Tel Aviv is famous for its many fish restaurants that serve different kinds of salads that are re-filled.
Hashaked is a well-known, family-run such establishment in Tel Aviv, and it has been serving fresh fish, seafood and salads since the fifties.
The owner of the restaurant used to sit there every single day until she passed away at the end of 2016. Her son and his daughters now run the restaurant, cook and wait on tables.
Hashaked has a huge fish and seafood selection, accompanied by Israeli and international wines, and is gluten-free friendly as well. Their salads have an Eastern-European Jewish influence and you can find chopped liver, smoked and “gefilte” (ground de-boned) fish and delicious egg salad.
The restaurant is located in a new renovated square with many other restaurants and plenty of space where children can play outside while their parents eat. Also, there’s a flea market there twice a week, making it the perfect spot for lunch after spending the day at the market.
The place feels like home to me as my family and I have been going there for many years. it’s always fun to be greeted by the owner, Haim, who enjoys sharing with me what fish carpaccio is available that day, since he knows it’s my favorite!
Hashaked has a very loyal clientele which has been coming on a weekly basis for years. You should definitely go eat there if you are looking for a truly fresh authentic and delicious place!