Located in a historic building in the center of Tel-Aviv, TYO has clearly put a lot of care into their setting and the result is refined and elegant. The menu is classic and complete including an extensive range of Japanese cuisine, from miso soup to the very wide sushi menu. Or try one of the more original dishes such as carpaccio roll, asparagus wrapped in beef carpaccio and parmesan or be inspired by the opulent Hamachi ceviche which combines seriola, beluga caviar, and truffle oil. More simply, you can opt for the different sorts of tempura including vegetables, shrimp, and fish or fried tofu served in a broth of shitake mushrooms. The exceptionally fresh, delicate tuna sashimi is a good option. The beef tataki is another. It’s quite spicy and the thin meat is delicious. As for the sushi, the combinations are often quite daring: seared foie gras with tuna nigiri, salmon mozzarella, or the inevitable sweet potato, which is very popular here. We like this place for the quality of the food, the wonderful flavors, the perfectly cooked vinegar rice, and the special added touch, such as a bit of crunch here, or a pleasantly spicy note there, which makes the difference.