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OCD Restaurant – Tel Aviv

July 6, 2017 26 Comments

Tel Aviv has been one of the popular destinations during the past decade due to the edgy city vibe, Mediterranean weather, great food, and for those who got bored with the usual Ibiza and Mykonos party theme. Thus the city has attracted attracted many beautiful young travelers  during the summer time. For pretty much the same reasons above, I decided to go somewhere different for this summer, so I booked a last minute trip to Tel Aviv, without knowing where to go and doing zero research before I landed in the City.

 

Luckily I stumbled across Blender PR during my booking for OCD restaurant, and they have totally opened my eyes and changed my experience in Tel Aviv. Not that they have complied a great list of restaurants and bars for me to explore, they have also took a further step out to arrange dining appointments for me, scored best seats and ensured the best dining experienced for my every visit. When I first reached out to OCD restaurant, the place was booked out for the next month or so, thanks to Blender PR, who has convinced OCD Restaurant to move a few things around and helped me to secure a table there during my very short stay in Tel Aviv. Without Blender PR, you wouldn’t be able to even read this post filled with photos of mouth watering food 🙂

 

OCD Restaurant

Located on the south side of the town, near the Old Jeffe Port, this is the area with many rising new stars and contemporary dining. Among those new rising star, OCD Restaurant is probably one of the brightest, no wonder when I called them, they were booked out for the next month or even longer. The restaurant is sited on one of the quieter streets near the flea market, in a warehouse conversion building. The kitchen and the dining areas are submerged as one whole unit. An U-shaped dining bench surrounds the main kitchen area, with only 19 seats. This truly re-emphasized one of the restaurant’s core values – quality over quantity. The 9-coursed meal is prepared and presented right in front of the diner, and served to all 19 diners at the same time. Every night, the restaurant has 2 rounds of seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Another core value the restaurant focuses on is the freshness of the raw ingredients. Inspirations are created depends on the seasonality of the raw ingredients and the menu are not presented to the diner at seating, so after each dish, the mysteriousness for the next dish hypes up and creates extra excitements for the diners.

 

Aperitif: Spanish Doughnut with hamon cream

 

Course 1: Red snapper tartar with shipped tomato cream

 

 

Course 2: Salmon sashimi with horse radish vinaigrette and cucumber

 

Course 3: Fried mochi with lightly burnt cod

 

Course 4: Beef carpaccio topped with red potato chips with chives cream

 

Course 5: European sea-bass with saffron foam

 

Course 6: Parsnip with reduced bone marrow sauce

 

Course 7: Seared duck breast with turnip, black garlic sauce and bone marrow crisps (This dish completely blew my mind away! Definitely was the high light of the night)

 

Course 8: Aerated honey comb parfait with goat cheese and walnuts

 

Course 9: Cheery ice cream with rice pops

 

Petite -four: Sweet pea ice cream with wasabi toppings

 

 

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26 Comments

  1. marcy

    July 25, 2017

    Telaviv is for sure on my bucket list!!! My uncle was born there but have never visited for sure need to make this trip soon. If I ever do for sure will visit this restaurant. The food looks so delicious.

    xoxo
    Marcy

  2. Jordan Chapman

    July 24, 2017

    So you’re pushing Tel Aviv further and further up my list with these posts!! I’m obsessed with what you had at this restaurant and I want to be able to go and try everything on the menu!! Tel Aviv looks like a dream and I’m excited to one day be able to experience all of the great things that it has to offer!
    Jordan xx
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  3. Ravayna

    July 19, 2017

    I’ve never been to Israel, but I’m dying to go! And when I do, I need to eat at ocd- it looks unbelievable! I love a good tasting manu, especially one here they don’t give you a menu- sweet anticipation! The sound of that duck with black garlic and bone marrow sounds to die for! Yum- and cherry ice cream is my fave. What a meal!

  4. Kayla

    July 17, 2017

    I love restaurants that use this serving concept. It creates this exclusive wow factor that everyone wants to get in on. We have a restaurant similar in Atlanta that has a waitlist for 3 years! Crazy right?! But the food looks fun and unique! I love trying new things, makes culinary experiences like this so much more fun!

  5. Thomas Falkenstedt

    July 16, 2017

    I wish I could book a last-minute to basically anywhere right now, but will have to wait until September to actually go to Mykonos to relax (yes, no party there for me, haha). I actually have heard Tel Aviv is famous for its party scene, but apparently there’s a great deal of culture as well based on this beautiful restaurant review you gave us from the OCD restaurant. I can’t believe you got through 10 courses as I would have been full after only like 2, haha, but they all seemed delicious and well worth the visit! Thanks for tips for what to do when I finally do visit Tel Aviv!
    Thomas xx

  6. Michelle

    July 13, 2017

    So clever to connect with Blender PR – it sounds like they hooked you up! Tel Aviv is such a beautiful City. Truthfully when I’m in Israel I spend 90% of my time in Jerusalem and don’t get to explore Tel Aviv as much as I’d like. Hopefully we are going back next year so I’m looking forward! OCD looks amazing! I’m drooling over all those dishes! YUM!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  7. Aurela lacaj

    July 13, 2017

    As a Mediterranean myself I agree, we have the best food 🙂 OMG first of all I want to visit Tel Aviv one day. The OCD restaurant sounds amazing. It must be since you have to reserve a month in advance. The tasting menu, that changes from time to time, what an amazing concept! The food has perfect combination of sophisticated dishes and each one looks so tasty. You are lucky to have the opportunity to work with Blender PR and secure a spot in such an exclusive place. Glad you had an amazing time!

