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Babai & The Sea

Kedem street 123, Jaffa | Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972 3-659-3999
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good17%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible21%
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“seafood” (5 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
“jaffa” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kedem street 123, Jaffa | Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Babai & The Sea
1. big dishes
"We have already been there a couple of times."
Asaf S
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2. great view
"Amazing food, the most beatiful spot of view in israel, great service!"
Adi B
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3. Really good fish
"This restaurant serves generous portions of dishes."
Ariel T
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Location is the best thing about this restaurant. Food is great too. You can sit here for ever looking into the ocean while enjoying great food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank madanak2015
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Great view overlooking the Jaffa sea and warm welcome in a relaxed atmosphere! The salads at the beginning are exceptional with pita. Excellent and fresh fish restaurant which serves generous portions of dishes. One can have your fish grilled or fried. We were ten people...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Lortolan2017
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Mezzes - some tasty, some not, bread was rather average, nothing special. The fish at main course was decent. Prices are higher that the quality, perhaps one has to pay for the sea view. Service quite impersonal, a bit slow, maybe because quite a big...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank gvdima
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Big restaurant in and outdoor.nice sea view. We orders grilled red drum fish with seafood -shrimps calamari mussels crabs toping ,tasty.entrees were average. Prices are mid range

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Zippi_11
Reviewed 31 March 2018

There is not a more perfect place to spend a sunset in all of Israel. If you're lucky enough to see Babai (the owner) there then please take a few minutes to speak with him. He is amazing and the service is superb. Fish fresher...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Kylemarelli
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Saturday afternoons restaurants in Jaffa are packed and feel almost industrial. This one has plenty of room, a better location than almost all, a little more expensive, really good food (maqluba instead of soggy chips found at most restaurants was a treat), but no service....More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Pahit
Reviewed 15 October 2017

location : grate location with great view to the sea. service : ( is there any ?) very hard mission to get a waiter , and when we get one , he didn't always carried out our requests . food: I ordered "Lebanonis Kabab" it...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Asaf M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The restaurant is located at a super place overlookig the Jaffa sea and with the sun set is marvellous. Unfortunately the food is mediocre at beat and prices do not fit the quality. Good for children as ther eis lot of space to play

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We've been to Babai several times through the years. It's a great place for a lunch with friends. Sitting high on the rock above the Mediterranean, with lots of space, and a parking lot, Babai is close to an ideal place to spend a weekend...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank 440leviz
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The only advantage you get is the location, sea view but the food is not good and the prices are very high ... there are many possibilities to have good lunch / dinner in Jaffa this is not one of them

Date of visit: August 2017
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4 May 2017|
Response from Dr_Michaeli | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of veg dishes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kedem street 123, Jaffa | Israel, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972 3-659-3999
about a kilometer south of The Old Man & The Sea in Jaffa. I was trying to find The Old Man & The Sea, but I walked along the beach and missed it, what I did find was Babia & The Sea and it was wonderful. I saw The Old Man & The Sea on my walk back and it doesn't compare to Babia & the Sea. Better ambiance, less crowded and no tour bus' Babia has a far better view and I'm glad I found it. Seafood was great, salads were never ending and delicious
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