Idi, located in the seaside city of Ashdod, is a restaurant name that carries culinary weight both inside and outside of Israel. This restaurant began with the dream of a former diver in the Israeli pipeline industry, Idi Israelowitz. After years of trials and tribulations with trying to open several establishments in Israel, as well as a stint at the famed Cordon Bleu in Paris he opened Idi in 1995. His dishes place an emphasis on fine seafood and seeks to provide diners with good food and good fun. The Idi experience includes red tuna steaks, fried calamari, and plenty of high quality wine and spirits to wash it all down.