Trends in the world of cuisine come and go as rapidly as the restaurants that adopt them. Yet when a restaurant remains unchanged for forty years and still commands a loyal following of clients, one can safely assume that its owners are sticking to what they know for good reason. Skewered meats are a popular dish in the region, and Tel Aviv is no different. Halev Harachav, the Yemenite Quarter institution that has been serving kebabs for nearly as long as the state of Israel has existed, is the first choice for those seeking the traditional delicacy in the far-from-traditional city of Tel Aviv.
Offering a full grilled meats menu along with the traditional salads and sides that characterize the mizrahi, or Eastern style the restaurant embodies, Halev Harachav is a carnivore’s fantasy. The kebab and spring chicken skewers are highlights, perfectly complemented by humus and Schug, a Yemenite hot pepper sauce. For an authentic taste of Middle Eastern food within the global city, Halev Harachav is a perennial favourite.