A Visit to Regina at the Tachanah [Food Friday]
In January, while visiting Israel, we found ourselves in Tel Aviv and looking for a restaurant. We decided to visit the Hatachana right near the Mediterranean Sea. Hatachana, which used to be the old train station, has now been transformed into a shopping area with restaurants and has an interesting visual aesthetic reminiscent of when it used to be a train station. While there, we found a nice-looking restaurant and opened up the menus. We then quickly departed after noticing shellfish on the menu – Tel Aviv is certainly not Jerusalem when it comes to kosher restaurants. After checking out another restaurant and discovering that it, too, was unkosher, we did find Regina.
Whereas many restaurants might all be in one building, Regina has a couple of different buildings, with an outside seating area, as well. We had to squeeze by another group in a room to themselves to get to another one where we were seated. I thought it had a cool ambiance and there was some pleasant music playing, as well.
As to the food, I thought that the bread they served was yummy, which is a good start. For an appetizer, I got the beef carpaccio, which was soft. For an entree, I got the corn beef dish, which was tasty, with great texture and easily came apart (which I like), although there was nothing further to it – nothing carby, per se, so it wouldn’t fill one up on its own (perhaps one could eat bread and appetizers, though). The Classic Schnitzel, which my wife got, was breaded beef, and I found to be interestingly chewy.
If you’re at Hatachana and looking for a kosher restaurant, Regina is, I think, worth checking out.