Mul Yam, Hangar 24, Tel Aviv Portby Sarit Goffen | 10.05.15
For the past 20 years, Mul Yam restaurant has been a cornerstone and a milestone in Israeli culinary and is very consistence in showcasing gourmet cuisine that is worldly, classic, elegant and innovative.
The restaurant first opened by Shalom Machrovsky as an oyster bar at Tel Aviv Port, at a time where there weren’t any restaurants in Tel Aviv Port and very few gourmet restaurants in Tel Aviv.
The restaurant survived wars and Intifadas while all around it other restaurants struggled and closed their doors. During all the turmoil, Mul Yam’s kitchen continued to serve food that was made with the best raw materials, mainly fresh fish and seafood, specially flown in from all over the world.
Mul Yam is also known for its exquisite wine cellar and has rare wine that can only be found there.
Above all else, Mul Yam is considered one of the best restaurants in Israel mainly because of the unrelentless attention to details and insistence on high standards that is on par with international parameters.
All of the above has made the restaurant into a unique institution in the world culinary scene and have made it into a culinary tourist attraction. Over the years it has been included in many coveted lists of restaurants to watch, such as the luxury guide to the best restaurants in the world: Le Grandes Tables Du Monde”.
The menu, cooked by Yoram Nitzan, the head chef of the restaurant in the past 20 years, showcases the kitchen’s forte of special fish, fresh seafood such as oysters, lobsters, black cod and fresh scallops. Nitzan uses only the best raw materials and to this day, works in the kitchen at least ten nights a month- a rare thing for a chef of his caliber in Israel.
I have no doubt that if Michelin guide reviewed restaurants in Israel, Mul Yam would earn its stars.
Hangar 24, Tel Aviv Port, 03-546 99 20, opening hours: Sunday-Friday 12.30-15.30, 19.30-23.00. Saturday: 13.00-16.00, 19.30-23.00, Facebook.