There is a space, right at the beginning of the Carmel Market, which used to be cursed for many years. A cursed space is a space that carries a lot of potential, but every single business that opened there, closed its gates in a short time. The potential brings other investors, which turns into a trail of failures, hence, cursed.
The curse broke four years ago, when two brothers decided to open an Asian street food restaurant with their personal interpretation, called the Bun. The Bun has a Bunny on its napkins, but don’t search for rabbits in the menu. The name stands for the steamed buns that the place serves (with a variety of other dishes and daily changing specials).
The place is cozy and the kitchen takes up most of it the area. I prefer sitting at the bar, where you can watch the kitchen staff while they are making your food. There are also tables inside and outside.
Eating at the Bun can be combined with a tour in the Carmel market, or stand by itself. Either way, it’s a unique experience in the culinary world of Tel Aviv which I highly recommend.