Restaurants

Top Choice Middle Eastern in Downtown

Pinati

Locals swear by the hummus, served with pita and piquant garlic-chilli paste, but Pinati's well-seasoned mains are worth sampling, too: slow-stewed moussaka, schnitzels, bean soups and shakshuka (egg and tomato bake…
Top Choice Israeli in Givat Ram & Museum Row

Modern

The main restaurant at the Israel Museum is as swanky as its setting demands, with a refined array of dishes: artichoke sofrito, stuffed ravioli and chicken kadaif so elaborately presented that it could grace a Jack…
Top Choice Italian in Downtown

Anna Cafe

On the upper floor of elegant Ticho House, Anna Cafe is a stylish spot for a coffee or an Italian meal. Nibble pastries, pizza bianca or artichoke omelette, satisfied by the knowledge that it's for a good cause: the…
Top Choice International in Downtown

Machneyuda

Is it New York comfort food, Italian fine dining or haute cuisine? This superb restaurant near Mahane Yehuda Market has won local acclaim for its playful menu, which offers Catalan-style calamari, black linguine wit…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Old City

Abu Shukri

Abu Shukri is so popular that it's spawned imitators around Jerusalem. The standard platter includes a bowl of rich, smooth hummus – topped with chickpeas, tahina (sesame-seed paste), fuul (stewed fava beans) or pin…
Food Hall in Jerusalem

First Station

This dining and entertainment complex, housed in a handsome 19th-century railway station, is an atmospheric place for a sit-down meal or a few beers. There are boutiques, cafes and an ice-cream stand, plus several r…
Cafe in Downtown

T’mol Shilshom

Whether you settle into the book-lined interior or the shaded courtyard, T'mol Shilshom is one of Jerusalem's most relaxing brunch spots. This friendly kosher joint is best known for its shakshuka: classic, spicy or…
Israeli in Downtown

Yudale

The precocious sibling of Machneyuda looks like a Hawaiian beach shack and serves the same exciting modern fusion cuisine as its big bro – Thai-style beef tartar, Kurdish pastries, truffled polenta – but it's more r…
International in Jerusalem

Angelica

Sandstone arches and stone-framed windows establish a worldly tone at Angelica, but the menu is sheer invention. Appetisers marry a medley of cuisines: awaken your taste buds with aioli-drizzled fish shawarma served…
Middle Eastern in Downtown

Azura

With slow-cooked comfort food 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…