Fodor's Expert Review HaBasta

$$$$ Center City Mediterranean Fodor's Choice

This tiny restaurant and wine bar, just a clutch of round tables on an alley just off Carmel Market, draws its inspiration from the market's fresh offerings (the name is Hebrew for "market stall"). The choices change daily, and the kitchen is well-known for dishing out organ meats you might not see much back home. For the less adventurous, the seafood and pork options are sure to be fresh and aesthetically appealing. Try also the white pizza with black truffles when in season. The paella with bacon, sausage, shrimp, and mussels is about as non-kosher as it gets for a place whose chef refers to the nearby market as the "Holy of Holies." 

Mediterranean Pet Friendly Intimate Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

4 HaShomer St.
65601, Israel


Known For:
  • Creative Israeli cuisine
  • Market-fresh produce
  • Informal sidewalk tables
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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