Top choice middle eastern in Downtown

With slow-cooked comfort food, on kerosene burners no less, and efficient service, this Turkish-influenced kosher restaurant off Rehov HaEshkol St near Mahane Yehuda Market is one of Jerusalem's best loved. The fragrance of goulash and meatballs is enough to set stomachs rumbling, while the signature dish – aubergine stuffed with cinnamon-scented minced beef and pine nuts – is peppery, filling and served at lightning speed.

It scored well in our 'find Jerusalem's best hummus' quest.