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Six Israeli restaurants were ranked among the 50 best dining establishments in the Middle East and North Africa.

The prestigious list, published by the website and sponsored by San Pellegrino and Aqua Panna, was announced at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.

The highest-ranking Israeli restaurant was George & John in Tel Aviv, which ranked sixth on the list.

“Receiving international recognition for our hard work is just as important to me and my team as it is seeing people smile during our meals. Representing Israel is also a great honor, especially on days like these, George & John’s chef Tomar Tal told Haaretz daily.

“At his restaurant, chef Tomar Tal combines the flavors and dishes of his Jewish-Moroccan heritage with seasonal raw produce from Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market and fresh seafood from the nearby Jaffa Port. According to, each beautifully plated Gaya cuisine tells its own story showcasing a facet of the local Eastern Mediterranean cuisine.

Other Israeli restaurants on this year’s list are OCD (14), which ranked third last year; a restaurant (24), which made the list for the first time; Animar (32), dropped from 17; Milgo & Milbar (40), which has the same ranking as last year; and Habasta (48), who expressed disappointment after falling from 14 on last year’s list.

All of the Israeli restaurants on this year’s list are located in Tel Aviv.

The highest-ranked restaurant by, which only last year began ranking restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa, was Orfly Bros Bistro in Dubai, described by the site as “the story of three Syrian immigrant chef brothers coming together to create It was described as “a story in the making”. A truly unique dining experience.

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