LOKAL: A Cozy Road Inn Serving Exceptional Burgers and Chicken in Tel AvivDining travel guide
Address: Ahad Ha'Am St 30, Tel Aviv-Yafo, 6515105
I recently had the pleasure of dining at LOKAL, a humble yet present road inn located on Ahad Ha’am street in Tel Aviv. This establishment was born out of a partnership between Alon Peled and Aviv Cohen, who raised a very efficient chicken startup in their crowded apartment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The menu at LOKAL is concise but impressive, offering a burger, chicken, and vegan option with fries on the side and a large container of kombucha that can come plain or alcoholic. I opted for the Smashburger meal, which included 200 grams of aged meat, American cheese, house sauce, house pickles, lettuce, and onion served with chips and a drink for NIS 72.00. The burger was cooked to perfection on a plancha with a dedicated iron weight, resulting in a patty that was neither too crispy nor too juicy. The Koji salt and cheddar cheese added a unique flavor profile that elevated the burger to something truly exceptional. The homemade sauce was also outstanding, completing the burger in a truly satisfying way.
My dining companion opted for the Crispy Chicken Dinner, which was served with garlic aioli, homemade pickles, garlic pepper sauce, and fermented honey, American cheese, and lettuce for NIS 72.00. The chicken breast was marinated in ravioli and spices, resulting in a super crispy coating that was incredibly delicious. The additional sauces and toppings made for a flavor explosion that we both thoroughly enjoyed.
The restaurant’s atmosphere is humble and unpretentious, with a focus on providing customers with high-quality food and drink in a cozy setting. The staff were friendly and accommodating, making us feel right at home.
Overall, LOKAL is an outstanding addition to the Tel Aviv food scene. The restaurant’s dedication to providing customers with delicious, high-quality food in a cozy atmosphere is evident in every aspect of the dining experience. I highly recommend stopping by LOKAL for a meal that is sure to satisfy both your taste buds and your soul.