Jerusalem Restaurant Guide

The Gil Travel staff has put together a list of recommended restaurants in Jerusalem. The list includes some of the best restaurants in Jerusalem, which we recommend to visit during one of our Israel tours.

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1868
Address: 10 King David St, Jerusalem
Price Range: $25-$30 per person
Cuisine: French
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Ambience & dignity in the 19th-century Jerusalem stone dining rooms
Tel: 02-622-2312

Adom
Address: 31 Yaffa St., downtown Jerusalem
Price Range: $25- $23 per person
Type of Cuisine: French/Mediterranean
Kosher: No
Comments: “The menu is wonderful, the Jerusalem stone dining rooms are spacious and atmospheric, the service friendly, and the music carefully chosen”- Frommer’s
Tel: 02-624-6242

Angelo
Address: 9 Hyrcanos (Horkanos) St, Jerusalem
Location:2 short blocks from Zion Sq., parallel to Jaffa Rd
Price Range: Main courses $8.80 – $15. Lunch specials $7 per person
Type of Cuisine: Italian
Kosher: Yes, Kosher-mehadrin
Comments: “The most superb, freshly made pasta in Jerusalem is served at this cozy kosher-mehadrin place” -Frommer’s
Tel: 02-625-1132

Arcadia
Address: 10 Agrippas St, Jerusalem
Location: In the lane between 63 Jaffa Rd. and 10 Agrippas St., 2 blocks west of King Geroge St
Price Range: Fixed-price dinner $33 – $49. Fixed-price lunch from $18
Type of Cuisine: French
Comments: “Acknowledged as the finest restaurant in Jerusalem…understated, minimalist decor, a dining garden, and top reviews from Israeli and foreign food writers” -Frommer’s
Tel: 02-624-9138

Armenian Tavern
Address: 79 Armenian Quarter St., Jerusalem Old City
Price Range: $15 – $25 per person
Type of Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Meat
Kosher: No
Comments: “delicious and special traditional dishes are offered on Friday nights. The place is frequented by locals as well as tourists.” – Haaretz
Tel: 02-627-3854

Cafit
Address: 35 Emek Refaim St., German Colony
Price Range: $15 – $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Dairy
Kosher: Yes
Comments: One notch above a coffee shop. Don’t need Hebrew to communicate
Tel: 02-563-5284

Canela
Address: 8 Shlomzion HaMalka St, Jerusalem
Price Range: $15 – $30 per person
Type of Cuisine: French, Continental
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Excellent food
Tel: 02-622-2293

Cavalier
Address: 18 Ben Sira St., downtown Jerusalem
Price Range: $40 – $50 per person
Type of Cuisine: French Continental
Kosher: No
Comments: Excellent food and elegant atmosphere
Tel: 02-625-1132

Chakra
Address:18 Shlomzion Street, downtown Jerusalem
Location: No sign — as you go downhill on Shlomzion HaMalka, it’s the last place on the right before you hit King David St
Price Range: $20 – $35 per person
Type of Cuisine: Seafood and meat
Kosher: No
Comments: Food made with love; excellent value for the price.
Tel: 02-625-2733

Darna
Address:3 Horkanus Street, downtown Jerusalem
Price Range: $30 – $50 per person
Type of Cuisine: Authentic Moroccan
Kosher: Yes
Comments: ” Amemorable place that delights the eye and the taste buds without being hokey or touristy” -Frommer’s
Tel: 02-624-5406

Eucalyptus
Address: 7 Horkanos Street, Jerusalem
Price Range: $39 – $54 per person
Type of Cuisine: Meat, Gourmet, Israeli
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “a highly original dining experience that highlights Biblical dishes. Its specialty is the use of wild herbs and plants growing on the Judean Mountains”
Tel: 02-623-2864

Focaccia Bar
Address: 4 Rabbi Akiva Street, downtown Jerusalem (off of Hillel St.)
Location: The heart of the center of the city, very popular and informal meeting place
Price Range: $10 – $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: International
Kosher: No
Comments: 19th-century cottage with a large dining garden (covered and heated in winter). Inexpensive, but trendy. Great for families.
Tel: 02-625-6428

Ima
Address:189 Agrippas Street, downtown Jerusalem
Price Range: $15 – $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Authentic grilled meats and salads, casual atmosphere
Tel: 02-624-6860

Joy Grill & Beer Restaurant
Address: 24 Emek Refaim St, Jerusalem
Price Range: $8 – $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Steaks/Chops
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “Attractive, busy place has a young, friendly spirit. It serves a gigantic menu of stylishly prepared meats, although you can find a vegetarian stir-fried noodle dish tucked into the menu.” – Frommer’s
Tel: 02-563-0033

La Guta
Address:34 Bethlehem Street, Baka
Location: Near Zion Square
Price Range: $20 – $30 per person
Type of Cuisine: French / Moroccan
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Elegant steakhouse with warm atmosphere and attentive service
Tel: 02-623-2322

