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19 Cleveland expands the spirit of Nish Nush to include the full-spectrum experience of twenty-first-century Tel Aviv: a melting pot with sparkling nightlife. Where better to stake this venture than ever-cosmopolitan Soho? To bring the vision to fruition, Hen pooled his childhood friends, Eyal Asulin and Shai Sudai, along with NYC local, Kfir Cohen, and 19 Cleveland’s master chef, Asaf Maoz.
Maoz’s career spans some of Tel Aviv’s most innovative restaurants, a Michelin-starred eatery in Italy, and a stint in Panama, where he helped launch one of the few establishments for Israeli cuisine.

Hen says “there is no such thing as Tel Avivian cuisine” — it’s in the making. It reflects a young generation inspired by each other’s differences and totally unafraid to experiment.
“Tel Avivian cuisine” is perfectly at home in New York, then. An ethos evolved beyond food, it’s a celebration of international exchange.