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Bar Gurion- Affordable Israeli bistro in the heart of the city

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While walking down busy Ibn Gabirol street, you will find yet another Israeli cuisine gem. Bar Gurion, named after David Ben Gurion (their logo is a drawing of him), is an Israeli cuisine restaurant which continues the new concept of set price meals. Their 25 NIS per plate is proudly displayed on the walls of their restaurant.

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Bar Gurion, located in the heart of Tel Aviv across the northern part of Kikar Rabin, provides a young lively bistro, where the door is open around the clock. During the day you can enjoy a huge selection of meals. At night, the restaurant becomes a full service bar.

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Bar Gurion provides the real Israeli bistro, rich in flavors and always fresh. Open around the clock, you can enjoy good food at any time. Bar Gurion will help you start your morning with hearty breakfasts, tasty sandwiches and fresh coffee which is served with delicious fresh cake. In the afternoon, you will find a attractive business deal (37 NIS) and their dinner menu offers a huge selection with all sorts of options such as different kinds of fresh pasta, salads, hamburgers, classic chicken liver, and fish and chips

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When the sun goes down, Bar Gurion becomes a Tel Aviv bar/restaurant. The atmosphere is lively with music and drinks flowing all night. Prices for their drinks are very affordable. For 10 NIS, you can choose from a glass of wine, a glass of beer, champagne or assorted shots of alcohol. For 15 NIS, you can choose from two types of excellent beers and Arak with grapefruit juice. For 20 NIS, they offer they different whisky and vodka based drink specials.

Business meal: Bar Gurion offer three different business specials – a pasta based meal, a salad based meal, and a meat based meal. I recommend ordering the pasta business meal. You receive  your pasta of choice as your main course, with drinks and appetizers for only 37 NIS.

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Order: I recommend ordering their famous schnitzel. It is one of the better schnitzels in the white city. The chicken is fresh and it is cooked perfectly, served with fresh lemons and french fries.

Recommendation: Pasta. They offer many different types of  pasta with excellent sauces. Each plate of pasta cost you a mere 29 NIS.

Address:  Ibn Gabirol Street 82

Hours: Sunday-Saturday 7AM- till the last customer

Hashdera 34

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Great food with a great atmosphere at a good price…

While walking on Dizengoff street you might wonder where can I go out to eat without spending too much money. Hashdera 34 which is located right off the corner of Dizengoff and Ben Gurion street. Hashdera presents a menu with almost every kind of food you could ask for at great prices. Their menu is set by price range. If its Appetizers which vary from the great price of 15NIS to main dishes that are priced between 30NIS to 70NIS. For those who are looking for a steak Hashdera 34 offers it for only 89 NIS. The portions of all the main dishes tend to be very large.

The atmosphere of Hashedra 34 is great.  I advise  come early or you will be stuck in line. Peak dinner hours you might have to wait in line for 15 minutes at most.The staff are very friendly and very talkative. The Staff will offer you free shots of alcohol various times throughout the meal.  Their bar is fully stocked with any drink you would want and the prices of their alcohol are less than other Tel Aviv restaurants.

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Recommendation: Order the Scallopini. This dish is boneless  grilled chicken  served on mashed potatoes or rice. I advise to order it with mashed potatoes. Personally I would say this is their best dish. If you are less than four people i recommend to sit on the bar, this will come with many free shots from the bartender.

Address: Ben Gurion 34

Hours: 7 days a week 12:00 PM-1:00 Am

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Pasta Basta

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Fresh pasta at a very low price in the heart of Tel Aviv…

No matter what day and what time you are wandering  around the Carmel market area, you will see people gathered around  this overcrowded pasta restaurant looking to see what all the fuss is about. Pasta Basta presents daily made pasta on the spot and geared differently to the customers requests.

This history of this small  chain of pasta places, opened by two childhood friends in Jerusalem.  Pasta Basta offers good quality dishes at a great price. Here a plate of pasta can cost you between 20NIS to 40NIS. Even adding different toppings the price still beats almost all other Italian restaurants in Tel Aviv. Other places around Tel Aviv won’t come near to the price and my personal opinion is that Pasta Basta pasta tastes more fresh and richer in taste than the more expensive Italians restaurant options.

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Once you walk into Pasta Basta this is  the simple and quick process for ordering your meal:
1. Choose your pasta (also wholewheat and vegan options).
2. Choose your sauce.
3. Choose additional ingredients

You pay at the cashier and within in a few minutes your fresh plate of pasta is at your table.

My advice: Order your delicious plate of pasta with their fresh pesto sauce.

Pasta Basta has a great options of hard liquors but i recommend to get a glass of red wine which only costs 14 NIS.

Price: Between 20 NIS to 40 NIS

Address: Allenby 60 ( at the entrance of the Carmel Market)

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 12PM-12AM, Friday 11AM- 5PM, Saturday 7PM-12AM
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