Little Jerusalem Restaurant at Ticho House
Address:Beit Anna Ticho House, 9 Harav Kook Street, downtown Jerusalem
Location: Beit Anna Ticho House, Near Zion Square
Price Range: $25 – $35 per person
Type of Cuisine: Dairy
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “Large hidden oasis, its gardens and terrace cafe set right in the center of downtown West Jerusalem — it’s especially wonderful for outdoor dining in summer.”- Frommer’s. Good food selection.
Tel:02-624-8725

Montefiore
Address: 36 Emek Refaim St. Jerusalem
Price Range: $20 – $40 per person
Type of Cuisine: Italian Dairy
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Beautiful view of old city
Tel: 02-623-2928

Olive
Address: 36 Emek Refaim St., German Colony
Price Range: $20 – $40 per person
Type of Cuisine: Meat
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Excellent grilled meat
Tel: 02-561-1102

Olive and Fish
Address: 32 Jabotinsky St. Jerusalem
Price Range: $25 – $40 per person
Type of Cuisine: Fish / Meat
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Great food and convenient location.
Tel: 02-566-5020

Primavera
Address: 47 King George St
Location: Sheraton Plaza Hotel
Price Range: over $25 per person
Type of Cuisine: Italian/Dairy
Kosher: Yes, Glatt
Comments: “Formal, but relaxed…quiet and intimate. The service is professional and attentive.”- Haaretz
Tel: 02-629-8691

Rachmo
Address: Nachalat Shiva St.
Price Range: under $20 per person
Type of Cuisine: Jerusalem cooking
Kosher: No
Comments: Serves wonderful homemade style Mediterranean dishes
Tel: 02-623-4595

Sakura Japanese Restaurant
Address: Jerusalem Courtyard
Price Range: Sushi & sashimi platters $2 – $19; Main courses $13 – $17
Type of Cuisine: Asian/Pac Rim
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “Designed to suggest a typical, small-town restaurant in Japan, Sakura is believed by many to be the best Japanese restaurant in Israel, with standards that outdistance anything available in trendier Tel Aviv”- Frommer’s
Tel: 02-523-5464

Sea Dolphin (Dolphin Yam)
Address: 9 Ben Shitah St.
Location: At the end of Ha-Soreg St., 2 blocks east of Zion Square, Off & On Shlomzion Hamalka Street
Price Range: Main courses $12 – $22.
Type of Cuisine: Seafood
Kosher: No
Comments: “Serves a wide range of seafood as well as very fresh grilled or fried fish. It’s stylish but very informal, and always busy.”- Frommer’s
Tel: 02-623-2272

Selina
Address: 24 Emek Refa’im
Price Range: Main courses $15 – $25
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean
Kosher: Yes
Comments: Bistro, Bar / Pub, Restaurant- Bar, Meat. “People of all ages come here for dinner or just for a drink to soak up the young, hip atmosphere. The creative, seasonal menu is influenced by Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.”- Haaretz
Tel: 02-567-2049

Shmil BaMaabada
Address: 28 Derech Beit Lechem
Price Range: Main courses $15 – $30
Type of Cuisine: Bistro, Gourmet, Vegan, Vegetarian
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “Mediterranean menu, with a dash of Eastern European cuisine.”- Rest
Tel: 02-673-1629

Te’enim Vegetarian Cuisine
Address: 12 Emile Botta St.
Price Range: $9 – $18 per person
Type of Cuisine: Vegetarian
Kosher: No
Comments: “The numerous salads range from Mediterranean classics to Chinese. Tofu dishes are house specialties.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 02-625-1967

Terra Restaurant & Bar
Address: 3 Ben Shitah St.
Price Range: $14 – $22 per person
Type of Cuisine: Mediterranean
Kosher: No
Comments: “this little hideaway turns out elegant, gracefully inventive dishes at prices that are not out of sight.” -Frommer’s
Tel: 02-632-5001

The Quarter Cafe
Address: Tiferet Yisrael St., Jewish Quarter, Old City
(Above Tthe Burnt House)
Price Range: $15 per person
Type of Cuisine: Dairy, Fish
Kosher: Yes
Comments: “Views of the Western Wall, The Temple Mount, Self-service, Reception facilities.” Great for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Groups up to 75 people; Large Banquet Hall overlooking the Western Wall.
Tel: 02-628-7770

Cafes, Bakeries & Sandwich Bars

Aroma
Address: 338 Emek Refaim St., Jerusalem
Kosher: No
Comments: Coffee Shop. Excellent fresh sandwiches
Tel: 02-561-7236
Website: www.aroma.co.il

Marzipan
Address: 44 Agrippas, Jerusalem
Location: Near Ben Yehuda St.
Comments: Bakery – specializes in Rugalach
Tel: 02-623-2618