Tavlin seeks to impress with the flavours of Tel Aviv. And that, it certainly does.
Staying true to the street style of dining, Tavlin’s menu is “fast” food that is prepared with a whole of lot of love and care. Designed by owner and chef Adi Daboush, whose career in hospitality spans a lifetime, the succinct yet impactful menu is a contemporary take on family recipes brought from Damascus, Tripoli and Tel Aviv which takes inspiration from his travels through the Middle East, South, Central and North America, Europe and Asia.
We loved everything we ordered from the menu. Everything is homemade here, from the dips to the bread. And it really makes a difference. The iconic Tavlin hummus is simply some of the best we have ever had.
We loved our mix of lamb and chicken shawarma in a pita laced with hummus, tahini, Israeli salad, slaw and pickles.
The hummus bowls are another winner – expect a decadent bowl of hummus and tahini served with pita and your choice of topping.
If you want something a little naughty, do not go past the loaded fries with falafel. Perfectly crispy seasoned fries are topped with tahini. The falafels were yet another showstopper. Featuring a crispy exterior, these crispy chickpea and herb patties were stunning. Just yum!
Tavlin is certainly a feast for the senses.
Location: 302 Carlisle Street, Balaclava
Phone: 03 9972 5666