The restaurant offers a variety of set menus, starting at NIS 275 per person.
Fish Market By Meatos
The restaurant is an Israeli take on a Greek tavern, with a selection of fish and dairy dishes on the menu. It is a great location for a business lunch or dinner with friends and family. The setting and decor are stylish but informal and there is a good vibe in the restaurant. The two private rooms hold 15 or 26 people.
Nomi, David Intercontinental
The private room at Nomi is limited to 12 people but is perfect for an intimate gathering. The room is often booked well in advance and there is a room hire charge, as well as the cost of the food and drink. Nomi is run by Chef Yoram Nitzan, one of Israel’s most talented chefs. The menu includes French and Italian influences, with a mixture of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes.
The restaurant relocated to the Namal in early 2020 and has a large private room that holds 30 to 120 people. The menu starts at NIS 250 per person with the starters and desserts served in the center of the table and the guests can choose from a selection of main courses with individual portions. Although the focus of the restaurant is on aged steaks, there are also some great fish and vegetarian options.
Meat Kitchen, 4 Yoseph Yekutiel Street, Hangar 27, Namal Tel Aviv, +972 52 533 3771
Don’t let the entrance to the restaurant fool you as the inside is beautifully decorated. The private rooms are well-equipped with full privacy. The Deca menu includes a variety of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern fish and vegetarian dishes. The private room holds 15 – 30 people.
Other Kosher Private Dining Rooms in Tel Aviv
- Whiskey Bar & Museum (Tzohar) has a private room for up to 45 people on a mezzanine level overlooking the main restaurant. The food is normally very good but the service can be very temperamental and it is not soundproofed from the noise of the restaurant.
- Meatos has a large event space that holds up to 90 people.