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The Bun

#283 of 1,241 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
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Hillel hazaken 18, Tel Aviv, Israel
+972-36044725
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12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on Friday noon. Had the shrimp special bun and the laska soup the buns were delicious and the laska soup as well! Lots of flavor, fresh ingredients and good service ! Would definitely return.

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Thank dcamera
Bigmama1111, Owner at The Bun, responded to this review

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This location was okay, but nothing special. There are nicer places for Asian food in Israel - and cheaper

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Thank Tina K
Bigmama1111, Owner at The Bun, responded to this review

Hi Tina, sorry you didn't have a good experience, we hope to host you again for a better one. As for the price, we are using the best and freshest ingredients, our most expensive dish costs like starters in restaurants in town. Regards. More 

Kochav yair
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a least our third time here . The food is very good. I recommend on the following : the bun (any of them) , the sticky rice with the chicken, the Raman soup or actually any other dish they have in the menu! The beer is good and sitting on the bar allow you to feel what is... More 

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Thank Orly P
Bigmama1111, Manager at The Bun, responded to this review

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Rehovot, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the bun with my Japanese friends. The bun serves almost perfect Japanese-style ramen. It was very tasty and we enjoyed it.

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Thank rsa85
Bigmama1111, Owner at The Bun, responded to this review
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🙏🏼Arigato gozaimasu More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Delicious! Excellent service. Great vibe. Yummy ingredients. Nice Friday afternoon lunch. Prices are a bit high, but the dishes are worth it

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The bun was actually tiny even though one portion contains two. The seasoning was bad (or I may say no seasoning) and the lettuce was really not fresh. For the ramen, the soup was oily and too salty as flavour bag taste. The chef really doesn't know how to make clear soup. It's also the first time I was served... More 

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2 Thank wonderfay
Bigmama1111, Owner at The Bun, responded to this review

Dear you(can't find your name), Sorry to see you had a bad experience. First of all, i read your review few times. Tase wise, can't say anything, if we were consensus, we would probably retire after great exit. For the price- lunch deal, starter(salad or a soup) with a main course\ buns, range from 44-69₪ is this expensive? We use... More 

Haifa, Israel
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287 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

week day, early afternoon, came in with my daughter. we chose to sit outside as the inner space was crowded and the music too loud. had 2 small buns with meat (a good dish) and fish with rice noodles (ok). 2 glasses of wine (in a water glass...) and a Spanish draft beer. had 2 excellent desserts home made, chocolate... More 

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1 Thank hannoch
Bigmama1111, Owner at The Bun, responded to this review

Thank you, hope your next visit will be excellent . More 

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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

From all the places that serve bun dishes, i like this one the best. Small yummi buns beef/fish Other asian dishes to choose from but i come for the bunz

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Thank mangozz
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Kadima, Israel
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

This tiny exquisite restaurant already exist 5 years, and only now I discovered it. Great ambiance at the corner of Carmel market. Simple but sophisticated Asian dishes, with steamed STICKY rice. Some authentic cooking going on here with first class FRESH ingredients. Open kitchen. Beer from tap. Music was blaring too loud from all directions, inside it was almost impossible... More 

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Rome, Italy
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little place next to Carmel Market. We tried it the first time 2 years ago and we always come back when we are in Tel Aviv. Try the BBQ buns, totally recommended. Great value for money: 2 main dishes and 2 beers a little less than 30€.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$17
Cuisine
Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hillel hazaken 18, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Location: Middle East  >  Israel  >  Tel Aviv District  >  Tel Aviv
  • Phone Number: +972-36044725
Description
After working for Jean Georges, Alain Duccasse, and Daniel Boulud, and traveling all over Asia, decided both Chefs(brothers) Ayal and Shei Kitches, to establish a small Asian restaurant with their favourite food.

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