MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Diners may end up arguing about which of Timna’s appetizing and complex Middle Eastern dishes is the most memorable, but almost everything whipped up by Chef Nir Mesika will have you buzzing. Tucked below street level, this deep and narrow space features plenty of exposed brick, as well as a welcoming bar located up front. Start with the addictive kubaneh, a Yemenite brioche-and-challah hybrid served with crushed tomato sauce, butter-thick yogurt and jalapeño salsa. For a refreshing treat, dive in to the Chinatown salad-glass noodles tossed with a pesto of fragrant herbs, palm sugar and fish sauce, then topped with crispy tempura green beans. Finish the evening with a yuzu tart featuring piña colada-panna cotta and sweet strawberry coulis.