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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Flea Market
“Middle east story. the vibes, the food, the people, the smells, the colors, the nightlife. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“ beautiful all day and special at night walk between the stone alleys and feel like going through a Time Tunnel”
  • 143 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“The port is among the oldest in the world. It has a sea, ancient construction and an Arab and Jewish population that live together. It is a center of culture, commerce, recreation and leisure.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“It's best to go in the afternoon, wonder around the Zodiac Alleys in the old town, go to Ilana Gur museum for some culture, to the flea market for burgains... Stay in the area as it fills up with bars and beautiful people. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Café
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“nice coffee shops, but even greater deli. you can find there great wine, cheese, bread and fancy snacks ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Old Jaffa The flea market, the old town and the beach are amazing and beautiful”
  • 70 locals recommend
Pub
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“Shaffa Bar - Great food with Jaffa atmosphere in the background. Shaffa Bar is an ancient place with a great atmosphere. Must order pizza with artichokes! On Mondays there are the Ottomans who come to pick up the vibe with ethnic music”
  • 51 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“When you visit Jaffa (Yafo), this is the place to go to get a taste of typical Arab/Middle Eastern food. As you sit down, the waiters will bring you at least 10 little dishes with all kinds of salads, hummus, pita bread, etc. And if you choose the salads as your main meal, they will keep coming and replacing your empty dishes. So it's like a bottomless salad bar :) Of course, you can also order fish and meat here. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“You are very lucky because you one step from the BEST hummus in Israel, and hummus is our national food! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“The best hummus dish! If it’s your first try, please plan a proper nap afterwards ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“a big park by the sea 2 minutes walk from aprtement great for a stroll in evening or a picnic has nice views from the hill and is so close i spend most of my free time with my children there ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“a romantic wine bar, restaurant and deluxe delicatessen. Par Derrier means "at the back," alluding to the charming back yard”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“Local bar and cafe in the heart of Jaffa to have great breakfasts and burgers.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great local Jaffa bar that often has great bands perform. Acoustics are unbelievable and drinks are chill.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“One of the oldest known harbours in the world, the port of Jaffa was mentioned in the Bible (as Joppa) and was once the disembarkation point for pilgrims to the Holy Land. Up until recent decades, it was also where Jaffa oranges were stored and exported all over the world. In recent years, Old Jaffa Port has been developed as a cultural attraction, whilst retaining its operations as a working port from where tens of fishermen head off into the Mediterranean each night. Many of the old hangars have been converted into versatile spaces which are often hosting exhibitions of art and photography.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Abu Hassan, a renowned hummus joint that's been open since 1966. Definitely try the Masabacha, a warm and chunky local style. Open weekdays 7:00 AM to lunch time.”
  • 32 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“nice coffee shops, but even greater deli. you can find there great wine, cheese, bread and fancy snacks ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“When you visit Jaffa (Yafo), this is the place to go to get a taste of typical Arab/Middle Eastern food. As you sit down, the waiters will bring you at least 10 little dishes with all kinds of salads, hummus, pita bread, etc. And if you choose the salads as your main meal, they will keep coming and replacing your empty dishes. So it's like a bottomless salad bar :) Of course, you can also order fish and meat here. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“You are very lucky because you one step from the BEST hummus in Israel, and hummus is our national food! ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
“The best hummus dish! If it’s your first try, please plan a proper nap afterwards ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“a romantic wine bar, restaurant and deluxe delicatessen. Par Derrier means "at the back," alluding to the charming back yard”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Local bar and cafe in the heart of Jaffa to have great breakfasts and burgers.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Situated in Jaffa's port with breathtaking dock views and the salty fragrance of the sea, this restaurant and bar serves seasonal seafood and fish. Brunch it up with the hearty ‘shakshuka’ (eggs cooked in tomato sauce) or munch on the calamari in a slightly sweet orange and chili sauce. Check out their website for details about evening shows. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“onza is a highly recommended celebrity chef restaurant and bar about 10 minutes walk away. Make sure to reserve though! 03-648-6060”
  • 13 locals recommend

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