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Jerusalem Restaurants
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Jerusalem Restaurants will take you to taste a variety of food not seen in the rest of the country, all of it with its particular heritage, including Jewish from all countries of the Diaspora and exotic foods like Armenian, Arabic or Kurdish.



Machneyuda Restaurant inside the Machane Yehuda Market

Machneyuda Restaurant inside the Machane Yehuda Market

Located in Machane Yehuda Market, it is open since 2009, it has become one of Israel celebrities’ restaurants. They serve “Happy Food” in a unique experience. Make sure you reserve with enough time, because it is always full.

  • 10 Beit Yaakov St, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972 2 533 3442
  • Open 12:30 – 16:00 and 18:30 – 24:00




Pasha’s Restaurant in Jerusalem serving Palestinian Cuisine

Pasha’s Restaurant in Jerusalem serving Palestinian Cuisine

Serving Palestinian Cuisine, hardly found in the city. Try the Mansaf, a Jordanian lamb dish cooked in fermented yogurt sauce, served with rice and nuts, and Mussakhan, a traditional Palestinian chicken dish cooked with mixed spices, onions and pine nuts, served on a pile of taboon flat breads.

  • Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972 2-582-5162
  • Open 11:00 – 24:00


Hummus Lina and Abu Shukri the Best in Town

Hummus Lina and Abu Shukri the Best in Town

A small hummus restaurant located within the walls of Jerusalem Old City. They have many competitors for the title of the Best Hummus, but this one with its legendary reputation is for a reason packed full.

  • Near the 5th Station of the Via Dolorosa, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972 2-627-1538
  • Open 8:00 – 16:30


Eucalyptus Restaurant in Jerusalem Old City

Eucalyptus Restaurant in Jerusalem Old City

Situated in a 19th century stone building overlooking the Old City walls and decorated with oriental rugs and murals, the restaurant offers three tasting menus, titled ‘King David Feast’, ‘Song of Songs Feast’ and ‘Queen of Sheba Feast’, all of which are inspired by the agriculture and food mentioned in the Bible. 

  • 14 Hativat Yerushalayim Street, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972-2-624-4331
  • Open Sun – Thu 17:00 – 23:00
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 20:15 – 23:00


Jerusalem Restaurants

Mantra Restaurant in Jerusalem Downtown for Great Pasta

Mantra Restaurant in Jerusalem Downtown for Great Pasta

In the City center of Jerusalem, it cooks up fresh fish, seafood, pasta, and meat. This spot turns into a tapas bar past sundown, with alcohol and snacks served into the wee hours of the night.

  • 14 Yosef Rivlin Street, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: + 972-2-624-4994
  • Open Sun – Fri 18:30 – 24:00
  • Saturday 13:00 24:00


Dolphin Yam Restaurant serving the best fish for almost 50 years

Dolphin Yam Restaurant serving the best fish for almost 50 years

Catering to the people of Jerusalem for close to 50 years, it serves the best of the season, with a varied menu of fish and seafood.

  • 9 Shimon Ben Shatakh Street, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972-2-623-2272
  • Open Sun – Sat 12:00 – 23:00


Hamotzi Restaurant serving North African Delights

Hamotzi Restaurant serving North African Delights

It’s known for its authenticity and intimacy. This restaurant is quite small, which only adds to its charm. The open kitchen constantly pumps aromatic flavors and smells into the homey atmosphere, serving North African delights.

  • 113 Jaffa Street, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972-2-631-0050
  • Open Sun – Thu 12:00 – 24:00
  • Friday 11:30 – 15:00
  • Saturday Closed


Chakra Restaurant in Jerusalem City Center

Chakra Restaurant in Jerusalem City Center

Located in Jerusalem City Center it features an Italian-inspired menu with a global influence and an extensive seafood selection.

  • 41 King George Street, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972-2-625-2733
  • Open Sun – Thu 18:00 – 24:00
  • Friday 17:30 – 24:00
  • Saturday 12:30 – 24:00


Piccolino a Kosher Mehadrin Italian Restaurant

Piccolino a Kosher Mehadrin Italian Restaurant

This is a Kosher Mehadrin Italian restaurant with a menu of fish and dairy dishes, served with fresh baked focaccias and pizzas from their “tabun” or clay oven.

  • 12 Yoel Moshe Salomon Street, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Tel: +972-2-624-4186
  • Open Sun – Thu 10:00 – 23:00
  • Friday 09:00 – 15:00


Hachatzer Restaurant in the area of Emek Refaim Jerusalem

Hachatzer Restaurant in the area of Emek Refaim Jerusalem

In the Emek Refaim restaurant area it adds an Israeli touch to Mediterranean Food using only fresh ingredients.

  • 7 Beit Lehem Road, Jerusalem Israel
  • Tel: +972-77-230-7646
  • Open Sun – Thu 12:00 – 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 – 14:00

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