    Aurela x
    http://www.aurelafashionista.com

  8. sepatuholig

    July 13, 2017

    Great review! looks delish!
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  9. Open Kloset

    July 13, 2017

    Hey Love,
    Hows you?
    Tel Aviv is on my Bucket List and OCD Restaurant as well.
    Loved the warm Lights and the Design as well and God the Food I was Drooling over your Stunning Photos:)
    Need to Try this place:)
    9 course Meal is sounds just Perfect for me:) Love to Eat so much:)
    Love and Happy Week
    Open Kloset By Karina

  10. Vanessa Berlin

    July 12, 2017

    Wow I have to say that this looks absolutely amazing! Every dish seems super sophisticated and certinly delicious. I’m especially in love with course 8, sounds awesome. I am a huge fan of honey comb and I never thought of the idea of mixing it with goat cheese! But it sounds so tasty! Also course 2 sounds wonderful. I am in love with sashimi and that sounds super yummy. Even though the plate itself looks very small it’s so gorgeous! Love the presentation of ever dish. You made me hungry girl! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome and unique post I loveddd reading all about it and I loved all the different courses!

    Vanessa, xo!
    http://thefashionstatement.net

  11. Natalia k

    July 12, 2017

    Jessie you travel and eat at the best places!.Thanks for sharing Tel Aviv with me it’s on my list now.
    Blender Pr sound amazing getting you a table at a busy popular restaurant is no mean feat! Gosh I need them on my side.
    It’s so hard when your traveling to also organize restaurants on the last minute not to mention nearly impossible,the Food looks absolutely Devine and mouthwatering your making me hungry.
    Xo
    Natalia k

  12. Tandya

    July 12, 2017

    Omg Blender PR sounds amazing! Are they available in the States?! There are so many LA restaurants that I have to book months in advance!
    I can see why OCD Restaurant has a months wait! The food looks amazing! I love that it is intimate and only fits 19 diners, and that each diner gets to experience a 9 course meal!

    Thanks for sharing!
    XO
    Tandya
    http://www.simplytandya.com

  13. Maggie

    July 12, 2017

    Everything looks like a work of art. I always wanted to try those multi-course meals because the chef really take the time to perfect each dish and turn them into little decadent art pieces. They all look so yummy too!

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    @clothestomidnight.com

  14. Jacqueline

    July 12, 2017

    Wow this place looks absolutely amazing! The food looks extraordinary! If I’m ever in Tel Aviv I will have to check them out. And make sure that I have a reservation as well! I love the creative presentation and that it’s an experience while you’re there

  15. Lana

    July 11, 2017

    Such an amazing experience! I love contemporary restaurants so much, this one seems so interesting. That is insane that they have reservations for one month and even longer!
    The food looks way too delicious.
    Seared duck breast with turnip, black garlic sauce and bone marrow crisps – oh my God, I can resist, I have to try it!

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  16. Sheree

    July 11, 2017

    THE OCD restaurant looked amazing!! I love the minimal vibes of the place and plating but packed on with full flavors. It really minded me of one of my favorite place in LA. It is so cool that Blender PR was able to assist with getting you squeezed in for a seating!! Nicely done.

    xo Sheree
    PoshClassyMom.com

  17. Jessica

    July 11, 2017

    I have never heard of a restaurant which serves 9 courses! They definitely pull off serving nine unique dishes with their own inspirations and flavors. The opportunity of being face to face with the chefs and the servers is a rare opportunity. Xo, Jessica

  18. Jennifer Quattrucci

    July 11, 2017

    Dear Jessi,
    First of all you always amaze me with all your fabulous and exciting adventures and this one is outstanding! It’s so awesome that you were able to secure a spot in such an exclusive place because of PR relations ! The food is completely creative and extremely appealing! I can’t wait to see and hear more about your trip to Tel Aviv !
    Yours truly,
    Jennifer

  19. Ankita Bardhan

    July 10, 2017

    OMG foodgasm max! The food looks super delicious and the dessert is just YUM!
    xx
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

  20. AMC

    July 10, 2017

    Omg when I go to visit Tel Aviv I need to go here! What a cute little place ?????

    Sounds and looks like an incredible experience ❤️

  21. From Luxe With Love

    July 9, 2017

    Love these photos! Great post babe! x

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  22. Lily Rose

    July 9, 2017

    Telaviv sounds like such a cool place to travel to. Maybe I need to contact Blender PR to coordinate my next travel 🙂 How they got you a seat at OCD restaurant is amazing. The restaurant looks and sounds great, it’s crazy it’s booked for a month out. Also, 9 course meal? I’ve heard of 3, 5 and rarely 7 course dinner, but 9? My mouth keeps watering more and more as I scrolled through your pics. I want some of that sea bass, duck breast and ice cream right now!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  23. Darya

    July 9, 2017

    Yammy! Wanna try all these dishes! Will check this place out then i’m in Tel Aviv!

    xoxo
    Darya

  24. Christine Kong

    July 8, 2017

    My mouth is literally watering seeing these dishes. I love that this gem exists in Tel Aviv and that you were able to secure a reservation with Blender PR even though they were fully booked! MAJOR SCORE! This is my ideal type of dining where you are surprised with creative, fusion of tastes in small bites. The fact that it is intimate too is so nice because you really get to taste the food and maybe even talk to the chef about his inspiration in creating these dishes. What an incredible experience! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  25. Robin Jones

    July 7, 2017

    OMG these dishes look so amazing! I love doing fancy meals when there is more than 3 courses– I feel like you get to try and taste so much more! I’ll have to check this place out next time I visit!

  26. Jessi Malay

    July 7, 2017

    I need to check this place out! I have such a sweet tooth!! The sweet pea ice cream with wasabi toppings sounds delicious!!

    XO, Jessi

    http://www.mywhitet.com/insta-worthy-spots-la/

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