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Allenby Street: Tel Aviv's Russian Enclave

Allenby Street, Tel Aviv

Photo: Maira Kalman

On Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, T+L finds pork on rye, women in babushkas, and plenty of Russian vodka—all the makings of a cultural mash-up. Read the article

Destinations: Tel Aviv

Inspired by: Tel Aviv's Little Russia — by Gary Shteyngart, Published Feb. 2010

Hotels (3)

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    Dan Tel Aviv

    A shorefront hotel built in the late 1950's, recently renovated to preserve its original Modernist design. The property has 280 rooms and a popular

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    Cinema Hotel

    Houses in a Bauhaus-style building that was one of the first movie theaters in the city, this film-themed property now has 82 rooms, complimentary

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    Hotel Montefiore

    Rooms have minimalist, design-forward décor at this hotel in the heart of the city.

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Restaurants (3)

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    The Viking

    A languorous, partly outdoor restaurant that joylessly specializes in dishes like golubets, a stuffed cabbage peppery and garlicky enough to regist

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    Mal’enkaya Rossiya

    The Mal’enkaya Rossiya (Little Russia) delicatessen has everything you need to re-create a serious Russian table in the Middle East. There’s vacuum

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    Little Prague

    Little Prague exults in a wonderful version of the Czech classic veprove koleno—a marinated and slow-roasted pork knuckle with a hint of rye, which

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Activities (4)

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    Lima Lima

    The club hosts a popular Sunday night showcase for Russian bands called “Stakanchik,” or “little drinking glass.” Amid luxuriant George of the Jung

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    Don Quixote

    The Russian nerve center of Allenby Street is full of curious pensioners and boulevard intellectuals feasting on a lifetime’s worth of Isaac Asimov

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    Nanouchka

    A neo-Georgian supper club, a place where one can order a cool pomegranate vodka drink, featuring grenadine juice from Russia and crushed ice,

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    Bauhaus Center

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