Situated in a preserved eclectic-style building, right by the iconic pedestrian walk-way of Nachalat Binyamin, the unique exterior of Carmela Ba'nachala sets the tone of the experience before you set foot inside the restaurant.
Décor inside is simple yet pleasant - designed to prevent distraction from the main draw: the exceptional dishes produced by chef Daniel Zach. Combining a wealth of experience from his years as a culinary journeyman in Germany and the Alsace region of France, as well as his love for the local ingredients that characterise Israeli cuisine, ensure a culinary array that is both delicious and unpretentious.
Its location right by the Carmel Market is crucial, to the point of having a role in determining the seasonal menu as much as the chef himself. This idea of a market-based restaurant enchanted chef Zach since his first day working in such an establishment - at a student town by Stuttgart.
If in season, try the finely chopped herb salad, with toasted cashew nuts in a dressing of lemon and olive oil - a true local/international delicacy.