The Norman Announces Reopening of Renowned Restaurant Dinings in Tel Aviv

Perfectly situated in the heart of Rothschild Boulevard on a picturesque city square, The Norman, the only luxury boutique hotel in Tel Aviv, is thrilled to welcome back Dinings, the world renowned restaurant from chef Masaki Sugisaki, located up on the third floor. Dinings Tel Aviv brings a unique blend of traditional Japanese Tapas and modern European cuisine, presented with incomparable flair within a graceful setting.

Norman Reopens Renowned Dinings Restaurant in Tel Aviv

Presenting dishes influenced by the tastes and cooking styles of Tel Aviv, Europe, and Japan, Dinings Tel Aviv celebrates authentic Japanese techniques and utilises the best seasonal produce from small-scale suppliers. The menu will encompass a number of distinctive dishes and former favourites, to include incarnations of specialities served at Sugisaki’s London flagship Dinings SW3, whilst offering new local favourites such as Tar-chips served with three signature accompaniments Tuna Chili Miso, Salmon Yuzu or Roasted Beetroot Tahini Miso; Tartare served with Caviar & Jalapeño vinaigrette and Dinings’ unique Temaki Hand Roll, offered with various fillings including Freshwater Eel & Miso Foie Gras Mousse or Salmon Yuzu.


Dinings dynamic menu will be accompanied by an extensive cocktail and sake list to compliment the variety of flavours. Signature cocktails will include Blossom Mochi, with Mashu Mashu, prosecco and kombucha and Not a Mizu, rum infused coconut with pineapple and nutmeg. Dinings Tel Aviv will also include classics with a twist such as Margaritas, Manhattans and Passion Martinis.


Executive Chef of Dinings, Masaki Sugisaki said: “It’s such a wonderful feeling to be back in Tel Aviv and with the team at The Norman and to be reopening Dinings again. I love this city and the produce available here, so creating a menu in the Dinings signature style but utilising the beautiful Israeli ingredients is such a privilege, there is some really interesting and incredible quality produce to work with in the country which lends itself so well to my cooking. We can’t wait to welcome the first guests through the doors.”


General Manager at The Norman, Yaron Liberman says “After a three- year wait to re-open, a transformative interior design overhaul and the creation of an innovative new menu, I’m thrilled that Dinings has re-opened to such rave reviews. Chef Masaki has, as always, set the culinary bar extremely high. He is assisted by our homegrown Dinings Chef, Vova, with fabulous Karin, former manager of The Library Bar, running the show.  A great highlight for me is the aesthetic and atmospheric change to a more loungey fun cocktail bar feel, with awesome music to match.”


Diners can sit at the bar and watch the Dinings sushi chefs at work or take a seat on the stunning open terrace with panoramic views of the Mediterranean skyline. With spectacular new interiors that bring unprecedented sophistication and boutique character, Dinings Tel Aviv captures a relaxed and timeless elegance and provides an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city.


Dinings Tel Aviv, 25 Nachmani St, is open 7 days a week: 12:00- 3:00 pm, 6:00- 11:00 pm. Food is served on the Terrace as well, except between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.




Situated in the heart of Tel Aviv, The Norman brings unprecedented sophistication and boutique character to the historic Mediterranean city. With interior design by David d’Almada of SAGRADA, The Norman redefines the art of hospitality, capturing the timeless  elegance of the 1920s with comforts of a world class boutique property. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, The  Norman is home to 30 bedrooms and 21 suites with two restaurant outlets, serving Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine,  a wellness area, 24-hour Technogym Fitness Room, 24-hour Concierge Services, a rooftop infinity pool and will feature original Israeli  artwork throughout.

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Born in Saitama, Japan, Masaki grew up surrounded by food as the eldest son of a family running a traditional Kaiseki restaurant called Katsura-Saryo. Masaki travelled to London when he was 23 and worked in several Japanese restaurants across the capital to gain experience of how Japanese cuisine is served and enjoyed outside Japan. After returning to Japan and taking up the role of Head Chef at his parents’ restaurant, Masaki moved to Tokyo where he worked in various establishments, expanding and developing his own style of new Japanese food. In 2005 Masaki settled back in London, working with the opening team at Nobu Berkeley Street where he met Tomonari Chiba. Masaki left Nobu and joined forces with Tomonari to establish Dinings SW3 and took the helm as Executive Chef. @masakisugisaki.